Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Connemara - Teach Greine (Sun house)
3 upstairs bedrooms maximum number of guests 6. 2 bathrooms
Teach Greine is a Eco-friendly dormer bungalow (2700sq feet) on its own grounds. Heated by solar power, a heat recovery system and excellent insulation makes it a warm and comfortable house. Organic paints and natural oils were used through out the interior. The main entrance door leads into a sun porch with a wooden spiral stair leading to the upstairs. The sun porch leads into the kitchen/dining area which has fitted wooden units, beech worktop and a work island. The kitchen has a Rayburn range, four gas hob rings, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, with a ample supply of crockery and utensils. The dining room has a table and six chairs and a sideboard. This leads into the sitting room which has magnificent views of the sea, rocky shoreline and mountains. It has a sofa and four large comfortable chairs, TV , piano, large coffee table and a cut-stone fireplace. In keeping with the Eco friendly ethos, Bamboo flooring is used in the kitchen/dining and sitting room areas. Off the sun-porch is a cloak room for hanging coats which leads into the downstairs shower/toilet and wash-hand basin room. The utility room off the sun-porch has a large sink, washing machine, fridge/freezer, ironing board and iron. Upstairs are three bedrooms, a bathroom, and a pull out hot press. There is a landing area which has a table and chair where you can enjoy the magnificent views of the sea and mountains. The west bedroom with a view of the sea has a double and single bed with a walk in wardrobe. The south bedroom has a double and a small single bed and open shelves for the wardrobe. The north bedroom has adult bunk beds with a view of the sea through the velux windows and open shelves for the wardrobes. All bedrooms have bedside lockers and bedside lamps. Wooden floors are in all the bedrooms, bathroom and landing. The bathroom has a small whirlpool bath, toilet and wash hand basin.
The house is surrounded by gravel with ample space to park and turn a car. It has a picnic table. The acre site includes an abundance of wild flowers and plants aided only by organic methods.
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About Eileen Noonan Connolly
My name is Eileen Noonan Connolly a widow and I live with my three cats in Letterard, Cashel, beside Teach Greine the holiday home. I am an aspiring artist but previously worked for 30 years as a Laboratory Technician in the Shellfish Research Laboratory Carna four miles from here. I was reared in Tubbecurry Co Sligo. I enjoy gardening,walking and hill walking.
Eileen Noonan Connolly purchased this house in 2013
Why Eileen Noonan Connolly chose Connemara
I designed this house 15 years ago with a Eco concept with the help of my beloved husband Josie who died in 2004 and I have slowly worked on the house till it's completion this July 2013.
What makes this house unique
It is a dream house beside the sea where you can experience the solitude and beauty of Connemara.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have rented houses all over the world. But we must say that Teach
Greine clearly is one of our favorites. The house promises, what the
photos show. The location and the views are incredible. We could see a
seal every day. The kitchen is very well equipped and everything is very
clean. Eileen is not only a very welcoming host, but has even stocked
the fridge. We enjoyed our stay very much. Teach Greine is a wonderful
starting point to explore Connemara and definitely worth a trip.