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Dun na Ron

(Ref. 932620)

Oughterard, County Galway Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a really lovely stay in this cottage ."

    Set in its own large wooded garden ,it is a haven for wildlife, and very quiet both day and night. A very warm welcome from our hosts Colleen and Raymond with freshly made jam. Very good selection of local maps and guides for walks.

    Thank you very much for your lovely comments Brian. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I'm so glad that you enjoyed Diamond Hill, it's onwards and upwards Croagh Patrick or Mám Éan next! Thank you for staying with us. Colleen and Raymond Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2024

  • "This cottage is like a piece of heaven."

    Lots of little woodland walks and ideal for anyone with mobility problems. There is an amazing collection of birds to see, no doubt attracted here by multiple bird feeders. The house is a wonderful cottage with beautiful stone walls and old world features. Colleen and Raymond are the best of hosts and it’s great that they share their cottage with us along with their home made jam and soap. The cottage is ideally located between Moycullen (SuperValu is a fantastic supermarket with a massive choice for everyone) and Oughterard (beautiful piers on the coast of Lough Corrib - boat tours on Wednesdays and Fridays) Go for it since we will again as soon as possible

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback Anne. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed everything. I'm happy to hear that you found it easy to get around as I know that as a genuinely old building we do our best to accommodate but I know that we still could improve access in the future with a ramp perhaps. I'm happy you enjoyed the time with us and look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely quaint and qwerky Irish cottage ideal for ta couple to chill and relax ..."

    Lovely quaint and qwerky Irish cottage ideal for ta couple to chill and relax and explore the spectacular Connemara area

    Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the cottage and garden. You were very lucky to get to see Connemara on a few of it's best days. Thank you for staying with Kind regards Colleen and Raymond Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jun 2024

  • "Cottage well located and peaceful."

    Thank you Gilbert, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gilbert4.1May 2024

  • "Great location, cottage was comfortable and intriguing, lots of hidden gems, we ..."

    Great location, cottage was comfortable and intriguing, lots of hidden gems, we were entertained at breakfast every morning by the many birds feeding at the feeders in the garden, on arrival we were warmly welcomed by Colleen and Raymond, they helped us with our boat trailer , and gave us a delicious homemade brown bread , great holiday

    Thank you so much John for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the cottage and found it comfortable. It certainly is a full time job keeping all the birds fed! I'm delighted that you enjoyed them. Thank you for staying with us. Colleen and Raymond Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2024

  • "For people whose seeking for an authentic cottage in the middle of authentic garden made along decennies, you choose the wright place… we thanks the owners for their kindess and their will to share this historic cottage."

    Thank you so much for your kind words Sebastian. It was lovely to meet you and your family. We are delighted that you were comfortable and enjoyed everything in our cottage and the surrounding area Kind regards, Colleen and Raymond Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sebastien5.0Apr 2024

  • "A wee gem of a cottage."

    Great location with a magic garden. Very comfortable and warm with everything you would need for a peaceful and restful holiday. I would highly recommend.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment Angela. It's nice to hear that you found everything welcoming and comfortable and found plenty to do in the area. Kind regards Colleen and Ray Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is a most comfortable, always warm, plenty of hot water and clean place to stay."

    The owners were really helpful and friendly. The grounds that it stands in are just wonderful. The whole place has an air of peace and comfort. We would stay here again at any time!!!

    Thank you very much Gillian and Michael for your wonderful feedback. I'm so happy that you had a lovely time. You really got out and about to see the area every day so it was wonderful to hear that you felt comfortable and welcome after a long day of exploring! Thank you for staying enjoyed having Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is a magical place to stay."

    Although the cottage is not sophisticated it has all that you need for a restful and comfortable stay. The owners are across the road and are very welcoming, kind and helpful. We would love to return!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Carol. It's always nice to hear that people find our garden as "magical"as we do ! We would love to welcome you back again. Colleen and Raymond Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely Fantastic weeks stay."

    The cottage was everything as stated and more. It was very clean, quiet and relaxing and situated in the most idyllic area. The owners Colleen and Raymond were very friendly and made us feel extremely welcome, true home from home. Thank you very much. Phil and Sue

    Thank you so much Sue for your lovely review. I'm so happy to hear that you found everything clean and tidy and that you had everything you needed. We love to hear that people have enjoyed their stay are happy with the Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2023

  • "Colleen and Raymond are perfect hosts."

    The cottage was exactly as I had hoped. A quaint, quiet, cozy hideaway to return to after sightseeing all day. The gardens are lovely, I enjoyed exploring the grounds and finding little treasure areas at every turn. Thank you again Colleen and Raymond for making our holiday extra special.

    You are so welcome Catherine! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. The garden is especially pretty in the spring time so you were lucky to get the weather on your side also. Thanks again for staying with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2023

  • "A really lovely cottage set in about 1/2 acre of woodland garden."

    really comfortable and clean, our hosts Colleen and Raymond were very helpful and made us very welcome, highly reccomended. Jim and Angie

    Thank you so much Jim and Angela.We're very happy that you had a comfortable and enjoyable stay. It was great that you got out and about to the local attractions but also enjoyed the cosy cottage and peace and quiet. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a glorious location and grounds."

    Quite basic but that's reflected in the price and the real fire made it very cosy. Personally we don't want all mod cons and like the owner we'd rather have trees than a fast internet connection. More information on the history of the cottage would have been nice.

    Dear Alison, Thank you for your feedback. We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for choosing our cottage for your birthday break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Sep 2022

  • "A very nice cottage, wirh wonderful garden and little wood."

    Very friendly hosts.

    Dear Anja, Thank you for your nice comments. It was lovely to meet you and your family. We look forward to seeing you again and hope you bring the lovely warm weather with you again, Colleen and Raymond Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anja5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage in Oughterard."

    I would wholeheartedly recomend this property for any group up to 4 people. It is perfect for a couple. The only complaint, is the lack of wi-fi connection at the property.

    Reviewed by George4.7Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage and fantastic location."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and Collen and Raymond were fantastic hosts. The cottage itself had everything we needed and the location was also fantastic, just outside Oughterard where there are shops, restaurants and a great modern playpark for the kids. Also not too far from Galway city and a great base for exploring the wider county as we did. The best part for us though was the significantly sized wooded area in the grounds of the cottage. Our 4 year old daughter absolutely loved exploring this and it quickly became known as the enchanted forest.

    Thank you so much Seán for such high praise. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to meet your lovely family. Maybe on your next visit you'll be able to find the fairy trails and doors. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property is situated in a quite and scenic place of Oughterard in county Galway."

    Your beauty home away from home. the owners (Colleen and Raymund ) were both very nice and helpful during your stay in their nice cosy cottage. they will inform you all the amenities and the things you can enjoy while staying in Galway. the character and history of the cottage and the ground its situated will give an extra warm and relaxation to everyone who will stay in this property. specially to anyone who want to escape the busy and stressful life of the city. Limyee (jojo) Dublin

    Thank you so much Jojo for your lovely review. It was lovely to meet you and your family. We try our best to make sure that everyone has a good holiday and it's nice to know that we are meeting expectations. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Limyee5.0Apr 2022

  • "Andrew and I had a fabulous time here."

    Feel so relaxed, just like home. Staying in this stone cottage is just so special. The fire place is unique and is a landmark of the house. Colleen and Raymond are excellent hosts, they make us feel part of the local neighbourhood. We cooked every nights as the kitchen facilities are good and plenty of grocery shops & butchers nearby. Just a few reminders to people who want to book Dun na Ron. The gate to the cottage is narrow, so if you have a big car need to pay attention when driving in. This cottage has no wifi provided, the smart phone reception is 3G only, but we still managed. Overall it’s a great place to stay. If you are traveling to the west of Ireland, this should be your choice to stay.

    Thank you Dorothy and Andrew. I'm so glad to hear that you had everything you needed and were pleased with your stay. Not only were you made feel like locals, in 100 years time, the census will show you as part of our history! It's lovely to think about that. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Apr 2022

  • "The stay inside the cottage was just super cozy and lovely."

    Not to mention just how nice and welcoming our hosts Colleen and Raymond were. Overall our stay in the Dun na Ron Cottage was one of the best vacations we all have ever been on!

    Thank you so much Loana for your lovely comments. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our cottage. We both enjoyed meeting you and your friends. I'm delighted that our recommendations for days out suited you and added to your experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Loana5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Ideal location for touring Galway and Clare. Hosts very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Colm5.0Jun 2021

  • "June 12th We spent a wonderful week in Dun na Rón, a delightful cottage in an idyllic setting."

    This is an ideal location from which to explore Connamara. Oughterard and Moycullen are lovely towns, with supermarkets, takeaways and dining options ( unfortunately outdoor during our stay). Coleen and Raymond are wonderful hosts- welcoming, friendly and attentive. If you are looking for a haven of peace and tranquility, look no further than Dun na Rón. Jo & Paul Taylor Co. Meath

    Reviewed by Josephine4.7Jun 2021

  • "Don na Ron this a little gem in Ireland."

    It takes a step back in time and makes you feel so relaxed. The wooded area and gardens are beautiful and little surprises throughout. Colleen and Raymond are lovely and helpful when needed. The area is beautiful and only a 1/2 hour drive to Galway city. If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful break then this is the place I highly recommend Don na Ron.

    Reviewed by Briege5.0Aug 2020

  • "We spent a lovely week in this cottage as our base for touring Connemara."

    It was really well equipped with a lovely cosy stove which we used every night. The gardens were beautiful. I think the addition of an electric shower with be good though.

    Reviewed by Frances4.4Aug 2020

  • "Dún na Rón is the perfect cottage for a couple to 'get away from it all' and is a perfect base for exploring Lough Corrib and Conemara."

    The hosts are extremely helpful and friendly. The cottage is spotless and cosy. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet holiday.

    Reviewed by Noel5.0Jul 2020

  • "Nous avons passé une très bonne semaine au cottage Dun Na Ron."

    Merci pour l'accueil chaleureux de Colleen et Raymond. Le cottage est très fonctionnel et cosy, très bien entretenu au calme dans un bel écrin de verdure. Idéal pour visiter le Connemara, Galway et ses alentours!!!

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was in a really beautiful part of Galway."

    It was central for touring the area and then a fantastic quiet, secluded, peaceful and tranquil cottage to which to return . Collen, the host, was very nice and helpful. It was a delightful Irish cottage with all the modcons. It is ideal for touring or just relaxing in quiet and solitude.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fabulous house and hosts just so helpful stunning cottage and gardens."

    The area its in is ideal base for anything you want to do around galway. Some lovely pubs and restaurants in the village which is walking distance on a fine day or 3 minutes by car . We will use the cottage again .

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely location and really liked the cottage, the owners are exceptionally friendly bringing us fresh eggs from their chickens and the latest area information."

    The only down side was the low pressure from the shower and wi-fi for those that like it would be a nice option.

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Jun 2019

  • "A very friendly welcome and good advice about the best places to go during our stay."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2019

  • "Sweet little cottage, vintage decor, very clean."

    Hosts were very friendly - Colleen even bought us over a sponge cake and custard when she had been baking during the week! Pretty well equipped but the kitchen isn't big so don't get too ambitious. Very quiet and private with lovely wooded garden for you to wander in.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2019

  • "What a fabulous little cottage, we really enjoyed our stay at Dun na Ron."

    We were given a warm friendly welcome from Coleen & Carmel and got great hospitality. Very private, quiet and peaceful. If winding down and relaxing are what you need this is the perfect place. With Galway and Connemara short trips away and an abundance of other more local attractions. Dun na Ron ticked all the right boxes for us. Jane & Tommy. Oxford.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Sep 2018

  • "Lovely stone cottage in a great situation."

    Perfect for relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet yet just 2 minutes from Oughterard. Colleen and Raymond the owners are on hand to offer advice and help without being in any way intrusive. We really enjoyed our time there.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Apr 2018

  • "What a wonderful place to stay, full of charn and character with all the modern amenities!"

    Colleen was a wonderful host greeting us on the first day with fresh eggs and homemade marmalade (yum!) She was available when we needed her but we were able to enjoy the seclusion otherwise. My son very much enjoyed the games and toys that were in the cottage and exploring the generous yard. Location was perfect within walking distance from the lake and a 2 minute drive from town. Fantastic vacation!

    Reviewed by Adi5.0Apr 2018

  • "We had a lovely holiday here,despite the weather (Storm Emma)."

    The owners could not have been more accommodating. They allowed us to stay an extra night (FOC) due to the weather conditions. They found plenty of things to occupy our two young children whilst we were unable to leave the property. Delicious cake and marmalade left for us on arrival. A perfect, cosy cottage for a lovely Irish getaway. Great base for exploring (when the weather allows).

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Feb 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with beautiful surroundings."

    Excellent place to explore Connemara. We can absolutely recommend it and had an unforgetable time at Du na Ron.

    Reviewed by Nicole4.6Jul 2017

  • "This small little cottage offered an amazing experience in Ireland."

    It was quiet and peaceful. The grounds of the cottage were beautiful as well. Colleen and her family were very nice and attentive to anything we needed.

    Reviewed by Fredy Junior5.0Apr 2017

  • "This was by far our best cottage experience out of four separate weeks on our month long trip to Ireland."

    We actually lived in a part of Irish history down to the little details, lovingly preserved and cared for by owner Collen. Quiet, yet easy to get to village and Connemara countryside. We had a delightful week at Dun Na Ron and highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.8Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 2)
  • External utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and solid fuel stove.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, TV with Saorview, CD/radio, selection of games
  • 4G, WIFI
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with wooded area, patio, picnic equipment,furniture and BBQ
  • Boat hire available
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Property sleeps 2 adults and 2 children
  • Max 3 adults in prop

The property

Oughterard 1.5 miles.

A cosy little stone detached cottage, close to the town of Oughterard in world-famous County Galway.

Set in a wooded area and with exposed stone walls and wooden beams, this cottage will make an excellent retreat for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

All on the ground floor, the cottage offers two comfortable bedrooms alongside an adequate kitchen where you can rustle up a tasty meal, after which why not retreat to the traditionally-furnished sitting room, complete with a solid fuel stove and exposed beams?

You can even take your evening meal outside to the patio area and enjoy the fresh Irish air, or better yet fire up the BBQ and enjoy the sun with a cold drink in your hand.

Take your time to explore the woodland garden that surrounds the house and spot the local wildlife.

Oughterard is close at hand with plenty of local shops that will tend to your basic needs and traditional pubs for you to sample.

There’s also a golf course nearby and Lough Corrib is great for those who fancy a bit of relaxing fishing.

Travel further afield and visit the vibrant city of Galway, or explore the Connemara National Park and take in some spectacular scenery.

This charming cottage will provide a wonderful base for your Irish adventure.

About the location


Galway 17 miles.

The traditional village of Oughterard is found in the west of Ireland on the shores of Lough Corrib, at the start of the Connemara Mountain range and close to the famous Western Way. Home to the Oughterard 18-hole championship golf course, Derroura Mountain Bike Trail and Aughnanure Castle, there are lots of things to see and do, and located next to Lough Corrib, Oughterard is great for lovers of fishing. Just a short drive away in Roscahil is the pretty Brigit's Garden; with four main gardens and places to play, sit and relax, this is a great day out for all the family. Only 17 miles from Oughterard lies Galway City, where you can discover some of Ireland's long and varied history; visit Lynch's Castle, or trace the origin of the famous Claddagh Ring, which originated in a village near the shore of Galway Bay. A lovely lough-side village, all year round.

Note: Property sleeps 2 adults and 2 children