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Restored Stone Barn on Farm on Wild Atlantic Way, close to sea and beach

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 en-suite barn sleeps 2-4 with rural and mountain views

Teach na mBo is in a beautiful part of the Connemara National Park? The Wild Atlantic Way runs down our small lane to our local pier where we have one of the best views out to the Aran Islands and the cliffs of Moher.

Our traditional, 2 bedroom cottage, situated on our small working farm, combines the traditional cosiness of a thick-walled stone cottage with all the requirements of modern home living - including WiFi. PLEASE NOTE THIS PROPERTY IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 5.

The main living area is open-plan with wooden floors, beams and a turf-burning stove which gives off the tantalising smell of Connemara. Turf (peat) is provided. Patio doors open out onto the small paved walkway to the house and give views of the shared garden and out towards fields bounded by the traditional stone walls found in this part of Ireland.

The main living space also includes a dining table seating four. Our fully equipped, contemporary kitchen area has granite worktops and the integrated appliances you would expect from a home of this quality, including hob, fan- oven, microwave, and dishwasher. A comfortable sofa, chairs and lovely soft furnishings complete the look. A small flat-screen TV is provided with satellite freeview channels, Irish channels and a dvd/blueray player.

The wooden floor is carried through to Bedroom 1, which has a traditional cast-iron framed, Kingsize bed with hotel quality mattress, topper and all bedding. There are plenty of built-in wardrobes and a hotel-style tiled, large en-suite with bath and large, separate shower.

Bedroom 2 is accessed via a flight of steep stone steps down to a twin room - again with high quality soft furnishings and bedding. This room also has a hotel-style, tiled en-suite shower room.

There is also a US-style laundry cupboard housing a new washing machine and separate condenser dryer.

Outside there is a dedicated parking space and extra parking in the shared farm yard - access to a garden, a small paved area, a BBQ and outside eating space with table and chairs.

We have aimed to provide a home-from-home and you are welcome to help yourself to anything else you might need from our garage which contains a shared table tennis table. If available you can borrow stuff for the beach - chairs, portable BBQ, fishing nets for rock-pooling - just help yourself.

At a glance:

Sleeps 4 adults in comfort

2 large bedrooms 2 en-suite

Not suitable for children under 5.

Hob, fan oven, dishwasher, washing machine, condenser dryer, freeview TV, DVD player

Top quality bedding and house and beach towels included.

More Details

Owner
janet conneely
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Inverin in County Galway

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • modern hotel-style, newly tiled, with white bathroom suites, large shower enclosures and with luxury towels provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • spacious, roomy bedrooms with extremely comfortable beds, ample cupboard space for hanging clothes each with an ensuite bathroom. There are steep stone steps down to bedroom 2 making it unsuitable for small children and the elderly.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
Attractions:
  • bay
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Restored Stone Barn on Farm on Wild Atlantic Way, close to sea and beach
average rating of 4.9016395 based on 61 reviews
5

Wonderful and peaceful and we had one of the hottest summers on record 34°..so that helped.

  • 5 of 5

The property is very comfortable and can easily take two couples or a family as both bedrooms are seperated by the main living /lounge/ kitchen area so bedrooms are at opposite ends of the cottage. They are both on-suite, making for for independent sleeping arrangements if required. The cottage is of a good high standard and both bathrooms are spotlessly clean. If you want to walk in what I think is some of the most beautiful mountains and valleys then this is the place for you. Many options of things to do from a 90 min boat trip on the Fjord with drinks and food on board or swim and relax on beaches that look like they should be in Greece with white sands and crystal clear green/blue water we have had the best 10 days here and the very best of the weather, so all in all would I come back and do it all again...ABSOLUTELY...Andy UK.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As I respond to this it's still very hot here and very Mediterranean. I'm off to visit the workhouse in Portumna tomorrow on Andy's recommendation as we are always keen to try new things so we can advise our guests. It's great when our visitors share our enthusiasm for this rugged, beautiful part of Ireland. We look forward to welcoming you back - perhaps to our Connemara Glamping site which should be up and running by June 2019.
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5

Fantastic cottage. Great location

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you step through the door you feel welcome. This cottage exceeded our expectations. It’s very large for four people and is equipped with everything you need and more. The local beach is stunning lovely sand and clean water. We visited Connemara several times and Galway is a wonderful city with lots to see and do. There is always a festival on somewhere in County Galway.

We understand that Janet and Michael are opening Connemara Glamping on the farm for Summer 2019 and we will be back to try a luxury safari tent - with a hot tub please!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Immaculate, welcoming cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to cottage, Teach na mBo. This immaculate, contemporary designed stone cottage met our every need, exceeding our expectations. . Our host was a phone call away if we had questions or concerns. It is conveniently located near a rocky beach; a grocery store and the Connemara Nat’l Park.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always aim to exceed your expectations. The cottage has plenty of space to spread out in comfort. We aren’t always around although the lovely Bernie who looks after the cottage is a local and between us we can resolve most things. Thank you very much for your kind words and we hope to meet you next time you return to Connemara.
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This place was so Beautiful! We filled our days with activities that we didn't get to spend much time at the cottage, but it was extremely comfortable and roomy. Janet was amazing with answering all my questions. Would definitely stay here again. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Even Better Than It Looks

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do tell the story and they are indeed beautiful. I cannot imagine anyone being disappointed with this farmhouse. In addition everything is as functional as it is beautiful. The appliances are all top notch and in perfect running order. We cooked a lot and even entertained others at the cottage. Everything to make simple and not so simple meals is available. The master bedroom and bath are sinfully comfortable. The road outside is in great shape and easy to navigate. We gave directions to two different people who found the house easily. Don’t just come here once, come frequently. We might.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David and family for your kind words. We have tried to give our guests more than they expect and it seems to be working. Even in December Galway city and Connemara are beautiful and there will be some beautiful days - and what could be better than a cosy cottage to come back to. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you on your return. Janet and Michael
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4

Cozy, private, very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed the property from day one through the week we spent there.. The market up the road was very convenient. Local Pub was enjoyable. Shopping down the road was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to maybe welcoming you back in a different month so that we can arrange some fishing for you.
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Location

Nearest Airport
117 Kilometres
Shannon
Nearest Ferry
251 Kilometres
dublin
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
several courses
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Galway
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
spiddal
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
ballynahown
Car: necessary

On The Wild Atlantic Way, Teach na mBo (House of the Cow) is a recently restored cottage on a small farm - suitable for family and adult group vacation rentals. Great for weekend breaks with handluggage only - everything on site. Plenty to do, see and experience. The house is 10 minutes walk to the sea with a scenic view of the Aran Islands and the cliffs of Moher. It is an easy walk to a beautiful, sandy beach with safe swimming in Galway Bay. Local small supermarket just 10 minutes walk in the other direction and two pubs within a 20 minute walk.

Spiddal with its craft centre, restaurants, and bars with traditional live music is 10 minutes drive away.

GALWAY is 30 minutes drive. This is the heart of Irish culture and the most traditional city in Ireland. Traditional coloured buildings house its restaurants, lively pubs,bars and clubs, theatres, live music and great craic! Galway hosts many festivals during the year from Race Week, the Film Fleadh, the Guinness and Oyster, to the magical the Arts Festival. Great promenade for walking at Salthill and the diving platform into the sea at high tide is an experience not to be missed..

FOR GOLFERS many courses easily accessed in a day including Galway Bay and Championship courses at Oranmore and Ballyconneely. Many other courses at Barna and the best kept secret course (9 hole) The Connemara Isles. We are happy to advise.

FLY FISHING - local lake 3 minutes walk. We are within 40 minutes drive of Lough Corrib one of the world's premier fly fishing lakes. SEA FISHING - plenty of piers and boat charters available for fishing locally.

TOURING AND SIGHTSEEING - Ideal base for exploring beautiful beaches, mountains and Connemara. scenic drives through Connemara - the A59 features in Top Gear's Top 100 Drives in the World. The Burren is a good day trip. Take a boat to the Aran Islands - 10 minutes to the Ferry - and see the Celtic fort at Dun Aengus. Go horseriding on the beach.

MUST SEE - Coral Beach, Kylemore Abbey, Clifden, Hooker Racing at Kinvarra if you are there for the festival. Coffee and cake in Goyas, Galway. Spiddal Craft Centre, Trad on the Prom at the Galway Hotel, Inismore - Aran Islands, Walk up Maumeen, diving platform Salthill, Coral Beach.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.94

Cancellation within 8 weeks of start we will retain your deposit.
within 6-8 weekswe will retain 30% of payment
within 4-6 weeks we will retain 50% of payment
within 4 weeks we will retain all of payment
We will try to rearrange if you need to change your plans but recommend that you take out your own holiday insurance cover.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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