The property is an idyllic rural cottage located in a tranquil and beautiful part of Connemara, yet only 5 km from Oughterard and 32 km from Galway City. It is perfect for taking time out in nature with abundance of private walking trails.
The cottage consists of 2 bedrooms, toilet with shower, sitting room, kitchen and dining room and storage room which can be used as bedroom also. One of the bedrooms has fireplace, while kitchen/dining room and sitting room have solid fuel stoves for which free fuel is provided. The first room has double size bed, while the second room has bunk bed - double at the bottom and single at the top.
Our cottage has washing machine, cooker with oven, toaster, microwave, 2 solid fuel stoves, 1 fireplace, electric shower ,private parking right in front and it is suitable for family with children that enjoy nature and would like to taste the life in the natural beauty of rural Ireland.
Interaction with Guests
Our guests would have full privacy. We would meet you at the beginning and at the end of your stay. We live 25 km from the cottage and would be available if needed.
The cottage is located 5 km from village Oughterard in Co. Galway and 32 km from Galway city. It is located on 1000 acres private property and active farm with access to private walking trails, lake, river, forests and bog. The Connemara National park, Twelve Bens mountain range, Aran Islands are within 45 min drive of the cottage. Also the Derroura Mountain Bike trail is 5 min away.
Our guests would need car to get around.
We would appreciate if you took care of our cottage. The cleaning fee of 40 euros will be applied if you choose not to clean it before you leave.
We would also take the electricity meter reading at your arrival and before you leave to calculate the electricity usage. The average rate for 5 days is around 10 euros total.
Wir hatten sehr spektakuläre 4 Tage in dem schönen Cottage von Kate und John mit einer sensationellen Aussicht auf das wunderschöne Connemara! Zur Begrüßung haben wir einen kleinen Kuchen bekommen und wurden sogar im nächstgelegenen kleinen Städtchen abgeholt und zum Cottage geführt. Für die Kaminöfen war genug zum Heizen vorhanden. Nur Nachts konnte es schonmal frisch werden, dennoch hatten wir eine super Zeit in Oughterard. Von dort aus ist Vieles sehr einfach und schnell zu erreichen und die Umgebung ist einfach der Wahnsinn. Kate und ihre Familie sind alle super nett und hilfsbereit!
Wir kommen gerne wieder!
This lovely cottage in the middle of nowhere (except the beautiful nature) is the perfect place for an escape from the daily routine.
Kate picked us up in Ougherard and provided us with every information we needed. She and her family were very thoughtful and nice hosts. They brought us hot water bottles even though we didn't ask for them. They offered us repeatedly to call them if we need help with anything. On the day of our departure they organised a taxi for us. I can advise this place and of course these decent folks to everybody.
The cottage is as cozy and clean as described by the others. You have an astonishing view from the kitchen table over a little lake and you are surrounded by the rough and beautiful nature Connemara is famous for. Once the fireplaces are lit the weather outside can be as irish as it can get, you feel warm, save and comfy inside the cottage.
A wonderful cottage, it was absolutely perfect. We arrived into oughtered and Katie took us over to the home and showed us all around and told us useful information and where we were and what we should do. The home was so cosy and spacious. We lit the fires every night that kept us so warm throughout the evening. Fantastic kitchen, comfortable beds and a lovely stay that couldn't have been any better. We were surrounded by no one or anything and couldn't have felt safer or happier!
The hosts were very friendly and welcoming. The cottage is great, so nice to escape to the middle of nowhere after a busy week and I love animals so the sheep and horses surrounding the house are an added bonus!
The cottage is very clean and everything is in working order with 2 fireplaces to keep you warm if needed. It has everything you need and isn't too far away from Galway city. It is also very close to a road leading to the ferry for the Aran Islands, which is very convenient as you don't have to go via Galway.
The area out the front of the cottage was undergoing some serious renovation and it was a bit disappointing having found somewhere away from town only to find that we weren't actually alone and there were workmen there til 7pm every night. I might have changed my booking had I known about this, but we were told that it was expected to be finished before we arrived. The house is very well soundproofed so the noise was not an issue and the hosts were very lovely and explained everything and the reasons behind the construction. Future guests should be able to see the lake from the kitchen window which will be nice.
I came in Kate's cottage with my mother and my sister almost for one week. It was a nice week. This house is very beautiful, comfortable, we was looking for nature and authenticity and this cottage is the better way to discover Connemara! When you wake up and see these beautiful landscapes and sheep all around you that's just perfect! Ireland is a beautiful country and I'm going to speak about this cottage around me for sure! Kate was very welcoming and it was a pleasure to meet her.
La casa di Kate si trova in mezzo alla natura. Il posto era bellissimo. L'arredamento non é nuovissimo, ma comunque la casa é accogliente. Nonostante i problemi di comunicazione Kate é riuscita a darci indicazioni semplici per incontrarci e per accoglierci.
Très bon séjour dans le Connemara, en pleine nature comme indiqué dans l'annonce, au milieu des moutons et de la tourbe. Merci à Kate pour sa disponibilité et son accueil chaleureux.
I was born in Dubrovnik, Croatia, spent 11 years in California where I met my Irish now husband John. I have been living in Ireland for 12 years.I like meeting new people, learning about different cultures