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Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans la maison de Simon.
Cette maison est placée dans un décor extraordinaire avec une vue superbe et la sensation d'être en pleine nature est totale.
Les équipements sont complets.
Le volume de cette maison est très appréciable et la terrasse très agréable .
Excellent spot pour un séjour découverte et reposant dans un connemara sublime.
Jean-Luc, thank you for your very positive comments. I am delighted that you had such pleasant time. Thank you also for reminding me about the smoke from the fireplace. I will be sure to get the chimney swept soon.
Our stay was amazing. The house was beautiful and serene. Simon gave us information about both the history of the home and activities in the area. Nora was extremely welcoming and rode her bike over to greet us the first day. I cannot say enough good things about our experience. We traveled with our 3 children ages 8, 13 and 15 and they loved exploring the beach, playing on the rocks and simply reading while hearing the waves crash. We were all extremely sad to leave and hope to make a return to Folan's cottage. Thank you for such a wonderful 10 days.
From start to finish dealing with Simon was first class, The house is incredible, warm, well stocked, very inviting, and the location is unbeatable, you cannot find anything better in Connemara. I know the area quite well and this house is by far the best!. I'll be booking this place for any future stay in Connemara.
If you've ever fantasized about being on a rocky ocean coast and completely away from it all - but, with all the modern amenities and a short drive to the city - this is a dream come true. The house itself was spotless, is architecturally beautiful and it has everything - dishwasher, fireplace, heated floors, wifi, laundry, satellite TV...the list goes on. Our only real neighbours were the ponies that came by the house every morning and let us feed them carrots.
The property is equally awesome. The house is just a few feet from an essentially private, huge beach. We went to bed every night with the sounds of crashing waves and a sky so full of stars you'd think you were in a planetarium - how can you beat that. It's only an hour and a half drive from Galway and about 20 minutes from Clifden which has a couple big grocery stores and lots of shops. Connemara might not be the most touristy part of Ireland but from our experience, it's definitely the most beautiful.
Also thanks to Simon and Nora for their detailed guide on the area with lots of suggestions of things to do and see (and, surprisingly, there is a lot).
If you're flipping through airbnb listings and thinking about this place, do it!
Adam and Eva
We had a fantastic, relaxing time in Folan's cottage and it was extremely difficult for us to leave this amazing house and beautiful location after the end of our vacation. The booking, communication and the check-in were great, Nora is a fantastic housekeeper and always reachable in case you have any questions.
It is nice to cosy up at the fireplace during a rainy day, swim, hike and explore the surrounding area. Nearby Roundstone is a nice place to buy fresh fish or to explore the restaurants and pubs. All rooms are nicely & stylish furnished and decorated and extremely clean and bright. Every day, rabbits, ponies and sheeps came by for a visit and we really hope to be back there soon!
Just back from a wonderful week. The cottage was everything we hoped for and more. The most amazing location I think for any cottage anywhere, 30 seconds from the sea and with spectacular views. We marvelled at the creative vision of the people who created this unique place from two old stone buildings and made it into an architectural masterpiece with beautiful design touches throughout. For peace and quiet, scenery, nature, walking, swimming it can't be beaten. The cottage is also warm, easy to cook in and the bathrooms and kitchen were first class. I can't recommend it enough. Simon was a helpful and pleasant host and was very easy to work with prior to our stay.
I am delighted that you had such a great week.
We just spend an amazing week at Folan’s Cottage. The cottage really is fantastic, well furnished and beautifully situated next to the beach. Connemara in general is a great area! The contact with Simon was also very easy with lots of helpful tips what activities we could do during our stay. And the housekeeper was great, too. So we really can recommend a stay at this place!
The Cottage was lovely and set in stunning surrounds. We spent Christmas week here, cooked up lots of feasts, went on walks and had the open fire on most of the time. Simon and his housekeeper were both great. I recommend to stay here in any season.