Lals Thatched Cottage, Spiddal, Galway, Ireland
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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Tigh Lals is a 300 year old thatched cottage, recently restored to provide all amenities needed for modern living, located minutes' walk from two beaches, restaurants, cafés, shops and pubs playing traditional Irish music nightly in Spiddal village, Galway, Ireland.
This thatched cottage provides an ideal base for families or groups of friends looking to explore all the West of Ireland has to offer, including vibrant Galway City, the beautiful Connemara region and the Aran Islands. The unique geological formations and flora of the Burren and the world famous Cliffs of Moher are easily accessible by car or by tours which leave Galway City hourly. We would be delighted to help with planning of your day trips around Connemara and beyond.
There is a safe garden area in front of the cottage, while secure off-road parking is available at the rear. The cottage itself has 3 bedrooms (one double bedroom ensuite downstairs, one double with toilet/WHB upstairs and one twin room upstairs) housing 6 adults comfortably. Cots for children are available on request. The kitchen is fully stocked with all mod cons, and oil central heating available if necessary. Free Wi-Fi is available in the local library (15 seconds walk away!) during working hours.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Spiddal 200 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Shannon Airport 103 km, Nearest railway: Galway 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The Western Ireland region
Gaway is renowned for its nightlife, summer festivals, traditional music and theatre. With hundreds of pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants, Galway has no shortage of urban amenities to explore.
Spiddal is located in Connemara, one of the most scenic areas in Ireland, dominated by the majestic Twelve Bens and Maum Turks mountain ranges, dotted with lakes and rivers, with hundreds of small bays and harbours to explore. The Irish language (Gaeilge) is widely spoken in Spiddal and much of Connemara, and many Irish traditions, customs, folklore and music are preserved here. Connemara is best explored by car, with a number of stunning routes beginning and ending at Tigh Lals Thatched Cottage! We would be delighted to help you plan your driving trip around this beautiful area.
Galway is renowned for its summer festivals, which seem to run into each other all summer long! This year Galway welcomes finishing leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, the world famous Galway Arts Festival and the Galway Oyster Festival. The horse racing enthusiasts throng to Galway in their thousands in the end of July/early August to attend the Galway Races. Be prepared for some great racing and packed streets post racing!
These three islands, Inis Mór, Inis Meáin and Inis Oirr are situated at the mouth of Galway bay. The Irish language is the main spoken tongue on the islands, which is also famous for its sea cliffs, geological rock formations, historical fortresses and its cultural heritage. The Aran islands are easily accessible from Tigh Lal, ferry access is a 20 minute drive from the cottage while flights are available a mere 10 minutes drive from the cottage.
The Burren and Cliffs of Moher
Situated in north county Clare and south county Galway, the Burren is an area of unique natural beauty, stunning rock formations and underground waterways and plant life. Located in west Clare, a visit to the world famous Cliffs of Moher is a must-do for anyone visiting the West of Ireland, offering amazing views over the Atlantic Ocean, Aran Islands, Maum Turk and Twelve Bens mountain ranges. Tours of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher are available daily, leaving from Galway city.
For more information and links to the above activities and more, please visit our website
The Spiddal area boasts a wide variety of activities and attractions that can be enjoyed by all. Spiddal has two local beaches. Trá na mBan, is located on the roadside east of the village, 1 minute walk from the cottage. Another beach is located beside a sheltered pier, accessible by a small road or path just west of the village.
Needless to say, all your shopping needs can be met in Galway city. However, if you wish to stay local, shopping is available within walking distance in Standún's, a unique award winning family run store.
For the golf enthusiast, there are a number of courses within easy reach. The 18 hole championship course in Bearna is a 15 minute drive, while there are other courses located in Leitir Mór, Oughterard and of course Salthill.
Horse riding is available locally in Moycullen and Oughterard, while mountain biking is availale in Derroura, about 40 minutes drive from Spiddal. Mountain bikes can be rented inMoycullen.
Sea fishing is possible from the local pier and river fishing is available on the local river (Abhainn Boluisce). Sea fishing boats can be chartered and lessons also available locally.
Visit the local craft village (An Ceardlann) to see traditional artists at work and sample their wares if the mood takes you! There are 10 craft workers based here, whose skills include hand weaving, contemporary ceramic pottery, stained glass and visual art.
For links to all the above activities, please visit our website
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21 Oct 2014
"home from home"
Absolutely loved our time at the cottage! The place was spotless.Beds comfortable.Everything that you wanted was there.Carmel's apple pie and bread was wonderful!They were a lovely couple and so … More
19 Oct 2014
"Irish Accomodation at its best"
Four of us stayed a week at Lals Cottage, warm comfortable and easy. Six would have been just as comfortable. The owner offered a warm welcome and was regularly on hand checking we had all we needed … More
16 Oct 2014
"Exactly what I had hoped for....."
What can I say? It was lovely. Carmel met us upon our arrival with a friendly welcome and a chat, not to mention the delicious apple pie/tart and other treats. The history of the cottage is rich and … More
25 Sep 2014
"Great location, great cottage"
Picture postcard cottage. Tigh Lal is very well located in the heart of Spiddal village with everything on your door step. The cottage has all mod cons but still keeps all it's traditional charms… More
1 Sep 2014
"Tigh Lal and Spiddal"
Tigh Lal is a beautiful cottage in a village so full of character and so many friendly local people. It is basically the beginning of the Connemara region which is breathtakingly beautiful. We enjoye… More
22 Jul 2014
"Lovely quaint cottage in the heart of Spiddal"
Just back from a week in Lals Cottage. Delighted with our choice of holiday rental. Gorgeous grounds and kept so well .Spiddal is a lovely little village with the beach nearby, craft village to potter… More
18 May 2014
"Beautiful traditional cottage"
Just got back fom a week in this lovely cottage and what a great welcome we got from the owners. Everything there for us including a plate of homebaked cakes and scones with a pack of butter. Also cof… More
28 Apr 2014
"Maison de charme"
Bon accueilMaison avec beaucoup le charme d'une ancienne maison traditionnelle Irlandaise et les petits défauts d'une maison ancienne (isolation et ventilation).Correctement équipée et pr… More
Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez eu un bon séjour dans notre chalet. Je suis désolé que vous ne savais pas que l'électricité n'a pas été inclus dans le prix, mais il est clairement indiqué sur notre site dans la" prix et les disponibilités" la page (www.lalscottage.com/index.php/rates/). À l'avenir, nous allons transmettre cette information au cours des étapes de l'enquête de la réservation du client afin de s'assurer qu'il est clair pour tous les clients ( le coût moyen de l'électricité est de 10 € par semaine).
S'il vous plaît être conscient que, même si la maison a une vieille sensation qu'il est isolé aux normes très élevées, et la ventilation est fournie par l'ouverture des fenêtres. Le salon central a un haut plafond (avec donnant sur balcon) et, naturellement, il faudra une quantité d'énergie pour chauffer cette zone . Aussi, Avril n'est pas la période la plus chaude de l'année en Irlande!
Bien que 14 heures par semaine chauffage central au fuel est inclus dans le prix de location hebdomadaire, en réalité, cela revient à 28-30 heures de temps de chauffage de la chaudière s'allume et s'éteint à plusieurs reprises quand il atteint la température de consigne, c'est à dire qu'il ne pas fonctionner en continu.
Nous acceptons qu'il pourrait y avoir eu un malentendu dans la meilleure façon d'utiliser le système de chauffage en raison de difficultés de langue (je ne suis pas parle couramment le français). Vous n'avez utilisé que 9 heures huile chauffage central (voir ci-dessus, 14 heures ont été inclus dans le prix) de sorte que vous pourriez avoir utilisé 5 heures gratuitement. Nous avons préparé un document “bienvenue /informations" en Français afin qu'il soit clair pour tous nos futurs clients comment utiliser au mieux le système de chauffage central afin de gagner un maximum d'avantages.
Nous vous remercions pour vos commentaires et espérons vous voir en Irlande à l'avenir.
We are glad you had a good stay in our cottage. I am sorry that you did not realise that the electricity was not included in the price, but it is clearly stated on our website in the “Rates and Availability” page (www.lalscottage.com/index.php/rates/). In future, we will pass on this information during the enquiry stages of guest booking to ensure that it is clear to all guests (the average electricity cost is €10 per week).
Please be aware that although the cottage has an old feel it is insulated to the very high standards, and ventilation is provided by opening windows. The central living area has a high ceiling (with overlooking balcony) and naturally it will require an amount of energy to heat this area. Also, April is not the warmest period of the year in Ireland!
Although 14 hours per week oil central heating is included in the weekly rental price, in reality, this amounts to 28-30 hours of heating time as the boiler switches on and off a number of times when it reaches the set temperature, i.e. it does not run continuously.
We accept that there might have been some misunderstanding in how best to use the heating system due to language difficulties (I am not a fluent French speaker). You only used 9 hours oil central heating (see above, 14 hours were included in the price) so you could have used another 5 hours for free. We have prepared a “welcome/information” document in French so that it will be clear to all our future guests how best to use the central heating system in order to gain maximum benefit from it.
We thank you very much for your feedback and hope to see you in Ireland again in the future.
20 Apr 2014
"Bon rapport qualité prix"
Charmant cottage mais un peu froid et un peu sombre (en avril pour nous). La propriétaire est très gentille et les équipements complets. Seul bémol (à part le froid), le cottage se trouve en bord… More
Je vous remercie pour votre revue, et on est ravi que vous ayez trouvés le séjour agréable. Malheureusement, il y rien qu'on peut faire au sujet de la météo en Irlande (en avril ou autre temps de l'année), mais si vous revenez en été ça vous améliorer la chance d'avoir des beau temps.
Sur le site Internet notre chalet est affichée a être au centre du village de Spiddal, donc si il vous faut une maison plus isolée dans l'avenir, contactez-moi et je ferai mon mieux de vous trouver un hébergement plus loin du village et immergé en verdure.
Je tiens à souligner qu'il y a un chauffage adéquat dans la maison, (avec les 2 systèmes) mais qu'il n'a pas été fait usage de cette semaine. Pourtant, c'est possible que c'était à cause d'une rupture en communication, et de là je suis désolée.
Nous nous réjouissons de vous accueillera encore dans l'avenir.
31 Mar 2014
"Excellent accommodations, Wonderful location"
Highly recommend Lals Cottage, just outside of Galway in Spiddal. Not only is the cottage historical it is beautiful and fully equipped with three bedrooms and baths. It is right across the street fro… More
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