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Traditional 5 Star Connemara Self Catering Cottage.

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
4 nights minimum
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Overview: 'Cuach Cottage' a 1500 sq. ft. home located in the heart of Connemara, County Galway, 4 Kilometers from the renowned capital town of Clifden. It is also situated on 'The Wild Atlantic Way. ' The cottage has a free WI- FI system installed. We also have an excellent 3 G signal. Cuach ' stands on 4 acres of natural terrain / moorland and is located on the ' Old Bog Road '. We are right in the centre of a Specially Protected Area, on the edge of the Connemara National Park. Home of the Fox, Badger, Otter, Cormorant. Rare flora and fauna can also be identified here. NB Cuckoo, ie. ' Cuach ' arrives in April enjoy his song! Our holiday home is approached by a 100 mtr. pebbled driveway, leading to a classic country style 1/2 door, no chickens though, just sheep and Connemara p...Overview: 'Cuach Cottage' a 1500 sq. ft. home located in the heart of Connemara, County Galway, 4 Kilometers from the renowned capital town of Clifden. It is also situated on 'The Wild Atlantic Way. ' The cottage has a free WI- FI system installed. We also have an excellent 3 G signal. Cuach ' stands on 4 acres of natural terrain / moorland and is located on the ' Old Bog Road '. We are right in the centre of a Specially Protected Area, on the edge of the Connemara National Park. Home of the Fox, Badger, Otter, Cormorant. Rare flora and fauna can also be identified here. NB Cuckoo, ie. ' Cuach ' arrives in April enjoy his song! Our holiday home is approached by a 100 mtr. pebbled driveway, leading to a classic country style 1/2 door, no chickens though, just sheep and Connemara ponies alongside. There is ample parking space. We also have a freshwater river running alongside the cottage, good fishing here for Trout and Salmon. A fishing rod is provided for the aspiring angler !! Outdoor dining is provided along with a Weber BBQ. Seating for 8 , to the rear of the cottage and again seating for 6 to the front. The choice is yours. Sunny to the front in the mornings and to the rear in the evenings. At riverside there is also located a private bench where one can sit and sketch or indeed just totally relax and enjoy the sounds of nature and the babbling brook running alongside. Liam & Marian. Accommodation. Our holiday home has three bedrooms and sleeps 5 in comfort, two doubles and one single. The main bed is 4 ft, 6 ins, second 4 ft, and third 3 ft. Bed linen is the finest Egyptian cotton.The sitting room area is very spacious with traditional vaulted ceiling. Here one can relax in front of a turf burning stove. The dining table seats 6 in comfort. The views from our Studio Room are outstanding, spanning vista of 180 degrees. Vaulted Cathedral Roofs make for a very bright, airy, & relaxing space. You can sketch from here under natural light, nature watch, have a snooze, or just chill out with a fine glass of wine !! The Kitchen is completely fitted out with all modern facilities, whilst the entrance porch is large & accommodating. A redesigned Utility Room with fridge / freezer, dishwasher, washing machine etc. is just completed for 2016. Finally, the bathroom has everything one could need with WC, shower / bath etc. Enjoy !! Interior Decor. The interior has a French touch without losing any of it's local character. All main cottage windows have for example interior handmade three sectioned wooden shutters, complete with the finest linen and lace curtaining, attention to detail! Interior exposed timber flooring, fully insulated, traditionally nailed, with hand woven scatter rugs complete the picture. Building services. Our ECO home is maintained in spotless condition.The heating system is a newly installed oil fired boiler to radiators with total zoned control over hot water and space heating. Ample hot water at the touch of a switch. There is also a 12 KW log burning stove in the sitting room. Logs & turf are supplied [ Starter Pack] . The cottage is very snug on a chilly evening!! Water is from our own well. This is a very desirable feature when considering a rental property in Connemara !! Exterior. Outside the views are stunning, really have to be seen to be believed. The cottage has a fresh water river running alongside stocked with Trout and Salmon. If the Otter doesn't get there first you are in with a chance!!! Couldn't catch the blighters myself though. The home stands on 4 acres of well fenced gardens. Al Fresco Dining: To the rear of the cottage is a 6 seater dining set with charcoal burning Weber solid fuel BBQ. This area is raised and fenced for safety. All areas traditionally pebbled for that old world effect ! To the front of the cottage is a 6 seater dining bench. Takes best advantage of the sunny aspect in the early daytime. Spoilt for choice ! Location.- Beaghcauneen is the local area name and there are just a few families living here. Clifden being 4 K away is an easy cycle, as are most other areas of interest. There is an abundance of fine eateries in the town and immediate surrounding areas. Our cottage location is locally referred to as being within 'The Golden Circle' because of it's stunning beauty and appeal. Once visited people return again and again some becoming life long visitors and indeed friends. Directions. From Galway City take the Clifden road and once on this road it is an easy and very enjoyable 60 minute drive to your destination. Passing through Oughterard consider visiting 'Quite Man Bridge' an original set from 'The Quiet Man', John Wayne & Maureen O'Hara! Arriving in Clifden take the Ballyconneely Road, after 3 K branch off left, sign posted Cashel, to The Old Bog Road and then progress for 1 K & 'Cuach Cottage' is last dwelling on your left. Cycling. New cycle ways have recently been completed by Galway County Council and there are routes with varying degrees of difficulty. Bicycles are available in the town from Dave Mannion and we would encourage visitors to have a go, you miss so much whilst driving. Things to do. Visit Ballynahinch Castle, Cashel House Hotel, Kylemore Abbey, Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, Killary Harbour, Connemara Golf Links, Ashford Castle etc. Safe Blue Flag beaches abound, , Dog's Bay, Gurteen, Coral Strand, Mannin etc. or just go shrimping for the day! Close by at Clegan you can book the ferry and visit Innisboffin Island. Spend some time there and really chill out. Dining. Dining out / in is a delightful experience, the very freshest of locally caught seafood is always available. You might even bump into ' Feisty ' who would willingly supply you with fresh lobster, usually FREE !! A truly wonderful home cooking experience, [ recipe, contact number and cooking instructions in kitchen press ] enjoy !! There are many great restaurants in the immediate area, Guy's on The Square being one of them. Mitchels Restaurant located on The Square is indeed fine dining and really merits a visit. Evening entertainment: Try Lowry's, EJ's or Guy's all located around ' The Square ' for a nice relaxing drink with local musicians playing in season. These proprietors are really friendly and welcoming to all visitors. A great night out for everyone guaranteed. Out and about. Leaving our cottage turn immediately left and you are now on the Old Bog Road, for ten Kilometers there isn't a dwelling in sight just landscape that will take your breath away. On to Roundstone for a chat, and some crab claws, all washed down with a pint of Guinness naturally. Try The Roundstone House Hotel for lunch or evening dining. Please don't drink and drive! Bicycles are available locally for hire. Mannion's in Clifden will fix you up with all the necessary safety equipment. A truly memorable holiday awaits the visitor to this area, of course we would like you to stay in our accommodation, but if not please visit Ireland and enjoy anyway, Liam & Marian Young. More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Private Yard
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

We spent a great time in this cosy, perfect equipped cottage. There is so much to see in Connemara. The mountains, the sea with its beautiful beaches and all the historic sites. Thanks a lot to Liam and Marian

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank ueliimhof
Reviewed August 17, 2018

We are just back from a 2 week stay in the absolutely lovely Cuach Cottage. I stayed with my husband and 2 young children and we truly couldn’t have asked for more. The photos didn’t do it justice, it exceeded all expectations. The attention to...More

Date of stay: August 2018
3  Thank Julietpowell
03021949, VR Owner at Traditional 5 Star Connemara Self Catering Cottage., responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Hi Juliet, Bobby and family. Thank you for your glowing review of our holiday home, " Cuach Cottage ". We are so delighted you enjoyed staying, you were a joy to host. It makes everything so much more worthwhile when we receive back such complimentary...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2018

Thank you Liam and Marian for sharing your beautiful cottage, we had a wonderful stay. We especially enjoyed the stunning location. Sitting in the kitchen/studio room admiring the views which changed from hour to hour. The sunrise and sunset were stunning. Walked everyday from the...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Laura B
Reviewed August 29, 2014

We just returned from 5 nights at the cottage. What a beautiful cozy place Liam and Marian have created! We loved the location. It was close to Clifden which is an adorable village with shopping and some great restaurants, yet out in the beautiful wild...More

Date of stay: August 2014
1  Thank Heather C
03021949, VR Owner at Traditional 5 Star Connemara Self Catering Cottage., responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2014

It's really satisfying to myself and Marian when a visitor takes the time out to make such a fantastic review of their stay at our holiday home, nestled in the heart of Connemara. We absolutely love our Cuach Cottage and hope this shines through each...More

Reviewed June 24, 2014

Cuach Cottage was all we had hoped it would be. The cottage is charming and comfortable, close enough to Clifden to be very accessible yet also providing a sense of privacy and "home". And Clifden makes such a good base for exploring all around Connemara....More

Date of stay: June 2014
1  Thank wendylhk60
03021949, VR Owner at Traditional 5 Star Connemara Self Catering Cottage., responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2014

Liam & Marian greatly appreciate your very kind review of your stay at Cuach Cottage. Our holiday home in the West of Ireland is very precious to us and it gives us great pleasure to share this enjoyment with seasonal visitors. We would really welcome...More

About the Owner
Liam Y
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:August 2010
Availability
December 2018
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Guest Book comment: The Cuach Cottage 'Cuach Cottage', Bog Road, Clifden, Connemara, Co.Galway, Ireland (815598) Date of Stay 21 July 2014 Helpful votes:0/0. We had the most incredible time at this little cottage. Liam was helpful and friendly, and very responsive to our needs. The cottage itself was just a dream. Close enough to Clifden, Galway, The Bens, and even the Aran Islands that we were never at a loss for things to do, it was also perfect for just laying around and enjoying a picnic in the backyard, watching the sheep by the brook and taking in the incredible view. To top it all off, it was also spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. You won't be disappointed with this rental. My Response Thank you Olivia, and brand new ' Hubby 'for your very welcome review. Your positi...
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This catchment area is just crying out for walkers, cyclists, mountaineers, hill walkers, fishermen, golfers, kayakers, and those who wish to explore. It's a fantastic idea to cycle... now dont be scared off, there are standard and electrical bicycles for hire in Clifden complete with all the safety equipment. Ditch the car for a full week, get healthy and enjoy !! Further afield for attractions like Kylemore Abbey a car is recommended..
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