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Spiddal Cottage, Spiddal


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Bedrooms
2 Bedrooms
Bedroom Layout
1x Double, 2x Single
Bathrooms
1 Baths
Sleeps
4

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Description

Our Rating: 3.0 out of 5.0 stars

This bright and airy 2 bedroom cottage makes a wonderful base for anyone wishing to tour the West, hill walking, fishing, golfing, horse riding as you are very centrally located.

There is Free wifi & the cottage is pet friendly.

Spiddal is a charming village with many excellent bars and restaurants as well as wonderful scenic walks and beaches. Surrounded by lakes and mountains this is the ideal location for touring Connemara, Galway City, Aran Islands and the Clare coast.

This delightful 2 bedroom cottage sleeps 4 people, a perfect family getaway accommodation. Only a short walk to Spiddal Village and beach.

Spiddal is a beautiful seaside village on the shores of Galway Bay, and part of An Gaeltacht (Irish speaking area). Spiddal is one of the largest Irish speaking settlements in the Galway Gaeltacht. It is the setting for the TG4 soap Ros na Rún (which is filmed in Irish)

Within a short distance drive is Rossaveal Pier where you can get a ferry across to the Aran Islands, Dun Aonghasa, is one of the Irelands most visited attractions, Inis Mor, Inis Meain & Inis Oirr on eof the smallest of the islands and is characterized by it’s distinctive charm – Highly recommended.

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

Layout

Reception /sitting room with couch and two chairs, open fireplace, large window to the front of the house, flat screen TV.

Kitchen: Fitted kitchen with dining table seating 8, microwave, oven, fridge/freezer

Double bedroom with TV and window to the back of the house

Twin bedroom with window to the front of the house

Garden to the side.

 

Local Info

Spiddal:

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

Letter More:

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.

Carna:

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

Cashel:

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

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

Testimonials

“The host was lovely,she was very welcoming and couldn’t do enough for us……. but also gave us our privacy. The cottage was well equipped, clean and cosy within a short walk of the town and from there a short hop to the pier and the small beach- one of three. A great base for exploring the area and still close to Galway. Excellent WiFi, which pleased the young people in our party, in particular. Cosy cottage and perfectly positioned”-Anne July 2021

“Charming cottage in a great location. Lovely stay at Spiddal Cottage, we enjoyed it thoroughly. Patsy was a terrific host and the house was the best equipped we’ve ever stayed in. Great location for the beach and village. Nice outside area for sitting. All in all a great place for a holiday.” Maire Jul 2021

“We had a really lovely stay at Spiddal Cottage. It suited our needs really well-we are a family of four with two young children (6 and 4 years). The cottage is located just a short walk from Spidda village which has some good amentities. The cottage was very clean and had all that we needed. Patsy was a really lovely host and gave us some helpful suggestions for places to go and eat. We would highly recommend Spiddal Cottage”-Barbara July 2021

“Situated so near the village, the open fire was on and beautiful views. It is so near the beach and has lovely walks. The host was very friendly anf the cottage was well equipped”– Nora June 2021

“Great cottage, not fancy but had everything we needed. Really appreciated the cot provided for our baby, he slept very well in it. The blackout blinds in all the rooms is so important in summer time with young kids. Washing machine and dryer very handy and the kithcen was very well equipped. The whole cottage was spotlessy clean.”-Miriam June 2021

5 Stars-Perfect house for 2. Nice, clean, good communication, good location close to the local pub :-)”- Andreas September 2019

“Erg vriendelijk en behulpzaam, Eenvoudig maar compleet huisje met zeer vriendelijke eigenaresse die zeer behulpzaam is. Je voelt je zeer welkom.”-Joep July 2019

“Wonderful holiday. We were warmly welcomed by Patsy, the details of the location were very accurate and the cottage exactly as described. We had a memorable stay in Spiddal”- Eleonore June 2019

“Patsy was a wonderful hostess. The cottage was super prepared, heated and food supplied. She supplied me with heating material and took great care of it. Many thanks!” Erika March 2019

So Lovely. This little cottage was lovely, so cozy. Patsy was equally a delight. She had everything I needed for a peat fire, which I loved every evening! The cottage is exceptionally clean and very comfortable. It was the perfect home base after my adventures in Connamara!-February 2019

A little oasis away from the madness of the East Coast. We loved our stay at Spiddal Cottage. Firstly, an exceptionally warm welcome from host Patsy Thornton. The cottage is cosy, fully equipped, spacious with a warm turf fire to add to the atmosphere. As this was a Christmas break for my husband and myself, we were pleasantly surprised at the trouble Patsy went to with decorating the cottage, a nice Christmas tree was all lit up on arrival. We loved being so close to the sea ( Only 5 mins walk) and got to do some coastal walks. Spiddal is a very special part of the world. We came home totally refreshed and ready to ring in 2019. Thank you Patsy, we will be back!”- Blanaid December 2018

“Pasty was a lovely host, there if we needed her but not intrusive. Lovely friendly warm welcome. The cottage was small but perfect for us. It was a very cold weekend but the fire and a lovely scented candle were lit when we arrived and the heating on so very cozy inside. Very clean, plenty of kitchenware, good shower, comfy beds, good location to the village. Thanks for a great stay and we’ll probably be back sometime xx”-Angela November 2018

Clean and Comfortable. The cottage was very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. The owner ensured a warm welcome on our arrival and the cottage proved to be in a great location about a 5 minute walk from the bus and local shops and pubs and a 10 minute walk from the beach and pier which were very pretty. There are some great local pubs often with live music. Galway is fairly close and accessible by bus and Connemara is on your doorstep. We would highly recommend a stay in the cottage.”- Hilary May 2018

Extras

 

Linen & towels are inclusive in the rental rate.

Please note that €100 security deposit is required upon arrival. As long as there are no breakages or damage to the property this will be refunded on departure less the cost of utilities.

Check-in time is strictly from 5pm onwards (If you require a later check-in time please let us know)

Check-out time is strictly at 10am on day of departure.

Free Wifi available at this property

Please note that most restaurants & cafes in the area have free internet access.

Spiddal Cottage is happy to welcome your pet, however we would ask that your pet would not be permitted on furniture or on beds. If additional cleaning is required we may have to deduct this from your damage deposit.


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Features

5 minute walk to the sea

Bungalow

Central Heating

Close to beaches

Close to Galway City

Close to shop pubs & restaurants

Cosy sitting room with open fire

Dishwasher

Family Bathroom

Family Friendly

Free WiFi

Garden

Has TV

Parking

Pet Friendly

Travel Cot and High Chair available on request

Walking distance to shop

Family Friendly

Late Availability

Pet Friendly

Short Breaks

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