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Mees House

(Ref. 27514)

Timicat near Glenamaddy, County Galway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely spacious property, v well equipped for self catering as not located close to restaurants etc."

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Sep 2023

  • "We selected this property because it was inexpensive, basic yes, but it photographed well and it was close to our family who we were visiting for the week."

    In our many years of travel we have never had to leave a negative review and have even left giving this review for a week in the hope that we would give a calm and fair appraisal but in all honestly to say we were disappointed in this rental property is somewhat an understatement, we feel it was not fit for purpose and be removed from the listing. On the positive side, communication with the owner was warm and helpful and key collection was straight forward, however, when we arrived I was near to tears at what we found. We immediately contacted the owner and expressed our disappointment so reading this will not come as a surprise to him. Bed linen, cheap /basic and seamed clean, but all the spare pillows were sweat and blood stained so we decided to remain ignorant to the state of the pillows under the pillow covers that we were to use. Flooring throughout were visibly dirty and a mass of fluff and dirt from a quick sweep around prior to our arrival was hanging to the broom in the kitchen. The worksurfaces were (every inch of them) not only visibly unclean, but sticky and greasy, oven, hob top. Microwave, disgusting food splattered /unusable and splashback smeary and greasy. Bathroom sinks were unwashed and had the previous occupants used soaps and smear marks. Walking through to the utility room we were assailed with the smell of soggy washing – towels and bath mats on airers and a full washing machine of wet towels. Having been advised that we did not need to bring towels or sheets we had to dry what was in the washing machine to have towels to use. Coffee table in the lounge had gritty dirt all over it so we through a cover over it to remove the site from our memory. Doors had a greasy shine to them, light bulbs blown and not replaced and the tv had one channels and the signal on that was not always clear. My father, quite frail had a fall so we looked to use the first aid kit for a graze on his arm, this was a completely empty box.

    Reviewed by Sharon1.3Sep 2023

  • "Had a great week lovely house everything that you needed in the house"

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent house perfect for dogs well enclosed gardens and so peaceful for a perfect and relaxing holiday"

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.7Jun 2023

  • "This is a large house with a large garden in a very quiet dead end lane."

    The house is well equipped and very roomy, we enjoyed our stay here very much.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Apr 2023

  • "Thank you so much Patrick for having a lovely home that we enjoyed."

    We had a great time and you went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. A huge thanks to Denny too for looking after us. The house us very comfortable and clean and cosy. We would absolutely return, soon we hope. We enjoyed seeing the cows walking down the road! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely spacious cottage."

    A few niggles. Freezer had been turned off and smelt so didn't feel I could put food in it. Non stick frying pans were scratched and not enough baking trays. One was rusty and unusable. Plastic drainer on draining board needed a thorough clean and bleaching so we didn't use but left it in laundry room. Had a problem with no hot water in en suite shower but after a phone call to Denise she sent someone to look at it. Had to wait until the next day for it to be fixed but as we had 2 bathrooms it wasn't a major problem. Overall though we were very happy staying there. It's in a lovely rural setting but not too far from a town with pub, Supermarket etc

    Reviewed by Susan3.4Aug 2022

  • "Property was perfect for our large family to stay in to visit our family who live fairly locally."

    The house was clean and is a lot bigger in person rooms are very spacious! Perfect for children lots of space to run outdoors and relax in the countryside.

    Reviewed by Carmel5.0Jul 2022

  • "Just home from staying at Mees House with friends………."

    Comfy, warm, well equipped, storms, rains, snow, sun shine………….out every day, delicious roast beef in Glenamaddy. Thank you Mary for your help. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Feb 2022

  • "Its very silence place."

    I loved silence

    Reviewed by Michal5.0Nov 2019

  • "You did not describe just how welcoming the house, the housekeepers, and the neighbours are - the dairy farmer just up from the house was happy to let us watch his cows being milked."

    He was happy to explain to city children how and why things happen. The house keepers were very kind and friendly too. A lovely house in a fabulous setting. comfortable, warm and spacious. Nor did you mention the absolute peace and extensive space around the house. plenty of parking Lovely for me, the children and the dog. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Aug 2019

  • "This was a house hunting trip as we have wanted to live in Ireland for years, and we are pleased to say we now have a house after a cheeky bid was accepted."

    We will be moving to Ireland in a months time.

    Reviewed by Elvis5.0Apr 2019

  • "It was fantastic - everything from an office with lots of info, books games etc to standard & posh dining china/crockery."

    all amenities, plus lots of room, comfort, everything you would ever need plus more...

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2019

  • "Mees House has much more space and seating than was described on the Internet."

    It was very comfortable for our little 50th wedding Anniv. celebration. Working and serving our guests from the area with the refrigerator and freezer allowed seating for several people without interruption at the main kitchen table.Many guests said that this house would be recommended to their family /friends if needed.

    Reviewed by Mary4.4Aug 2018

  • "Wonderful, peaceful, beautiful surroundings, house was perfect comfort and warm, didn't want to leave , would go back tonight ,."

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2018

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at mees cottage ."

    .very comfortable and quiet , set in a wonderful location. Mary was great , very informative and a all round lovely lady. Would definitely recommend the cottage and look forward to our next visit. Thanks sykes

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Mees House."

    There was plenty of room, beautiful views, and the location was perfect for us. Wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Shawna4.6Sep 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Good base for travelling around Galway. Very comfortable and well equipped. We will definitely return here!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2017

  • "Very comfortable and quiet, spacious and well appointed."

    Slight problem making the t.v work but quickly resolved, previous occupants must have switched plugs around, .it would have been nice to have wifi. Mary was extremly helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.8Jul 2017

  • "Mees House was just the tonic I was looking for, a break away from the hubbub of city life, the location was ideal it offered peace and tranquillity in comfortable, homely, spacious surroundings."

    . just what I needed and more! Centrally placed Mees House is ideal for accessing all areas Galway and the neighbouring counties of Mayo and Roscommon. The locals were very friendly and welcoming and any amenities required could be found just a short drive away in Glenamaddy. I'm happy to recommend Mees House to anyone.. it would be nice to return someday. Joe - Glasgow

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Jul 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Separate basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 4)
  • Utility
  • Dining room (seats 6)
  • Sitting room with open fire (seats 5).
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Large garage for storage
  • Enclosed, lawned garden with patio
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles.

The property

A family-friendly, detached cottage located in the small hamlet of Timicat, near to Glenamaddy, a friendly town in the north east of County Galway.

This cottage offers spacious, peaceful accommodation and is a wonderful place to spend some time together as a family or for getting together with friends in rural Ireland.

With four well-presented bedrooms, there is plenty of variety throughout.

This Glenamaddy cottage has a large fitted kitchen with small dining area that comes well equipped for all your catering and entertaining needs, a large utility with additional WC, a welcoming sitting room with open fire and a separate dining room where you can relax together after a jam-packed day around the Galway region.

The dining room opens out on to a rear patio through sliding doors, so step outside to take in the fresh countryside air; the only sound you will hear will be the cows grazing nearby!

The large enclosed lawned area makes for an ideal place where the children can play all day long while you relax and enjoy your Ireland break.

The town of Glenamaddy is commonly known as the music capital of Galway and prides itself in its strong tradition of music and drama, with numerous lively pubs that host regular sessions.

The town lies beside Lough Lurgeen, a raised bog area of National Heritage and International importance which is bursting with interesting plant life.

Further afield you can visit the town of Roscommon, the shrine at Knock, the town of Athlone and Lough Ree, Connemara and The Burren.

The city of Galway is well worth a trip while staying at this Glenamaddy cottage, with its cobbled streets and array of culture and heritage.

A delightful family-friendly cottage, with something for everyone.

About the location


  • Kilkerrin 1.5 miles
  • Glenamaddy 4.5 miles
  • Rosscommon 13 miles
  • Galway 37 miles

The small hamlet of Timicat sits close to the town of Glenamaddy, located in the north eastern corner of County Galway, to the west of Lough Lurgeen. The lough is an area of raised bog, of National Heritage and International importance, rich in plant life and home to many migrating birds. Commonly regarded as the music capital outside of the city of Galway, Glenamaddy has a selection of shops and lively, welcoming pubs that host traditional music. Glenamaddy also has a strong Drama tradition and hosts the Drama festival every March along with a Horse Show in June and the popular Summer Festival every year in July and August. There are plenty of activities such as walking the Suck Valley Way, angling, horse riding and a number of excellent golf courses within a half hour drive.