Waterside Cottage self catering bungalow sits proud overlooking stunning sea & mountain views. With direct access to the shore this is guaranteed to please all ages. Great family house for touring all of what Connemara has to offer along the Wild Atlantic Way including Cashel Hill which stands majestic at the top of the bay.
Offering two double bedrooms, a twin room with shower. family shower room, fitted kitchen/dining area and sitting room with open fire.
A short distance to Cashel Bay Hotel & The Zetland Hotel where one can enjoy fine dining or a drink in the bar. Roundstone Village is approx. 10 mins drive small fishing village with its colorful shops, bars restaurants and two of the finest beaches in Ireland, Dogs Bay & Gurteen Beach. There are many activities to enjoy within Connemara such as horse riding on the beach, fishing, scuba diving, surfing and lots more. A must visit is Kylemore Abbey and the Connemara National Park. Enjoy a round golf at the Connemara Championship Golf Course in Ballyconneely.
We look forward to welcoming you to Waterside Cottage in Cashel. See you soon!
Offering 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles & 1 twin room, 1 main bathroom with large wet room, and separate shower & sink unit in the twin bedroom. Sitting room, fitted kitchen with dining area, utility room.
Entrance hallway leading to the sitting room benefiting from an open fire, window overlooking Cashel Bay, comfy couches and TV.
Fitted kitchen with electric oven & hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer. Dining table seating up to 6, window overlooking the back of the house. Ornate fireplace.
Utility area with combined washing machine/dryer.
Two double bedrooms with stunning countryside views and overlooking the Bay. Fitted wardrobes.
Further twin bedroom with 2 single beds, shower & sink unit. Fitted wardrobe.
Shower room with sink, WC & large wet room shower.
There is large enclosed garden to the front & side of the house leading down to the shore. There are gates leading into the tarmac drive. Ample parking.
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
“A little bit of heaven on earth, Peaceful quiet location with fantastic views. Really friendly knowledgeable local community beautiful”.~Richard August 2023
“Thank you – Terrific week at Waterside Cottage! No issues whatsoever. All was as advertised, and we couldn’t quibble with anything. Much appreciated!” – George June 2023
“Had a fabulous week here, very welcoming and an absolutely stunning location.”- Ciara July 2021
“A lovely base to explore the area. Bríd was a lovely host and we had a beautiful stay. A perfect remote location with great views and all the self catering facilities required. Great wet room!”- Yvette September 2018
“Beautiful setting, location and scenery for the perfect quiet relaxing holiday, even the kids loved it. Although it was a bit out of the way, the drives and scenery were amazing”-Racheal September 2018
“Tranquil awesome Cashel. Hidden jewel in the hearty of Connemara! Waterside Cottage offered everything we required. The views from the site just so relaxing. We had a 94 year old who found the cottage offered safe and free access all over and enjoyed the views from the bench at the front of the house. Great location to explore or revisit parts of Connemara. Being a keen photographer I was glad of the digital technology as I would have blown my budget on 35mm film. Suggest a short walk to the harbour or more energetic walk up Cashel Mountain. The colour of the of the landscape from water to sky in the early morning light just magnificent. The caretaker presented us with a spotlessly clean property and great comfort. Book it now and you won’t regret it. We will be a repeat visitor”- Gerard July 2018
Waterside 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.
Linen & towels are inclusive in the rental rate.
Check-in time is strictly from 4pm onwards (If you require a later check-in time please let us know).
Check-out time is strictly at 10am on day of departure.
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.
Please note that most restaurants & cafes in the area have free internet access.
Cashel Bay hotel nearby
Comfy sitting room with Open Plan Fireplace
Large wet room
Quiet Area with lovely Walks
4 nights for the price of 3
Late availability discount
Low occupancy rate
Multiple week discount