About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
2 bedroom, 2 en-suite barn sleeps 2-4 with rural and mountain views
Teach na mBo is in a beautiful part of the Connemara National Park? The Wild Atlantic Way runs down our small lane to our local pier where we have one of the best views out to the Aran Islands and the cliffs of Moher.
Our traditional, 2 bedroom cottage, situated on our small working farm, combines the traditional cosiness of a thick-walled stone cottage with all the requirements of modern home living - including WiFi. PLEASE NOTE THIS PROPERTY IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 5.
The main living area is open-plan with wooden floors, beams and a turf-burning stove which gives off the tantalising smell of Connemara. Turf (peat) is provided. Patio doors open out onto the small paved walkway to the house and give views of the shared garden and out towards fields bounded by the traditional stone walls found in this part of Ireland.
The main living space also includes a dining table seating four. Our fully equipped, contemporary kitchen area has granite worktops and the integrated appliances you would expect from a home of this quality, including hob, fan- oven, microwave, and dishwasher. A comfortable sofa, chairs and lovely soft furnishings complete the look. A small flat-screen TV is provided with satellite freeview channels, Irish channels and a dvd/blueray player.
The wooden floor is carried through to Bedroom 1, which has a traditional cast-iron framed, Kingsize bed with hotel quality mattress, topper and all bedding. There are plenty of built-in wardrobes and a hotel-style tiled, large en-suite with bath and large, separate shower.
Bedroom 2 is accessed via a flight of steep stone steps down to a twin room - again with high quality soft furnishings and bedding. This room also has a hotel-style, tiled en-suite shower room.
There is also a US-style laundry cupboard housing a new washing machine and separate condenser dryer.
Outside there is a dedicated parking space and extra parking in the shared farm yard - access to a garden, a small paved area, a BBQ and outside eating space with table and chairs.
We have aimed to provide a home-from-home and you are welcome to help yourself to anything else you might need from our garage which contains a shared table tennis table. If available you can borrow stuff for the beach - chairs, portable BBQ, fishing nets for rock-pooling - just help yourself.
At a glance:
Sleeps 4 adults in comfort
2 large bedrooms 2 en-suite
Not suitable for children under 5.
Hob, fan oven, dishwasher, washing machine, condenser dryer, freeview TV, DVD player
Top quality bedding and house and beach towels included.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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Immaculate, welcoming cottage
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to cottage, Teach na mBo. This immaculate, contemporary designed stone cottage met our every need, exceeding our expectations. . Our host was a phone call away if we had questions or concerns. It is conveniently located near a rocky beach; a grocery store and the Connemara Nat’l Park.
We always aim to exceed your expectations. The cottage has plenty of space to spread out in comfort. We aren’t always around although the lovely Bernie who looks after the cottage is a local and between us we can resolve most things.
Thank you very much for your kind words and we hope to meet you next time you return to Connemara.
This place was so Beautiful! We filled our days with activities that we didn't get to spend much time at the cottage, but it was extremely comfortable and roomy. Janet was amazing with answering all my questions. Would definitely stay here again. Thank you!
Even Better Than It Looks
The pictures do tell the story and they are indeed beautiful. I cannot imagine anyone being disappointed with this farmhouse. In addition everything is as functional as it is beautiful. The appliances are all top notch and in perfect running order. We cooked a lot and even entertained others at the cottage. Everything to make simple and not so simple meals is available. The master bedroom and bath are sinfully comfortable. The road outside is in great shape and easy to navigate. We gave directions to two different people who found the house easily. Don’t just come here once, come frequently. We might.
Thank you David and family for your kind words. We have tried to give our guests more than they expect and it seems to be working.
Even in December Galway city and Connemara are beautiful and there will be some beautiful days - and what could be better than a cosy cottage to come back to.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you on your return.
Janet and Michael
Cozy, private, very comfortable
My wife and I enjoyed the property from day one through the week we spent there.. The market up the road was very convenient. Local Pub was enjoyable. Shopping down the road was perfect.
We are really glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to maybe welcoming you back in a different month so that we can arrange some fishing for you.
Comfortable cottage; perfect location!
My family and I have just returned from a weeks stay here and we've had a lovely time. The cottage is well equipped, very comfortable and clean. It is ideally located for exploring the local area and there is lots to do. The owner supplied plenty of information regarding wants available in the local area. I would recommend this property.
Tastefully and thoughtfully restored.
The cottage was very comfortable and clean. We were a couple however it is spacious enough for 4 people. It is a quiet location near a beach. It wasn't beach weather and we were not in the Connemara to swim as we are from Australia. The cottage was fully equipped with modern appliances. There is a 'Costcutter' supermarket at the end of the road which adequately supplied our needs. Overall it was a very pleasant stay.
On The Wild Atlantic Way, Teach na mBo (House of the Cow) is a recently restored cottage on a small farm - suitable for family and adult group vacation rentals. Great for weekend breaks with handluggage only - everything on site. Plenty to do, see and experience. The house is 10 minutes walk to the sea with a scenic view of the Aran Islands and the cliffs of Moher. It is an easy walk to a beautiful, sandy beach with safe swimming in Galway Bay. Local small supermarket just 10 minutes walk in the other direction and two pubs within a 20 minute walk.
Spiddal with its craft centre, restaurants, and bars with traditional live music is 10 minutes drive away.
GALWAY is 30 minutes drive. This is the heart of Irish culture and the most traditional city in Ireland. Traditional coloured buildings house its restaurants, lively pubs,bars and clubs, theatres, live music and great craic! Galway hosts many festivals during the year from Race Week, the Film Fleadh, the Guinness and Oyster, to the magical the Arts Festival. Great promenade for walking at Salthill and the diving platform into the sea at high tide is an experience not to be missed..
FOR GOLFERS many courses easily accessed in a day including Galway Bay and Championship courses at Oranmore and Ballyconneely. Many other courses at Barna and the best kept secret course (9 hole) The Connemara Isles. We are happy to advise.
FLY FISHING - local lake 3 minutes walk. We are within 40 minutes drive of Lough Corrib one of the world's premier fly fishing lakes. SEA FISHING - plenty of piers and boat charters available for fishing locally.
TOURING AND SIGHTSEEING - Ideal base for exploring beautiful beaches, mountains and Connemara. scenic drives through Connemara - the A59 features in Top Gear's Top 100 Drives in the World. The Burren is a good day trip. Take a boat to the Aran Islands - 10 minutes to the Ferry - and see the Celtic fort at Dun Aengus. Go horseriding on the beach.
MUST SEE - Coral Beach, Kylemore Abbey, Clifden, Hooker Racing at Kinvarra if you are there for the festival. Coffee and cake in Goyas, Galway. Spiddal Craft Centre, Trad on the Prom at the Galway Hotel, Inismore - Aran Islands, Walk up Maumeen, diving platform Salthill, Coral Beach.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cancellation within 8 weeks of start we will retain your deposit. within 6-8 weekswe will retain 30% of payment within 4-6 weeks we will retain 50% of payment within 4 weeks we will retain all of payment We will try to rearrange if you need to change your plans but recommend that you take out your own holiday insurance cover.