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Traditional Rustic Stone Cottage With Private Fishing.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,504 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom ++ accommodation, sleeps 5 + in comfort.

We are proud to offer our visitors an essential "Quality Assurance Guarantee" . You will not be disappointed. Our stunning 1500 sq. ft. ECO friendly cottage has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 4/5 in comfort, 2 doubles and one single. The new Studio Room offers 30 sq. mtr. of spacious living with views !!. This new area offers the visitor something very special indeed, with it's 180 degree sweep of the most sought after and uninterrupted scenery in Connemara. We are located right alongside the Wild Atlantic Way where beautiful sandy beaches abound. Please note families and visiting couples welcome. "Familles françaises viennent juste de nous cette année comme d'habitude, vous serez assuré d'un accueil très spécial" The main bed is 4 ft. 6 ins, second 4 ft. and third 3 ft. Bed linen is the finest Egyptian brushed cotton. The sitting room is very spacious with traditional vaulted ceiling and log burning stove. This room is just so " COSY " The new dining table seats a family of 6 / 8 in comfort. Dining has been relocated to the Studio Room for 2016. Velux Roof windows fitted in Cathedral Style roofs make for a very bright airy relaxing space. The kitchen is also restructured for 2016 & is completely fitted out with all modern facilities, whilst the entrance porch is large & accommodating with antique Singer Sewing Machine !!. The bathroom is complete with WC, power shower/bath etc.

The Utility Room now adjoins the existing bathroom and includes sink, washing machine, dishwasher, cloakroom, airing cupboard +++

We have made some exciting alterations for 2018, do please enjoy.

The interior has a French touch without losing any of it's local character. All original cottage windows have interior three sectioned hand crafted wooden shutters with Linen and Lace curtaining.

Interior, exposed timber flooring, fully insulated, traditionally nailed, with scatter hand crafted rugs complete the picture. This is the real deal, special in every way.

The home is maintained in spotless condition.The heating system is oil fired boiler to radiators, zoned, with total control over heating & hot water.

Continued: 2017.

ECO ' Cuach Cottage ' Truly an outstanding traditional family owned Connemara Cottage. Dwelling is a delight to vacation in. Lovingly restored and looked after by Liam and Marian.

Away from it all, yet within easy access / walking distance to the finest eating establishments. Superior shopping is available in Clifden, the capital of Connemara.

The cottage has interesting internal items & build details, ie, 3 ft thick walls vernacular 100 yrs old.

Set on 4 acres of gardens and fenced paddocks is approached by way of a 100 mtr. driveway sets the scene, all natural terrain of course.

See details on Clifden:

Close to Connemara National Park:

Kylemore Abbey:

If you wish text Liam now to secure your booking [ 087-2788-352 ]

Enjoy !!! Liam & Marian.

Knock Airport. Knock is approx 120 mins. drive to Cuach Cottage.

Interesting 'Cuach Cottage': Constructed from local stone using local skills and dry bedding technique. Some internal walls are 3 ft. wide whilst others are 2 ft.

It has a conventional pitched slated roof which is now highly insulated.

To the rear, their remains the shell of a stone constructed sheep's pen. Livestock would have been housed close to the dwelling in bygone days.

Al Fresco Dining: To the rear of the cottage is an elevated 8 seater outdoor dining set. Set upon a traditional pebbled and fenced patio area. BBQ here on a summer's day and you are in heaven, beautiful fresh water river running alongside, 12 Ben Mountain range so close you feel you could touch them, natural lake land and Connemara terrain right in front of you. To the front of the cottage we have located a 6 seater dining bench. This offers the visitor a choice of 2 outdoor dining locations. Best of both worlds, as the sun moves from East to West. Located in the garden and beside the fresh water river is a 3 seater hand made bench where one can while away some hours, reading, sketching or indeed just taking in the scenery.

Inside the traditional fireplace is 'inglenook' type, however, this has been converted to suit a wood burning stove. In days gone by all family meals were cooked over this hearth.

Local harvested turf was the common source of fuel . The fire would sit directly on the floor in traditional manner using all the skills necessary to maintain it, lighting 24 hours per day. Most homesteads had their own plot of bog land. Plots till exist to this day alongside.

We have installed a hand crafted entrance door, 1/2 by 1/2 last year made by a local craftsman, thanks Pat.

Interior fixtures, some from Count De Vesci's estate in Laois are present in 'Cuach Cottage'

More Details

Property Manager
Liam or Marian Young
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Liam or Marian Young

Pic. taken March 2014 Gurteen Beach, near Roundstone. Liam & Marian from Dublin and now residing in Co. Wexford, on the East Coast of Ireland purchased this beautiful vernacular cottage in 2009. We have holidayed in Connemara since we were little children, many moons ago! Marian actually did the Donkey Derby, year on year in Roundstone, a nearby village of great natural beauty.This is our away from home piece of heaven, which we cherish and now love to share with visitors.

Marian operates a retail business on the East Coast in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Liam is a Commercial Building Service's Engineer and Passive House Consultant. Visiting this site will reveal a lot about our ethos. Marian's eye for detail is everywhere to be seen.

Liam or Marian Young purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Liam or Marian Young chose County Galway

'Les Lacs du Connemara' Michel Sardou !! Cuach cottage has loads of history and had an original thatched roof !!. It stands on 4 acres of Connemara terrain, has a beautiful fresh water river running alongside, which is full of Trout / Salmon in season. Its also situated on The Wild Atlantic Way. From our rustic garden seat you can view the Otter, Mink, Badger, Cuckoo, [ April - June ] and all the while the majestic 12 Ben Mountain Range forming the backdrop. All these views now available 24/7 from the majestic interior of the cottage. Mornings and evenings are just spectacular when viewed from here. We are in an idyllic location, right on The Wild Atlantic Way and beside some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, yet right in the heart of Connemara. Children can play on the safest and cleanest sandy beaches found anywhere and right on the doorstep !!

If you want to get away from it all this is positively it !

Paul Henry and sister Grace Henry painted some of their most famous works literally from our front garden !!!

Its been our pleasure to having hosted many dignitaries, Lords & Ladies, literary figures and family guests over the years, literally travelling from all corners of the world, They have found 'Cuach Cottage' to be an absolute delight, simple, yet all embracing ! Please read reviews.

Why not try it yourself ? You will not be disappointed !!

What makes this cottage unique

We have our own fresh water well, essential in Connemara !! Our cottage stands on 4 acres of Connemara Terrain which has been designated an area of special beauty. The garden areas are fenced off into many paddocks. Four acres o beautiful gardens form part of the domaine. Connemara ponies and sheep graze close by.

Turning left out of our cottage gate you will find some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Nothing but beautiful Connemara terrain for 13 Kilometers, just amazing moor lands and lake district and then Ballynahinch Castle for that must have luncheon !! Enjoy, Liam & Marian.

The cottage is away from everything yet close to the Capital Town of Clifden, 4 Kilometers to Supermarkets, Fine Dining, Theatre, indeed everything you could wish for.

Cuach Cottage is quiet and peaceful, yet if you need assistance it is within easy reach.

Guestbook comments from the manager


January 2018

Cruach Cottage is a gem. It’s a home from home. The turf fire was lighting when we arrived and we instantly felt welcome, relaxed, warm and cozy. The view is magnificent. We loved being there so much that we stayed an extra night. Liam and Marian could not have been more helpful, with local tips and advise. We will be back.

Liam User Profile

Response from Liam:

Ah Michele, thank you very much for your lovely review which is the first in 2018.

We would also love to have you guys back, perhaps sometime in the summer ??

Kind regards,

Liam & Marian

January 2018
Dec 2017
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County Galway Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1504 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Main bathroom: Bath with power shower with thermostatic control and extraction. WC & wash basin. Overlooks river and mature oak tree. Cuckoo perches and sings here in season. Adjoining the bathroom is a new Utility Room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Headboard: Handmade woven Irish willow.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Antique glass light shades.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Main headboard and table from Lord De Vescis Estate.
    New room. - Opportunity to use the new 25 sq mtr extension.
  • Bedroom 1. Master bed 4 ft 6. Headboard: Lord De Vesci's Estate circa 1774. Bedside table / mirror ditto. Bedroom 2. Double 4 ft. Headboard: Simple one-off Hand woven Irish Willow. Bedroom 3. Single 3 ft. Special feature: Surprise find here!! Beds are all brand new, hand made, with rustic theme. Each bedroom with its own simple individual charm. Centre lighting shades in bedrooms 1 & 3 decorated hand painted glass, antique.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Our river is stocked with fresh trout and is a recognised Salmon run. The fishing rights in bygone days belonged to our neighboring Ballynahinch Castle. Ballynahinch currently provides some of the best fresh water fishing & shoots available in Europe. Boundary fencing provides a break between the river and immediate garden. Pony trekking is very popular and excellent facilities are within easy reach. A beautiful walk to 'Lough Fadda', ie. long lake, is outside and towards the right of Cuach Cottage. This is an inspiring and very peaceful hours walk before dinner. There is also excellent fishing here, however, a license is required. Rambling within the confines of 'Cuach Cottage' is a must, as it sits on 4 acres, or simply sitting by the river reading a book, enjoying the scenery, and wildlife. The CUCKOO arrives in April, enjoy his song. Bring your sketch pad, you wont be disappointed. Rustic seating is provided alongside the river, as is an 8 seater patio table close by.


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We had a wonderful week in this lovely cottage.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very lovely cottage about 4km from Clifden. This was ideal for us as it was the Clifden arts festival which we were able to dip in and out of whilst feeling that we could get back to seclusion afterwards.

The cottage is very comfortable in all respects. The kitchen/sunroom was where we spent most of our time as the views from it are stunning. The light is lovely and we feel very restored by this week. We had some lovely coastal walks and some surfing. Liam was very helpful when we were in touch (which wasn't much as everything was fine!)

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alison and Mark this is Liam responding. We are delighted you are really relaxed after your vacation at Cuach Cottage. Art's week is a very interesting experience in Clifden with artists from all over the world exhibiting their works. See you managed to get in some surfing, great, first visitor to mention in 7 years ! Perhaps you will revisit sometime in the not to distant. Have a safe journey home, Kind regards.
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Gorgeous view, fantastic location, wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We've just arrived home from our relaxing stay at Cuach Cottage and miss it already.

The cottage was so clean and welcoming which was much appreciated. Beds were comfy, plenty of towels, kitchen was well appointed and there was plenty of peat for our nightly fires after being out in the cool, blustery weather all day. Our favorite part of the home by far was the eat in kitchen due to the gorgeous every changing views seen from the wall of picture windows.

The location was perfect for the many day trips we made during our 5 day stay. We drove the Atlantic Way all the to Achill Island and Keem Beach for the breath taking scenery, hiked in Connemara Park, visited Kylemore Abbey and the beautiful gardens, then went south to Cong and surrounding areas. So much to see and great hikes close by as well. We loved this part of Ireland!

Thank you Liam and Miriam for your accessibility and for providing such a great home base for us during our stay. Thanks too for your patience with us Texans when trying to figure out the heating system!

We made life long memories and shall be back!

Guy & Mickey Rowland

Round Rock, TX

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great review, thank you very much Guy and Mickey. We just LOVE to hear back from our visitors as it gives us such an insight as to what we can do to better the experience for visitors to Ireland and Connemara . Every year we try to improve our offering and maintain standards at the highest level. You have arrived safely home to The Windy City ! Used to follow Lee Trevino some years back and he was the greatest golfer, a master playing golf in windy / stormy conditions, and also the funniest person ever. You now have a Home Away From Home tucked away in the very heart of Connemara. Both of you keep well and Marian and myself look forward to your return some day in the not too distant future, Very best, Liam & Marian "Cuach Cottage"
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Unforgettable stay near Clifden

  • 5 of 5

I knew everything was going to be great the minute I contacted Liam and Marian. Six months before after a smooth reservation process, they helped us every step of the way to ensure we had a wonderful stay at the Cuach Cottage. Once we were there we were so impressed by how beautiful the property is. The place is so quiet and the interior of the cottage is beautiful. Special note to the beautiful brand new conforters in every bed. The kitchen with all those windows is so beautiful and relaxing that although we had so many places to visit, we didn’t want to leave the cottage. The stream on the backyard, the birds and the view….we are already wondering when we can come back. Clifden has a wonderful bakery where I bought fresh croissants every morning (among other things). I you will also enjoy a great variety of great restaurants. I wished we would have had more time, 4 days was not enough!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Juan for your kind review. Marian and myself look forward to hosting your family again in the not too distant future. The bakery in question is Walsh's and yes one can get hooked on their delicious products. Was given a tour of this business last year after some upgrades and it's amazing the range of product they produce all fresh as a new daisy every morning.!!! Waistlines can be put to the back of one's mind, after all your on your hols.....
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Delightful with a magnificent view

  • 5 of 5

This was a quiet clean cottage with a comfortable bed and a special kitchen. The kitchen has great lighting and wonderful views. The backyard is out of a Monet painting with a stream and multiple song birds. The location is close enough to the village of Clifton to take advantage of all the restaurants and music. We could not have been more pleased with this rental.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Liam & Marian.
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  • 5 of 5

Cuach Cottage

Do you hear the cuckoo when you drive up the country lanes

To the whitewashed Cuach cottage with red round the window frames?

There's orange crocosmia on the roadside with red fuchsias and yellow gorse

A warm peat fire to welcome you and a room with a view of course

A little stream runs close by over the stile into the field

An oak tree overhangs it and perhaps trout that could be reeled

Or you could just sit and watch the sunset and the view of 12 majestic Bens

When the mist lifts in the morning and the foxes return to their dens

The whitewashed walls have ears that hear the whispering of the breeze

And your footsteps on the plain wooden floor and decor made to please

Crisp white linen on a feather bed when you can relax into the deepest sleep

In the savage beauty of the Connemara landscape- lovely memories to keep

Cuach cottage a retreat from the usual pace of life where we could find peace and rest

I think I chose well for the birdsong- Liam and Mariam it’s the best

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharon, thank you for such a beautiful poem describing your stay at "Cuach Cottage". Marian is delighted and is reading your words over and over !! It's so much appreciated that words fail us. A big " THANK YOU " Sharon, Michael & family. Best wishes, Liam & Marian.
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Lovely cottage, beautiful landscape

  • 5 of 5

We had a very good time in a very nice cottage surrounded by an enjoyable landscape.

The core cottage is very traditional being refurbished in a solid and tasteful manner The cream of the cottage is its extension which is a big room comprising the combination of kitchen and dining room. Due to surrounding windows as well as two more windows in the roof it is a very bright room and even if you cannot stay outside because of rain or low temperatures you got the feeling to be outside - whatever the weather.

The home is well equipped and the owners are very nice and supportive.

A very good place to be on vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Isabel, Rolf and family, thank you so much for your very complementary remarks and observations of our holiday home, "Cuach Cottage" It was a pleasure to host such a lovely family this August 2016. Marian and myself are delighted you enjoyed your vacation and look forward to your return in the not to distant future. Kind regards, Liam & Marian.
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Guys Bar & Snug
Really lovely Bar & Restaurant. Relax and enjoy excellent casual food here. Very friendly st...
Nearest Airport
105 Kilometres
Knock Airport / Ryanair.
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Ardagh Hotel.
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Connemara Championship Links Course
Nearest Train
105 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
105 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant 3 star.
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Coral Beach
Car: recommended

ECO friendly 'Cuach Cottage' is located in a dedicated conservation area, located just 4 km from the renowned & historic town of Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway. Our cottage stands on 4 acres of natural terrain/moorland and is located on the 'Bog Road'. [ It boasts 25 Five Star Reviews in succession !! ] Home of the Fox, Badger, & Otter. Rare flora and fauna can be identified here. The Cuckoo arrives in April enjoy his song!

Some local attractions include Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park, Wild Atlantic Way, Omey Island, Innisboffin Island, Alcock & Brown landing site, Abbeyglen Castle to mention but a few !!

Our home is approached by a 100 mtr. winding driveway leading to a classic country style 1/2 door. No chickens though, just sheep and Connemara ponies alongside. There is ample parking.

Beaghcauneen is the local area name and there are just a few families living here. Clifden is an easy cycle, as are most other areas of interest. Its driving time from the town centre is about 4 / 5 minutes. There is an abundance of fine eateries in the town and surrounding areas. Our cottage location is locally referred to as being within 'The Golden Circle' because of it's location & stunning natural beauty and appeal.

Its also on The Wild Atlantic Way !!!

Other Activities: Kayaking, Snorkeling, Swimming, Paragliding, Exploring. Why not bring the children shrimping for an afternoon. Lots of little pools to explore for these delicious morsels.

Golf: Championship Golf Links located closeby, ie. Connemara Golf Course. SSS 69 and par of 72.

Lots of fun to be had here especially when the wind picks up!

Knock Airport is approx. 1 hours drive from Clifden.

Posted by Liam 29-12-2017.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $246.12
Weekly $98.45

Save money !! Pay directly into our bank account !! Typical savings 3 %. No problem, just message us for our bank details. Simple.

Changeover day high season, May -Sept = Saturday.

Exciting news!! A new 35 sq. Mtr, extension to the rear of Cuach Cottage is now near completion. Ready for occupation from Dec. 2015.

This new addition is just fab. and offers everyone the opportunity to view the magnificent surroundings from the comfort of this beautiful room space complete with it's cathedral celings and vintage lighting. Internal design and layout by Marian. Previous visitors to Cuach Cottage will appreciate this. It has basically an uninterupted 180 degree swept view of the magical 12 Ben mountain range, absolutely stunning at any time of day ! The Connemara Mooreland just stretches out in front of your eyes and our own fresh water river is in clear view. Here you can quietly observe and sketch the ever ellusive Otter, sheep grazing, The world famous Connemara pony grazing, fresh trout and Salmon rising to the fly on a summer's evening.

A great consideration for anyone contemplating a visit to Connemara this coming summer !!!

Cancellations will result in the visitor loosing their security deposit. This is to cover admin. charges and the re advertising of the available dates.

Christmas & New Year, please make contact as higher rates apply.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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