About this listing
This large detatched family holiday home, set on 3/4 acres, is situated in the heart of Connemara - the gateway to the West.
The cottage has been built to exceed modern building standards, having been re-designed with family living in mind.
Enjoy and relax in a stunning location. This large family holiday home, set on 3/4 acres, is situated in the heart of Connemara - the gateway to the West - only 45 minutes from Galway City.
Available to rent, this holiday home boasts panoramic sea views with access to the beach in under 5 minutes. Suitable for anyone looking to explore in West Galway.
RÍnn Cottage makes a perfect spot for a family or group of friends who are looking to enjoy this rustic area where Irish is still widely spoken, and where the rich green of the landscape meets the beauty of the sea.
The house offers 3 double bedrooms and an additional bedroom/sitting room upstairs. Fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer and washing machine. Double doors open onto the patio and garden.
The large bathroom has a shower and bath. The house is serviced by solar panels and also offers central heating/hot water via a range heating system. In Winter months you'll need to keep a good fire going, but we think it's worth the effort :-)
There is also a wood burning stove in the downstairs sitting room, which also contains a TV, DVD and selection of movies, small library and board games. Bed linen and towels are included. Wifi is available throughout the house (subject to download/upload limit).
Unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Interaction with Guests
You'll have the entire house to yourselves, help is on hand if required.
An Cheathrú Rúa (Carraroe) is a seaside village on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. It is serviced by all amenities and easily accesible to Galway City, Spiddal, Roundstone & Clifden. The house is close to many deserted beaches, including Trá an Dóilín (Coral Beach), reckoned to be Ireland’s only coral beach, the strand at Carraroe is one of the most picturesque beaches in the country, as per the Irish Times 2012.
Connemara is often heard referred to as ‘authentic Ireland’ and is famed for the rugged coastline and landscape, crystal clear blue waters and the sheer wildness of the area. You can meet the Connemara ponies, wander along the almost deserted beaches, or, alternatively, cycle along the miles of scenic roads without seeing another soul along the way. The wonderful area of Connemara has all of this to offer its visitors. Nearby, there is a choice of wonderful beaches to choose from, including the Blue Flag beach of Coral Strand, a great diving base for those of all abilities. For those members of your group who enjoy golfing, the Connemara Isle Golf Club is just 20 minutes away and there are others to choose from, just slightly further afield, in Oughterard and Bearna. The lovely craft village of Spiddal can be reached via a coastal drive. Here, you can pick up a homemade souvenir to remind you of your trip. Further afield is the popular city of Galway which is also well worth a visit. Galway is also home to the annual Oyster Festival and boasts several seafood eateries, lively pubs for enjoying traditional Irish music and quirky cafes. A wonderful property in County Galway and an ideal base for exploring this popular Irish region.
Getting Here (all distances/times are approximate)
Carraroe is 3 hours drive (260km) from Dublin Port, and 4.5 hours (330km) from Rosslare Port.
Knock & Shannon Airports are 2 hours drive (120km), car hire is available from both.
Situated on the south peninsula, Rínn Cottage offers panoramic sea views and total relaxation. To the north, the backdrop of the Maamturks offer a spectacular view. As well as the Aran Islands, the Cliffs of Moher (Co. Clare) can be seen on a clear day. The house is very accessible to Connemara and the Aran Islands:
Rossaveel Port: 8km
Galway City: 43km
Kylemore Abbey: 59km
Connemara National Park - Letterfrack: 64km
The village is pretty well supplied. There are 2 shops, EuroSpar being the bigger of the 2 (which has most things), Tigh Mhici’s is the other one, its all 'as Gaelige' in here so be sure to brush up. The Ban an Tí makes delicious brown bread that you can buy at the deli counter.
Island Fishermen sell their goods on a Friday morning (early) opposite the EuroSpar. A local guy also has a bread/cake stall on a Friday morning in the same spot.
There is also a coffee shop, chinese, and fish & chip shop in the village.
There are 3 pubs, trad music is usually on in An Chistin. There is also an Off Licence in the village.
Other facilities include, a library, playground, & pharmacy.
A car is generally required for touring Connemara. There is a bus service available from Carraroe to Galway City.
Other Things to Note
Whilst check-in/out times are flexible, we ask for your co-operating during busy periods. During peak times we ask that you check out by 12 noon. In order for us to have the house ready for the next arrival the check in time will be from 3pm during peak times.
A welcome pack of matches, firelighters, kindling and bag of coal is included in the price of your stay, additional wood and coal can be purchased from the local shop.
Your Commitment To Us:
Our house is non smoking and pet free.
Be respectful of your surroundings, and our neighbours.
Your reservation is confirmed for a set number of people. Please check with us before inviting additional visitors.
Treat our house as if it were your own home, but please be considerate & respectful.
Should any problems arise during your stay, immediately notify us so we have a chance to correct it.
Please leave feedback, we really appreciate it.
Our Commitment to You:
Our listing is an accurate representation. You'll be notified upfront about pricing, amenities, and expectations.
You'll always receive a prompt reply to messages & reservation requests.
We want you to enjoy your stay in our home, please let us know if there is anyway we can improve this.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016 the minimum stay is 3 nights.