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4* Quality Home with Spectacular Views of Galway Bay and Burren Hills

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Last updated: 04/24/2015

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Located in the peaceful village of New Quay, between the rural seaside towns of Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare and picturesque Kinvara Co. Galway, this 4 bedroom accommodation has stunning views over Galway Bay to the medieval city of Galway and the Connemara mountains.

Cuan Beag makes an ideal base for exploring the unique geology and archeology of the the Burren National Park, Aran Islands, Ailwee Caves, Cliffs of Moher and Dunguaire Castle.

Cuan Beag has been thoughtfully furnished to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Our beech kitchen is equipped with all modern appliances, microwave, cooker, fridge etc…While the utility room accommodates the laundry area, washer / dryer dishwasher etc. The spacious living room which contains an antique cut-stone fireplace has an oak floor which mirrors a delightful timber ceiling. There is both an oil fired central heating and electric heating. Quality linen supplied. The house provides wheelchair facilities.


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Wheelchair accessible main bathroom adjoining double room...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Ensuite to twin room...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Ensuite to bedroom 1...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Pull out double bed sofa, childs cot and childs high chair available if required....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    The house, situated on an inlet of the Atlantic coast and facing the Aughinish Island, is a fantastic location for a quiet relaxing trip or to engage in the many energetic activities found locally....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The stunning bare Burren limestone hills look upon our cottage, home to the gentian, orchid and other rare flowers unique to the Burren. These add to the magnificant scenery and colour of this area....moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    The house faces across the stunning Galway Bay to the historic city of Galway....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    Ask for details...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season - June
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
7 night min stay

Peak Season - Summer
Jul 1 - Aug 31
7 night min stay

Mid Season Sept
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
7 night min stay

Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay

Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2015
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • May €1
  • Taxes Not included


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62 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
250 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Linnanes Lobster Bar
240 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Dublin Port
18 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Gort Golf Club
22 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Gort Train station
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
N6 - Dublin-Galway motorway
250 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Linnanes Lobster Bar
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Old Quay Beach

Car: Recommended

Our warm homely house is located 200m from Linnanes Lobster Bar and 800m from the Russell Gallery. We are a 15 minute drive from the musical and lively town of Kinvara which, regardless of the time of year, is living in festival mode!

The beautiful and historic city of Galway is a 35 minutes drive and for those who do not wish to venture too far, the lights of this magical city can be viewed from across the bay in New Quay.

For those who are keen walkers, there are many local routes to be discovered. Surfers are only 1hour from the waves of Lahinch. Avid golfers are in their element with the World Renowned Lahinch, Doonbeg, Gort, and Galway Bay Golf Courses all within driving distance.

The peaceful village of New Quay is set on the coast of Galway Bay, overlooking the Aughinish Peninsula and submerged within the beautiful limestone landscape of the World-renowned Burren.

Linnanes pub and seafood restaurant is famous for it's locally produced organic food and Galway bay fresh fish, provided by the local fisherman Gerry. His wife Martina, also sells the fresh fish from a shop beside Linnanes, for those who are happy to cook at home!

The Russell Gallery and Teashop is a wonderful location to view works of art by local and international artists whilst enjoying a strong coffee or even a glass of prosecco and antipasta.

The Flaggy Shore, which inspired Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney to write 'Postscript', is a unique and stunning setting. The contrast of limestone flags, flora and fauna, located only in the Burren and Scandanavia, makes this a historic and magical area.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Seamus and Bernadette, having settled in the beautiful medieval city of Galway, were pleased to find this peaceful site on the seafront within a short distance of their home. Bernadette, retired Primary school head teacher, adores walking the Flaggy Shore which affords her time to birdwatch the wintering Brent geese, oystercatchers and curlews, while in the midst of farmers engaging in their seasonal work. Seamus, retired Director of Adult Education at NUI Galway, takes advantage of local fresh fish availability as cooking is his favourite hobby. Of course, the excellent pints served by Vincent in Linnane's Lobster Bar down the road, is greatly appreciated.

Why the Owner Chose New Quay:
This property, we feel, is in a perfect location. It was a dream come true for us to find a location which is situated on the edge of a beautiful farming countryside, on the waterfront with beautiful views and with access to wonderful entertainment and activities. Both Seamus and I come from a rural and farming background and have spent our working lives in our local city of Galway, so it was important to us to find a somewhere we could relax in our spare time. With the surreal Flaggy Shore only meters to the left, you can become one with nature. While for those more lively folk, Kinvara is renowned for it's music and festivals, and Galway city is only 40 minutes away for the keen historians and shoppers!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The stunning location at the the edge of the Burren and overlooking Galway Bay is what had us fall in love with this home. The house is an ideal family base. The spacious garden facilitate BBQs, play or general relaxation. The gallery and upstairs area allow children to have free time away from parents who wish for peace and quiet.

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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