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“peaceful and very relaxed holiday”
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12 reviews
Lounge Area with Inset solid-fuel stove
Double bedroom
Twin Bedroom
Bathroom with wet shower area and 2 showers
Dining Table seats 6
Inset stove heats radiators and water. OFCH also.
Outdoor Table and Chairs
Generous parking area at the back of cottage - also at front.
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Barna, Galway, County Galway, Western Ireland

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Very good - based on 12 reviews
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CassiePor...
Portland, OR
1 review
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“Quiet and Comfortable In Barna”
Reviewed January 25, 2017 for a stay in December 2016
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Very comfortable little house about 15 minutes outside of Galway. We are from the U.S. and spent Christmas here with our daughter who is working in Dublin. Kate was nice to work with and even brought by scones and tea upon our arrival. She also helped get the heat turned on. There were a few things that kept me from rating this home better. The first is that the back bedroom that my husband and I stayed in smelled extremely musty and damp. The smell didn't dissipate even after the house got warmed up, and when we got home all of my clothing still smelled musty. Second, when showering, the water gets all over the bathroom floor. There is a shower curtain, but no barrier to keep the water in. With only one bath mat provided, we had to put towels on the floor so feet didn't get wet whenever anyone needed to use the bathroom. And finally, there was only one roll of toilet paper in the house, and there were 5 of us! Luckily, we realized this before the stores closed for Christmas day, otherwise we would have really been stuck! There is no view of the ocean - the beach is not far, but you have to drive to it. Overall, it was a nice quiet place to spend with family.

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Management Response
Jan 28, 2017
Thank you for that valuable feedback, and we will certainly address the issues raised asap. Let me explain about the shower:
We removed the bath to provide a 'wet-shower' area for elderly/infirm and to allow wheelchair access. When the curtain is closed with the base turned in, it prevents water leaking out. It's a little trick, and I realise I forgot to show it to you. If I built a 'lip' it would defeat the purpose, but indeed there might be a better solution, and I will look into it.
One bath mat is always provided, along with a set of towels (2 per person), an extra hand-towel for the bathroom and 6 T-towels.
One starting toilet roll is also placed in the bathroom. We don't provide a stock for the whole week. I realise that Xmas was two days away, and yes all shops close that day, but I would have been very happy to help you out with anything you were short of. I tell all my guests, 'Just let me know...'
In relation to the back bedroom, I am surprised to hear that. It’s a warm, cosy house which we keep well-aired, but in the depth of winter, the weather will make everything feel damper! The next guests never mentioned it. Had you brought it to my attention at the time I would have looked into it, and provided an extra heater, etc. Don’t forget I did provide your elderly mother with a cosy electric blanket. I would have gone out of my way to do anything else, had you mentioned it!
You are right – there was no view of the ocean – in the summer you see a sliver of blue, but in winter everything is too grey!
Thank you again – I always welcome people’s comments so I can provide a high-quality experience for my guests, taking on board all your recommendations.
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Matthias...
1 review
“peaceful and very relaxed holiday”
Reviewed December 19, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

this house is beautiful and in a very peaceful environment. there is everything you need nearby and it's the perfect location for an relaxing holiday with comfortable nights at the fire place. We didn't even want to leave anymore because Ireland is a wonderful country with very nice and helpful people :) we will definetly come back to that place one day

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Larry O
Kildare, Ireland
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6 reviews
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“Very comfortable functional house.”
Reviewed August 16, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We really enjoyed our stay in Kate's cottage in barna. Very close to all beaches and water sports in rusheen bay. Nice garden and comfortable beds. Highly recommend Donnellys for seafood. Kate is a very effective communicator and ensured our stay was friendly.

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Liked least: The weather on Friday
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
Aug 18, 2016
Thank you so much. You were great to deal with too: welcome back in the future!
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Kilcumm
Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
“Fantastic location lovely clean cottage perfect for a family getaway”
Reviewed July 25, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

This cottage is ideal for a family with young children.We spent a wonderful week here and would highly recommend it.Peaceful location clean and well equipped house. Close to all amenities lovely beaches and Salthill only ten minutes in the car.

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Management Response
Jul 25, 2016
Thank you very much for the nice review - you were a lovely family and you would be very welcome to stay again!
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Kevin S
2 reviews
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“Serene Country Getaway”
Reviewed January 21, 2016 for a stay in September 2015
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My partner and I used this cottage as a base to experience Galway and the surrounding area of Connemara last year, and found it to be the perfect location to fulfill this purpose, especially as it's generously nestled between Galway city, the seaside and the greater West.

Kate and Carlos were extremely professional and friendly, kept both the cottage and the gardens in beautiful condition and made us feel very welcome.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the cottage and would highly recommend it as an idyllic holiday home.

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Management Response
Jan 22, 2016
Thank you very much for the great review - and getting the ball rolling with my reviews! You were wonderful guests. Welcome back any time.
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christina...
1 review
Reviewed August 22, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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