KATES COTTAGES BARNA are in the seaside village of Barna, 10 minutes from Galway city. Free WI-FI. BBQ area. Hot-tub. Cosy stove. Stroll the Conemara bog lanes past Lough Inch to Barna Golf Course. A designated 'Gaeltacht' area.
A short drive (or walk) to beaches, shops, restaurants, hotels & leisure centres. A picturesque country setting on the edge of the unspoilt beauty of the boglands of Conemara. Views of Galway Bay across to the world-famous Burren mountains of County Clare. 10- 15 minute commute to Galway City and easily accessible to Ballybrit Racecourse for the famous Galway Races. Nearby Salthill offers watersports, tennis, horse-riding, funfair, nightclubs.
BARNA is a quiet, seaside village offering award-winning restaurants (Donnelly's, The Twelve Hotel, O'Grady's at the pier), cafés, hair & beauty salons, health food shop, gift shop, boutiques, bakery and a great supermarket. Visit Silver Strand Beach, Barna Woods, Rusheen Bay Bird Sanctuary, Barna Tennis Courts, Spiddal Craft Village, the Aran Islands, Salthill Promenade and many other superb amenities. Or pop into the lively city of Galway to hear traditional music, watch street entertainment or attend many of the festivals that are held throughout the year, including the famous Galway Races (end July), Galway Arts festival, Volvo Ocean Race, Powerboat racing at the docks and Salthill, Oyster festivals, Cúirt Literary festival, Medieval Festival, and many more. There are Farmer's Markets in nearby Spiddal, Moycullen and Galway Saturdays.
CO. GALWAY: The Cottage is on the doorstep of the acclaimed 'Conemara' region. This area of west Galway extends out to the islands, and is known for its stone-walled fields, thatched cottages, boglands, unspoiled beaches and native Irish speakers. Take the sea-shore route through Spiddal, Inveran, and on out to Ros-a-Mhil to catch the ferry to the Aran Islands, or travel the 'lakes' route through Oughterard (famous for salmon fishing & castle), Maam Cross and past the Twelve Pins Mountains to the busy market town of Clifden and on to the Conemara National Park & Renvyle or even to Inishbofin Island.There are many golf courses nearby (only a short walk from the cottage to the Barna Golf Course). For day-trips you could consider: the Burren National Park, The Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Caves, Coole Park, Thoor Ballylee (home of W.B. Yeats, one of our great poets). Visitors to the area can enjoy fishing, wonderful scenic and historic walks and sea sports.
Sleeps 6. Two double bedroom and 1 twin room. Kitchen/ Sitting-room with extra double sofa bed. Cosy solid fuel stove. Bathroom with spacious wet shower area - instant shower and also a second mains shower. Oil-fired central heating.
Large-screen TV/DVD and Wi-fi. Equipment for baby, elderly and disabled. Washing machine, dish-washer, tumble-dryer, large fridge, gas hob, electric fan oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, iron and ironing board. Furnished to high standard. South-facing patio with garden furniture. Library with books, DVDs, playing cards, welcome folder and maps. Babysitter available. Private off-road parking.
FURTHER DETAILS: Golf set available - deposit required. Peaceful setting: you will enjoy dining outdoors where the only spectators are the cows in the field next door! The area in general is a walkers' paradise, through boglands, and many little country laneways. Organic garden nearby.
Rental Details & Conditions:
RENTAL PERIOD: 16:00 hrs on arrival day (generally Saturday) until 11:00 hrs on departure day.
BOOKING: 50% deposit on booking, balance due 8 weeks before arrival.
SECURITY DEPOSIT of €150 (refundable) also applies, and is payable along with the balance, 8 weeks before the commencement of the let.
LINEN: All bed linen is provided and beds are made up.
TOWELS: are provided – 2 per person, hand towels for bathrooms, bath rugs and kitchen tea-towels. Guests are asked to bring their own beach towels. GAS for hob is included; electricity/oil are metered and charged at cost.
BBQ facilities and utensils provided. Let us know if you require disposable charcoal trays (instant light) so we may arrange it for you at cost of €8 per twin pack. Hot-tub may be booked.
RATES per week:
JAN/ FEB/ MAR €500
Mid-JUL to mid-AUG €1,195
CHRISTMAS, New Year €895
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