|Seven generations of a local family were born in this historic 3 bedroom cottage. It was the small home of a Gaelic speaking family, subsistence farmers and fishermen, knitters, turf cutters who lived in special harmony with the wild nature of their place. Within the thick walls of this happy home, riches were counted in song, music and story. The culture of this community at the western edge of Ireland was one of the few places where traditional Gaelic culture survived. Today, that culture is thriving in what is the greatest period in Ireland's history.
Situated on the outskirts of the village (and the cultural honeypot!) of An Spid?al (Spid?al), the cottage is just ten miles west of the bustling city of Galway. Sitting in its own field and garden amidst a hinterland of outstanding natural beauty, it's a place of incredible peace and tranquillity, but still only 3 minutes walk from restaurants, pubs and the workshops of some of Ireland's finest crafts people. Also, there is great golf links and incredible walking or biking amidst Connemara and the Aran Islands, all within easy commuting range.
This gem has been lovingly and patiently restored to the finest detail with modem conveniences added discreetly. An ideal romantic getaway or creative nest, it is the perfect base from which to explore the unexplored areas of Ireland. You will enjoy a memorable vacation.
Accommodation: Downstairs has spacious living room with original open turf fire, a fully equipped kitchen complete with washer/dryer and dishwasher and one bedroom with double bed and private/ensuite toilet hand basin and shower.
Upstairs: 2 single bedrooms, each with private/ensuite toilet and hand basin.
Weekly rentals from Euros 450-675 depending on the season. Three night rentals possible off season. Euros 200 damage and security deposit payable on arrival. Heating and electricity are additional, read by meter and payable locally.
Nearest Town Spiddal: 3 minute walk
Galway City: 11.9 miles
Galway Airport: 17.0 miles
Shannon Airport: 70 miles
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