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The Thatch in Spiddal, Galway

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

The Thatch description

Holiday home
The Thatch is a single-storey cottage in an isolated setting in Poll, five miles from the seaside village of Spiddal. There are two double bedrooms, a shower room, a kitchen and sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove. Outside is off road parking and a patio area with furniture. The Thatch makes a peaceful base for enjoying County Galway, from the Aran Islands and Connemara National Park to the city of Galway itself.

Overlooking the Galway Bay and Aran Islands, the delightful village of Spiddal is a popular tourist destination and offers visitors plenty of attractions. There are numerous eateries and public houses, two beautiful beaches and a fabulous coastal golf course. The nearby wood of Shannagarram is a special area of conservation and provides excellent walking opportunities. Sea fishing is available off the pier and the blue flag beach of Tra na mBan is a haven for families. Galway is only 12 miles away to the West and Ireland's rich and colourful heritage can be discovered there. There are ferries to the lovely Aran Islands or alternatively boats can be chartered to any of the three islands. With such a wealth of activities and attractions, this is a fabulous holiday destination at any time of year.

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 woodburning stove and electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Patio garden with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops, pubs and restaurants 5 miles. Note: Some internal steps (one from living area to kitchen/shower room, one to bedroom from living area), may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Rural location

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Miss Rohlof
May 2016
The house was wonderful and so peaceful. The attention to detail with the furnishings and little things was amazing.
Mrs Mccormack
March 2016
We had a wonderful week staying in this sweet little cottage. We couldn't have asked for more, it was a fantastic base for us to explore Connemara from. It was our first holiday with our puppy and she had so much fun exploring the property and especially the garden around the cottage. The house was spotlessly clean, and the bed was so comfortable with plenty of extra blankets and even a electric blanket if we needed it. The kitchen was well stocked and there were plenty of towels in the bathroom for us as well. This cottage is so well loved and cared for I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a break away. This is a country cottage a 5/10 minute drive from Spiddal, but so peacefully quiet, it did us wonders to get away from it all.
Miss Bickerstaff
January 2016
Beautiful cottage in a delightful remote location. The owner couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. The turf fire already lit on arrival and the homemade scones were a really lovely touch. Loads of extra blankets and pillows and games and DVDs - everything was thought of. Would love to go back. The donkeys were great too!
Mr Mcandrew
January 2016
The cottage was perfectly decorated and clean. It had everything we needed and we weren't short on anything! The owner was so nice and helpful in informing us about the cottage and giving directions to lovely areas in the town!
Mrs Tether
March 2015
The cottage is warm and cosy; beautifully decorated and charmingly pretty. Wonderfully outfitted. The owners were lovely people, who gave us some very helpful suggestions on out of the way places to see that are not in tourist books. They took care of any questions or needs we had. It was our first week out of six weeks in Ireland, and they gave us a terrific welcome.
Ms Mcconnell
March 2014
The Thatch was a wonderful experience for our family, well appointed cottage with all the furnishing we could need. We did some hiking, met local donkeys, dogs and a kitty was there to welcome us each day. Since we were far in the country, we did enjoy the solitude and played cards at night. We ate our breakfasts in the cottage and set out during the day to explore the countryside.
Miss Stones
March 2014
What a delight! It looked lovely on the website, but it was even better 'in the flesh'. It was spotlessly clean and as cute as a button, the owner was lovely. We really didn't want to leave and I'd like to go back now!
Mr Strickland
June 2014
Beautiful cottage in an isolated haven that offered us the quiet reflective break that we were looking for. Top class.
Mr Van Tongeren
August 2015
The Thatch was a superb, well equipped cottage with very welcoming owners. It was situated in a beautiful part of Ireland and overall we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday!
Miss Milsom
November 2014
The cottage was fully stocked for our stay, it couldn't have been faulted! The secluded location was perfect for a weeks getaway!
Mr Brennan
December 2013
Lovely cottage in a peaceful tranquil surrounding. The cottage contained all necessary amenities. Will be back.
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