Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
These cosy, modern cottages are strategically located on a spacious site near Barna village and Barna Golf Club in a picturesque setting, just 5 miles from Galway city. Enjoy views of Galway Bay across to the world-famous Burren mountains of County Clare.
Directly across from the house is the Pitch-n-Putt and Lough Inch. Only a short drive (or walk) to beautiful beaches, shops, restaurants, Hotels & Leisure Centres and on the edge of the unspoilt beauty of the boglands of Conemara. 10- 15 minute commute to Galway City and easily accessible to Ballybrit Racecourse for the famous Galway Races. Nearby Salthill offers watersports, tennis, horse-riding, nightclubs.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Barna & Silver Strand 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Galway Airport, Nearest railway: Galway, Eyre Square 8 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, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details outdoors||
MAIN COTTAGE sleeps 6: Two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom. Kitchen/ Sitting-room with extra double sofa bed. Cosy solid fuel stove.Oil-fired central heating. Bathroom with spacious wet shower area - instant shower and also a second mains shower. ??
SMALLER COTTAGE sleeps 2 +1: Double bed + camp-bed. Kitchen/Sitting-room. Bathroom with instant electric shower.
FACILITIES: Large-screen TV/DVD and FREE Wi-Fi in both cottages. Equipment for baby, elderly and disabled. Furnished to high standard. Dish-washer and tumble-dryer in main cottage. South-facing patio/ wooden deck with garden furniture. Library with books, DVDs, playing cards, welcome folder and maps. Babysitter available.
There is a private garden at the front of the cottages, and an area at the rear of each with garden furniture. The smaller cottage has a deck area too. We provide a BBQ stand and utensils and can purchase disposable charcoal trays on your behalf, to start you off. Ample, private, off-road parking. Football field, pitch-n-putt right opposite and tennis courts within walking distance. Garden produce for sale.
Two bicycles and golf set available - deposit required. Peaceful setting: you will enjoy dining outdoors where the only spectators are the cows in the field next door! The area in general is a walkers' paradise, through boglands, and many little country laneways. Badminton set for front lawn. Private off-road parking.
RENTAL PERIOD: 17:00 hrs on arrival day (generally Saturday) until 10:00 hrs on departure day.
BOOKING: 50% deposit on booking, balance due 8 weeks before arrival. A standard contract document is in place.
SECURITY DEPOSIT of €200 (refundable) also applies, and is payable along with the balance, 8 weeks before the commencement of the let.
LINEN: All bed linen is provided and beds are made up.
TOWELS: are provided – 2 per person, hand towels for bathrooms, bath rugs and kitchen tea-towels. Guests are asked to bring their own beach towels.
GAS for hob is included; electricity and heating oil are metered and charged at cost.
BBQ facilities and utensils provided. Let us know if you require disposable charcoal trays (instant light) so we may arrange it for you at cost of €8 per twin pack.
ECO LOGS: Pack of 8 Compressed Beech Logs €7. Let us know.
The County Galway/County Clare region
The Barna Cottages are on the doorstep of the acclaimed 'Conemara' region. This area of west Galway extends out to the islands, and is known for its stone-walled fields, thatched cottages, boglands, unspoiled beaches and native Irish speakers. Take the sea-shore route through Spiddal, Inveran, and on out to Ros-a-Mhil to catch the ferry to the Aran Islands, or travel the 'lakes' route through Oughterard (famous for salmon fishing & castle), Maam Cross and past the Twelve Pins Mountains to the busy market town of Clifden and on to the Conemara National Park & Renvyle or even to Inishbofin Island.
There are many golf courses nearby (only a short walk from the cottage to the Barna Golf Course). For day-trips you could consider: the Burren National Park, The Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Caves, Coole Park, Thoor Ballylee (home of W.B. Yeats, one of our great poets). Visitors to the area can enjoy fishing, wonderful scenic and historic walks and sea sports.
BARNA is a quiet, seaside village offering award-winning restaurants (Donnelly's, The Twelve Hotel, O'Grady's at the pier), cafés, hair & beauty salons, health food shop, gift shop, boutiques, bakery and a great supermarket. Visit Silver Strand Beach, Barna Woods, Rusheen Bay Bird Sanctuary, Barna Tennis Courts, Spiddal Craft Village, the Aran Islands, Salthill Promenade and many other superb amenities.
Or pop into the lively city of Galway to hear traditional music, watch street entertainment or attend many of the festivals that are held throughout the year, including the famous Galway Races (end July), Galway Arts festival, Volvo Ocean Race, Powerboat racing at the docks and Salthill, Oyster festivals, Cúirt Literary festival, Medieval Festival, and many more. There are Farmer's Markets in nearby Spiddal (Thursdays) and Moycullen (Fridays) and of course the well-known Galway Market on Saturdays.