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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"If this listing looks too good to be true, I can say it's even better. The view is stunning in every direction. The house is comfortable and clean and esy to keep that way. The living and sleeping spaces are separate enough to accomodate night owls and early risers. The location feels remote and isolated ( the road is closed to cars just passed the cottage and becomes a green road) but a short drive will take you where you want to be. If you're ready to let Ireland take you, right down to the bones, it can happen here.
Pat and Eileen
Guest: patrick c.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 27, 2015
This is more than just a cottage - it's enchantment!
"As we drove over the hill to Pollclabber Cottage, the full expanse of a rugged horizon spread out before us - it was as if someone had cleared away the clutter and left an unending expanse of rock, sea and sky! It was for just such a view that we had come to the west of Ireland - enchanting!
And the cottage itself echoed that feeling entirely. It is comprised of an original cottage (to the left in the photo of the house) with a sympathetic new extension. In the original, older part of the cottage (and it is over 150 years old here) the walls are over 3 foot thick so you feel very warm and cosy. The solid fuel stove means that, if it lashes wind & rain, you stay warm, snuggle up and feel safe. In fact, you'd welcome a storm at night because you feel so protected from the elements. In the new part of the cottage, to the right of the front door, there is a glazed area where you read or just look out on the surrounding rural garden. Here you feel at one with the landscape all the time - it seeps into you and refreshes you ... without you even getting your feet wet!
The gardens themselves must be mentioned because they have been lovingly created to be sympathetic to the surrounding countryside - yet they are also so pretty and refined by comparison. Using the natural stone found in the garden itself, cute little walls provide order and purpose to the whole arrangement but look as though they have been there forever. The patio at the back of the cottage looks out over Galway Bay - the view is enchanting and allows you to fill up with the peace of the whole scene. The front garden has a beautiful stream and small waterfall, both of which bubbled forth because of the recent rain but which quietened down within a few hours. This delightful scene can be viewed from the glazed sitting area mentioned above so is a real & unique feature of the cottage - you really do feel that if you looked hard enough you'd see a fairy or two, and maybe even a leprechaun!
Apart from these beautiful and unique features, Pollclabber Cottage is pristine and very well equipped. The owners also holiday here so it contains all modern conveniences - and everything works!
I would wholeheartedly recommend a stay in this cottage because it really is more than just a cottage - it’s enchantment!"
Guest: JoycerDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 9, 2015
"I can't say enough about this beautiful home. The location and view are stunning. The town of Mountshannon is very friendly. We enjoyed dinner at the hotel pub on two different nights - couldn't stay away from the curry! And The Snug had the best pizza and salads we've had in a long time. It is a nice, upscale eatery. The house itself had everything we needed. Lots of room to spread out, different areas for the adults and kids, comfortable furnishings, and modern kitchen. We were constantly drawn to the back deck with the beautiful view of Lough Derg (not to mention the friendly cows, sheep and donkeys in the back!). Our hosts were amazingly helpful with everything and very easy to work with. When faced with a small issue, we got an immediate response from the owners and we were good to go. The location is a great base from which to explore the West. We did day trips to Galway, Bunratty Castle, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Fanore Beach, and The Burren. We also enjoyed a day in Mountshannon exploring the marina and lovely park and then hiring a boat to Holy Island. All-in-all, it was a wonderful stay thanks to helpful, friendly owners."
Guest: Cyndy W.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 30, 2015
"My wife and I stayed in the Stables Cottage. Alyson and Sean were wonderful to us providing information, help, and homemade scones! Pamphlets, and maps are available in the cottage. The views of the Irish countryside from the living room are beautiful and relaxing. Sean shared the background of the Stables, originally built in 1872. Loved Alyson and Sean's two dogs. Just a warm, relaxing vacation with truly great owners. Thank you for making our first visit to Ireland one we will always remember.
Deb and Ken R."
Guest: Ken R.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 17, 2015