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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wonderful welcome, Aingeal is a warm friendly person. The beautiful thatched cottage was all that we expected. Excellent facilities comfortable bed. Made to feel very "at home". The scones were amazing and Aingeal even provided some for our lunch on the journey. Thoroughly recommend this excellent accommodation, thank you Angeal.
Aingeal is a wonderful host, you really couldn't ask for much more. She was generous, welcoming, knowledgeable and easy to speak too.
The breakfast was, (as mentioned by other guest) fantastic, with freshly cooked scones, granola, tea - the works.
It is a well situated cottage for all the surrounding country side and access to Galway ( a car is very much recommended).
If you are in this area and need somewhere to stay, make it here.
Notre meilleure experience en Irlande. Maison traditionnelle rénovée avec beaucoup de gôut, belle chambre confortable aux portes du Connemara... mais surtout une hôte très attentionnée qui nous a préparé de délicieuces patisseries (les meilleurs scones aue nous ayons mangé) et qui a pris le temps d échanger avec nous. Un endroit et une hôte a découvrir absolument!!
Our best experience in Ireland! Traditional house renovated with taste, nice and confortable house at the gate of the Connemara... but mostly an host really careful who prepared us delicious bakeries (best scones ever) and who has take of her time to share with us. A place and an host to meet!
Thanks a lot for your welcome, you made your days in the Connemara great!
Aingeal was such a delight. She sat down with me over a glass of wine chatting about my trip so far and about what is to come. Aingeal made some great suggestions as to what else are must see locations. Aingeal made me feel very welcome in her home. Her home was very beautiful, clean, and inviting. If you are looking for someone to make you feel at home and engage with you, then Aingeal is the person you want to stay with.
My mom and I had the pleasure of spending one night at Aingeal's beautiful and cozy home.
First off: Aingeal is downright an awesome human being. Host's like Aigneal are the reason why I love being part of the AirBNB community. She went above and beyond to accommodate us and help us feel right at home on our trip. Staying with Aingeal is like staying with family or a close friend you haven't seen for awhile- she makes you feel so welcome and comfortable you forget you're a stranger!
Second: The accommodations were excellent - the bed was super cozy and warm and the room has lots of thoughtful details that make you feel right at home. She also offers an excellent morning spread with homemade scones. YES PEOPLE, homemade baked goods. All of this under one authentic Irish thatch roof. It's about as good as it can get!
Thank you again Aingeal for opening up your home to us! Come visit!
Aingeal and her cottage were both so wonderful! She offered bread and cheese, cake and tea when we arrived. She sat and chatted with us, helping to improve our itinerary for the next day. The cottage was very charming and spacious. Everything was just as pictured, except the bathroom was humongous! Each morning we woke up to a breakfast of scones, yogurt, cereals, juice, tea and coffee... super yummy! Aingeal also sent us with sandwiches and treats for our days out. She even went out of her way to find a hair straightener for for me and to mail postcards back home for us. We would definitely love to come back again!
Aingeal was a perfekt host for us. She took care of us and our little baby. Her Scones are mega delicious and her house is very beautiful! We are happy to visit again soon! Thanks for all! We are save back!
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.