Holiday home 2a Glynsk House is a detached cottage in the Galway countryside, four miles from the village of Carna. The house has two ground floor double rooms, one with an en-suite bathroom, and upstairs are two twin rooms. There are two shower rooms, one on each floor. Downstairs there is also a kitchen, and a spacious sitting room with dining area and open fire. Outside is ample off road parking, and a rear garden area with furniture. 2a Glynsk House makes a great base for enjoying the Connemara National Park, the Galway coastline, the pretty villages and towns or the lush green countryside of this beautiful region.
Area The small village of Carna lies on the shores of Galway Bay, overlooking Galway Harbour, in the scenic region of Connemara. Lying off the coast of Carna is St. MacDara's Church and Island, a notable holy place in west Ireland, and a site of pilgrimage and mass in July. The sailing crafts, the 'Galway Hookers' were made in Carna, as well as a small boat called the Currach, and the area is well known for the skilled boat makers who crafted them. There are still some working examples of the Galway Hooker in Kinvara's quaint harbour. There is great fishing in the area with Lough Mask and Lough Corrib close by, while Connemara National Park, home to the famous Connemara Pony and Kylemore Abbey are both within easy reach, providing great days out for all the family.
Region Towering cliffs stand next to vast stretches of golden sand, whilst vast mountain ranges cradle cool, low-lying lakes. The Galway region epitomises the term ‘great outdoors'; with fantastic walking and cycling and exhilarating water sports.
Amenities Electric central heating with open fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, DVD, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Ample off road parking. Rear lawned garden with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 4 miles, pub/restaurant 1 min walk. Coast 1 mile.
Loved the area, great being beside family run Glynsk House, everyone very friendly.. House was good, could perhaps do with a little more care, needs to be freshener up outside, one shower needs attention. Patio doors need attention and few new mattresses would not go astray, new kitchen cutlery required. Overall a nice house with no serious problems however it could be a lot better with very little effort. Thank you to Ann who looked after us well and arranged the Cot, none on site although it was booked.
2a Glynsk is a clean and well equipped cottage for up to 8 pers that provides a good base for touring Connemara.. An open peat fire supplements the effective electrical heating. There is a good bar/ restaurant adjacent, for a little local flavour. Only negative comment is that the double mattresses were tired , and need replacement. Also a couple of light bulbs needed changing. Would book cottage again.
While the cottage itself was fab we found that it was too far away from things to do and we were very limited in what we could do with 4 kids..
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