The Thatch

Poul near Spiddal, County Galway (Ref. 23903)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mr Cameron

    “The complete getaway, sat in the ...”

    The complete getaway, sat in the sun outside cottage, away from traffic and human noise, was perfect. But could still be parked in Galway after half hour drive.

    The complete getaway, sat in the sun outside cottage, away from traffic and human noise, was perfect. But could still be parked in Galway after half hour drive.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine

The property

Spiddal 5 miles.

A beautiful thatched cottage in a tranquil and peaceful location in Poul, close to the village of Spiddal, County Galway.

This detached Spiddal cottage is situated entirely on the ground floor, and has been lovingly furnished to provide homely and welcoming accommodation for guests.

With two cosy double bedrooms, this Spiddal cottage is ideal for couples looking for a secluded romantic break, or even a group of friends or small family looking to explore this stunning part of Ireland.

The sitting room of your Spiddal cottage is characterful and quirky, with a wonderful woodburning stove that is sure to sooth aching feet after a long day exploring the sights!

The coastal village of Spiddal is just a few miles away and features a range of amenities including shops, restaurants, banks, butchers and takeaways.

The local pubs are renowned for showcasing traditional Irish music so buy yourself a pint of the black stuff and experience the great craic at its most authentic!

Spiddal is also home to an unspoilt beach ideal for evening walks or why not take to the waves for a spot of sea fishing?

The cosmopolitan city of Galway is nearby with a whole host of festivals and events on show throughout the year.

A visit to the Aran Islands for a different taste of Irish life is essential with boat and plane terminals nearby.

The spectacular Connemara National Park is also on the doorstep with breathtaking views at every turn.

Explore the landscape by foot or saddle with cycling routes and horse-riding available.

Fishermen will love the plentiful stocks on Lough Corrib and the extravagant Kylemore Abbey is well worth a visit.

Furthermore, the towns of Oughterard and Clifden are awash with charm and character and there are also miles of glorious coastline to discover.

Whatever you choose to do, this Spiddal cottage is the perfect choice for a memorable Irish break.


All ground floor. Two double bedrooms (one with access from one side only). Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Patio garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 5 miles
  • Note: Some internal steps (one from living area to kitchen/shower room, one to bedroom from living area), may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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