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Gable Cottage

Roundstone, County Galway (Ref. 924976)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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15 Customer Review(s)

  • Ms Sawyer

    “This was such a retreat.”

    Beautiful peaceful amazing garden views fully equipped kitchen with high standard kitchen kit out. Beds so comfortable. Direct access to harbour and 5 minutes form beautiful beaches. Highly recommend ODowds pub restaurant. Thank You so much. Feel so fresh today back at work.

    - Ms Sawyer, February 2020

The property

A picturesque, detached cottage situated in the tranquil village of Roundstone, County Galway.

The cottage dates back to the 19th century and has been lovingly renovated, with meticulous attention paid to preserving the history of the property, while also providing comfort and functionality.

It would suit a couple, a family with children or an artist or writer looking for inspiration, and offers a cosy sitting room with an authentic vaulted ceiling preserved from the original cottage, and the warmth of a woodburning stove.

There is also a well-equipped kitchen and two bedrooms, which include a spacious double bedroom leading through to the second bedroom with a double bunk bed and en-suite.

The property enjoys a superb, south-facing enclosed garden with a meandering path and ample seating areas, ideal for children to play in, or as a quiet retreat where you can relax and unwind.

The garden has a built-in barbecue, ideal for cooking and dining outdoors, and a lovely patio area where you can enjoy breakfast in the summer.

Gable Cottage is just a short drive from the unspoilt beaches of Gurteen Bay and Dog’s Bay, with their turquoise waters and golden sands.

Enjoy a pint of the black stuff and a friendly atmosphere in one of the local pubs, and be sure to sample the fresh seafood of the North Atlantic in the local restaurants.

The market town of Clifden is less than a half-hour drive away and for the adventurous, there are many walking, climbing and cycling routes amongst the rolling peaks and sweeping valleys of this stunning location.

There are sea fishing trips leaving daily from Roundstone harbour, and the chance to sail in a traditional Galway Hooker between May and September.

Golfers will love the challenge provided by the Ballyconneely links course, just eight miles away, and fishermen will find ample stocks in the local lakes and rivers.

A visit to the lively city of Galway is a must and you can also discover a different approach to life on the Aran Islands, accessible by air or sea.

For a holiday to remember, in a cottage packed full of charm and enchantment, choose Gable Cottage for your next Irish break.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double leading to 1 x triple bunks (double below, single on top) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Enclosed courtyard and rear patio garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Parking in one of two FOC public car parks 50 yards away
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 min walk
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Note: Max
  • 2 adults
  • Note: Access to triple bunk bedroom through double room only
  • Note: The property opens onto a road with a 30mph speed limit, children to be supervised
  • Note: Although all ground floor, there are two steps from the kitchen into the dining area, and one between kitchen and sitting room
  • Note: No TV signal at this cottage.

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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.

Note: Max. 2 adults.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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