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Prague House in Lettermore, Galway

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
3 bathrooms

Prague House description

Holiday home
This detached stone cottage is in an elevated position on the fringes of Lettermore village, close to the sea in County Galway. The property dates back over 100 years, and used to be the village shop. Now, this building offers accommodation for up to six people, comprising of three double en-suite rooms, a kitchen with solid fuel stove, a utility room and a lounge with open fire and exposed stone walls. To make the most of the impressive views, there is also a sun room with French windows opening onto the garden. The cottage has been lovingly restored to provide spacious and welcoming accommodation, full of character and original features, yet still benefits from modern conveniences.

Located on a small island in the south west corner of County Galway, the pretty village of Lettermore is connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway. This village is home to a welcoming Irish pub, a small convenience store and traditional butcher's shop, and is also located in an area where the Irish language is still prevalent. This beautiful area of unspoiled countryside offers a wide range of walking and cycling opportunities, as well as great spots for water sports. There are numerous coves, beaches and inlets to explore along the coastline, in addition to great opportunities for sailing, fishing and scuba diving. The Connemara National Park is only a short drive away, whilst the Aran Islands are located just off the coast in Galway Bay.

Towering cliffs stand next to vast stretches of golden sand, whilst vast mountain ranges cradle cool, low-lying lakes. The Galway region epitomises the term 'great outdoors'; with fantastic walking and cycling and exhilarating water sports.

Oil central heating with solid fuel stove in dining room and open fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player, internet via ethernet cable, library of books, CDs and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack of fuel for fires inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Terraced patio area with garden furniture and BBQ, leading to lawned area to the rear of the property. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Note: Owner speaks Irish and French.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
  • Near pub

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Mrs Acton
June 2016
We loved the cottage, it was a credit to the owners who could not have been more helpful or kind! Lots of extras included which just made our holiday more enjoyable.
Ms Heffernan
April 2015
The house was really beautiful and exceptionally clean throughout. All necessary appliances were available.
Mrs Hindle
July 2016
This is a superb property in a superb location. This is a real home from home and one of the best that we have ever stayed in.
Mr Williamson
August 2015
A fantastic property with very friendly owners. The area was beautiful, very rural Ireland and the locals were very helpful.
Mr Rogers
July 2015
What a wonderful house, and what a lovely reception! The house, it is beautiful with fabulous views and lovely rooms which are superbly equipped. The fantastic kitchen diner was of a standard we would dream of having in our own house. We can't fault this holiday home. We have stayed in many, many cottages and villas all over the UK, and Europe, and this, without doubt, was the nicest we have ever been to. 10/10 from us and highly recommended in every way.
Ms Crabb
June 2015
We could not fault the accommodation or the welcome we received from the owners. The local people were very friendly. A beautiful location wonderful scenery.
Mr Gebhardt
April 2015
Had a very friendly welcome by the the landlords. A very well decorated large house with perfect heating which was spotless, had good beds and was very spacious. Would love to come back.
Mr Walters
May 2015
Had wonderful hosts who took a real interest in us as visitors and the presentation of their property.
Mr Sheridan
August 2014
I have stayed in accommodation all over the world and without question this is top of the list. We found no fault at all and will definitely be returning.
Miss King
May 2014
Excellent property and a really unique location. The owners were so welcoming -a true Irish welcome and the property lacked for nothing at all, very comfortable and enjoyable. Definitely recommended.
Mr Berstorff
August 2014
It was very quiet and comfortable. We had a great holiday.
Dr Handforth
April 2014
House very beautifully restored and furnished to a high standard. Kitchen very well equipped and log fires very welcoming. Lovely views and surrounding area very beautiful. Close to local friendly shop and butchers. Owners very friendly - with welcoming food and wine for us and both fires roaring.
Mr Otten
August 2014
It is a wonderful place for spending holidays.
Ms Bixby
June 2014
The place is beautiful. It's a little remote but well worth it. It accommodated six of us easily - and we'd recommend it to anyone considering it. We all loved it.
Mrs Beatty
June 2014
This was our 4th visit to Prague House and as usual it was perfect again. Wonderful reception with the owners. This place is more than excellent. It is a beautiful house with just about everything you need and there is a shop just down the lane selling more or less everything. A real homely feel with amazing views in a very peaceful area. Ideally located for visiting our family there and for a relaxing peaceful break. Already planning next year's visit.
Mr Vig
August 2013
This property has the wow factor! Very comfortable, and in a beautiful location.
Mrs Kavanagh- Jackson
June 2014
It was a home from home holiday experience. On arrival we were greeted by the owners at Prague House who showed us around and made us welcome. The table was set and there was fresh Irish soda bread, milk and treats, which were greatly appreciated after a long journey. The house was immaculate and the views are superb.
Mr Heisinger
July 2013
It was a lovely week in Ireland in this house.
Mr Mallon
April 2013
Prague House is a perfect place to spend a break. Our children loved the horses in the nearby field.
Mr Stewart
June 2013
The warm welcome by the owner made this feel like a home from home on our arrival. The house was stunning, immaculately clean and one which we would unreservedly recommend to anyone.
Mrs Pearson
June 2013
The accommodation was so comfortable with ample room. This is by far the nicest self catering accommodation we have stayed in. Everything was so clean and the kitchen is fantastic.
Mrs Lyons
July 2012
We stayed in Prague House, it was out of this world. It was a home from home and had everything we needed. The local shop was brilliant, sold everything and it was really welcoming. Our host was fab and really friendly and was waiting for us with turf fires lit. It was a great holiday and we will definitely be back.
Mrs Kessler
August 2012
This year we had the best accommodation and of course the weather. It was great.
Mrs Summers
July 2011
Beautifully fitted out, very comfortable and warm. Lovely welcome by the owners (scones, wine, chocs etc).Exceptionally good value for money.
Mrs George
October 2010
This is an excellent house with spectacular views. Fantastic kitchen and brilliant sun room! Lettermore is surprisingly well-provided with facilities e.g a useful shop (always open) just down the lane.
Mrs Baily
November 2010
Property exceeded expectations. Area wonderful, very peaceful. Access to shop/pubs nearby. Outside area; paved terrace with seating. Ample parking. Small paddock safe for the children to play in at the rear of the house.
August 2015
Booked this house for extended family including grandchildren. House is located in a very rural, beautiful part of Irish speaking area ( also English). The owners Michael & Cepta meet us on arrival with table laid for tea and fresh scones, what a start. The house was fantastic, spotless, with loads of room and all the facilities you will need. The local shop is 300 yards down road and the owner Rory treats you like one of his family giving you a map of area and places of interest. His fresh baked wheaten and inhouse Pizzas are so tasty and reasonably priced. Approx. 10 mins drive from house is one of the most pleasant and challenging 9 hole golf courses you will ever play and only 15Euro. The club house has a thatched roof. Galway City is less than a hour south and all to the north is the Connemara region, it is breathtaking for scenery and beaches. Go to Dogs Bay beach near Roundstone. The area around the house is worth exploring and the house inside and out is brilliant. If the sun shines just to sit in the patio area with a book and drink will calm you to the bones. Forget about all the buzz and hassle of foreign hot places and recharge your batteries in this magical part of Ireland. Money can't buy what you get from this place, house and people. Book and enjoy..
October 2013
This a fantastic property, we loved it. We were also very lucky to have lots of sunny days which always puts a good slant on anywhere one stays.However, this house was extremely well supplied with everything and is very comfortable.
Janet R
July 2015
Prague House is an absolutely stunning cottage. It is located in Lettermore which is quite isolated, although there is a shop at the end of the road. The cottage has a welcoming feel to it, beautifully renovated with views over the bay. There are two en suites and a bathroom so perfect for friends and families. The owners are very welcoming with hot scones and coffee on arrival. The kitchen/diner is fantastic giving a real homely feel to the property. Would definitely recommend.
James F
September 2013
A wonderful welcome and stay. There was nothing that was too much trouble for the owners. The cottage is immaculate and fitted to the highest standard having a vista at the rear across the bay and beyond to the hills of Clare on a clear day and out across to the Aran Islands. To the front is Lettermore hill for which the owners provide instructions on how to access the top, it requires a bit of effort but most should be able to do it in half an hour, panoramic views of the twelve Bens and Aran Islands and clear enough on the day we went up that we could see the Cliffs of Moher in the far distance across Galway Bay. It is a great base situated ideally to get out and explore with all of the main attractions within an hours drive and many more closer still. The lighting along with the tides changing throughout the day provide constantly changing surroundings which can be enjoyed from the sun room. Highly recommended!
August 2011
This cottage was beautifully presented and exceptionally well-equipped. The welcome from the owners was first-rate and we felt very at home here. Lettermore is in beautiful Connemara and the only thing we found disappointing was the distance we needed to cover to find eating places and places of interest - this should have been clearer from the cottage brochure.
July 2011
We stayed at the Prague House in early July and were impressed both by the accommodations and the wonderful owners who met us (though we were two hours late!) with fresh scones and a warm Irish welcome. As it turns out, this house has been in their family for generations and the love that went into its restoration is quite evident. The pictures do not do this house justice. It is newly remodeled and very large, easily accommodating our family of five. There is both a peat-burning stove in the enormous eat-in kitchen (which had more gadgets than I have in my own!) and a fireplace in the large family room. The three bedrooms are of good size and comfortable, the bathrooms modern and stylish. While not on the water's edge, there is a panoramic view of the sea from the kitchen, master bedroom, sun room and terraces. Other rooms look onto nearby cottages, but nothing that is objectionable in the least. The owners showed us around the place, including how to use the appliances which was very helpful, and when we departed met with us once again and refunded the good-housekeeping bond on the spot without any quibbling whatsoever. We could walk down to the general store, which is a huge plus since the cottage is relatively isolated (which we liked). There is a Catholic Church in town which has services in Irish (the view of the steeple at night is really rather pretty), and a pub (we didn't make it there, but it's maybe a three-minute drive away). The drive to the Aran Island ferries is about fifteen minutes and there are good restaurants/pubs within about that distance as well. Galway, Connemara Park, and Cong are all within about an hour's drive. The only reason I gave it a 4 star on location has to do with getting through Galway in order to access anything west or south of there. We've stayed in lovely accommodations all around the world, and I would not hesitate to recommend this home. I don't know how our experience could be improved- well, maybe down comforters on the beds- not much of a "complaint"- just that the rest of the house was so far above expectations!
Mr Cloherty
July 2016
We have just returned from a family holiday in which a large group of us stayed in Prague house and two other nearby cottages. I could not recommend Prague house enough. It was a beautifully decorated house with every thing you would need for a stay in Connemara. The kitchen of the house is particularly outstanding with a stove to burn turf on, which we used on a few rainy days. The owners of the house were wonderful and ensuring that we had everything we could possibly need. We are already looking forward to the next time we visit Prague house.
Mr Page
April 2016
This was a very spacious accommodation of a high standard with a very warm welcome.
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