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KATES COTTAGES KINVARA Village Holiday Cottages in Kinvara, Galway

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sleeps 8
5 rooms
2 bathrooms

Key features

  • Beach and golf very close.
  • Private off-road Parking.
  • Patio & garden furniture & BBQ utensils
  • Linen & towels included.
  • Some pets allowed - check with owner

KATES COTTAGES KINVARA Village Holiday Cottages description

KATES COTTAGES KINVARA. Tel: 00353-87-9045135. Located right in the village of Kinvara. Stroll to the shops, pubs, restaurants and watch the traditional boats set sail from the pier. Enjoy views of the world-famous Burren hills. Large TV /DVD. Cosy open fire. Parking. BBQ. Towels included. Gas, water and wi-fi are all included. The perfect base for exploring Kinvara, the Burren and counties Galway & Clare. Great restaurants locally.

Enjoy Kinvara with its lively traditional music scene, noted seafood restaurants, sailing, and festivals. 2 minute walk to shops, pubs, cafés, hotel, sea, tennis courts. A few minutes drive brings you to Trácht beach with its golden sands and the 'flaggy shores' of New Quay. 25 minutes to the bustling city of Galway.


The living area looks right out at tall broad-leafed trees which line the laneway. You can hear the birdsong, while relaxing in front of the open fire. From the windows here and the bedroom above you can gaze at the Burren Mountains. All the rooms are furnished to high specification, and the beds all have superior standard mattresses (two of them are queen-size), and linen is of high quality. All bedrooms contain wardrobes, bedside lockers and lamps as a minimum. Rooms are decorated with orignal artworks and tapestries. The kitchen is spacious and very well equipped. Bathrooms have instant electric showers. We also provide an array of books (including children's), DVDs, jigsaws, playing cards, welcome folder and maps. Travel-cot and highchair available. Also equipment for elderly and disabled. Baby sitter available. This cottage has always been popular with musicans due to the presence of a piano in the spacious sitting-room!


There is a private, fenced garden at the rear, and a patio area with garden furniture. We provide a BBQ stand and utensils and can purchase disposable charcoal trays on your behalf, to start you off. Also, upon request you may have the use of a shed if you have bicycles, fishing or sports equipment – ask the owner for the key. Ample, private, off-road parking. Public tennis courts and football pitch across the road at the top of the lane.


Kinvara is considered the 'gateway' to North Clare, which is renowned for its limestone landscape of the BURREN (an area of world-wide interest to botanists, historians, archaeologists, ecologists, geologists, writers and artists). 10 minutes drive will bring you to the Burren National Park.
Nearby also you can visit: 2 championship golf courses, The Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Caves, Burren Perfumery and Floral Centre, Thoor Ballylee (home of W.B. Yeats, one of our great poets), Coole Park (home of Lady Gregory and the inspiration for many of Yeats' poems), Kiltartan Museum, Kilmacduagh Monastic Settlement and round tower, the Martello Tower at Auginish and even a trip to the Aran Islands!
Galway city is also definitely worth a trip – don't miss the famous Galway Races, Arts Festival and Oyster Festival. Travel on to Connemara with its boglands, stone walls, lakes and native Irish-speaking people of the Gaeltacht.

Kinvara is a quaint seaside village renowned for its medieval castle, 'Dunguaire', which provides nightly banquets. Each August Kinvara hosts Cruinniu na mBad, a traditional sailing festival featuring turf boats, and also a traditional music festival (Fleadh na gCuach) each May Bank Holiday weekend and a hurling festival. On the October bank holiday weekend, Gort hosts the Joe Cooley Traditional Music festival.
There is a farmer's market - organic vegetables, home baking, crafts - every Friday morning from April to October. The village contains 3 supermarkets, restaurants, post office, pharmacy, health food shop, hairdressers, beauticians, seaweed treatment clinic, craft shops, children's playground, football, tennis and much more.


Ryanair and Aerlingus to Shannon and Dublin from many UK and European cities. Car ferries to Dublin. Kinvara is a 2 ½ hours drive from Dublin Airport, 45 minutes drive from Shannon Airport, 2 hours from Knock airport; 10 miles from the heritage town of Gort; regular bus routes from Galway city.

If you chose NOT to hire a car for your holiday, here is some alternative transport information:
BUS: check website. It is the Route 350 which serves Galway - Kinvara - Ennis, a beautiful route through scenic & tourist spots like Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, Lisdoonvarna etc, and, in the opposite direction, Galway city.
TO GALWAY, takes 35-45 mins & departs at 07:15, 09:54, 12:54, 14:54, 16:54, and 18:54. (Sundays 12:54, 14:54, 16:54, 18:54)
FROM GALWAY: 08:00, 10:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00 and 18:00
SOUTH through County Clare: 08:35, 10:35, 13:35, 15:35, 18:05 and 18:40. (You can stop off in any of the towns & explore there for the day)

There are also taxis, and the good advantage of the cottage is that it is located in the village so you don't need transport to go to shops, bars, restaurants, sea, lovely hikes nearby etc.


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. A standard contract document is in place.
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 T-towels. Guests are asked to bring their own beach towels.
GAS for hob is included; electricity and heating oil are metered and charged at cost. 

Wi-Fi is free.
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.

* * * * * RATES (per week):

JAN to Easter €650


APRIL €750

MAY €875

JUNE €950

JULY €995

Mid-Jul to mid-Aug €1,195

AUG €995

SEPT €950



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Contact Details

Tel: 00353-87-9045135


  • Some pets allowed - check with owner
  • Bars nearby
  • Barbeque
  • Bath towels included
  • Beach very close
  • Bike rental
  • Broadband Wi-Fi
  • Bungalow
  • Close to sea
  • Cot available
  • DVD
  • Detached property
  • Dishwasher
  • Downstairs WC
  • Downstairs bathroom
  • Downstairs bedroom
  • Drying machine
  • Easy walking access
  • Enclosed garden / patio
  • Family friendly
  • Games / Play facilities
  • Golf nearby
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Highchair
  • Horse riding
  • Increased accessibility
  • Internet access
  • Linen included
  • Microwave
  • Nature walks
  • Open all year
  • Open fire
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair
  • Restaurants nearby
  • Shops nearby
  • Short breaks
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Tennis
  • Washing machine
  • Watersports

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Catharine M
April 2015
“Charming cottage down a lovely country lane” This house was great----it was very well equipped with everything we needed for our weeks stay. Proximity to the lovely village of Kinvara was just what we were looking for. Would happily stay here again. Traveling group: Extended Family Would you recommend this hotel to a friend? Yes.
Ber Murphy
March 2015
We had a fantastic holiday in Kinvara and this deceptively spacious house, comfortably accommodated 4 adults & 4 teenagers. It suited us down to the ground as it's just a short walk to shops, restaurants and pubs and the beach is a short drive away. The beds are extremely comfortable and the kitchen very well equipped and there was plenty of space for all of us to sit down together. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone.
James Mulrooney
June 2015
From start to finish, renting this place was wonderful. Kathy is very quick to respond to emails with any questions. I am not a frequent traveler so was relatively new to this experience. Kathy immediately made me feel at ease. The picture of the house is deceiving. It looks small, but with 5 good sized bedrooms, 2 big baths and a very open floor plan, the inside feels big and is very livable. The kitchen is newer and very functional. The condition of the house--furniture, beds etc is excellent. The house was very clean and well maintained. The location is ideal. A country setting--quiet and peaceful, and yet, just off the main road. A quick walk to grocery stores, pubs, restaurants etc. The location is perfectly central with quick rides to many of the big attractions (Cliffs of Moher), with many other attractions very close by. The town is quaint and EVERYONE was so friendly! Overall an excellent place to stay and well worth the money. I would highly recommend this place and working with Kathy. She is a dream!
Miriam Kinsella
July 2013
A cottage of very high standard in a great location in the village. We were so happy to find this cottage as it was located within walking distance of the lovely town of Kinvarra. Many places say Kinvarra, but then you find that they are a few miles out. For my elderly parents it was ideal as they were able to wander down the town, and do their own thing, and the rest of us did not have to worry about driving when we were going out to the pub. Kinvara and surrounds have a lot to offer. The cottage was so beautifully presented, well-equipped, had nice garden, rooms were like hotel, everything was so tastefully done. It even has a piano! The owners provide free equipment for babies and elderly, if we wanted. They were very helpful and professional. We had a great time.
Maura Magorrian
July 2013
This is a beautiful cottage located within a 5 minute walk to the lovely Kinvara village. The cottage is located of the main road and offered quietness, peacefulness and privacy. It catered for all our needs and the cottage itself is very well equipped and clean. The location is excellent, for exploring all the areas of interests in Co Claire and Galway. It is a 15 minute drive to the lovely village of Ballyvaughan, a visit to the tea rooms is not to be missed! The owner of the property was very pleasant and accomodating during the booking process and during our holiday. Overall we would highly recommended this cottage for a relaxing, peaceful and exploring holiday.
July 2014
Just arrived home from a delightful two week stay in Ireland! Our family of 8 enjoyed this lovely cottage right in the heart of Kinvara, a quaint fishing village. Owners were responsive and very easy to work with and the cottage was in a nice, quiet area. Having a washer/dryer, DVD player and nicely-equipped kitchen made our stay even more pleasant. Would definitely recommend!
September 2014
This is the ideal location for touring Co. Clare & and Galway. This house is very well equipped for self catering and is within 10 min walking distance to two supermarkets. Kinvara is a delightful harbour village just 25 minutes drive from Galway city. Lovely house to relax in with comfortable beds (5 bedrooms) and plenty of space. Situated on a short lane close to the main road it was a lovely quiet restful place. I would be very happy to book this house again.
Jonathan Moore
June 2015
Great cottage to stay in on the Galway coast, we were there for 10 days in June 2015 whilst I was working Galway, and it was lovely to be in the cottage and not in a bland hotel for once. The rest of the party had even more time that I did to enjoy the Burren and the Galway and Clare coastline, and especially the many local seafood restaurants. The cottage was comfy and WifI fast. Plus Velux window blackout blinds made long lie-ins possible, even in June, when it's light outside 20 hours a day.
Ruby Mc London
August 2016
"Great location" Stayed here for 2 weeks end of August 2016. Pluses are the location as walking distance to nearby shops, pubs, restaurants and local church. Some lovely pubs with live music - we especially enjoyed the food at The Pier Head which we visited on a few occasions, including my 50th birthday and they made a wonderful cake! Only a short drive to Tracht Beach also where we had some lovely walks and my dog loved the freedom there. Lovely drives to the nearby Burren and surrounding areas. Deceptively spacious house, looks small but lots of room inside. Quiet location. Negatives are the road to enter the house - lots of potholes. We did have a problem with the toilet flush on the ground floor but contacted the owner and she was able to get it all fixed for us the following day which was good.
Cait D, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
September 2016
EXQUISITE. The cottage and location could not have been more perfect. The host, Kathy, was incredibly helpful before and during our visit. The cottage is very cozy and comfortable, in a beautiful quiet location close to the lovely village of Kinvara.
Jeff Prescott, Arizona
October 2015
"Cozy and Comfortable home base for exploring Western Ireland". Our family stayed for one month in October, 2015. This five bedroom home is in a great location, just a few minutes walk to downtown Kinvarra. It is close to conveniences but far enough away for peace and quiet and beautiful views of the Irish countryside. The owners are very professional, friendly and accommodating. The house was clean and the beds and linens were very comfortable. The kitchen has all of the convenient appliances, including a dishwasher, and everything worked well. Washing machine and electric dryer included. Utilities were efficient, not costly. WiFi worked well. The wood burning fireplace was a nice feature, very cozy. Skylights add lots of light, even on cloudy days. The grassy backyard and patio area is also a nice spot to relax. The town of Kinvarra is full of friendly people, pubs and shops and is a great home base to explore The Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Galway and so many other amazing things to see in this beautiful country. We really hope to make our way back to this holiday cottage someday!
Roisin A Moate, Ireland
May 2016
"Suited us perfectly" Kathy was easy to contact. We were very happy with the house, it is at the top of the town, a couple of minutes walk brings you back into Kinvara. We used the house as a base while visiting friends for a weekend. It was clean, all machines that we used, worked. Bedrooms are lovely size considering the compactness of the house. When we visit our friends again later in the year we will be hoping the house is available.
Barbara and Roni
November 2016
We had a lovely stay. Charming house in a great central location. We'll be back! Thank you for clear directions and for having such a well equipped and thoughtfully prepared home. It was just lovely Kathy and for the little touches. Best wishes, B & R
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