Folan Cottage

Carna, County Galway (Ref. 949852)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

  • LewiiRose
    September 2017
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    “Fantastic break away!”
    What a great time we had at Folan Cottage - the owners were very welcoming, they are just down the road if you need anything ...
    What a great time we had at Folan Cottage - the owners were very welcoming, they are just down the road if you need anything. We were greeted by Steven, who showed us around the cottage and had left a welcome pack with tourist leaflets, local numbers and even some biscuits and soda bread (yummy!) The house was immaculate, very clean and looked after inside and out. All the bedrooms were really comfortable, lots of storage space and plenty of bathrooms to support a large group of people. Fresh towels in each room, the jacuzzi bath is a must try! The lounge is very spacious and all the seats are cosy recliners - there is a sky box for the TV too which was nice. Kitchen is well equipped for home cooking and spacious enough for everyone to eat together. Central Heating/hot water controlled by a wall panel - despite being so large it gets warm fairly quickly. Well-kept lawns front and back, and some garden furniture ideal for kids. Carna is surrounded by natural beauty and perfect for a peaceful getaway. The clean, calm beach is a 15 minute walk from the house. There are lots of nearby places to visit, especially Galway City and the Kylemore Abbey + Gardens. Even the clear night sky was breathtaking, being able to see so many stars with the naked eye was incredible! Thankyou for a great holiday, the price is really fair, everything was comfortable, and we couldn't have asked for anything more during our stay :)

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Carna 2.5 miles.

This lovely detached cottage is situated in an isolated position, close to the small village of Carna, County Galway.

Ideal for a family, this welcoming holiday home is only half a mile from the coast, and walking, cycling and fishing can be enjoyed in the area.

There’s plenty of space around the cottage for parking your car and once you arrive you will instantly forget the hustle and bustle of daily life.

On the ground floor of this delightful cottage you will find a large kitchen with dining area, which is well equipped with an American style fridge/freezer and everything you need to cook an Irish breakfast before venturing out for the day.

The sitting room is a cosy place to relax in and has a gas fire and leather sofas, whilst also on this floor is the first of the four bedrooms; a double with a walk-in wardrobe and the convenience of an en-suite.

The first floor has a bathroom with Jacuzzi bath; what better way to unwind than to rest and enjoy the bubbling of the water before retiring to the bedrooms, with the bedroom layout on this floor being two doubles and a bunk room.

Outside there’s a lawned garden with children’s play equipment, where they can play whilst you enjoy a well-earned drink.

Just 2.5 miles away is the village of Carna, which is situated on the shores of Galway Bay overlooking Galway Harbour.

Carna is known for its traditional Irish music which is regularly played in the pubs and hotels in the village.

Within driving distance is the beautiful Connemara National Park, the town of Clifden and the city of Galway.

A charming County Galway holiday home.

Accommodation

Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x adult bunk. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area (seats 6). Utility. Sitting room (seats 5) with gas fire.

Amenities

  • Oil central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with patio, children’s play equipment and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.5 miles
  • Coast 10 mins walk
  • Note: Most rooms on the first floor have sloping ceilings.

About the location

CARNA, COUNTY GALWAY

Clifden 23 miles; Galway 49 miles.

The small, quiet village of Carna in the heart of the Irish-speaking area of Connemara Gaeltacht, is set on the shores of Galway Bay, overlooking Galway Harbour, in the scenic region of Connemara. Carna is noted for its traditional Irish music and singing, and music sessions are held weekly in the local pubs and hotel. For walkers, runners, cyclists and hillwalkers, the area provides opportunities unrivalled for their tranquillity and scenery. The quiet roads leading to Mweenish Island and the local coves are ideal for family cycling. Lying off the coast of Carna is St. MacDara's Island, a site of pilgrimage and mass held on 16th July each year. The famous sailing crafts, the 'Galway Hookers' were made in Carna, as well as a small boat called the Currach, and the area is well known for the skilled boat-makers who crafted them. There are still some working examples of the 'Galway Hooker' moored at Mweenish Island and Cashel Bay and 'hooker' regattas are held throughout July and August. It is also possible to book a day trip on a local 'hooker'. There is great fishing in the area with many working piers providing an ideal place for lobster, crab and mackerel fishing, while Connemara National Park, home to the famous Connemara Pony and Kylemore Abbey are both within easy reach, providing great days out for all the family.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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