Tel 00353-87-9045135. Couples will enjoy this modern studio apartment in the seaside village of Barna on Galway Bay. Offering table tennis, badminton and a hot tub, this cosy little cottage, with private deck at the rear, is set in a peaceful, picturesque, Connemara 'Gaeltacht' area on the outskirts of lively Galway city. Let us know to arrange the hot tub rental - price includes set-up, water, chemicals, filters and running cost.
We have a library area with books, DVDs, playing cards and board games. Also a Welcome Folder with lots of local info, 'Things to do', 'Places to Visit' and maps. Golf set available.
Let us know if you require equipment for baby, elderly and disabled (no charge).
Sleeps 2 in open-plan studio arrangement: Double bed/ Kitchen/Sitting. Separate bathroom with instant electric shower and hot towel-rail. Well-equipped kitchen. Large-screen TV/DVD and Wi-fi. Washing machine, fridge, gas hob, electric fan oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, electric Eco-heater, hair-drier, iron and ironing board. Furnished to high standard.
Private off-road parking. Peaceful setting: you will enjoy the BBQ area and dining outdoors where the only spectators are the cows in the field next door! Play table-tennis on the lower patio and badminton on the front lawn. Book a hot tub for the week (*extra cost – see below)
The cottage is nestled in a picturesque country setting on the edge of the unspoilt beauty of the boglands of Connemara. Stroll the popular walking route through bog lanes past Lough Inch to Barna Golf Course.A designated 'Gaeltacht' area. Beaches, shops, award-winning restaurants, horse-riding are all within easy reach. Salthill 10 mins drive - offers watersports, funfair, nightclubs. Galway City 15 mins.
RATES per week:
High Season (mid June to end August): €895
Low Season: €795
RATE includes all utilities, fibre wifi and exclusive use of hot-tub; no extra hidden charges
RENTAL PERIOD: 16:00 hrs on arrival day (generally Saturday) until 10:00 hrs on departure day.
BOOKING: 50% deposit on booking, balance due 8 weeks before arrival.
LINEN: All bed linen is provided and beds are made up.
TOWELS: are provided – 2 per person, hand towels for bathrooms, bath rugs and kitchen tea-towels. Guests are asked to bring their own beach towels.
BBQ facilities and utensils provided. Let us know if you require disposable charcoal trays (instant light) so we may arrange it for you at cost of €8 per twin pack.
BARNA is a quiet, seaside village offering award-winning restaurants (Donnelly's, The Twelve Hotel, O'Grady's at the pier), cafés, hair & beauty salons, health food shop, gift shop, boutiques, bakery and a great supermarket. Visit Silver Strand Beach, Barna Woods, Rusheen Bay Bird Sanctuary, Barna Tennis Courts, Spiddal Craft Village, the Aran Islands, Salthill Promenade and many other superb amenities. Or pop into the lively city of Galway to hear traditional music, watch street entertainment or attend many of the festivals that are held throughout the year, including the famous Galway Races (end July), Galway Arts festival, Powerboat racing at the docks and Salthill, Oyster festivals, Cúirt Literary festival, Medieval Festival, and many more. There are Farmer's Markets in nearby Spiddal, Moycullen and Galway Saturdays.
CO. GALWAY: The Cottage is on the doorstep of the acclaimed 'Conemara' region. This area of west Galway extends out to the islands, and is known for its stone-walled fields, thatched cottages, boglands, unspoiled beaches and native Irish speakers. Take the sea-shore route through Spiddal, Inveran, and on out to Ros-a-Mhil to catch the ferry to the Aran Islands, or travel the 'lakes' route through Oughterard (famous for salmon fishing & castle), Maam Cross and past the Twelve Pins Mountains to the busy market town of Clifden and on to the Conemara National Park & Renvyle or even to Inishbofin Island.There are many golf courses nearby (only a short walk from the cottage to the Barna Golf Course). For day-trips you could consider: the Burren National Park, The Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Caves, Coole Park, Thoor Ballylee (home of W.B. Yeats, one of our great poets). Visitors to the area can enjoy fishing, wonderful scenic and historic walks and sea sports.