Planning a trip to Connemara or the West of Ireland and looking for a home base for the week? Headed to Galway for the races, a sporting event, or a festival? Headed to Oughterard for a fishing trip or a wedding? Cedar Cottage may be the spot for you. Located in the bustling village of Oughterard, you'll have access to all the West has to offer, with a country feel. Park your car in the driveway and walk to the village for lunch or a few pints as you take in views of the Owenriff River.
Within a 10 minute stroll of the lively village centre and across the street from a river, Cedar Cottage is a post war traditional cottage that has been completely renovated and brought up to modern day standards. Its centrally located in the West with quick access to Galway, the Wild Atlantic Way, and Connemara.
This lovely home accommodates six in three bedrooms and has a light and airy feel to it with lots of windows allowing natural light to flood the home set in this idyllic location.
You'll have full access to the cottage.
Interaction with guests
We live in Boston, but our family is there to help out if you need anything. Before you travel, we'll send you our favorite places for a cup of a tea or a full meal.
Oughterard, on the shores of Lough Corrib, is set at the gateway to Connemara. Oughterard’s friendly locals and vibrant pub and restaurant scene make it the ideal location to experience a small Irish village and a base from which to explore the breathtaking scenery surrounding it.
The lively coloured shop-fronts and well-maintained architecture allows the village to perfectly blend old Irish charm with contemporary levels of service and comfort. The crowning jewel is the picturesque Owenriff River running through the town starting in the Connemara mountains and emptying, at the edge of town, into Lough Corrib.
Lough Corrib, running alongside Oughterard, is the largest lake in the Republic and it not only offers some of the most spectacular views around but is a world-renowned fishing spot. The fresh water trout and salmon bring fishermen from all over the world to try their luck.
There are many lovely drives to take around the area as well as trails for those who enjoy walking, hiking and biking
Oughterard is also only 17 miles from Galway City, the third largest city in the Republic, offering both Irish souvenir shopping as well as a taste of European styles.
The Connemara Mountains, just West of town, provide some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. The rocky landscape, turf bogs, scattered lakes and sheep dotting the mountainsides are sights you will never forget.
There is parking for two cars, but Cedar Cottage is also within walking distance of buses to Galway and Clifden. Nearby tourist attractions include:
- Boating and fishing on Lough Corrib: 10 min walk
- Cycling, hiking, and walking: outside the door, with many more accessible within 10-45 min drive
- Golf: 5 min drive
- Wild Atlantic Way: 30 min drive
- Galway City: 20 min drive
- Aran Islands: 30 min drive to Rosaveel to catch the ferry