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Castle View

(Ref. 961519)

Oughterard, County Galway Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Castle view was truly a wonderful experience and I could not have been happier with our choice."

    The house was perfect and one could not complain about anything- cleanliness.,comfort,heat,maintenance and location were spot on. The owner of the house was in the same category- 5 star. Too bad we only had a week . I would certainly recommend it to anyone who wants a top rated house etc.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, we are so happy your stay at Castle View was enjoyable and made your holiday in Ireland very memorable, County Galway is truly a very special place. We would love to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BOct 2023

  • "Clean and comfortable but lacked a dishwasher"

    Many thanks for your feedback, your comments are really appreciated. I hope you got to see all the beautiful places to visit in the local area and thank you for booking Castle View. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    Very quiet but in a good location near to the town and had everything we needed. The only problem was finding it when we first arrived. After we discovered you could reach the main road by going past the castle we found this much better and think it would be easier for guests to find if they were directed that way.

    Many thanks for your lovely comments, we are so pleased you had a great stay at Castle View and we really appreciate your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DawnJun 2023

  • "Amazing house."

    Very comfortable and feel like home

    Thank you very much for your wonderful comments about Castle View. We are so happy your holiday was enjoyable and your stay in Ireland was very memorable, It is such a beautiful country. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SergiyJun 2023

  • "Très calme."

    Bien situé. Literie très confortable. Pas de chauffage d’où humidité dans la maison. Pas de wifi.

    Thank you for your feedback and choosing Castle View for your holiday. we hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by FrancelineApr 2023

  • "Castle view is a lovely house with a perfect location for a peaceful stay yet in easy reach of the stunning Connemara national park and Galway city."

    The house is well equipped, very clean and comfortable. The host communicates effectively. We are happy to recommend and would stay again. Many thanks, Karen.

    Many thanks for your feedback Karen, I am so pleased you had a lovely stay at Castle View. I understand you and your family got to visit some beautiful places in Galway and Clifden you certainly made the most of your time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2022

  • "Ann made sure everything was ready for us even though she was recently widowed which we very much appreciate"

    Many thanks for your feedback, I hope you had a lovely holiday and it would be great to see you again at Castle View. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2022

  • "Very nice house."

    However, a dishwasher could be great!

    Many thanks for booking Castle View and I am so glad you had a lovely holiday. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BrendanApr 2022

  • "Really loved our stay at Castle view."

    A clean and comfortable spacious house with a warm welcoming feeling. The location of the house is perfect for sightseeing the west of Ireland. In close proximity to the house to the right is the shore of lough corrib and to the left approx 2 miles away is Aughnanure castle and the oughterard golf club. The quiet roads make it safe to explore these nearby sights on bikes. Just 3 MILES from Castle view is the village of Oughterard. Here you will find lovely places to eat and lovely walks up at the back of the playground and also at the back of the church to a fabulous waterfall walk. Out the Glann road from the village you can drive to a spectacular view of the Hill of Doon it doesnt disappoint. A short drive out of the village heading for Clifden are the Glengowla mines something for the young and old. Just a little further up that road, sign posted Leam, is the stone bridge made famous by the movie the quietman. Dogs bay beach is absolutely fabulous ans is about 50 mins from castleview or 20 mins outside Clifden. kylemore Abbey nestled in the Diamond hill, can be seen on route as you drive through to Maum cross and onto Leenaun, it's definitely worth a visit. Killary harbour on the border of Galway and Mayo offers water sports if it's adventure your looking for. The killary adventure centre is within 1hrs drive of castle view. The breathtaking views of Connemara have to be seen to be believed, the route from oughterard to Clifden and Leenaun. The other direction towards Galway city in a little place called Moycullen about 7 miles from the house, you can try out some horse riding on Connemara ponies/horses. A really enjoyable experience. And if its retail therapy your after Galway city is only 25 min drive from Castle view. So within an hr of either direction of the house there is a funtastic time to be had. It is the perfect location for the perfect staycation. Ann lives next door and is a very welcolming neighbour who offers good advice and information.

    Reviewed by MicheleAug 2020

  • "Lovely private bungalow with all the home comforts."

    We had a brilliant holiday, excellent location for touring around Galway and Mayo.

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2020

  • "Castle View was stunning and had a lovely personal story attached as to why it is a holiday home."

    Our 2 night stay there was too brief and we would love to stay there again. The only problem, was their hot water system unfortunately. Leaving this place brought tears to my eyes!

    Reviewed by MarySep 2019

  • "Extremely peaceful house and surroundings."

    Loved every minute. Didn’t want to go home.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms; 1 x double with en-suite bath, separate shower, WC and basin, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, WC and basin
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
  • Oil fired central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, washing machine, microwave, TV in sitting room and kitchen with basic channels, DVD, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for multi-fuel stove included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lawned garden to front and side with paved patio area at rear of property
  • Mature hedging to front and sides of property with high electric gates at entrance to property
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Please note: Minimum 4 night stay
  • Shop and pub 3 miles.

The property

Take a short diversion from the N59 Galway City to Clifden route at Oughterard and you will discover Castle View.

Located in a private setting, with well manicured gardens and within a few minutes walk to the mighty Lough Corrib, this is the perfect place to drop the luggage and explore this wonderful location.

Boasting three well-presented bedrooms, one with ensuite facilities, and a spacious open plan sitting room/dining room, this Co Galway cottage is ideal for families, couples or groups of friends looking for a peaceful break in the great outdoors.

The property, with ample lawn area, also enjoys mature hedges to the front and sides of property with high electric entrance gates ensuring complete privacy during your stay.

Outside the property, you are at the gateway to Connemara with its stunning scenery and landscapes.

Take a stroll to nearby Lough Corrib and visit Aughanure Castle near the shoreline.

Check out Brigit's garden at nearby Roscahill.

The town of Oughterard is a short drive away and boasts an excellent 18 hole golf course.

There are many pubs, cafes and restaurants in the town as the many tourists stop off enroute to Connemara.

Travel to Clifden, an oasis in the west and savour the local cuisine and tradition.

Immerse yourself in the many villages and attractions throughout Connemara as you wind your way through this unique location.

Spend a day in Galway City and enjoy its wonderful shops, cafes and restaurants.

There is something for everyone here.

Return to Castle View in the evenings, feeling refreshed and relaxed.

You won't wish for your holiday to end.

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.