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Foden's Cottage is a family holiday home on a remote peninsula in Connemara

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Mountain views, sitting in a sheltered bay with its own small harbour

This delightful, traditional cottage sits in a secluded spot just 50 yards from the sea in a sheltered bay with its own small harbour and pier. It enjoys outstanding views of oyster bay and the twelve ben mountains in Connemara.

The property has two living rooms, one with outstanding sea views and a TV & DVD player, the other an open-plan living/dining area with an open peat/wood burning stove.

There is a well equipped galley kitchen with electric cooker together with a microwave, a fridge freezer, a washing machine, an iron and ironing board.

The bathroom has a power shower, bath, basin and toilet.

There is one twin bedroom on the ground floor and a twin bedroom with a single bed on the first floor. There is a single bed in the alcove by the wood burning stove (just off the living area) together with a double sofa bed in the sea view living room.

Facilities include: oil fired central heating, hot water immersion, electricity, towels & bed linen, a travel cot, parking on site and access to the surrounding land, harbour and pier.

The cottage sits in 50 acres of it's own land (rough grazing and peat bog) which you are also welcome to walk over. The land extends over from the cottage to the north shore of the headland.

The charming traditional village of Roundstone is 10 miles away with shops, bars, cafés and restaurants. Roundstone has a wonderful old fishing harbour which is overlooked by O'Dowd's bar where you can enjoy locally sourced seafood and the best pint of Guinness in the world!

The area is ideal for bird watching, walking, hill climbing, cycling, fishing and pony-trekking.

There is an 18 hole Championship Golf Course at Ballyconneely and public tennis courts in Roundstone.

There are plenty of fabulous sandy beaches in the area including Dogs Bay and Gurteen Bay near Roundstone, both of which are long, beautiful and often quite unpopulated.

There are several places of historic interest and local craft centres within a few miles.

Days trips to the Aran Islands and the isle of Inishboffin can be taken by ferry from Rossaveal and Cleggan.

Apologies, but strictly no dogs policy.

Strictly Saturday to Saturday bookings only.

More Details

Louise Charlesworth
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Louise Charlesworth

I live on a farm in Cheshire, UK.

But the West Coast of Ireland is my 'home from home'.

(My maiden name is Foden).

Why Louise Charlesworth chose County Galway

Foden's Cottage was purchased by my Grandparents in 1960.

As I child I spent many happy holidays there and continue to visit as often as possible.

The cottage holds many wonderful memories.

We have even hosted a family wedding there!

The cottage has been let out to holiday makers for many years - so they can enjoy the unique charm of Ireland and its many colourful locals.

What makes this cottage unique

The views from the cottage are stunning, changing every hour.

As it is so close to the water, you find yourself watching the tides coming in and out, the local fishermen coming and going and watching the wildlife around the water's edge.

There are also donkeys, horses and cows enjoying the peninsular with us.


County Galway Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Strictly no dogs policy Saturday to Saturday bookings only


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Foden's Cottage is a family holiday home on a remote peninsula in Connemara
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Scenery, isolated & simply lovely

  • 4 of 5

Delightful cottage overlooking the most amazing scenery. Experienced the four seasons (mainly the monsoon) during our stay but this didn't stop us enjoying ourselves.

Great place to stay if you want peace & tranquillity. Look out for the grey heron & many hares hopping about the surrounding fields.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything necessary there. Comfortable residence in a quiet location with stunning views. It is remote but shops, pubs and restaurants are just 20 minutes away by car in Roundstone.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sehr gemütliches Cottage, sehr gepflegt, Liebevoll eingerichtet und idyllisch gelegen

  • 5 of 5

Geschmackvoll und liebevoll eingerichtet, sehr sauber, sehr idyllisch gelegen, aber auch sehr abgelegen. Das Kaminfeuer war bei der Ankunft vorbereitet, es gibt Wanderkarten und Bücher über Land und Leute im Haus. Die Heizung funktioniert gut. Wir kommen gerne wieder!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Zetland Hotel
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Ballyconneely Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Zetland Hotel
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Dog's Bay, Roundstone
Car: necessary

Apologies but no dogs allowed.

Saturday to Saturday bookings only.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $138.49

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.