The Cottage: 500 metres from the Atlantic at Galway Bay, amidst a landscape, of tiny stonewalled fields and wild bogs is the thatched cottage known to the generations who lived there as An Sean Teach (the old house). This is a real hidden gem of a cottage. Seven generations of a local family were born here. It was the small home of a Gaelic speaking family, farmers and fishermen, knitters, turf cutters who lived in special harmony with the wild nature of their place. The culture of this community was one of the few places where traditional Gaelic culture survived and today you can still hear the Irish language spoken in the local shops and bars. Situated on the outskirts of the village, it is just ten miles west of the bustling city of Galway but still only 3 minutes walk from great restaurants, pubs and the workshops of some of Ireland’s finest crafts people.
This property sits in it’s own field and garden amidst a hinterland of outstanding natural beauty and wildlife. It is a place of incredible peace and tranquility. Also, there is great golf links and incredible walking or biking amidst Connemara and the Aran Islands, all within easy commuting range.
Lovingly and patiently restored to the finest detail with modern conveniences added discreetly. Its owners are a family steeped in the rich heritage of this place. Their home will provide you with a vacation you will never forget! This is the ideal romantic getaway, creative nest, a step back from it all or a great location to discover Galway City & Connemara.
Inside: This authentic thatched cottage consists of 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king size bed and is ensuite with shower. The two single attic bedrooms have access to a toilet upstairs. The main bathroom is downstairs and it has a bath.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all modern conveniences including washer/dryer, cooker, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The beautifully restored sitting room has a TV and an original fireplace with a turf/wood burning stove. There is a garden to the front and the rear small patio with basic seating plus a built-in grill that can be used to barbeque.
Welcome pack for week or longer stays Dogs allowed
Shed for storing bikes etc
Daily buses from Galway City
Free turf to use for fire
BBQ area with outdoor furniture Grass area to play in
Close to Beach
Internet / Wi-Fi
Fresh towels & linens
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