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Glassillaun Beach House

(Ref. 918002)

Tully, Renvyle Peninsula, County Galway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 13 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 7 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "This property met all the criteria we set out to achieve when we started searching for a holiday house for 2 old folks, 2 sets of parents and 6 children, 5 ot whom were under the age of 8."

    Close to a beach, beautiful sunset, plenty of space within the house, adequate cooking equipment to feed 12 at a time, good sized bedrooms all with en suite facilities was a major plus. Also closeness to good pubs with fine guinness. Kathleen the owner was very helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Aug 2023

  • "Best views from every window and great beach and good spacious house Perfect for a big family"

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jul 2023

  • "I booked the Glassillaun Beach House for a trip with my parents, siblings, spouses, and my three kids based on the pictures and its location."

    I had really high expectations, and I can say with complete honesty that every last one of us was still blown away by our stay. It was the highlight of our week long trip to Ireland. The house was immaculate and had everything we could have possibly needed. It is significantly bigger than we were expecting and is very clearly loved by its owners. And nothing can prepare you for the setting. It is breathtaking. Just steps to what felt like a private beach, a short drive to Connemara NP, Killary Sheep Farm (it may sound crazy, but this was everyone's favorite stop, from 78 year old to 8 year old... I'd call it a must visit especially when there are lambs), Killary Fjord, Kylmore Abbey, Paddy Coyne's Pub (our favorite of the MANY we visited), Purple Door Cafe, and more. I can't thank Kathleen enough for being so helpful and for offering to turn the lights on for us when we ended up getting in after dark (not sure we'd have found it otherwise!). This is an absolute gem of a house and a stunner of a location. We plan on coming back as soon as possible and staying for longer the next time around. You will not be disappointed!!!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "We had such a wonderful time at Glassilaun Beach House."

    The house is so beautiful, spotlessly clean, with the most breath-taking view of Glassilaun beach. Such a stunning location and situated right at the entrance to the beach. The owner, Kathleen, was so lovely! Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday!

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was our 2nd year in this property."

    The location is stunning, the house is spacious, comfortable and was spotless. There is great accommodation, all rooms ensuite which suited us as we had 3 of my children and their families so we all had some private space. Kathleen was very accommodating in providing everything we needed, baby bath, high chairs etc. She was just so nice. We hope to be back there again over the coming years.

    Reviewed by Rosaleen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic property in a great location."

    The views are stunning, the beach is beautiful and sandy and was never crowded despite the perfect weather.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2021

  • "Great house, would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Aug 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back!"

    Ideal for families who especially love being by the sea. We would recommend the owner installs a clothes dryer, as the the weather cannot be relied on to dry clothes. I understand the environmental thinking about the clothes line but the dryer would be a back up. Due to covid, we didn’t get a host welcome but did briefly speak to Kathleen, whom couldn’t be more pleasant or accommodating. Thank you Kathleen.

    Reviewed by Helena3.8Aug 2021

  • "It all ways helps when you have good weather."

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely house in a stunning location."

    The house came with everything we needed except a dryer, very well equipped and nice touchs like hand soap, washing up liquid etc. 6 adults and 7 kids stayed here very comfortably for a week. We will definitely return some day soon

    Reviewed by Joann4.7Jul 2020

  • "The views from this property are outstanding."

    Kathleen welcomed us warmly and the house was very well equipped. Essentials such as toilet paper and washing up liquid were provided which makes staying away from home that bit easier. The kids had a great time and there was plenty of space for us to enjoy without getting under each other’s feet (there were only 11 of us) The house was lovely and warm and the beds comfortable. It’s a good 20 mins to the nearest shop by car, but we knew this because of the detail in the property description, so we made sure we stopped off on our way to the property.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Glassillaun Beach House."

    It was our second year in a row to holiday there so we think that speaks for itself. We already knew all about the house and how clean and comfortable it was. Kathleen, the owner, lived next door and was very welcoming and friendly. A great house and a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a very enjoyable holiday, a beautiful piece of Ireland, very helpful landlady, thank you"

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Jul 2019

  • "The owner Kathleen went out of her way to makes us all feel welcome and at home from the start."

    The house is in a wonderful location which made the whole week very special.

    Reviewed by Dewi5.0Jun 2019

  • "So close to beach we could sit out on the decking and let the kids go to the beach."

    We could see them all the time.almost a private beach with only half a dozen others walking about. Scenery is gorgeous with mountains and a sea view from all rooms. Killary ffyord boat trip is a must as is the sea food chowder once on board. We were a party of 6 adults and 6 kids ( aged 3 - 10 ) . All 12 came home after thoroughly enjoying a great week.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0May 2019

  • "From the minute we arrived, we were impressed with the house and location."

    Kathleen had everything ready and cosy for us in late October 2018. We were very lucky with the weather and got to the beach almost every day and to be fair, we would have no excuse not to, it's right there on the doorstep. Smashing house, very warm in winter weather, lovely rooms, all en-suite and the water was always boiling every day. Couldn't ask for more. Make your own of the location. Loads to do in the area and Paddy Coynes bar and restaurant is a must. The Killary Fjord tour is a really nice trip and well worth the costs. Overall, a prime location for a peaceful holiday and our teenagers even went scuba diving next door ...

    Reviewed by Seamus5.0Oct 2018

  • "Brilliant holiday this is our second year been back at this house, great house for our large family, the owner is lovely, amazing beach, amazing part of the world, so many memories made!"

    We will definitely be back in the near future! Sharon Laois

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2018

  • "The place was wonderful The house very convenient and clean We enjoyed our week there"

    Reviewed by Philippe5.0Aug 2018

  • "We couldn't have asked for more."

    ..... 14 people in the house (7 kids) and there was plenty of space. Rooms were well sound proofed and all ensuite which was brilliant. Hosts do live in the attached building but this is not noticeable at all. Stunning Beach was on the doorstep and is very safe, clean and even though we were in the middle of the heat wave, we had the beach to ourselves. At low tide there are Islands to walk out to and rock pools to fish in. I can't recommend the area, house and holiday enough. We live in Ireland and holiday here for one week every summer.... This has been this best yet after 12 years of family holidays in Ireland. There’s so much to do in the area. Loved Killary Fjord (Take the boat trip...), Letterfrack, Tully Cross, Omey Island is also a must but watch the tides...!!! Food is most places was simply beautiful. We walked to the local shop / Cafe each morning (Kings) which was brilliant also. Great food and the owner is most welcoming. Roads are quite to walk and the scenery is stunning. Wish I was back there.

    Reviewed by K5.0Jul 2018

  • "We had a wonderful time and would like to return."

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jun 2018

  • "Glassillaun Beach is AMAZING!"

    !! My family and I can't say enough about this place. We loved it! The location of the house is excellent and the house itself is clean, cute, well appointed and spacious. We used the house as a base camp and did day trips around County Galway and County Mayo, worked out perfect. We also had the pleasure of meeting the owners and they were very friendly and welcoming. I would book this house again and again! Best vacation we've ever had!!!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jun 2018

  • "House is beautiful and very well equipped."

    Bed linen fresh and clean. Spacious house and location stunning. Views from every window breathtaking. Owner very friendly and accommodating. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Aoife5.0Mar 2018

  • "Wonderful location - wish we could have stayed longer, but hope to be back sometime."

    Reviewed by Tim4.8Sep 2017

  • "The location ist unbelievable, our own privat beach on the doorstep!"

    The house with its superb views is well equipt und catered for all our large family needs. We'll come again!

    Reviewed by Rhona5.0Jun 2017

  • "We were very happy with this holiday house & had such a great time that we can't wait to go back!"

    ! A beautiful house, very clean & what a view.

    Reviewed by Sinead5.0Apr 2017

  • "A brilliant location next to the beach, a beautiful bay and sound of the waves."

    If you need to get away from it all and totally relax this is the ideal place to come.

    Reviewed by Susan4.6Oct 2016

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  • Six bedrooms: 2 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 3 x family room with 1 double and 1 single with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with 3 singles and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 3)
  • Utility
  • Sitting room (seats 6) with dining area (seats 7) and multi-fuel stove.
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, WiFi, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front decked area with lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4.5 miles
  • Note: This property is adjoining to the owners home.

The property

Tully 4.5 miles.

A spacious semi-detached house, next to the owner home, located on the edge of the Renvyle Peninsula, 4.5 miles from the seaside village of Tully in County Galway.

With plenty of room on offer, this cottage is an excellent base for large groups of friends and family to come and explore the west coast of Ireland.

Set over two floors, with six en-suite bedrooms upstairs, you can rest assured that there is plenty of room at the inn.

To your left when you enter the property you will find a well-equipped kitchen, great for preparing a delicious meal after a day down by the sea, complete with a breakfast bar and a small dining table.

While off to the right you will enter the spacious living room with a multi-fuel stove set in a traditional stone fireplace and a dining area which looks out to the sea.

Out to the front of the property there is a raised decked area complete with table and chairs, perfect for watching the last of the day fade over the Atlantic, while you enjoy a relaxing drink.

With Tully just a short way down the road you won’t be stuck if you need to grab something from the shop or to stop for a pint with the locals.

Or if you’re a fan of scuba diving, next door to your holiday home you will find a scuba diving school which offers a range of activities from island dive safaris and wreck diving.

Renvyle Peninsula offers a great escape from day to day life and lets you absorb the fresh sea air with long stretches of sandy beaches and places to visit such as Derryinver Quay and Ballinakill Harbour.

You can take a trip on a glass bottomed boat, try your hand at sea angling or take a trip to see a large variety of wildlife in the area including birds, grey seals and otters while crossing your fingers for a glimpse of dolphins and porpoises who are regular visitors.

A fantastic seaside house to be enjoyed at any time of the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

About the location


Letterfrack 3.5 miles; Connemara National Park 3.5 miles; Clifden 12 miles.

The seaside village of Tully sits on the picturesque Renvyle Peninsula, County Galway. The village lies on the Atlantic Ocean, and fishermen still land the daily catch on the small pier by the beach. The village has two bars, a Post Office, a supermarket and a horseriding centre, as well as Teach Ceoil, a music house which holds traditional evenings of music each Tuesday evening during July and August. Across the bay are the mountains of Mweelrea and Croagh Patrick, and within easy reach are Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey, and Inishbofin Island, not to mention numerous walking and cycling routes, sea cruises, angling trips and much more. A wonderful base for a relaxing Irish holiday.