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Quiet, romantic family cottage, shores of Lake Corrib, Connemara, Co Galway

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Galway City Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Private cottage, comfort, big garden, access to lake, 5 bedrooms

“Anam-Samh” (= “tranquil soul” in Irish) is a modern, comfortable and tastefully furnished 5-bedroomed family cottage with a conservatory and a living area of 200 square meters, idyllically situated on a secluded 2.5 acre site directly on the shores of Lough Corrib, surrounded by a very large Garden and its own woods at rear. As its name implies the house is an ideal place to get away from it all. With panoramic views of Lough Corrib and the Connemara mountains in the distance, the setting is breathtaking, peaceful and surrounded by nature. Relax and read in front of a cosy log fire; take a stroll through the surrounding countryside go fishing, hill-walking or biking through scenic Connemara or enjoy cinemas, theatre, traditional Irish music etc. It's all on your doorstep.

Out of the Guest Book: What a wonderful week we had! We enjoyed your beautiful house, beautiful country and very kind & helpful people. What a magical place! We will miss the birds, bunnies and other wild life around your lovely home, but we take home many new memories. 21. – 28. July 2007, the McMurry Family, Los Alamos USA *****

How lucky we feel to have chanced upon your lovely home on the internet and to have managed to book it for the week of the wedding of our nephew. It’s in such a beautiful location and we were lucky with the weather. That all in all made our stay really wonderful. 14. – 21. July 2007, Kathy Booth., London, UK


Tranquil, peaceful and above all the calming scenery: Enough to recharge the batteries and more. The weather was very wet while we were here, but your house and the magnificent view gave us rest and made up for it, ten times over. Will definitely be back hail, rain or snow, but hopefully sun shine. 30. June – 7. July 207, the Jonston Family, Downpatrick Ireland

Galway: Galway City is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland. Visitors and students contribute a lot to the life of the City and are welcomed by the Galwegians for doing so. Galway and its surroundings are famous for many festivals from the Film festival (end June), 'Galway Arts Festival' (mid-July), 'Galway Races' (end July) culminating in the famous 'Galway and Clarinbridge Oster Festival' (in September). A free newspaper which contains details of what's happening in the City 'The Galway Advertiser' is published every Thursday and it is worth checking the internet or picking up a copy (available in any newsagent's, if you are quick).

Tourist attractions: The house is ideally situated for trips to the wonderful scenic area of Connemara and Co. Clare. Connemara is a superb fishing and golfing area. Oughterard Golf Club (18 hole Parkland) is only ten minutes away. You may also go on beautiful walks (Connemara Way) and there is wildlife for the keen photographer. Visit Co. Clare e.g. the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren with its spectacular views and the Aran Islands by boat from Rossavael (45 minutes drive from the house).

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Michael Bächlin-Cunningham
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, german, indonesian, Gailic
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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About Michael Bächlin-Cunningham

I am an energy engineer. We live in Switzerland, but my wife is from Galway. mThat is why we built our family home in 2002 in Conemarra.

Michael Bächlin-Cunningham purchased this chateau / country house in 2002

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Outstanding location and house built with comfort in mind


based on 25 traveler reviews

Quiet, romantic family cottage, shores of Lake Corrib, Connemara, Co Galway
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews

Jolie cottage et belle vue

  • 4 of 5

Ce cottage est vraiment un havre de paix et de tranquillité. Nous étions trois couples et nous avons de suite pris nos repères pour bénéficier du la vue sur le Lac Corrib.

Pas de problème particulier, la maison était très propre, très bien aménagée, bref un séjour de rêve dans un pays peuplé de gens très sympathiques et chaleureux

Nous le recommandons fortement .

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mercie, nous sommes heureux que vous avez aimé notre maison.
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Eine Woche in Anam Samh

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben eine traumhafte Woche in Anam Samh am Lake Corrib verbracht, eines der schönsten Häuser, in denen wir bis jetzt gewesen sein. Groß, gemütlich eingerichtet, sehr sauber, mit allem Komfort und einem atemberaubenden Seeblick. Vielen, vielen Dank für dieses wunderschöne Zuhause für eine Woche.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ich bin froh, dass es Ihnen in unserem Haus gefallen hat. MB
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Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

  • 4 of 5

We loved it! We had plenty of room with 6 people and lovely views of the lake. It was an adventure getting to the house, but once we arrived we loved it! It was very cozy and we felt like we were at home. I would highly recommend it to friends and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are wellcome any time. Michael
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our two teenage daughters, my mother, and my in-laws spent a wonderful week together here. We chose this property because the master suite had a walk-in shower on the main floor which was perfect for guests with physical limitations. The house has absolutely everything you would need and the best equipped kitchen of any holiday rental we ever had. We shared most evening meals all together around the dining room table and had one evening meal out at the Forge in Moycullen which had a great menu of food in a casual dining atmosphere. I can’t say enough about this property. The second floor has two nice bedrooms and a spacious lounge in addition to a full bath. The views from most rooms are absolutely spectacular and one morning we awakened to the mooing of cows that were grazing in the property next door. So much thought went into furnishing and equipping this property with instructions for all appliances handy. We hope to return someday and next visit will set aside a full day to explore Connemara National Park.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding & Stunning Property!

  • 5 of 5

My family have just returned from staying in this stunning property, it is even better than it looks on the website!

Extremely relaxing, and the window in the lounge overlooking the Lough can not be beaten, especially if you enjoy curling up and reading. Excellent location, and plenty of very nice restaurants in close proximity, would highly recommend The Pullman Restaurant at Glenlo Abbey Hotel (food is good, but the experience is excellent), O'Grady's on the Pier in Barna is excellent.

The house has absolutely everything you could want in it, the kitchen is extremely well equipped with all the pots, pans, spices, oils etc that you would need.

The people looking after the house were extremely helpful, and yet very unobtrusive.

We can not recommend this property highly enough, and will definitely be back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sehr empfehlenswert

  • 5 of 5

Zuallererst: Wir haben und hier sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Haus ist äußerst geräumig und gemütlich, die Abende am Kamin mit einem Glas Jameson in der Hand sind sehr stimmungsvoll. Das Haus ist gut ausgestattet, es ist alles da, was man braucht.

Als Fotografen war für uns natürlich die Lage sehr wichtig. Von hier aus als Startpunkt sind viele sehr sehenswerte Orte relativ schnell erreichbar. Der Norden des Lough Corrib ist für Sonnenaufgänge gut geeignet. Connemara, The Burren und der Atlantik sind mit dem Auto schnell erreicht. Die Lage am See ist traumhaft. Schade ist nur, dass man nicht zu Fuß um den See herum kann, da hier Zäune im Weg sind. Dafür ist das Grundstück sehr groß und beinhaltet ein ansehnliches Stück Seeufer.

Das Haus liegt etwas versteckt, jedoch ist es mit der ausgezeichneten Karte, die der Vermieter zur Verfügung stellt, absolut kein Problem, dieses zu finden.

Auch die Leseecke für verregnete Tage (die es in Irland eben ab und zu ;-) mal gibt), ist auch recht gut ausgestattet und hier findet jeder etwas, auch in deutsch.

Übrigens: Im Pub without Name (auch auf der Karte zu finden) kann man bei einem Glas Guiness in das Leben der Bewohner eintauchen.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
115 Kilometres
Shannon Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Peg's, Bub with no name in Carrowmoreknock
Nearest Ferry
320 Kilometres
Rosselare, Co. Wexford
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Oughterard Golf Club
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Galway City
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Galway bypass
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
White Gable, Moycullin
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Barna (Galway Bay)
Car: necessary

Our Villa is idelly situated directly on the lake shore on a 2 1/2 acre site near Carrowmoreknock, which is a small village with a Church, a primary school, a post office and most importantly for the locals a Pub. The location is ideal for trips to wonderful scenic areas in the region (Connemara, Clare und den Aran Inseln). The seashore is only 20 km away. To Galway City, with its large choice of shopping centres, restaurants, pubs and entertainment, including traditional Irish music and song, it is only a 25 minutes drive. Moycullen and Oughterard, both about 10 km away, also offer shopping facilities, restaurants and pubs.

Other Activities: Angling, hill-walking

Golf: 'Bearna Golf Club' 18 Hole Parkland Course, located ten minutes from Galway City. Email : // 'Connemara Golf Club' 27 Hole Links Course, located ten miles from Clifden. Galway's premier links course. Green Fees from €30 - seasonally adjusted. Email: // 'Connemara Isles Golf Club' Scenic 9 hole course located near Carraroe. This unique island course has some of the most beautifully scenic golf holes in the country. The course is distractingly beautiful where ocean inlets and rocky outcrops provide natural hazards demanding steady nerves. // 'Galway driving Range & Golf Academy' 30 bays (internal, external and teaching) located at Salthill, Galway City. Email : // Founded in 1845 the 'Galway Golf Club' is a challenging 18 Hole Championship course located in Salthill, with ultra modern facilities. The course has lovely views of Galway Bay. // 'Glenlo Abbey Golf Club' 9 Hole course located in Galway City. This unique 9 hole double green golf course is a par 72 parkland golf course with rolling hills, lakes and fabulous views of Lough Corrib. // 'Glenlo Abbey G.C' is the closest golf course to Galway City and is a favourite amongst locals. // 'Galway Bay Golf Club' 18 Hole course located in Oranmore. // 'Oughterard Golf Club' 18 Hole Parkland course is just 10 Minutes from the house. (For further details please such the Internet: Golf + Courses +Galway)


Rates & Availability

Galway City Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 29 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Oct 30 2016 - Feb 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Mar 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $218
Reinigung Haus & Wäsche $142

Preise verstehen sich bis zu drei Personen. Ab der 4 Person Aufpreis von € 70.- pro Person und Woche.
Anreise-Tag normalerweise Samstag
Ab der 2. Woche reduziert sich der Mietpreis um 5%.

Nicht Rückerstattbare Anzahlung von € 300.- bei Vertragsunterzeichnung.
Restzahlung der Miete 30 Tage vor Mietbegin

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Galway City Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , up stairs
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , en suite
  • Babybathtub available
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , up stairs
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , up stairs
    Bedroom - 1 double , 1 baby crib , with en suite bathroom
  • 2 bed rooms with 1double bed each, 2 bed rooms with 2 twin beds each, 1 bed room with a single bed. Suitable for babies (babybed, high chair, plastic plates etc. availabel)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
The private family residence is newly-built with comfort in mind. With its under floor electric heating downstairs and storage heater & electric wall heaters upstairs it is cosy and warm even in a cold winter. It is tastefully furnished with part antique, part modern furniture. Downstairs: Large tiled living/dining-room with fireplace and large windows overlooking lake and door leading to patio and garden. Superb, fully-equipped tiled kitchen with granite worktop and solid wood cupboards. 3 bedrooms with wooden flooring: 2 double, 1 twin (master bedroom en-suite), a large tiled bathroom with bath and dual lavabo and WC. Upstairs: 2nd living/reading-room with balcony, 2 bedrooms: 1 twin with balcony, 1 single; shower and toilet. Wooden flooring throughout.

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