This cottage is clean, comfortable with amazing views of Lough Mask (a beautiful large lake) and gentle rolling hills dotted with sheep and cattle. It is in the town of Clonbur, which is lovely with two very good restaurants. There's also a grocery store with good pricing. We certainly enjoyed the cottage, but we are from Naples, Florida and Hurricane Irma had us preoccupied, so much so that we found out we needed to get back to take care of properties in Everglades City. So instead of the month, we stayed only a week. But God showed us promise. Each day when we got up, looking outside, we saw the most beautiful rainbows over the hills!
My only request would be Wi-Fi (the one in the cottage didn't work) and I'm sorry to say, a TV would be helpful. The reason? We were unable to stay fully connected to what was happening in not only the world, but our little corner in Florida.
The bottom line is that we had a good time, even with our state-side concerns. The Irish people are truly wonderful! Loved all the sheep.
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I must apologize for my lengthy delay in reviewing Station House, Athenry. Station House is a lovely property that was absolutely perfect for us during our stay. We felt at home the minute we walked up the path and met the property owners. Chris was welcoming, delightful and most helpful.
We were presented with a home made guide book with all sorts of very useful information, such as the trains schedule, activity ideas, cab number, Athenry City information and take away menus. All details and information presented were well thought out.
Station House itself is quite spacious. Everything is updated. The Wi-Fi worked throughout the house. Cable television made the teenager in our group quite happy. There is a kitchen for cooking and a grill outside. The yard is nice and there is room for car parking if you have a vehicle. Bedrooms were large and comfortable. Despite being across the street from the train, we only heard the train whistle once.
Station House is close to everything in Athenry Center, including restaurants, many of which are open late, pubs, cafes, the grocery. This is really a great property at a tremendous value in an excellent location. We highly recommend it.
We received our security deposit refund on our last day.
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Stayed with a large group of friends over New Years. We were originally looking for somewhere in Galway but left it too late to book and everything was gone. However the train ride into the city from Athenry was nice and short and the house is literally a few steps from the station. Ray gave us a number for a really helpful taxi who got us home even in the chaos of New Years. Everything with the house was perfect, and the owners very easy to deal with and hassle free. My only reason for 4 out of 5 is that the overall price including deposit was a little heavy in my opinion, it amounted to almost €2k for just two nights stay, but to be fair almost everywhere hikes the prices for new years. Over all, very happy.
We recently spent two weeks here. The location, house ,Athenry was perfect! The house is newly renovated and is spotless. It was very comfortable and within walking distance to everything. We were happy to come " home" after a day exploring. The town of Athenry was more than welcoming and we loved meeting the local people, who were very welcoming and friendly. Ray was efficient and helpful in answering any questions we had, would highly recommend Station House.
Stayed here in May and had a fabulous time. House is a perfect base to see Galway.
House itself has everything brand new. Is spotless, stayed as a family, has internet connection, so you can still be in touch with everything. There are many restaurants and bars in the area if you don't fancy cooking.
Would recommend this beautiful house .