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The Stone Cottage

Loughrea, County Galway (Ref. 18753)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Mrs Cole
    September 2016
    “We felt that the picture did not ...”
    We felt that the picture did not accurately reflect that the cottage is in a courtyard facing the owners home. It would be helpful to mention it in the description as not everyone may be happy being in such close proximity to other people. Other than that the cottage description was accurate. ...
    We felt that the picture did not accurately reflect that the cottage is in a courtyard facing the owners home. It would be helpful to mention it in the description as not everyone may be happy being in such close proximity to other people. Other than that the cottage description was accurate. Other than that we very much enjoyed our stay. The cottage was cosy and comfortable and dog friendly. The rear courtyard is securely fenced to prevent even small dogs like our chihuahua escaping. The owner was extremely welcoming and gave us good recommendations for places to eat and he ensured we knew he was easily available should any problems arise (which they didn't!)

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Loughrea 3.5 miles.

This detached, barn conversion is located next to the owner’s home just a few miles outside the busting town of Loughrea in County Galway.

This lovely cottage provides a superb base to explore and discover this scenic part of Ireland and is ideal for couples or small families.

The cosy cottage has been lovingly decorated and furnished to offer comfort and quality during your stay.

You can enjoy two well-appointed bedrooms and an open plan living area complete with a well-equipped fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area, where you can wine and dine with your loved ones of an evening.

To the rear of the cottage is a delightful sun trap patio area complete with a table and chairs, where you can enjoy a refreshing glass of wine on those sunny evenings.

For animal lovers, why not bring your horse on holiday, with the use of the owner’s stable nearby?

The popular town of Loughrea is just a 40-minute drive from Galway City, making it an excellent touring base.

Home to pubs, shops, restaurants, a playground and tennis courts, Loughrea has something for all ages.

Loughrea is situated on the banks of the second largest limestone lake in the county and the crystal clear waters offer some of the best trout fishing opportunities for both amateurs and professionals, along with glorious lakeside walks.

One of the most popular attractions in Loughrea is the town’s cathedral, which showcases a collection of impressive Irish craftsmanship and art.

Other attractions nearby include the Turoe Stone and Cloghan Castle.

Further afield, the Wild Atlantic Way is certainly worth a venture with the breathtaking coastlines of Galway and Clare to discover.

Why not clear the cobwebs at the Cliffs of Moher, try some local oysters in Galway Bay and step back in time in the wild and rugged Connemara?

A truly special cottage and the perfect choice for your Galway adventures.

Accommodation

All ground floor. Two double bedrooms with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

Amenities

  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3.5 miles
  • Note: Stabling available at €100 per week, per horse (including forage) payable direct to owner
  • Please advise owner prior to arrival and contact direct with any queries
  • Note: This owner is very flexible and may consider an alternative changeover day

About the location

LOUGHREA, COUNTY GALWAY

Athenry 12 miles; Gort 15 miles; Portumna 17 miles; Galway 24 miles.

Loughrea is located southeast of Galway City on the northern shore of Lough Rea. The medieval town centre plays host to several shops and pubs, as well as an 18-hole golf course and a lake, renowned for its fishing. Gort is a medium-sized market town on the Galway-to-Ennis Road, situated in a gap between the Slieve Aughty Mountains and the Burren to the south, plus the heritage town of Athenry and the market town of Portumna are within driving distance. There is a strong tradition of Irish music in the locality and many pubs stage sessions at night, plus the area has lots to offer, from beautiful countryside, to great restaurants with various types of cuisine and golf in all the towns nearby. Ideally placed for touring Galway and Clare, spectacular sunsets are a feature here, and nature lovers will enjoy birdwatching and walking. The cosmopolitan delights of Galway City are 24 miles away and with Connemara and Lough Mask offering scenic days out, your stay here can encompass all that Ireland has to offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas