My father and I stayed at the cottage for three nights. We were in Ireland to visit and find family. We also did a lot of touristy things. It was a great trip. And the cottage was especially loved by my father, whose grandfather was born in a cottage just like that in Galway. We really appreciate that they saved this historical house. They also were great tour guides and were very welcoming. Five stars!
This cottage is in an excellent location for visiting key places associated with WB Yeats, the tower where he spent many summers and Coole Park and the museum in Kiltartin. Because we were there for a sporting event in Oranmore, we didn't get to all three places and will need to go back. Some of our party went to the Aran Islands via Doolin and it was not too far at all.
The photos on the website do not do justice to this tasteful and charming cottage, which is very well equipped. Eamonn was very very welcoming and helpful, there was milk, tea and coffee, fruit waiting for us when we arrived, together with many other handy ingredients, which makes all the difference during a short stay. It was very convenient to be provided a crate for our dog. The only downside to Tonroe Cottage was there is one step in the building, which didn't bother us, but it could be a problem for some. Thanks a million to Eamonn and Tina for letting us stay in their wonderful thatched cottage!
The cottage is absolutely gorgeous with lovely attention to detail. The photos don't do it justice! The bedrooms are beautiful and homely and the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you might need for your stay including condiments, tea/coffee, cereal, juice and milk. The washing machine and drier are particularly handy. Eamonn and Tina are wonderful hosts and couldn't have treated us any better. So glad to have met them - thanks guys. The animals are an added bonus. The cottage is on the main road, so it's easy to find and we didn't notice any traffic noise whatsoever given the thickness of the walls! Close to a range of small villages for provisions or eating out. And we did enjoy the banquet evening at the nearby Dunguaire castle. I have wanted to stay in an authentic Irish thatched cottage for a long time and my expectations were fully realised in Tonroe! Delighted that I discovered it and I do not hesitate to recommend.
This was a real thatched cottage 200years old). The hosts were very gracious and thoughtful. There were lots of extra towels and blankets, books and playing cards for rainy days among other little extras. We wish we could have stayed longer. :)