|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
With superb far reaching views of the sea and Connemara Mountains, this Romantic Detached Thatched hideaway is situated in a peaceful spot on the beautiful Renvyle Peninsula
Full of Olde Worlde charm, with small cottage windows and beams, makes a perfect retreat for a romantic honeymoon, as it is only a 10 minute stroll to the lovely Tully beach, Pier and harbour, where children enjoy to swim in the evening, when the tide comes in over the warm sand. My grandchildren love it.
With so much to do in the area, where do you start?
The National Park at Letterfrack is a 10 minute drive away. Opened to the public in 1980 The Connemara National Park is dominat3d by the massive Diamond Mountain, from the top visitors can enjoy views of 2,957 hectares of mountains, bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands.
some of the Park's mountains - Benbaun,Bencullagh Benbrack and Muckanaght - are part of the famous 12 Bens or Benna Beola range. Many lands which are now part of the park were once owned by the Kylemore Abbey Estate and the Letterfrack Industrial School. At present the whole area of the National Park is owned by the State and managed solely for National Park purposes.
The gorgeous valley of Kylemore, only 10 minutes aaway, is dominated by the astonishing Kylemore Abbey. The Building was built in 1864-1871 by an Englishman Mitchell Henry. When on honeymoon, at a shooting Lodge in the area his new bride, Margaret said to him 'Mitchell, build me a castle here' and his love for her was so great that he did!!!
Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a round on the scenic Ocean and lakeside course at the nearby Renvyle House Hotel. The hotel was once owned by the Poet Oliver St John Gogarty.
Horseriding is available from the local village of Tully
adventure Centre Centre is on the Shores of the Killary near Leenane, there you may participate in many sports and outdoor activities from sailing, scuba diving cycling, climbing and these are available for both adults and Bridgies Thatched Cottage makes an ideal location for family or friends to come on a fun packed holiday together.
The cottage is traditional and has its own natural garden, surrounded by hedges of Fuschia for privacy
This was indeed a very beautiful place to stay. The cottage was very nicely appointed with everything you could possibly need. Evelyn was there the meet us when we arrived and showed us around the cottage and property. She made sure we knew where everything was and told us not to hesitate to call her if we had any problems. The location of the cottage is close to many different attractions in the area and was very easy to get around. The Connemara area is a beautiful place to spend a few days and then some! Would definitely stay here again!!
This property is fantastic! It's cozy, quiet, clean and very close to the beach and the wonderful little town which has everything you could possibly need. I highly recommend it and hope to be back very soon! Evelyn, also, is a lovely person who goes out of her way to help. I can't speak highly enough of her, or her gorgeous little house. <3
We had a wonderful time at Bridgies! Not pictured is a great second bedroom with a powder room, which was perfect for our son and niece. They were late comers on the adventure and we were concerned the place was too small for our group, but we were quite comfortable. Evelyn was lovely --friendly, warm and welcoming. We especially loved the solarium, which, even on a rainy day (we had a few), was bright and pleasant. Everything in the cottage was in perfect working order and Evelyn was super responsive with an easy fix to the one problem we had (we inadvertently turned off the power to the shower! Word to the wise: just 'cause there's pull cord hanging down in front of you doesn't mean you should yank on it)
The cottage is situated on a lovely lane, it's an easy walk to the beach and Connemara National Park is just a few miles away. If you go, check out the chowder at the Renvyle Hotel and Paddy Coynes, both excellent.
Highly recommend both the cottage and the area
We were not told how to get to the property, only that it was a thatched cottage in Renvyle. We drove around for over 90 minutes trying to find it and asking if anyone knew where it was. We found a couple you knew the assigned contact and where to find her. The cottage does have a thatched roof but does not look like the pictures on HomeAway. We were told the heat boiler was not working so use the wood stove. There was no woodstove, it is electric. For our 3 day visit we had no hot water for dishes - just like camping! We were also told it had wi-fi, the assigned contact said it was intermittent: in fact there is a modem but no service installed in the house. There was a surcharge for electric, oil and gas used! This cottage was the most expensive of all the HomeAway cottages we stayed in this trip: it was also the smallest and the dirtiest. We would never recommend this cottage to anyone. We did notify the owner of the problems but she has not replied.
le cottage est très agréable, bien équipé. Sa description correspond bien à la réalité.Il faut un véhicule mais il est très bien situé pour sillonner cette magnifique région.Il faut juste penser à rajouter un budget chauffage selon la saison.
We really enjoyed our stay in Tully/Renvyle.
The small thatched cottage has everything one needs.
The kitchen has all the essentials (gas, oil and electricity is on a meter and is charged for at the end of the stay).
The winter garden is an additional room, which warms up easily in the sun.
The beach is nearby and the nearest shop only ten minutes by foot. Despite being a small village Tully has a post office and a pharmacy.
Evelyne is a very nice host, whom you can talk to at any time and who gives you tips and advice. The best tip she gave us was about the concert with Irish folk music and river dance in the local hall, where everyone was invited to join in the dancing after the break.
All in all a very enjoyable stay!!!
Kylemore Abbey and their beautiful restored Walled Victorian Gardens is a must place to visit. They also have a very good cafeteria offering home made and mostly organic food products. You can spend hours walking the grounds and enjoy the beauty of the lake. Also a wonderful gift and craft shop. Daily Mass is celebrated in the new Catholic Church on the grounds, where all are welcome.
The National Park at Lettefrack also deserves a visit.
Oil and electricity for heating and cooking etc are charged by meter reading. Meters are read on arrival and departure. Cleaning fee €50
These charges are payable in cash on departure.
The deposit of €100 is non refundable on cancellation.