Tommy Clarke's Cottage

Boggauns near Ballygar, County Galway (Ref. 915174)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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    5 Customer Review(s)

    Mrs Barnes
    November 2016
    “Lovely cottage with an open fire ...”
    Lovely cottage with an open fire which we really enjoyed. Our stay was very comfortable and it felt like home. We will definitely return.


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

The property

Ballygar 5.8 miles.

A beautiful, detached stone cottage situated in unrivalled tranquillity in the picturesque countryside of County Galway, close to the town of Ballygar.

This striking Galway cottage was built to a superb standard and beautifully combines comfortable, traditional elements with modern convenience.

The property stands on a wonderfully mature site of circa 12 acres which incorporates well maintained gardens leading to mature, natural woodlands.

Spaciously appointed, this Galway cottage offers ground floor accommodation with three delightful bedrooms, one boasting an en-suite, while a sitting room, complete with a cosy open fire, provides the perfect place to escape to at the close of each day.

Rustle up a culinary delight before discussing holiday plans over dinner in the bright dining area, before taking a stroll in the surrounding woodland with just the rustling breeze through the surrounding trees to interrupt you.

Settled on a quiet road, guests at this Galway cottage can enjoy a variety of gentle walks from the doorstep, whilst the isolated setting is perfect for dreamy nights spent stargazing before retiring inside to the comfort of the open fire.

Also a variety of wildlife can be seen including sika deer, red squirrels, pine martins and a number of birds.

The historic little town of Ballygar is just a short drive away, providing a variety of amenities.

Take a stroll along the riverside, which yields plentiful stock for fishermen, as does the nearby 40 acres of Hollygrove Lake.

Lough Ree also offers a serene setting for anglers, or, why not try the watersports or simply relax on a leisure cruise on the Shannon River to soak up the idyllic surroundings?

Pop into the nearby, delightful village of Athleage for lunch before heading into Roscommon or Athlone for all your shopping needs.

The cosmopolitan city of Galway is just an hour’s drive from your cottage, with winding streets crammed with bars and cafes on every corner and a bohemian culture just waiting to be enjoyed.

Don’t forget the stunning Connemara route to the north west of Galway with meandering roads and breathtaking scenery.

All this before returning to the peace and quiet of your characteristic Galway cottage.


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin with open fire. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with open fire.


  • Oil fired underfloor heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Free-to-air channels, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking and undercover car port for 1 car
  • Front lawned garden with patio plus rear lawned garden
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5.8 miles
  • Note: There is a ramp leading to the back door so this property may be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Please contact the owner for more information
  • Note: No hunting is allowed on the land.

About the location


Roscommon 10 miles; Athlone 20 miles.

The lively, attractive town of Ballygar lies nestled in the sprawling countryside of East Galway at a historic meeting point, on the border of County Roscommon, offering a colourful past as an important location for travellers. Boasting a variety of convenient amenities, from pubs and shops to banks and takeaways, this friendly town also plays hosts to a charming annual carnival celebrating every aspect of Irish country life! The pretty river, which forms the county border, flows close to the town and offers superb fishing and wonderful walking routes. A peaceful, rural haven, Ballygar is also just a short drive from the vibrant towns of Roscommon and Athlone, whilst the enticing atmosphore in Galway City can also be discovered within an hour’s drive. A superb base for exploring this unique part of Ireland.