Traditional Cottage in an Idyllic Mountain Setting


Entire cottage hosted by Caroline & Kevin

5 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 bathrooms
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Old Shepherd's Cottage is a renovated traditional Irish cottage on a mountain sheep farm 3km from the bustle of Clifden town and the Wild Atlantic Way driving route. Enjoy views onto the Owenglen River and 12 Bens Mountains from your doorstep. This beautiful tranquil location is off the beaten track but still close to shops, restaurants and pubs in Clifden town and beautiful beaches in Ballyconeely and Roundstone. This is the perfect location for exploring Connemara and all it has to offer.

The space
This spacious cottage has 3 bedrooms comfortably sleeping 5 people. There are 2 double rooms and a single room. The upstairs double is en-suite, and is accessed by a small spiral staircase. The other rooms are all on the ground floor including the main bathroom which has a bath and shower.

The front door opens to a large living/dining area with traditional fireplace containing a multi-fuel stove at the heart of the room. The cottage combines many traditional features with modern conveniences including multi-fuel stove, electric heating, hot water, washing machine, clothes dryer, a fully equipped kitchen with electric cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and everything you need to cook your own meals.

Free Wifi. For entertainment there is a TV, dvds, games and books. Cot is available on request. There is an outside patio with barbecue and outdoor seating.

The house is in a very scenic rural setting, surrounded by fields sweeping down to the Owenglen river. There are no other houses visible from the cottage - the sheep are your closest neighbours!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Free washing machine
Free dryer
Patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

County Galway, Ireland

The cottage is set on a quiet country road 3km from Clifden, Connemara, County Galway, in an area known as Tooraskeheen. Ideally situated for quiet country stays, walks, cycling, hikes and fishing. Peace and tranquility are on your doorstep. A perfect getaway to unwind!!

Clifden town has a great variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. The beautiful white, sandy beaches of Ballyconneely are a short drive away. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are also within easy driving distance. Self-drive is the best way to explore the area.

Hosted by Caroline & Kevin

  1. Joined in May 2014
  • 161 Reviews
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During your stay

It is self check-in with a lockbox. We give our guests space but are available to answer any questions you may have during your stay.

Caroline & Kevin is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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Carbon monoxide alarm
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