Connemara thatched cottage,Galway

House - Private room · Wells garden, Moycullen , Galway 00000, Ireland

The Space

This is your opportunity to sleep in a beautiful picture postcard thatched cottage. The cottage is 250 years old and your bedroom is in the original cottage under the thatch. There is a large extension out the back which contains a sitting room with a real fire place which burns turf (peat) and a beautiful bathroom with a bath and shower. This bathroom would be for your sole use.

The bedroom is a good size double room with a very comfortable bed.. You would also have the use of a fully equipped kitchen,a dining room with a 200 year old dresser (hutch) and a sitting room, I provide a continental style breakfast with home made breads and scones, fruit, yoghurt and tea and freshly brewed coffee.

Moycullen is a pleasant village, a 20 minute drive from Galway city situated on the shores of lough Corrib. Moycullen is considered to be the gateway to Connemara as it is on the main road to Clifden, the main town in Connemara. It is an ideal base to explore Connemara National Park and the Aran islands and of course Galway city, the cultural capital of Ireland with its vibrant arts scene and colourful narrow streets.There are bus connections to Clifden and Galway city.

.Moycullen itself is a charming small village with a large supermarket and a range of bars and restaurants,There is a wonderful Friday food market. It is rural living at its best while being a short drive from the vibrancy of Galway city.

This is a truly unique opportunity to experience country cottage living and the best of irish hospitality.

Guest Access

You will be guests in my house and will have free access to the kitchen and living room. I would like guests to feel at home and to know that they are welcome to share my space.

Interaction with Guests

As much as they want. I tend to follow the guests lead on this. I am happy to chat and offer advice but equally am happy to give guests space and leave them to their own devices.

The Neighborhood

Moycullen is a lovely community where people are friendly. It has great amenities- restaurants, pubs, a good supermarket and even a health food shop. It is about 15 min drive to the coast (Spiddal) and a 20 min drive to Galway city. It is situated on the main road to Clifden so you would have a head start in the morning as you head out to tour Connemara.

Getting around

It is not really feasible to travel by public transport- you would really need a car. If you are depending on public transport, make contact and we'll see what we can work out.

Other Things to Note

This is a very special chance to stay in a very special house. Contrary to the photos you see, thatched cottages are rare in Ireland.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $28 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $285 /week
Monthly Price: $996 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Aingeal wasn't around when I stayed, but that didn't stop her from being an incredible host. She'd left me detailed notes and tips for the surrounding area, and urged me to use the kitchen and take some bread and fruit with me.

    The charming house is incredibly modern inside and feels brand new. You can tell that Aingeal has put a lot of care into doing up the place tastefully.

    All in all, I regret I couldn't have stayed longer. Thanks for a wonderful visit!

    April 2014
  • Our stay with Aingeal was nothing short of wonderful. Her house was warm and inviting. I loved that we got the feel for the traditional thatched cottage while being pampered by all the updated amenities (ie brand new kitchen, private bathroom, washer/dryer etc). We were greeted with the offer of a Guinness and lots of good travel and dining advice. At breakfast we were treated to fresh from the oven scones (mmmm), as well as a table full of other delicious goodies.. Aingeal even packed us a lunch for our trip around the Connemara peninsula so we wouldn't waste any of our sightseeing time inside easting. She is understandably proud of the area where she lives, it's quintessential Ireland. BUT the best part was Aingeal herself. My husband and I feel like we visited a friend and we wished we could have spent more time with her. I would love to visit again would recommend a stay with her without a moment of hesitation.

    April 2014
  • Aingeal was away when I stayed in her cottage. It was a lovely place to stay. She provided me with tea and scones and other breakfast yummies even though she was away. Aingeal was easy to communicate with and a very good host.

    February 2014
  • Aingeal has got a nice home. She is a lovely person. I would recomend this place to anybody. She preprared for us a lovely breakfast and also a lunch to take away. We had a wine and a nice talk. I hope I can see her again.

    January 2014
  • Where should I start? I could write an essay about the wonderful two nights we spent with Aingeal in her beautiful home.
    She went out of her way to accommodate us and was an all round wonderful host.
    The surroundings of the house are just beautiful and you are a 1 hour drive from the magical landscapes of Connemara! An absolute MUST for a day trip :)
    We would recommend this place to everybody!

    Thanks again, Aingeal.x

    January 2014
  • We really enjoyed the stay in this lovely thatch cottage and above this we appreciate the naturalness with which Aingeal provided her home for us.
    We felt soooo homelike and comfortable.
    Sometimes the pictures look better than reality, - but in this case it was even better than all imaginations.

    December 2013
  • We spent 1 night in this lovely thatched cottage having all the facilities needed. Aingeal is very considerate and makes you feel at home. Her passion for travelling and knowledge about Connermara were also well appreciated during our stay. Last but not least, the scones are worth it.

    Exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended.

    December 2013
  • The Hostess with the Mostest is an understatement. I am so blessed to have met and stayed with Aingeal. Aingeals house in Moycullen is absolutely beautiful, it has been renovated and offers a warm, homely feeling with a lovely big bedroom and big private bathroom. When we approached, a big warm welcome with a glass of wine was in hand, candles lit up the house, the fire was lit and wonderful conversation welcomed us to Connemara. It was perfect.

    Asides from the warm welcome and incredible hospitality, Aingeals house is well positioned in Moycullen. It's enough out of the way to be peaceful and tranquil, but only a short drive to Galway. Aingeals provided us with one of the best breakfasts I have ever eaten. Fresh hot scones still steaming, fresh berries, selection of Jams, muesli, yoghurt and a pot of tea and coffee. We were made to feel so comfortable and at home, We were able to have full access to the kitchen and laundry facilities which were both lovely 'extras' to traditional b & bs.

    Aingeal provided wonderful tips on places to see in Connermara. We were both sad to leave, and one day wish to return. Aingeal is an angel and I highly recommend staying here if you get the chance.

    November 2013
  • Great host, great house, great breakfast. Everything was just lovely and perfect. We would highly recommend it!

    November 2013
  • Our stay with Aingeal was memorable, with an amazing space, lovely breakfasts (the best fresh scones!) and great conversations. She is an amazing host, going above and beyond and we felt truly taken care of! Staying with Aingeal greatly enhanced our visit to Ireland - we would highly recommend you book with her.

    September 2013
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I have lived in Galway for many years and would be able to enhance your irish experience by telling you all the best places to go in Galway city, the Aran islands and Connemara where I was born and reared. I like to cook and will offfer freshly baked scones for breakfast. I also love to travel and read.
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