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Aras Iosgan

Carraroe, County Galway (Ref. 928646)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house, clean, fresh, comfortable"

    Reviewed by DonnaOct 2021

  • "Teach iontach agus comharsanacht iontach do ghaelgóirí!"

    Chuir úinéir an tí, Máire Treasa fáilte mór romhainn!

    Reviewed by DeaglanAug 2021

  • "Mary was an excellent host you will find everything you need in the house."

    We had a fabulous weekend highly recommended to everyone this house with beautiful view from terrace and close to beach and local shops . We will definitely come back again soon

    Reviewed by NataliaJun 2021

  • "We had a fabulous experience at Aras Iosgan."

    Mary was a great host - there if we needed her. The house is exactly as described. The kitchen is superbly equipped and there are plenty of towels for the bathroom which was very helpful with two children! Mary also provided a cot and high chairs which was great. The sitting room sofas are large and comfy. Aras Iosgan is a brilliant base for exploring connemara and if you want to check out the Aran Islands the ferry is less than 10 mins drive away. Less than 5 minutes walk into the village where you will find an excellently well stocked Eurospar (good gluten free and dairy free selection too). The chinese restaurant is excellent, so good infact that my husband and I went twice! Aras Iosgan is a Hidden gem and would definitely recommend to others. Ps - For anyone wondering if 30EUR is enough for the meter. We had more than half the money left on the meter upon leaving. Thats with 6 showers a day, cooking breakfast and dinner most days plus there was one day we stayed at home all day. Hope that helps

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2020

  • "The size of this property is great & it overlooks the lake so wonderful to wake up to see the sun rising."

    Had a few issues with the hot water - seems like the boiler wasn’t working properly. Luckily the showers were ok & the open fire was lovely. There’s loads of room in the property .

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2019

  • "House had great views ,warm and comfortable with plenty of room for all 10 of ..."

    House had great views ,warm and comfortable with plenty of room for all 10 of us,would recommend our bungalow in Ireland

    Reviewed by JulieDec 2018

  • "Lovely people and a beautiful home."

    Reviewed by JosephJun 2018

  • "Got great weather."

    House was great. 2 picnic tables outside worked a treat for the week. Ate outside all the time. We had a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by BrendanApr 2017

  • "Lovely owner who met us at the door, the house was clean, had great soft beds, and lots of towels for us all."

    Could not have asked for more. Lovely location with a Eurospar, Chinese takeaway, Cafe, Pharmacy and most importantly, two pubs at the bottom of the road. Literally a 3 minute walk! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2016

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The property

This spacious, family-friendly bungalow lies just a stone’s throw from the village of Carraroe, an Irish speaking village, in the heart of south Connemara in County Galway.

This detached cottage is in an ideal location for exploring this lovely part of Ireland, offering holidaymakers a true slice of Irish living.

Boasting a variety of bedrooms throughout to cater for many party types, this delightful cottage has been lovingly decorated and tastefully finished.

There is a large kitchen and dining area, fully-equipped for all your culinary needs, so you can enjoy delicious meals with friends and family.

After a day exploring the raw beauty that is Connemara, you can curl up in front of a roaring fire in the cosy sitting room.

To the front of the cottage, lie glorious views of the bay and a lawned garden where the children can play safely.

Carraroe is home to a well-stocked local supermarket and deli, along with a selection of traditional pubs where you can truly immerse yourself in Irish culture, with a spot of live music and a crash course in the local language!

Carraroe is nestled between two bays, Casla Bay and Greatman’s Bay and is well-known for its traditional Irish fishing boats known as Galway Hookers.

The surrounding islands, Lettermore, Lettermullen and Gorumna offer peaceful, unspoilt scenery to enjoy whether on foot or by bike.

The entire region is a haven of untouched rugged beauty with sheltered coves, deserted sandy beaches and wild nature, so why not hop on your bike and see what makes this part of Ireland so attractive to visitors?

You will be sure to meet some local Connemara ponies along the way!

Further afield, and well worth a visit, are the cobbled streets of Galway, Kylemore Abbey and Gardens and the Connemara National Park.

For a true Irish experience, this spacious cottage will not disappoint!


  • All ground floor
  • Five bedrooms: 2 x king-size double, 1 x double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 4)
  • Dining room (seats 6)
  • Sitting room (seats 5) with open fire
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power charged via meter reading, first €30 inc. in rent
  • Starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

About the location


Galway 27 miles; Clifden 37 miles.

Carraroe is a small village situated close to the coast within the Connemara region on the western tip of County Galway, and offers a selection of shops and pubs. Within easy reach is the vibrant and friendly city of Galway, which boasts a variety of bars, restaurants and shops, along with a colourful nightlife, while popular Clifden is also within driving distance and is often referred to as 'the capital of Connemara'. Boasting colourful events and festivals, which are held throughout the year, Clifden also offers a superb range of pubs, shops and eateries. Take a trip to the wonderfully scenic Connemara National Park, which is home to rugged mountains, woodland, lakes and an array of wildlife, including the famous Connemara Pony or enjoy a boat trip to the historic Aran Islands and experience their unique landscape and traditional Irish culture.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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