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Stunning Family Cottage With Garden Right On The Seafront

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms With Stunning Ocean Views From Every Room

Swallow Cottage is luxurious architect designed 3 bedroom seafront stone/wood house with fantastic sea views from every room. The house is 10 metres from the sea with views of Galway, Connemara and the Aran Islands.

It is situated on the spectacularly beautiful Flaggy Shore, a national heritage site and one of the loveliest parts of the 'Wild Atlantic Way'. The spacious open living area has underfloor heating throughout the kitchen, dining room, the two bathrooms and lounge which also has a wood burning stove.

Our beautiful home has large french window/glass doors in every room with stunning sea views that open out into the garden just metres away from the ocean. Perfect to watch seals and dolphins in the bay and spectacular sunsets of Galway Bay with your BBQ.

Step outside the garden gate and a lovely sandy beach faces you. There are several family friendly sandy beaches in the area. A short walk along the coast is the highly rated seafront Linnanes Lobster Bar/Restaurant which serves deliciously fresh locally caught seafood and a great pint of Guinness. The local fisherman's wife sells fresh fish on the harbour just outside Linnanes.

General information. Swallow Cottage is located in the spectacular area of Ireland known as the Burren (irish meaning Great Rock) which is one of the finest examples of glacio limestone landscapes in the world. Formed 350 million years ago, the region is rich with historical and archeological sites. There are more than 90 megalithic tombs, dolmens older than 5600 years and ring forts including the exceptionally well preserved Caherconnell Stone Fort. It is also renowned world wide for its remarkable diversity of plants and animals.

The Cliffs of Moher is one of the most popular attractions of the area as are the Aillwee Caves, the most famous of the many thousands of ancient caves beneath the limestone mountains.

The Burren also has a long history of traditional Irish music which is played in many of the pubs throughout the area particularly in Doolin.

Swallow Cottage is midway (15 minutes drive) between the lovely coastal villages of Kinvarra, Co. Galway and Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare. Both offer a great choice in shops, restaurants, pubs and farmers markets selling locally produced produce.

The area has several excellent golf courses including the world famous Lahinch links course.

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Robert MacIver
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About Robert MacIver

My wife is an artist from the area and loved the unique location and wanted to live there since she was a child. We finally built our home in 2004 but we now live in England. We decided to rent to holiday visitors because we felt it was a waste to have such a beautiful home empty for most of the year.

Robert MacIver purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Robert MacIver chose New Quay

Our house is a traditional stone cottage but is architecturally designed to have all the mod cons including underfloor heating as well as a wood burning stove. It has a top quality kitchen and furnishings. It is on the seafront with a safe walled garden and very short walk to a sandy beach, an art gallery and renowned seafood restaurant/pub.

What makes this cottage unique

The stunning location overlooking Galway Bay. The house is near some fantastic coastal walks, beaches, prehistoric sites, castles and some of the world's finest golf courses.

Guestbook comments from the owner

For a really special place to unwind, relax and recharge one's energy, there is none more alluring than the beautiful setting of the Swallow Cottage on Newquay's Flaggy shore.

Style comfort and simplicity are all to be found in this lovely home facing the Atlantic, Galway Bay and Aughinish island which looks like a mini Cliffs of Moher.

In any weather or season this place has so much to offer.
Feb 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in New Quay in Clare

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite with underfloor heating
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , underfloor heating
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Bunk Bed with double bed at the bottom and single on top
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Underfloor heating throughout, wood burning stove, wi-fi, towels, bed linen, exceptionally well- equipped kitchen, open plan living room, dining room and kitchen all with sea views. Saturday is the usual changeover day particularly in high season. Check in is 3pm and departure is 11am.


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average rating of 4.9130435 based on 24 reviews

Simply fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We truly loved our stay at this cottage. It is in a breathtakingly beautiful location, beautifully decorated and well-equipped, and is perfectly situated for activities in and around the Burren. We truly enjoyed our walks along the shore and the local folks, to include Diane (who checked us in), were very cordial. Any future trips to Ireland would be sure to include Swallow Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you love the cottage and the breathtaking location. Hope to see you back soon!
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A great cottage with a spectacular view on the sea!

  • 5 of 5

All in all it is a great cottage and everything is like its written in the description. The owner is very kind and friendly. The only thing I have to criticize is that there are some little damages that could be fixed. The door in the big bedroom is loose and the bed in there is damaged under it so it looks like the slatted frame is going to break through soon. But that are just some little things. All in all it was a great experience and we really enjoyed it!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased you thought the cottage and area was great and thanks for letting me know about the door and bed. I will fix the door and order a new bed base.
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Lovely Cottage with a Great View

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a wonderful stay at Swallow Cottage. Quiet and peaceful, with a lovely view of the water. Plenty of room for our family of 6, with heated floors as a nice bonus. The kitchen was well stocked, to make preparing meals at home easy. Overall, a great place to call home while exploring the area around Galway and the Cliffs of Moher.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Christine. Pleased you enjoyed your stay at Swallow Cottage.
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The view! The view! The view!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent four nights in this little slice of heaven. We loved the heated floors, the wood burning stove, the large family dining table, the layout, glass doors in every room, the secluded feel of the cottage, the yard, and the view!

Diane, the caretaker was great-and had even set up a cot for us...which was much appreciated after a long day/night of traveling with 4 kids.

The area is amazing too-highly recommend Aillwee caves and birds of prey center, cliffs of Moher, and poulnabronne tolmen-all just minutes away.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you loved our house and area. You are welcome back anytime!
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Perfect location, wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

Swallow Cottage is a perfect family home with lots of space and great facilities – everything has been thought of by the owners, and the kitchen in particular is a cooks' paradise!

Easy to find, but in the most perfect tranquil location with awesome views of the Atlantic which is at the foot of the garden.

Great countryside location with Galway City less than an hour away too. Simply perfect. We'd love to stay again and would heartily recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. You are very welcome to come back to stay whenever you want.
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Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house. Clean and comfortable with a great view. Good place to sit out a hurricane.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Shannon 40 minutes drive (Dublin 2 hours drive)
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Linnanes Lobster Bar Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Doolin for the Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Gort Links Course
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
LInannes Lobster Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
outside the house
Car: recommended

There are so many things to do in the area. As the house is on the beautiful Flaggy shore and 'Wild Atlantic Way', one of Irelands best coastal walk starts right outside the house. The scenery is spectacular. On one side of the house is Galway Bay and the Altantic Ocean just a few metres from your feet. On the other are fields and limestone mountains, ideal to climb and have a picnic with 360 degrees of stunning views. The house is on the beautiful Flaggy Shore with a beach and rock pools which at low tide you can forage for sea life. If you like fishing just walk 10 metres to the sea, or if you prefer just slip into one of the many small coves for a bracing swim. The local villages of Kinvara and Ballyvaughan have markets selling fresh local produce as well as superb bars and restaurants. Galway City across the bay is full of modern shops as well as old cobble streets with Irish music coming from the many bars. The Aran Islands which are in view from the house can be reached by ferry from Doolin (an hour away). The islands are also great for walking and cycling around. The Doolin ferry also goes to the Cliffs of Moher. The extraordinary Ailwee Caves are well worth a visit and just a 10 minute drive away. The house is in the tiny village of Newquay which in my opinion has one of the world's best seafood bar/ restaurant. The nearby Russell Art gallery a few hundred metres from the house has very good teas, coffee, cakes and snacks.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in New Quay, Ireland

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
9 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Pre Spring
5 Jan 2019 - 8 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
9 Mar 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
13 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
27 Apr 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
15 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £35.33
Refundable Damage Deposit £176.63

Cancellation. 100% refund for cancellation 8 weeks or more from date of rental. Thereafter no deposit refund.
Price includes taxes, wi-fi, linens, towels, oil, electricity, underfloor heating.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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