Sweeney Cottage

Roundstone, County Galway (Ref. 4643)

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Cottage features

  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Rating


  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms


  • Bathrooms


  • Pets


The property

This delightful Connemara cottage dates back 220 years, and is set on one of the most spectacular coastal drives in Ireland overlooking the Atlantic at the foot of Errisbeg Mountain. There is plenty to do in Roundstone with Clifden town just 15 miles away and Ballynahinch Castle Hotel and Cashel House Hotel less than 5 miles away. The town boasts a good selection of bars and seafood restaurants with locally caught seafood. From this Connemara cottage, guests can enjoy first-class views across to the Twelve Pins mountain range along with views of the harbour, and watch the fishermen as they land their daily catch, or even get out there and have a go themselves. Try your hand at mackerel fishing from the pier, or hop on one of the boats that will take you out a bit further, to see what you can catch out at sea. Take your delicious catch back to this cosy Connemara cottage, and cook yourself a supper to be proud of, enjoying it alfresco in the sunny decked garden. Just a short walk from this Connemara cottage, there are two of the finest beaches in Ireland: Gurteen Beach and Dog's Bay, perfect for a day in the sun, or alternatively, take a walk in the surrounding Errisbeg or Twelve Pins mountain range, ideal for the more energetic. Golf at the famous Connemara Golf Club is only a short drive away, while pony trekking and sea angling are also available locally. This Connemara cottage is perfect for a coastal getaway, no matter how you choose to spend it.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, breakfast bar (seats 3) and sitting area.


Oil central heating. Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV/DVD with basic Irish channels, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs. All fuel and power inc. in rent April - September inclusive, €30 payable to owner October - March inclusive. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Roadside parking available. Rear decked garden with furniture. Children's playground 2 mins walk. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location


Clifden 14.5 miles; Connemara National Park 25 miles; Galway 48 miles.

Roundstone, in the Connemara region, County Galway, lies on the western arm of Bertraghboy Bay. The entrance to Roundstone harbour is marked by a large, round stone, and the bay itself is often referred to as Roundstone Haven. Roundstone offers pubs, restaurants, cafés, shops and a children’s playground, plus there is a traditional Irish night in the summer and a number of festivals take place throughout the year. The village is very popular with artists both local and international, and plays host to the Roundstone Arts Week, a prominent date in the Irish arts calendar. Roundstone is full of historical and geographical points of interest including the remains of a monument to St Brendan, an impressive lighthouse and the bell tower of the Franciscan Monastery, which now stands in the Michael Killeen Park. A five minute drive away are Gurteen and Dog's Bay beaches, plus attractions in the area include horseriding, deep sea fishing and hill walking. Just 10 miles from Roundstone is Connemara Golf Club and further afield there is great scenery to enjoy either on foot, cycle or in the car. The lively town of Clifden has lots of interesting things to see, while the Connemara National Park is just a little further, plus the city of Galway is an hours drive away.