About This Listing
A self-catering family retreat, with all the charm of the Irish countryside and all the amenities of newly appointed 4 bedroom, 3 bath home. Sleeps 8-10 comfortably. Perfect for families wanting the magic of the unspoiled rural Ireland as well as the convenience of a home built just 10 years ago to honor a traditional style cottage.
Guests have access to full home: fully stocked kitchen, new electric stove in back kitchen, full sized refrigerator and dishwasher, farm style kitchen table, a dining room with formal table, comfortable living room with fireplace, 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms with powerful hot showers, a landscaped lawn & outdoor grill. Equipped with new washer & dryer.
Interaction with Guests
Owner will greet you and escort you to the home and is available by mobile for consultation on local area services or attractions.
Some of Ireland's best day trips are accessible from Derreen. Galway City shops, cafes, music pubs and the renowned Galway Arts Festival is a 50 minute drive. Just 4 miles out of Gort is Thoor Ballylee, WB Yeats writing tower and Lady Gregory's lovely walking estate Coole Park. In one hour you can be at the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher or enjoy surfing or golfing at the beach in Lahinch. The quaint castle view village of Kinvara with fine seafood and music venues is just 30 minutes away.
Derreen House is situated on lush rural hillside 10 minutes outside the town of Gort, County Galway. A car is necessary to reach the home yet once in Gort, there is a train station and a bus service that departs town every hour.
Other Things to Note
If you want to bring a laptop computer, Derren has Wifi capability.
The black antique stove in the front kitchen is mostly ornamental, the 'back' kitchen has a new fully operating new stove and there is an outdoor grill that guests may use as well.
Derreen is a true family home and our guests are expected to treat the property with respect.
Bernadette was lovely and the house was very nice, with a large fire lighting when we arrived. The house is located in a lovely part of the country side and it was great for traveling around Connemara. It was perfect for a weekend getaway for the 7 of us. Would highly recommend!
This home was one of the most wonderful aspects of our journey to Ireland.
Located 10 minutes outside of the town of Gort, my 3 friends and I loved the beautiful setting in the Irish countryside, the rolling hills and farmlands that surrounded it, and we truly felt a peace and a home-like feeling that is highly uncommon when traveling.
The yard was well groomed, the house was clean, the bedrooms and bathrooms were nicely laid out and spacious, the kitchen cooking and eating areas were clean and generously sized as well, and the two living room spaces provided wonderful alternatives for a larger gathering space and a smaller space that suited us especially well the night we chose to gather around the fireplace.
Bernadette and her daughter were as kind and caring as could be, Gort was such a beautiful smaller town, and both Gallway and the Cliffs of Moher were within easy driving distance.
We could not have been more pleased with our stay at Bernadette's Derreen Country Home, and the 4 of us definitely plan on staying even longer on our visit to Ireland next year.