Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The accommodation comprises 3 large bedrooms including the master double room with en suite facilities and two further twin bedrooms. The modern fitted kitchen and dining area is well equipped and leads onto the south facing patio area overlooking the Atlantic
In the grounds of a 16th century ruin, on the stunning West coast of Ireland, the cottage is situated on a beautiful headland surrounded on three sides by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bishops Quarter 500 m|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Shannon International 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
There are two separate living areas and two TVs with DVD facility so childen and adults can have their own space. Equally, there is room in the lounge for everyone to get together in front of the fire
|Further details outdoors|
The patio has a large wooden table and chairs, with seating for 8 people. A gas barbecue is available at the cottage.
The County Galway/County Clare region
Situated at the mouth of the River Corrib and upon the Western reaches of the Republic of Ireland is Galway City. Founded by Anglo-Norman settlers in the 12th century and incorporated as a city in 1484, the city is as rich in heritage as it is in modern attractions.
Often referred to as the 'Capital of the West', Galway attracts visitors every year to the many lively festivals hosted by the town. A few of the biggest attractions are the Galway Film Fleadh, the Galway Arts Festival, the Galway Races and the Oyster Festival.
Ballyvaughan is a village and small port on the southern shores of Galway Bay is a convenient centre for exploring the fascinating surrounding countryside. It also has a lot to offer the visitor in its own right: sea fishing, pubs, restaurants, craft workshops.
From a medieval settlement in the 19th century Ballyvaughan grew round its harbour, built in 1829 for fishery purposes: imports of turf from Galway had become essential, while local exports - grain, bacon and vegetables - were also transported by sea. Steamers brought visitors from Galway, laying the foundation for a thriving tourism trade. Commercial use of the harbour has declined in recent years and it is now used for pleasure craft.
Ballyvaughan itself is almost enclosed by rocky lagoon-type barriers of land and rock: the Rinn, to the west and a farther, more broken extension from Bishop’s Quarter to the east. There are several small islands of which Muckinish is one. Others include Black Island, Gall Island, Green Island and several nameless lumps of land and rock encompassed by this Ballyvaughan reef. The bay extends eastwards from Finvarra Point, past Scanlan’s Island, Muckinish Island, Muckinish Bay and the Pouldoody oyster beds before turning south through Poulnaclogh Bay, into Pouldoody Bay and finishing at Bell Harbour.