Situated in the Northern corner of the courtyard this self catering cottage can sleep up to six guests. It was built during 1846 as part of a programme of works that were created to provide famine relief during the Great Potato Famine of the time. The building originally housed stabling for some of the many horses that were needed on a large country estate such as Lough Cutra Castle Estate. In the 1920's the Gough family, who were the then owners of the Estate, closed up the Castle and converted several areas of the courtyard into a large residence for themselves. They brought with them many original features from the Castle, such as wooden paneling and oak floorboards from the main Castle dining room and marble fireplaces from the bedrooms. We have furnished and decorated sympathetically and accordingly meaning that our guests can experience the history and heritage of the estate and buildings, but with 21st Century conveniences.
Dining/Living Room with open marble fireplace
Kitchen - Fully Equipped, with a view of the Castle
3 bedrooms: 1xQueen [ en suite], 1xQueen, 1xTwin
Electric Storage Heating
Linen and towels provided
What an amazing place, Stayed here on a trip around the west coast with my wife and in-laws who are visiting from overseas and I have to say we were all blown away.
Its tranquil, beautiful, stately, relaxed, comfy, friendly and many many other things. Staying here suited everyone perfectly, In the mornings before i was functioning properly, the visitors were able to wander the grounds, walk by the lake and take in the beauty of the irish countryside and the grandeur of the castle, while in the evenings I was able to install myself into a comfy wingback chair by the fire and read a book from the shelves with a glass or two of wine after a long days driving around the burren.
Everyone we met was friendly and welcoming and while the place is impressive and grand its also friendly and very down to earth.
The house is very comfy and clean, I slept like a log every night and there wasn't a sniffle from the member of our group with a pretty bad dust allergy. The kitchen was equipped with all we needed and there was tea, coffee, butter, milk, juice, bread and rashers for us when we got there which was a very nice touch.
We used the house for a base to visit the burren and it was ideal, within 10 minutes drive of the house you're in the typical burren landscape and its close to all the main tourist hotspots.
So to conclude if you are reading this and thinking of staying I would wholeheartedly recommend the house, we loved it from the minute we drove through the impressive gateway and made our way down the driveway to be met by a flock? of more than one hundred ducks. My guests had such a good time here they will go home with great memories and I will definitely be visiting again.
This was a really beautiful cottage where we stayed four nights. The estate is amazing, with animals, a garden, and fresh eggs left on our door! Everyone was friendly and accommodating and we were quite sad to leave. Very kid-friendly, too. A great experience!
We had a wonderful time at Cormorant Lodge. It is a beautiful place and so very comfortable. We loved the fireplace, the expansive grounds and the views out the kitchen window of the castle. Chris was very hospitable. It was a great experience.
The three lovely American ladies
My family's recent stay at Cormorant Cottage was absolutely wonderful. The cottage and grounds are breathtakingly beautiful and extremely well-maintained. The cottage has three nicely-decorated bedrooms (with very comfortable beds), a well-stocked kitchen, a dining room, and a living room with a fireplace, which was so cozy.
Chris, the estate manager, was super helpful and thoughtful. There were beautiful fresh-cut flowers waiting for us when we arrived, as well as fresh eggs (from hens on the estate!), rashers (a.k.a., bacon, for us Yanks), Irish soda bread, jam, juice, etc., in the fridge. Chris also helped us immensely to navigate the area, and gave us great suggestions on what to see and do during our time in Gort and County Galway. He even gave us a tour of Lough Cutra Castle, complete with historical references and fun facts. We had heard of Irish hospitality before we got to the Emerald Isle, but we were floored by how genuinely nice, accommodating and helpful Chris was during our stay.
The estate is located in a prime spot for all the tourist sites you would want to see in area: the Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, the Connemara,,... It would even be fairly easy to get to Limerick, as well as Cork and the Ring of Kerry. Gort itself is also a very cute, little Irish town with a few pubs and nice restaurants.
All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can't recommend Cormorant Cottage highly enough. It's a real gem. For our family's vacation, it was ideal, and we could not have hoped for anything better. Our only regret is not being able to stay longer. But we're already planning our next trip back!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.