Spiddal Thatch Cottage

Spiddal, County Galway (Ref. 14451)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
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The property

Spiddal 2 miles.

In a delightful rural setting, with distant views towards the sea, this quaint detached cottage sits two miles from the village of Spiddal in County Galway.

Housed under a neat thatched roof, this cottage near Spiddal provides a homely base for couples, and with exposed beams and thick stone walls, it is sure to please those who seek traditional Irish country living.

A charming open plan living area offers a country-style kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area enclosed under a vaulted ceiling that reaches towards the romantic mezzanine double bedroom in the eaves of this Galway cottage.

The accommodation sits around the glorious central inglenook with a warming multi-fuel stove at the heart of this Spiddal cottage, and in summer months, the attractive stable door entrance can be swept open to beckon inside a cool breeze.

Surrounded by farmland, the small lawned garden with furniture is the perfect spot for a peaceful picnic, and as the sun sets, you will see the lights of County Clare stir in the distance.

The quiet coastal village of Spiddal is within easy reach, offering two sandy beaches that gaze across Galway bay, plus with a fine selection of restaurants as well as pubs hosting lively Irish music, you will find a wonderful evening's entertainment.

There are rural pathways to be found surrounding your Spiddal cottage, offering enchanting walking and cycling trails.

Within ten miles is the vibrant city of Galway with its captivating history and modern culture presented in the many friendly shops, pubs and restaurants that rest on the winding, cobbled streets.

This Spiddal cottage offers the perfect, tranquil spot for your next Irish break.


Mostly ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x mezzanine double, 1 x single. Shower room with shower, basin and WC (accessed through single bedroom). Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove. Utility.


  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Saorview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front lawned garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pubs and beach 2 miles
  • Note: Pets must be on a lead at all times when outside the property
  • Note: Stairs may not be suitable for the infirm or young children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “You won't wanna leave”
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    • “The only problem with this cottage is you won't want to leave it. The most beautiful, sweetest cottage I have ever seen. In idyllic, isolated surroundings, it's like stepping back in time. Came here for Christmas to escape the city and had a lovely break. Enjoyed the company of local cats and donkeys and the exceedingly friendly hosts and neighbours. Highly recommend it.”

    Tony H, London, England, United Kingdom, December 2014

    • “Perfect”
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    • “Perfect quaint little cottage! Quiet and peaceful with everything included to make your stay enjoyable.”

    Sandra R, East River, Ns, September 2014

    • “A charming hideaway”
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    • “Spiddal thatch cottage is a small but utterly charming old pre-famine cottage that has been beautifully and comfortably restored by the owners Steve and Mary, who are very welcoming and helpful. It has a spiral staircase to the first floor which could be difficult for young children and the elderly or infirm to negotiate. The location is very pretty, set amongst fields with numerous green lanes to explore, which are flanked by tumble-down dry stone walls, abundant with wild flowers. There is a fascinating deserted village nearby and a quiet stony beach 30 minutes walk away. A good base to explore Galway and the surrounding area.”

    Chris S, Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom, September 2014

    • “An idyllic break in a delightful cottage”
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    • “This is a 200 year old family cottage renovated sympathetically for modern living, ie hot water, shower and heating when required. Steven, the owner provided much needed directions as the cottage is at the top of a narrow lane and was there to greet us and show us around. The milk, tea coffee and freshly baked scones provided a thoughtful welcome. Spiddal is ideally suited for exploring Connemara and close to Galway and the port for the Aran Islands. The rural setting gave us a week of peace.”

    Sue F, Knaresborough, United Kingdom, September 2014

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    • “We enjoyed the way the Cottage had been prepared and of course the Irish landscape and people.”

    Mr Kelly, Bury, October 2015

    • “The cottage is beautiful, secluded and quiet and although being a traditional land workers abode is fully modernised with heating, shower, t.v and is very comfortable. It was a pleasure to have stayed there and would be happy to return there at some point.”

    Mr Miles, Potton, October 2015

    • “This cottage is even better than described. It has all the charm of a thatched cottage with all the mod cons for comfortable living, and the two have been blended together beautifully with the décor. The views from the house are stunning and there are plenty of walks from the house itself. We had a brilliant time and everything about this cosy, comfortable house allowed us to relax.”

    Miss Maitland, Lisburn, August 2015

    • “Perfect setting for a relaxing break in a cosy comfortable cottage. It looked stunning in it's wooded surroundings.”

    Mr Matthews, Swansea, July 2015

    • “Wild and rugged countryside coupled with the tempestuous weather made it a completely different holiday to our usual hot beach holidays. Definitely planning a return to explore other parts of the wonderful Emerald Isle.”

    Mr Tobin, Wolverhampton, May 2015

    • “Spiddal Thatch Cottage is a quaint beautiful cottage, a real country experience.”

    Ms Reynolds, Hubbards, September 2014

    • “This was a delightful cottage, 200 years old but renovated sympathetically for modern living. The hosts were extremely friendly. There was hot water on tap whenever required and the heating ensured that we were always comfortable. We liked the donkeys too.”

    Mrs Finan, Knaresborough, September 2014

    • “This place is just the perfect hideaway. Lovely setting, very warm welcome and excellent equipment.”

    Ms Kamphues, Pirmasens, August 2014

    • “We stayed here for a week in July. The owners were very friendly, with tea and home-made scones to welcome us. The cottage is delightful, beautifully restored and modernised to a high standard without impairing the atmosphere of period authenticity. Access to the double bedroom is by a rather steep split staircase, which could be difficult for elderly, infirm or younger children to negotiate. The cottage and its surroundings have an calming effect on the spirit, which makes you want to slow down and take life easy. We particularly enjoyed walking the pretty lanes with our dog, marvelling at the many wild flowers and rough stone walls and the wonderful view over Galway Bay. Overall, a wonderful place for a restful and relaxing stay! Highly recommended.”

    Dr Singleton, Cottingham, July 2014

    • “This was my 7th holiday in Ireland and I can honestly say it was the nicest, most beautiful cottage I've ever stayed in. I felt welcome and well taken care of.”

    Miss Denig, Marburg, June 2014

    • “This cottage was exactly what I wanted. So clean. Fabulous location. Had everything that I needed.”

    Ms Whelan, KILKENNY, June 2014

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About the location


Furbogh 4 miles; Galway City 12 miles; Oranmore 16 miles.

The small seaside village of Spiddal, on the Irish Coast, overlooks Galway Bay and the Aran Islands, and is a very popular destination for visitors. With numerous restaurants and pubs, two beaches and a lovely coastal golf course it has something to suit all tastes. Located close to Shannagarraun Wood, a Special Area of Conservation, Spiddal provides lovely places to walk and explore. Try sea fishing off the pier, take a walk down Tra na mBan Blue Flag sandy beach or indulge in a round of golf at Rosshill Golf Course. Only 12 miles to the east lies Galway City, where you can discover some of Ireland's long and varied history; visit Lynch's Castle, or trace the origin of the famous Claddagh Ring, which originated in a village near the shore of Galway Bay. Why not take a day trip to the Aran Islands? Catch a ferry from Rosaveel, or, alternatively, charter a boat and take a leisurely journey to one of the three islands. A lovely coastal village, not to be missed.