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The Stone Cottage

Loughrea, County Galway (Ref. 18753)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • Mr Kavanagh

    “The property owner PJ recommended the pub/ restaurant Maggie May's we found it overpriced not very friendly & not very Accommodating when it came.”

    To ordering food .we would highly recommend the following pub/restaurant The Old Triangle in the town lovely food lovely staff. Great atmosphere and music. 5stars.

    To ordering food .we would highly recommend the following pub/restaurant The Old Triangle in the town lovely food lovely staff. Great atmosphere and music. 5stars.

    - Mr Kavanagh, September 2021

The property

This welcoming, detached barn conversion, set next to the owner’s home, lies 3.5 miles from Loughrea in County Galway.

Providing a wonderfully-placed holiday home for discovering this beautiful part of Ireland, The Stone Cottage offers couples, friends and family groups a bright and airy base, surrounded by stunning scenery.

There is a sociable open plan living area, offering fresh and light accommodation with comfy furnishings, a well–equipped modern kitchen and a cosy dining area.

Two well-furnished bedrooms, each with their own en-suite for added comfort and luxury during your stay, complete the accommodation, which sits entirely across the ground floor.

Outside, you can relax in the sunny patio with a glass of wine; why not take your supper outside and enjoy the fresh country air after a busy day?

You can explore the stunning surrounding landscapes on foot, by bike or even horseback, as the owner is happy to provide stabling by arrangement, in case you’re hoping to discover this beautiful location with the help of your best friend!

The thriving market town of Loughrea is just ten minutes’ drive away, with a medieval history and a wealth of amenities, whilst the crystal clear limestone lake can be found even closer, offering beautiful bathing waters, and showering and changing facilities should you fancy a refreshing dip during the summer season.

Lough Rea is also an internationally important site for waterfowl, as well as providing some of the best trout fishing waters in the country.

The bright city lights of cultural Galway City can be enjoyed in just over forty minutes’ drive, where you can wander its web of winding historical streets, dipping into the interesting shops, museums and art centres before stopping for a pint of the black stuff and a platter of oysters in the bay.

The Wild Atlantic Way can be joined from here, and is definitely worthy of a day trip, with its towering sea cliffs, craggy inlets and 1500 miles of spectacular coastal scenery.

This cosy cottage is sure to welcome you home at the end of each busy day’s adventure.


  • All ground floor
  • Two double bedrooms with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3.5 miles
  • Note: Stabling available at €100 per week, per horse (including forage) payable direct to owner
  • Please advise owner prior to arrival and contact direct with any queries
  • Note: This owner is very flexible and may consider an alternative changeover day

About the location


Athenry 12 miles; Gort 15 miles; Portumna 17 miles; Galway 24 miles.

Loughrea is located southeast of Galway City on the northern shore of Lough Rea. The medieval town centre plays host to several shops and pubs, as well as an 18-hole golf course and a lake, renowned for its fishing. Gort is a medium-sized market town on the Galway-to-Ennis Road, situated in a gap between the Slieve Aughty Mountains and the Burren to the south, plus the heritage town of Athenry and the market town of Portumna are within driving distance. There is a strong tradition of Irish music in the locality and many pubs stage sessions at night, plus the area has lots to offer, from beautiful countryside, to great restaurants with various types of cuisine and golf in all the towns nearby. Ideally placed for touring Galway and Clare, spectacular sunsets are a feature here, and nature lovers will enjoy birdwatching and walking. The cosmopolitan delights of Galway City are 24 miles away and with Connemara and Lough Mask offering scenic days out, your stay here can encompass all that Ireland has to offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas