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“Fairybridge Cottage is the best!!! Highly recommended!!!”

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Fairybridge Cottage
Reviewed July 7, 2009

Beautiful thatched roof cottages in the middle of the Irish countryside. The owner - Mary - is a wonderful hostess and a pleasure to stay with. There are 2 separate cottages. One of them is a 1 bed 1 bath and sleeps 2-4 comfortably (it has a futon on the lower level and a full-size mattress in the rafters). The other is 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. Not sure if she rents them out at the same time as I am assuming she stays in one while the other is rented. My wife and I stayed in the 1 bed 1 bath cottage. You have to climb a ladder to get to the sleeping chamber in the rafters. Mary is a very personable and pleasant hostess. She left fresh eggs from her chickens on the counter for us to have a fresh breakfast, and she stocked the fridge with all necessary ingredients to make your own Irish breakfast. Both cottages have full kitchens, microwaves, ovens, and hot/cold water. Showers too! The village of Oughterard isn't far from Galway. Very quiet countryside - highly recommended!!! My wife and I can't wait to return with our daughter once she's old enough. Note: due to the nature of the building construction and thatched roof, there are spiders present inside of the home. Not too many, but a few. Those with phobias beware! ;-)

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 8, 2009

I've passed by there several times and the location and Irish cottage "feel" are very authentic. Plus real chickens running around and thatch. And a little river nearby.

Stayed: January 2006
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Reviewed July 25, 2007

What a great experience. You'll have to call Mary to make reservations because she doesn't believe in computers. She doesn't need to advertise because 90% of her guests have been there before. Don't expect your typical B&B fare, you are staying with a couple in their 3-bedroom thatched roof cottage that is so charming and beautiful, it was on the cover of a 2006 Irish Cottages calender.

The small village of Oughterard has only a handful resturants, pubs and shops. But is ideally located for a 20minute ride to Galway or to tour Conemerra (sp?). To describe this cottage is to take a post card picture of a thatched roof cottage, filled with every collectable and knick knack inside so that every space is filled with something interesting. A turf fire burns in the morning and evening. You get a fresh filling breakfast and the eggs come their chickens out back. Mary is a charming lady with a perpetual smile and knows that you are there to relax and enjoy yourself. The rooms have comfortable beds. One bedroom has a private shower and bath and the other has a private shower, but you use the hallway bathroom.

You will arrive as a guest and leave as a friend...and Mary never says goodbye...just "see you soon".

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 6, 2005

we enjoyed our stay at fairybridge, very friendly,brill breakfast, mary made us very welcome we went as strangers and came away as friends definately worth a visit chris n jon

  • Stayed: August 2004
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Reviewed July 14, 2004

Fairy Bridge is a great little hideaway in the heart of Connemara. It is a self catering cottage but Mary went out of her way and gave us A Full Irish breakfast stocked in our fridge to make oureslves with fresh eggs from the chickens in the front yard! It had a great (electrical) woodburning stove and a loft bedroom which we found very romantic! It really is a magical place! It made us feel like we were kids again playing in our little clubhouse. Beware though, the rooster will wake you up in the morning (heehee)

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Reviewed September 7, 2016
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  • Stayed: October 2015, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 1, 2014
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Tonwee, Oughterard, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Oughterard
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Ranked #4 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Oughterard
Number of rooms: 2

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