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King Cottage

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Cleggan near Clifden, County Galway Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "A truly exceptional location, with wonderful views over the bay (with the occasional pod of dolphins) and the excellent Oliver's nearby as well as live traditional music at Newman's."

    Not forgetting of course the best crab meat that we have ever tasted. The property is very well furnished and we had everything that we needed: the private reserved parking space was helpful. It was also marvelous to be greeted by owner's local family members and we really fell in love with the place,even managing to fit in a few swims in the sea from nearby beaches.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2023

  • "A wonderful base for exploring the fabulous beaches, islands and mountains of Connemara."

    Comfortable and well appointed cottage and made to feel so welcome.

    Reviewed by RodAug 2023

  • "The cottage is amazing and the host goes above and beyond to insure you enjoy your stay"

    Reviewed by EileenJun 2023

  • "Property described which could not be faulted."

    One point that could be a little clearer is the fact that you have to pay for both the gas and electricity charges on departure which could be up to 100 euros plus so please budget for this. Remember to turn off the energy supply if not in the property all-day. All in all a good stay.

    Reviewed by ColleenNov 2022

  • "Clean and very well appointed."

    Reviewed by GeorgeAug 2022

  • "The cleanliness, the location and the wonderful host makes it such a wonderful place to stay."

    Reviewed by EileenJun 2022

  • "A great cottage, great surroundings, nice owners, everything perfect, perfect holidays"

    Thank you Christiane. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Cleggan. Sally King Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristianeMay 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, had everything we needed and so clean and cozy."

    Didn't want to leave!

    Thank you Eliza. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Cleggan. Sally King Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElizaMar 2022

  • "The cottage was great, very well equipped and comfortable."

    The views are amazing and we loved the sauna. Very helpful hosts. We will definitely be back and will recommend this cottage to our friends. Thank you

    Reviewed by FrancescaNov 2021

  • "The town is incredibly friendly, the cottage is just awesome and you could want for nothing."

    Everything you need is there at your fingertips. I can't recommend it highly enough

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "Well pleased with our week self catering ."

    Only small issue to report was that we found it difficult to keep any heat in the house ,but maybe a factor to consider is that this was our first time to stay in a stone built cottage .Otherwise we found our experience most enjoyable,locals friendly and able to help even in the challenging circumstances we all have to live with. All things taken would give a positive opinion to any person considering a holiday in Cleggan , County Galway

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "The house was clean and very well stocked, and everything was in excellent condition."

    Incredible sea view from both main bedrooms. Rear patio a lovely place when weather allows. Will be very tempted to come again ...

    Reviewed by JoeOct 2019

  • "The house is beautiful."

    I had read mixed reviews but in my opinion it was perfect. The beauty of the area, the peace and quiet was everything I required. I will most certainly book again in the future.

    Reviewed by WynefrideSep 2019

  • "The cottage is very comfortable and the photographs on the website do not do it justice."

    The views across the bay are lovely. Cleggan is a great base for exploring Galway as there are lots of places to visit in the area such as Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park, & Inishbofin Island as well as some beautiful beaches, loughs and even a fjord! There is even a local bus to take you into Galway City. Teresa King is a very warm and welcoming host who left milk, bread, butter & even a packet of biscuits to get us started on our Galway holiday. If you love spectacular scenery, good food (especially sea food) and a friendly welcome then Cleggan & County Galway is the place for you.

    Reviewed by JanetteSep 2019

  • "Cottage was in a beautiful location and was very comfortable."

    Extremely well equipped cottage with everything you could possibly need for a self catering holiday. Cleggan is very quiet with some nice walks, weather allowing and nice restaurants/pubs. Inishbofin is well worth a visit and has beautiful beaches.

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2019

  • "Lovely house with superb view."

    Very clean and excellently equipped. Probably the best equipped house I've stayed in. Very close to local pubs, shop and ferry. Some nice walks from the house and the beaches are lovely - would be great for swimming in warmer weather. Overwhelmingly positive feelings about the house and very glad I booked it but there were a couple of negatives. The house does get cold when the weather is not so warm and doesn't seem to retain its heat too well even though the walls are very thick. The gas heating is good but could be expensive if left on for long periods (there are plenty of warnings about this in the information folder in the house). We turned off most of the radiators and heated only 3 rooms in the evening and on a couple of chilly mornings so we weren't shocked by the cost of gas and electricity at the end of the holiday. There was no information about where we could park though a word with the caretaker sorted this out - it would have been good to have this information before we got there or even in the information folder in the house. There was also no information about where the bins were situated so we just used the ones beside the adjacent houses. Fish and chips from the take away were a bit pricey considering the chips were from a packet and were not hand cut (a bit disappointing).

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2019

  • "This place exceeded our expectations!"

    The views from the living diner and double bedrooms are breathtaking. There are plenty of things to see and do nearby as long as you have a car. Only issue is that we were charged €45 euros for gas and electric and the end of our 3 day stay which is over half our monthly bill at home.

    Reviewed by PatrickApr 2019

  • "My friend and I enjoyed a wonderful stay at King’s Cottage."

    The cottage was roomy with fireplace and a stunning view out the bedroom and kitchen/dining area windows of deep blue water and green hills. The village was small and we enjoyed walking to the grocery store and pubs as well as on paths through the village homes near the sea. Johnny King was very helpful especially when we had no heat on our first day. He shared many stories with us and also shared some of his fresh caught crab as well. He also pointed out a dolmen directly across the water from us and provided other information about the area. Our time there was perfect. A. If thank you to the King Family.

    Reviewed by Jo AnnOct 2018

  • "Fabulous location for sight seeing around connemera."

    It's unique selling point was altlantic ocean was practically in back garden. Never got tired of changing views from bed room. Couple of pubs in walking distance which meant car could be parked up in the evening with good food available. Cottage had everything to make it feel like home from home. Intend to return.

    Reviewed by BernieJun 2018

  • "King Cottage is exactly as described."

    Everything is provided to make sure you have a great holiday. There was lovely brown soda bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee. Fully equipped kitchen. Central heating. Everywhere spotless. Plenty of towels and blankets. Would highly recommend this property. We travelled to Inishboffin on the ferry which is 2 minutes walk away. We walked the West loop which was really amazing. We went to Letterfrack, Connemara National Park where we did the Bog Road walk. This is a very easy walk just 3 km. Breathtaking views. Clifden is a lovely town to visit. Connemara is stunning. I am sorry it has taken so long to visit but I will be back. Olivers pub is great for food, drink and Craic.

    Reviewed by MaryMar 2018

  • "We had a fantastic time staying at King Cottage in Cleggan."

    What a beautiful cottage in an amazing location. The cottage was warm and cozy and had all the amenities that we needed. On the first day we awoke to a beautiful view of the sea as well as pod after pod of dolphins splashing around! We then saw a Heron, Cormorants, Great Northern Divers and a Seal! Amazing. The local area is beautiful. We holidayed in the winter which is clearly completely different than the summer. The locals were friendly and we had a lovely evening of Irish Rugby in the Pier Bar. We can not reccomend this cottage enough. Thankyou for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by BenjaminFeb 2018

  • "Outstanding views the cottage was more than expected , fully equipped everything you will need is there and more ."

    Local pubs and shops are excellent would visit again

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2017

  • "The location was exceptional."

    We wanted a small coastal village with restaurants and pubs and that is what we got!

    Reviewed by CathyJun 2017

  • "We have had a great time, thank you, we are going to book again this house."

    Reviewed by RalfApr 2017

  • "Cottage was very nice, good location and well equipped with the exception of not having wi-fi which in today's world is a must."

    Parking was not clear and the owner, who was fortunately visiting a relative, had to advise me. Also it was not clear where to dispose of rubbish. More detailed info in the cottage would help. Thanks

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin, WC and sea views, 1 x double with sea views, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire (seats 5)
  • Utility room
  • Sauna room (seats 3).
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, Hairdryer
  • Gas and electricity charged via meter reading
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free parking nearby
  • Enclosed gravelled rear garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pubs and beach 2 mins walk
  • Cafe next door.

The property

This delightful, semi-detached cottage is set in a stunning position, backing onto the sea and just yards from the small fishing harbour in the lovely village of Cleggan, County Galway.

The three bedrooms at this Cleggan cottage boast light and airy accommodation, with the two double bedrooms both offering wonderful sea views.

There is also a twin bedroom and ground floor bathroom, which means families and friends can relax in excellent surroundings.

The open plan living area at this Cleggan cottage provides beautiful sea views, a comfortable sitting area with doors that lead out onto the gravelled rear garden, a well-equipped kitchen and a dining area.

The real bonus to staying at this Cleggan cottage is the sauna room, which is ideal to wind down in after an exciting day exploring the area.

For a fun day out head to the beach, or simply admire the stunning coastline.

There are numerous other activities available close by, including fishing, boat trips and diving lessons.

Whatever you decide to do you will find this Cleggan cottage perfect for everyone in your party.

About the location


Clifden 7 miles.

Situated on the southern shores of sheltered Cleggan Bay, some 7 miles from Clifden, the picturesque village of Cleggan, County Galway, is both the centre of the sea fishing industry in north Connemara and the ferry port for the beautiful Inishbofin Island. The island, located 6 miles out into the Atlantic Ocean, is renowned for its fantastic beaches and scenery and is a haven for walkers, divers and birdwatchers. Boats for deep sea angling are also available for hire from the village. Just to the east of Cleggan, there is an amazing collection of prehistoric monuments including tombs, standing stones and pre-bog field walks. Cleggan is also well-situated for exploring this wonderful region with Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey and the vibrant town of Clifden, County Galway, all just 7 miles away. Take a day trip to the Aran Islands to experience their unique landscape and fascinating culture and tradition or, alternatively, visit the bustling town of Westport, County Mayo, just an hour's drive away.