Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

“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
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 1 en suite and 1 shower room
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 11:00
Nearest beach Barna 15 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 11 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Shannon Airport 120 km, Nearest railway: Galway City 23 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, 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
Furniture Double Beds (2), Single Beds (5), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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.

Further details

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 200.- Euro, which will be reimbursed if no damages occur.

The Western Ireland 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).


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.