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Our ECO friendly holiday home has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 4 in comfort, 2 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/dining area is very spacious with traditional vaulted ceiling and log burning stove. The dining table seats 4. Roof windows make for a very bright airy relaxing space. The kitchen/galley is completely fitted out with all modern facilities, whilst the entrance porch is large & accommodating. Finally, the bathroom is complete with WC, power shower/bath.
The interior has a French touch without losing any of it's local character. All windows have interior three sectioned wooden shuttersl. Interior exposed timber flooring, fully insulated, traditionally nailed, with scatter rugs complete the picture.
The home is maintained in spotless condition.The heating system is a newly installed oil fired boiler to radiators, zoned, with total control over heating & hot water.
New To Market ECO ' Cuach Cottage ': Truly outstanding traditional family owned Connemara stone Cottage as a first time rental. Dwelling is a delight to vacation in. Lovengly restored and looked after by Liam and Marian.
Away from it all, yet within easy access / walking distance to the finest eating establishments. Superior shopping available in Clifden, the capital of Connemara, ie. 4 K Walk, cycle, drive!!
The cottage has interesting internal items & build details, ie, 3 ft thick walls.
Set on 4 acres, approached by way of a 100 mtr. driveway sets the scene, all natural terraine of course.
See details on Clifden: http://www.clifdenchamber.ie/
Close to Connemara National Park: http://www.connemaranationalpark.ie/activities.html
Kylemore Abbey: http://www.kylemoreabbey.com/
Text now to secure your booking 087-2788-352. Some weeks still available, Enjoy
The new links between Knock and Girona (Barcelona), Hahn (Frankfurt), Bergamo (Milan) and Beauvais (Paris) will bring to 14 the number of Ryanair routes flying to and from Ireland West Airport.
Ryanair adding to their extensive services into Ireland from March 2012. It will now be possible to fly from the above departure points directly in to Knock Airport. Knock is approx 60 mins drive to Cuach Cottage.
Interesting 'Cuach Cottage': Constructed from local stone using local skills and dry bedding technique. Some internal walls are 3 ft. wide whilst others are 2 ft.
It has a conventional pitched slated roof which is now highly insulated.
To the rear, their remains the shell of a stone constructed sheep's pen. Livestock would have been housed close to the dwelling in bygone days.
The fireplace is 'inglenook' type, however, this has been converted to suit a woodburning stove. In days gone by all family meals were cooked over this fireplace.
Local harvested turf was the only source of fuel . The turf fire would sit directly on the floor in traditional manner using all the skills necessary to maintain it lighting 24 hours per day. Most homesteads had their own plot of bogland. Plots till exist to this day.
We have installed a hand crafted entrance door, 1/2 by 1/2 last year made by a local craftsman, thanks Pat.
Interior fixtures, some from Count De Vesci's estate are present in 'Cuach Cottage'
Bedroom 1. Master bed 4 ft 6. Headboard: Lord De Vesci's Estate circa 1774. Bedside table / mirror ditto.
Bedroom 2. Double 4 ft. Headboard: Simple one-off Hand woven Irish Willow.
Bedroom 3. Single 3 ft. Special feature: Surprise find here!!
Beds are all brand new, hand made, with rustic theme. Each bedroom with its own simple individual charm.
Centre lighting shades in bedrooms 1 & 3 decorated hand painted glass, antique....moreless
Main bathroom: Bath with power shower with thermostatic control and extraction. WC & wash basin. Overlooks river and mature oak tree. Cuckoo perches and sings here in season....moreless
The river is stocked with fresh trout is a recognised salmon run. The fishing rights in bygone days belonged to the neighbouring Ballynahinch Castle. Ballinahinch currently provides some of the best fresh water fishing & shoots available in Europe. Boundary fencing provides a break between the river and immediate garden. Pony trecking is very popular and excellent facilities are within easy reach. A beautiful walk to 'Lough Fadda', ie. long lake, is outside and towards the right of Cuach Cottage. This is an inspiring and very peaceful hours walk before dinner. There is also excellent fishing here, however, a license is required. Rambling within the confines of 'Cuach Cottage' is a must, as it sits on 4 acres, or simply sitting by the river reading a book, enjoying the scenery, and wildlife. The CUCKOO arrives in April, enjoy his song. Bring your sketch pad, you wont be disappointed.
Rustic seating is provided alongside the river, as is an 8 seater patio table close by....moreless
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ECO friendly 'Cuach Cottage' is located in a dedicated conservation area, located just 4 km from the renowned & historic town of Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway. Our cottage stands on 4 acres of natural terrain/moorland and is located on the 'Bog Road'. Home of the fox, badger, & otter. Rare flora and fauna can be identified here. The Cuckoo arrives in April enjoy his song!
Our home is approached by a 100 mtr. winding driveway leading to a classic country style 1/2 door. No chickens though, just sheep and Connemara ponies alongside. There is ample parking.
Beaghcauneen is the local area name and there are just a few families living here. Clifden 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 location & stunning natural beauty and appeal.
Other Activities: Kayaking, Snorkeling, Swimming, Paragliding, Exploring.
Golf: Championship Golf Links located closeby, ie. Connemara Golf Course. www.connemaragolflinks.com. SSS 69 and par of 72.
Lots of fun to be had here especially when the wind picks up!!
Ski: Breaking News:
From next March 2012 there will be more than 20 flights per week to and from, Barcelona (Girona), Frankfurt (Hahn), Milan (Bergamo) and Paris (Beauvais). These will be the first such direct flights in and out of the Western region.
This new schedule of low cost flights will assist visitors as and from commencement.
Knock Airport is approx. 1 hours drive from Clifden.
About: Pic. taken March 2014 Gurteen Beach, near Roundstone. Liam & Marian from Dublin and now residing in Co. Wexford, on the East Coast of Ireland purchased this beautiful vernacular cottage in 2009. We have holidayed in Connemara since we were little children, many moons ago! Marian actually did the Donkey Derby, year on year in Roundstone, a nearby village of great natural beauty.This is our away from home piece of heaven, which we cherish and now love to share with visitors.
We operate a retail business in Gorey, Co. Wexford. See f. thestoreroomgorey. Visiting this site will reveal a lot about our ethos. Marian's eye for detail is everywhere to be seen. Enjoy !
Why Clifden: 'Les Lacs du Connemara' Michel Sardou !! Cuach cottage has loads of history and was originally thatched. It stands on 4 acres of Connemara terrain, has a beautiful fresh water river running alongside, which is full of trout / salmon in season. From our rustic garden seat you can view the Otter, Mink, Badger, Cuckoo, [ April - June ] and all the while the majestic 12 Ben Mountain Range forming the backdrop. We are in an idealic location, beside some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, yet right in the heart of Connemara.
If you want to get away from it all this is positively it !
Paul Henry and sister Grace Henry painted many of their most famous works literally from our front garden !!!
Its been our pleasure to hosted many dignitaries, Lords & Ladies, and family guests in recent years, literally travelling from all corners of the world, They have found 'Cuach Cottage' to be an absolute delight, simple yet all embracing !
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: We have our own fresh water well, essential in Connemara !! Our cottage stands on 4 acres of Connemara Terrain which has been designated an area of special beauty and is therefore protected and preserved under Irish Government Warrant IE SPA. The garden areas are fenced off into many paddocks. Connemara ponies and sheep graze closeby.
Turning left out of our cottage gate you will find some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Nothing but beautiful Connemara terrain for 13 Kilometers, just amazing mooreland and lake district and then Ballynahinch Castle for that must have luncheon !! Enjoy Liam & Marian.
We are away from everything yet close to the Capital Town of Clifden, 4 Kilometers to Supermarkets, Fine Dining, Theatre, indeed everything you could wish for.
Cuach Cottage is quiet and peaceful, yet if you need assistance it is within easy reach.