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Tommy Clarke's Cottage

Boggauns near Ballygar, County Galway (Ref. 915174)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Saltmarsh

    “Lovely cottage in a lovely setting.”

    If your looking for peace and quiet.to get away from it all it's the ideal spot. Cottage very clean and well equipped with everything. Would stay again. Regards Maria.

    If your looking for peace and quiet.to get away from it all it's the ideal spot. Cottage very clean and well equipped with everything. Would stay again. Regards Maria.

    - Mrs Saltmarsh, September 2020

The property

This attractive, detached stone cottage is set 5.8 miles from the town of Ballygar, County Galway, in a scenic area of unrivalled tranquillity.

Built to an excellent standard, this beautiful cottage combines traditional, comfortable elements with modern convenience.

The cottage sits on a superbly mature site of c.

12 acres which boasts well maintained gardens leading on to natural, mature woodlands.

This spacious but cosy cottage is set all on the ground floor and benefits from three charming bedrooms, one with en-suite facilities.

There is also a sitting room with a warming open fire where guests can relax and warm their toes at the end of a busy day exploring this wonderful area.

Why not enjoy your evening meal in the bright dining area and then take a relaxing stroll in the woodland surrounding your cottage, with just the sound of the breeze rustling through the trees to accompany you?

Situated on a quiet, peaceful road, there are many opportunities for gentle walks and bike rides, and this isolated, tranquil setting is ideal for those who enjoy wildlife watching, or evenings spent stargazing and then returning to the cosy open fire.

Also a variety of wildlife can be seen including sika deer, red squirrels, pine martins and a number of birds.

Ballygar is a small, historic town, a short drive away that provides guests with a range of amenities.

Another wonderful location for a peaceful stroll is alongside the River Suck in nearby Athleague.

For those who enjoy a spot of fishing, there is plenty of stock in this river for fisherman, as well as in the 40 acres of Hollygrove Lake nearby and the peaceful setting of Lough Ree.

There is great opportunity to try out watersports or even just to relax and unwind on the River Shannon on a leisure cruise, a wonderful way to take in the idyllic surroundings.

The charming village of Athleage is a wonderful place for lunch before heading into Athlone or Roscommon, which will fulfil or your shopping needs.

Just an hour’s drive away is the popular, cosmopolitan city of Galway where you’ll find winding streets filled with cafés, bars and a bohemian culture just waiting to be experienced and enjoyed.

A delightful way to discover your breathtaking surroundings is by travelling the Connemara route, situated to the north west of Galway, with charming, meandering roads.

There is so much to see and do in this fantastic area, all before making your way home to your characteristic, quiet and peaceful Galway cottage.


  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin with open fire
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Oil fired underfloor heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Free-to-air channels, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking and undercover car port for 1 car
  • Front lawned garden with patio plus rear lawned garden
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5.8 miles
  • Note: There is a ramp leading to the back door so this property may be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Please contact the owner for more information
  • Note: No hunting is allowed on the land.

About the location


Roscommon 10 miles; Athlone 20 miles.

The lively, attractive town of Ballygar lies nestled in the sprawling countryside of East Galway at a historic meeting point, on the border of County Roscommon, offering a colourful past as an important location for travellers. Boasting a variety of convenient amenities, from pubs and shops to banks and takeaways, this friendly town also plays hosts to a charming annual carnival celebrating every aspect of Irish country life! The pretty river, which forms the county border, flows close to the town and offers superb fishing and wonderful walking routes. A peaceful, rural haven, Ballygar is also just a short drive from the vibrant towns of Roscommon and Athlone, whilst the enticing atmosphore in Galway City can also be discovered within an hour’s drive. A superb base for exploring this unique part of Ireland.

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