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Connemara is a place to unwind and relax. Why not treat yourself and stay at Dove cottage. This delightful cottage is situated on 3 acres - on the same property as Corin Lodge where the owners Miriam and David live. You will enjoy total privacy. The lodge was originally built as a hunting lodge for The Countess Mataxa of Connemara. There is a variety of activities to choose from - take a stroll down the driveway and spend the day fishing on Lough Corrib, golf at the local 18 hole golf course or walk the illustrious Western Way through some of the most glorious and unspoiled scenery in Europe. Take your picnic basket and explore majestic Connemara where so many personalities including King Edward V11, Maharaja Jam Sahib, Sir William Wilde, his son Oscar and William Butler Yeates were inspired by the mystical beauty of this extraordinary landscape. A warm welcome awaits you.
Bedrooms: There are 2 large airy double bedrooms with queen style double beds, sleeps two or four. Perhaps 5 as there is also a Futon bed in the large bedroom on the first floor.
Bathrooms: Ground floor bathroom (rest room) with Instant Hot Water electric shower. W/C and W/H/Basin
Kitchen: This self-catering cottage has a galley type kitchen integrated into the Dining /living room which includes a 2 hob electric cooker with oven, under unit fridge, microwave, sink and all the usual kitchen utensils toaster,Coffee maker, kettle etc., and Picnic basket.
washing machine and dryer on the property.
Living Room; Delightful classy interior design. The cosy living room is cottage-smart includes open fire (wood provided). T.V. DVD, Radio and a good selection of books and films to choose from.
Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service; Fluffy white towels and fine linen included. Property cleaned once a week to a high standard.
Travelers pay 200.00. Euro at time of Booking and balance approx 6 weeks before arrival Date , or by prior arrangement
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Immerse yourself in the rich natural beauty, Ireland's true Emerald 'Connemara'. Spoil yourself by staying at the Romantic retreat of 'Dove Cottage'.The gentle curved drive,Set back 300 meter's from the Road the lush four acre garden and exotic trees invite you into this magical property. With a wonderland of activities to choose from to suit every taste. Ranging from fishing on the world renowned Lough Corrib, Golf at the exquisite 18 hole Golf course or take advantage of the illustrious 'Western Way Walks' that navigate breathtaking landscapes, the rich History of Ireland's past. Breathe the same fresh air that held the imagination of some of Ireland's most prolific writers such as Wilde, Yeats, and Synge, where former neighbor Walter Macken penned many of his celebrated novel's 'Quench the Moon'. A 2 bedroom Cottage, beside the main residence, set on 3 acres of beautiful mature gardens set back from the road by an avenue of hedgerows of rhododendrons with 100 year old pine trees.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: After many years of searching for a Holiday Home in the West of Ireland In Connemara we stumbled upon Dove Cottage. We are a couple who found a piece of heaven in the west of Ireland.
Why the Owner Chose Oughterard: A peaceful Romantic hideaway which can be used as a base for Daily Trips to Connemara along the Atlantic Way