3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, open fire place, great views, private but close to town
Sydne and Bill are Canadian citizens who purchased the cottage in January, 2015 to use for family gatherings and in retirement. Both lawyers by education, Sydne works for the government of Ontario as a negotiator, and Bill has a private practice in energy, property, corporate and First Nations / Aboriginal law. Sydne and Bill have two adult children who are encouraged to use the cottage for their own adventures.
Sydne purchased this House in 2015
Why Sydne chose Letterfrack
Historic houses have always appealed to us, and in this property we found the charm and character of a traditional Irish cottage combined with a location of incredible natural beauty and historic interest. The cottage is not large or fancy, but it is very charming. Every day we spend here we are conscious of how lucky we are to have this lovely retreat. But it is also the people who make this part of Ireland so appealing to visit. The local towns are fun and upbeat, you will find traditional Irish music available several nights a week, and our neighbors are lovely! Neighbors take care of the cottage and will be available to help if you have questions.
What makes this House unique
If you want the natural beauty of Connemara and the west coast of Galway, combined with access to top quality attractions and reasonable proximity to the lively City of Galway itself, this is the place for you. Come enjoy Ireland at its very best.
Check-in: 4:30 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The cottage was charming and well-appointed with comfortable beds and linens and a modern bathroom. The kitchen, though small, met my needs perfectly. The location is excellent near the mountains and beaches. I was very happy with my stay overall.
it's a cozy, nice cottage on a quiet place. gorgeous and wonderful. ideal for relaxing or making romantic holidays.
Lovely traditional cottage in a great rural location
A warm and cosy cottage close to beautiful coast and mountain scenery. The cottage would be quite small for six adults but was fine for four of us. The kitchen is compact but well laid out to make the best use of the space and the living area was bigger than we expected. The master bedroom was well sized with a very comfortable bed and wooden shutters at the windows which blocked out the light so effectively we slept better than we have for years! There's no TV, just peace and quiet, though there is WiFi if you need the 21st century. The shed was large and gave us good storage for bikes and outdoor gear. The location of the cottage is ideal if you like peace and quiet. It feels like it is in the middle of nowhere but it's quite close to Letterfrack where there are a few good pubs and restaurants plus a decent small supermarket. Clifden has lots of shops and a good sized supermarket, and is only a few miles away. We particularly enjoyed the beautiful beaches on the Renvyle peninsula and a boat trip to Inishbofin island. We ate lots of lovely food during our stay but I think the best was the shellfish stall on Letterfrack pier - just local mussels and clams, simply steamed and served on paper plates and eaten on a trestle table. It rained for most of our two weeks but we found our stay in the cottage and exploring the area very relaxing and enjoyable.
Wonderful spot for relaxation
We loved our one week stay in Letterfrack - we climbed Diamond Hill, visited Kylemore Abbey and Inish Bofin and had wonderful walks, great food, and the scenery - including the Bens, the waterfalls, the stone fences, and the sheep! made the busy busy days of the 'real world' seem far away. The cottage is equipped with everything you need - there were only 2 of us so lots of room, might be a bit crowded for 6. The directions to the cottage were easy to follow. The Poetry Walk is a wonderful bit of history, with a short but lovely walk through the woods.
Maison idéale pour visiter le Connemara et se reposer
Maison telle que décrite dans l'annonce. Calme assuré au milieu de la nature. Idéal pour visiter la région.
La salle de bain est un peu fraîche, mais ce n'est qu'un détail.
Connemara National Park offers spectacular hiking on well maintained trails that will take you up Diamond Mountain to enjoy stunning views of the mountains and Atlantic coastline. The entrance to the park is just 2.2 km away. The cottage is surrounded by the twelve Bens of Connemara, providing additional hiking, fishing and mountain climbing opportunities, literally from the front door. Lovely Kylemore Abbey, its Victorian walled gardens and Gothic church is deservedly, West Ireland's No. 1 visitor attraction and just a short 10 minute drive from the cottage. The lively towns of Clifden and Letterfrack have great restaurants, pubs, art galleries and shopping, while the ferry to the Island of Inishboffin departs the nearby fishing community of Cleggan. There are lovely drives to the beaches of Renvyle Peninsula, to Leenaun Fjord and the Sky Road that follow deep inlets of the Atlantic ocean, skirting mountain slopes. Killary Adventure Company and Dive West provide challenges for the outdoor adventurer, and Connemara Championship Links is a highly rated golf course in stunning surroundings. For those who love history, there are ruined tower houses and more than 30 megalithic sites scattered across Connemara. A little farther away are Aughnanure Castle (60 km) and the ferry at Rossaveel (64 km) to the Aran Islands where you will find spectacular prehistoric forts on towering cliffs, as well as early Christian establishments. The City of Galway is 83 km away and has a youthful, dynamic culture and street life. Festivals and events in Connemara include Bog Week, Clifden Arts Festival, the horse races on Omey Strand, Connemara pony shows and Seisiun: traditional Irish music sessions at the Renvyle Teach Ceoil (music house).