Sweeney Cottage

Roundstone, County Galway (Ref. 939089)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Mr Nicholson
    August 2016
    “Front door lock is very fiddly to ...”
    Front door lock is very fiddly to use to lock up and get in otherwise the cottage is fine
    Front door lock is very fiddly to use to lock up and get in otherwise the cottage is fine


  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

The property

This delightful cottage dates back 220 years, and is set on one of the most spectacular coastal drives in Ireland overlooking the Atlantic at the foot of Errisbeg Mountain.

There is plenty to do in Roundstone with Clifden town just 15 miles away and Ballynahinch Castle Hotel and Cashel House Hotel less than 5 miles away.

The town boasts a good selection of bars and seafood restaurants with locally caught seafood.

From this cottage, guests can enjoy first-class views across to the Twelve Pins mountain range along with views of the harbour, and watch the fishermen as they land their daily catch, or even get out there and have a go themselves.

Try your hand at mackerel fishing from the pier, or hop on one of the boats that will take you out a bit further, to see what you can catch out at sea.

Take your delicious catch back to this cosy cottage, and cook yourself a supper to be proud of, enjoying it alfresco in the sunny decked garden.

Just a short walk from this cottage, there are two of the finest beaches in Ireland - Gurteen Beach and Dog's Bay, perfect for a day in the sun, or alternatively, take a walk in the surrounding Errisbeg or Twelve Pins mountain range, ideal for the more energetic.

Golf at the famous Connemara Golf Club is only a short drive away, while pony trekking and sea angling are also available locally.

This lovely cottage is perfect for a coastal getaway, no matter how you choose to spend it.

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Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, breakfast bar (seats 3) and sitting area.


  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with basic Irish channels, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent April - September inclusive, €30 payable to owner October - March inclusive
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Roadside parking
  • Rear decked garden with furniture
  • Children's playground 2 mins walk
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas