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No.1 Apt, Brandy Harbour Cottage

(Ref. 951117)

Ballinderreen near Kinvara, County Galway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "The apartament it was lovely and clean."

    I will definely came here again. It was exactly like in photos.

    Reviewed by Petru5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely clean cottage and good value."

    Lots of information provided e g, information leaflets / map / restaurants, taxi number etc.. nice quiet location. Excellent facilities, thought of nearly everything including corkscrew, tea / coffee / milk and butter provided, could of used scissors and hairdryer.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Sep 2023

  • "Could not fault this beautiful cottage."

    Our host came to welcome us and make sure we were settled in. The views around the cottage are stunning and made the whole stay wonderful.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was spotlessly clean on arrival and we soon felt at home."

    We had apartment 1, which was a combined kitchen/sitting room downstairs and two large bedrooms upstairs and a decent sized bathroom. The view from the upstairs bedroom windows was superb on a sunny day. The whole apartment is tastefully furnished. Plenty of space for car parking and a short walk down to the pier. The cottage is in a beautiful location, well away from any busy roads, very quiet and peaceful. There is almost no light pollution and we witnessed jaw dropping displays of stars on a few nights. We also saw some amazing sunsets with clouds ablaze, reflected in the adjacent water. The main road is a few minutes drive away through narrow lanes which bring you out by Jordan's Bar. Nice crowd of regulars in there and a wide range of beers and shorts available. The Guinness is kept spot on. Highly recommended. The cottage is in a good central location from which to explore further afield. We spent two weeks there, we relaxed, enjoyed the homely accomodation, enjoyed the splendid location and had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Stuart3.8Sep 2023

  • "Great holiday cottage set in beautiful surroundings."

    The downstairs is quite compact but upstairs is really spacious - sofa and easy chairs providing extra space if needed. The open plan set up was perfect for us as a family with young children who want to stay with us all the time. Good communication with the owner who has also kindly agreed to post a toy lion that we forgot back to us! Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2023

  • "Was a lovely week we had in Galway."

    Of course it rained again but nothing the correct clothing couldn't handle. The cottage was a bit more remote than expected but we had no trouble finding it. The owner Mattie came over for a quick hello when we arrived and explained everything to us. We had enough space for 4 people, hot water, washing machine, microwave. Pretty much everything you need. While the cottage itself is in a quiet area (pier where the road literally ends is nearby) it only takes a few minutes and you are on the N67 with plenty to discover in the nearby villages and area. Whether it's a trip up to Galway City, The Burren or even down a bit to the Cliffs of Moher. Nothing is really far away. Great location and holiday home for a small family.

    Reviewed by Marco4.7Jul 2023

  • "A pleasantly situated and compact property which is a good base for exploring Clare and Galway."

    With a sea view, the apartment has two large bright upstairs bedrooms and a compact downstairs living area which was fine for two but could be tight for a larger group. Some noise audible from the adjoining apartment. Friendly owner lives in house next door. Pleasant seaside walk to local pier from front door.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Jul 2023

  • "What a beautiful little gem of a cottage."

    Great facilities, comfy bed and what a lovely stay. No problems and thank you for the welcome pack. Fab location and a nice walk to the harbour. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable and well appointed accommodation in a peaceful location."

    Useful off road car parking space near front door. Beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and a warm welcome from the friendly owner. Excellent base for exploring the Galway area.

    Reviewed by Hadrian5.0Jun 2023

  • "A nice cottage right on the waterside."

    Friendly and helpfull owners, living in the house next door.

    Reviewed by Wp4.1Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful location and comfortable accommodation."

    Prospective renters should be aware that noise from the adjoining apartment can be heard.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7May 2023

  • "Wonderful siting of this property."

    A view in a million. Property owners very friendly. Thoroughly recommend this property

    Reviewed by Jeffrey4.7May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at this lovely apartment."

    The bedrooms are big and have a nice view over the water. It is very quiet and gradually woke up every day to the singing of all kinds of birds.

    Reviewed by Johan5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely and charming cottage full of light and a fresh sea breeze outside - with windows facing the beautiful bay."

    A very calm and peaceful place in which you are woken up by the song of sea birds. Two beautiful and big enough rooms upstairs. The cosy room downstairs invites you to sit, talk, eat and play games at the big kitchen table for hours. The children enjoyed it all very much! A good place to start your tours of Galway and county Clare from. The property owners next door are extremely friendly and helpful when needed - we thank you very much for our unforgettable stay in Brandy Harbour Cottage!

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Apr 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week’s stay."

    Perfect spot for chilling and exploring. Warm and comfortable. Very relaxing.

    Reviewed by Paula3.8Jan 2023

  • "Beautiful property."

    .lovely friendly and very helpful owners

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2022

  • "Es war eine herrliche Woche!"

    Das Ferienhaus - bzw. das Appartement 1 - liegt herrlich an der Galway Bay an einer Sackgasse. Auf zwei Seiten liegt das Meer ... es ist sehr still und man hört dann und wann das Meer, die Vögel, ... Das Appartement ist sehr nett eingerichtet - es ist alles da, was man für den Urlaub benötigt. Von den Schlafzimmern im 1. Stock hat man einen tollen Ausblick auf die Bucht. Die Eigentümer sind beide urlieb - speziell auch zu Kindern - und plaudern gerne, geben Tipps oder helfen. Als wir angekommen sind, haben wir Milch und Butter im Kühlschrank vorgefunden - wie die Eigentümerin meinte: "Es kann kein Ire ohne ..." Vom Haus ist man schnell auf der Nationalstrasse und von dort eigentlich auch rasch bei den diversen Dingen, die man sich im Westen Irlands so anschauen kann. Von daher: Empfehlenswert!

    Reviewed by Harald5.0Aug 2022

  • "The most beautiful cottage in the most awesome setting right near the water, ..."

    The most beautiful cottage in the most awesome setting right near the water, down a little lane where all the locals go and swim off the pier at high tide

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely apartment in a lovely area, but the kitchen/sitting area would not comfortably seat four people."

    Also more cutlery and china would be useful as there was not enough for us to use the dishwasher.

    Reviewed by Sally4.4May 2022

  • "This is a nice place."

    There is everything you need and the owner is helpful and friendly. The location allows you to easily get north to Galway or south to the walks in the Burren. Opposite the cottage is a small inlet with attracts a wide range of birds as the tide changes.

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Mar 2022

  • "The Cottage was very comfortable and well presented and equipped."

    We had everything we needed. The owner was very pleasant and called to welcome us and again when we were leaving. It is a quiet and peaceful location which is exactly what we were looking for. The owner had left tea, coffee, milk and butter for us on arrival which was a very nice touch. Excellent value for money and wouldn't hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2020

  • "Would have happily stayed longer at Brandy Harbour Cottage, a lovely quiet spot and a great place to feel at home in."

    A light and airy cottage, quickly gets warm and cosy on a cold day. Very nicely decorated and furnished, with fab views of the water. We had everything we needed in the cottage. A really good base to sight-see from, with spacious and easy parking. Nice morning & evening walks. Easy and friendly communication with owners. Hope to stay again sometime. Thanks very much!

    Reviewed by Harriet4.7Mar 2020

  • "A Wonderfull House."

    It was cleaned and lovley. The owners are very friendly. It was a beautiful place for my Vacation

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Sep 2019

  • "Everything and everyone was brilliant."

    I'm sure that we will come back.

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Aug 2019

  • "Peace"

    Reviewed by Theo5.0Jul 2019

  • "Beautiful location near a local harbour."

    Short drive to Kinvara which has fantastic restaurants and a supermarket.

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage is beautifully furnished."

    It is absolutely clean and very cosy. We immediately felt at home. The house is also equipped with everything you need. We spent a week there with our 9 month old daughter and enjoyed it very much. The landlord Mattie is very nice and helpful. We can recommend the house 100%.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2019

  • "Great"

    Reviewed by K5.0Apr 2019

  • "This is an a wonderful little cottage to retreat to from the world, quiet ..."

    This is an a wonderful little cottage to retreat to from the world, quiet secluded yet within a short drive to shop facilities or Galway town itself, the owner Mr Larkin is a gentleman and my wife and I look forward to returning again and again

    Reviewed by Cameron5.0Mar 2019

  • "The apartment was beautiful in a gorgeous setting, we loved the area and the apartment."

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2019

  • "We loved The cottage, there was everything we needed there."

    The views were amazing and it was in a perfect location to explore the Wild Atlantic way. Such a relaxing & peaceful week.

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Sep 2018

  • "This apartment was lovely and very comfortable."

    It had everything you would want in a holiday home and the owner was really helpful and welcoming. The location is beautiful and you can walk to the small harbour which is very pleasant. However there’s no amenities in walking distance so be prepared to get in the car if you want a shop or pub. The only thing that could be improved was the living area was quite small in comparison to the lovely spacious bedrooms. With 3 adults & a toddler it would have been better to have a bit more living area space. However this didn’t spoil our holiday.

    Reviewed by Penelope4.7Sep 2018

  • "The owner of the cottage was very welcoming and accommodating and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The views were breathtaking - we could watch the tide come in and out from the cottage window. A lovely, enjoyable, and restful holiday.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2018

  • "Absolutely wonderful location right by the sea."

    Really friendly owner and lots to do on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Aug 2018

  • "We rented this property for just a few nights rather than stay in a hotel It ..."

    We rented this property for just a few nights rather than stay in a hotel It was our first time renting a property for this reason however the process was simple and straightforward The property was first class and exceeded our needs The owner Mattie visited us shortly after our arrival and made us feel very welcome The local village / pub is a short walk (20 mins) from the property We had a very nice relaxing time and would not hesitate to return

    Reviewed by Cameron5.0Mar 2018

  • "Great holiday!"

    The location and house were ideal and we all really enjoyed our time.

    Reviewed by Mckenzie5.0Nov 2017

  • "The cottage is in a wonderful location - bring binoculars to appreciate the local wild life."

    The cottage is very comfortable we had a lovely relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Winifred5.0Jun 2017

  • "Lovely cottage located in a beautiful tranquil area, well equipped and had everything we needed for a very comfortable and pleasant stay."

    Reviewed by Gary4.8Jun 2017

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  • Two bedrooms
  • 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Saorview (one Smart with Netflix), WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Shared front and rear gardens with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles

The property

This lovely semi-detached apartment is situated on the outskirts of the lovely village of Ballinderreen in County Galway.

One of two apartments this lovely property is ideal for friends or a small family wishing to get away from it all and relax in a quiet location.

From the front door you enter a lovely large room with beamed ceiling where you will find an open plan living area with well-equipped kitchen, dining bar with comfy chairs and a relaxing sitting area.

Upstairs there are two delightful bedrooms, all with views of the water, one of which is a double bedroom and the other a twin bedroom, together with a family bathroom.

Outside there is a shared garden with furniture at the front and rear of the apartment, where you can chill out with a refreshing drink whilst enjoying the stillness surrounding the coastal water.

The village of Ballinderreen has a shop and a pub and is close to the sandy beach at Tracht.

If you travel from Galway to County Clare on the main road, you will see some of the most stunning scenery.

A little further down the road is the village of Kilcolgan and Morans Oyster Cottage which is now a restaurant.

Why not explore the local area, walking on the water’s edge and see if you can catch any oysters?

A perfect area for walkers and there is a pier just five minutes’ walk from the apartment, where you can enjoy the views and the clear waters.

Just a five minute drive away from the apartment is the attractive seaside village of Kinvara where you will find Dunguaire Castle.

There are many popular attractions within easy reach of Kilcolgan, such as The Burren, the beautiful Connemara National Park and the city of Galway.

A fantastic holiday home which is perfect for exploring this beautiful part of the country.

This apartment is next door to Ref 921778, together they sleep 8.

About the location


Galway 15 miles.

Located in between the villages of Kilcolgan and Kinvarra lies Ballinderreen in south Galway. The village has a shop and a pub and is close to the sandy beach at Tracht, and Morans Oyster Cottage, a delightful thatched cottage that has been turned into a charming restaurant. Ballinderreen rests along the main route from Galway to County Clare on The Wild Atlantic Way and encompasses some of the most stunning coastal scenery you will ever see, and will take you as far as the friendly village of Lisdoonvarna, which hosts the annual match making festival. Ireland’s premier attraction, the majestic Cliffs of Moher are also within easy reach of Ballinderreen and are most definitely worth a visit.