Failte go An Rínn, An Cheathrú Rua.

House - Entire home/apt · Carraroe, Galway, Ireland

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.

The Space

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.

Other Things to Note

Whilst check-in/out times are flexible, we ask for your co-operating during busy periods. During peak times (June, July & August) 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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $28 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This is a great spot to get away and relax. It's quite remote and you can hear the waves crashing in the background! The cottage runs on solar and wood heat so be prepared to spend some time getting the fires started. It isn't complicated and there are good instructions but it does take time and planning. We had a very nice stay and I found the cottage to have a wonderful peaceful and calming effect on us.

    April 2014
  • Great place and an ideal location to start exploring Galway and Connemara. Stuart was very quick to respond to our questions and good at advising on the local visitor attractions. House is very comfortable. The range makes everything very rustic and cosy. Some spectacular views of the Atlantic coastline and rugged Connemara landscape. The short stroll to the sea is very refreshing. Especially in March ;-)

    March 2014
  • Rinn Cottage is a lovely country hideaway. We were there in February so the weather wasn't great, but we had a few nice hours to get out and walk around! Once we got the fire going the house was nice and cozy. The beds were very comfy, everything was perfectly clean, and the kitchen was very well-stocked. We enjoyed the collection of books in the house!

    February 2014
  • Great location.

    February 2014
  • We had a lovely time at Stuart's place in Carraroe. The freezing rain/hail/wind was all just fine while sitting in front of the wood-burning stove and watching movies and sipping tea. A great place! Thanks Stuart.

    January 2014
  • We had a great time at Stuart's! Unfortunately we didn't get to meet Stuart but his neighbour Michael was super helpful and friendly and looked after us! We loved Stuart's place! The kids had a great time! Some great books and toys for them to read and play with and it was a short walk to the beach! It is a great location to explore the beautiful area and locals are really friendly (like all of Ireland!).
    We certainly hope to get back again in the future! Thanks Stuart and Michael!!

    November 2013
  • Stuart's home was the perfect getaway in Carraroe. We were a group of four and it accommodated us perfectly. The house is not just a rental but a beautifully decorated home. You instantly feel welcome in this cosy but yet spacious retreat. I would definitely return and would recommend it highly as a great getaway in peaceful Carraroe. Thank you Stuart.

    October 2013
  • This cottage was an absolute dream to stay in and lived up to every expectation that I had. The location is even more rugged and beautiful than I could have ever imagined and we were very sad to move on after our short stay.

    October 2013
  • An absolutely lovely, modern, clean, comfortable house in a beautiful location on the Connemara coast.
    I stayed here on a trip around the west coast with my wife and her family who were visiting from overseas and we all really loved the place. Not being a morning person it was great that my guests could wander down to the beach in the morning before I was fully functioning and keep themselves entertained, while in the evening I could chill out in one of the two sitting rooms reading or looking out over the moonlit countryside and listening to music to wind down after a hard days driving around Connemara. The house is really well stocked with books, dvds and music. There's a great view from the house and you can see the aran islands.
    The location is ideal, close enough to galway for a visit and at the same time far enough into Connemara to feel out in the "wilds"
    The beds are really comfortable and the house is modern and clean. There were no sniffles or complaints from the member of our group with the bad dust allergy and we all slept really well. The kitchen is very well equipped and the solar heating worked really well as we were lucky enough to to have sunny weather.
    Stuart was very helpful and he was very patient with me when I was making the initial enquiry and as a newbie made a lot of beginners mistakes. He provided a guidebook to the house where absolutely everything was explained in detail.
    In conclusion I would whole heartedly recommend this house to anyone thinking of staying in the area, its location is ideal and it feels like a home away from home. We were all sad to leave and I will definitely be back if I'm staying in the area again.

    September 2013
  • Stuart's cottage was a perfect place to stay for our first trip to Ireland. His house is beautiful, peaceful, clean, and very well built. We stayed during a storm period and were perfectly warm and cozy. The location is a quiet sanctuary in a small village, in a perfect location to day trips to Galway and north. The setting for the cottage is perfectly Irish west coast; rocky and wild, peaceful and powerful, with lots of opportunity to walk on small lanes, visit local livestock, and explore the nearby beach. The village residents are also very friendly and considerate. Our mobile phone did not work, and a lovely couple in the village welcomed us into their home to make a call to meet up with Michael, Stuart's friend who showed us to the cottage. Stuart is an excellent communicator, answering emails almost immediately, and is also an enthusiastic and well informed ambassador for his country. This was our first airbnb experience also, and we are hooked! We would be very happy to visit Stuart's cottage again.

    September 2013
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