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Teach Teolai

Carraroe, County Galway (Ref. 916772)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Delightful cottage in a friendly town."

    Slower paced than Galway but the scenery, the atmosphere and the cottage have us just what we wanted. Wonderful hosts!

    Reviewed by KayJun 2022

  • "The house was extremely well equipped, the best we’ve ever had in holiday rental in Ireland."

    It was spotless and beautifully decorated.

    Reviewed by GeraldineMay 2022

  • "Delighted to have found this lovely house."

    It was home from home. I could not have asked for anything else in the house it was perfect and the lovely fruit loaf and tea and coffee waiting for your first brew after your journey.Thank you Patricia and Michael. Lovely to get to bring our little dog with us.

    Reviewed by TheresaMay 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable house it really felt like home from the beginning."

    Paintings and pottery and ornaments gave an elegant touch to the house. Our dog Koda settled in immediately . I would love uo return again dome day soon.

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2022


    Aunque es muy difícil superar las vistas de la casa, el propietario y su familia son aún mejores. Estuvimos dos meses, y nos quedamos con más ganas. A nuestra llegada, nos recibieron y nos pusieron la chimenea junto con pastel y algunas cervezas. La cocina es genial, con un gran frigorífico y todos los utensilios necesarios. Si quieres disfrutar de el anillo de Beara tranquilamente, que te enseñen y muestren los bonitos animales que tienen, y conocer a buenas personas, en definitiva, si quieres vivir la auténtica Irlanda, sin duda, este es el lugar. Lo peor de la casa, fue tener que dejarla. Volveremos seguro. Gracias. Os llevamos en nuestro corazón, contando los días para volver a veros.

    Reviewed by LuciaDec 2021

  • "EXCELENTE ANFITRIONA, CASA Y UBICACIÓN Al llegar, Patricia y su hija fueron encantadoras con nosotras y nos explicaron todo genial, al llegar teníamos un delicioso pastel (aunque no fue el único regalo que nos brindaron)."

    La casa es muy acogedora, cómoda, muy limpia y con todos los utensilios más que necesarios. La calefacción es impresionante, así como su chimenea. Las camas y el sofá muy confortables. Volveríamos a repetir sin duda. Lo vamos a hacer. Muchas gracias a Patricia y su familia. Os llevamos en nuestro corazón.

    Reviewed by LuciaNov 2021

  • "Comfortable cottage in a great location."

    Full of dvds,cds and games which and an open fire that made evenings cosy. Loved it.

    Reviewed by JudySep 2021

  • "Great house."

    Very comfortable.Fully equipped and more. Very convenient to all amenities . Lovely quiet back garden.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2021

  • "Great property all the facilities you need for a great holiday the local area ..."

    Great property all the facilities you need for a great holiday the local area has suffered from lack of income due to COVID-19 hope it recovers as it deserves too

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2021

  • "Location to village was great."

    House very comfortable

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at teach teolaí with access arrangements very easy."

    Patricia had a lovely fruit cake left for us to make it feel like home from home. The swings were a hit with our family which was a nice facility to have.

    Reviewed by ThomasJul 2021

  • "Firstly, we were pleasantly surprised at how spacious the house was both inside and out."

    It was close to the facilities that we needed, a play park, shops, food, pub and beaches. Between the weather and Covid we didn't really get to experience many restaurants but hopefully there will be a next time. It was centrally located in Conamara so plenty of Gaeilge and everything we wanted to visit was within about an hour's drive, we chose it mainly for it's location with having a young family and speaking Gaeilge. It is quiet but that's what we wanted and you could go for a nice stroll without bumping into many people. The house itself was very comfortable, welcoming and well maintained with all the amenities stated. A nice touch when we arrived was the amazing homemade cake, unexpected and extremely tasty! A highly recommended house. Go raibh míle maith agaibh, Seán, Kathy agus clann.

    Reviewed by KathyJul 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Teach Teolaí."

    The house surpassed our expectations and the family who own it were so kind and welcoming. We were given a gorgeous porter cake on arrival. The house was immaculately clean and everything we could think of was in place for our stay. You need to bring your own toiletries but that would be a given really. There are board games and books as well as wifi and TV. We lit the fire on one occasion and it was lovely. The house and garden are well kept and all the essential kitchen supplies are in place. We had such a lovely comfortable stay that we have already advised my sister and her family to try to reserve some time there in the future. We were a family of 5 (2 seniors, 1 adult, 1 teenager and our dog Oliver) and I hope we can return again soon. Thanks for making our holiday as relaxing as could be. Claudine & family

    Reviewed by ClaudineJun 2021

  • "What a lovely surprise it was to walk into this house and feel immediately at home."

    We were lucky enough to stay here for 2 weeks and we enjoyed every moment of our stay here. Patricia was responsive and helpful and made us feel most welcome. This area is remote and tucked away which is just what we were looking for. Long walks in a gorgeous and peaceful setting, no matter which direction. Visiting the Coral Strand was lovely, a good walk there and great swimming too. The town is small but everything you might need is there, a good pub with excellent Guinness and a great Sunday session, the Eurostar market is well stocked with everything you might need. A couple of restaurants too though it was more fun to cook at home (the kitchen is well appointed). Lovely to stay home and have a fire and a glass of wine. The bedrooms were nice in size, the mattress extremely comfortable, the linens fresh and of good quality. This is a good place to stay if you’re looking to be a bit away from the hustle and bustle of Galway. Day trips to Roundstone, Clifden, Connemara National Park, the Aran Islands, Galway all easy. We highly recommend this home and hope to return again soon! Thank you. Regina Wiedlin & John McDonagh

    Reviewed by ReginaOct 2019

  • "The cottage is quietly located in a low density development, many properties of which are full time homes."

    There is an excellent Spar supermarket, a local pub and restautant/carry-out establishment a short walk away. The property is clean, well furnished and comfortable with a large conservatory and easily lit turf fire.The journey from the ferry port of entry, Larne outside Belfast, is straight forward. The toll motorways in Ireland are reasonably priced, fairly lightly used as you go west with no commercial traffic to speak of, and are easy to navigate. The 2 hours from Dublin to Galway was an easy drive, the countryside becomming more interesting the further west you go. Connemara with its lakes and mountains is breathtaking and villages such as Cong and towns such as Clifden should not be missed. At 42 miles long Lake Corrib is special, Ashford Castle a good setting out point for a Loch cruise, and Galway itself a continental experience, even on a wet day. The town museum is well worth a visit covering local history and culture. The area has been in occupation since Neolithic times and there is a lot to see if you seek it out.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly require."

    Spacious & spotless. Loved the selection of DVDs for use on rainy days or after a long day touring the area. Great beach nearby and the local eurospar catered every need. My daughter loved the swings out thr back. Felt very welcome & would love to come back again!

    Reviewed by MichelleJun 2019

  • "We enjoyed this lovely cottage very much ."

    Bit disappointed with where it is situated. But close to all facilities . And good touring for long drives . Only thing I did not like was the washing machine/ dryer /being in the shed .

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2019

  • "The house was well very equipped, comfortable and clean."

    The owner was lovely, and made us feel at home in their house. The location was perfect with loads of walks on our doorstep.

    Reviewed by KieranApr 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage and facilities - thank you to the owners."

    Reviewed by MartinDec 2018

  • "It was extremely relaxing."

    Beautiful house in a wonderful landscape...

    Reviewed by JoergOct 2018

  • "All great!"

    Reviewed by CaraAug 2018

  • "This cottage was really lovely, very much home from home."

    Micheal and Tricia are very friendly and welcoming. You have everything you could possibly need for either relaxing or hiking holiday. The only negative is, how long it takes to get to Galway, but a positive note is the scenery is beautiful. Also we haven't yet found a pub that welcomes your pet inside, when you are with family or friends you do not want them outside on their own or indeed in inclement weather.

    Reviewed by ShelaghMay 2018

  • "The cottage is very well equipped , warm, comfortable and well located."

    Our hosts Patricia and Michael went out of their way to help and look after us and seem to have thought of everything that we could possibly need . We will definitely book again! Thanks so much, Freia, Jim, Niamh and Gizmo

    Reviewed by FreiaMar 2018

  • "The property has an abundance of crockery and cutlery but the pans were really large."

    As my wife is disabled we need to book properties that suit our needs and so we have occupancy of two in large properties. This is usually fine but sometimes like this one the pans are tailored for full occupancy and not for just the two of us. Beds can also be a problem for us as as well as we need firm to orthopaedic but most are soft and unsupportive as was this one. We couldn't find any instruction manuals on how to work the appliances. The property is probably the best we've been to during our 7 years visiting Ireland.

    Reviewed by RobertDec 2017

  • "House extremely well equipped."

    More like a home than a holiday let. Lovely bathrooms and great location for walks, Aran Islands and rest of Connemara.

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2017

  • "A comfortable well equipped and warm cottage on the edge of a small town with a reasonable selection shops pubs and restaurants within walking distance."

    Lovely owners who were most helpful and friendly.There is a bus service into Galway but a car is really essential to explore the delights of Connemara

    Reviewed by DudleySep 2016

  • "Very well equiped bungalow."

    Excellent location close to the Connemara Loop & all its beautiful scenery. Ideally situated for anyone wishing to catch the ferry to the Isles of Aran & close enough to the very modern city of Galway for those wanting a break from the peace & solitude of Connemara.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area (seats 4) and sitting area (seats 4) with multi-fuel stove
  • Conservatory with dining area (seats 4) and sitting area (seats 4)
  • External utility.
  • Electric central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • Freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility
  • TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 6 mins walk.

The property

Carraroe 0.4 miles.

A delightful, detached bungalow located on the outskirts of the pretty village of Carraroe, deep in the heart of the Gaeltacht region of County Galway.

Set in a peaceful location of five houses, this lovely Carraroe cottage exudes a welcoming feel from the moment you walk through the door, with attractive trinkets and appealing furnishings throughout.

This Carraroe cottage is set entirely on the ground floor, so is suitable for any group, with three comfy bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The bright and airy open plan living area in this Carraroe cottage is the perfect place to gather with your friends and loved ones and plan the day’s activities, or you can relax in front of the warming stove and let all your worries escape you.

This welcoming cottage near Carraroe also has a superb conservatory, which overlooks the quaint garden, so you can watch the children play, and on fine days you can dine alfresco and soak up the wonderful surroundings.

Explore the village of Carraroe from your attractive County Galway cottage, with its wide range of amenities including shops and friendly pubs where traditional music can be enjoyed with a pint of the black stuff!

In this one of a kind location, the coast is never far away, with rugged shorelines and sandy beaches just waiting to be explored.

Discover the secluded islands of Lettermore and Lettermullen or take the boat or plane to the nearby Aran Islands, famed for their authentic culture and spectacular scenery.

Carraroe is within driving distance of the Connemara National Park and this idyllic and wild region is one that will linger long in the memory.

Don your walking boots and explore the stunning hills and valleys, or try your hand at horse riding or watersports!

The market town of Clifden is well worth a visit and with the cosmopolitan city of Galway also within easy reach, this Carraroe cottage is an excellent choice for a memorable Irish holiday!

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.