The Thatch

Poul near Spiddal, County Galway (Ref. 23903)

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine

The property

An idyllic thatched cottage, perfectly placed amongst Galway countryside, just five miles from the seaside village of Spiddal. Beautifully decorated, this cottage near Spiddal is perfect for a couple or a group of friends looking for a cosy and traditional break in Galway. With the sitting room boasting a wonderful woodburning stove, this cottage near Spiddal offers lovely accommodation for gathering together in the evening with a mug of hot chocolate, telling tales of your adventures thus far, and toasting marshmallows! The sitting room has a welcoming feel, perfect for relaxing in after a long day exploring Galway's sites. This lovely Spiddal cottage has two comfortable double bedrooms, along with a well-equipped kitchen; perfect for making delicious home cooked meals. Outside, as well as the surrounding acres of countryside, you will find a delightful patio garden with furniture, where you can gather together in the sunshine and enjoy the views Galway has to offer. The traditional Irish village of Spiddal has two beaches on Galway Bay worth visiting, as well as a few convenient shops including a butcher's, a pharmacy and a newsagent's, along with a selection of fine pubs serving good food and many of them offering traditional Irish music, so you can dance the night away. Within twelve miles of Siddal you will reach the bright lights of Galway City. Here, you can wander along the cobbled streets hand-in-hand and enjoy the medieval history. There are a number of things to enjoy for all the family, from art galleries and museums, to historic houses and castles and the Silver Strand Blue Flag beach. A perfect Spiddal cottage in a peaceful setting, within easy reach of everything Galway has to offer.



Ground floor

  • Two double bedrooms (one with access from one side only)
  • Shower room with shower, basin & WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area & woodburning stove


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove & electric fire
  • Electric oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Washer/dryer
  • TV with Free-to-air channels & DVD
  • CD/radio
  • Selection of books & games
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for stove included
  • Bed linen & towels included
  • Travel cot & highchair on request
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • No smoking


  • Ample off road parking
  • Patio garden with furniture
  • Shops, pubs & restaurants 5 miles


  • Some internal steps (one from living area to kitchen/shower room, one to bedroom from living area), may not be suitable for those with limited mobility

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas

About the location


Furbogh 4 miles; Galway City 12 miles; Oranmore 16 miles.


  • Nearest shop; Spiddal, 5 miles
  • Nearest pub; Spiddal, 5 miles
  • Nearest town; Galway, 12 miles

On the doorstep:

  • Galway City - Lively, bustling city with lots of shops, restaurants and pubs to explore
  • Lough Mask and Lough Corrib - Huge limestone lakes, fantastic trout fishing and sailing available

Day trip:

  • Clifden - The Capital of Connemara
  • Clare Island - Small island lying off the west coast in Clew Bay