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Aras Iosgan

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Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Myself and my two sisters stayed at this house for 5 days."

    The home was very clean when we arrived and perfectly suited our needs for the visit. Mary Theresa came shortly after we arrived to talk us through some bits although I found it unusual not to have a binder or welcome pack explaining where to find things or things to do in the local area, I think this would be helpful. This also meant we were unclear in the expectations when we left such as stripping beds etc. The decoration in the home is a little dated and whilst clean some parts of fixtures and fittings are broken ( wardrobe doors etc) although this doesn’t really affect a short term stay. One of my sisters struggled with a very lumpy mattress too! The house is in a good location for day trips out, and there is a shop and a pub a short walk away. There are beautiful views over the lake and a lovely coral beach a short drive away. Overall a nice house for a short stay in Galway

    Reviewed by Caroline4.1Mar 2024

  • "We had a wonderful time at the property,comfortably accommodating 10 people."

    The property is well stocked with all modern appliances. Beautiful view with the Coral Beach just down the road. Loved our time and would surely recommend.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Dec 2023

  • "The house is located just a 2 minute walk to the town of An Cheathrú Rua/Carraroe."

    It is a beautiful home with a well laid out kitchen, spacious living area and the view sitting outside looks onto Galway Bay. I highly recommend this as a place to stay and experience the delights of the Connemara.

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely,clean home"

    Reviewed by Bridget4.7Oct 2023

  • "It's a lovely big house overlooking the lake."

    The rooms are spacious and comfortable. As we were a party of four (one couple and two singles) we were all able to have a bedroom at the front with a lake view. The beds are comfortable and there is plenty of wardrobe and cupboard space in all the bedrooms. The living room has very comfortable reclining furniture and a large screen television. It could do with a few more side tables though, because it's a bit of a faff having to keep unreclining to reach your glass of wine. We got round this problem by moving some of the bedside tables from the spare bedrooms into the living room for the duration of our stay. The kitchen is well-stocked with crockery, cutlery and glassware. The dishwasher was very useful, but probably coming to the end of its life. It looks very old and makes some interesting noises when in use. Despite that, it didn't let us down. As there were only four of us, we ate our meals at the smaller table in the kitchen, but there is a bigger table in the back room. The bathrooms are reasonably spacious and well sticked with towels. We had a problem with one of the loos being blocked/not flushing. Mary responded quickly and a plumber came and fixed the problem. There is a lovely verandah at the front and side of the house with furniture and a barbecue. We were fortunate enough with the weather (despite it being October) to be able to sit out and enjoy the view. The village has a few pubs. We particularly like the one at the end of the road where we enjoyed the live music on the Friday night. There are several takeaways and a fabulous Chinese restaurant. The small supermarket is well-stocked. They sell excellent freshly prepared meals that are a good value and low effort alternative to eating out. We had the lasagne one evening and sausages and potato au gratin on another. Both were very good. Galway, Cong and Clifton are all a scenic drive and day-trip distance away and you can catch a ferry (approximately 10 minutes drive away) to the Aran Isles. We had a very enjoyable trip to Inis Mor.

    Reviewed by Carol4.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property, very peaceful, amazing views, so nice to be able to sit on the balcony in the evening !"

    Really comfortable and well-equipped house (including good WiFi and TV for the teenagers). Supermarket and take aways a 5 minute stroll away. A great base for exploring Connemara.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2023

  • "Perfect in everyway will go back no hesitation Lesley"

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved our week here."

    Absolutely what we wanted.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2023

  • "House was immaculate from top to bottom, great communication from the owners throughout, loads of parking, pub / shop/ restraints not even a five min walk away, stunning views from the balcony."

    Two things that could be improved, instructions on how to work second shower for when cavemen stop , we didn't know you had to have the heating on, and some small items in the fridge for arrival such as coffee / milk / sugar, don't need to be a giant jar but enough to last you till the morning. Overall a brilliant base to tour on your motorbike like we did

    Reviewed by Andy4.7Jun 2023

  • "Thank you kindly for allowing us to stay in the home."

    It was beyond lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Crystal5.0May 2023

  • "Parfaite pour notre sejour en famille a 10 personnes!"

    Tres bon accueil de la proprietaire, maison tres propre et confortable et tres bien située comme point de base pour visiter le Connemara, Galway … nous avons passés un formidable sejour de decouverte de ce beau pays.

    Reviewed by Sebastien5.0Apr 2023

  • "Spacious accommodation for our extended family."

    Lovely location,shop, beaches and pubs in easy reach.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Apr 2023

  • "I really liked the house, very spacious, everything new and clean."

    I really liked the kitchen, comfortable and equipped with everything, of course the bedrooms and bathrooms to a high standard. We had a lovely holiday in that house, we will definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Rodica5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful home, excellent location."

    You can enjoy the beauty of Connamara while not far from Galway city. Walk to bus stop, super market, Cafe, and pub. The house is true to pictures, very clean and well appointed. Mary Teresa was a pleasure and very helpful. We will most definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Nov 2022

  • "Aras Losgan was a wonderful place to stay for our week in Galway as part of our Wild Atlantic Way trip."

    The house itself was comfortable, quiet and had everything we needed, including lots of space, a full kitchen, washer and dryer and a clothes line, a huge tv, big comfortable seats, and lots of parking. A real home from home. Carraroe itself is relatively small, but has a decent small supermarket, and a truly wonderful cafe in Bia Blasta, a must stop for us every day- their baking is out of this world. The town is also slightly off the beaten track, relaxed and very friendly, which suited us down to the ground.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Jul 2022

  • "Very helpful lady."

    The view is fantastic and a lovely spacious property

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2022

  • "The House was excellent and the Owner nice and caring."

    But she did not know about sykescottages. Looks to my like You used the the company she had contract with, and add some extra fee to profit. Your App is changing selected dates, bookings cant be cancelled without loosing all money and customer service is not answering.

    Reviewed by Dan4.7Feb 2022

  • "The owner Mary was extremely helpful very welcoming."

    The house was lovely and homely. We had a lovely time there definitely going back

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely house, clean, fresh, comfortable"

    Reviewed by Donna3.8Oct 2021

  • "Teach iontach agus comharsanacht iontach do ghaelgóirí!"

    Chuir úinéir an tí, Máire Treasa fáilte mór romhainn!

    Reviewed by Deaglan5.0Aug 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 Natalia5.0Jun 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 Emma5.0Aug 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 Ann4.1Sep 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 Julie5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely people and a beautiful home."

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Jun 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 Brendan4.8Apr 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 John5.0Sep 2016

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  • 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.

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!

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