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Cottage 170 - Roundstone

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage 170 - Roundstone - sleeps 6 guests in 2 bedrooms

New to the holiday rental market, “Sandy Heels” is a recently renovated and very well presented harbour side property, located in the picturesque village of Roundstone, Connemara. The cottage boasts a thoroughly relaxing and quiet seaside location, and is just a 1 minute walk to the local bars and restaurants. The property was once the village shoe-makers house, hence the name “Sandy Heels”. This is an ideal location for exploring all that the Connemara region has to offer. The white sandy beaches of the world famous Dogs Bay and Gurteen Beaches are just 2km away. Sea Fishing and Boat tours are available from the Harbour adjacent to the cottage. Kylemore Abbey and Connemara National Park are just a short drive away. Roundstone village provides lots of places to eat and drink and its shops will supply you with everything you need for your self-catering holiday.

Local activities include sea angling, lake and river fishing, walking trails, hill walking, pony trekking, golf, boat trips and much more. Short breaks welcome all year round.

2 Bedrooms – Sleeps 6. Both bedrooms are upstairs in the property. Bedroom 1 is a double bedroom which overlooks the harbour and bedroom 2 is a twin bedroom which overlooks the large courtyard to the rear of the property. The ground floor consists of a well presented living area, ample seating, and a wood burning stove. The living offers views of the harbour and Inishnee Island, wood burning stove, TV, and a pull out sofa bed which can sleep 2. The adjoining kitchen is well equipped with all necessary equipment, and opens out on to the spacious courtyard at the rear of the property. This is a wonderful space to relax and enjoy the evening sunshine or for a BBQ with family and friends. The family bathroom is located upstairs in the property and includes a bath, large shower sink and WC. The washing machine and dryer can be found tucked away discreetly in the large storage area of the bathroom. Linen and Towels included. Electricity included. Available for short breaks all year round.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2017

Location

Roundstone, Connemara, Co. Galway.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom #1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Notes:
New to the holiday rental market, “Sandy Heels” is a recently renovated and very well presented harbour side property, located in the picturesque village of Roundstone, Connemara. The cottage boasts a thoroughly relaxing and quiet seaside location, and is just a 1 minute walk to the local bars and restaurants. The property was once the village shoe-makers house, hence the name “Sandy Heels”. This is an ideal location for exploring all that the Connemara region has to offer. The white sandy beaches of the world famous Dogs Bay and Gurteen Beaches are just 2km away. Sea Fishing and Boat tours are available from the Harbour adjacent to the cottage. Kylemore Abbey and Connemara National Park are just a short drive away. Roundstone village provides lots of places to eat and drink and its shops will supply you with everything you need for your self-catering holiday. Local activities include sea angling, lake and river fishing, walking trails, hill walking, pony trekking, golf, boat trips and much more. Short breaks welcome all year round.

Reviews

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(4 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews
4

A well appointed, cosy house in a great town

  • 4 of 5

Sandy Heels is a bright, well appointed house in the heart of Roundstone. We loved it's position opposite the harbour with it's great sea views. We didn't really cook ourselves as there were so many great eating places in Roundstone, but the kitchen was well equipped had we wanted to. The beds were comfortable, and the bathroom was large with an electric shower and bath. The only problem we had was the hot water failed on our penultimate day, so we couldn't use the shower or bath. We let the caretaker know as soon as we discovered the problem, but it was not possible to fix the problem before we left the following morning.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice cottage, not so nice mattress

  • 3 of 5

We stay at this cottage for 4 nights and I'd give it a better rating except for the poor quality mattress and the fact that I needed to do some cleaning when we got there. As a result of the thin and saggy mattress we didn't sleep well at all while we were there. The linens were also less than adequate, mismatched, old sheets and worn towels. The cottage was also very dusty, crumbs on the kitchen counter, a dirty cooktop, the bathtub needed to be cleaned before we used it. There was also a smell of fuel in the living area that we traced to the fire starters left for the wood-stove. Once we put them in a zip-lock, the smell disappeared so not a big deal but the management should be paying closer attention to details like that to ensure a comfortable stay for their guests. The housekeeper let us in to the unit and seemed very friendly and I would have called her to come over to clean if it had only been 1 or 2 issues but seeing that the entire cottage needed to be cleaned, I didn't call her, we were exhausted and didn't want to deal with someone coming over to clean what they obviously missed before.

If the cottage had been clean I would give it a 5 star review. Its in a charming village, off the beaten path so just what we were looking for. The kitchen was very well appointed. Friendly people, a few great pubs and beautiful scenery. There's lots of music in the pubs in the summer but only on Sunday night in the off season which is something I wish I'd known. We had really good pub food and could walk home after a few pints.

There's some nice walking in the area and there's a local guidebook that you can buy at the village hotel. It came in very handy.

It's right across from the harbor, on the main road into the village so be prepared for some traffic noise in the early morning.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the area on your recent visit. We are very disappointed to receive negative review of the property as it has attracted very positive reviews and feedback since it was recently renovated to a high standard for rentals for Summer 2015. We have investigated your comments with the caretaker and with staff here at the rental agency. Unfortunately we were all unaware of any of your issues during your stay as they were not reported to the caretaker, or the agency. We feel if they had been brought to our attention we could have investigated and tried to rectify them rather than having you leave the cottage with such a disappointing opinion. Rest assured,the cottage is inspected and cleaned thoroughly between each rental. We are sorry on this occasion that it did not meet your standards.
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4

Eine schöne Woche

  • 4 of 5

Wir hatten eine wunderbare Woche im Juli in Roundstone. Die Unterkunft war perfekt. Eine solche Ausstattung (Picknick-Korb, Fernglas, super Küchenausstattung, Waschmaschine, Trockner etc.) habe ich so noch nicht gesehen. Leider war das Haus nicht so gut gepflegt, was sehr schade war. Das könnte wirklich besser sein. Die Lage ist toll, man schaut vom Bett direkt auf den Hafen. Absolute Ruhe, auch wenn die Straße direkt davor ist.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Echt genialer Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren im März in Roundstone. Abgesehen davon das wir Glück mit dem Wetter hatten, hatten wir auch Glück mit unserer Unterkunft. Wir haben uns total wohlgefühlt. Das Haus war sauber und total nett hergerichtet. In der Küche war alles vorhanden das man fürs kochen benötigt.

Die Lage ist auch super da man nur cirka 3 km bis zum Sandstrand hat. Wir kommen gerne wieder.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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