Mary's Cosy Thatched Cottage on Wild Atlantic way.


Entire cottage hosted by Marie Therese

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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Marys cosy thatched cottage retains the original character and charm of Ireland in bygone times.
Situated in Connemara’s Irish speaking Gaeltacht area near the village of Carraroe and surrounded by country roads, hidden inlets and stunning beaches like ‘Tra An Doilin' (Coral Strand) on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Suitable for a history, educational or health buff traveling alone, with your dog or a romantic hideaway with a loved one.

The space
Marys cosy cottage contains:
Open plan living and dining area with a solid fuel stove, rocking chair, double seater sofa, smart digital TV, dining table and chairs suitable for 2 people.
Fully fitted kitchen with electric cooker, fridge, coffee percolator, china crockery, linen tablecloths and napkins, crystal glasses
I double Bedroom
1 separate self-contained shower room
Free Wi-Fi
Extra insulation for warmth and safety including eco-friendly wall lagging, eco electric heaters and the use of smokeless coal. Extra smokeless coal is provided for your use in the stove at no extra cost.
 The thatch is also treated with Magma Firestop
 There is a private garden area and car park spacing at the back of the cottage
Garden furniture and sun loungers available on request
Free car parking in own private yard.

Historical origins of Marys cosy cottage.
This is an original one-bedroom cottage with an open plan living area dating back to the early nineteenth century approximately. There are no actual records to its origins except that it was belonging to Padraig Watt’s Md Donagh’s parents. Padraig travelled over to America in search of fame and fortune and returned in the mid 1930’s to build the two-story house with the help of family and friends at the back of the cottage.

My husband and I bought Padraig Watt’s two story house and the cottage in the early 1990’s and spent many happy holidays there with our young family. The children loved to play in the cottage which was almost derelict at that time. Gradually we restored it and insulated it for warmth and comfort utilising eco friendly materials whenever we could. The work was completed in December 2018.

Two years ago we rented out Padraig Watts two story house with Airbnb and was awarded a Superhost status with overall 5-star rating and 100% response rate (awarded January 11th, 2019). We will not be renting Padraig’s Watts house this year, instead we intend to stay in it and be there for our guests to help them settle in.

Where you'll sleep

1 double bed
Living room
1 double bed

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable/satellite
Private patio or balcony
Shared garden
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed


Accessible parking spot
Step-free path to the guest entrance

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Where you’ll be

County Galway, Ireland

This cottage is situated in the middle of the countryside surrounded by green fields where the donkeys, horses and cows sit and eat the wild upkept grass.
An Tigh Padraig Watt and its cottage is surrounded by winding country roads which hidden natural sea inlets .
The famous coral strand ' Tra An Doilin' and the village of Carraroe with local pubs, restaurants and shops are both only a short walk away.
Tra an Doilin is part of the ' Wild Atlantic Way and in the village of Carraroe you will hear the people speaking Irish as it is in the the heart of the gaeltacht region of Ireland.

Hosted by Marie Therese

  1. Joined in November 2015
  • 85 Reviews
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  • Superhost
Hello, my name is Marie Therese and I am delighted to be your host for your holiday. I love people and I love to travel and our property for rent is an end result of a life of exploration. My husband Paul and I have 3 properties for rent. One is in Burgau in Portugal and the other is in Bansko in Bulgaria. The managers of all our properties are our trusted colleagues and friends. Our latest property ‘ Mary’s Cosy Cottage’ is in in the Irish speaking Gaeltacht District, in Rinn, Carraroe, Galway( H91X9CV) on the coast of wild Atlantic way. It is our earnest wish that all our guests will have a wonderful holiday and we will do our very best to help any way we can. With very best wishes and gratitude. Marie Therese & Paul
Hello, my name is Marie Therese and I am delighted to be your host for your holiday. I love people and I love to travel and our property for rent is an end result of a life of expl…

During your stay

I am always available by e mail and will answer within the hour if at all possible. I will be in the big house An Padraig Watt to help you settle in.

Marie Therese is a Superhost

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House rules

Check-in: 14:00 - 19:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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