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Eco-friendly house beside the sea in the wildness and solitude of Connemara

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

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.

More Details

Eileen Noonan Connolly
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

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 Ireland

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.
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in County Galway in Europe

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 364 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs
  • Downstairs bathroom has a walk in shower, toilet, wash hand basin and an open corner unit. Upstairs bathroom has a small whirlpool bath, toilet and wash hand basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • South bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    North bedroom 3 - Adult Bunk Beds
    South & West bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • South and West bedroom (1) with sea view has a double and a single bed, bedside locker with lamp and walk in wardrobe, chair +stool. South bedroom (2) has a double and small single bed, bedside locker with lamp, open shelves for wardrobe and chair. North bedroom (3) with sea views through velux windows has adult bunk beds open shelves for wardrobe, a bedside locker and chair.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Garden ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)

Eco-friendly house beside the sea in the wildness and solitude of Connemara
average rating of 4.972973 based on 38 reviews

It's a magic place, a beautifull house

  • 5 of 5

The new, bright and perfectly equipped house is situated in a superb landscape right at the sea, pure nature: no noise but always a nice seabreeze. Eileen Connolly is a very warm, friendly and interesting person who makes your stay really comfortable. We had a beautiful week with plenty of lovely weather and know that we want to come back. Thanks a lot. Daniel

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you I am always happy when guests enjoy their holiday home. We are on the Wild Atlantic Way and it is indeed pure nature, the sea, the mountains, and the ever changing skies.
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Very nice week in Connemara

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very nice week in Connemara end April.

We have very appreciated the very clean & quiet house, located 15m to the sea and more particularly:

In the living room :

- The unique & splendid view to Errisbeg, Roudstone, the bay and the twelves Bens...

- The bay & sunset observation area (bow-window of the living room)

- The fireplace

The wide kitchen & dining area was also perfect for cooking & dining.

I have very appreciated all the flyers, touristic guides and the detailed maps, made available by Eilleen to prepare our daily visits: Lough Bolea, lough aliggan Moyrus Beach & Carna; Roundstone , errisbeg & the gorteen bay; Kylemore Abey; Killary harbour, Leenane & the Aasleagh Falls; the Connemara National Parc , the 12 bens & Diamond Hill; Omey Island; the bog road & Ballyconnelly bay; Clifton , the shopping and the sky road; the landing site of Alcock & Brown in Derrigimlach.

Post Office, Petrol & Food are available in Carna and in Clifden.

Conclusion : A perfect house and a wonderful region for nature lovers.

Merci Eilleen.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I am delighted when guests enjoy them selves. Connemara is a wonderful place and you get to experience It looking our through the big windows. The holiday home is situated in the heart of Connemara, on the wild Atlantic way.
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The greatest quiet time

  • 5 of 5

The house was nice, warm and cosy. Eileen one of the nicest people. Thanks for that. We had a great time, beautifull weather, the greatest sun down. Overall: if you are looking for some time away from every days madness, internet and hectic: it coudn't be better.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I am happy when guests enjoy them selves. Teach Greine is on the Wild Atlantic Way and what can be more relaxing than looking our at the sea and mountains through the large windows.
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Sehr schönes und toll gelegenes Haus!

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren eine Woche zu sechst im Haus und haben uns rundum wohl gefühlt. Alles ist wirklich top sauber, schön eingerichtet und die Vorräte sind eine wirkliche Bereicherung. Eileen tut alles, damit man sich wohl fühlt.

Die Lage ist der absolute Hammer für Ruhesuchende. Die Aussicht ist unbezahlbar!

Wir kommen sicher wieder!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. What ever month you choose to stay in Teach Greine, there is always tranquility looking at the beauty of nature, in a comfortable home, through the big windows.
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A wonderfull place, a lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is well situated by the sea, with a beautiful view on the bay and Connemara mountains. The house is comfortable with large rooms, clean, and well decorated with nice paintings. We had a very pleasant welcome, the owner is really a very nice person (as much as most of Irish people, that's the reason why we love them and their country). We were sory about only one thing: not beeing able to speak English better (luckyly, one ff us could speak English better thanks to his irish origins).

Unforgettable holidays for all of us. Thank you very much, Eileen.

A french family from Brittany.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I am delighted when guests enjoy themselves. Connemara has it's beauty in the autumn with it's amber and rustic colours and calm days when the sea reflects the mountains.
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Perfection again

  • 5 of 5

I spent my second holidays at the Irish West Coast and again in the beautiful property "Teach Greine". I think that´s the most significant point of all ;-)

Eileen did everything to make our stay *perfect*. We missed literally nothing and would absolutely recommend booking this housing for your next stay in Ireland!

Thanks Eileen - I´m sure this wasn´t the last time we visited you!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It's lovely to see a guest come back for a second year and still feel the magic of Connemara. "Teach Greine" is in the centre of Connemara the sea, the mountains and fresh air where you can relax and feel at home.
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Car: necessary

There is a scenic walk from the house with splendid views of the Twelve Bens mountain range and magnificent Bertraghboy Bay and on a good sunny evening there are majestic west of Ireland sunsets. Experience the tranquility of the local beach in Moyrus. A drive to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian walled gardens is a must. The Connemara National Park is well worth a visit. The harbour village of Roundstone can be been seen across the bay,which is an artist haven, and the nearby splendid beaches of Gurteen and Dogs Bay are another must-see. Clifden, the main town in Connemara has lots to offer including craft shops, restaurants, walks ,museum and the Sky Road drive is worth it for the views.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in County Galway, County Galway

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
1 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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for 7 nights
Rate 5
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £85

Deposit required.
HomeAway Payments
Check-in-time after 4 pm
Check-out-time 11am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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