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Tigh Darby

Spiddal, County Galway (Ref. 906470)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "The house and location are lovely."

    The owners are very nice. A great base to explore Galway.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Tigh Darby."

    Our host, Sally, was so welcoming and the house all decorated for Christmas, much to the delight of our toddler! The two Connemara ponies out back provided much entertainment and we took lovely rambles to the sea and up the road to enjoy the Connemara landscape. The house was very clean and spacious and had everything we needed and we even had some lovely freshly baked scones from our host during our stay. Couldn't recommend more, we were sorry to leave and are looking forward to returning!

    Reviewed by CatrionaDec 2020

  • "A home from home."

    Bring your own hairdryer.

    Reviewed by SheelaghDec 2020

  • "Lovely place."

    Very well equipped and lovely hosts. Ideal spot for touring connemara

    Reviewed by ShaneAug 2020

  • "Excellent accommodation in idyllic site, adjacent to Galway City but remote enough to be ‘socially distant’ in these unprecedented times."

    Lovely, hospitable hosts in Sally and Gerry who live in neighbouring house, provided an ample supply of freshly baked scones and tea, on our arrival. Their two ponies in adjoining fields were just as friendly, our 13 month granddaughter delighting in feeding And stroking them as often as she could. Great base for discovering the natural beauty of Connemara and treks, over our five day stay, across Galway Bay, into County Clare. Galway City itself is 25 minute drive with it’s fine array or eateries, shops and Latin Quarter, doing their best in the new ‘normal’. All in all a welcome break and priceless family time.

    Reviewed by DickJul 2020

  • "Tigh Darby was just perfect."

    Sally and her husband were amazing hosts. They made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The house was beautiful, spacious and extremely comfortable. The perfect spot in Galway. I highly recommend Tigh Darby and we are looking forward to our next visit!

    Reviewed by ElishaDec 2019

  • "The house is in a very convenient location just 1 mile from Spiddal, where there are bars shops and a hotel with a very good restaurant."

    Galway and Salthill are easy to get to along a main route. Sally is a wonderful host, extremely friendly and helpful. We arrived to a basket of lovely fresh baked scones. The house was warm and comfortable and had a really well stocked kitchen with lots of pots, pans and dishes. Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2019

  • "The owners were so warm and welcoming."

    The scones that we had upon arrival were delicious! Definitely was a home away from home. Excellent area for exploring many of Ireland’s beautiful villages and landscapes. We would definitely stay at Tigh Darby again. Everyone in my party was so pleased with our accommodations! Thanks to Sally and Gerry for sharing their lovely home!

    Reviewed by CathyAug 2019

  • "Wonderful welcome from cottage owner."

    Reviewed by Marie-thereseJul 2019

  • "A wonderful house in a great location to access both Galway and Connemara."

    The house was spotless and had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Sally is a lovely host and bakes the most delicious scones!

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2019

  • "Good location,warm and friendly owners Lovely scones,milk,tea etc was there to set us off Enjoyable stay"

    Reviewed by DeepakJun 2019

  • "The cottage was really cozy, clean and a great equipment."

    Moreover were the housekeepers very friendly and the landscape was beautiful. The key delivery went perfect without any misunderstandings and also the location of the cottage is fantastic.

    Reviewed by KerstinJun 2019

  • "Fantastic Holiday, made even better by the Cottage."

    The location was perfect for us and the amenities in the Cottage were better than being at home! We all enjoyed feeding the horses who were right next to the Cottage, as well as a daily visit by the Black Cat. The Cottage is very clean, and we were greeted on arrival by a lovely Lemon cake and Easter treats which were enjoyed by our little girl! Thankyou very much to Sally for brining in the washing when it looked like it was going to rain! It was also lovely to snuggle down of an evening in the main living room and watch the TV as a family with the fire on. I would highly recommend the Cottage for a large group/family, as the lay out of the rooms suited us all. We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by WayneApr 2019

  • "Stayed one week while working in Galway."

    House offered everything we could need and was immaculately clean. The host (Sally) was incredibly warm and super helpful with everything we needed. 100% recommended.

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2019

  • "W e discovered that the property was an excellent location for touring Connemara and The Burren."

    It was also easy to visit the Cliffs of Mor and the Aran Islands by boat. W e visited Galway city and Limerick and other areas in the west.The Wild Atlantic drive was memorable!!! We enjoyed the local food especially the fish and the Irishbread The restaurants and pubs served lovely meals and what can I say about the Guinness?? The local craft shops were sensational . What talented people!! We were made so welcome everywhere we visited. I look forward to my next visit

    Reviewed by VeronicaMar 2019

  • "The property is immaculately kept and the owners went out of their way to make us feel welcome."

    Lovely views from the front bedrooms. The description online does not do the property justice as the rooms are more spacious than the pictures show and it is extremely comfy both the bedrooms and the seating areas. Good bus service into Galway although check the times as they are not frequent. Loads of lovely beaches in the area to visit and had some lovely meals in the local pubs and the hotel in the village. Went to the Aquarium in Salthill which is worth a visit . Brigit's garden was lovely and the food amazing. Coral beach at Carraroe was also worth a visit but no good for sandcastles. For gifts you won't find better than Standuns at the edge of Spiddal for quality and price. The Crystal factory in Moycullen was also lovely but not for younger children as some of the exhibits will be expensive to pay for if damaged. The only problem we had when arriving was finding the house as the 'how to find us' on the email shows 'Sala Chuana' but the sign which is marked on a stone on the right coming from Spiddal shows the Gaelic name of 'Saile Chuna' . We ended up phoning the owner after going past the turning and she came to the end of the lane to find us. There is a blue sign at present showing 'Sea Mist B & B' on the left hand side which may help guests to find the correct turning. All in all a lovely week was had by us all.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2018

  • "Sally and Gerry were great hosts."

    Could not have been friendlier or more generous. Fresh scones on arrival. Milk, butter, tea bags, etc left for when we arrived. Sally even brought around some free range eggs one morning. Great place to stay. Clean. One of best beds I have slept in. Loads of big towels. Lot of little touches really helped. Such as an umbrella by kitchen door. Not that we needed it as weather was great. Wi fi was excellent but did struggle to get a good mobile phone signal unless you went outside. But that’s a very minor issue. Would recommend this accommodation. And if you could guarantee the good weather would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2018

  • "We spent a wonderful week."

    The house met all our expectations in terms of comfort, geographical situation and welcoming. It proved spacious for 5 people. It is nicely decorated and really enables to prepare and have meals and enjoy peaceful evenings. It is easy and quick to go sightseeing around Connemara and County Clare. The environment is beautiful and the owners extremely warm, generous and always ready to help.

    Reviewed by IsabelleMay 2018

  • "The owners Sally and Gerry were such a lovely couple."

    They live next door so met them a couple of times during our stay. Always stopped for a chat and asked how things were going. They have a pony who we got to meet on one of the last days as our son had kept hearing the horse but we never seen it. The house has everything you need and more all supplied by hosts. Lovely little touches like fresh flowers in sitting room and kitchen, freshly home baked scones on arrival, towels, dish towels provided for use. The kitchen was well stocked cutlery, crockery and other utensils. The house had plenty of room for us party 4 adults and 2 kids. You would need a car if staying here as we used ours a lot as found the immediate area did not have much to do so needed to travel further for activities. The weather was nice and dry and imagine it would be a gorgeous area on a lovely hot sunny day.

    Reviewed by AnnaApr 2018

  • "Wonderful location for exploring Connemara, Clare & Galway."

    Spacious & comfortable cottage in a lovely sea side village. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by CatherineMar 2018

  • "We had a lovely short break at Tigh Darby ."

    Sally was very welcoming. The house was spotless and the beds very comfortable. Plenty of space for our family, including a large parking area. We would definitely recommend this holiday home as a base to explore the local area.

    Reviewed by CathyMar 2018

  • "Everything you may want is provided with the added plus of having Sally and Jerry handy if you need advice."

    Reviewed by AllenAug 2017

  • "A lovely holiday in a beautiful part of Ireland."

    Comfortable house with friendly owners. Good views of Galway Bay.

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2017

  • "We stayed in Tigh Darby for a week in July and had a really lovely holiday."

    The house was much more spacious than shown in the photos. Sally and Gerry were very welcoming and friendly and brought us home made scones on arrival. We much appreciated milk, tea, coffee and butter on arrival. Thank you! All the beds were extremely comfortable and the owners have invested in good quality mattresses. The house is a short walk into Spiddal and the countryside or Galway Bay can be seen out of each window. The house was very clean and very comfortable and the facilities excellent. We will definitely stay here again and highly recommend it,

    Reviewed by KathrynJul 2017

  • "Sally gave us a warm welcome and provided us with local knowledge."

    An Tra mhor beach is very near and great for kids. We all enjoyed Sally's scones and buns! Beds very comfortable and kitchen had everything we needed. Close to other blue flag beaches and the amenities in salthill. Also near Galway city. Kids had a ball!

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2017

  • "Location was ideal for us, we have a number of relatives in and around Galway, pubs/hotel were within waling distance and had good choice of menu/drinks."

    Setting was good, as was weather - not always guaranteed in Ireland!

    Reviewed by AndyMay 2017

  • "The cottage was easy to find with the directions given."

    Sally the owner made us feel very welcome and ensured that we understood how to operate the water heating etc . A welcome pack of tea sugar and milk was a lovely gesture and she even brought around homemade scones. The cottage is very clean and situated in a good position. we really did enjoy our stay and would rent this property again. Thank you Sally!!

    Reviewed by Anne-marieFeb 2017

  • "Great cottage in a great area."

    Reviewed by PhilippeDec 2016

  • "An exceptionally warm welcome and a very comfortable property made us feel like at home."

    Reviewed by EgleDec 2016

  • "I don't normally leave comments or recommendations, but I felt I absolutely had to for Tigh Darby."

    The hosts were absolutely wonderful througout: for our arrival, they made sure the house was welcoming and took the time to make sure we understood the heating and other facilities; during our stay we never saw them, except for once when they stopped by to drop off some home-made scones; however as they live next door and had been so welcoming we always felt they were there if we needed them. The house facilities themselves actually are better than described: The internet's great; the tumble drier has been connected properly; the heating comes on immediately and the house warms up very quickly. The house really is a few minutes walk from the sea, and you can see the Atlantic from several of the bedrooms. The kitchen has absolutely everything we wanted: wok, pans, potato peeler, cheese grater, oven gloves, cafeteria x3, several sharp knives, chopping boards, kitchen scissors (sharp!) etc etc etc. If you want to spend some time in this beautiful part of Ireland, then I can't recommend enough this well-designed property and its wonderful hosts.

    Reviewed by AndyNov 2016

  • "Wonderful home on outskirts of Spiddal."

    Very well appointed with the comforts of home. Hosts (Sally and Gerry) were delightful and made you feel very welcome. They gave great instructions on nuances of heating the stoves. Great location if you have a son/daughter at NUIG for a semester and you want to visit.

    Reviewed by DanielOct 2016

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a quiet, beautiful town."

    Sally and Jerry were so warm, friendly, and always helpful. The cottage was so clean and comfortable. Hope to be able to return again.

    Reviewed by Brian&DeborahAug 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 3 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower and basin
  • Basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with oil stove
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • External utility
  • Oil central heating with oil stove and gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Highchair
  • Gas inc. in rent
  • Electricity and oil charged by meter reading, first €25 inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden to front with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 1 mile. Please note that the first €20 for fuel and power is included in the rental. Additional usage is charged by a meter reading

The property

Spiddal 1 mile.

A charming, detached cottage on the outskirts of the seaside village of Spiddal, along the coastal road from Galway City to Connemara.Located on the Wild Atlantic Way.

This cottage near Spiddal has been renovated to offer quality and comfort, with the owner’s lovely furnishings and fixtures throughout, making this a wonderful place for friends and families wishing to kick back, relax and explore all that Galway has to offer.

This Galway cottage has four delightful bedrooms with views of Galway Bay, each immaculately-presented and with a well-equipped, fitted kitchen and dining room where you can enjoy delicious home-cooked meals with your loved ones as the stove burns gently in the background.

Before you head off on your adventures for the day, you can sneak in a chapter of your favourite book in the cosy sitting room.

To add to the charm of this cottage near Spiddal, morning coffees, alfresco lunches and evening beverages can be enjoyed on the front patio and to the rear, the owner’s resident Connemara pony ‘Lily’ grazes in the field next door.

A wonderful seaside experience can be had in the village of Spiddal, with a charming selection of shops, traditional pubs and two glorious sandy beaches, ideal for swimming, romantic strolls and endless sandcastle building!

The Spiddal Craft Centre allows you to see unique crafts being made by the artists themselves!

The village is both Irish and English speaking with many people coming to the area each year to learn the language and the locals will be delighted to teach you a few words!

Many popular attractions and activities nearby include pony trekking, boat trips to the Aran Islands, and Galway City where you will discover a haven of Irish culture, history, tradition and fine local cuisine.

A wonderful seaside cottage near Spiddal for all the family!

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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Please note that the first €20 for fuel and power is included in the rental.
Additional usage is charged by a meter reading.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas