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Benview House

(Ref. 17712)

Roundstone, County Galway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Carole was a very attentive host and very responsive to our requests."

    The house is very well equipped, the beds comfortable and its location 2 minutes from the port and pubs is perfect. Roundstone is an excellent base for visiting Connemara.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay. Was lovely meeting you all .Thank you so much Property Owner

    Reviewed by Panthou5.0Aug 2023

  • "Carol (and her family) was amazing, she couldn't do enough for us."

    My daughter is in a wheelchair and she had built us a ramp (we had no idea!) We needed something (that really wasn't her problem to be honest) at ten thirty on a Saturday night and Carol (and her wonderful daughter) went above and beyond to sort it for us. She was always on call for anything at all and we're very grateful we chose her and this house above all others. We really hope to see you again soon.

    Was a pleasure Hazel. Would love to see you back any time , thank you so much Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable."

    A good base for the area with good access to connemara. Roundstone itself is lovely with lovely views. 3 teenagers in our group all really enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you so much Monica ,so glad everything was good for all of ye .great to hear x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Monica5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in Benview house so near to everything in Roundstone"

    Thanks Eileen was a pleasure having ye stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful property, highly recommended, great location."

    Clean and well facilitated. Thank you. We will be back again B

    thanks bernie and all .glad you enjoyed it ,many thanks carole Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernie5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Benview House."

    Everything was as expected ---exactly as it says on the tin! Thanks Carole, for going the extra mile and sorting the weather for us! John and Sandy.

    was lovely to meet ye , thank you so much for your lovely comments it was a pleasure having ye x Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Owner is an absolute delight as always-this was out fourth visit!"

    Lovely location-really spectacular area and very welcoming locals. Only problem is the new bathroom-getting into the bath to use the shower was very difficult because of the very wide surround. A step badly needed! A place to re-visit over and over again!

    thanks so much jenny alan and rea .i will definately invest in a step for the bathroom for your next visit ,was a pleasure having you stay again ,delighted you enjoyed your stay many thanks again carole x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.4Sep 2022

  • "The property was in a good location to explore the area around the beaches and stunning scenery of the Conemarra hills."

    However, the property itself was disappointing and could do with updating .

    so sorry you were disappointed with my house . I have recently refurbished bathroom and bedrooms and bought a new electric recliner suite in sitting room.I provide everything you could need everyone that comes are delighted with what is there. I really wish you had told me you had issues and i would most certainly have done my best to fix them for you . Lastly you should have told me you broke my new shower i had to get someone in very quicky to replace the shower head and holder as my other guests were arriving at 4 .I have people coming back to me year after year ,all i can say is the house is 3 star not 5 star and i do my best to accommodate the mostly wonderful people that stay with me .Thank you Carole Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth1.6Aug 2022

  • "Fabulous and very comfortable in a great location."

    Owner very helpful and pleasant. Everything that we needed was there and more. Can’t recommend this lovely house highly enough. A perfect place to stay.

    Thank you so much Deborah it was a pleasure meeting ye Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with a great welcome and support from Carole!"

    Thanks so much Heather was a pleasure having ye stay with me Thank you Carole Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage in a great location."

    Carole was very helpful when we arrived. Nice and quiet location for the house but just a short walk to the main street with nice food and bar options available (indoor and outdoor). Great location to base yourself for exploring Connemara region

    Thank you so much Padraig was a pleasure having ye stay with us Carole Property Owner

    Reviewed by Padraig4.7Jul 2021

  • "Carole is an excellent host."

    This is a very comfortable house in an excellent location.

    Thanks Will for your lovely comments ,much appreciated Thank you Carole Property Owner

    Reviewed by Will5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely location for a quiet break, nice walks and close to lovely beaches, great base from which to explore the area, the cottage had everything, Internet was fantastic, spotlessly clean and most importantly Carole (our hostess) was so helpful and friendly yet completely unobtrusive, a lovely lady."

    All in all we would highly recommend Benview to anyone looking for a quiet, peaceful break!

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic location, just a short walk from the harbor - Rounstone is stunning!"

    Lots to do in the area - we did an e-bike tour, clay shooting lessons, kayaking and hill walking. Just a couple of small niggles with the cottage: there are no heating controls, and it was often very cold. The owner has it set to come on twice a day (from the attached property), and in the colder months that isn’t enough. Also, we could not use the WiFi - we asked for the code a couple of times, but weren’t given the correct one. Carol, the owner, was warm and friendly. If the above two niggles were sorted, I would score higher.

    Reviewed by Amanda3.8Sep 2018

  • "Roundstone perfect spot for a escape and best part of Ireland."

    Really enjoy the scenery, beaches, food and people and even the weather. House was excellent and great location for everything. Many thanks to Carole and for the delicious baking. Deirdre

    Reviewed by Deirdre5.0Aug 2018

  • "The location near Roundstone in Galway."

    We could take a five-minute walk to the town centre. The view from Benview cottage was wonderful.

    Reviewed by Brigid4.4Jul 2018

  • "This is the second time that we have visited this cottage and we intend to go back!"

    It is a superb location and the owners are friendly and helpful - they seem like friends now! The cottage is well decorated and maintained. Lovely view of mountains from front windows and close to shops, pubs etc. Connemara is absolutely beautiful and we found everyone we met very welcoming! Only disappointment was the lack of controls for the DVD player - it would be good for a new controller to be purchased

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Jun 2018

  • "We could not control the heating in the house and it would of been nice to have table and chairs outside the front of the house to look at the view."

    Reviewed by Abbie4.0Jul 2017

  • "Was a beautifull place."

    The lady of the house was very kind. She baked cakes, we got fresh fisch.

    Reviewed by Cwc4.0Jul 2017

  • "Friendly and very welcoming owners."

    Reviewed by Colin4.6Jul 2017

  • "There is everything to recommend for this holiday house."

    It is in a quiet location, with lovely views, just 5 minutes walk from Roundstone, so very convenient for the local food and craft shops, with no shortage of places to eat out. In the good weather, Roundstone felt cosmopolitan, one could eat outside, all close to the harbour, with amazing views to the mountains of Connemara, and happy people, many young and on bicycles, touring the beautiful coastline. The sandy beaches of Gurteen Beach and Dog's Bay just a few minutes drive away with white sand and sheltered aspect are heavenly. It is also an ideal place for touring further up and around the coast, where there are more wonderful, magical sandy bays, and back through the mountains. And what a lovely house to come back to. Freshly caught fish, and a home baked apple pie arrived by magic in our kitchen, Carole was kindness itself, living unobtrusively next door. The place was spotless, and well equipped, with much pine furniture, and light rooms. A perfect relaxing holiday, my husband and I are both water colour painters, and the sitting room was light enough and large enough for us both to paint. When I left my walking boots behind, Carole posted them to me straight away with only friendly words to say about my forgetfulness!! The house felt loved and we felt very at home and cared for beautifully. Thank you Carole!! We will do our very best to return.

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x king-size double (bed accessed via one side only), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Oil central heating & electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Private rear enclosed patio with furniture
  • Private front lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: This property is attached to the owner's own property but is securely separated by a bolted door and porch.

The property

This delightful holiday property is attached to the owner's own home, situated in the picturesque harbour and fishing village of Roundstone, County Galway.

Tastefully furnished, this Roundstone cottage represents a great family getaway in a beautiful area of Ireland.

This single-storey cottage in Roundstone offers two double bedrooms, a twin bedroom, a bathroom, and a welcoming open plan living area comprising a fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

The village of Roundstone is renowned as one of Monty Halls' Great Escapes and visitors will never be short of something to do, especially in the summer months.

Traditional Irish nights showcasing local music and dance are a must, while sea fishing trips can be enjoyed from the pier, plus there is a fantastic selection of pubs and restaurants just a two minute walk from your Roundstone cottage.

Two miles away from this County Galway cottage are the sandy beaches at Dog's Bay or Gurteen, arguably two of the finest beaches in Ireland, while day trips to Galway city, Connemara National Park and the Aran Islands are highly recommended.

Walkers will love hiking in the Twelve Bens mountains, but if you are seeking a more relaxing break you can simply enjoy taking in the mountain and sea views from this Roundstone cottage before retiring to the wonderful Jacuzzi bath.

About the location


Clifden 14.5 miles; Connemara National Park 25 miles; Galway 48 miles.

Roundstone, in the Connemara region of County Galway, lies on the western arm of Bertraghboy Bay. The entrance to Roundstone harbour is marked by a large stone, like an upturned bath tub, which is known as seals rock (Chloch na Ron) as seals like to clamber up onto it and bask in the sunshine. The bay itself is also often referred to as Roundstone Haven. Roundstone offers pubs, restaurants, cafés, shops and a children’s playground, plus there is a traditional Irish night in the summer and a number of festivals which take place throughout the year. Roundstone is full of historical and geographical points of interest, including the bell tower of the Franciscan Monastery, now standing in the Michael Killeen Park, and the remains of a monument to St Brendan on Inishnee, a small island in Roundstone Bay. A five-minute drive away are Gurteen and Dog's Bay beaches, plus attractions in the area include horse riding, deep sea fishing, hill walking and cycling. Just eight miles from Roundstone is the Connemara Golf Club and further afield there is great scenery to enjoy either on foot, bicycle or in the car. The lively town of Clifden has lots of interesting things to see, while the Connemara National Park is just a little further away and the city of Galway can be reached in an hour’s drive.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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