With stunning, unspoiled views as far as the eye can see of lakes, mountains and wild bogs, this lakeside property will give you the complete Connemara experience while also being in close proximity the village of Ougtherard and Galway City.
The house itself, is a modern build set on a very private and idyllic farm setting overlooking a quiet, natural bog lake which is filled with brown trout. The peaceful setting will give visitors the ultimate sense of tranquillity and is the perfect spot for nature lovers and those looking to get away from it all, yet is only 5 minutes drive from the charming village of Oughterard.
The house sleeps 6 adults (children's cots are also available on request) with 2 spacious, en-suite double rooms (king and superking size beds) and a twin room opposite a large bathroom. The living area of the house features a double-sided stove which sits between the lounge area and large modern kitchen. There are TVs in both rooms receiving UK/Irish HD channels. The property features all modern conveniences including DVD player, selection of DVDs , iPod dock/radio and broadband Wi-Fi.
Oughterard is a traditional village in the West of Ireland nestled beside Lough Corrib (the largest lake in the Republic), at the start of the Connemara Mountain Range and only 17km from Galway City- The City of the Tribes.
Oughterard is an ideal base to tour Connemara, Galway County and Galway City, Mayo and the Burren in County Clare. Lough Corrib is famous for its brown trout and salmon fishing and Oughterard is the main angling centre on the lake. The angling season open on Lough Corrib in mid-February and finishes in late-September and is at its busiest in May during the Mayfly season. Boats and boatmen can be hired locally. Golf and horse riding are also available locally. Other points of interest locally are the nearby 14th centuary Aughnanure Castle and 19th centuary Glangola Lead and Silver Mines, which are both open to the public. There are many traditional pubs in the village with great places to dine nearby.
A car is recommended to get around during your stay and the house is a 5 minute drive to the village of Oughterard and 25 minutes to Galway City.
Other Things to Note
Modern bungalow on an idyllic farmstead. stunning, unspoiled views as far as the eye can see, of lakes, mountains and wild bogs, this lakeside property will give you the complete Connemara experience while also being in close proximity the village of Ougtherard
No Smoking in the house.
Please bring your waste with you. You can dispose of your waste at the rear of Londis store in Oughterard. Purchase Bizzy Bin tickets in the store.
We had a wonderful stay at Niamh's home. It was cozy and had everything we needed to rest and relax. Oughterard was lovely and everyone was friendly. We especially enjoyed the Greenway cafe and Faherty's Pub. The house is large and has plenty of comfy spots, and the wood stove is fantastic. We hope to be back someday.
Niamh and Cian were incredibly nice in providing the information for the house as well as helpful notes on things to do and see in Connemara. Their home is absolutely beautiful and the four of us had a wonderful time there. It's ideally situated to explore Connemara and Galway and the surroundings are stunning, which made for some very enjoyable time spent just reading in the living room looking out at the landscape. The only regret was that we didn't get a visit from Stanley the Donkey but hope to see him next time. Thank you very much and we will definitely be back for our next stay in Connemara!
The perfect place. Near a wonderful village, the house is huge, very comfy and offer a fantastic view on a lake. The equipement is complete, beds are hotel-quality.
An absolutely beautiful property. The hosts were extremely helpful and easy to contact, even mailing ideas for things to do in the area. The cottage is very roomy with stunning views. Everything is there to have an excellent stay, we had several cosy nights in by the fire. There were many things to do locally and it was easy to head further west to explore. I would heartily recommend this property and the location as excellent value. Brilliant!
We had a great stay for four nights at Niamh’s property. My wife and I are travelling around Ireland, and as a part of our trip wanted a country getaway for a while. The house was great, and had everything that we wanted in it. Best of all was the location, half an hour out of Galway to base ourselves as we travelled the region, and at night, out on the farm land, you can’t hear a single sound... magic! If you are after some peace and quiet and a taste of country life near a small village, this would be perfect.