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
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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 20 minutes away by car. 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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Who we are

  1. My name is Gabriel. Myself and my wife, Nuala, are both teachers. We have three children. Our daughter is 17 and our twin boys are 15. The children are well behaved, have been home exchanging with us for the past 9 years, and will respect your property. We have a large playroom full of toys, as well as a snooker room, ping pong table and a TV. Outside the house is very secure, private and very safe for children playing. The children have bikes, a playhouse which includes swings and slides, a trampoline, a large sandpit and a basketball ring. We grow our own vegetables in a plot beside the house, which you could help yourselves to! We love walks along the seashore and in the surrounding hills. We have been on nineteen very successful home exchanges to date.

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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. 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!
http://www.galway-ireland.ie/
http://www.visitaranislands.com/
http://www.connemaranationalpark.com/
http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/ports/10_Galway.html
http://www.giaf.ie/
http://www.galwayraces.com/
http://www.wildatlanticway.com/home

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