After enjoying views of the rugged mountains and sea upon arrival, access the house via the smart lock and walk into the hall of An Teachín Corcra.
EV Charging point outside to the right of the property.
To the right you will find a welcoming sitting room, with a toasty warm inset wood-burning stove, a three seater couch, a work nook, 2 lounge chairs, coffee tables, board games in the console table and a tv connected to an Apple TV. A wide range of news, entertainment and music applications are pre-installed.
Across the hall is the Kitchen which is cosy and bright. It has all amenities needed whether you want to cook dinner, do some baking or chill with a nice hot drink. There is a large round table here that when pulled out can seat up to 5 people comfortably. A wood-burning stove fire with a back boiler provides excellent heating throughout the house via the radiators which it heats and the ventilation system.
At the end of the hall you will find 4 rooms.
To the far left is the king bedroom with a bedside locker, power outlets, and hangers for clothing. Although this is a small traditional cottage the bed is a modern king size.
Utility room with a washer, dryer, cordless vacuum and back door. Coats can be hung behind the doors. A wine rack and electric bottle opener can also be found in this room. This is where you will find the back door.
Bathroom, equipped with an electric shower, sink with mirror and electric razor port, toilet and heated towel radiator.
Double and single room, a bunked bed provides a double at the bottom and a single up top. A wardrobe, bedside table, bedside shelf, power outlets, mirror and chair are available in this room.
In the summer season outdoor furniture is included, consisting of a wooden table and chairs, charcoal BBQ and outdoor lounge chairs.
Ample parking to the front of the house.
The owners passion is being environmentally conscious wherever possible. After acquiring the property was to increase the BER rating from an F which she achieved with a brilliant A3 rating. 14 photovoltaic solar panels and a 5kW battery reduce the amount of power imported from the grid. After powering the house excess power heats hot water for the sinks in the bathroom and kitchen and provides power for the EV charger. If there is any power left over it is exported to the grid. The windows and doors have all been updated to triple glazed (windows) and thermal insulating composite doors. These along with the addition of insulation in the walls and attic keep the house and a pleasant temperature throughout the year. This holiday home is offered as all inclusive therefore no extra charges.
Ventilation: A heat recovery ventilation system was installed throughout the cottage, this system removed pollutants and excess moisture from the air, providing a clean and healthy environment. The system also circulates heat throughout the house There is a boost switch in the utility room that will run the fans on high for 15 minutes, this is recommended to be triggered before having a shower.
Wood-burning Stoves: Both the kitchen and the lounge have highly rated energy efficient Wood burning stoves. These stoves provide great heat throughout the house and a lovely cosy atmosphere. The kitchen stove has a back boiler so while it is on, it will heat up water in the radiators throughout the cottage.
Smart security system: The House is monitored by a smart security system. This includes a doorbell and outdoor cameras. The owner can communicate via the doorbell.
Smart door lock: The main front door has a smart lock installed. This can be locked and unlocked in many ways including:
Personal pin code for the pin pad (Next to the doorbell)
Smartphone via the Yale app
Smartwatch via the Yale app
Apple TV: The sitting room has an Apple TV connected to the tv. I have installed a number of apps including news channels, streaming services, weather apps. Guests can feel free to log into any services they like. Please log out at the end of stay, but if you forget, don’t worry I will check all apps and log out any that weren’t at the end of your stay.
Separate washer and dryer: The utility room is equipped with both.
Coffee Machine: A Nespresso coffee pod machine is on the counter next to the fridge, a little drawer below it contains pods. In the cupboard above it, a french press and other tea & coffee items can be found.
Lying at the head of the beautiful Cashel Bay the townland derives its name from the ring fort or Cashel which surrounds the present day graveyard. Cashel Hill stands majestic at the top of the bay. It is worth taking a walk up this hill. From the summit one can behold some of the most breathtaking views of the surrounding area. There is also a megalithic tomb. Hundreds of lakes lie amid the bogs, the Twelve Bens and Maamturks to the north and the sandy coves and glistening seaweed of the waters of Bertraghboy Bay.
There is golf and pitch and putt, both on magnificent links courses and stunning inland locations. Fishing on rivers lakes and the sea, could reward you with salmon, trout, cod, ling and even tuna. Our quiet minor roads are perfect for cycling.
Horse riding and pony trekking
Carna is a small coastal area in south Connemara which is in the heart of the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) area of Connemara. Carna is a small area, but it has a large enough influence on the surrounding areas in Connemara as it contains a Garda Síochána station, a Health Centre including a Rapid Response Ambulance and it also houses an Irish Coastguard lifeboat. Carna is located close to the village of Cill Chiarain and they share the peninsula locally called Iorras Aithneach.
There are 4 shops and 3 pubs located in Cana Village. A bus is also based in Carna that brings passengers between Carna and Galway City picking up passengers along the N59.
There are several beautiful white sandy beaches to be found in the Carna area. Mynish, Moyrus, Callowfeenish & Feenish Island are lovely, quite and secluded beaches where you will find some of the most breath taking sea views in Connemara
There are plenty of delightful local walks in the Connemara where you can discover the local beaches, bog lands, flora and fauna and take some excellent holiday snaps!
Carna is a 40 minute drive from the famous Connemara Golf links course in Ballyconneely. Barna golf course is approx 68 km away from Carna Village (about an hour drive). Oughterard Golf Course is approx 52 Km away (50 minute drive). There is also a picturesque Pitch and Putt course approx a 15 minute drive away.
Avid Fisher? There is numerous spots along the Carna Coastline where you can go shore angling
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. There are 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.
Spiddal has the best of both worlds as it close to both Connemara and Galway City (19km) so it is the ideal location if you want to tour the rugged landscape of Connemara but want to be close to Galway City for shopping and its nightlife. Taxis cost €25 one way from Spiddal to Galway with Galway Taxis (091-561111). Bus Eireann has 2 bus routes that run throughout the day between Galway City & Spiddal
Things to do in Spiddal:
Standun Spiddal: Standún is a unique family run store with a huge variety of Aran Sweaters, Irish products, Menswear, Ladies fashion, children’s clothing, Irish and International gifts and home ware and a cafe with home baking.
Spiddal Craft & Design studios: is a small complex of craft workshops with stunning views of Co Clare; where traditional craft demonstrations take place. Crafts include Hand weaving, Jewellery and Stained Glass making, Screen printing, and various forms of art, Traditional Basket Weaving and a Photographic Studio. It also has an onsite cafe, An Builin Blasta.
Beaches: Spiddal has 2 beaches. One is a blue flag beach called Tra na mBan and the other is situated behind the pier and is suitable for fishing
Galway Bay Fishing: Boat Hire and Deep Sea Fishing excursions of the coast of Spiddal. Fish for shark, cod, ling, pollock or ray, as well as other species, on the Maighdean Mara. Call Kevin McGabhann on 086-8547890
O’Neachtain Tours: Based in Spiddal, O’Neachtain Tours are a touring company which will show you some of the most scenic views in the West of Ireland. For more information please call 091-553188
Island Hopping: Why not take a day trip to the Aran Islands? Rossaveel is only a 20 minute drive (19kms) from Spiddal. There are various trips between Rossaveel harbour and the islands throughout the day. Click on the following link for more details on ferry times an prices: http://www.aranislandferries.com/index.php
Barna Golf Club: For any of you avid golfers; Barna Golf Club is only 14kms from Spiddal. Caddy hire available. Dress code is neat & casual. Full canteen facilities available with full bar menu and restaurant. Call 353 (0)91 592677 for more information
Lettermore (Leitir Moir) is a lovely Gaeltacht area in South Connemara and is joined to the Connemara main land by a bridge. The Lettermore-Lettermullen Peninsula is actually a series of small islands which are linked together by the R374 roadway.
The area name derives from the Irish Leitir Móir meaning great rough hillside. The main spoken language in Lettermore is Irish. Lettermore Village has a welcoming pub and local convenience store
Lettermore boasts a contrasting landscape of rugged coastline, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. This is an area where the traditions and culture of the Gaeltacht are very much alive
The Connemara Isles Golf Club is located in Lettermore. This 9 hole golf course is a golfers dream! After a game why not relax in Ireland only thatched golf club house?
There are plenty of lovely walking trails in and around Lettermore with stunning scenery so don’t forget to take your camera!
Lettermore is 48 Km from Galway city. There is a daily Bus Eireann service from Galway to Lettermullen. Lettermore is approx a 1 hour drive from Clifden town centre.
Other nearby areas to visit is Kilkieran, Roundstone, Carraroe and Rossaveal, where you can take a ferry to the Aran Islands. All these routes take you along stunning coastal roads.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND THE CONNEMARA AREA, PLEASE BROWSE THE “THINGS TO DO” SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
“Best place in Connemara for EV drivers. We were delighted to find a cottage where we could charge our EV overnight using a Zappi charger. As we might have expected, the cottage was also very warm and comfortable with its triple glazing and solar panels. The kitchen was well-equipped, the beds were comfortable, and sufficient hanging space was provided. Alanna and Joe were very welcoming. The wi-fi was great and we were given free access to Apple TV+ which was a nice touch.”~Steve September 2023
We spent one week over Easter in An Teachin Corcra. Alanna prepared the house professionally and with so much care. Both wood stoves were heated when we arrived, and we even found freshly baked bread and wine on the dining table. That was such a wonderful and welcoming arrival. The house has modern amenities and is very comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay there. Delphi Resort which is perfect for family sports activities can be reached in just an hour leading through untouched nature with stunning landscape with grazing sheep – just stunningly beautiful. Upon our return we enjoyed the relaxing moments in this beautiful home. Thank you so much dear Alanna – rest assured that we will come to your place again.- Max April 2023
Check-in time is strictly after 4pm.
Check-out time is strictly 10am on day of departure.
Please note that a €100 security deposit is taken by revolut 2-3 days prior to arrival and as long as there are no breakages or damage to the property this will be refunded on departure.
Strictly no pets
EV Charging point