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Charming Irish Country Cottage
Charming Irish Country Cottage

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

Centrally located two bedroomed Charming Irish Country Cottage. Ideal base for touring The Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Aran Islands, Knock Shrine and Galway City. 3 minutes drive to restaurants and shops. The Cottage is ideally suitable for couples and friends. 10 minutes drive to Galway City centre (Eyre Square) on N17 north of Galway City, which is 5 miles (8km) away. 5 minute drive to the Galway Ballybrit Race Course.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Doorman Entry


Extra people: €30 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: €25
Security Deposit: €250
Weekly Discount: 10%


The space

Spacious, peaceful, cosy, self contained charming Irish Country Cottage. There is a large and comfortable open-plan living room/dining/kitchen area with all modern conveniences and stone fireplace with solid fuel stove. Kitchen is well equipped with fridge, dishwasher, and leading off to utility room with washing machine, dryer, freezer and microwave.

Downstairs there is a double bedroom and bathroom, and upstairs a kingsize ensuite bedroom.
There is a garden to the side of the cottage with garden furniture. The Cottage is surrounded by a hedge and enclosed with a gate.
The property can sleep 4 pax maximum.
No pets allowed.

Not suitable for young children as bedrooms are not located on the same floor.

Guest access

Own private entrance and parking to property .

Interaction with guests

We live close by and are available to assist you, if required, during your stay.
We try to be as flexible as possible with check in and check out times but often we have people arriving on the same day as another's departure so our check in times are 3pm and check out is 11am. Where we do not have another booking same day, we are happy for you to check in earlier and check out later.

The neighbourhood

There are two hotels in Claregalway village which is one mile away.

Rockmount Equestrian Centre,

Cregboy Golf Academy a stroll away.

Getting around

A car is recommended for getting around.
However, there is a bus service every hour to Galway City.

Other things to note

Galway Arts Festival: 17 - 30 July 2017
Galway Ballybrit Racing Festival: 31 July - 6 Aug 2017
Claregalway Museum and Blacksmith Forge: Open Wed - Sat 10am - 4pm
15th Century Claregalway Castle: Open Thurs - Sun, May - Sept 12pm - 4pm
A Medieval Franciscan Friary in Claregalway Village

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

4 people max.
Strictly No Smoking.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

16 Reviews

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Kate User Profile
April 2017
Cathy's house is wonderful, as is her and her husband's hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and wish we could have stayed longer! Warm fires, cosy with enough space, clean and tidy. Easy to get to Galway City by car. Easy access to Connemara and south to the Burren and Cliffs of Moher. 100% recommend to stay here.

Rafael User Profile
April 2017
Cathy's cottage was very beautiful and fully equipped with everything needed for a great stay. The cottage is spacious yet gives off a warm feeling. Cathy and her husband were very willing to help with anything that was needed during our stay.

Mary User Profile
April 2017
Cathys cottage was absolutely beautiful. She was an incredible host. She met us personally to ensure we made it to the cottage and even left biscuits, jam, milk and toast for breakfast. She was available to talk if we needed anything and she showed us around and how everything works. I'm already trying to make plans to come back. Great retreat for a relaxing quiet honeymoon.

Morgana User Profile
March 2017
Cathy has a well written collection of local history and local attractions! All her tips and suggestions of getting around were accurate and helpful for getting around Galway . Her cottage is easy access into Galway and onto major highways for travel plus the cottage is private and quiet on a residential street. The cottage is beautifully restored with all appliances . (i.e. Washer,dryer, hairdryers, all kitchen appliances). The rooms were beautifully furnished and clean. It holds 2 full bathrooms for each bedroom ! A lovely loft sitting area and books ! We arrived from our long day to a warm fire in the wood stove , scones and tea! She even had fresh butter, jam and milk! Cathy is a very friendly and warm host and is very knowledgeable to assist your travels in Ireland. She is very accessible and very timely on responding to messages ! We also had all the privacy we needed! We felt very relaxed and comfortable staying here! We highly recommend the cottage and will definitely stay here again to see all the things we didn't have a chance to see during this trip !

Karla User Profile
January 2017
If you are looking for a charming getaway that is close to Galway, Giles Cottage is a great gem. We were greeted by Cathy upon arrival with the room nice and warm with homemade jelly awaiting us. The beds were wonderful and it was great to have two full bathrooms. Close to the city and the Cliffs of Mohr. A lovely castle right down the road as well. We were very happy with our stay and appreciated Cathy's attentiveness to make sure we were comfortable. Highly recommend this space and looking forward to coming back!

Tamara User Profile
December 2016
We absolutely loved Cathy's cottage! It was the ideal, cozy place to start our vacation in Ireland, and she had the fore going for us when we arrived. The goodies were a welcome touch, and the place was spotless (and I'm quite fussy!) We had a car and it was easy to get to the nearby grocery, and Galway wax just 5 mins away. Highly recommend!

Carolyn User Profile
December 2016
Cathy and Martin were incredible hosts. They went above and beyond, having homemade jams, milk, and bread in the fridge when we arrive and kindly offering to start a fire for us the evenings we were there. The cottage was delightful with comfy beds, bath amenities, and plenty of kitchen supplies to cook breakfast and dinner. It was so clean and beautifully decorated we couldn't have asked for a better place to spend our Christmas holiday. The location of the cottage is perfect for exploring Galway with the city center less than 15 minutes away and less than 90 minutes from Connemara National Park and the Cliffs of Moher. I would recommend the cottage for anyone looking for a quiet getaway in Galway.

Galway, Ireland · Joined in July 2016
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