About this listing
The Thatched cottage is located on the N17, 5 miles north of claregalway village. It is an ideal location for visiting galway city and surrounds, inc connemera, It is close to Cong, and Lough Corrib with fishing horse riding and golf a 10 min drive.
The thatched cottage is an 19 century thatched cottage in the tranquil surrounds of kilgill, claregalway. it is steeped in history and I am the fourth generation of my family living here.
Guests have their own bedroom /bathroom and there is also a guest tv lounge upstairs. There are tea / coffee making facilities upstairs or if you prefer to sit around the kitchen table for a cuppa that can be arranged also!
Interaction with Guests
I like to interact with my guests, I lke talking to people and making them feel welcome feel my cottage.
The cottage is ideally situated for visiting Galway and the surrounds being close to Galway city (20mins), cong, (30min), Connemara is within 1hr drive with north Clare and the cliffs of moher with 1hr 30mins. There is fishing, horse riding and golf within a 15min drive of the cottage.the Galway races take place last week in July every year and the house is a 15min drive from the course. Babysitting service available upon request.
The thatched cottage is located 5miles north of claregalway, just off the n17. There is a public bus stop within 1mile of the house but this is a rural location and private transport is best.
Other Things to Note
It is possible to pre-book an evening meal -inquire at time of booking.
The thatched cottage is strictly non smoking. Breakfast is available between 8 and 11am to meet your needs. Check out is strictly 12am and check in strictly post 6pm.
The cottage is well situated to explore the surrounding countryside as well as Galway city (highly recommended!!! Do one of the walking tours!!!). Breakfast can be ordered as you like - cold, hot, cereal, bread, fruit. Nothing to complain here! However, there are some minor issues due to (my?) misunderstanding of the advertisement, explaining my 3-star-rating. Before you book, make sure and ask Caroline about which bedroom/bathroom setting you are getting - obviously there are combinations where you have to switch floors which is not too nice. Also, internet connection right now is available only in public areas - no chance to plan your next day relaxing in your private room. And there is a dog living in the house. which is not mentioned in the advertisement. But with an updated description and some technical upgrades these should be no major issues in the future! Nice family, nice area, nice house - just keep the things mentioned above in mind before booking!
Caroline was very warm and helpful. She even made us tea and a served us some of her homemade pie after we came in late. Our first airbnb experience.
Caroline is wonderful. The cottage is gorgeous and located in the beautiful Galway countryside. You can't go wrong staying here.
We didn't have the opportunity to meet Caroline since she was off but we met her friendly and welcoming family with whom it was nice to chat. When we arrived, the room was very clean and everything necessary was available, including some cookies, cakes and coffee. The breakfast was also good and generous. Thanks for everything.
My stay with Caroline was short, but sweet. She's a lovely person and so is her home, which also is full of history. The area itself also looked beautiful, my only complaint is that I couldn't stay longer.
Caroline really went out of her way to be a good host. Picked me up from Cleargalway, I got sick during my stay so she drove me to the Hospital (poor her! ( :)
The house is fantastic! Really old, atmospheric, extremly well decorated and beautiful rooms...wish all the BnB s in Irealnd looked like hers and cost that Price! ( :
She also makes fantastic breakfast! Absolute bargain...
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About the Host, Caroline
Hi I am Caroline and I live in the thatched cottage. I am fourth generation of my family to live in this 19th century thatched cottage which I recently restored. I like gardening, history and travel.
I share this five bedroomed cottage with my partner Brian and our dog Charlie.