|Space||1,500 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 8 nights|
Registered & approved with " Failte Ireland " & " Discover Ireland " May 2016. We are proud to offer visitors this essential "Quality Assurance Guarantee" that comes with this accreditation. Our stunning 1500 sq. ft. ECO friendly cottage has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 4/5 in comfort, 2 doubles and one single. The new Studio Room offers 40 sq. mtr. of spacious living with views !!. This new area offers the visitor something very special indeed, with it's 180 degree sweep of the most sought after and uninterrupted scenery in Connemara. We are located right alongside the Wild Atlantic Way where beautiful sandy beaches abound. Please note families and visiting couples welcome. "Familles françaises viennent juste de nous cette année comme d'habitude, vous serez assuré d'un accueil très spécial" The main bed is 4 ft. 6 ins, second 4 ft. and third 3 ft. Bed linen is the finest Egyptian brushed cotton. The sitting room is very spacious with traditional vaulted ceiling and log burning stove. This room is just so " COZY " The new dining table seats a family of 6 / 8 in comfort. Dining has been relocated to the Studio Room for 2016. Velux Roof windows fitted in Cathedral Style roofs make for a very bright airy relaxing space. The kitchen is also restructured for 2016 & is completely fitted out with all modern facilities, whilst the entrance porch is large & accommodating with antique Singer Sowing Machine !!. The bathroom is complete with WC, power shower/bath etc.
The Utility Room now adjoins the existing bathroom and includes sink, washing machine, dishwasher, cloakroom, airing cupboard +++
We have made some exciting alterations for 2016, do please enjoy.
The interior has a French touch without losing any of it's local character. All original cottage windows have interior three sectioned hand crafted wooden shutters with Linen and Lace curtaining.
Interior, exposed timber flooring, fully insulated, traditionally nailed, with scatter hand crafted rugs complete the picture. This is the real deal, special in every way.
The home is maintained in spotless condition.The heating system is oil fired boiler to radiators, zoned, with total control over heating & hot water.
ECO ' Cuach Cottage ' Truly an outstanding traditional family owned Connemara Cottage. Dwelling is a delight to vacation in. Lovingly restored and looked after by Liam and Marian.
Away from it all, yet within easy access / walking distance to the finest eating establishments. Superior shopping is available in Clifden, the capital of Connemara.
The cottage has interesting internal items & build details, ie, 3 ft thick walls vernacular 100 yrs old.
Set on 4 acres of gardens and fenced paddocks is approached by way of a 100 mtr. driveway sets the scene, all natural terrain of course.
See details on Clifden: http://www.clifdenchamber.ie/
Close to Connemara National Park: http://www.connemaranationalpark.ie/activities.html
Kylemore Abbey: http://www.kylemoreabbey.com/
If you wish text Liam now to secure your booking [ 087-2788-352 ]
Enjoy !!! Liam & Marian.
The new links between Knock and Girona (Barcelona), Hahn (Frankfurt), Bergamo (Milan) and Beauvais (Paris) will bring to 14 the number of Ryanair routes flying to and from Ireland West Airport.
Ryanair adding to their extensive services into Ireland from March 2012.
It will now be possible to fly from the above departure points directly in to Knock Airport. Knock is approx 120 mins. drive to Cuach Cottage.
Interesting 'Cuach Cottage': Constructed from local stone using local skills and dry bedding technique. Some internal walls are 3 ft. wide whilst others are 2 ft.
It has a conventional pitched slated roof which is now highly insulated.
To the rear, their remains the shell of a stone constructed sheep's pen. Livestock would have been housed close to the dwelling in bygone days.
Al Fresco Dining: To the rear of the cottage is an elevated 8 seater outdoor dining set. Set upon a traditional pebbled and fenced patio area. BBQ here on a summer's day and you are in heaven, beautiful fresh water river running alongside, 12 Ben Mountain range so close you feel you could touch them, natural lake land and Connemara terrain right in front of you. To the front of the cottage we have located a 6 seater dining bench. This offers the visitor a choice of 2 outdoor dining locations. Best of both worlds, as the sun moves from East to West. Located in the garden and beside the fresh water river is a 3 seater hand made bench where one can while away some hours, reading, sketching or indeed just taking in the scenery.
Inside the traditional fireplace is 'inglenook' type, however, this has been converted to suit a wood burning stove. In days gone by all family meals were cooked over this hearth.
Local harvested turf was the common source of fuel . The fire would sit directly on the floor in traditional manner using all the skills necessary to maintain it, lighting 24 hours per day. Most homesteads had their own plot of bog land. Plots till exist to this day alongside.
We have installed a hand crafted entrance door, 1/2 by 1/2 last year made by a local craftsman, thanks Pat.
Interior fixtures, some from Count De Vesci's estate in Laois are present in 'Cuach Cottage'
Pic. taken March 2014 Gurteen Beach, near Roundstone. Liam & Marian from Dublin and now residing in Co. Wexford, on the East Coast of Ireland purchased this beautiful vernacular cottage in 2009. We have holidayed in Connemara since we were little children, many moons ago! Marian actually did the Donkey Derby, year on year in Roundstone, a nearby village of great natural beauty.This is our away from home piece of heaven, which we cherish and now love to share with visitors.
Marian operates a retail business on the East Coast in Gorey, Co. Wexford. See f. thestoreroomgorey. Liam is a Commercial Building Service's Engineer and Passive House Consultant. Visiting this site will reveal a lot about our ethos. Marian's eye for detail is everywhere to be seen.
Liam or Marian Young purchased this cottage in 2009
'Les Lacs du Connemara' Michel Sardou !! Cuach cottage, a " Failte Ireland " certified dwelling, has loads of history and had an original thatched roof !!. It stands on 4 acres of Connemara terrain, has a beautiful fresh water river running alongside, which is full of Trout / Salmon in season. Its also situated on The Wild Atlantic Way. From our rustic garden seat you can view the Otter, Mink, Badger, Cuckoo, [ April - June ] and all the while the majestic 12 Ben Mountain Range forming the backdrop. All these views now available 24/7 from the majestic interior of the cottage. Mornings and evenings are just spectacular when viewed from here. We are in an idyllic location, right on The Wild Atlantic Way and beside some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, yet right in the heart of Connemara. Children can play on the safest and cleanest sandy beaches found anywhere and right on the doorstep !!
If you want to get away from it all this is positively it !
Paul Henry and sister Grace Henry painted many of their most famous works literally from our front garden !!!
Its been our pleasure to having hosted many dignitaries, Lords & Ladies, literary figures and family guests over the years, literally travelling from all corners of the world, They have found 'Cuach Cottage' to be an absolute delight, simple, yet all embracing ! Please read reviews.
Why not try it yourself ? You will not be disappointed !!
We have our own fresh water well, essential in Connemara !! Our cottage stands on 4 acres of Connemara Terrain which has been designated an area of special beauty. The garden areas are fenced off into many paddocks. Four acres o beautiful gardens form part of the domaine. Connemara ponies and sheep graze close by.
Turning left out of our cottage gate you will find some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Nothing but beautiful Connemara terrain for 13 Kilometers, just amazing moor lands and lake district and then Ballynahinch Castle for that must have luncheon !! Enjoy Liam & Marian.
The cottage is away from everything yet close to the Capital Town of Clifden, 4 Kilometers to Supermarkets, Fine Dining, Theatre, indeed everything you could wish for.
Cuach Cottage is quiet and peaceful, yet if you need assistance it is within easy reach.
To: "liam young" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, 2 April, 2016 21:54:08
1 st. Guest comment 2016
Hi Marian and Liam,
we just returned today and yes had indeed a wonderful holiday in Ireland! We were very lucky with the weather especially when we stayed in Connemara! So we could enjoy the stunning views from the extended kitchen to the 12 bens, sometimes partly covered with snow!
We would like to return very soon - but for the moment it's work waiting for us. But hopefully not in the too distant future!
Thank you and take care!
Do you hear the cuckoo when you drive up the country lanes
To the whitewashed Cuach cottage with red round the window frames?
There's orange crocosmia on the roadside with red fuchsias and yellow gorse
A warm peat fire to welcome you and a room with a view of course
A little stream runs close by over the stile into the field
An oak tree overhangs it and perhaps trout that could be reeled
Or you could just sit and watch the sunset and the view of 12 majestic Bens
When the mist lifts in the morning and the foxes return to their dens
The whitewashed walls have ears that hear the whispering of the breeze
And your footsteps on the plain wooden floor and decor made to please
Crisp white linen on a feather bed when you can relax into the deepest sleep
In the savage beauty of the Connemara landscape- lovely memories to keep
Cuach cottage a retreat from the usual pace of life where we could find peace and rest
I think I chose well for the birdsong- Liam and Mariam it’s the best
We had a very good time in a very nice cottage surrounded by an enjoyable landscape.
The core cottage is very traditional being refurbished in a solid and tasteful manner The cream of the cottage is its extension which is a big room comprising the combination of kitchen and dining room. Due to surrounding windows as well as two more windows in the roof it is a very bright room and even if you cannot stay outside because of rain or low temperatures you got the feeling to be outside - whatever the weather.
The home is well equipped and the owners are very nice and supportive.
A very good place to be on vacation!
Nous avons apprécié ce gîte très confortable, à la décoration soignée, très cosy. La vue sur la nature et les montagnes est saisissante. Tout est mis à disposition pour s'y sentir comme chez soi. Excellentes idées que de proposer une canne à pêche pour pêcher au fond du jardin, et des jumelles. C'est un cottage que l'on n'a pas envie de quitter tellement on s'y sent bien.
Ce gîte est bien situé entre terre, lacs et mer.
The cottage is very well equipped ; very nice wood stove on rainy days and the river that runs behind is fabulous.
We had a great time quiet. The welcome from Liam and Mariam 's perfect!
We highly recommend this accommodation.
Jean-Christophe & Agnès (France)
My husband and I had a delightful 5-day vacation at Cuach Cottage in Connemara and loved every minute of it. The cottage was a beautifully renovated and decorated Irish cottage, full of old country charm, but with all the amenities one would want (TV, fireplace, internet, washing machine etc). The cottage was impeccably clean when we arrived and we were not disappointed with our choice at all! The large open kitchen with surrounding windows that opened up onto the Connemara bogs and mountains in the distance offered spectacular views (as did the sheep that were dotting the landscape everywhere). Our bed was firm and comfortable (no saggy mattresses here thank goodness!) with crisp linens and offered us great sleeps with the country air! And once we figured out how to turn off the lights (we had a good laugh at ourselves trying to find out how to turn off the lights the first night as switches down on the baseboards are unfamiliar to North Americans), our cottage stay was perfect in every respect! Cuach Cottage is definitely on our list for any return visit to the west coast of Ireland!
We returned to Cuach Cottage this May for another fabulous week. Cuach Cottage is really special and when you unlatch the lovely green gate and see the whitewashed cottage with its red door and the Twelve Bens behind, you just know that it's going to be another great holiday.
Liam was wonderfully competent and flexible about our arrangements - we needed to change our booking and arrive a day earlier but that was no problem and everything went smack-smooth as usual.
This year there was a sunny new kitchen/living room extension which gives a fantastic vista out to the mountains. It enhances the house and although it creates a lot of space, Cuach Cottage still looks cute from all angles. Cuach Cottage has the most wonderful location and the new extension makes even more of the views..
There's plenty to do in this area so our second week was still too short. We enjoyed the walk along Clifden Harbour, amd the loop up to the castle and back. We cycled (with Mannion Bikes) out to the end of the Sky Road on an incredibly clear day. The Roundstone cycle was delightful too (lunch at O'Dowds) and we returned to Ballynahinch by bike and spent hours walking the grounds interspersed by delicious food in the Ballynahinch Pub and later scones with jam and cream; Ballynahinch gives non-residents a warm welcome! The Marconi + Alcock & Brown site between Ballyconneely and Clifden is a fantastic asset to the area giving access to this beautiful upland bog and providing fantastic information as well.
We heard the cuckoo (cuach) nearly every day and saw him/her too and a fox passed by one evening while we were having dinner in the new kitchen extension.
Another great week!
ECO friendly 'Cuach Cottage' is located in a dedicated conservation area, located just 4 km from the renowned & historic town of Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway. Our cottage stands on 4 acres of natural terrain/moorland and is located on the 'Bog Road'. [ It boasts 18 Five Star Reviews in succession !! ] Home of the Fox, Badger, & Otter. Rare flora and fauna can be identified here. The Cuckoo arrives in April enjoy his song!
Some local attractions include Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park, Wild Atlantic Way, Omey Island, Innisboffin Island, Alcock & Brown landing site, Abbeyglen Castle to mention but a few !!
Our home is approached by a 100 mtr. winding driveway leading to a classic country style 1/2 door. No chickens though, just sheep and Connemara ponies alongside. There is ample parking.
Beaghcauneen is the local area name and there are just a few families living here. Clifden is an easy cycle, as are most other areas of interest. Its driving time from the town centre is about 4 / 5 minutes. There is an abundance of fine eateries in the town and surrounding areas. Our cottage location is locally referred to as being within 'The Golden Circle' because of it's location & stunning natural beauty and appeal.
Its also on The Wild Atlantic Way !!!
Other Activities: Kayaking, Snorkeling, Swimming, Paragliding, Exploring. Why not bring the children shrimping for an afternoon. Lots of little pools to explore for these delicious morsels.
Golf: Championship Golf Links located closeby, ie. Connemara Golf Course. www.connemaragolflinks.com. SSS 69 and par of 72.
Lots of fun to be had here especially when the wind picks up!!
From next March 2012 there will be more than 20 flights per week to and from, Barcelona (Girona), Frankfurt (Hahn), Milan (Bergamo) and Paris (Beauvais). These will be the first such direct flights in and out of the Western region.
This new schedule of low cost flights will assist visitors as and from commencement.
Knock Airport is approx. 1 hours drive from Clifden.
Posted by Liam 29-01-2012.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
July 2017 cancellation.
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
8 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$217|
Save money !! Pay directly into our bank account !! Typical savings 3 %. No problem, just message us for our bank details. Simple.
Changeover day high season, May -Sept = Saturday.
Exciting news!! A new 35 sq. Mtr, extension to the rear of Cuach Cottage is now near completion. Ready for occupation from Dec. 2015.
This new addition is just fab. and offers everyone the opportunity to view the magnificent surroundings from the comfort of this beautiful room space complete with it's cathedral celings and vintage lighting. Internal design and layout by Marian. Previous visitors to Cuach Cottage will appreciate this. It has basically an uninterupted 180 degree swept view of the magical 12 Ben mountain range, absolutely stunning at any time of day ! The Connemara Mooreland just stretches out in front of your eyes and our own fresh water river is in clear view. Here you can quietly observe and sketch the ever ellusive Otter, sheep grazing, The world famous Connemara pony grazing, fresh trout and Salmon rising to the fly on a summer's evening.
A great consideration for anyone contemplating a visit to Connemara this coming summer !!!
Cancellations will result in the visitor loosing their security deposit. This is to cover admin. charges and the re advertising of the available dates.
Christmas & New Year, please make contact as higher rates apply.