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Connemara thatched cottage,Galway
Hosted by Aingeal
Aingeal is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
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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.

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.
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Air conditioning

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

I would expect guests to be respectful of the fact that I am welcoming them into my home and to treat the house with reasonable care, I have travelled a lot and I know that my best experiences have been with people who have provided hospitality for me in their homes, I feel this is my chance to provide that experience for you.Smoking is not allowed.


1 night minimum stay

158 Reviews

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Teresa User Profile
March 2017
Aingeal was a wonderful host, offering to meet us nearby to make finding her home more easily. She didn't mind our later check-in, offered us coffee, tea, snack, or water upon our arrival, and set out a nice breakfast of yogurt and scones in the morning. She ensured we were all set during our stay and after. Her home is very nice and the guest space is cleanly and neat. Very comfortable towels!

Bethany User Profile
October 2016
We loved our stay with Aingeal. She was our first host upon our arrival to Ireland. We couldn't have asked for a better welcome! Her home is lovely and spacious, complete with your own restroom. Aingeal fixed us the most delicious breakfast for our two mornings, and was even kind enough to pack us a picnic lunch for our daily adventures which was so helpful, appreciated and enjoyed. Aingeal was a great host and willing to engage in conversation and answer all of our questions! She was very knowledgeable about both the area and Ireland as a whole. We would recommend anyone considering staying in her lovely thatched cottage to do so, you not regret it!

Elise User Profile
October 2016
Wonderful stay with a wonderful host! No complaints at all. She was great company and an amazing cook. We would recommend staying with her to anyone!

Catherine User Profile
September 2016
This was an incredibly beautiful house in a great location just outside of Galway. Aingeal was one of the best hosts I have ever stayed with in Airbnb. From the beautiful room to the amazing breakfast, with some of the best scones I have ever had, our entire stay was absolutely perfect. Thank you Aingeal!

Katie User Profile
September 2016
Aingeal was a wonderful host and her home is beautiful!! This was our first time using Airbnb, so we weren't sure what to expect, but we couldn't be happier that we chose to book with Aingeal. We got in late the first night but she was very kind and even offered us homemade fruit cake and chamomile tea to help us get to sleep after our long flight. In the morning she made us very delicious scones with raisins after my husband mentioned he liked raisins the night before! The second morning we were leaving very early and let her know it would be ok to not have breakfast because we wouldn't expect her to get up that early, but she happily woke up anyway and set up another wonderful breakfast! Both days she surprised us by packing us lunches which were very tasty and came in handy on our long days out. We were also thankful to see she had a US outlet converter for USBs in our room so we could charge our phones at night! Aingeal definitely enhanced our trip and our experience in Ireland!!

Anna User Profile
September 2016
Aingeal was so welcoming and helpful with sightseeing suggestions. Shortly after our arrival we were very comfortable with her and the cottage. Her freshly made scones are delicious as well as her homemade granola and soda bread. We loved the lunch she packed for us for our day on Inishmore. We would have loved to stay longer. It was fun to get to know her even more at the local pub.

Tim User Profile
September 2016
We had a hilarious and entertaining time with Aingeal. Her joyful exuberance for life is evident in her home, her conversation, and in her consideration of others. Our time spent with her will always be remembered with great fondness. The big, soft towels, the luxurious bath. Finally, the picnic lunch she prepared upon our departure was particularly appreciated and ultimately rather essential!

Galway, IrelandJoined in January 2010
Aingeal User Profile

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 offer freshly baked scones and bread for breakfast. I also love to travel and read.

Languages: English, Español

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