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Hernon's Cottage

Carna, County Galway (Ref. 912411)

4.9

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Hogans Irish Cottages rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Review(s)

  • Denise

    “Amazing home.”

    The owners Mary and Marcus are so lovely and welcoming. We were made to feel very welcome by them both. The first evening Mary waited up for us as we were late arriving and was very accommodating, even when we got lost she helped us. They live close to the house and were on hand to answer any questions but equally not intrusive. Marcus was very kind during the first day when we wanted to explore and lent us some fabulous binoculars to look for the sea pups. The views were spectacular and I ...

    The owners Mary and Marcus are so lovely and welcoming. We were made to feel very welcome by them both. The first evening Mary waited up for us as we were late arriving and was very accommodating, even when we got lost she helped us. They live close to the house and were on hand to answer any questions but equally not intrusive. Marcus was very kind during the first day when we wanted to explore and lent us some fabulous binoculars to look for the sea pups. The views were spectacular and I thoroughly enjoyed every morning waking up and having my morning coffee overlooking the views. So many private beaches close by and easy access and beautiful and sandy. Perfect for families. The area itself was amazing and was so lovely to explore, once again Marcus and Mary were very kind in sharing where the best places to visit. The town itself was very friendly and although it feels you are in the middle of nowhere so many amenities close by. This has been by far one of the best houses I have ever stayed in, in 18yrs of visiting Ireland. Prior to leaving we were given a cd of the music that Marcus writes, amazing to listen too and brings back the lovely memories of our holiday. Thank you so much for your kind hospitality and I hope to come back with the family another time.

    - Denise, August 2022

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 2 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: The advertised property is all ground floor as the upstairs area is not in use.

The property

With wonderful sea views, this welcoming single-storey detached cottage is situated next to the owner?s home, located down a lane off the road, two miles from the village of Carna in County Galway.

This delightful Carna cottage is an ideal holiday home for families, with something to suit all tastes in this part of the Emerald Isle.

This Carna holiday home has four comfortable bedrooms and a main bathroom, as well as a separate kitchen, dining room and sitting room.

In the sitting room at your County Galway cottage is a cosy multi-fuel stove, where after a day exploring the area you can relax and reminisce with your loved ones about the time you?ve had on your Irish self-catering holiday.

Outside this Carna cottage is a courtyard area with furniture, from where you can enjoy the far-reaching views of the islands and inlets of the Atlantic.

Just a couple of miles away is the village of Carna with its shops and pubs, and there are a number of sandy beaches in the area.

Close by is the wonderful Connemara National Park, so just take time to explore this beautiful place with its high peaks and beautiful valleys.

Within driving distance is the market town of Clifden, and further afield are the Aran Islands and Galway City, which has something for everyone.

A charming Carna cottage, ideal as your next Irish break.

About the location

CARNA, COUNTY GALWAY

Clifden 23 miles; Galway 49 miles.

The small, quiet village of Carna in the heart of the Irish-speaking area of Connemara Gaeltacht, is set on the shores of Galway Bay, overlooking Galway Harbour, in the scenic region of Connemara. Carna is noted for its traditional Irish music and singing, and music sessions are held weekly in the local pubs and hotel. For walkers, runners, cyclists and hillwalkers, the area provides opportunities unrivalled for their tranquillity and scenery. The quiet roads leading to Mweenish Island and the local coves are ideal for family cycling. Lying off the coast of Carna is St. MacDara's Island, a site of pilgrimage and mass held on 16th July each year. The famous sailing crafts, the 'Galway Hookers' were made in Carna, as well as a small boat called the Currach, and the area is well known for the skilled boat-makers who crafted them. There are still some working examples of the 'Galway Hooker' moored at Mweenish Island and Cashel Bay and 'hooker' regattas are held throughout July and August. It is also possible to book a day trip on a local 'hooker'. There is great fishing in the area with many working piers providing an ideal place for lobster, crab and mackerel fishing, while Connemara National Park, home to the famous Connemara Pony and Kylemore Abbey are both within easy reach, providing great days out for all the family.

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