Will comfortably sleep 8
About Tom Crotty
We built this house and lived in it for a number of years until commitments to our 5 children's activities forced us to relocate to the adjoining city of Galway (approx 50 km). We loved living here and intend to move back when our kids are grown.
Tom Crotty purchased this House in 1995
Why Tom Crotty chose Bishops Quarter
The setting is unique. It overlooks Galway Bay and access to the beach is through a little wooden gate at the bottom of the garden. The house is built in local stone and is very cosy, with open fireplaces in the sitting room and two of the bedrooms. It is situated in spectacular Burren landscape and is just outside the village of Ballyvaughan, with its lovely pubs and restaurants. .
What makes this House unique
We loved the setting from the word go. People felt we would not get planning permission but we designed a sympathetic low level stone house which is cut into the hillside and blends into the landscape. The peace and tranquility of the location, the comfort of the house, the direct beach access, and the proximity to Ballyvaughan & Galway are the benefits that people will enjoy in our opinion.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
- As the house is a one off rather than part of a complex, the cancellation policy is strict and time dependent. When we get a booking the house is removed from the calendar for that period, unlike a multi unit complex where availability is indicated until all units are booked for a period. If we receive a cancellation notification, we make the house available again on the website Repayment of a booking deposit will then depend on whether the house is subsequently let for that period. Obviously the more notice of cancellation given, the better chance of another booking for the period. Also the time of year (i.e. high or low season) affects the re-booking. The fixed nature of the Homeaway website does not allow us to indicate our cancellation policy.
Perfect location in beautiful Ballyvaughan
Thank you Tom for allowing us to spend Christmas in your gorgeous house on the sea in picture perfect Ballyvaughan.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is in the most incredible location on the beach, far from the madding crowd and we enjoyed many many hihes in the area. We also ate several times in Lennanes, as advised and are so grateful for the recommendation.
Many thanks again
Little piece of paradise
This home far exceeded my expectations and we had the most wonderful family time there. Clean, warm, welcoming, on the beach, cozy fire, calm, childrens’ games and books - we couldn’t have wanted anything more for our holiday. Patricia and Tom were perfect hosts from the booking process through to check in and during our stay. Hoping to return again!
Great sea views
Spacious, well equipped and comfortable house, very private and virtually on the beach. Great views and convenient to all of the Clare attractions and also Galway city. It was good to walk the dogs through the garden and straight onto the beach. Our host Tom was very attentive and we had a pleasant and smooth check in.
Great holiday cottage
There is not much to add to the rating. We were very satisfied and had a lovely time. Would go back there any time again.
Beautiful Burren coast location
A beautiful property, great for family with a dog and very close to the beach. Garden very big and enclosed so dog can run around all day if needs. Beach out if gate bottom of garden.
Only draw back (minor) no restaurant or bar within walking distance i.e. off road. Burren on doorstep and owners gave us a great list of walks.
Very nice welcome from Tom when we arrived
Thanks very much for your very kind words and for renting our house.
Trisha & Tom
Beautiful beach house nestled at the foot of the Burren Hills. Direct access from garden to beach. Accommodates 8 people comfortably. This lovely house has a spectacular location on a private 2 acre site. Panoramic sea views from the dining area, sitting room & 2 bedrooms. Burren limestone hills to the rear of the house. Ballyvaughan village 5 minutes drive (1.5 miles) with shops, pubs and restaurants. All local attractions are easily accessible; Ailwee Caves, Poulnabrone Dolmen and other sites of archaeological interest, Cliffs of Moher, Doolin Ferry, Aran Islands & the barren beauty of The Burren on your doorstep. Why not have a cup of tea at Father Ted's House? World class links golf courses a short drive away at Lahinch, Doonbeg, Galway Bay Golf and Country Club (Oranmore) & Galway Golf Club (Salthill). Ideal base for hill walking. Surfing schools nearby at Fanore and Lahinch. Sea fishing available from rocks at Blackhead. Galway 27 miles. Well insulated & suitable year round letting.Ideal base for visiting Santa Claus in the Ailwee cave
Golf: World class links golf courses a short drive away at Lahinch (30 km), Doonbeg, Galway Bay Golf and Country Club (Oranmore 32km), and Galway Golf Club (Salthill 44 km) and Doonbeg (60km).
Nearest Parkland courses are Gort (25km) and Athenry (38km).