Connemara - cozy cottage (new) overlooking Galway bay with panoramic sea-views across Galway bay to Clare Coast and Aran Islands. Spectacular sunsets! Sleeps up to 4 persons, in two wood-panelled attic bedrooms. (perfect for 2-4 adults/ children). Large modern well-equipped kitchen/dining room. Bright, spacious sitting room, warm, lots of light, wonderfully airy. Surrounded by bog and Connemara scenery. Just the ticket for a relaxing break in the country, yet only 3kms from Silver Strand beach, 3kms from Barna village, the Twelve Hotel & 2 Seafood Restaurants, 6kms from the Salthill prom, 8kms to Galway city centre.
Great for Adults and for Kids! Lots of space, car-parking. Walking and cycling on the 'Connemara Way' (passes front door). Fishing on Lough Corrib (3 miles, trout, pike, salmon), Horse-riding (2 stables within 2 miles), Golf (Barna Golf course, 300 metres from apartment) Lough Inch Pitch and Putt 600 metres, Sea Angling (boats at Barna and Spiddal piers). Taxi service locally, (Barna Cabs). Bus from Galway to Barna.
Rate quoted includes all utilities, central heating, electricity, linen and towels. radio, TV, DVD. Available all year.
'I love to help my guests get the most out of their stay, by showing them the best places to see and visit in Galway and Connemara. When you are in my home, your enjoyment is my responsibility'.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$36 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$572 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2145 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
A wonderful host and location. Loved our stay and conversations with Brian, who is so congenial and knowlageable about the area. Wish we had of had 2 weeks, not 2 nights. Thank you Brian.
Brian was a fantastic host. My parents took this trip and Brian helped them greatly and was friendly, well-informed, and an all-round great host. The accommodation was ideally located and extremely clean. My parents raved about the cottage. Thanks for making their stay so pleasant!
I haven't stopped singing Brian's praises since I left Galway! He is an amazing host! He has a wealth of knowledge about the area and always has an interesting tale to tell. We enjoyed the lovely bike route that he recommended and enjoyed sharing a pint with him at his local pub. He really went out of his way to make our stay exceptional. My friend and I enjoyed every minute of our short stay in his lovely cottage. The cottage is very comfortable and we especially enjoyed visits from Puff, Brian's super cute dog.
I highly recommend staying at Brian's, it was a delightful visit from beginning to end! Thanks Brian!
Brian's cottage was a perfect start to our Ireland holiday! It was clean, cosy & stocked with much more than just the essentials. Brian is a super host, and was very attentive. Thanks again for the allergy med, it was much appreciated! Pretty views from the front doors and close to good food & drinks. Would definitely stay with Brian again!
Thoroughly enjoyed our time just outside of Galway in Brian's cottage. Very spacious place with all the amenities to match. Brian sat with us when we arrived and gave us excellent recommendations for touring, dining and entertainment. Extremely knowledgeable gent. I would highly recommend a stay in Brian's roomy cottage if you're making your way through Galway.
This is a lovely cottage in a fabulous location with sea and lake views, close to the city but out in the country so good nights sleep guaranteed. The house is really well kitted out with everything you could possibly need and immaculately clean. Brian and his friendly dog Puff were very welcoming and made for a really lovely stay. I highly recommend this accommodation and only hesitate as we don't want it to be booked up when we are up next!!
Wonderful accommodations. We appreciated the care package. It was a great place for our family to stay and venture out for day trips.
Cute and cozy little cottage, great for a few days' stay in the countryside, near Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, etc. Brian's sightseeing advice was perfect--and his food recommendations very well received. I would've liked to stay longer. And Puff was a great friend to meet!
BEST PLACE IN IRELAND JUST PERFECT! Brian is really the best host you can imagine! His house is very, very lovely and you get everything you need!! He is a very inspiring and positive guy who gives you free history lessons :-) The location of the cottage is the perfect base to discover the whole western part of Ireland. We enjoyed ourselfs so much. We will come back for sure....! I fell in love with his little dog. YOU SHOULD TREAT YOURSELF TO VISIT HIM!
Too kind...thank you very much!!
Brown Bread... .
.375 kg brown flour (whole wheat flour)
.095 kg white general purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda (bread soda)
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablesoon of mixed wheatgerm, sunflower seed, sesame seed, ortmeal (any/all)
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
.5 litre Buttermilk
Method. Mix all ingredients together, roughly using large spoon or by hand, mix should be gooey and moist...add more buttermilk or water if too dry.
Put mix into lined bread / loaf baking tin, rectangular or round.
Bake in pre-heated oven, 180 degrres, for 60 minutes. remove and let cool a little, remove from baking tin, air cool, covered with clean tea cloth. Leave overnight before eating. hmmmm, yum!
Great host-- friendly and helpful, full of good ideas and good cheer. Left us with our privacy, but eager to have us tag along when the occasion called for it. The cottage is lovely, functional and clean, and so easy to get into Galway proper, though we preferred the quiet of Barna for most of our (short) stay.