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Restored Stone Barn on Farm on Wild Atlantic Way, Close to Sea and Beach

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front with steps up from right and car parking and level entrance to the left

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Last updated: 07/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Teach na mBo is in a beautiful part of the Connemara National Park? The Wild Atlantic Way runs down our small lane to our local pier where we have one of the best views out to the Aran Islands and the cliffs of Moher.

Our traditional, 2 bedroom cottage, situated on our small working farm, combines the traditional cosiness of a thick-walled stone cottage with all the requirements of modern home living - including WiFi. PLEASE NOTE THIS PROPERTY IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 5.

The main living area is open-plan with wooden floors, beams and a turf-burning stove which gives off the tantalising smell of Connemara. Turf (peat) is provided. Patio doors open out onto the small paved walkway to the house and give views of the shared garden and out towards fields bounded by the traditional stone walls found in this part of Ireland.

The main living space also includes a dining table seating four. Our fully equipped, contemporary kitchen area has granite worktops and the integrated appliances you would expect from a home of this quality, including hob, fan- oven, microwave, and dishwasher. A comfortable sofa, chairs and lovely soft furnishings complete the look. A small flat-screen TV is provided with satellite freeview channels, Irish channels and a dvd/blueray player.

The wooden floor is carried through to Bedroom 1, which has a traditional cast-iron framed, Kingsize bed with hotel quality mattress, topper and all bedding. There are plenty of built-in wardrobes and a hotel-style tiled, large en-suite with bath and large, separate shower.

Bedroom 2 is accessed via a flight of steep stone steps down to a twin room - again with high quality soft furnishings and bedding. This room also has a hotel-style, tiled en-suite shower room.

There is also a US-style laundry cupboard housing a new washing machine and separate condenser dryer.

Outside there is a dedicated parking space and extra parking in the shared farm yard - access to a garden, a small paved area, a BBQ and outside eating space with table and chairs.

We have aimed to provide a home-from-home and you are welcome to help yourself to anything else you might need from our garage which contains a shared table tennis table. If available you can borrow stuff for the beach - chairs, portable BBQ, fishing nets for rock-pooling - just help yourself.

At a glance:

Sleeps 4 adults in comfort
2 large bedrooms 2 en-suite
Not suitable for children under 5.
Hob, fan oven, dishwasher, washing machine, condenser dryer, freeview TV, DVD player
Top quality bedding and house and beach towels included.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Not suitable for small children under 5. The cottage is not child-proofed, there are steep stone steps in the second bedroom and the wood burning stove is unfenced....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We have a strict no pet rule. I'm sorry no matter how well behaved your dog is, we can't accommodate them....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • spacious, roomy bedrooms with extremely comfortable beds, ample cupboard space for hanging clothes each with an ensuite bathroom. There are steep stone steps down to bedroom 2 making it unsuitable for small children and the elderly....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • modern hotel-style, newly tiled, with white bathroom suites, large shower enclosures and with luxury towels provided...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    help yourself. if we're around we have more in the farmhouse....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD/blueray player...moreless

  • Games:

    selection of games to borrow. outdoor games boules and quick cricket for beach...moreless

  • Television:

    small flat screen tv with freeview satellite tv and all Irish channels....moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVD's ...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Fireplace:

    traditional large fireplace with traditional stone hobs inside....moreless

  • Garage:

    not for parking - contains stuff for beach and table tennis table...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    oil fired central heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi - €15 per week included in rental. Extra must be purchased via owner. Skype/FaceTime/film download very expensive and can cost €35+ extra per week pre-paid wireless dongle provided...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    beautiful white linen provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    comfortable sofa and chair with footstool around large fireplace with antique mirror above. cupboard with books, games and dvd's....moreless

  • Parking:

    plenty of parking available. dedicated space and extra space in farm yard....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    quality towels for house and beach towels provided...moreless

  • Tumble Dryer:

    condenser dryer...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    new, quiet, economic machine...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    burns turf (peat)t provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Caffitiere plunger with details of how to use it....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully equipped with plenty of items to allow for dish-washing. Fully equipped - from glasses to caffitiere....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    integrated, quiet dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    forms part of main living area. newly restored with contemporary units and granite worktop...moreless

  • Microwave:

    integrated microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    fan oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    coffee, tea, sugar and some pantry items will be there....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    integral fridge freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    electric induction hob...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    There are some bicycles in the garage - shared with the house. You are welcome to use them for local trips....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    forms part of entrance to cottage. has lovely views towards surrounding countryside....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High
Jun 25 - Sep 9, 2016
7 night min stay

$823
Autumn
Sep 10 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$99
$549
Mid
Oct 1 - Oct 28, 2016
3 night min stay
$93
$428
Winter
Oct 29 - Dec 22, 2016
3 night min stay
$88
$384
New Year
Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2017
5 night min stay

$714
Low Season
Jan 4 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$88
$384
Spring 2017
Apr 1 - May 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$93
$505
Mid 2017
May 20 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$104
$582
High 2017
Jun 24 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$856
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$88

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $219.57
  • No additional mandatory fees

Notes:

Cancellation within 8 weeks of start we will retain your deposit.

within 6-8 weekswe will retain 30% of payment

within 4-6 weeks we will retain 50% of payment

within 4 weeks we will retain all of payment

We will try to rearrange if you need to change your plans but recommend that you take out your own holiday insurance cover.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 07/20/2016
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Location

117 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Shannon
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
251 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
dublin
14 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
several courses
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Galway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
spiddal
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
ballynahown

Car: Necessary

On The Wild Atlantic Way, Teach na mBo (House of the Cow) is a recently restored cottage on a small farm - suitable for family and adult group vacation rentals. Great for weekend breaks with handluggage only - everything on site. Plenty to do, see and experience. The house is 10 minutes walk to the sea with a scenic view of the Aran Islands and the cliffs of Moher. It is an easy walk to a beautiful, sandy beach with safe swimming in Galway Bay. Local small supermarket just 10 minutes walk in the other direction and two pubs within a 20 minute walk.

Spiddal with its craft centre, restaurants, and bars with traditional live music is 10 minutes drive away.

GALWAY is 30 minutes drive. This is the heart of Irish culture and the most traditional city in Ireland. Traditional coloured buildings house its restaurants, lively pubs,bars and clubs, theatres, live music and great craic! Galway hosts many festivals during the year from Race Week, the Film Fleadh, the Guinness and Oyster, to the magical the Arts Festival. Great promenade for walking at Salthill and the diving platform into the sea at high tide is an experience not to be missed..

FOR GOLFERS many courses easily accessed in a day including Galway Bay and Championship courses at Oranmore and Ballyconneely. Many other courses at Barna and the best kept secret course (9 hole) The Connemara Isles. We are happy to advise.

FLY FISHING - local lake 3 minutes walk. We are within 40 minutes drive of Lough Corrib one of the world's premier fly fishing lakes. SEA FISHING - plenty of piers and boat charters available for fishing locally.

TOURING AND SIGHTSEEING - Ideal base for exploring beautiful beaches, mountains and Connemara. scenic drives through Connemara - the A59 features in Top Gear's Top 100 Drives in the World. The Burren is a good day trip. Take a boat to the Aran Islands - 10 minutes to the Ferry - and see the Celtic fort at Dun Aengus. Go horseriding on the beach.

MUST SEE - Coral Beach, Kylemore Abbey, Clifden, Hooker Racing at Kinvarra if you are there for the festival. Coffee and cake in Goyas, Galway. Spiddal Craft Centre, Trad on the Prom at the Galway Hotel, Inismore - Aran Islands, Walk up Maumeen, diving platform Salthill, Coral Beach.

 

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Photos

  •  front with steps up from right and car parking and level entrance to the left

    front with steps up from right and car parking and level entrance to the left

  • large master bedroom with king size bed and hotel-quality ensuite

    large master bedroom with king size bed and hotel-quality ensuite

  • The main living area, wooden floors, top quality appliances, and original charm.

    The main living area, wooden floors, top quality appliances, and original charm.

  • stone steps down to bedroom 2

    stone steps down to bedroom 2

  • the main Inisfail farmhouse

    the main Inisfail farmhouse

  • 'Little House' in field can be used for wild camping for a kids' adventure!

    'Little House' in field can be used for wild camping for a kids' adventure!

  • Connemara Isles Golf Course stunning scenery and a warm welcome in the clubhouse

    Connemara Isles Golf Course stunning scenery and a warm welcome in the clubhouse

  • Brightly coloured fishing boats at the local Pier 5 minutes walk away

    Brightly coloured fishing boats at the local Pier 5 minutes walk away

  • Hooker Racing - one of the many traditional summer boat festivals in Connemara

    Hooker Racing - one of the many traditional summer boat festivals in Connemara

  • Old buildings, stone walls and cattle abound in this part of Connemara.

    Old buildings, stone walls and cattle abound in this part of Connemara.

  • One of the many good local restaurants - brightly coloured.

    One of the many good local restaurants - brightly coloured.

  • our local Ballynahown beach taken in the evening with the Burren in the distance

    our local Ballynahown beach taken in the evening with the Burren in the distance

  • Second Bedroom with ensuite shower room

    Second Bedroom with ensuite shower room

  • All cosy - peat (turf) burning stove, comfy sofa - what more could you wish for?

    All cosy - peat (turf) burning stove, comfy sofa - what more could you wish for?

  • Galway - bustling, brightly coloured, traditionally Irish - the best City!

    Galway - bustling, brightly coloured, traditionally Irish - the best City!

  • The view down to the left of Teach na mBo.

    The view down to the left of Teach na mBo.

  • One of the two local pubs - even the bar inside has a thatch over it.

    One of the two local pubs - even the bar inside has a thatch over it.

  • A great welcome awaits you at the Connemara Isles Golf Club House - thatched!

    A great welcome awaits you at the Connemara Isles Golf Club House - thatched!

  • O'Grady's on the Pier at Barna - the best local fish restaurant in the area.

    O'Grady's on the Pier at Barna - the best local fish restaurant in the area.

  • Head over the local causeways and the terrain becomes rockier.

    Head over the local causeways and the terrain becomes rockier.

  • Irelands Best Beaches Dog's Bay and Gurteen lay back to back near Roundstone.

    Irelands Best Beaches Dog's Bay and Gurteen lay back to back near Roundstone.

  • Even our sign is artistic - visit the studio at The Craft Centre, Spiddal

    Even our sign is artistic - visit the studio at The Craft Centre, Spiddal

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/20/2016
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