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Railway Cottage self catering has a peaceful ambiance and exceptional comfort. Polished wooden floor in the bedroom and black slate in the kitchen living area, antique pine furniture and pure Irish linen are used throughout. Enjoy Carmel's warm welcome with the added privacy of your own cottage. Railway Cottage is completely self-contained with its own kitchen, sitting room, double bedroom with king size bed and en-suite bathroom. The kitchen contains all the comforts of home: cooker & hob, dishwasher and washer & dryer. For longer stays, enjoy cooking for yourself- though Carmel always stocks the basics (coffee/ tea, milk, farm-fresh eggs, etc.) along with some of her home-baked breads from the Lodge! TV & DVD player are also installed in the cottage sitting room for those rainy days. French doors open and you can dine al fresco and enjoy the evening sunset with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. There are loungers, patio table and chairs for a comfortable outdoor dining experience, weather permitting! If you wish you can also have breakfast at the main house 'Railway Lodge' book in advance. You can have daily cleaning and bed linen is changed once a week.
Railway Cottage is in the heart of Connemara mountainous region. It takes its name from the nearby disused Galway to Clifden railway line. With stunning views looking west at breath taking scenery....moreless
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RATES INCLUDE HEATING AND ELECTRICITY.
* All bookings guaranteed by 25% credit card deposit.
* Balance payable in full 30 days prior to arrival
* Forms of payment accepted: credit card or bank draft in euro.
Please make cancellations at least 1 week in advance of arrival. Notice of cancellation given in under 1 week will incur a 50% charge.
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From the door step you can start your walking adventure, there are several beautiful walks in the area including the famous 'Western Way'.
A trip on the famous Lough Corrib is a must, you can take a day trip and visit Inchaqoill, this special island is home to a number of ancient monastic ruins, some dating back to the 5th Century and continue on to Ashford Castle. Corrib Cruises is a family run passenger boat service on Lough Corrib, operated by the charming brothers Patrick and David Luskin.
Golf is available at several locations the nearest is 3 miles from the Cottage. The famous Ballyconneely is a 60 mins drive.
Fishing on Lough Corrib canbe arranged, you can have your own gillie and take a picnic on one of the 365 islands on Lough Corrib.
Located just 3 miles away is Aughnanure Castle, this 16th century Irish Tower House and much of the surrounding area was occupied by the O'Flaherty clan.
Brigit's Garden is a unique place where 4 gardens are themed on the Celtic festivals and offer a magical experience for all ages. In addition to the formal gardens, enjoy the tranquil nature walk, an original ring-fort, the stone chamber, crannóg and the biggest sundial in Ireland.
The Quiet Man bridge which featured in the wonderful John Wayne/Maureen O'Hara movie is a 10 mins drive away.
Connemara is a vast and wild countryside, staying at the Railway Cottage puts you in a perfect location to visit the wonderful sites of Kylemore Abbey, it's Gothic church and 6 acres of Victorian Walled Garden. The grounds offers visitors scenic photographic opportunities as well as woodland walks, garden tours, fascinating history and magnificent architecture. Home to the Benedictine Nuns since 1920, Kylemore Abbey is the only Benedictine Community in Ireland. Just a stone
's throw away the Connemara National Park is located,
covering some 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands.
Clifden, Roundstone, Renyle, and many more locations are within a 60 mins drive from the Cottage.
The Aran Islands are a day trip, the ferry is a 40mins drive and is definately a must, to experience is one to be cherished.
Galway City is a 20mins drive weather you go for a day or to sample the evening/night atmosphere it is definately worth a trip. Traditional Irish Music is always on the menu and traditional sessions are always available to join.
Westport, Crough Patrick and the fabulous beaches of Louisbourg are also great day trips.
The Cliffs of Mohers, the Burren and all that is to experience in Co Clare is also within easy reach.
Year Purchased: 1997
About the owner: Railway Cottage is built beside Railway Lodge which is built on the Geoghegan family farm. Carmel returned with her partner Joe to live in Oughterard in 1994 and built their dream home, Carmel was born and raised nearby and after being away for a number of years returned to her family and enjoys the life that is living in a small rural community.
Why the Owner Chose Oughterard: The property is modern with an old style ambience. Antique furniture and objects are everywhere, but your stay is make absolutely comforable with specially ordered orthopaedic mattresses, which are wrapped in the softest high quality sheets and draped with thick duvets covered in luxurious Irish linen.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: The location is second to none, you have the beauty and mystic of Connemara right at your fingertips. A short drive takes you to Galway City or now with the motorway Dublin is a 2hr 30mins drive. Life at the Railway Cottage has the best of both worlds!