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Semi detached cottage beside Connemara National Park and Letterfrack village - Laurel Lodge

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Laurel Lodge

The living room has a massive open fireplace, wooden floors and incredible views over Bearnaderg Bay and Tully Mountain. The kitchen overlooks the vast back garden and has a fridge/freezer, microwave, cooker, oven, dishwasher, cd player and radio.

Upstairs features a double en-suite bedroom with an electric instant-heat shower, as well as a second bedroom fitted with twin beds. Downstairs includes a twin bedroom with built-in wardrobe a bathroom with a full-size bath and overhead shower, a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, kitchen plus dinette, and a large and airy living room. Rates include oil-fired central heating as well as linen (duvets) and towels. Electricity is metered through a €2 coin meter. Other facilities include satellite TV, on-site parking, free WiFi wireless internet access, hairdryer, travel cot and highchair(on request), children’s games, books, a large shared garden, barbecue, spring well water, welcome pack of self-catering basics on your arrival

About the property

Beside Connemara National Park

The entrance to Connemara National Park is a five minute walk away. There are some lovely walks including a track all the way to the top of the Diamond Mountain, which is suitable for the most inexperienced hill walker, well worth the effort for spectacular views over Letterfrack village, Connemara self catering cottages and Kylemore Abbey.

Letterfrack village is an enchanting Quaker village renowned for its live traditional Irish music, with a great choice of places to eat and drink, with three pubs, an award winning restaurant or dine in the elegance of the Rosleague Manor Hotel. Planned and unplanned traditional music sessions a feature.

Why not have a picnic in the park, the village has a well stocked supermarket with deli food counter for take away lunches. Fishing is available from the local pier, from where you can take a boat trip, to fish or look for dolphins. Don’t forget your souvenirs from “possibly the most interesting craft shop in the west” located beside the pier.

Letterfrack is home to the GMIT Furniture College, an internationally renowned furniture design college. A visit to the permanent exhibition in the college is well worth a visit. Small library with internet access. Families and children will enjoy the village with premises being child friendly. Nature and art workshops are held twice weekly in the National Park as well as talks on Connemara Ponies, Connemaras History, Flora and Fauna to mention just a few.

Discover the local history, culture and heritage of the sea and country life or visit the Country and Sea Life Centre in Derryinver, an ideal visit for all the family, which has a tea room serving home made food overlooking Derryinver Bay. From here book your tickets for a trip aboard the ‘Queen of Connemara’, with an enclosed seated lounge and an open upper deck. The tour takes you along the shores of the Connemara National Park with large varieties of sea birds and perhaps a seal or two.

More Details

Anna Marie Mortimer
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Anna was the BEST hostess! Nothing was too much for her. She baked us fresh scones, came with the most up-to-date attractions information, and quickly assisted us when we ran out of gas on our stove. She even phoned in a favor in a nearby hotel for my musician husband to practice piano. As for the house, it was cozy, clean, well-equipped, and in walking distance to the wonderful Connemara National Park. The area was perfect. So beautiful. Amazing beaches nearby. Of all the counties we've been to, it seems to be the most alive in traditional music and Irish culture. We loved it. I highly recommend a stay in one of Anna's cottages. You'll be in good hands!
Jun 2016
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Deposit required on booking. Remaining balance due one month before arrival.
Rental includes oil central heating, WIFI internet access and linen and towels.
Electricity extra by €2 coin meter (approx. usage €14 for week).


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

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Lift
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Laurel Lodge
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 5 reviews

A lovely property, great location

  • 4 of 5

A lovely place to stay, right next to Connemara National Park and we had wild hares each morning and evening grazing on the lawn! An interesting village in which to stay with mountains and lakes on the doorstep, beautiful scenery.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très belle maison confortable - Bien située aux portes du Connemara

  • 4 of 5

Fidèle à la description nous avons apprécié le confort de la maison. On y est comme chez soi ! avec qq friandises et fleurs comme accueil. La propriétaire, jeune et sympa,

est venue recueillir nos impressions. La région est magnifique : belles balades pour les marcheurs et cyclistes - beaux circuits à faire en voiture - qq surprises sur la route avec les moutons !! Bref en 8 jours il faut se contenter du Connemara car il y a beaucoup à apprécier. Nous retournerons en Irlande pour visiter le Burren... et surtout nous avons eu du beau temps !!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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wunderbare, erholsame, mit vielen unerschöpfliche Zeit bei tollen Gastgebern

  • 5 of 5

Die Lage an der Hauptstrasse zu Letterfrack ist nicht störend, auch wenn zeitweise mehr Verkehrsaufkommen vorhanden ist.

Der Nationalpark, sowie auch der Ort (Ortsmitte mit Pups, Geschäften ... ) innerhalb ein paar Minuten zu Fuß gut zu erreichen. Die Sehenswürdigkeiten der Region, der Nationpark liegt dirkt vor der Haustür, Kylemore mit dem Auto innerhalb von 5 Min. zu erreichen. Die ganze Umgebung bietet sehr viel "kleine" Highlights. Z.B.: fast menschenleere und absolut saubere Strände, Galway, Westport, Aran Inseln, Lachs- Räucherei, Killary Fjord ... mit dem Auto in kurzer Zeit zu erreichen.

Der Garten kann zu jeder Zeit mit benutzt werden. Für Grillaktivitäten steht ein eigener Grill zur Verfügung.

Das Haus ist gemütlich eingerichtet. Man findet sich sofort zurecht. Anna ist eine sehr aufgeschlossene, hilfsbereite Gastgeberin, die sehr gerne bei Fragen oder Wünschen beratend zur Seite steht. Wir haben den Aufenthalt in der Laurel Lodge sehr genossen. Insbesonders, da das Wetter uns sehr gesonnen war und unsere Urlaubstage nahezu warm und sonnig waren. Für Irland sehr ungewohnt.

Von der ersten Minute Urlaub = das Objekt, sowie auch die Gastgeberin sind sehr zu empfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung. Ich bin sehr glücklich , dass Ihr Ihren Aufenthalt in Laurel Lodge und Connemara genossen . Sie waren perfekt Gäste und ich hoffe, die Gelegenheit zu haben, dich wieder irgendwann in der Zukunft zu begrüßen . Thank you for your kind review. I am very happy that your enjoyed your stay in Laurel Lodge and Connemara. You were perfect guests and I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again sometime in the future
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Nearest Airport
145 Kilometres
Knock International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
290 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Renvyle House Hotel
Nearest Train
52 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
82 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
White Strand
Car: recommended

Letterfrack was founded by Quakers in the mid-19th century. The village is 15 km north-east of Clifden (15 minutes drive) on Barnaderg Bay and lies at the head of Ballinakill harbour It is located at the foot of Diamond Hill and boasts stunning scenery.

The village has a supermarket, three pubs which feature nightly traditional Music sessions, three restaurants and also a Furniture College. There are several walking trails and numerous isolated beaches within a ten minute drive.

The two most popular attractions in Connemara are Kylemore Abbey and its Walled Victorian Gardens and Connemara National Park. Kylemore Abbey is a five minutes drive away and Connemara National Park is literally on your doorstep making Letterfrack an ideal base for touring and enjoying all that Connemara has to offer.

GPS - 53°33’01.3”N 10°00’03.2”W

Eircode H91 PPR6 (enter into Google maps)


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