“James and Mary are really wonderful hosts. They made me very welcome and provided all kinds of unexpected extra treats: a home baked scone, a piece of apple pie, a hot water bottle and the last day Mary gave me a lift to the station. The flat is sparkling clean, comfortable and tastefully furnished. The photos do not do justice it. There are two armchairs, one of which is so comfortable I spent hours lounging in it reading one of the novels provided. The bathroom is particularly suitable for elderly guests: handrails and nonslip bath mat. I hope that it will not be my last stay with James and Mary.”
Beautifully restored Pre-Famine cottage. Listed on The Financial Times as a tranquil escape from the bustle of modern life. Rural setting surrounded by lacy stone walls, secluded gardens, and still on the outskirts of the cultural city of Galway.
“This is a unique place to stay that you will remember as a highlight of your trip. The host is friendly, quick to respond and goes out of his way to make you comfortable. He even baked a tasty loaf of gluten free bread for me. The cottage itself is exceptionally cozy and charming. Our visit coincided with miserable weather but that just added to the allure of sitting by the fire with a good book. In fact, the only downside of staying here is that you might not want to venture out to sightsee. The cottage is also located outside of town in a beautiful "secret" garden, so you have to drive to restaurants. That was only a small minus given the peaceful setting. The pictures can't possibly capture the quaintness of the place.”
This is part of a family home with separate entrance, private double room, bathroom and self catering kitchen - everything you need for a base as you explore the wonderful city of Galway. We are situated in a quiet area with bus stop at the entrance. Close to the city, GMIT and the racecourse.
“We had a wonderful stay at Lorraine’s! Amazing communication and hospitality shown to us during our stay. We were in town during the covid-19 shut downs over St. Patrick’s Day and the apartment was just what we needed! Lorraine was so kind to let us stay and extra day and gave us lots of recommendations to get outside. Since it was self catering we utilized the kitchen regularly and it was perfect. Great location and convenient to downtown. We would definitely stay here again and can’t wait to be back in Galway again!”