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Eco-friendly house beside the sea in the wildness and solitude of Connemara

Bedrooms 3
Space 364 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 upstairs bedrooms maximum number of guests 6. 2 bathrooms

Teach Greine is a Eco-friendly dormer bungalow (2700sq feet) on its own grounds. Heated by solar power, a heat recovery system and excellent insulation makes it a warm and comfortable house. Organic paints and natural oils were used through out the interior. The main entrance door leads into a sun porch with a wooden spiral stair leading to the upstairs. The sun porch leads into the kitchen/dining area which has fitted wooden units, beech worktop and a work island. The kitchen has a Rayburn range, four gas hob rings, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, with a ample supply of crockery and utensils. The dining room has a table and six chairs and a sideboard. This leads into the sitting room which has magnificent views of the sea, rocky shoreline and mountains. It has a sofa and four large comfortable chairs, TV , piano, large coffee table and a cut-stone fireplace. In keeping with the Eco friendly ethos, Bamboo flooring is used in the kitchen/dining and sitting room areas. Off the sun-porch is a cloak room for hanging coats which leads into the downstairs shower/toilet and wash-hand basin room. The utility room off the sun-porch has a large sink, washing machine, fridge/freezer, ironing board and iron. Upstairs are three bedrooms, a bathroom, and a pull out hot press. There is a landing area which has a table and chair where you can enjoy the magnificent views of the sea and mountains. The west bedroom with a view of the sea has a double and single bed with a walk in wardrobe. The south bedroom has a double and a small single bed and open shelves for the wardrobe. The north bedroom has adult bunk beds with a view of the sea through the velux windows and open shelves for the wardrobes. All bedrooms have bedside lockers and bedside lamps. Wooden floors are in all the bedrooms, bathroom and landing. The bathroom has a small whirlpool bath, toilet and wash hand basin.

The house is surrounded by gravel with ample space to park and turn a car. It has a picnic table. The acre site includes an abundance of wild flowers and plants aided only by organic methods.

More Details

Eileen Noonan Connolly
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Eileen Noonan Connolly

My name is Eileen Noonan Connolly a widow and I live with my two cats in Letterard, Cashel, beside Teach Greine the holiday home. I am an aspiring artist but previously worked for 30 years as a Laboratory Technician in the Shellfish Research Laboratory Carna four miles from here. I was reared in Tubbecurry Co Sligo. I enjoy gardening,walking and hill walking.

Eileen Noonan Connolly purchased this house in 2013

Why Eileen Noonan Connolly chose Ireland

I designed this house 15 years ago with a Eco concept with the help of my beloved husband Josie who died in 2004 and I have slowly worked on the house till it's completion this July 2013.

What makes this house unique

It is a dream house beside the sea where you can experience the solitude and beauty of Connemara.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have rented houses all over the world. But we must say that Teach

Greine clearly is one of our favorites. The house promises, what the

photos show. The location and the views are incredible. We could see a

seal every day. The kitchen is very well equipped and everything is very

clean. Eileen is not only a very welcoming host, but has even stocked

the fridge. We enjoyed our stay very much. Teach Greine is a wonderful

starting point to explore Connemara and definitely worth a trip.
Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Car: necessary

There is a scenic walk from the house with splendid views of the Twelve Bens mountain range and magnificent Bertraghboy Bay and on a good sunny evening there are majestic west of Ireland sunsets. Experience the tranquility of the local beach in Moyrus. A drive to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian walled gardens is a must. The Connemara National Park is well worth a visit. The harbour village of Roundstone can be been seen across the bay,which is an artist haven, and the nearby splendid beaches of Gurteen and Dogs Bay are another must-see. Clifden, the main town in Connemara has lots to offer including craft shops, restaurants, walks ,museum and the Sky Road drive is worth it for the views.


County Galway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 364 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please leave the house tidy
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , jetted tub , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
  • Downstairs bathroom has a walk in shower, toilet, wash hand basin and an open corner unit. Upstairs bathroom has a small whirlpool bath, toilet and wash hand basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • South bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    North bedroom 3 - Adult Bunk Beds
    South & West bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • South and West bedroom (1) with sea view has a double and a single bed, bedside locker with lamp and walk in wardrobe, chair +stool. South bedroom (2) has a double and small single bed, bedside locker with lamp, open shelves for wardrobe and chair. North bedroom (3) with sea views through velux windows has adult bunk beds open shelves for wardrobe, a bedside locker and chair.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Eco-friendly house beside the sea in the wildness and solitude of Connemara
average rating of 4.979592 based on 50 reviews
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Everything we'd dreamed about and more.

  • 5 of 5

It's wonderful when your expectations are exceeded. We wanted a comfortable home on the sea that would allow us to enjoy the best of Connemara. We came to Teach Greine to celebrate our 20th Anniversary, and hoped for a private house that would reconnect us to the wild beauty of Western Ireland that we'd fallen in love with 20 years ago on our honeymoon. We could not have anticipated quite how magical our time at Teach Greine would be. Eileen was a gracious hostess, welcoming us with roses and a card for our anniversary, food staples, and an excellent orientation to the house and the region. The house had everything we needed. It was warm and cozy even on the windiest of days. The fireplace added charm, and the views of the sea and the 12 Bens from the picture windows were nothing short of spectacular. The ever changing sky made each look out the windows unique. We loved walking the gorgeous property, abundant with wildflowers and lovely grasses. We spotted sea otters, seals, and plenty of bird life. It was easy for us to make day trips all over the region including Clifden, Roundstone, Leenane, Kylemore Abbey, Oughterard, Ballynihinch, Inishbofin, Omey Island, Dog's Bay, Connemara National Park, Galway City, and more. Restorative beauty around every corner. We were even able to make it up to Ballycastle and Westport in Co. Mayo. We looked forward to cooking meals in Teach Greine's perfectly planned kitchen, and took advantage of many great bars and pubs in the area as well. It was very hard for us to leave Teach Greine. We hope to be back again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I am delighted when guests enjoy themselves. Connemara is spectacular, the ever changing colours of the countryside, sea and sky. Enjoy the serene ambience of Connemara looking through the picture windows in Teach Greine.
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perfect place

  • 5 of 5

very nice landlady, very nice house, beautiful vieuw out off the big windows right over sea and mountains, very quiet and beautiful surroundings. We had a marvellous time.

Family Putman, july 2017

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you...I am happy when guests enjoy themselves..looking out the big windows , enjoying the atmosphere of nature, movement of the clouds and the sea and the changing colours of the mountains.
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Great location for a relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

Great location, ideal for days out to the mountains, loughs, beaches and a range of attractions. House had everything you need and great views from the sitting areas. Eileen provided a wealth of practical information.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I am always happy when guests enjoy themselves. A relaxing holiday , just looking at the stunning views of the sea and mountains through the large windows and being part of the Wild Atlantic Way.
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Warm welcome in a superb and fully accomodated house at the seaside with a splendid view!

  • 5 of 5

We were warmly welcomes by the owner at this beautiful house at the seaside. Everything we needed was available. There were plenty of beds, big rooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully equiped kitchen and even an open fire! We enjoined our station very much. Great nature, beautiful environment and plenty of things to see and do in the area. We've made nice walks and enjoined visiting Roundstone, Clifden and they abbey of Killary. Top location for those who love nature and adore the absolute quiet environment.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it's lovely when guests enjoy their holiday vacation. It's early April and Connemara landscape is still amazing, you can experienced the healing of the silence, away from it all.
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It's a magic place, a beautifull house

  • 5 of 5

The new, bright and perfectly equipped house is situated in a superb landscape right at the sea, pure nature: no noise but always a nice seabreeze. Eileen Connolly is a very warm, friendly and interesting person who makes your stay really comfortable. We had a beautiful week with plenty of lovely weather and know that we want to come back. Thanks a lot. Daniel

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you I am always happy when guests enjoy their holiday home. We are on the Wild Atlantic Way and it is indeed pure nature, the sea, the mountains, and the ever changing skies.
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Very nice week in Connemara

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very nice week in Connemara end April.

We have very appreciated the very clean & quiet house, located 15m to the sea and more particularly:

In the living room :

- The unique & splendid view to Errisbeg, Roudstone, the bay and the twelves Bens...

- The bay & sunset observation area (bow-window of the living room)

- The fireplace

The wide kitchen & dining area was also perfect for cooking & dining.

I have very appreciated all the flyers, touristic guides and the detailed maps, made available by Eilleen to prepare our daily visits: Lough Bolea, lough aliggan Moyrus Beach & Carna; Roundstone , errisbeg & the gorteen bay; Kylemore Abey; Killary harbour, Leenane & the Aasleagh Falls; the Connemara National Parc , the 12 bens & Diamond Hill; Omey Island; the bog road & Ballyconnelly bay; Clifton , the shopping and the sky road; the landing site of Alcock & Brown in Derrigimlach.

Post Office, Petrol & Food are available in Carna and in Clifden.

Conclusion : A perfect house and a wonderful region for nature lovers.

Merci Eilleen.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I am delighted when guests enjoy them selves. Connemara is a wonderful place and you get to experience It looking our through the big windows. The holiday home is situated in the heart of Connemara, on the wild Atlantic way.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $119.4

Deposit required.
HomeAway Payments
Check-in-time after 4 pm
Check-out-time 11am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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