Seaside Cottage in Connemara, on the Wild Atlantic Way

Seaside Cottage in Connemara, on the Wild Atlantic Way

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home is a modern stone house which sleeps 7; a tranquil rural retreat; spectacular sea views; a walk to a secluded sandy beach. It is located on the famous and extremely popular Wild Atlantic Way. We are a 15 minute walk along the seashore to Spiddal village. Galway City is listed in National Geographic Traveller as being one of the world's best trip destinations for 2019 and is 20 minutes away by car.
The Lonely Planet travel guide has listed Galway as one of the best cities in the world for tourists to visit in their "Best in Travel 2020" guidebook. They describes Galway as "arguably Ireland's most engaging city" and fetes its street entertainment.
Our home is equipped to a high standard and includes free wifi access. There is a spacious living room with a cathedral ceiling, a solid fuel stove, a flatscreen T.V and hifi system which is overlooked by a gallery(playroom). The TV room includes satellite reception, surround sound and DVD player. We have a snooker room with an 8ft table and all neccessary accessories. The bedrooms are large and cosy and decorated to a very high standard. Of the 4, two are ensuite. We have an open plan living area which includes a wooden kitchen, fully equipped with all modern utilities, a breakfast bar, a cosy seated area with stove and T.V and a dining bay with a wall-to-wall window to maximize the views of the sea, the Aran Islands, The Burren and County Clare.

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More about us

  1. We are a married couple with 3 children, a 18 year old daughter and 16 year old twin boys.

  2. We are both teachers and experienced house swappers who have been exchanging for over 10 years. We love to travel during our holidays.

  3. We are keen gardeners and grow our own vegetables.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

We live on a quiet country lane, off the famous Wild Atlantic Way tourist route. Our home is a short walk from Spiddal village (An Spidéal), which boasts beautiful sandy, blue-flagged beaches, restaurants, shops. The pubs are lively and inviting, a great way to hear traditional Irish music being played live and taste a creamy pint of Guinness! As Spiddal is in 'The Gaeltacht'(Irish speaking area) you can hear the language spoken by the locals. There is also a wonderful Craft Centre in the village where local craftspeople make and sell their wares( t-shirts, jewellery, music instruments, pottery, wooden crafts etc.). The Craft Centre also boasts a wonderful coffee shop.

We are 20 minutes from Galway city which needs no introduction. Galway City is listed in National Geographic Traveller as being one of the world's best trip destinations for 2019.
The Lonely Planet travel guide has listed Galway as one of the best cities in the world for tourists to visit in their "Best in Travel 2020" guidebook. They describes Galway as "arguably Ireland's most engaging city" and fetes its street entertainment.
In Summer it's a hive of activity with The Galway Races, the world renowned Galway Arts Festival. In May 2009 it hosted The Volvo Ocean Race and did so again in July 2012 when the final leg of the race finished here in Galway Bay. Galway City (population 80,000) is the main tourist region and University City in the West of Ireland. It is a must visit on any trip to Ireland according to all the best tourist Guides - FODOR's etc. Our home is a great gateway to Connemara, Lough Corrib and the must-see Aran Islands. You are guaranteed a memorable holiday! You can explore the following links to find out more:

https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/ireland/galway-like-a-local-inside-irelands-no-1-home-holiday-destination-36535735.html

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/ireland/county-galway/galway-city

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/features/best-trips-2019/

https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/brilliantly-bohemian-galway-tipped-in-the-lonely-planet-guide-to-best-cities-38618837.html

http://www.galway-ireland.ie/

http://www.visitaranislands.com/

http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/ports/10_Galway.html

http://www.giaf.ie/

http://www.galwayraces.com/

http://www.wildatlanticway.com/home

Buzzy restaurants
https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/ireland/galway-like-a-local-inside-irelands-no-1-home-holiday-destination-36535735.html
Cool bars
https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/ireland/galway-like-a-local-inside-irelands-no-1-home-holiday-destination-36535735.html
Cozy cafés
https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/ireland/galway-like-a-local-inside-irelands-no-1-home-holiday-destination-36535735.html
Bit of culture
http://www.giaf.ie/
Day tripping
http://www.connemaranationalpark.com/, http://www.visitaranislands.com/

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