Sep 1, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018
Spring 2018: Seeking 1 week to 10 day exchange to southern France. Need not be simultaneous.
Fall 2018: Seeking 1 week to 10 day exchange to France, Italy, Belgium, the UK or Europe. Need not be simultaneous.
We typically want to travel in the spring and fall rather than the summer months.
This traditional white washed stone cottage is in a wonderful location surrounded by stunning countryside, close to Letterfrack (2.5 km), Connemara National Park (2.2 km), Kylemore Abbey and many other attractions. It has a central living and dining room, small but efficient galley kitchen, and three bedrooms, (two double, one single). The open fireplace and gas light fixtures (non-operational) provide historic character. Interior walls are rough finished and whitewashed with deep windows overlooking mountains and bay. Central heating and a modern bathroom give present-day comfort and functionality. A house book has been provided to explain use of heating and appliances for those from outside Europe.
Walk up the path beside the cottage to the top of a small hill for spectacular 360 degree views of Diamond Mountain, the Twelve Bens, the ocean and Renvyle Peninsula. There is a stone shed on the property with storage and a washer and dryer for guests' convenience. A walk up the Baunoge road takes you to hiking trails and a good fishing lake. A shorter walk to the N59 and towards Letterfrack brings you to the 4 star Rossleague Manor Hotel where a superb dinner awaits at the end of a busy day out (reservations required).
Historic houses have always appealed to us, and in this property we found the charm and character of a traditional Irish cottage combined with a location of incredible natural beauty and historic interest. The cottage is not large or fancy, but it is very charming. Every day we spend here we are conscious of how lucky we are to have this lovely retreat.
A car is recommended, but if you don't drive there are several buses leaving Galway daily and stopping in nearby Letterfrack (2.5 km) where you will find bike rentals, a good country store and hardware store.
HOMELINKING SINCE 2003
Setting: House - single floor / Second home, Small Town or Village, Mountains, Seaside
Entertainment: Internet access, Wireless Internet (WiFi)
Amenities: Cleaning service available, Clothes Washer, Clothes Dryer, Peaceful Surroundings, View, Fireplace, Privacy / Seclusion, Heating, Parking included
Leisure: Park / Playground, Cafés, Restaurants, Shopping
Cultural: Concerts, Museums, Popular Monuments
Conditions: Smoking Not Allowed, Car Exchange is not offered