2 Bedroom cottage sleeps 5, in beautiful countryside, near Headford.
About Eileen Bennett
This is the home where I was born. I left here with my mother after my father's death in 1957. We spent a number of years in the USA. Upon retirement my mother and step-father returned to the cottage and spent many happy years there. I moved to England, where I currently live. Now there is nothing I love more than returning to relax and enjoy quality time with my little grandson in the home which holds so many happy childhood memories for me.
Why Eileen Bennett chose Headford
This is a family home. It was built over 200 years ago by the hands my great, great grandfather in an era where there was no modern machinery. If you were to see it without plaster, no two stones are alike. It was originally thatched and had no running water or electricity. It was occupied by generations of good hard working people, who had very little but had hearts of gold! We have modernised it through the years and choose to rent it as a means to hold on to it as it holds a very precious position in our hearts.
What makes this Cottage unique
There is complete peace and tranquility to be had here. The only noise to be heard is the birds singing on the trees. Peace, perfect peace!
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Wow to just wake up in the morning and enjoy the peace and quiet. To escape the world. This is where you need to go. The cottage is comfortable and dated . Our stay was more than comfortable and the location was exactly what I needed. If you enjoy long walks and nature then look no further.
Thank you for your review. So delighted to hear you enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the Irish countryside. It is a wonderful place to explore nature at its best.
Lovely Rural Cottage
This cottage is a bit out of the way, but we loved the rural location, as it provided a great home base while we explored Galway and Mayo county. Very peaceful and comfortable.
Privacy and great location!
This cozy cottage gives you the opportunity to see what living in a traditional Irish cottage may have been like. Located down a narrow, but fun, country road, we found the cottage contained everything we needed to enjoy our stay. It is a half hour from Galway, 15 minutes from Cong and Ashford Castle, and there are numerous places to explore nearby.
The caretaker, Evelyn, is extremely helpful should you have any questions.
Lovely, serene setting - authentic home!
We had a lovely time at this cottage - just what we were hoping it would be! The cottage is off the beaten path and the drive up to it is lovely with a one lane road surrounded by trees that create the feeling of a green tunnel. The house is old (200 years) which appealed to us. It looks like an Irish thatch cottage that has been maintained and kept up-to-date without taking the authenticity away. I read complaints about the heat but we found everything comfortable and customizable. Every room has it's own heat with doors that can be closed in-between plus windows that can be opened...lots of flexibility! Although the house is small I think it could easily accommodate a family with up to 2 young children. For just the two of us it was cozy and comfortable. The setting is peaceful and serene with no dwellings on either side - just trees and pasture. We found it a lovely place to come home to after our days' outing. Thank you, Eileen and also Evelyn, who showed us the ropes when we got there!
Thank you for your review. So pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate what we have have tried to do. It was indeed a thatched cottage but in the 1973 the chimney caught fire and my parents then decided to put a slated roof on it. In more resent years we have added the other modifications.
Thank you for choosing our cottage. If you revisit Ireland again, there will always be a welcome there for you.
A very nice stay, loved the cottage!
Great, thank you
Close by is beautiful Lough Corrib which is a spectacular stretch of coastline on the west side of Ireland. Lough Corrib is considered to be one of the best fishing lakes in Europe. Wherever you find yourself in the region, you'll never be too far away from a source of water. There is fishing in Lough Corrib and sailing, scuba, swimming or wind-surfing in Rusheen Bay. There are 5 golf courses in the surrounding area.
Salthill beach is also accessible, which is perfect for families. It is situated in a part of the country renowned for its outstanding natural beauty where hiking, cycling, golf and horse-riding are available in the local countryside.
The magnificent Connemara Mountains are also worth a visit due to their beauty and the wild ruggedness of the area giving a glimpse of Ireland from long ago.
Galway City has a large choice of shopping centres, restaurants, pubs and entertainment, including traditional Irish music and song. It is only a 20 minute drive from the cottage. Annually there's the Galway Arts' Festival in July and on the last weekend of Sept there's the Galway Oyster & Seafood Festival.
Galway races are another great attraction in Jul. Aug. Sept. and Oct. People come from all over the world to attend this event and enjoy this fantastic atmosphere. There's a fabulous time to be had, not just for the thrill of the races but also for the great nightlife in the city afterwards.
The local town, Headford, is 5 minutes away from the cottage where you will find pubs and restaurants.
Most within 25 min drive.
Golf: The following are some of the popular golf clubs in the region. Galway Golf Club, Salthill, Galway. This popular course with its well designed rolling fairways are bounded by mature woodlands and the spectacular seascape of Galway Bay.
Galway Bay Golf & Country Club & Hotel, Renville, Oranmore, Co. Galway. This well known coarse was designed by World Cup player Christy O'Connor Jr.
Connemara Golf Club Ballyconneely, Clifden, Co.Galway.
Connemara, or Ballyconneely Golf Club, as it is also known, is located between the Twelve Bens Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, in one of the most splendid settings imaginable. According to renowned golf writer, James W. Finnegan, the golf links of Connemara is 'a perfect reflection of the austere beauty that is the world of Connemara'. The course was designed by renowned Irish course architect, Eddie Hackett and completed by Tom Craddock. This is a sand based links with its back nine described as the equal of anywhere in the world.
Athenry Golf Club, Athenry Co. Galway. This course is generally uncrowned making it a very pleasant course to golf on. Athenry Golf Club, Mountbellew Golf Club are all within a 20 minute drive form the cottage.
Westport - 40 minutes
Connemara - 40 minutes