About the home
“Anam-Samh” (= “tranquil soul” in Irish) is a private, quiet, modern, comfortable and tastefully furnished 5-bedroomed family villa of 200 qm with a panoramic view, idyllically situated on a secluded 2.5 acre site (10'000 m2), directly on the waterfront of lake Corrib. As its name implies the house is an ideal place to get away from it all.
With panoramic views of Lake Corrib and the Connemara mountains in the distance, the setting is breathtaking, peaceful, surrounded by nature and wild life.
Take a stroll through the surrounding countryside, go fishing, hill-walking or biking through scenic Connemara or enjoy cinemas, theater, traditional Irish music etc. It's all on your doorstep.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Barna, 15km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 11km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake / river|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
The house was built in 2002 with comfort in mind. With its under floor electric storage heating downstairs and electric wall heaters upstairs it is cosy and warm even in a cold winter. It is tastefully furnished with part antique, part modern furniture.
Downstairs: Large living/dining-room with fireplace and windows overlooking the lake and door leading to patio, garden and conservatory. Superb, fully-equipped tiled kitchen with granite worktop and solid wood cupboards. 3 bedrooms with wooden flooring: 2 double, 1 twin (master bedroom en-suite), a large tiled bathroom with bath and dual lavabo and WC.
Upstairs: Large living/reading-room with balcony, 2 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 single; shower and toilet.
Further details outdoors:
The House is surrounded by a very large Garden, play area and its own woods at rear. As its name "tranquil soul" implies the house is an ideal place to get away from it all. With panoramic views of Lake Corrib and the Connemara mountains in the distance, the setting is breathtaking, peaceful, surrounded by nature and wild life.
The rent (incl. security deposit) and cleaning costs will have to be transferred to our bank account in Germany (costs of bank transfer with IBAN number within the EU only 50 Cents.) Down payment at signature of contract = 300.- Euro (sorry we don't accept checks).
Alternatively, if you have a “PayPal” account, you can transfer the money to my e-mail address. (When you pay via paypal you are asked what "kind" of payment. When you choose “Personal Payment”, I will receive the full amount you owe me and you will just pay a small international fee.)
For safety reasons we ask for a security deposit of 300.- Euro, which will be reimbursed if no damages occur.
We usually rent on a weekly basis only from Saturdays to Saturdays.
Arrival: In general after 16:00.
Departure: The premises must normally be vacated by 11:00 on departure date.
The County Galway / County Clare / County Galway region
Galway City is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland. Visitors and students contribute a lot to the life of the City and are welcomed by the Galwegians for doing so. Galway and its surroundings are famous for many festivals from the Film festival (end June), 'Galway Arts Festival' (mid-July), 'Galway Races' (end July) culminating in the famous 'Galway and Clarinbridge Oster Festival' (in September).
'The Galway Advertiser' is published every Thursday and it is worth checking the internet or picking up a copy (available in any newsagent's, if you are quick).
Tourist attractions: The house is ideally situated for trips to the wonderful scenic area of Connemara and Co. Clare. Connemara is a superb fishing and golfing area. Oughterard Golf Club (18 hole Parkland) is only ten minutes away. You may also go on beautiful walks (Connemara Way) and there is wildlife for the keen photographer. Visit Co. Clare e.g. the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren with its spectacular views and the Aran Islands by boat from Rossavael (45 minutes drive from the house).
The Connemara / Oughterard area
Carrowmoreknock is a small village in Connemara near Galway with a Church, a primary school, a post office and most importantly for the locals a Pub. Our villa on the waterfront with a panoramic view over lake Corrib and its own woods is ideally situated for trips to wonderful scenic areas in the region. The seashore is not far away. To Galway City, with its large choice of shopping centres, restaurants, pubs and entertainment, including traditional Irish music and song, it is only a 25 minutes drive. Moycullen and Oughterard, both about 10 km away, also offer shopping facilities, restaurants and pubs.
How to get there
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The journey from Galway City, with its large choice of shopping centres, restaurants, pubs and entertainment, including traditional Irish music and song, to our house, takes only 25 minutes.
From Dublin Airport, on the new Motorway M50 & M6, will take about 2 ½ hours; from Shannon approx 2 hours.
You may find cheap flights from Europe to Dublin with Airlingus: www.airlingus.com, Ryan Air: www.ryanair.com or Easy Jet: www.easyjet.com and from the US with “Skyscanner” http://www.skyscanner.net/flights/us/ie/cheapest-flights-to-ireland-from-united-states.html or or “Air Lingus“ http://www.aerlingus.com
Activities near Connemara
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
10 Sep 2012
This is our fourth stay at Anam Samh so you'll probably guess how much we like this heavenly place. Whatever the weather (we have been lucky most of the time) this house is perfect and caters for more or less any type of holiday – fishing, touring, families with children, older people etc. Large and very adaptable , so well equipped, and the views over Lough Corrib – wow!
Galway with all its vibrancy is less than 10 miles away and the breathtaking scenery of Connemara is on the doorstep. Try not to miss Roundstone and Lennane, Killary and the National Park or go south an hour into Co Clare. The splendid Zetland House Hotel at Cashel is less than an hour away and is worth a visit. Or just walk the countryside around Anam Samh, swim in the lake or try to catch your supper of trout. Bliss!
19 Jun 2012
We have just returned from staying in this stunning property, it is even better than it looks on the website!
Extremely relaxing, and the window in the lounge overlooking the Lough can not be beaten, especially if you enjoy curling up and reading. Excellent location, and plenty of very nice restaurants in close proximity, would highly recommend The Pullman Restaurant at Glenlo Abbey Hotel (food is good, but the experience is excellent),
The house has absolutely everything you could want in it, the kitchen is extremely well equipped with all the pots, pans, spices, oils etc that you would need.
10 Jun 2012
The house is off the beaten track overlooking beautiful Lough Corrib. The map made it easy to find and we were met by a caretaker who was contacted by phone half an hour before we arrived. The house is modern and well equipped although during our stay the TV wasn't working properly but the owner is attending to that with a broadband/TV package . There could be more bath towels. Refuse bins are a problem, there were none!
A wonderful place to stay........ we'll be back
Thank you for your feed back. We are constantly trying to improve the amenities of our holiday home:
- Broadband Internet and Satelite TV will be installed in July 2012.
- A new system of weeleybin waste refusal is in place already.
- Please instuct the caretaker at arrival, if you need more towels, specially if you stay more than one week.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 3|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low season||3 Nov 12||1 Mar 13||€ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||1 Mar 13||30 Jun 13||€ 625||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||30 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||€ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||1 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||€ 625||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||1 Nov 13||28 Feb 14||€ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low season||3 Nov 12||1 Mar 13||€ 640||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||1 Mar 13||30 Jun 13||€ 765||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||30 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||€ 890||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||€ 765||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||1 Nov 13||28 Feb 14||€ 640||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low season||3 Nov 12||1 Mar 13||€ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||1 Mar 13||30 Jun 13||€ 975||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||30 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||€ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season||1 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||€ 940||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||1 Nov 13||28 Feb 14||€ 850||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Rental costs estimated for 3 up to 8 persons per week. For longer rental periods a discount of 5 %. Security deposit of € 200.-
Small children up to 3 years don't pay rent.
Additional costs: House-cleaning and linen-laundering € 100.- for lager groups € 20.- per person. Electricity and heating costs approx 30 to 50.- Euro per week (according to meter reading).
Availability: all year. Christmas-, Easter- and Bank holidays on request.Enquire now
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