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The Visiting House

Gorteen near Dunmore, County Galway (Ref. 21606)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • 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/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Review(s)

  • “Very peaceful and beautiful setting.”

    Spacious accommodation with all needed. Owners are very friendly but don't impose. Had a much needed relaxing break. Very keen to return! Thank you Peter and Elsa!

    Spacious accommodation with all needed. Owners are very friendly but don't impose. Had a much needed relaxing break. Very keen to return! Thank you Peter and Elsa!

    - Mrs Du Preez, October 2021

The property

Dunmore 3.5 miles.

This superb, detached cottage with hot tub and natural swimming pool sits on the owner’s farm, just a few miles outside the town of Dunmore in County Galway, close to the borders of counties Mayo and Roscommon.

Tastefully renovated, this stone-built, single-storey cottage echoes the characteristics of a traditional Irish dwelling, but with all the modern comforts and conveniences of a contemporary building.

The main body of the property encompasses a superb open plan living area with a tall ceiling adorned with grand apex beams, and with stylish, sleek furnishings and wide patio doors, the well-equipped kitchen with dining area looks out the rear garden.

Retire to the cosy sitting area, which is complete with a woodburning stove for chilly evenings, and sink into the sumptuous leather corner sofa.

Three double bedrooms lie towards the back of the cottage, one with en-suite facilities and a door to the garden, and each is furnished to a high standard so you can enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep.

To the rear are the beautifully maintained gardens where you can relax in an Irish paradise with a natural swimming pool and heated hot tub, the perfect recipe to wind down after a day of sight seeing!

Why not settle in the summerhouse and dine alfresco, making the most of those sunny afternoons with your loved ones?

As the owner is a keen beekeeper and farmer, you can sample some of the local honey, and children are welcome to feed the animals, adding to the wonderful country experience at this cottage.

Guests can pass a couple of hours playing darts or pool in the separate spacious games room, which also has golf clubs and bikes, courtesy of the owner so you can make the most of your Irish getaway!

The town of Dunmore is roughly half an hour’s drive from Knock Airport; set beside the Sinking River, it’s home to a selection of shops and pubs and the iconic Dunmore Castle, which watches over the water.

The ruins of an old Augustinian church also lie to the east of the town, and with a large number of ring forts in and around Dunmore, history lovers will adore this area.

Venture to the city of Galway and meander the cobbled streets, soaking up the atmosphere, or spend the day in the charming town of Westport with its pretty cafes and galleries.

A wonderful destination with everything you could wish for!


  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x doubles (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x 4ft double
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • External games room with pool table.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with basic Sky, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with decked area, furniture, hot tub and natural swimming pool
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3.5 miles
  • Note: Steps up to decking with pool and hot tub
  • Note: Pool water unheated and not chemically treated, but filtered via a reed bed and UV light
  • Note: Guests are welcome to visit and feed farm animals by arrangement (dexter cattle, poultry and a donkey).

About the location


Tuam 10 miles; Galway 30 miles.

Dunmore town lies 10 miles northeast of Tuam, boasting an original fort and a stone castle whose four storeys, towers and wide windows date back to the early 17th century. On the Eastern side of the town stand the impressive ruins of an Augustian Abbey. The town’s Demesne Golf Club is a 9 hole parkland course designed by highly respected golf course architect, Eddie Hackett. The Dunmore Festival is held annually in late July - early August, when the town hosts pub events, children's fancy dress, pavement art, walking, bicycle and car treasure hunts, so there's plenty of fun for all the family! The nearby town of Tuam is best known as a centre of church affairs, and has two cathedrals. The area has lots to offer, from beautiful countryside to great pubs with traditional music and restaurants offering varied types of cuisine. You are also ideally placed for touring Galway and Mayo. Spectacular sunsets are a feature here, and nature lovers will enjoy birdwatching and walking. The cosmopolitan delights of Galway City are 30 miles away, and with Connemara and Lough Mask offering scenic days out, your stay here can encompass all that Ireland has to offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas