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An Teach Ban

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  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay at An Teach Ban."

    The house was clean and comfortable. The owner had left fresh milk eggs and biscuits which was lovely. Everything we needed was there and it was lively and homely to come back to. We would definitely love to come back.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Oct 2023

  • "A beautiful and very comfortable cottage in a lovely area."

    We loved the little extra touches. We had a perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2023

  • "An authentic and very comfortable property."

    Everything we could possibly need was provided. The cottage was beautiful and as 5 adults we were very comfortable. Owners left cakes, tea and eggs which was a really nice touch.

    Reviewed by Helena5.0Jul 2023

  • "Another loverly relaxing stay here, the cottage is located in a great location for touring Connemara with the boat to the islands just down the road."

    It is perfectly located on the Wild Atlantic Way making it easy to tour the area. The cottage is extremely comfortable and a home from home with the log burning stove been a nice touch. Thank you to the hosts for another loverly stay and look forward to returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Mar 2023

  • "Loved our stay, kitchen equiped very well and beds comfy."

    Loved that the TV had UK channels, and good WiFi! Log burner came in very useful. Only issue was hot water to main bathroom was not very good and electric shower was only lukewarm. Loved the welcome touches too, would definitely recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Abraham4.7Oct 2022

  • "An excellent cottage; very comfortable and full of character."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had the most amazing time in this lovely cottage."

    It was a lovely mix of old world meets comfort. There was a grocery shop close by which was very convenient and Conall the owner was more than helpful!. We look forward to coming back here again next year. Thanks again from The Kennedys

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2022

  • "An Teach Ban is a cosy, quiet and well-equipped cottage, with a lovely garden."

    It is well-situated for exploring Galway, Connemara and the Aran islands. We really appreciated the friendly welcome and hospitality of the owner (cakes, eggs, tea and coffee). Some recommendations for good pubs, beaches, walks, or activities in the vicinity would have been nice.

    Reviewed by Elke5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovley place to stay."

    Well situated, comfortable, well furnished.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a very good stay in this pretty, well-equipped cottage."

    The attentions of the owners made us feel welcome: tea, coffee, cakes, cleaning and hygiene products, wood and charcoal for the stove ... ., nothing was missing.We suggest two points of potential improvement: the living room lacks lighting and we preferred to eat in the kitchen (we were only 2 ...) and in our opinion it also lacks 'utensils for cooking (for 2 no problem, but for 8 ...).

    Reviewed by Marc4.4Sep 2021

  • "An Teach Band was a very comfortable house ."

    ..one note for potential bookers: most of the pillows are feather pillows. If, like me, you're an asthmatic this can be a problem. I'd not expected this- so didn't alert the owner in advance that I couldn't sleep on feather pillows. However, there were approx.5 pillows that are not filled with feather, so I was able to swap around. We loved the house - it is very well supplied for all your needs. The location suited us very well - we travelled all around Connemara: visited Kylemore Abbey; walked the Inishnee trail near Roundstone; climbed Diamond Hill (there are 3 different levels of route to suit various abilities); went to the Aran Islands (Inishmore); and discovered, and enjoyed, the Marconi/Alcock & Browne trail at Derrigimlagh, near Ballyconneely; took the Killary Boat trip from Leenane: all in all a great holiday, and made all the better by the comfort of coming back to An Teach Bán each evening for a great night's sleep.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Aug 2021

  • "We had such a wonderful stay in July at An Teach Ban."

    As a family with three kids we couldn't have asked for more. The cottage itself is amazing with everything you could need and alot more besides. From the relaxing show in the en-suite in the mornings to the array of board games in the evening, it was such a great stay. A lovely garden with plenty of room for the odd football and hurling match too! It's in a great location to explore the beauty of Connemara, Galway city and literally 2 mins from the boat that takes you to the Aran Islands. An added bonus with the shop only a few meters away. My only regret is that I didn't book another week...but it's an excuse to go back. A lovely touch from the owners was the homemade jam and biscuits and ice cream when we arrived. After a long drive it was such a great surprise. We can't wait to return to this little gem of the West. Guerin Family July 2021

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jul 2021

  • "We spent a week at the Teach Ban and had a brilliant time."

    The house is extremely comfortable and well equipped and has good wifi. Our only negative was that we couldn't sit out much as the midges were horrendous no amount of citronella would shift them!! (not the owners fault!!). Plenty of space for our group of adults and the kids loved the rooms upstairs and used them as a chill out zone. Outdoor gardens front and back with plenty of room for football etc. The road can be busy but gates can be closed if you're worried about small children. Rossaveal is perfect for exploring the Connemara area with lots of day trips to the Aran Islands (ferry is at the end of the road), Galway city, Roundstone, Clifden, and Kylemore Abbey. There are many gorgeous beaches close by also and the shop next door has everything you might need - except beer, they were out the day we went in!! A week wasn't long enough for us and we'd love to visit again. Thanks Conall!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2021

  • "We planned 7 nights in Rossaveal in a traditional cottage with near access to shop, ferry and church and reasonable access to selected sites of interest."

    The accommodation and location was excellent. We had few expectations re entertainment and dining out. Inishmore and Kylemore Abbey were the best experiences in that regard. Social distance was an issue in specific circumstances. Two foggy days visiting outside the area did not dampen our spirits. We will return DV.!

    Reviewed by Stiofan5.0Jun 2021

  • "An Teach Bán is a fantastic cottage."

    Immaculately maintained, very well furnished, beds and bedding were delightful. Shower, Bath and toilets were spotless. There was an argument every morning about who was getting the en-suite shower. High quality freshly laundered towels and tea towels for us also made this a real home from home experience. Tea, coffee, milk and freshly made home cooked buns and not forgetting the East Coast Cookies greeted us on our arrival. My youngest daughter especially liked the garden. Plenty of cleaning products at our disposal and sanitising wipes etc provided. A big umbrella which thankfully we didn't need. A laundry basket which we got great use out of. Plenty of cooking equipment, dishes cutlery etc. Games for the kids upstairs too passed an hour before bed. All the little things that made our stay cosy and comfortable. I would highly recommend An Teach Bán for its high standard in accommodation and it's in an ideal location for exploring. We had a truly fantastic week, we holiday in Ireland every year and this cottage was our favourite out of all the ones we have stayed in over the last ten years.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Aug 2020

  • "An Teach Bán is a gem."

    We had a wonderful holiday here. The cottage is a fab traditional cottage, thick stone walls/ stove etc but with spacious bedrooms and bathrooms facilities. The extra touches of disinfectant wipes and little bottles of hand sanitizer for us on arrival were a nice touch given everything going on at the moment. Located beside the spar shop and a short walk to the ferry terminal for the Aran Islands the cottage was a great base for our trips around around Connemara, as well as short walks on the footpath to the ferry with our small children (footpaths are not common on rural roadsides so it was good to have safe walking routes with smallies during the day). The kids loved the mezzanine area to play and their room was lovely. If you have crawlers or just walking kids a stair gate for the spiral stairs would be useful. This is an old house, so it could be chilly on damp wet days but the stove heated the place very very quickly when we needed it. We had a great holiday and the children want to go back and live there! Would recommend for families or anyone looking for a good base to visit the area.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay in this holiday home."

    The cottage is tastefully decorated, full of character and has all the modern comforts you would need. The owner was very kind and helpful. The location is great for touring all the Connemara sights and not far from Salthill and Galway for those inevitable rainy days! The garden and mezzanine were great for our kids aged 5 and 7. I would highly recommend a stay in this cottage.

    Reviewed by Aedin5.0Aug 2019

  • "We booked this very nice and beautiful cottage in Rossaveel from Conall and his wife Laura."

    We love this house and we missed nothing. The owner was very polite and welcomed us heardly. This central positioned cottage allows daily tripps to all the nice destinations in Connemara in under one hour. The house was so clean and equiped with everything what you need for a stay. We will come back when we decide to have another stay in Connemara. We can realy recommend Conall and Laura and there house. It is a must be place, everybody must visit it and have a stay there. Regards

    Reviewed by Rene5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Unfortunately, it was a bit cold & damp when we arrived, but the owner was there the next day to adjust timer on heating. Also washing machine wouldn't work. Again there was a new washing machine installed within 24hrs. Would recommend this lovely cottage, for a family group, although you do need a car as there is not a lot to do in the area

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.8May 2019

  • "The cottage and their owners was really cool!"

    I was un Ireland to shoot a movie with my Team on Aran Islands and the cottage near the harbour of Rossaveel was really good situated. I recomand this place: -)

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2019

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x first floor mezzanine double, 1 x first floor twin, 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast table
  • Lounge/diner with woodburning stove.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off-road parking for 4 or 5 cars
  • Lawned garden to the front and side
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub mins walk
  • Note: Spiral open-tread staircase leading up to the first floor mezzanine area, children to be supervised
  • Note: Walkway at mezzanine level contains low ceilings, care to be taken.

The property

This stone-built cottage is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, Connemara, within walking distance to the ferry terminal, and the Aran Islands, popular with tourists.

Join family or friends to enjoy An Teach Ban in its entirety, a charming place to commence your stay, with a characterful twist on the retreats interior.

Upon entering, a lounge/diner awaits, overlooked by a high ceiling, with a woodburning stove to elevate those wintry nights.

The white-washed walls, pastel-coloured seating and lovely décor compliment the enchanting overtone.

Gather together at the dining table adjacent, perfect for an early morning breakfast, or a dinner after the sun sets.

On this floor you will also discover two bedrooms; a double with an en-suite shower room, and a second double showcasing a feature fireplace.

Conveniently, there is a family bathroom well-appointed for the rooms, and a separate cloakroom next door.

Make your way up the spiral staircase, where you will be welcomed by two thoughtful bedrooms, the first includes a small sofa, ideal for an evening read, whilst the lovely twin is a pretty place to wake up to.

Should you be bringing along the little ones, a travel cot and highchair are available upon request.

There's plenty of attractions in the area, including Spiddal village, Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey, Pearse’s Cottage Rosmuc, Galway Bay and the Aran islands.

You can also book scenic boat tours of Galway Bay and use this as your base to do some serious Island hopping.

Ecclesiastical ruins from early Christian times, medieval castles and cliffs are just a glimpse of what is on offer here.

There are also prehistoric stone forts, including the famous Dn Aonghasa (Dun Aengus) ring fort, and golden sandy beaches.

The town being the departure point for The Connemara Foodie Experience which includes a visit to the Connemara Abalone farm on the shores of Galway Bay, as well as a tour that begins at Rossaveal harbour travelling to the largest of the Aran Islands.

Everything you need for a unique holiday.

About the location


Carraroe 4.8 miles; Spiddal 12 miles; Galway 23 miles.

Situated just over 20 miles from Galway city, the small village of Rossaveel has a shop, pub, a restaurant open during the summer, a school and church, along with a port with regular sailings to the Aran Islands. Four miles away is Aer Arann, which is a small airport with daily flights to the Aran Islands, and in the townland of Ballinahown is the home to the headquarters for TG4, Ireland's Irish speaking TV channel. There's plenty of attractions in the area, including Spiddal village, Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey, Pearse’s Cottage Rosmuc, Galway Bay and the Aran islands. Home to unspoilt landscapes, traditional cottages, stunning seascapes and raw Irish charm, this part of the Emerald Isle is the perfect choice for an Irish escape.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas