This homely warm house is only 4 km from Kinvara, Co. Galway with 6 restaurants/cafes and 7 pubs where you can hear music nearly 7 nights a week. 30 km from Galway City. Close to the Burren with Ailwee Caves, Treacht beach. On the Wild Atlantic Way
My house is 12 years old. We designed and build it ourselves with a good bit of help from friend. It is situated in the countryside on a quiet road that leads to the seaside with lots of walking, cycling, surfing, swimming opportunities. Beautiful Fanore beach is only 34km away
You will have access to your bedroom, kitchen, eating area and garden. There are two bathrooms but both are share with other people. Parking is free and there is lots of space for keeping windsurfing gear, drying area for wet suits o.a.
Interaction with Guests
I will help you out as much as I can and if you wish. I can keep you informed on what goes on in the village and surrounding area.
I wont be cooking you the breakfast but will always have cereal, bread tea and coffee in the house, so you can have your breakfast when it suits YOU!
I live in the house myself and will be around most time in the summer.
The house is 4 km from Kinvara village with 6 restaurants/cafes and 7 pubs where you can hear music nearly 7 nights a week. Kinvara is known for its high quality of traditional music.
It is on the gateway to the Burren a unique limestone area with lots and lots of flowers. The Ailwee Caves with it birds of prey is well worth a visit. Ballyvaughan is another seaside village close by. Restaurants like Linnane's in New Quay well know for its seafood is 12 km away
Nearest beach - Treacht is 5 km away, and only 34 km to the most beautiful Fanore beach on the Atlantic coast.
Galway city 33km
Shannon Airport 66km.
So all in all a good central base for exploring Galway and County Clare and plenty for doing whether it rains or shines.
Bus no 350 from Galway bus station leaves for Kinvara - Doolin - Cliffs of Moher at Mon-Sat: (phone number hidden)(mon-fri) and 18.00 not on Sundays). Sorry thats a bit confusing.
It takes about 35min
Bikes for hire in Village (DIY Pursuit)
For €15 a day. I have a couple of bikes you can hire for €5 a day .
Other Things to Note
I have two very friendly dogs on the premises. They like to go for walks, play ball and go swimming! But they will leave you alone if you are not interested in them.
The Cuckoo Festival first weekend in May is an Irish traditional festival with lots of top class music in the pubs and cafes.
Cruinniu na mBad, meaning "Gathering of the Boats", is a festival held in August each year, which brings us back in time, to when the majestic Galway Hookers used to transport turf/peat to Kinvara. In 2014 the festival will be held on August 8 to 10.
Smoking allowed outside:)
This was good. The location was great. Not far from Kinvarra which is an interesting old fishing village and port with some unusual shops selling all manner of local bric-a-brac and paraphernalia . The house is a couple of minutes from the edge of the water in the midst of a rural environment. The room is bright and big, with a desk which was handy as I had work to do, good internet connection. The house is quirky and lived in and none the worse for that. Annette was very helpful and communicated quickly and clearly. Unfortunately as mine was a VERY late booking Annette was already committed to be out and we only had a little time together but she was friendly and made me feel at home with use of the kitchen to make breakfast that she provided. I would have stayed longer if I had not already made plans - the would plenty of places to visit within an easy drive.
Easy to find with Anette directions, we stopped at a pub she adviced us in kinvarra. It was a very nice place to start our irish vacation! Very friendly welcome even if we arrived a bit late. Very nice house and host.
Anette a une jolie maison mais un petit peu difficile à trouver. Mais elle a su nous guider et s'est montrée très accueillante et elle nous a bien aidées pour notre programme du lendemain. Rencontre sympathique.
I hah a lovely night in Anette's house in Kinvarra. Anette was so welcoming with loads of local information. She was so generous with her time and was really patient when I made several mix ups with the booking. The house is in such a peaceful area....I woke up to birdsong! It is ideally located for the Burren , the cliffs, the Aran island and numerous other amazing attractions. I loved Anette's dogs who were so friendly! Highly recommended.
I had a wonderful time staying with Anette. She made me feel right at home. The location is perfect to 'get away from it all.' Her dogs are also really sweet and friendly.
Excellent accueil, chaleureux et sympathique. Anette a mis sa maison à notre disposition tout en nous laissant très libres. Nous avons été reçus comme des amis.
All was more than perfect. Annette is great!
Kinvarra is a lovely place full of life. I would come back without any hesitation.
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I work in a local National School for small children. I love music. I play and teach piano. I Conduct a choir and I play Irish Traditional music on the flute and tinwhistle and do setdancing. I have done a lot of traveling and been to many countries like Japan, Russia, New Zealand, Australia and most countries in Europe.
I love the nature, wild flowers and i like gardening. I love meeting new people from all over.