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House with character

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,560 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Completely renovated house situated on Beirteach Buí Bay , a cottage to relax in comfort and tranquility overlooking the bay ,access to fishing ( fishing trips can be orgaised by owner ) Numerous beaches to explore in the area and many routes to stroll or cycle and mountains to climb. Local seafood restaurant. Traditional music and boating festival during summer months.

John McDonagh
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in County Galway in Ireland

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • American Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Books
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • bay
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

It was just two of us in the property and you can see it would be a fantastic place for a group too. The setting is just beautiful, you are surrounded by stunning scenery. The house is very clean and comfortable. About 25 minutes from Roundstone where you can find lovely restaurants. We also explored Galway, Clifden, caught the ferry from Cleggin Pier to Inishboffin island. The owners were really friendly and ever so relaxed. We booked last minute and told them roughly when we would arrive and that was it. It has all the facilities you'd need (they instruct you how to purchase an internet voucher which threw us at first but easy to sort out).

I'd highly recommend this peaceful cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very special house in a very special location

  • 5 of 5

The first thing that strikes you when arriving at the house is the amazing location; it is situated right on the bay with an unobstructed panoramic view across the bay and beyond. As well as being a very attractive property, the house was beautifully clean, very well presented and well equipped. It is a spacious house and comfortably accommodated the 4 adults and 5 children in our party. The kitchen and bathrooms are modern, spotless and very well appointed, and the bedrooms were comfortable and clean. The owners, John and Mairead, were very hospitable and went out of their way to make us feel welcome and our stay enjoyable - John even gave up his time to take us out to (try and) catch mackeral for our planned barbecue - though the outcome of the trip was that we found you could buy great steaks from the shop in Carna!They thoughtfully provided extra local advice and even a baby bath for our seven month old baby in addition to the cot and highchair.

The nearby beaches were great and together with crabbing in the little harbour next to the house there was plenty to keep the kids (and adults!) entertained during the day. Trips to the National Park visitor centre (where there are a range of walks to suit all levels of fitness as well as a great playground) and Kylemore Abbey also made good excursions. At night there was no need for the TV as the bay provided ever-changing views and the local seals provided added entertainment! It was our first trip to Connemara but we are determined it will not be our last.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Une position idéale pour visiter le Connemara

  • 5 of 5

Warm house, living room with sofas in front of the sea, relaxing atmosphere.

Ideal location to visit the Connemara. At your arrival, count 3h driving calmly from Shannon airport to the house. The itinerary is easy, and John provides convenient information.

John and Maireed take care of their guests, discreet but efficient, one can talk about everything! We were 9 persons but only 8 beds when we arrived; in a few minutes they brought a supplementary bed!! Given that we arrived late, around 11 pm, their welcome was remarkable.

We keep marvellous memories from this place, of mussels and mackerels fished and offered by John, of the quietness of the house, of the evening shared together... Thank you so much :)

We recommend this house without hesitation. Besides, its price is much more cheaper than lot of other houses!

Maison chaleureuse avec un salon où les canapés sont en face de la mer, donnant une atmosphère relaxante.

Situation idéale et centrale pour visiter le Connemara. Compter 3h de route entre l'aéroport de Shannon et la maison. L'itinéraire est facile, et John donne des indications très pratiques.

John et Maireed sont aux petits soins, discrets mais efficaces, on peut leur parler de tout! Nous étions 9 mais seulement 8 lits à notre arrivée; en quelques minutes ils avaient ramené un lit de plus!! Sachant que nous sommes arrivés tard, vers 23H, leur accueil fût remarquable.

Nous garderons de merveilleux souvenirs de cet endroit, des moules et maquereaux pêchés et offerts par John, de la paisibilité de la maison, et de cette soirée partagée ensemble... Merci :)

Sans aucune hésitation nous recommandons cette maison, qui plus est à un prix beaucoup plus abordable que beaucoup d'autres!

Séverine et toute la famille de bretons

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nous avons passé d’excell...

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé d’excellentes vacances dans une région superbe qui nous a réservé de belles surprises. La maison est très confortable, très propre et très bien équipée. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié la vue sur la baie, les couchers de soleil, l’ambiance chaleureuse (nous recommandons Glynsk House)… John a été un hôte discret et attentionné, un grand merci pour la sortie en mer.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nous avons passé un magni...

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un magnifique séjour chez maireed et john. Ce sont des personnes formidables et attentionnées ( bouquets de fleurs, petits pain et cheminée nous attendaient). La maison est magnifique avec tous les équipements disponibles. Quel bonheur!!! Nous retournerons chez eux lors de notre prochain voyage en Irlande, c'est sûr.

Nous recommandons sans hésitation.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Nous avons été reçus trè...

  • 5 of 5

"Nous avons été reçus très chaleureusement par Maireed & John dans leur joli Cottage très bien situé au bord de l''océan avec une vue magnifique sur la baie et les montagnes du Connemara. Le Cottage s''inscrit dans un panorama grandiose à la beauté sauvage. C''est le lieu idéal pour se ressourcer au calme dans une nature préservée, avec la gentillesse légendaire des Irlandais. La situation géographique du Cottage nous a permis de découvrir toute la région du Connemara ainsi que Galway, le Mayo et le Clare. Le Cottage joliment restauré et décoré est très propre, très spacieux et très bien équipé. Les propriétaires sont très attentionnés et toujours prêts à vous rendre service. C''est un très bel endroit à conseiller sans modération pour un dépaysement garanti."

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dublin- take the N4 (M4)and the M6 to Galway. Galway- take the N59 towards Clifden for 68KM then take a left , R340 to Glynsk

for 8 Km, take a right at Glynsk House Restaurant for 1km. House on the right hand side.

Joe Einniu musical and song Festival 2nd to 4th May.

16th July -trip to St Mac Dara's Island to celebrate mass on an early Christian settlement and sailing competion on mainland afterwards

Clifden Pony Show -Mid August

Galway Horse Racing -end July

Daily Cruises on Ireland's only Fjord in Killary 30km

Daily Trips to Aran islands.30km


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in County Galway, Europe

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Downpayment / Deposit requested. Supplement for heating depending on the season. Key pick up with owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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