Rustic Stone Eco Cottage, Clifden - Roundstone. Premiere Private Let.(27 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-8 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3 bedroom ++ accommodation, sleeps 5 + in comfort.
We have made some exciting alterations for 2016, 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.
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: http://www.clifdenchamber.ie/
Close to Connemara National Park: http://www.connemaranationalpark.ie/activities.html
Kylemore Abbey: http://www.kylemoreabbey.com/
If you wish text Liam now to secure your booking [ 087-2788-352 ]
Enjoy !!! Liam & Marian.
The new links between Knock and Girona (Barcelona), Hahn (Frankfurt), Bergamo (Milan) and Beauvais (Paris) will bring to 14 the number of Ryanair routes flying to and from Ireland West Airport.
Ryanair adding to their extensive services into Ireland from March 2012.
It will now be possible to fly from the above departure points directly in to 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'
When you're ready to book, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Member since: 2011
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 5
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- 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....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 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....moreless
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Seating for 6 people
- Activities Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Parking Off Street:
- Tiled Stove
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wood Stove:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Lobster Pot
Deck / Patio:
Extensive outdoor al fresco dining available. One unit seats 8 to the rear of the cottage whilst the one to the front seats 6. There is also additional bench seating provided along the river side....moreless
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Walkway To Water
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
July 2017 cancellation.
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2017
8 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
- Weekly $86.44
- Refundable Damage Deposit $216.10
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:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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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 18 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. www.connemaragolflinks.com. SSS 69 and par of 72.
Lots of fun to be had here especially when the wind picks up!!
From next March 2012 there will be more than 20 flights per week to and from, Barcelona (Girona), Frankfurt (Hahn), Milan (Bergamo) and Paris (Beauvais). These will be the first such direct flights in and out of the Western region.
This new schedule of low cost flights will assist visitors as and from commencement.
Knock Airport is approx. 1 hours drive from Clifden.
Posted by Liam 29-01-2012.
Year Purchased: 2009
About: 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. See f. thestoreroomgorey. 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.
Why County Galway, Ireland:
'Les Lacs du Connemara' Michel Sardou !! Cuach cottage, a " Failte Ireland " certified dwelling, 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 many 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 !!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.
- Primary: +353 0872788352 Office hours + Saturday
- Secondary: +353 872788352 Office hours + Saturday
- Fax: +353 539427787 Anytime
Links to more information:
Entrance to ECO 'Cuach Cottage' " Five Star Cottage " It has a 100 mtr. drive.
April setting gorse in flower & 12 Bens. Cottage at end of 100 mtr winding drive
Wild flower selection from hedgerow. Panoramic view from the shuttered window.
4 Ft Double Bed. Stunning bedroom. Again hand made bed for maximum comfort.
Eastward View, Studio Room. Dining for 6 in comfort with views !!
Seating area Studio Room. This room is 430 sq.ft. of delightful space.
Oak tree & stile to river. River forms part of our property and is stocked.
Summer View From garden. Mountain range 12 Bens. Amazing views. There is seating
Eastern Sunrise at 'Cuach Cottage'. Western skies are also equally stunning.
Daily visit from our Fox !! Robbing Bird's Peanuts.
Sitting Room. Traditional Multifuel Stove, Turf Creel & Swiss Cow Bell. Cozy !!
Entrance hall complete with vintage Singer sewing machine. Rustic theme.
Hand made window shutters. Three piece timber shutters with lace drapes.
Small bedroom 3 ft. bed. Hand made bed, very comfy. There is also a fire place.
Master Bedroom evening shot.
Westward internal Studio Room and view. Comfy seating with excellent dinin.
Cottage Bathroom. Cubicle power shower, loads of piping hot water on tap.
Two Otters playing on our river Sept. 2012. Two Otters in focus, fishing !!
Liam on Gurteen beach Sept. 2014. Near Roundstone. Notice the purity of the sea
Elevation Studio Room. BBQ and Al-Fresco dining for 8. Ext. mood lighting.
Marian on Marconi / Alcock & Brown site walk, 14-12-2016. Spot Obelisk !1
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