Set on the edge of the Slieve Aughty mountains this Galway holiday cottage comprises 2 en suite bedrooms, modern kitchen, dining room, sun lounge and lounge. It stands on a 3/4 acre plot with plenty of off road parking and room to practise golf short game. The nearest golf course is about 3 miles away with two more excellent courses with 25 minutes drive. There are 4 golf trolleys available to use. The quietness is often remarked upon as is the clearness of the sky at night. The local pub is just over a mile away. The cottage is suitable as a base for touring, painting, golf, walking, fishing, horse riding and enjoying the night life of the local people the like of whom you will find no friendlier anywhere. There is no shortage of pubs and restaurants within easy driving distance and Galway City with all its facilities is about one hours drive. Woodford is the nearest village some 3 miles away. It has a well stocked convenience store and Post Office.
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Barack Obama, Moneygall: The property is about 33 miles from Moneygall the home of one of Barack Obama's Irish ancestors. Visited by the President in May 2011.
John comes from the south of England whilst Patsy come from Loughrea. They have been married for over 50 years.
John French purchased this cottage in 2000
We both love Ireland, its culture and its people and wanted a foothold near Patsy's family.
On retirement we decided to buy this property and renovate it.
Cosy, quiet and wonderful neighbours.
The cottage is located in rural Galway which is actively farmed and very picturesque. Local roads are one lane with little traffic and perfect for country walks.
The cottage is true to the web depiction. The accommodations are very comfortable. The dining area in particular offers splendid country views and exposure to the morning sunrise. The cottage is supported by a local neighbor who is extremely helpful with cottage amenities and with information of the surrounding area. Staying at the cottage and interacting with the residents of the area offers an opportunity to witness rural Irish country life - a very rewarding experience.
This well maintained property is located in a charming rural setting. The rooms are clean and well appointed, the countryside is beautiful.
The owners and neighbors are incredibly helpful and went well out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed.
Lots of interesting things to do and see in the area.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The cottage was exactly what we were looking for and exactly as advertised. It is in a wonderful area with friendly people and lots of beautiful views in all directions. The owners were also very helpful and were eager to help us find things to do to enjoy our stay. This was a great place to stay both as a base for western Ireland and for what it has to offer locally in the landscape and in the culture of local towns. We would stay here again.
The owner was very prompt with responses and provided excellent information on everything which makes the stay a delight. The lady looking after the property was also very helpful and friendly. The property is well kept, very cosy and well equipped with everything needed for a quiet comfortable stay.
16 Tage Urlaub in einem kleinen Reich, was sich von Anfang an als eine
Wohlfühloase herausstellte, konnten nur wunderschön werden. Eine
traumhafte Gegend, sehr zentral, um mit unserem kleinen Leihwagen möglichst viele bezaubernde Orte zu besuchen, wie Galway, Connemara, Cliffs of Moher, Dingle, Limerick, Shannon, Lough derg, Terryglass und vieles mehr. Das Haus hat einen ganz besonderen Flair, wir haben es genossen umgeben von Schafen und Kühen zu sein, die Stille ist genau das Richtige, um dem Alltagsstress
von zu Hause zu entfliehen. Es war sehr angenehm in John einen immer zur Verfügung stehenden Ansprechpartner zu haben und Anne, die in der Nähe wohnt, entwickelte sich als unser guter Geist, die sich rührend um
unser Wohlergehen kümmerte - ein perfektes Team! Alles in allem war es
für uns ein sehr gelungener und wundervoller Urlaub. Wir sind sicher,
wieder zu kommen und noch mehr von diesem beeindruckenden Land zu sehen, die überaus freundlichen Iren zu erleben und vor allem, um zu entschleunigen!
The cottage is in great condition in a scenic location not far from Loughrea and a beautiful little village called woodford. We stayed for 5 nights and where able to visit Galway and the Cliffs of Moher, along with some nice local villages. The cottage is very homely with en-suites for both bedrooms. We were able to have breakfast in the light, airy dinning room and an evening drink in the conservatory. I would highly recommend staying here and in addition to a great place to stay you'll also benefit from the owners help with local information and directions.
The immediate area is extremely rural, so much so that the passing of a car is always noticed. It is set in a valley with a river running along it. The main attractions would be the peacefulness and the friendly people. A number of pubs have dance floors and there is usually a mixture of ballroom and irish dance. The golf courses and the towns of Loughrea and Portumna are within an easy drive. The latter has Portumna forest walks and the castle. It also has the Shannon river and Lough Derg. For those who wish to travel further afield they can visit The Turoe Centre, Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Allwee Caves, Lough Atorick, Conermara, Mount Shanon or Dartfield Equestrian Centre. The World famous Ballinasloe horse fair is also within an hours drive, held in the autumn. Previous visitors have been particularly impressed by the traditional and more modern music played in a great number of pubs. Galway City is also not too far with its Oyster Festival and Races.
Other Activities: Wild life, Deer, Pine Martin, Hares, Foxes. Portumna forest walk
Golf: Loughrea is a fine 18 hole golf course. Portumna has a high reputation and good eating facilities. Curra West is the closest course not up to the standard of the other two but still very playable and usually empty during the week.
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Payment can be made through this web site or by Paypal..A cheque draw on a UK bank is acceptable. Any other method of payment can be discussed with the owner. 50% deposit is required on booking with the remaining 50% to be paid 6 weeks before occupancy. Full terms are advised in response to enquiries. The property should be vacated by 11.00am on the day of departure. Entry available at 2 pm.