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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The spacious interior of this carefully designed country home has been tastefully furnished to perfectly combine modern convenience with old Irish style. Each bedroom has modern en-suite facilities as well as orthopaedic beds. The lounge has a relaxed ambiance with its wood/turf burning stove, oak floors, doors & antique furniture.
The large sunny dining room with exposed stone walls, overlooks the large landscaped garden with patio area, water fall, organic vegetable garden, free range hens & ducks, stone walls and distant views of rolling fields and hills.BBQ. Free Wi-fi
Cot and highchair available.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||15 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Galway 30 km, Nearest railway: Galway 25 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, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
Kitty's Cottage is situated adjacent to the owners home. There is an organic vegetable garden and free range hens and ducks. Electricity, heating and basket of turf is included in rate. Linen and towels are also provided . There is also 2 HIFi systems, a collection of board games, books and DVD.s for that rainy day!
Child cot and highchair available. Twin bedroom can be made up as double bedroom.
|Further details outdoors|
Plenty of off road parking
Change over day is normally Saturday.
The Western Ireland region
Connemara with the scenic Twelve Bens mountain range in the north, the picturesque, golden beaches reaching out into the vast Atlantic Ocean and the many lakes and bogs are all within an easy drive.
Take in the breathtaking and unique Connemara countryside with its gentle hills, boglands, numerous lakes and golden, sandy beaches which are ideal for safe swimming. An artist’s paradise, with its special light, the Connemara countryside boasts different colours and moods every day with its wild Fuchsia, Rhododendrons, Heather and many wild flowers. One can spend the day walking, cycling, golfing, painting, horse riding, shooting or fishing. In any weather, the Connemara countryside and atmosphere is awe inspiring and magical.
Galway, City Of The Tribes and described by W.B.Yeates as the Venice of the West is a 25 minute drive from Oughterard. Free spirited artistic and bohemian, it has an ambiance all of its own and is regarded as Irelands cultural capital. The city has many relics of its medieval past and is worth taking time to explore.
Other Attractions within an Hours Drive
Aran Islands, Kylemore Abbey. Clifden, Roundstone, Kinvara and the Burren. Cruise on Irelands only Fjord in Killary harbour at Leenane
Oughterard, situated between the cosmopolitan City of Galway and the wilds of Connemara is a perfect base to explore all the diverse activities, sights and experiences the West has to offer. The village and surrounding areas are steeped in history that dates back to 3000-4000 B.C. Early Christianity left its mark as many monastic ruins remain, the oldest being on the Island of Inchagoill on Lough Corrib which can be reached during the summer months by a daily ferry service which continues on to Cong.
Lough Corrib is also famous for its brown trout, salmon, pike and perch fishing and Oughterard is internationally known for its brown trout fishery. It is considered to be the trout anglers paradise.
Go fishing or take a cruise on the famous Lough Corrib, boat hire arranged.
Visit 15th Century Auganure Castle 3km, Glengowla Mines 3km, Brigits Garden 6km. Oughterard Golf Course 3km. Horse riding 2km. Try the Demoura Mountain Bike Trail or take one of the many scenic walks. Bike hire available.
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29 Aug 2014
"Lovely, peaceful place to stay in Oughterard"
A lovely cottage in a very peaceful spot. Very comfortable and the perfect base from which to explore Galway and the stunning region of Connemara.Kathleen was very friendly, helpful and discreet and … More
25 Aug 2014
"Great house, great location!"
We stayed in this lovely stone house, set in beautiful gardens, for a week with our son and his partner and our 15 month old granddaughter. The house and garden were ideal for both our comfort and enjoyment and the safety of the wee one. Kathleen, the owner, is a friendly and helpful host whose home made bread was delicious. We were invited to pick anything we wanted from her vegetable garden and we did! Local shops, pubs and restaurants are a ten minute walk away in the village of Oughterard and you are right on the doorstep of the wonderful Connemara National Park to explore by car. Lough Corrib and the Owenriff River are also within easy walking distance. We were blessed with warm and sunny weather and were able to sit outside, cook a barbecue and relax with a glass of wine or two. We can heartily recommend Kitty's Cottage and we certainly intend to stay there again in the future.
3 Aug 2014
"Connemara is beautiful"
We loved our time away in Galway, the Connemara countryside is truly outstanding. Kathleen who owned the cottage was very nice. We rarely saw her even though the house is part of Kathleen's house… More
Thank you for taking the time to review Kitty's Cottage. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay here and enjoyed the beauty of Connemara.
I would just like to clarify that the cottage is a separate building which is linked to the my house by the dining/conservatory room. There is a door in here which was connected to a hallway into my house but this is boarded up behind with a two feet thickness of insulation in-between the stone wall so it is not part of my house.
I appreciate your feedback and I have now connected a satellite dish to the cottage so now apart from the 4 Irish channels it is now possible to view all the English channels plus many more.
Unfortunately there is nothing I can do about the Wi-Fi which is only available in the dining room.
I am sorry you were disappointed with the lack of chickens, unfortunately Mr Fox had paid a visit!
I am glad these issues did not detract from the enjoyment of your stay in this beautiful part of the world.
I look forward to welcoming you back at some time in the future.
21 Jul 2014
"Warm welcome at Kitty's Cottage"
Our family (2 adults & 2 kids aged 13 & 8) has just returned from a lovely relaxing week at this property. The property is situated on Glann Road, 2 mins drive/10mins walk from village of Oughterard … More
4 Jul 2014
La maison de Kitty, adjacente à sa propre maison, est un endroit très agréable. Surtout la merveilleuse et immense salle à manger, lumineuse, et qui donne directement sur le jardin. Les lits sont … More
24 Dec 2013
"Even my Dad loved it! Kathleen is a gem!"
Three generations of our family spent our holidays here in July, I was home from Africa, my brother from China, my parents, sister, nephew all meeting up. It was such a treat especially as I couldn… More
5 Sep 2013
"Excellent place ideally located plus warmest wellcome"
The cottage is ideally located to explore the best part of Connemara. The 4 of us plus the 2 basset hounds experienced a great stay. The place is worth the price. Downstairs, the living room and the d… More
15 Aug 2013
"Charmant Cottage à proximité du Lough Corrib"
Le cottage était spacieux, la cuisine bien équipée et le jardin très grand et joliment entretenu avec une belle vue sur la campagne ; possibilité de se balader au bord du Lac et possibilité d… More
4 Jul 2013
"Kitty's Cottage was Absolutely Perfect!"
I'll apologize in advance for the length of this review, however our recent stay at "Kitty's Cottage" was absolutely perfect and I want to provide a thorough summary for future visitors lucky enough to reserve a booking! Our family of four (including two young adults), had plenty of room in the fabulous three (3) bedroom / three (3) bath “cottage”, which we made our home for a week as we took day trips to explore County Galway and the Connemara region of Ireland – it was our first visit to Ireland and owner Kathleen Griggs has certainly set a very high standard as far as expectations for subsequent visits.
The numerous amenities of the home included a very efficient and practical kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, frig, freezer, oven/stove, lots of cupboard and counter space), a lovely sitting room with fireplace and hardwood floors, and a roomy dining area (with beautiful slate tile flooring and second fireplace). Kathleen has a wonderful eye for decorating and the rooms were beautifully appointed with comfortable furniture, interesting artwork and lovely antiques. The bedrooms were cozy (two upstairs/one downstairs) and the attached baths (all with showers) were so convenient for our family.
The private back yard has lovely gardens which were very picturesque during our springtime visit. There was a wonderful marriage of relaxed elegance and easy “country” comfort between the lovely home, gardens, and presence of hens/rooster and the neighboring sheep and horses. It was such a comfort knowing that Kathleen (owner) was literally right next door. She made us feel so welcome, even before we arrived, and while she was more than respectful of our privacy, she made herself available to answer our many questions about the area, make recommendations for places to visit/eat, and kindly shared some of her delicious baked goods and fresh eggs!
We loved having a place to call “home” that was within an easy walk to the village of Oughterard – shops, pubs, grocers, bank, post office, visitor center and churches were easily accessible. We enjoyed the natural and pristine beauty of nearby Lake Corrib (recommend “Corrib Cruises”), as well as easy day trips to the Aran Islands, Cliffs of Mohr, seaside village of Roundstone, Kylemore Abbey, Aughnanure Castle ruins, Connemara Candles, Connemara Marble factory and showroom and Galway City.
If given the opportunity to again travel to Ireland (and I hope I do!), I would most definitely try to book “Kitty's Cottage” and would highly recommend it to family and friends travelling in that area.
31 Mar 2012
We had a wonderful week here, the cottage was spotless, spacious, well equipped, and in a lovely and peaceful garden setting with wonderful views. The very friendly welcome included a log fire and a bunch of flowers!
Centrally located for touring this wonderful area, and a pleasant walk to the village for all the amenities, it suited us down to the ground. Would love to go again sometime!
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