Our home is located in the heart of the Galway countryside just five miles from the bustling town of Portumna. The cottage itself has been lovingly restored using stone from the original cottage and its outbuildings. The rooms are large and spacious and tastefully decorated beneath individually crafted beamed ceilings. There are multiple outdoor seating areas including a private garden with French doors off of one of the bedrooms. Water is filtered and softened. We also just installed an in the ground 14' trampoline. There is a tire swing and wooden house in the back garden for the kids.
Shop. Pub. Restaurant 5 miles. Beach 43 miles.
GF: lounge, kitchen/dining, utility room, conservatory, 2 Queens, 1 double, all with ensuite bathrooms.
Electricity by meter read, linen and towels included, internet access, travel cot, satellite TV, DVD player, radio, CD, freezer, freezer, dishwasher, under floor heating, w/machine, dryer, fully enclosed garden, patio area, sitting out area, garden furniture, barbecue, private off road parking. No Smoking.
This property is extremely child friendly and has everything available that you will need to entertain children.
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HORSE RIDING Two nearby equestrian centers offer riding for all levels. For the beginner and children there's pony trekking available on a working farm. For the more advanced rider there's an equestrian centre providing cross country jumping, and pre-hunt training. Cross country and show jumping clinics as well as intensive training weekends are also available here. Hunting can be arranged during season with four local hunts.
FISHING Pike and Trout fishing on the River Shannon (10 minutes away) by bank or boat. Guides and boats are available. Carp fishing 20 minutes away at a private lake.
CLAY SHOOTING A five minute drive away. Down the line trap, spring and teal, rabbit and pheasant, overhead tower traps. Supervised gun lease.
GOLF There are many courses within a short drive. All are open to non-members upon payment of a green fee.
KARTING Pallas Karting is Europe's largest karting centre. Two different tarmac tracks, one for beginners (500 meters) one for more advanced (1,500 meters). Both tracks are approved by the Royal Irish Automobile Club.
WATER SPORTS Power boating, paragliding, water skiing all available on the River Shannon 15 minutes away.
BOATING self-drive motor cruisers can be rented in Portumna for use on the Shannon.
WALKING Close by in Portumna Forest Park, on the shores of Lough Derg, taking in Portumna Castle and Monastery.
TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC At the Derg Inn in Terryglass â€“ 20 minutes away. Also at various other local pubs and festivals in the surrounding area.
FURTHER AFIELD . . .
GALWAY CITY Under an hour away. This city is thriving with arts and culture.
CONNEMARA Breathtaking scenery and beaches, completely untouched for hundreds of years. Village of Cong where 'Quiet Man' was shot. About 1 1/2 hours from the house.
BURREN Home of the Cliffs of Moher and the beautiful rugged stone landscape, unique to this part of the country. Great beaches can also be found here.
SLIEVE BLOOM MOUNTAINS Hill walking among miles of forest and natural bogland. One hour from the house.
BIRR GARDENS Reported to be the best gardens in Ireland, the grounds of Birr Castle are truly impressive.
Horse riding, Pony trekking ¼ miles. Walking 1 mile. Traditional Music, Shooting, Leisure Club with gym, hot-tub, sauna, steam room, Children's Playground, Fishing, Golf, Forest walks 5 miles.
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