Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Annaghkeen Cottage is a beautifully renovated self catering apartment, nestling in a small townland on the shores of world famous Lough Corrib.
We are located approximately four miles from the town of Headford, and 16 miles from the city of Galway. Here you will find the perfect blend of country life, but within easy reach of the lively and friendly city of Galway.
Your cottage is completely self catering and has central heating, hot water, bed linen and towels all included in the price. A Log/Turf burning stove is also available for our winter visitors who want to be extra cosy.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Salthill 26 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Galway 26 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, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage has a separate bedroom with a double bed and an open plan bedroom containing three single beds. Downstairs off the large kitchen/sitting room is a bathroom with shower and bath which makes this cottage ideal for families.
The kitchen has a gas cooker, fridge, microwave and all the usual facilities. There is a well equipped laundry room which is freely available to all guests.
Free to air TV is available with BBC and Irish channels as well as about three hundred other channels which no one ever watches.
|Further details outdoors|
For fishermen/women we have an arrangement with a local boatman Paul Heaney who is happy to take people out on the Corrib for a very reasonable rate. For serious anglers he can take you out for the whole week to all three of our great lakes or if you just want a ride out to one of the islands for a cup of tea that's OK too.
Headford is the nearest town for supplies, pubs and all the usual amenities, and if you want a city fix Galway is 35 minutes where you can shop 'til you drop and listen to traditional music galway style in one of the many pubs on shop street.
We are ideally located too for access to Connemara with it's awesome scenery and unspoilt beaches. Go via Cong where The Quiet Man was filmed and have a cup of tea in Ashford Castle home of the Guinness family for many years.
The County Galway/County Clare region
“The city of the Tribes” is a coastal town sixteen miles from Annaghkeen and within easy driving distance should you need a “city fix” Although it has seen tremendous growth in the past few years it has never lost the charm, openness and character that attracts visitors year after year.
Stroll down the little medieval streets listening to the buskers or wander into one of the many pubs along Shop Street for a pint of stout and listen to the talented musicians who play traditional music almost every where you go.
Shopaholics are catered for too and there is a wealth of shops both large and small to look at. (we even have a Marks and Spencers now).
The Town of Headford (Ath Cinn)
The small town of Headford is located four miles from Annaghkeen. This would be the nearest place to get supplies. Here also is a branch of Bank of Ireland and ATM machines. Post Office, Supermarket, Garages and fishing tackle supplies. There are pubs and bars here, many of which have regular sessions of traditional Irish music.
Campbell’s Tavern is a well known music venue and some surprisingly big names can turn up here.
Ross Errilly Friary is one of the best preserved 14th century Franciscan Friarys in Ireland and for those interested in Irelands long history well worth a look.
Annaghkeen itself is an ancient celtic site. With it’s 12th century ruined castle (said to be the oldest example of a castle built entirely from undressed stone in Ireland) built by the De Burgo family to keep out the marauding O’Flaherty’s from across the lough.
The view from the cottage bedroom looks out upon an ancient cairn where bronze age gold and artefacts were discovered (now residing in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.