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Quayside House

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Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Third stay here, nice to see new flooring."

    The photos on Sykes need updating as the outside has been painted as well.The location makes this cottage, stunning views and walking distance to shop, pubs and restaurants. Connemara never disappoints!

    Reviewed by DeborahOct 2023

  • "The accommodation was as listed, clean and tidy and had everything you needed."

    Superb views over the inlet enhanced the holiday. No problems arranging entry as the door was open and the key left inside on arrival. A parking spot was saved outside the door which was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Quayside house very much ,homely comfortable house in a beautiful location ,stunning view from sitting room window ."

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Quayside House."

    It is a a very short walk to shop and pub and the view from the sitting room is spectacular. Although everything worked well, the cooker is a bit outdated. Parking outside was hit and miss but not a problem to park elsewhere. We had two week of fine weather so plenty of beaches/walks to explore locally. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by MarianJun 2023

  • "Once again, our stay in Quayside house was wonderful."

    Shaun (the owner) was helpful in providing more coat hangers and putting fresh milk in the fridge for our arrival. The house is well equipped and in a beautiful position within the village of Roundstone, offering beautiful views. A lovely new carpet added to the comfort of our stay. As ever, the people of Roundstone were warm and very welcoming. We were a party of seven (including a teenager and child) and the house met all of our needs. We will certainly be booking Quayside house again...home from home. Thank you.

    Reviewed by DawnMay 2023

  • "Perfect place to stay, and house was clean and spacious."

    No issues at all.

    Reviewed by KurtMar 2023

  • "Absolutely brilliant accommodation."

    Comfortable, clean, convenient . Everything we needed was provided.

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2022

  • "Attentive and friendly support from Sean the owner when we were confused by the oven settings."

    Felt very comfortable (once again) in a warm and homely house. Will definitely book again......the view from the window is a lottery win. Thank you.

    Reviewed by DawnMay 2022

  • "The house was lovely, in an excellent location."

    Fantastic host who was very communicative and accommodating. Couldn’t recommend it enough!

    Reviewed by MeadhbhMar 2022

  • "Quayside house far exceeded our expectations as I hadn't realised that the living area was on the middle floor with such amazing views."

    The hosts were really responsive and helpful and even turned the sun on for us

    Reviewed by FionaJun 2021

  • "We booked for xmas week."

    Got there late in the evening. House was easy to find and was lovely and warm on arrival. We went to make tea but the kettle was broken. So texted owners to let them know and to say we could manage till morning. Within an hour we had a brand new kettle!! The house itself is great and is much bigger than we expected. All rooms were spotless and bathrooms are relatively new and great showers. Couldnt fault this house in anyway, will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by PatrickDec 2020

  • "We found this house was well equipped and was actually quite big."

    It looks small from the road but is big on the inside. We have 5 children and managed very well here. The scenery from the living room window was beautiful. We would definitely come back here if we were coming to Roundstone again. It was also priced reasonably for August. It can be a struggle to get a house to fit our large family and not be too expensive.

    Reviewed by AideenAug 2020

  • "We have booked into Quayside house several times over the years and always feel very much at home there."

    It has spacious and well planned accommodation and the facilities are more than adequate with the newly fitted shower room a bonus. It has a wonderful view from the picture window and is located in the very beautiful village of Roundstone where everyone is genuinely warm and friendly to all. I would recommend Quayside house and will certainly be booking it again in the future. Thank you.

    Reviewed by DawnMay 2019

  • "Second time in this cottage."

    There is a smart new shower room and new flooring in the twin since last year. I complained about the shocking three piece suite last year and was amazed to find it still there however half way through the week we came back to a brand new one- a massive improvement. The house is a good basic stay and is excellent value for money. The first floor lounge has stunning views across the bay and over to the twelve bens. Couple of mins to a good choice of bars and restaurants and a great base for touring Connamara. The heating timer doesn't work (the clock fails to move) so put it on constant when you need it, it's quick to heat up. One other tip- get up early and watch the sunrise over the bay, stunning. We'll be back!

    Reviewed by DeborahSep 2018

  • "The house is in an amazing location."

    Roundstone Village is beautiful. The people were extremely friendly. There are four pubs, two hotels and two cafes so we were never spoilt for somewhere to eat and drink. The house is very clean but the furniture is extremely dated. The sofa is in desperate need of replacement. The leather is coming off and was actually sticking to us when the throws thrown over it cover it up slipped off, which they did continually. The real bug bear for me was the lack of a hairdryer. I've never stayed anywhere that doesn't provide a hairdryer. We had to purchase one from Galway. We also struggled with the rubbish. The information book told us to purchase recycling bags from the local convenience store. They told us that the recycling company don't supply to them any more and you have to go to the company themselves. This we were not prepared to do when on holiday therefore we had to leave the rubbish in the yard in black bin bags which the lady in the shop told us wouldn't be taken away - catch 22. We felt that the correct bin bags should have been left under the sink. All that said, we had an amazing holiday and the house was just somewhere to lay our heads (the beds were extremely comfy) as we were very lucky with the weather and were out all day ever day.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2018

  • "Quayside House lived up to all our expectations - most enjoyable stay"

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2018

  • "Warm, comfortable and spotless!"

    Friendly village and great views from the lounge, even watched an otter from the comfort of our armchair-such a treat.

    Reviewed by JuliaApr 2018

  • "Just perfect, great cottage, view, comfort, warm, location location, helpful ..."

    Just perfect, great cottage, view, comfort, warm, location location, helpful landlord, easy to book, 5⭐️ and very happy

    Reviewed by QuaakieApr 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful village."

    There was nothing missing, it was warm and cosy, really home from home.

    Reviewed by QuaakieMar 2017

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second floor family room with 1 double and 1 single with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area (seats 6) and sitting area (seats 5) with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent Apr to Sept ,€30 supplement payable directly to owner Oct - Mar inclusive
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking in front of cottage
  • Courtyard
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

The property

A lovely, traditional terraced cottage, located opposite the harbour in the quaint village of Roundstone, County Galway.

Set over three floors, this Roundstone cottage provides comfortable accommodation, perfect for friends and family looking to discover this beautiful part of Ireland.

Complete with a spacious first floor open plan living area, this Roundstone cottage also features a roaring open fire ideal for relaxing in front of whilst watching the fishermen bringing in the day's catch to the pretty harbour.

This County Galway cottage is an excellent base for touring all this spectacular region has to offer.

Join the locals for a pint of the black stuff in one of the local pubs and sample traditional Irish music at its best, or take a trip to the market town of Clifden with its bustling shops and restaurants.

Walkers and hikers will adore the routes through the stunning Connemara National Park, with the Twelve Pins mountain range a particular highlight.

From your County Galway cottage you can also try your hand at scuba diving, deep-sea fishing or horse riding, or take a boat trip to Inishboffin Island.

The Aran Islands are also within easy reach, as is the cosmopolitan city of Galway.

For those who prefer a slower pace of life, the miles of unspoilt coastline won't fail to enchant and inspire; within driving distance are Gurteen and Dog's Bay beaches, and further afield is Ballyconneely beach.

A terrific Roundstone cottage in a superb location that you will want to return to again and again.

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.