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Thatched cottage right on the sea

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

An entire Irish thatched cottage just for you.

Imagine yourself right on the sea, in a real traditional Irish cottage just 20 minutes from Galway city. This award winning home in a nationally protected heritage area has gentle green fields either side and a perfect blue-green bay in front. You'll love the hand-made bed in the master bedroom, the cozy loft, Irish stove, thick walls and books by Yeats and Joyce on the shelves.

We provide everything for your visit: fresh towels, linen, crockery, hair dryer, maps, even a bicycle.

Every glance out the window is a stunning vista of changing skies. The Burren hills, the oyster-catchers in their boats, the farmers passing and the empty castle across the bay fills the scene. That castle is another story, of the fight for a new Ireland, and a history to discover.

'Little slice of heaven' - Tripadvisor review

Just a short drive from vibrant and fun loving Galway City with main transport links to Shannon and Dublin, this award winning idyll, with modern conveniences, is just 1.5k to gorgeous Clarinbridge village, home of the oyster festival and welcoming restaurants and pubs. There's shopping there too with the top rated Meadows and Byrne, an antique shop you could spend hours wandering through and best coffee shops for miles around.

It's easy distance to Galway Golf club, and Burren National Park for world-class hiking. But you don't have to go far: There's fantastic seafood in local restaurants; great Guiness, traditional music in the pubs and lovely walks & cycling from your door.

“Perfect A++ , enjoyed every minute, beautiful location” - Tripadvisor review.

A real turf stove to warm yourself, wooden floors, a cozy hand-made Quaker kitchen and comfy beds; a master bedroom looking out to the sea and a pretty little loft reached by a set of stairs. Everything you need is supplied and Irish cook books to make not just bacon and cabbage.

Cave is available for only certain parts of the year so book early to avoid disappointment. There aren't many genuine thatched cottages left in Ireland you can rent; most are recently built or are taken over by heritage groups. We are proud of the cottage and we hope you enjoy it.

Enjoy your getaway.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Right in front (pebble, bay-type beach). Sand beac
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Shannon 70 km, Nearest railway: Galway 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Sea view
General Central heating, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available
Access Parking

The County Galway/County Clare region

This is the place people tell us they can really unwind and feel at home. Your neighbors are farmers and fisherman, your views are the mountains and sea, your friends are yet to be made.

And beyond that? You're in the west of Ireland now, a place steeped in music, culture and tradition -- even as the country swiftly changes. Cave cottage captures that; you'll embrace old Irish ways and discover the new. The sound of a fiddle in the pub strums with the beat, still in you, from the night before, of a band you heard in Galway. That art exhibit in Kilmainham looks a bit like a stone you came across in the Burren. You feel for it in your pocket; smooth, warm limestone. Walking about the hills, you see, for the first time in a while, shapes in clouds above and when people speak, you hear a little more than you heard before.


The bay is a calm sea with gentle tides lapping right in front of the cottage (3 metres from gate).

The Burren National Park has fantastic hiking with ruins older than the pyramids is just 20 mins - you can see it from the cottage. (There are lots of maps in the cottage for you to plan your trips).

Galway City is incredibly, 20 minutes away north with it's quaint cobblestone streets, traditional music, superb nightlife and haute cuisine. Clarenbridge village is 2 miles away and has 3 famous restaurants. There's incredible fishing. How about Surf School in Lahinch for the kids? It's all within easy driving distance.

Day trips to the Aran Islands are available as well. We'll let you in on secret beaches, a forgotten island and hikes only the locals know.

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Calendar last updated:22 Jul 2014

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