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The Cottage, Recess

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5 Bedrooms
Bedroom Layout
3x Double, 1x Triple, 1x Twin
5 Baths



Our Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars

We are delighted to offer this beautifully presented 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom cottage situated only a short drive to Recess Village, 20 minutes from Clifden the Capital of Connemara and 40 minutes drive from the bustling city of Galway.

The cottage is an excellent base for a large group or family gathering wishing to holiday along the Wild Atlantic Way and view all that Connemara has to offer including Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park, Greenway cycle/ walk route, Glengowla Mines, Connemara Golf Links course, fishing, horse riding along the beach, island hoping, boat trips, surfing, take a walk along the white sandy beaches and much much more. Connemara has long been regarded as the real emerald of Ireland ‘Connemara is a savage beauty’ Oscar Wilde. Connemara’s landscape will take your breath away. There are boat races, regattas, music festivals, marathons, activity events all take place throughout the year.

The Cottage in Recess offers a warm céad míle fáilte (a hundred thousand welcomes). Cosy sitting room with an open fireplace, large kids bedroom upstairs with foosball table, tv and free wifi service to keep the young ones happy in the evening after a fun filled day touring all that Connemara and the surrounding area has to offer.


The cottage is arranged over 2 floors. 5 Bedrooms / 2 Ensuite shower rooms / 2 full bathrooms / 1 separate WC Sleeps upto 11 guests

Floorplan as follows:

3 bedrooms downstairs / 1 ensuite shower room / 1 separate WC / 1 full bathroom

2 bedrooms upstairs / 1 ensuite shower room / 1 full bathroom


Door leading into a warm and cosy open plan reception and dining area benefiting from an open fire place with 2 comfy 2 seater couches. Dining table seats up to 10 guests. There is ample natural light in this bright and airy room. Smart TV with basic Sky package. Carpeted.

There are 2 doors into this room. 1 from the main hallway and 1 from the kitchen area.

Kitchen: All modern appliances, free standing fridge/freezer, double oven with electric hob, dishwasher, coffee machine. Small dining table seating up to 6 guests..

Door leading to the utility room housing a microwave and washing machine. Great area for buggies / golf equipment or wet gear. Door leading to back of the house benefiting from a clothes line. Separate WC.

Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with window to the back, carpeted.

Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with window to the front, carpeted.

Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom window to the front, carpeted

Bathroom with shower.


Bedroom 4: Large bedroom housing double and single bed, kids den – kids games and toys, Foosball table, TV. Velux windows. Carpeted.

Family bathroom with claw bath tiled flooring and velux windows.

Bedroom 5: Master bedroom with en-suite shower room. Ample storage, velux windows.

There is a large area to the front of the cottage for parking and area to the back of the house to dine al fresco with a BBQ.

Local Info


Recess is a townland comprising of a number of small rural communities. Sheep and Cattle farming is one of the main livelihoods in the area,

Recess is an ideal location as it has easy access to the capital of Connemara, Clifden and Galway City via the N59. Recess Village is 13 miles from Clifden and 37 miles to Galway City. Bus Eireann and City Link Buses leave daily from Recess Village throughout the day

Recess Village is a small charming village containing a craft shop, grocer/petrol station and a pub. Here you will also find the Connemara Marble quarry; items produced here, can be purchased in Joyce’s Craft shop. Across the road you will find the “Connemara Giant” statue in the car park. A favoured photo op for all visitors

Joyce’s Craft Shop and Art Gallery is a must visit if you are passing the village where you will find a wide range of knit wear, rare books, antiques, handmade jewellery and original gifts. Afterwards, why not pop into Paddy Feisti’s and enjoy a hearty hot lunch!

Have a car why not take a trip through the Inagh Valley where you will be captivated by all the beautiful lake and mountain scenery. Lough Inagh Lodge is a perfect place to stop for lunch or dinner and take in all the stunning scenery. Once you pass through the valley, you can take a left towards Kylemore Abbey and the Connemara National Park or a right which will bring you towards the village of Leenane and then on to Westport town, a truly lovely place to take a day trip!

Or why not take a trip to the Ballinahinch Estate and have a ramble around its lovely grounds and a bite to eat in the lodge. From here you can drive towards Roundstone, Ballyconneely and then to Clifden town making the journey a loop along the N59 back to Recess.

Don’t forget to stop at Derryclare Lough and take a snap of one of the most photographed areas in Connemara!


Oughterard Village is a small but bustling town made up of shops, restaurants, pubs and a public library. At the weekends the night life is busy and there are some fine eateries where you can enjoy a nice meal. Galway is approx a 20 minute drive from Oughterard and can be reached via daily bus routes operated by Bus Eireann and City Link. Clifden is approx a 40 minute drive away and can also be accessed via the bus line.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Oughterard

Oughterard Golf Course – Measuring 5,964 meters par-70 with a standard scratch of 70 off the back tees. Oughterard is now a course of Championship standard, but tailored to the skills of all golfers.

Glengowla Mines, Oughterard – Buried beneath the Connemara Mountain lies a way of life long abandoned and almost forgotten just waiting for you to explore!

Aughnanure Castle – Located 2 miles outside Oughterard town, Tours are given around this impressive 16th-century castle which is flanked by two branches of the Drimmeen River.

Derroura Mountain Bike Trail- Take a cycle along the 16Km trail which offers you some incredible mountain biking in some of the most spectacular scenery in Connemara

Corrib Princess Cruises: There are several choices of cruises departing Oughterard on a daily basis

Connemara Candles is a workshop and shop located just outside Oughterard town. You will often see the candles being made when you visit.

Fishing on the Corrib: Lough Corrib is the second largest lake in Ireland and is reputed to have 365 Islands. It is a vast lake of 44,000 acres and stretches some thirty-five miles in length from Maam in Connemara to Galway city where the river drains via the Corrib River through Galway City into Galway Bay. Lough Corrib is one of the best game fisheries in the world and it is a wonderful place to experience game angling. It is home to a variety of fresh water fish including brown trout, pike, perch, and roach, and it also attracts salmon and eels from the Atlantic Ocean. The deepest part of Lough Corrib is 152 ft/47 meters, but its average depth is approximately 40ft/12meters. Fishing methods on the lake and its rivers include spinning, trolling, dapping and dry fly fishing and the season runs from March to September. The Lake Corrib is a wild brown trout fishery. Anglers flock from all over the world to fish on this great lake and especially during the famous mayfly fishing in early summer.



“Wouldn’t hesitate to stay again, Ann was a wonderful housekeeper and made sure we had everything we needed. The house was beautiful and more than big enough for our family gathering.”- Collette October 2022

“The Cottage is extremely comfortable, spacious and very well equipped in every respect. The bedrooms are beautifully presented and on arrival we were delighted to find a bottle of Prosecco and home baked bread awaiting us, as well as a welcome note offering any assistance required. It is in an excellent location for exploring Connemara and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay”- Susan August 2021

“Fantasic house! Extremely clean andd well equipped. I loved this fantastic house. It was so bright and spacious. It was also extremely clean and comfortable. It was really well equipped. The host was so helpful and kind. I will definitely return.”-Meabh July 2021

“We had a great time here. House has everything you need in a beautiful part of the world. Thanks to Ann-we had a fantastic time!-Matthew July 2021

“5 Star Enjoyable Stay. A nice comfortable property located near to the village of Recess and within 20mins to Clifden, Carna, Roundstone etc. A good base for exploring Connemara but a car is a must. Beautiful scenary”-Patricia June 2021

“Spacious and clean space great for our family of 5! Local shops for woolen gifts and food less than a 5 minute drive away – a pub with local music nightly. Connemara National Park is an easy drive to spend the day there hiking. Having a fire place and large kitchen for sharing meals was especially nice.”-Lauren October 2019

“Ann was a fantastic host filling the house with loads of little touches-it really made our stay there.”-Eoin October 2019

“You can expect a cozy home, great hospitality, and amazing views around the town of Recess. I want to go back! Ann the housekeeper was the nicest woman ever, she checked on us, made us bread and made sure we had no questions! Loved it!!”-Taylor October 2019

“We had a great stay in this cottage. It was clean and spacious and in a great location. I would stay here again”-Jillian September 2019

“Nice house-clean, spacious and functional. Ann is very attentive-I would recommend without a doubt”-Melanie August 2019

“Lovely housekeeper, excellent facilities, clean and comfortable”-Allison July 2019

“High standard accommodation, lovely décor, loads of room, suitable for families or friends. Lots of lovely touches like books for all ages, DVD’s, toys for children, radio in the bathroom where the massive bath is. Communication from the host & the local contact was friendly & efficient. Good location for exploring Clifden, Roundstone, Kylemore Abbey & Connemara in general. No complaints”- Mary May 2019

“Warm, clean and comfortable. A bit of a trek to the pub but perfect if you are happy to stay home”- Bernie May 2019

“The Cottage Recess was a perfect location for our mountain walking weekend, the house was very clean and Ann and her husband were very helpful. Everything needed for a weekend away was included in the house (towels, ample kitchen utensils/ pots pans etc and provided wood for the fire). will definitely use this house for our next trip to Galway to finish the Twelve Bens walks.
Thanks” – Kay April 2019



No pets allowed

Utilities are inclusive in the rental rate.

Linen and towels are inclusive in the rental rate.

Wooden cot and highchair available.

Check In is strictly from 4pm onwards

Check Out is strictly at 10am

Please note a security deposit of €200 is required with the final payment and is payable via PayPal, the keyholder will be in contact via e-mail with details. Security deposits will be returned after inspection once there are no breakages or damage to the property.

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