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Cozy Cottage on Galway Bay W/Fabulous Sea and Burren Views

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Our cottage on Coast Rd., a 10 min. walk to Monk's Pub


Last updated: 03/06/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

We feel we have one of the best views in Ireland, located right on Galway Bay on the 'Wild Atlantic Way', and in a picturesque, friendly little village only 1 hour from Shannon Airport. The cottage also has great views of the famous Burren Mountains out back. We know you would enjoy your stay here as much as we have so many times for 28 years.
The owners have lived in the cottage full time from 2007 to 2010 and have made many improvements inside and out during this time. The cottage is completely re-wired, and new kitchen cabinets installed. We also have made an effort to present this as a typical 1950's cottage. Because of this you may find some inconveniences, however we have tried our best to make you comfortable. The cottage has a queen bed in the master BR, and two single beds in the small BR, so it comfortably sleeps 4. The living room has 2 full sized Futon couches, which could sleep 2 more adults, but, with only one bathroom and the cottage being quite small, it is too tight for more than 4 people, unless you are VERY friendly!
Ballyvaughan village is a one mile picturesque walk along the coast, and has a variety of shops worth visiting as well as a number of fine pubs and restaurants. Spar market also has a wide range of food you can purchase if you want to cook at home, and the cottage is equipped with most every cooking utensil you might need. Traditional music can be heard at some of the pubs in town on certain nights - you'll have to inquire as to schedules, etc. Music starts around 10PM.
The Ballyvaughan area is a mecca for walking and a Burren trail map is available at Spar Market in the village centre. There is a fine beach off the road to Kinvara about 2 miles outside the village known as Bishop's Quarter. The College of the Burren (Art College), off the road to Lisdoonvarna, has a walking trail as well as a restored castle worth seeing. Rainy day activities include Ailwee Cave, not far from town, which features prehistoric bear dens in addition to impressive stalactites and stalagmites. It also has an excellent gourmet shop worth visiting, with Burren made cheese and other tasty treats.
For the golfers, Lahinch is only a half hour drive, and the Galway Bay golf course in Oranmore features a fabulous setting on the Bay and is only a 45 minute drive as well.
If you are not driving or don't want to drive, there are two efficient taxi services in town, and there are bus schedules in the cottage to Galway and other areas with return times. These leave from Spar Market in town. We think you would have a great time here.

Keywords: Seafront property, Burren Views, Walk to pubs!
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/06/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    We are located ON the "Wild Atlantic Way" just 1 mile from Ballyvaughan village....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Flat Screen TV with 'Free to Air'...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden


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from 15 traveler reviews
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7 night min stay


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Last updated: 03/06/2017
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83 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Killimer/Tarbert (Shannon Ferries)

Car: Recommended

We are on the beautiful West Coast of Ireland, directly on Galway Bay, looking across to Galway on the 'Wild Atlantic Way'. We are about 1/2 hour North of the Cliffs of Moher and Lahinch Golf Course.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: Rick & Marcia Considine have been married 50 years, and have loved this cottage for the last 26 years. Rick worked in Ireland from 2003 to 2007, and is currently an administrator at Hampton Academy in Hampton, NH. We lived in the cottage full time for a few years until 2010, and have met most of the Ballyvaughan residents, forming many friendships. We will be using the cottage ourselves before and after the Summer season each year. We now live in N. Hampton, NH. Our 2 sons also love BV and hope to visit during the year as well.

Why the Owner Chose Clare, Co. Clare, Ireland:
Rick sailed to Ireland in 1975 on a 38' sloop from Newfoundland and fell in love with Co. Clare, where his G.G. Grandfather came from. We visited many times after and in 1987 decided to purchase property in Co. Clare. Our criteria list was Not far from Shannon AP, Seafront views, Nice town within pleasant walk, solid cottage that could be modernized easily, etc. This one ticked all the boxes, and we have immensely enjoyed it over the years.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The proximity to the airport, the fine people we have had the pleasure of knowing, the convenience of being able to walk to town, the fantastic views both of the sea and the Burren mountains, the peaceful surroundings, and the easy day tripping from here all contribute to the magical setting of this cottage.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/06/2017

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  • Our cottage on Coast Rd., a 10 min. walk to Monk's Pub

    Our cottage on Coast Rd., a 10 min. walk to Monk's Pub

  • Out back up to our acre of land, with Sequoia tree and Burren mountains in back.

    Out back up to our acre of land, with Sequoia tree and Burren mountains in back.

  • Looking up the drive

    Looking up the drive

  • View of Galway Bay from cottage

    View of Galway Bay from cottage

  • Looking down the drive to Galway Bay

    Looking down the drive to Galway Bay

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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