Cong holiday house rental with internet access, balcony/terrace and golf and walking

Excellent 5/5

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House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 Home 87543

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House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Very comfortable, luxurious house close to scenic Cong village. Wide range of entertainments in the house, including pool table, table tennis, hi-speed broadband access, full Sky+ multiroom package etc, making it ideal for families, including those with teenagers. Close to fantastic fishing, golf, walking, riding, boating and a number of excellent restaurants and friendly pubs. Great for horse lovers and anyone who feels the need to get out into the countryside. The house has been equipped for use by the owners as their regular holiday home, so has standards of equipment well above those of the average holiday rental. Baby grand piano, tuned to concert pitch.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Galway 45 km, Nearest railway: Galway 45 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available, Trampoline
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The house has one large sitting/dining room, with dining table seating 8, large comfortable sofa and armchairs around ingle nook fireplace and grand pian, which is kept tuned to concert pitch. Second sitting room has large comfortable sofa, open fire and TV/DVD with independent Sky+ feed. Third reception room (which contains one of the double sofa beds and has a bathroom adjoining) has a pool table and TV/DVD with independent Sky feed and Playstation 2 games console, wide range of DVDs, books and board games available. Very well equipped kitchen as owner is an enthusiastic cook, kitchen table seats further 6 people. Upstairs are two double bedrooms, both with very comfortable super king size beds and en suite shower room and toilets (one of these rooms also contains a further single bed for a child). One twin room with en suite shower room/toilet, and one single bedroom, and three additional folding beds available as well as travel cot.

Further details outdoors

The decking area to the rear of the house has a very comfortable dining table with seating for 8-10 people and sun loungers. Thirteen-foot trampoline in garden.

Further details

Pets by agreement.

The Western Ireland region

Cong is the gateway to Joyce's Country, which stretches out to the west, between the Corrib and the Mask, and merges into Connemara, offering a spectacular landscape with breathtaking views. The lakes, rivers and mountains provide some of the most beautiful walking, cycling or driving opportunities in Europe, and this is the Gaeltacht, where Gaelic is the mother-tongue and the people keep sheep, fish, cut peat and still live a simple life, a long stride from the busy pace of the cities.

Connemara is famous for its ponies, which can be seen all over the landscape, and especially at the August shows, in Clifden and Oughterard. Both of these towns act as useful centres for further exploration of the countryside, and are well worth a visit. The Connemara coastline can be reached in about 50 minutes from Springmount, with access to spectacular, unspoilt beaches, and swimming, for the hardy. (There are goggles, bodyboards and some wetsuits at Springmount House).

Keen horseracing fans are well catered for by Galway's festival week in July, but may also greatly enjoy the more homely pleasures of Ballinrobe evening race meetings, where you can sip the odd pint, and children and adults alike can get close to the action in the paddock and on the course.

Also on the coast is Westport, a pretty town with plenty of shops and pubs. Westport House offers a glimpse of by-gone days, in more ways than one: in addition to touring the house itself, visitors can partake of a series of rides and attractions which will remind some of the simple pleasures of seaside holiday in the 1960s.

Further south along the coast you can catch the ferry to the Arran Islands. This is an excellent day trip, and offers an opportunity to cycle around unspoilt islands and sample local delicacies.

Finally, at the base of Lough Corrib, on Galway Bay itself, is the city of Galway. In recent times, Galway has grown to be come a vibrant cosmopolitan centre, offering a wide variety of shopping, eating, drinking and entertainment, including two multi-screen cinemas. Galway has managed to retain its charm, whilst embracing people from all over the world, and its streets are alive with music and craic.


Cong itself boasts four pubs, all of which serve food, a supermarket (with extended opening hours), excellent butcher/deli,and petrol station, two churches (Catholic and Church of Ireland, as well as the usual range of shops and a tourist information office.

The village leapt to fame in the 1950s, when the John Ford-directed film, The Quiet man, was shot there, starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Much of the village's tourist activity is dedicated to remembering this one time classic, which still draws the American coach trips but, in truth, there is much more to Cong than The Quiet Man. The ruined abbey, rumoured to house the grave of Rory O'Connor, the last true king of Ireland, is one of a number of historically significant sites in a region which is steeped in history, as well as offering a huge range of activities.

Ashford Castle (see their own website for details) is a short walk from Springmount House, and its grounds, which merge with local woodland, offers attractive opportunities to walk, cycle and jog, in part on beautiful lakeside paths. There is a lovely 9-hole golf course, an excellent equestrian centre, falconry school, all of which are open to non-residents at the usual sorts of charges.

Ashford's main restaurant is a must for its palpable sense of occasion, and no dinner would be complete without a visit to the dungeon bar for a sing-along with Annette and Brendan. Also in the castle's grounds, the delightful thatched restaurant, Cullens at the Cottage serves local dishes and staples in an informal atmosphere. Between Ashford's grounds and Springmount House is Lisloughry Lodge, the former estate manager's house, now a luxury hotel, with a smart restaurant and very nice bar area, offering a modern take on bar food standards.


The Western Lakes are renowned for their fishing, and Loughs Corrib and Mask are rightly viewed as two of the best brown trout lakes in the world. Most fish are taken on the fly from boats, which can be hired all around the lake, and from 2-3 locations walking distance from Springmount House. Fishing is free and the season lasts from February until September, but May and June are the months which attract most visitors, who flock to the area for the May Fly hatch (although this is one of several “hatches” throughout the spring and early summer which can produce spectacular fishing).

The locals do as much “trawling” (spinning) from the banks of the Cong River, for salmon as well as trout, as they do fly fishing, and this technique can often produce the biggest fish. Recent seasons have been quiet, partly down to zebra mussel infestations, and partly because of coastal netting, but catches are now controlled and results improving.

There is a good quality fly rod, reel and all necessary equipment at Springmount House.


In addition to Ashford's 9 hole course which is very handy, but very expensive, there is golf to be had in a number of nearby locations: Ballinrobe is a fine parkland course some 20 minutes drive away, and usually very easy to get on. There are courses at Galway (45 minutes), Westport (on the coast – an hour's drive) and Ballyconeely (over an hour, but well worth it for spectacular links golf – but expensive and you must book).

There are two serviceable sets of golf clubs at Springmount House but guests will need to bring their own shoes.


Riding is available at nearby Ashford Castle Equestrian Centre.

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Review 1-10 of 18

9 Aug 2015


"Magnificent House with all you need for a fabulous holiday"

Just back from a week in Springmount House! WOW! WOW! WOW! What a fabulous house. So spacious and comfortable. We travelled with our Children and their families and 2 dogs and it was just perfect. Ensuite rooms were excellent, Games Room first class - Whatever activity you would like to participate in, the equipment was on hand in the Garage. Pool Table a big hit with the big boys and the little boys as well!! Such a comfortable house - we just felt so at home from the moment we stepped inside the door. Very handy to both Ashford Castle and the village of Cong and about a 45 minute drive from Galway. Our weather was mixed but it didn't matter - there was plenty to keep us amused. Our ages ranged from 60 to 15 months and we all had a ball! Will definitely return and would, and have already, recommended it.

2 Oct 2014


"Home away from home."

My family, including my husband, my 13 yr old son and my 11 yr old daughter, stayed with my sister, her 15 yr old daughter and her 13 yr old son. The kids loved the Ping pong and pool tables, kept them busy whenever we were home. Loved that the bedrooms had there own bathrooms and having a washer and dryer was a plus. The wifi was great for all of our technology. Loved having the ponies they were always happy to see us. Loved pat Cohen restaurant in Cong for dinner, great hosts. The quite man cafe was great for lunch for our picky eaters. They were very friendly, treated us like family. Their shop was great for gifts as well. Recommend the ashford castle boat tour very entertaining captain and staff. My cousin stayed in ashford castle and said the house was nicer. Will stay here next time we go to Ireland, highly recommend.

28 Dec 2013


"Great Christmas Retreat"

Couldn't recommend Springmount. House enough at anytime of the year. We booked the house for Xmas week as we were attending a nephews wedding in lisloughrey lodge hotel a few days before Xmas so opted to stay on afterwards, and we were so pleased we did ! Fantastic house from the moment you step into it. We were greeted by Mary with the keys and we're led into a very toasty house , with everything a home away from home should be. There was even a Christmas tree up for my two children for Santa to leave the presents. The kids had everything in the playroom to keep them entertained as the weather wasn't the best. even their granny had a shot at the pool table. The comfortable rooms were such a pleasure with 2 of them having open fireplaces. We ventured into Cong to a few times to meet with the friendly locals and had some food in Ryan's ( Crowes Nest ). From start to finish of our stay in Springmount House we ( 5 adults & 2 children under 10 ) had a truly magical Christmas , and hope to return again.

16 Mar 2013


"5* haven in the midst of a Western Irish Winter"

Stayed over New Year to be near family. Party included teenager, mother and family dog. Age range 13-72 and inbetween, but needs of all , including the dog, were catered fully accomodated. Mary gave us a warm Irish welcome on arrival. The warm and cosy cottage was so inviting after a treacherous journey across the Irish Sea and gale force winds battering the country. Unfortunately for first few days we all suffered with flu. However, the warmth and amenities of the cottage meant that no-one had to set foot outside to be entertained. Comfy tv..grand piano and beautiful inglenook fireplace made for coach potato heaven.Plenty of reception rooms for the family to call and visit us for a change. Everything was as described on the websites. It lived up to our expectations. Hope to come again very soon when maybe the weather is less severe and we get to explore outside the cottage.

10 Oct 2012



Enjoyed our stay at Springmount House House was well equipped Everything worked well. Lots of hot water, heat, tv, wifi, etc. Kitchen was superb & best I have had in a rental spotlessly clean& equipped to really cook. which unfortunately, we never had time to do. Location was great just outside of Cong & central to visiting that scenic part of IrelandCH Having the ponies in the pasteur made it feel very special, would definitely return.

24 Sep 2012


"Wonderful house in a great part of the world!!"

This is a lovely house and we thorougly enjoyed our stay here. The house is very spacious and there are lots of places for the people to hang out. It is also very warm and have lovely fires in a couple of the rooms, one of which we lit when we came home in the evenings. There are also loads of amenities / facilities in the house, e.g. Pool table, shetland ponies, Satalite TV, golf clubs, table tennis table, and even a games computer. Beds too were very comfortable. and the kitchen was well stocked. Cong itself is a wonderful village, we have been coming here for many years, as we have relations in the area, there is great fishing, walking and lots of pubs which good music. The areas is also wonderful. Lenanne is a wonderful places as is Kilmore abbey and they are great drives and wonderful scenery along the way. We will return and have already recommendd it to others.

9 Sep 2012


"Amazing house - you will not find better!"

This is the best rental house we have ever stayed in. 4 couples were able to stay in comfort and all had their own bathroom. The house is so well equipped, everthing you could think of is provided. It really is a home from home. It was also very clean and very well furnished. The bedrooms are a great size as are the living areas. Plenty of room to sit, eat and relax but also space if you need to find a quiet corner. The house sits in a great location and the ponies in the garden are lovely. It is very close to Cong and to Ashford Castle. The owner was most helpful and all directions etc were perfect. We will all be back and would happily recommend this house to anyone. Book with confidence.

30 Aug 2012


"absoulutely fabulous holiday"

There were 11 of us 4 adults and 7 children ranging from age 5 up to 14 boys and girls altogether for a week long trip to Cong, Co. Mayo. The land lady (Sue) could not have been more helpful in the run up to the trip. When we arrived to the house we were so impressed, the photos of ths house do not do it full justice. My sister had arrived before us and they had a blazing fire lit in the inglenook which is like a seperate room for a huge open fire. This house is so warm and cosy, the heating system is very effective plus the insulation means that is just warm all the time and there was very little need for any heat. We lit the fire every night for effect!!! The weather was not good when we landed but we could have cared less because the house was big enough for everyone to find plenty of space and more importantly to find plenty to do. Sue has this house equipped so that all age groups can be entertained on a rainy day. There is a pool table, board games, sky television in the 'two' sitting rooms! DvD players, and hundreds of books. In the garage there is a table tennis table, loads of wellingtons and riding boots. The outside deck is lovely with great furniture. The beds are the most comfortable beds and we woke feeling refreshed every morning. The shetlands were great fun even though i am not sure they ever fully warmed to us!!! After the first day we had great weather for the rest of the week and had a very active,enjoyable holiday in Mayo, climbed the reek, cycled the greenway which is a must for anybody with children - it was so safe and the scenery was spectacular we did the newport to Mularanny route. We jumped off the pier at Old Head almost every evening. We took a day trip to Salthill to the diving boards and spent the evening at Perks a must when in holiday with kids in Salthill!! Every evening although we my have had a drive ahead of us we all looked so forward to coming home to Springmount House. When we arrived home everyone split up into their various groups to play pool, table tennis just sit and chill or watch the designated chef du jour doing their stuff in the kitchen!!! Everyone reckoned at the end of the holiday, that this was our best one yet!! Thank you to Sue for being so organised and having every single item that one could need when they are away from home.

30 May 2012


"More than words can say......"

From start to finish Springmount House was fantastic. Eight of us stayed in comfort for up to a week. Walking distance from the centre of Cong village, packed with tourist and local attractions. A Tesco store in nearby Ballinrobe caters for all needs required to lock yourself in to this beautiful house with extensive grounds – perfect for having guests over. We will be visiting within the coming year for sure - Many thanks to trip advisor, the kind owners & lovely Mary who is the local contact at hand.

21 Nov 2011


"house with character and personality"

We stayed at Springmount house for christmas and New year and used it as a base to meet family and friends. Its an amazing house with all you could need and more, we even had a christmas tree set up for our arrival. We had come from a warm climate so it was a relief to find the house was exceptionally warm, with 2 open fires, well stocked with wood. the beds were very comfortable with beautiful linen. An amazing kitchen perfect for cooking the christmas dinner. Outside there was a trampoline and some fab ponies which my children loved. We will definately be back, a fantastic 5 star hoiday home !

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