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Spectacular Riverside Holiday Home in Oughterard

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Oughterard House Rental Photos and Description

Holiday Home in Oughterard, Galway, Ireland - Peaceful Riverside Location, 10 Minutes Walk To The Village Of Oughterard

The property is a 300 sq. m. cottage situated on 1 acre of mature gardens on the banks of the Owenriff River 1km from the village of Oughterard. There are 4 ensuite large bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms, dining room, and fully fitted kitchen. There is a veranda area from the sitting room overlooking the River. Two of the south facing upstairs bedrooms also have verandas with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and the Owenriff River.

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Kathleen Dolly
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Kathleen Dolly

Kathleen & John have been in the hospitality business for over 30 years. We are both Galway natives and moved to the picturesque and tranquil village of Oughterard 20 years ago. We live approximately 100m from the rental cottage and will be delighted to tell you all about the region and make your stay in the West of Ireland a memorable one.

Kathleen Dolly purchased this house in 2008

Why Kathleen Dolly chose County Galway

The property is a cottage situated on a 1 acre riverside site. It is approximately 1km from the centre of Oughterard village on the N59 road leading to the Connemara region. The cottage has been completed to a very high standard and has all modern conveniences supplied. Oughterard village is known as "the Gateway to Connemara", an area famed for its spectacular unspoilt beauty. In addition, both the Aran Islands and the Burren region are only one hour journey away, making Oughterard the ideal centre for exploring many of the wonderful landscapes of the West of Ireland.

What makes this house unique

Riverside location. The property is located on the banks of the Owenriff River which flows into Lough Corrib.

10 mins walk to Oughterard village.

Central location for Lough Corrib, Connemara, the Burren and the Aran Islands.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Spectacular Riverside Holiday Home in Oughterard
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Seattle, WA

Beautiful home, wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

A group of eight adult travelers stayed in this lovely home for one week, and we could not have been more satisfied. The house is beautiful, with ample space for our group without feeling crowded, the beds were comfortable, the location ideal as a base for exploring western Ireland. It was nice to be a short walk from town, where we found good food and friendly people. John and Kathleen were gracious and helpful hosts. I would love to return to this sweet spot on the river, and would not hesitate to recommend it to all.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kitty Hawk

Fabulous! Just Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Kathleen's home was everything we asked for and more! We traveled with a large group (7)- 2 seniors, 2 students, 1 married couple & 1 single. The views and property are amazing from this home. Kathleen was a wonderful hostess leaving milk and biscuits(cookies) and cereals for us! The beds were wonderful (more like American queen size and 1 double downstairs for information purposes)! All en-suite. Everything immaculately clean and well-equipped. The kitchen could use some sharper knives (we love to cook and cooked in for breakfasts and dinners), but all in all we thoroughly enjoyed our visit for the week. The town is wonderful as well- good pubs and restaurants. Nice central location. We traveled to Clifden (beautiful ocean side town), to The Quiet Man's Bridge (from the movie), took a ferry over to the Aran Islands (gorgeous! Well worth it!) and toured many castles, etc. Galway pub tour and much more. We even left something behind and Kathleen promptly mailed it to our next destination! We are so appreciative! Highly recommended to stay here. Kathleen and John were like family from the start! Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kitty Hawk

Absolutely lovely!

  • 5 of 5

What a grand stay we had at Kathleen & John's! They were so hospitable and accommodating. It was a pleasure to meet them both and a privilege to stay in their home. The location is within walking distance of town. The accommodations were perfect for our family of 7. Kathleen was always ready to provide whatever we needed. We would definitely stay here again when coming back!

Thanks a million Kathleen & John!!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Home in a Wonderful Town

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house for four days and my daughter is already suggesting that we return for a month or two. We had four adults and three children in the house and there was plenty of space for everyone. The home sits on a beautiful property and the stream that runs behind the house is spectacular. The owners were hospitable, friendly and helpful. In addition to being a wonderful home, the town of Oughterard was a fabulous place to visit. The people in the town were welcoming and its central location, 30 min from Galway and at the "gates" of the Connemara make it the perfect spot to see Western Ireland. I found this house and this town because one of my colleagues is from Belfast and I asked her where should we go to spend some time in Ireland. This was her suggestion and she was spot on!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb property & location! Excellent owners!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my family for 7 nights. The house is great - 4 large bedrooms, all ensuite. The rear is south facing and on a good day the balcony enjoys sunshine all day. The garden is very attractive and well maintained. The sound of the river to the rear makes it a very relaxing location. It is right on the edge of Connemara. Galway City is only 25 minutes away. The owners John & Kathleen are very welcoming and thoroughly decent people. We had a fantastic stay here! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Summer 2014

  • 5 of 5

Kathleen and John were lovely hosts. The property was even better than described on the website. Spacious and beautifully furnished. We enjoyed every meal on the large balcony/veranda overlooking the river, watching the local wildlife. The town was a pleasant short walk away, with a few interesting shops and some excellent restaurants. Local points of interest such as the candle makers, Brigids Garden and the Glengowla Mines were enjoyed by all ages. Further afield we enjoyed Westport House, Cong and Lough Corrib.

Well worth a visit - you wont be disappointed,

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Special interest holidays:

Lough Corrib is Ireland's 2nd largest Lake and renowned for its brown trout and salmon fishing. Oughterard has numerous walkways and the Western Way leads along the shores of Lough Corrib.


The property is situated 25 miles from Galway airport, 50 miles from Knock airport and 75 miles from Shannon airport. Dublin airport is 3 hours away on the N6 Motorway.

Eircode : H91 A3Y1


The property is situated in Oughterard village and 25km from Galway city.

Further Details:

Other areas of interest in the area include: Aughnanure Castle, Brigits Garden, Corrib Cruises, Derroura Mountain Bike Trail, Glengowla Lead Mines, Inchagoill Is.


Rates & Availability

Oughterard House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 24 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 10 2017
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Mar 11 2017 - Jun 16 2017
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Jun 17 2017 - Aug 25 2017
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Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
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Sep 30 2017 - Dec 15 2017
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Christmas/New Year
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A booking deposit will secure your reservation.

Changeover Day:
The preferred changover day is Saturday but we will try to suit your needs. Preferred arrival time is after 4pm and departure time is 11am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per one week rental. We offer a discount for long winter lets. Central heating and electricity are metered and charged at the end of your stay.

Deposit or full payment in advance.
Balance of payment on date of arrival.

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Oughterard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • River
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with jacuzzi/steam room, bath and shower. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with bath and shower. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 3 with bath and shower. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 4 with bath and shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a king size bed. Bedroom 2 has a king size 4 poster bed, with sitting room and balcony overlooking river. Bedroom 3 has a double bed, with balcony overlooking river. Bedroom 4 has a king size bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is completed to a very high standard with hardwood flooring and tiles. There is a combination of oil heating and solid fuel. There are 4 bedrooms, all en-suite. One bedroom is downstairs with master bathroom en-suite. There is a fully fitted kitchen. The living rooms have TV, woodburning stoves and one sitting room leads to a patio area overlooking the river. Outside: The property is set on 1 acre of mature riverside gardens. There is a veranda at the rear of the house overlooking the river. There is ample parking space to the front and on both sides of the house. Utility Room: A washing machine and tumble dryer is provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided.

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