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Carraroe, County Galway (Ref. 921585)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "This house was perfect for us."

    It had everything you could possibly need and more. The bed was super comfy. The cleanliness was 2nd to none. Barbara had scones, bread, butter and milk left in for us, which were delicious. We had no WiFi and she went and got us a dongle which worked perfectly. The weather was fab and we were on a different beach every day. Lovely beach 5 mins from house which we didn’t find until our last day. Round stone is a must and especially Gurteen Bay, stunning. Lots of lovely places to eat and drink. The only thing missing was live music but hopefully next year things will be back to normal. I would highly recommend this house to anyone.

    Reviewed by BernadetteSep 2021

  • "This was our second year staying in Labasheeda."

    Lovely house in the most beautiful place. Convenient to the town and lots of lovely walks and fabulous beaches nearby.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "We have just recently returned from a very enjoyable week in Connemara made even more special by staying in Labasheeda."

    The house is just five minutes’ walk from the village, so it is very convenient to all the shops. The house is easily one of the best houses we have stayed in, the décor is to a very high standard and the kitchen is very well stocked with all the utensils you need if self-catering. The house was spotlessly clean, and the three bedrooms are spacious with plenty of wardrobe space. There is an outside ‘sunroom’ and table with chairs – all you need for some very comfortable outside dining. Barbara is an excellent host and very welcoming, providing leaflets and recommendations on things to do. The scones and brown bread are delicious after a long drive and the supplies of milk, butter and tea/coffee meant we could have a nice cuppa before unpacking. We 100% recommend this house and it makes a great base for exploring Connemara.

    Reviewed by CelineAug 2021

  • "Another wonderful stay at Labasheeda."

    The house is perfect in so many ways, a home from home. It is absolutely spotless, it is hard to believe that there has been anyone else staying in it. The house offers holiday home luxury, something that is hard to find. The facilities are excellent for families. Easy to wash clothes, cook meals and cosy to relax in if you don't want to venture out! Close to amenities, with lots of food options in Carraroe and if you turn left you can enjoy a wonderful walk looking out to the sea. We have stayed in lots of holiday homes in both England and Ireland, including homes under big resort brands, but this is the best one we have ever stayed in. Thank you Barbara, you really are a wonderful host and we enjoyed the bread and scones! We look forward to returning again soon. Thanks again. Maisie and Dara O'Connor and Stephen and Maisie McDonagh

    Reviewed by DaraJul 2021

  • "The pictures of the property don't do it justice, its quality is 5 star, Barbara who met us on arrival and departure was an absolutely fantastic who had everything perfect and provided great insights to the area."

    A must stay without a doubt, loved by entire family.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "We just finished our week-long stay and we wouldn't have a bad word to say about our stay."

    The house doesn't feel like a holiday home and it has all the creature comforts you leave behind when going on holidays!

    Reviewed by EoghanJul 2021

  • "Labasheeda was definitely a lovely, very comfortable home to stay in."

    Everything in this cottage was of a very high standard and a lot of thought had obviously been given to what guests may need during their stay. We got a great welcome from Barbara, who also supplied us with milk, butter and homemade scones on arrival. We loved this place and would love to come again in the future. Breda and Kevin

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2021

  • "This is a first class house in a beautiful area."

    I highly recommend it. Pity the pubs were closed. Will come back again.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "This bungalow is out standing in every way from the time you get hear to when you leave ."

    Is a great place .

    Reviewed by RonSep 2019

  • "This is such a beautiful place to stay - it’s very light & airy."

    It has everything you need plus more. The decor is lovely & I felt at home as soon as I stepped into the property. The most amazing scones were waiting for us - the hosts are wonderful. This must be one of the best rental properties in the area - I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it & cant wait to return.

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2019

  • "We had an excellent stay at this home."

    Lebasheeda is comfortable, charming and located in a lovely & convenient area of Carraroe. The hostess Barbara was absolutely lovely & accommodating. She had bread & scones waiting for us on arrival, it was delicious & exactly what was needed with tea when we arrived. The beds are so comfortable and in fairness it was the best holiday home I’ve rented so far. If Barbara will have us we will definitely be back next year.

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2019

  • "Labasheeda is fabulous."

    A beautiful, bright house in a fantastic location. The house is close to a shop, pub and restaurant and has great walks (e.g. to the coral beach) starting from the front door. Barbara is a fantastic unintrusive host, who welcomes you with her gaelic, a smile and a scone.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2019

  • "Absolutely gorgeous house."

    Decorated to the highest standards and everything you could possibly need was there from lots of towels, bedding, DVDs, books, sewing kit etc. The lady who arrived with the key even brought delicious scones, milk, butter and bars for the children. There was also basics like soap, washing up liquid, coffee, salt etc in the house. The garden was beautiful with furniture and even a house to sit in if it rained. Everthing was spotless. Highly recommend this to anyone.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2019

  • "Our fifth visit to a fantastic cottage, 5 star - highly recommend it."

    A perfect place to stay in a perfect location, with stunning scenery all around it; sad to leave. Looking forward to our next visit.

    Reviewed by FionaJun 2019

  • "Excellent location for getting out and about."

    Wonderful friendly hospitality from caretaker who met us on our arrival, supplied us generously with scones, butter, jam and milk, met us on departure to check everything had been ok for us and was available to us during our stay if we needed anything. (Which we didn’t but good to know she was there). Cottage beautiful, comfortable and well-equipped. And the sun smiled on us for 2 weeks!!

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2019

  • "Very welcoming home from home"

    Reviewed by MaryApr 2019

  • "Highly recommend this cottage, the best holiday rental ever, clean, comfortable and very well equipped."

    Home from home. We had a fantastic holiday and will return soon.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2018

  • "This is the best rental home I have ever seen."

    My family had five different homes rented in the area and everyone loved this home the most. It is just perfect. So comfortable. We absolutely loved it!

    Reviewed by PatriciaJul 2018

  • "A really beautiful part of Ireland."

    Holiday home was so comfortable, we felt at home right away. It was extremely well decorated and spotlessly clean and on our arrival delicious bread, milk and butter awaited us. Was a lovely touch and just what was needed after a long drive. The local community were very welcoming and friendly making our short stay very enjoyable and we hope to make a return visit in the future

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2018

  • "WOW just WOW."

    This pllaces is amazing its a home from home. Has EVERYTHING you need. The host Barbra was so lovely & welcoming, she baked us fresh scones for our arrival which went down a treat from the long drive. Private garden with furniture. I would highly recommemd & we will defy be back again in the future.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2018

  • "Very warm welcome by the owner's sister/caretaker - scones, butter and milk left for us in the fridge."

    Spotless house with all mod cons Brother in law gave us some fresh wrasse and crab that he had caught locally Highly recommended Janet Thomas Llandovery

    Reviewed by DorothyMay 2018

  • "Very complete and comfortable stay."

    The kitchen was complete and very much appreciated: the basics as toiletpaper, kitchen (paper) towels, dishwasher tablets, clingfoil, tea were all available. I expect salt and pepper were left overs from other guests :-) There were several... And ofcourse, as many people already mentioned: the scones on arrival! Makes you feel welcome. During our stay it was chilly outside, but inside it was nice and warm.

    Reviewed by LetteApr 2018

  • "Accommodation was excellent, very clean and comfortable and very well provided for."

    Would have no hesitation in recommending or returning to the bungalow for future holiday.

    Reviewed by BryanMar 2018

  • "An excellent stay in an excellent property."

    It was warm and cosy and we enjoyed getting back after every trip out. Great location near local amenities and only a short walk back from the pub! The house had everything you could imagine you might ever need when self catering and it was spotlessly clean. There was an array of books and dvds to enjoy if desired. Fresh scones and other essentials were waiting on arrival and picking up and dropping off the keys was so easy. We have stayed in lots of holiday homes, air bandb places and hotels... this was our best yet. Thanks a lot. We look forward to returning next time we are back in Carraroe.

    Reviewed by DaraNov 2017

  • "Highly recommended."

    Reviewed by BarrySep 2017

  • "The cottage was extremely clean, we are usually very particular about that and in this nice cottage, everything was clean and nice."

    The kitchen equipment was above average. And the landlady was one of the nicest Irish persons we met on our trip. She had even baked (delicious) scones for us upon arrival! We have often booked cottages in other countries but we have never had this perfect service before.

    Reviewed by CharlotteAug 2017

  • "“Bhí saire iontach againn aris sa Cheathru Rua” = We have a great holiday again in Carraroe ."

    We were made to feel very welcome. Barbara spoilt us by baking for us yet again. Last time we got a carrot cake, this year we got yummy brown and fruit scones. It is a lovely personal touch. In addition there was milk and butter left in the fridge, so we were all sorted for breakfast the next day. Barbara spoke to us in Irish as we were down for the week doing an Irish course. I need all the practice I can get. Labasheeda is a great location lovely and quite, yet it is only walking distance from the town. It is a short drive away from many beaches. My favourite beach is Trá on Dóilin. The house is so comfortable and has everything you will need. We love the place so much, we are back again in July for another week.

    Reviewed by CatrinaApr 2017

  • "This cottage is outstanding in all respects."

    It is fully furnished down to the smallest detail, it is immaculately clean, the furniture and beds are very comfortable and the welcome from Mrs. Malloy, the caretaker, including fresh scones with butter, is unparallelled. We could not have asked for anything more for our holiday in Carraroe.

    Reviewed by KarenMar 2017

  • "This was our second visit to this beautiful bungalow which is set in a peaceful location with amenities close by."

    .A well equipped house with the best of utilities. Highly recommend a stay at Labasheeda. We love it and looking forward to our next visit.

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2016

  • "Labasheeda is a lovely place to stay."

    The owner was so kind. The house is so cosy; a great place to chill out after exploring Connemara. I can't wait to go back next year.

    Reviewed by CatrinaJun 2016

  • "This place is fantastic!"

    Great for kids with large garden at the rear, good size bedrooms and bathrooms. All the cutlery and equipment you need and immaculate throughout.

    Reviewed by ThomasMay 2016

  • "We enjoyed our stay in Carraroe very much."

    Everthing was prepared perfectly. Coming back again after 22 years to Ireland, I have to admit that the most important thing hasn't changed: the hospitality of the Irish people. Thank you so much to the owner for the great experience being a guest in your lovely cottage. The pictures are 100% real, everything is in place, clean and in perfect condition. The location is quiet, but in walking distance to shops, pub, lakes and beaches. Great starting point for hiking tours to coral beach and other place around Carraroe. Galway and and whole Connemara is within an hour drive.

    Reviewed by AlexanderMay 2016

  • "We had a lovely time, this was perfect accommodation and we had a warm and friendly welcome from the owner."

    In an ideal location and in beautiful surroundings - look forward to returning next year.

    Reviewed by FionaAug 2015

  • "This was the best cottage our family has ever stayed at and we book a cottage every year for past 10 years."

    It was brilliant and the owner could not have been kinder. The cottage facilities were just superb and the location is perfect for touring Connemara.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2015

  • "A really lovely house in a good location and the owner, who met us at the house when we arrived was very friendly and thoughtful."

    The house was very well-equipped and attractively furnished throughout with a lovely patio area too. A good location for cyclists and great beaches nearby with Galway City less than a one hour drive away.

    Reviewed by MarieJul 2015

  • "A fabulous house within walking distance of Carraroe."

    This was the best presented house we have ever stayed in; luxurious and comfortable.

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2015

  • "From the start we were given a warm welcome where we were greeted by the owner."

    This lady was wonderful and she checked in on us to see if we were happy while we were staying there. It was beautifully decorated with modern furnishings and had everything you need. Close to all tourist attractions.

    Reviewed by ShaneApr 2015

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The property

Situated just a few minutes’ walk from the Irish speaking village of Carraroe, in the heart of Connemara, is this superbly presented, detached ground floor holiday home.

It has been furnished and decorated to a high standard throughout, so guests can enjoy style and comfort whilst staying in this popular region.

Cook delicious meals for your friends and family in the contemporary kitchen and then kick back and relax in the inviting sitting room, which is complemented by an electric fire, the perfect way to finish off a wonderful day.

There are three excellent bedrooms, including two double rooms and a room with twin beds, each carefully presented to cater for your comfort.

The village of Carraroe lies within the Ghaeltacht region of Connemara and most of the locals will speak Irish as their native tongue, making your experience in Ireland even more authentic.

You might even learn a few words whilst you are here!

The local amenities include a few shops and supermarkets, plus a couple of pubs and eateries, all of which are waiting to greet you with the warmest of Irish welcomes.

Often referred to as the ‘real Ireland’, Connemara is famed for its rugged landscape and coastline, its crystal blue waters and its sheer wildness.

You can make friends with a Connemara pony, wander along almost deserted beaches, or cycle along miles of road without meeting a single other person, but this is what Connemara is all about!

There are several wonderful beaches nearby, including Coral Strand, a Blue Flag beach which is a great base for divers of all abilities.

Just 20 minutes away, golfers can enjoy a round or two at the Connemara Isle Golf Club, as well as at ones just outside Bearna and Oughterard, slightly further afield.

Drive along the coast to the wonderful craft village in Spiddal, where you can pick up a handmade souvenir for your friends back home and the bright lights of Galway City are also worth visiting.

Home to the annual Oyster Festival, it also has an abundance of seafood eateries, quirky cafes and lively pubs where you can enjoy traditional Irish music until dawn!

This delightful cottage in County Galway is a great base for exploring one of Ireland’s most popular regions.


  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower over, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi via pay-as-you-go dongle, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Rear enclosed 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.

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