Holiday home A Country View Cottage is a delightful detached cottage situated six miles from the medieval heritage town of Athenry in County Galway and can sleep twelve people in one king-size double bedroom, a ground floor double with en-suite and two family rooms. There is a family bathroom on the ground floor. The rest of the property contains an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove. There is an additional sitting area (seats 5) with an open fire, a conservatory, a utility and a games room with pool table, table football, table tennis and mountain bikes. To the outside of the property there is ample off road parking and a front enclosed lawned garden and rear patio with furniture and barbecue. A Country View Cottage is a spacious property ideal for families or groups of friends looking to explore this lovely part of the Emerald Isle.
Area Athenry is a medieval heritage town in County Galway in the west of Ireland. The town's charter was granted in 1235 and has town walls dating from 1310, of which approximately two thirds still remain. Athenry Castle dates from the 13th century and retains a three storey tower which now houses an exhibition area. The town has an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants and is home to Athenry Golf Club. The city of Galway is just 15 miles away and has a large selection of attractions and is regarded as one of the best tourist destinations in Europe. The coastline and beaches of the west of Ireland are just a short drive away, making Athenry a superb holiday destination for touring this beautiful part of Ireland.
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 Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove and electric imitation fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 6 x TVs with basic Sky (including bedrooms), 6 x DVD players in property, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter packs for fire/stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Sauna at extra cost. Steam room in Upstairs bedroom. Ample off road parking. Front enclosed lawned garden. Rear wild garden with patio, furniture and barbecue. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 3 miles. Note: No stag/hen or similar. Note: This property may be suitable for wheelchair users, please contact the owner with specific requirements. Note: Four person sauna available at extra cost payable directly to owner.
Note: Hot tub optional extra, please contact the owner directly for further information. Note: Property can sleep a party of 2 and max of 12 people. Note: Due to being a large property, check in maybe a bit later than normal. Note: Mountain bikes to be used at own risk. BT Sports available on request for November and January. A second games room with full size professional snooker table, mini bar, piano, smart tv and excellent wifi is also available on site as an optional extra. Please contact owner for more info and for payment directly to him.
House was stunning it a great area plenty of room and plenty of stuff to keep u entertaned.. The only down side was the beds were a little hard but that's just my opinion.
Mr Smith, September 2020
The holiday was great overall and the house was perfect! John met us the day we arrived and was full of chat and helpful information. There were 9 of us staying for the week and we all fit very comfortably in the home. The facilities were great and everything was very clean. The area was nice and quiet also so everyone had great sleep and relaxation the days we spent in the house. Would definitely recommend this house for an Irish holiday :)
we were a party of 7 adults and 5 kids & stayed here start of july 2020. we had a great week even though the weather was awful! .... the house is huge and there was plenty of room for everyone, the place was spotless and the beds were very comfortable, it provides all the comforts of home and the owner is on hand at all times if we needed him, beautiful outdoor seating area and garden for the kids to run around, would definitely recommend!
Mr Moyles, August 2020
Fantastic cottage with evrything you need (sunny and rainy days - with indoor activities), ideal for a family.. Not far from Galway but in the middle of the country, surrounded by hens and sheeps. Lovely welcome packs.... and not only the fire starter pack: fresh eggs, water bottles in the rooms, as well as slippers.... really guesthouse like!
And as we say in France, "the cherry on the cake" is a very nice and available owner.
Mr Dielenschneider, February 2020
Wow what an amazing property! ! A very spacious house with everything you could ask for with lovely scenery. All the rooms were good sizes and we really loved the kitchen/diner and conservatory areas. The children had the pool table to keep them entertained along with all the other toys provided. John was very good to communicate with, accommodating and very thoughtful. It was lovely to arrive to the house decorated for Xmas which made our stay even more special. Thanks for a lovely weekend John.
Miss Brosnan, December 2019
The house was amazing, the owner was so sound and helpful and just let us at it ourselves.. Such a nice guy and best craic of a weekend was had, pool table, snooker, dart board, bar! best weekend!
Mr O'kelly, November 2019
We really enjoyed our stay at John's Country View Cottage, it was so spacious and the bedrooms and en suites felt luxurious.. The weather was mixed but the house was always warm and cosy. John was a fantastic and welcoming host and allowed us to check out half an hour later so that we could watch the World Rugby Final - so kind. We really made use of the pool table and I loved the outside fairy lights. Thank you, John. The Scotts of Burbage.
Mrs Scott, October 2019
The property is exactly as advertised.. It was clean and in ready condition for me and my family. Mr. John Tarpey (property manager) was prompt in responding to any messages we sent before, during, and after our stay. His communications were very much appreciated. My family and I would definitely stay here again. Thanks John!
Mr Connors, October 2019
The property is first class and goes way beyond what you would expect from a holiday rental..
Mr Law, October 2019
Fabulous house, its home from home, all the little extras included, its spacious, well furnished with beautiful gardens, I will definitely be recommending it to my friends and hope to return someday, there were 4 adults and 4 children in our group and everyone thoroughly enjoyed our stay at A Country view cottage..
Ms Kiernan, August 2019
We have recently returned from a family gathering in Galway and had the immense pleasure of staying in this lovely house.. Our host John (who we were fortunate to meet) was very friendly and helpful and provided us with important information regarding the local watering holes! Communication was excellent from the beginning. The house itself was wonderful and aptly suited our needs as two families with children. Plenty of toys and games, bikes, pool table, running machine with weights (for those of us who could be bothered to use them!) sauna (not used) piano (used) etc. The house was spotless and very nicely decked out; lots of bright, spacious living areas so none of us felt like we were in each other's way. Although it rained many times for our week, we did manage to use the outside space one sunny afternoon, enjoying the peace and quiet and late summer sun with a glass of wine. Both families were very happy with the accommodation and have said that if we visit Galway again then this is where we would choose to stay.
Mr Barker, August 2019
We had a wonderful weeks family holiday at this superb holiday house.. There were 9 of us and there was still plenty of room. The facilities were excellent with everything that you need.The children loved playing outside and looking at the farm animals in the lower field. John was the most fantastic host, so helpful, nothing was any trouble. And, the cherry on the cake was that we had brilliant weather.
Would definitely recommend this house, a home from home.
Mrs Cunningham Smith, July 2019
A perfect house for a family or friend holiday with exceptional wheelchair facilities and a games room to keep all ages entertained.. Situated with breathtaking country views, it is the ideal location to enjoy a meal on one of the many outdoor seating areas immersed in nature. All the bedrooms were very spacious and the house is finished with a very modern and stylish touch. All of this was topped off by an extremely accommodating owner, who did everything he possibly could to ensure we had an amazing week.
Ms Heraty, July 2019
This was a super house, really well equipped and most comfortable in every way.. We have been in houses all over Ireland and Country View Cottage was definitely one of the best. John, the owner, was extremely helpful and kind and took great care of us 4 senior ladies. We had a most enjoyable holiday, in a great location in a beautiful home from home.
Mrs Keating, May 2019
A Country View Cottage is an absolute delightful home surrounded by beautiful countryside.. John (the host) has thought of everything and very helpful. Abundance of toys, bikes to keep children entertained.
We will definitely return.
Mrs Togher, May 2019
Séjour superbe dans cette belle maison proche de Galway.. Idéal pour un séjour entre amis ou famille, espace, jeux, billard, fléchettes, bains à remous, barbecue...
Au milieu de la campagne Irlandaise et des moutons,
1er séjour en Irlande nous recommandons vivement
Mr David, April 2019
We had a great time and communication with John was fantastic.. It was a privilege to holiday in such a lovely big home.
Ms Moloney, April 2019
La maison est dans un lieu agréable et tranquille.. Tout le confort pour un séjour plaisant est mis a notre disposition. Bien située pour géographiquement pour les visites. Les Irlandais sont vraiment des personnes formidables. Je recommande vivement.
Mr Parthonnaud, April 2019
This house was perfect! In a gorgeous location and the house was lovely! Everything about it was better than we expected! Loads of room, parking, outside area was lovely, social areas inside were great, location is lovely, everything was fantastic!
Such a lovely helpful host too! Thank you!
Already recommended the house to so many people!
We had a wonderful time over Christmas John made us feel very welcome and what an amazing house.. We will definitely be going back.
We have absolutely loved John’s house! !!
We were a group of 3 couples with 5 kids staying over the weekend. The house is extremely spacious, yet very warm and cosy, and has everything we could have wished for and more. Apart from having all of the standard amenities and utilities (that are not actually always a standard in other houses) having the pool table, dart board, tons of kids toys, board games, etc. made our stay much more special than usual. All of the bedrooms and toilets are very comfortable and spotlessly clean. John was very helpful and organised everything to the highest standard.
A weekend away at the beginning of December has become our family and friends annual tradition as we celebrate my wife’s birthday by going away together. 2018 marks the best one to date thanks to John’s house!
Johns house exceeded our expectations, it was absolutely beautiful.. It had everything we needed, and it was spotlessly clean . We had a great weekend and John was extremely accommodating, a great host. We all really enjoyed our stay and would love to go back some day.
Beautiful home set out in the country
It has everything any family or larger group needs
The beds were comfortable.. There was a fine selection of appliances. Amenities were very good as well. We made use of the sauna and it was nice, too. Quiet neighborhood. Beautiful views and yard.
It was a really nice garden good place zo stay with children.. Pleanty of bathtooms. Very friendly and helpful owner.
This was a great house perfect size for the party of people we had .. The games room went down a treat with plenty to keep everyone going . The owner was very helpful and provided all we needed . Couldn’t recommend the house enough the only thing that I would say was the drive in and out To Galway city everyday took longer than expected so if I was to stay again it would be a lot closer to the city . For anyone looking a quieter holiday to relax and enjoy the lovely views this house is perfect .
House is bigger than we expected.. The owner John is the nicest guy you could ever meet. He is the most friendly and accommodating owner. Nothing was ever a problem, he would move mountains to make sure you had everything you need and a relaxing holiday. The house has everything you would expect in a rental and more, he has thought of everything. I would happily and highly recommend this property to anyone. Athenry is lovely, warm friendly locals and some nice restaurants also.
A wonderful house in a perfect situation to explore the West of Ireland.. ...we would definitely book again. The photos don’t do the property justice for the amount of space available. The host was always available by text for any questions. The honesty box for food and drink supplies was a lovely touch as were the children’s toys supplied. All in all a great family holiday.
I can not recommended this property enough the house was amazing it was everything and more the views where something else the house has everything in it u can think of it has everything in it no matter what age u r even toys for younger visitors if u r looking for a relaxing holiday then this house is for you ..
Superb, just had minor issues with the tv set up (but the owner was fixing it very quickly) and the blinds in the rooms were not good at keeping out the light (we were travelling with 2 young kids and needed their rooms to be dark so they would sleep).. Other than those very minor things everything was wonderful.
The house is in a wonderful location and is beautiful, it has EVERYTHING that you need and more! !! John the owner is very accommodating and approachable
The house was just beautiful.. As a family holiday it was the perfect setting. Very close to galway city. There was sheep and lambs in the field behind. The kids thought they were in a farm. Swing set and slide with big gardens made the kids holiday. Would definately go back. So spacious and clean. Really enjoyed our week.
Our cottage exceeded our expectations.. Everything was really nice and and comfortable The owner John was so nice and even had a cuppa with us one morning and a chat!! John even went out of his way to post my daughter's electric toothbrush back home to us when we forgot to lift it
Absolutely loved our week away at this property. Owner John was very accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. Recommended most of the places we visited whilst there. Very clean and spacious. 2 big family rooms too which was perfect for us. Would certainly recommend.
It is a great spacious modern cottage, excellent for big families.. We used it for an orchestra and a number of musicians shared this property. Everyone found room to practice and after rehearsals we enjoyed relaxing in the fitness room over a few games of pool. The host is very kind and helpful and looks after the needs of his guests and after the house. The location is good for people touring the area, it is not a scenic location, just a quiet country location. There are no shops or pubs in walking distance. A car is a necessity, but it is very close to Galway city and Co.Clare. All in all we were extremely happy with our stay there.
Great accommodation for a family.. We really enjoyed the cottage - the games room was a plus. The garden is great and it really is only 10 minutes to Athenry
Mr O Connor
It was easy to get day trips sorted kids loved the WiFi.. The BBQ was great and to top it of there was a jazzui bath
As a family of 2 adults and 6 kids we try and rent a house for a week every year in different locations for family holiday.. This year we thoroughly enjoyed our home in Athenry. Everything that we needed was within the house. We had power cut which affected the TV and problem with trip switch on tumble dryer, I texted the owner and both were fixed immediately. The house had stair gates and everything needed to make our holiday memorable. The house was located near to Athenry and Galway and we had some lovely days out in neighbouring villages and townlands. We couldn't fault Sykes Cottages, the house we rented, the location or the owner of the house who was just a quick text away at all times. A wonderful trip.
Very enjoyable holiday, would definitely go back.. Absolutely everything provided in the cottage....down to toys available for our 3yr old grandson. Very spacious inside and safe, secure gardens for children to play in. Can't think of anything the cottage required to make our stay any more enjoyable....highly recommended!
Mrs Mulvenny, June 2017
The cottage is exactly how it is advertised.. The rooms were all exceptionally spacious. The cottage was a little cold when we first arrived but there were very clear instructions on how to boost the heating and the wood burner was a bonus. The children enjoyed playing pool and were pleased that there was quick WiFi! I even stole a run on the treadmill tucked away as the weather was as you would expect in February. The cottage is a 5 minute drive into Athenry where there are plenty of restaurants, pubs and the town cafe was great for breakfast. A lovely get away and fantastic value for Money.
Mrs Harley, February 2017
The owner,caretaker was very welcoming,friendly and most helpful.. We would love to return to A Country View Cottage again for a family holiday. What a beautiful holiday cottage.
Mrs Mc Keone, November 2016
I would recommend Sykes for my friends.. A+
The house was outfitted to a great standard and my interactions with the owner were brilliant. The location is fantastic with amazing views and good access to local towns Athenry and Oranmore, with Galway being just a little bit further.
Bajkowska, October 2016
The house is very comfortable and well equipped, and plenty of room for everyone .. The owner is very helpful, quickly came and fixed something that was broken when we first moved in and kept in text touch making sure everything was ok and giving us lots of useful suggestions for places to go . We were blessed with beautiful weather and there are plenty of places to see - we had wonderful days out in Galway, Aran islands , Athlone ,and the surrounding countryside. The only drawback of this house is that you are a bit out on a limb with no shop/ pub/ eatery within easy walking distance and the places we wanted to go for family days out were generally an hour or more s drive away with usually a bit of traffic towards Galway when we went anywhere west . Would definitely visit the west of Ireland again but probably have a different area as a base just so that we could see more of it eg to explore more of Connemara.
Mrs Harris, August 2016
Beautiful house lovely location
This is a lovely spacious house with comfortable furnishings and lovely views. The owner was welcoming and very helpful indeed. It is an excellent base for exploring County Galway by car. Our family had a truly memorable holiday at Countryside View.
Mrs Flood, August 2016
The house was outfitted to a great standard and my interactions with the owner were brilliant.. The location is fantastic with amazing views and good access to local towns Athenry and Oranmore, with Galway being just a little bit further.
Mr Chadwick, July 2016
This is a lovely spacious house with comfortable furnishings and lovely views.. The owner was welcoming and very helpful indeed. It is an excellent base for exploring County Galway by car. Our family had a truly memorable holiday at Countryside View.
Mr Evans, July 2016
My family of 7 stayed comfortably for three nights in Johns home.. He was extremely easy and pleasant to work with. From picking strawberries in his beautiful greenhouse, to watching the sheep in his backyard, to having breakfast on his patio... It all added to the charm of this home and small town. We will definitely be recommending countryview cottage to others and would love to come back!
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