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Spiddal Thatch Cottage

Spiddal, County Galway (Ref. 14451)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine


38 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful place, lovely views and very friendly people."

    There is no WiFi, but that helped in the relaxation time that was much needed!

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    So relaxing. A washing machine would be handy go longer stays.

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2020

  • "We had a great time at the Cottage and we're already planning a return next year."

    The location is amazing and it's great to leave the mobile switched off and sit down with a book or glass of wine in the garden and enjoy the scenery. We came away from the week feeling totally relaxed from our busy normal routines. I would recommend the cottage and area to anyone that needs to escape from their busy lives. Our holiday lived up to all we were hoping it would be and much more. Looking forward to our return trip.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2019

  • "The only thing missing was a pair of kitchen scissors!"

    Not a criticism just an observation.A quirky cottage in an idyllic setting. Connamara ponies next door to remind us of where we were. Lovely views over the bay. Well appointed throughout. Ideal for discovering Co. Galway Mayo and beyond.

    Reviewed by IanJun 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, a little further from Spiddal than we thought."

    Attractively decorated, very comfortable. Stairs are steep but us oldies coped and loved our stay.

    Reviewed by JeffMay 2019

  • "Wonderful friendly hosts, ideal location, beautiful property excellent environment, superbly clean"

    Reviewed by EileenMay 2019

  • "The kindness, warm hospitality & generousity of time & transport our host family extended to us."

    One could feel the love that went into the restoration of this darling iconic home. And Steven, Mary & Kate are genuine human gems. We were so very sad to leave their home and cannot wait to return! The surroundings are idyllic & soulful.

    Reviewed by KristinaMay 2019

  • "Amazing, the most relaxing and refreshing holiday yet."

    This was our second time at the cottage and we're already booking for next year. Step out of everday life into a slow paced beautiful world. We went mid January and with the wood burning stove going the whole cottage was toastie warm. The pictures of the cottage don't come close to the reality of how spacious and wonderful the cottage really is. A must visit.

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2019

  • "This little 250-year old thatched cottage was a dream come true for our Ireland vacation!"

    It was absolutely charming, cozy and inviting, had every amenity we needed (no wifi, but that helped us relax!), the upstairs bed was very comfortable, the shower had good water pressure, extra quilts on the sofas were nice to snuggle in with, and we appreciated the fresh scones and milk upon arrival. We stayed at several places during our 2-week trip, and this was one of my favorites. I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2018

  • "This holiday was absolutely brilliant both the accommodation and the organisation from the initial booking until we unfortunately had to come home."

    Reviewed by JacquelineSep 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage that done exactly what it said."

    Plenty to do in the local area and we had a lovely break would recommend it to friends and family. No internet was actually brilliant and limited phone signal but again we found this a positive

    Reviewed by BruceSep 2018

  • "Peace,tranquility,authentic old cottage with the timeless surroundings of rugged Connemara ."

    Felt like stepping back in time with access to modern conveniences. Truly lovely holiday that ticked all the boxes, Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by MJul 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful and the owner was extremely friendly and helpful."


    Reviewed by DenizJun 2018

  • "Spiddal cottage is amazing, Steve ,Mary and Katie, do everything they possibly ..."

    Spiddal cottage is amazing, Steve ,Mary and Katie, do everything they possibly can to make sure their visitors are welcome warm and comfortable, this is our second stay at Spiddal, and once again it totally exceeded our expectations, and we are already planning to return in 2019

    Reviewed by Vanessa JanieJun 2018

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage in the most perfect country setting but with the beach nearby and the delights of Connamara within easy driving distance ."

    Loved it ❤️

    Reviewed by CaroleMay 2018

  • "We had a fabulous time at the cottage, it provides everything you could need for a comfortable stay."

    Steve, the owner, was kind enough to meet us on arrival with some good tips for exploring the area and the homemade scones were a lovely touch (and delicious! :-) ). The cottage is brilliantly situated to explore Clare, Galway and Mayo, if you're happy to do a bit of driving. And at the end of a hard day's exploring it was always a delight to come back to the very homely feeling cottage. The only drawback... we had to come home :( I'm not really a hotel person so we normally rent a cottage when on holiday and have stayed at quite a few and I would have no reservations in recommending this one to my friends and family, it definitely ranks up there with the best.

    Reviewed by ClaudiaMay 2018

  • "Kindness and friendliness of owners was exceptional"

    Reviewed by MarianJul 2017

  • "Very nicely furnished cottage."

    Makes one really feel at home. Very friendly owners.

    Reviewed by JuttaApr 2017

  • "It being at Christmas time and the owner had provided some decorations which were very tasteful."

    Authentic cottage, comfortable and warm with the right amount of modern facilities without losing it's charm. A great place for chilling out.

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2016

  • "Fantastic charming cottage."

    Blissful location only 15 minutes from Galway city. Only slight potential issue is shower room/toilet off downstairs bedroom but not an issue with our 13 year old. Absolutely lovely and restful. Pub not really within walking distance as road at end of laneway busy nearly all the time; but lanes up and down to road were delightful to walk along.

    Reviewed by LizanneOct 2016

  • "The little thatched cottage was perfect for us and just what we had been looking for."

    The only thing we missed was an Internet connection. It would have been useful to be able research about places to visit, times of opening and location etc. We did manage to pick up a wi fi signal in a cafe in Spiddal village. Also, the telephone connection was very patchy. But overall we really enjoyed our holiday! Really peaceful and quiet.

    Reviewed by BrendaSep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage in a rural setting."

    Reviewed by TeresaSep 2016

  • "Beautiful cottage in a peaceful setting."

    Lovely renovation with both traditional and modern features. Warm and cosy too. The owner was also really friendly and so helpful. Beautiful part of Ireland that we'll definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2016

  • "Mr Feeney the owner was an extremely nice man who goes out of his way to make your holiday, as good as it can be."

    Nothing was to much trouble for him.We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone who is looking for peace and quiet and beautiful views complete relaxation. Also all the people we bumped into were very friendly can't recommend it enough and would love to return one day if we get the chance . Great walks down the lane seeing the horses and cows and lovely sunsets.Thank you Mr Feeney you have a treasure there.

    Reviewed by LorraineAug 2016

  • "The location of cottage was secluded but not lonely."

    It has lovely, uninterrupted views including distant view of sea. It has a pretty garden. The interior of the cottage is tastefully decorated and in keeping with the age of the property.

    Mrs ThorntonJun 2016

  • "We enjoyed the way the Cottage had been prepared and of course the Irish landscape and people."

    Reviewed by TimothyOct 2015

  • "The cottage is beautiful, secluded and quiet and although being a traditional land workers abode is fully modernised with heating, shower, t."

    V and is very comfortable. It was a pleasure to have stayed there and would be happy to return there at some point.

    Reviewed by ChristopherOct 2015

  • "This cottage is even better than described."

    It has all the charm of a thatched cottage with all the mod cons for comfortable living, and the two have been blended together beautifully with the décor. The views from the house are stunning and there are plenty of walks from the house itself. We had a brilliant time and everything about this cosy, comfortable house allowed us to relax.

    Reviewed by CiaraAug 2015

  • "Perfect setting for a relaxing break in a cosy comfortable cottage."

    It looked stunning in it's wooded surroundings.

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2015

  • "Wild and rugged countryside coupled with the tempestuous weather made it a completely different holiday to our usual hot beach holidays."

    Definitely planning a return to explore other parts of the wonderful Emerald Isle.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2015

  • "Spiddal Thatch Cottage is a quaint beautiful cottage, a real country experience."

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2014

  • "This was a delightful cottage, 200 years old but renovated sympathetically for modern living."

    The hosts were extremely friendly. There was hot water on tap whenever required and the heating ensured that we were always comfortable. We liked the donkeys too.

    Reviewed by SueSep 2014

  • "This place is just the perfect hideaway."

    Lovely setting, very warm welcome and excellent equipment.

    Reviewed by StefanieAug 2014

  • "We stayed here for a week in July."

    The owners were very friendly, with tea and home-made scones to welcome us. The cottage is delightful, beautifully restored and modernised to a high standard without impairing the atmosphere of period authenticity. Access to the double bedroom is by a rather steep split staircase, which could be difficult for elderly, infirm or younger children to negotiate. The cottage and its surroundings have an calming effect on the spirit, which makes you want to slow down and take life easy. We particularly enjoyed walking the pretty lanes with our dog, marvelling at the many wild flowers and rough stone walls and the wonderful view over Galway Bay. Overall, a wonderful place for a restful and relaxing stay! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2014

  • "This was my 7th holiday in Ireland and I can honestly say it was the nicest, most beautiful cottage I've ever stayed in."

    I felt welcome and well taken care of.

    Reviewed by ChristinaJun 2014

  • "This cottage was exactly what I wanted."

    So clean. Fabulous location. Had everything that I needed.

    Reviewed by TheresaJun 2014

  • "Excellent holiday cottage, very cosy, bags of character."

    Very welcoming owners. Superb location. Simply the best.

    Reviewed by OlgaSep 2013

  • "We really needed to get out of Dublin's rat race, and the Cottage was the perfect destination for relaxing."

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2013

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The property

Spiddal 2 miles.

In a delightful rural setting, with distant views towards the sea, this quaint detached cottage sits two miles from the village of Spiddal in County Galway.

Housed under a neat thatched roof, this cottage near Spiddal provides a homely base for couples, and with exposed beams and thick stone walls, it is sure to please those who seek traditional Irish country living.

A charming open plan living area offers a country-style kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area enclosed under a vaulted ceiling that reaches towards the romantic mezzanine double bedroom in the eaves of this Galway cottage.

The accommodation sits around the glorious central inglenook with a warming multi-fuel stove at the heart of this Spiddal cottage, and in summer months, the attractive stable door entrance can be swept open to beckon inside a cool breeze.

Surrounded by farmland, the small lawned garden with furniture is the perfect spot for a peaceful picnic, and as the sun sets, you will see the lights of County Clare stir in the distance.

The quiet coastal village of Spiddal is within easy reach, offering two sandy beaches that gaze across Galway bay, plus with a fine selection of restaurants as well as pubs hosting lively Irish music, you will find a wonderful evening's entertainment.

There are rural pathways to be found surrounding your Spiddal cottage, offering enchanting walking and cycling trails.

Within ten miles is the vibrant city of Galway with its captivating history and modern culture presented in the many friendly shops, pubs and restaurants that rest on the winding, cobbled streets.

This Spiddal cottage offers the perfect, tranquil spot for your next Irish break.


  • Mostly ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x mezzanine double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC (accessed through single bedroom)
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove
  • Utility.
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Saorview, 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
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front lawned garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pubs and beach 2 miles
  • Note: Pets must be on a lead at all times when outside the property
  • Note: Stairs may not be suitable for the infirm or young children.

About the location


Furbogh 4 miles; Galway City 12 miles; Oranmore 16 miles.

The small seaside village of Spiddal, on the Irish Coast, overlooks Galway Bay and the Aran Islands, and is a very popular destination for visitors. With numerous restaurants and pubs, two beaches and a lovely coastal golf course it has something to suit all tastes. Located close to Shannagarraun Wood, a Special Area of Conservation, Spiddal provides lovely places to walk and explore. Try sea fishing off the pier, take a walk down Tra na mBan Blue Flag sandy beach or indulge in a round of golf at Rosshill Golf Course. Only 12 miles to the east lies Galway City, where you can discover some of Ireland's long and varied history; visit Lynch's Castle, or trace the origin of the famous Claddagh Ring, which originated in a village near the shore of Galway Bay. Why not take a day trip to the Aran Islands? Catch a ferry from Rosaveel, or, alternatively, charter a boat and take a leisurely journey to one of the three islands. A lovely coastal village, not to be missed.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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