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The Lake House, Connemara

(Ref. 4641)

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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  • beautiful (13)
  • recommend (11)
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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Firstly, the site photographs do not do the property full justice!"

    The Location and siting of the house are spectacular. Internal photos could also have been better to show real comfort and homeliness of inside. Would agree with previous comments about too much "stuff" in the kitchen - enough gear to cater for about 20 people! Need some room for our own food and drink. Lots and lots of wine glasses but sadly no beer glasses - sorry lads, have to drink from the bottle or can! Very well equipped in every department. Overall, a superb holiday rental. Peaceful, excellent location with shops, pubs and beautiful beaches nearby. Nice to have the boat - decent fishing but unfortunately no trout this trip! Would recommend this property to anyone. Thank you Delia.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Jun 2023

  • "Amazing stay."

    The location was stunning & the cottage was so cosy. The lake makes it a very special cottage. Delia was a lovely host - very welcoming & informative. We wished we’d booked longer & we were sad to leave. It was also a good location for island hopping. We did Inishboffin one of the days and Inis Mor another but we ended up having a few days just chilling and relaxing by the lake. We had a short drive down to Spiddal - the seafront is lovely for a walk & it was fun looking round the craft village. Perfect stay if you want to kick back & unwind or see the sights of the West Coast.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "This cottage could be lovely."

    The fire was lit when we arrived, and it was lovely and warm. The outside is absolutely stunning - a lake, use of a boat, and lovely gardens. Really really beautiful, absolutely no complaints about that. There were some lovely coverings on the beds, washing powder and dishwasher tablets were supplied, as well as fuel for the fire. The heating works well, it's a secluded gated property and the view from the living room is extraordinary. However, there were two major downsides which really affected our stay. Firstly, although most of the property was clean enough, the kitchen was not and I had to clean before using it - the hob, the surfaces and the extractor, which was covered in oil. Many of the saucepans were dirty and the mugs had collected dust. There were old bags of food in the cupboards and freezer. Secondly, there was so much stuff - especially in the kitchen - that there was nowhere to put the food and bits we'd bought with us. There must have been upwards of 25 mugs, huge stacks of plates and bowls, loads of utensils and tea sets and glasses, and drawers full of things like old phone cases and batteries. The problem is two-fold because the huge amount of stuff a) takes up all the room and b) must be impossible to keep clean. If the owner just provided a simple set of crockery and cutlery and a few essential utensils and pans that would be enough and it would then also be easy to keep clean and there would be space to put your food shopping. It would have also been helpful to have a few other essentials like some more hangers in the wardrobe, a curtain over the window in the main bedroom upstairs, and some new towels - there was a huge pile of towels but some of them were stained and had seen better days. There were also two power shower units in the one shower cubicle, neither of which gave enough pressure of water to wash your hair properly. There is also clearly a damp problem in the chimney which has caused some unsightly staining upstairs, and the fire hadn't been cleaned out properly. The fire itself could do with a new ash tray - the current one has holes in it and the ash went everywhere when I took it out to empty. It's such a shame because this property could be absolutely amazing if the owner removed 70% of what was in it, updated a few bits and cleaned it properly. I hate to leave a review like this but I have to be honest - there's no way we would ever return. It feels like you're living in someone else's house with all of their bits and pieces in the drawers and cupboards rather than a holiday let. I will say though - the lake is amazing and we really appreciated the use of the boat. Thanks and good luck for the future.

    Reviewed by Sarah2.8May 2023

  • "A quaint, relaxed cottage in a stunning location."

    The cottage had everything we could possibly have needed, including a view. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage great scenery, quite and peaceful,."

    Could do with better instruction on how to use certain items ,ie heating ,as we had problems working it out also fire . Otherwise everything satisfactory .would love to go back in September for 10 - 14 days but season ended

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had an amazing time at the lake house our host Delia had the fire set and ready to go also fire supplies for the week as we were there in march."

    The setting is out of this world on the edge of Ballynakill lough it's a little piece of heaven. The house is beautiful, comfy and has everything you need for a relaxing time. We can't recommend this enough.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "A delightful traditional cottage in an idyllic setting by a lake providing a peaceful and tranquil situation."

    Pleasant walks from the property on narrow lanes and tracks. Cottage well equipped and exceed our expectations. Would highly recommend it for a get-away-from-it-all holiday.

    Reviewed by Henry5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Lake House was absolutely beautiful and took our breath away on arrival."

    However, we didn't feel that the description regarding the location of the property was quite accurate. Also, the pubs were either not open or didn't meet expectations. We felt there was a lack of beaches within easy reach which meant that we found ourselves having to do excessive mileage to get to one. It was however, wonderful to be able to fish from the boat in the Lake.

    Reviewed by Laura2.8Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful setting."

    Comfy cottage for a get away from it all holiday. Plenty of walks and bike rides from the door.

    Reviewed by Pip5.0Jul 2022

  • "A little piece of paradise on Earth."

    Thank you Delia !!!

    Reviewed by Sebastien5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage in an idyllic setting."

    Hooker bar and seaweed baths well worth the visit.

    Reviewed by Andrew John5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely rustic cottage with the most beautiful views of the lake in all weathers and colours."

    Very peaceful cosy and warm. Owner Delia very personable and friendly.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Oct 2021

  • "The Lakehouse is such a stunning little gem nestled away in a beautiful part of Galway."

    The house itself is fully equipped with everything you could need during a stay. Delia was such a lovely host and came down on the first day to check we were happy with everything. The Lakehouse was just perfect and we would recommend it to anyone wanting a peaceful and relaxing break away. We'll certainly be back!

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Oct 2021

  • "The house is idyllic being so close to the lake, you can look out of the lounge and kitchen window and see how the lake changes its appearance through the day."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2021

  • "This Cottage is absolutely fantastic right beside a lake very peaceful and ..."

    This Cottage is absolutely fantastic right beside a lake very peaceful and tranquil ,the cottage was very comfortable and with the stove lighting it was very relaxing a couple of books read highly recommended great for getting away from the stress of life

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is cosy and beautiful, the photos really don't do it justice."

    Delia was a wonderful host and the facilities were excellent. The lack of WiFi was a blessing as we all managed to disconnect at the lake house. Would highly recommend a stay in this special place to anyone.

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Aug 2021

  • "Delia is a lovely host, providing us with an exceptionally warm welcome and very detailed information about the house."

    No photographs can do the islands of Ceantar na nOileán justice and in turn, Delias Lake House. The house is rustic but with all modcons and the location is beautifully scenic. The livingroom is very cozy, with a massive fireplace the main focal point. Some very lovely decorative touches throughout the house. Taking the boat on the lake was great craic, and under the Autumn sun just idyllic. Walkers have lots of options, with just one "main" road as an artery running through the island there is a large network of laneways and trails to navigate without the worry of traffic. For starters I would recommend the loop around the lake, which can be extended by walking down to the rugged shoreline. Tigh Lee's pub is a short stroll away and highly recommended for a few(too many) pints and conversation with the incredibly friendly locals. If you are looking for some local seafood you should ask around for contact numbers for local fishermen, we managed to purchase a huge amount of freshly caught shellfish for a fraction of the cost you would pay at market value. If you want to visit a truly unique corner of Connemara I cant recommend this property enough. Largely untouched by tourism with a purity of Gaelic culture little present elsewhere in Ireland but still in reach of the sights of North Connemara. Thank you Delia for the opportunity for outsiders to enjoy this region from such a beautiful home.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Oct 2019

  • "Wonderful welcome from Delia, the cottage and surrounding area was idyllic, did not want to leave."

    Would recommend it to everyone

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2019

  • "Cosy cottage, amazing lake and boat to use to explore Beautiful location Friendly welcoming host"

    Reviewed by Niamh4.1Jul 2019

  • "The Lake House was amazing, it was well equipped, and Delia had gone above and beyond to make our arrival delightful."

    The fire was lit and a pot of fresh coffee was ready and waiting. Delia was is very warm and friendly, and helpful. We will certainly be visiting this cottage again, and would highly recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2019

  • "I’ve booked with Sykes a few times would 100% recommend to friends."

    We had no problems through out all went well thank you.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2018

  • "WiFi would be helpful."

    Otherwise a nice cottage, located in a quiet region. We liked the lake! Good location base to discover the Connemara and the Aran islands. Regarding Sykes - due to changes in our travel plans, we had to return some days early. The no refund policy of Sykes meant we lost 100% for that period. That is a reason not to book with Sykes anymore.

    Reviewed by Juergen4.4Aug 2018

  • "A cosy old family cottage on a perfect spot on the shore of a beautiful, nearly private lake with its own rowing boat."

    Enjoyed very much our stay here, especially the daytrip we made to one of the Aran Islands.

    Reviewed by Gerda4.7Jun 2018

  • "The owner of the cottage was wonderfully welcoming and helpful (even fire lit & coffee brewed ready for our arrival - thank you) - and the house was warm, comfortable & well-equipped."

    Having our own lake & boat for a week was just amazing too!

    Reviewed by David4.6May 2017

  • "This is a most beautiful Irish cottage off the coast of Connemara."

    It is so well equipped, making your stay so relaxing and enjoyable. The owner, Delia, is so welcoming and helpful and has a very detailed knowledge of the area, as she was born on the island. The cottage itself has an aura of peace, warmth and tranquillity and the views over the lake from the dining room window are stunning. At the end of my stay, I just wanted to stay another week, as it was such a relaxing holiday. I will certainly return next year! I recommend most highly this lovely cottage. David (Daithi - gaelic for David)

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2016

  • "Its an absolutely fantastic cottage in a unique location."

    Its perfect for relaxing and enjoying the Irish hospitality and area.

    Reviewed by Petra5.0Sep 2016

  • "Right on the lake and for a trout fisherman this was just sublime."

    to wake up early and go out onto the lake either in the boat of from the shore i cannot say how beautiful it was the sea fishing nearby was also fantastic we even dug our own lugwormon the beach!! the cottage was comfortable and the location peaceful, with a friendly local pub and shop nearby, took a flight to aran which was a fab day out all in all i will book this place again soon if you like fishing this is the place for you !!

    Reviewed by Nick4.1Aug 2013

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x twin with lake views
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over and basin
  • Separate WC
  • Kitchen with dining room
  • Sitting room (seats 5) with multi-fuel stove.
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with direct access to lake
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Due to lakeside location, this property is suitable for children aged 12 and over only.

The property

This traditional, detached cottage dates back over 200 years, and is situated in a lakeside location, with stunning, uninterrupted views over the lake and sea beyond, on the island of Lettermullen in the Connemara region of County Galway.

Cosy and comfortable, this Lettermullen cottage is furnished and decorated in a traditional style, providing a quaint, welcoming home-from-home for families or friends.

The location of this Lettermullen cottage makes it ideal for birdwatchers and artists alike, and with use of the owner's boat, launched from the pier, this Lettermullen cottage is also perfect for a day on the lake, or for enjoying a spot of fishing, with brown trout fishing available on the lake or deep sea fishing further out.

There are many lovely beaches on the island, so you could spend a day at one of these, or drive along the coast road to bustling Galway city, knowing that at the end of the day, you can easily return to the peace and tranquillity of your Lettermullen cottage.

About the location


Galway City 36 miles.

Lettermullen is a small island off the west coast of Ireland, in the Connemara region, County Galway. The most westerly of three islands in the bay, Lettermore, Gorumna and Lettermullen, Lettermullen is linked to the mainland via bridges and causeways, through the other two islands. Lettermullen is part of the Gaeltacht regions of Ireland, where the Irish language is most commonly spoken. The island is home to a unique 9-hole golf course as well as lovely sandy beaches and shorelines to explore. Galway City lies 36 miles from Lettermullen, and is easily accessed via the beautiful coast road, over the bridges and causeways, and provides lots of activities for a great day out. Lettermullen is the perfect holiday destination for those seeking a peaceful, beautiful getaway.