The Bungalow

Kilchreest near Loughrea, County Galway (Ref. 27241)

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  • Sleeps 11

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • PennyGonz
    May 2015
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    “Lots of space, good country location”
    We traveled to Ireland for a wedding in Loughrea and rented the Bungalow for the time we were there. This property only rents Saturday to Saturday so we ended up paying for time we didn't use, but I still think it ended up being cheaper than staying in a hotel. ...
    We traveled to Ireland for a wedding in Loughrea and rented the Bungalow for the time we were there. This property only rents Saturday to Saturday so we ended up paying for time we didn't use, but I still think it ended up being cheaper than staying in a hotel. The Bungalow is conveniently located between Loughrea and Gort--both towns have shopping and pubs. From the cottage you can see a couple of castle towers which was really neat. We traveled with my family (2 adults, 3 kids--ages 0,2, and 7), my mom, and brother. There were plenty of rooms and space to spread out. There are a total of 7 beds. 5 upstairs in 2 bedrooms and 2 downstairs in 2 bedrooms. There are 2.5 bathrooms (1 up and 1.5 down). The bathroom upstairs has a shower and a jetted tub. The cottage is equipped with a washer/dryer, microwave, fridge/freezer, and stove in the kitchen. There is no dish washer. One of our biggest complaints that we were unaware of when we booked the property is the heating. The heat is only on from 0800-1000 in the morning and from 1900-2200 in the evening. If you wanted any more heat the owner wanted an extra 2€/hour/day. Since we were on a budget we didn't opt to pay for additional heat. It was miserable the first few nights when the temperature got cold at night and in the morning getting out of the shower into a cold bathroom. There was a fireplace in the living room, but it really didn't help. I would suggest bringing fleece and fleece footie pajamas if you bring kids or don't stay at this property during cold months of the year. The cottage was a little bit dirty, but nothing we couldn't deal with. Overall, the cottage met our needs. We were able to save money by cooking our own meals instead of eating out and we had enough space for everyone. Just be aware of the heat scam. Nowhere was this mentioned when we booked the property through Sykes Cottages.


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

The property

Kilchreest 2 miles.

A comfortable detached dormer cottage located in a rural area, next to the owner's property and just two miles from the village of Kilchreest and close to the beautiful lakeside town of Loughrea in County Galway.

This bright and airy dormer bungalow near Loughrea offers quality accommodation for families and friends, set in the heart of Ireland's beautiful County Galway and with some views of nearby Cloghan Castle.

With a variety of accommodation including a fitted kitchen with dining area and a pool table that the young at heart will adore, as well as an inviting sitting room with open fire, this Kilchreest cottage makes for a special and sociable place to spend your holiday.

This rural cottage near Loughrea has four lovely bedrooms and provides a comfortable base for guests, with one of the ground floor bedrooms benefiting from a convenient wet room.

To the front of this Kilchreest dormer cottage you will find a lawned garden where the children can play, and to the rear is a gravelled area, which captures the sun perfectly throughout the day.

Coole Park and Gardens is just a short drive from your cottage near Kilchreest and offers visitors excellent woodland walks, clearly marked and all of which lead back to the walled garden where the famous tree signed by W.


Yeats can be seen.

The nearby town of Loughrea sits on the banks of Lough Rea and is home to an array of attractions and sights which include Loughrea Cathedral, a 15th century town gate and the Clonfert Diocese Museum, which houses a fine collection of important artefacts.

The town has a strong traditional music scene, which can be enjoyed in the numerous friendly pubs that line the streets.

Lough Rea offers excellent fishing opportunities, so why not bring a picnic and your fishing kit and relax on its banks on a sunny afternoon?

Guests can visit the fascinating landscape of the Burren and take in the breathtaking views of the Atlantic from the Cliffs of Moher.

There are many popular destinations within easy reach of your Kilchreest cottage, including enjoying surfing at Lahinch Beach, visiting the nearby Aillwee Cave or taking a trip to the lively city of Galway with its many superb restaurants, live music, galleries and friendly locals.

A quality dormer cottage near Kilchreest, in a delightful rural location.


Four bedrooms: 2 x ground floor double (one with wet room with shower, basin and WC), 1 x double, 1 x family room with 1 double, 1 single and children's bunks. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area (seats 6). Utility. Sitting room (seats 4) with open fire.


  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front lawned garden and rear gravel area with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: The cottage is accessed via an external step
  • Note: Max
  • 9 adults.

About the location


Loughrea 4 miles; Galway 22 miles.

Kilchreest is a lovely village in County Galway and benefits from a local pub serving food and a local convenience store. Kilchreest was an important area for agriculture, trade and craft industries during the 19th century. Today visitors to the area can visit the beautiful Cloghan Castle which can be seen just outside of the village. There is also the Woodville Walled Garden which is set alongside a museum outlining the fascinating history of the Woodville home and the integral part the garden played, providing the house with flowers, fruit and vegetables. The nearby town of Loughrea is a fantastic family destination, with a free children's park, tennis courts and an angling club, the town also benefits from a purpose-built walking area and the Long Point recreation area which is perfect for picnics, barbecues, soaking up the sun and swimming. Loughrea also features three golf clubs, a pet farm with an indoor/outdoor recreation area and cafe and also a horse riding museum dedicated to the Connemara Pony. This is a fantastic area, with so much to offer all visitors.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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