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Beautifully restored and cosy stone cottage in stunning location.



Updated: 27-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 bedrooms, one ensuite and one bathroom with spa bath . Sleeps 6.

This beautiful cottage is set in a stunning location with views all around to the 12 Bens Mountains and onto the Owenglen River. It is situated on three hundred acres of mountain yet is only two miles from Clifden town which has a great range of shops and restaurants.

The Old Fishing Lodge is a spacious cottage with a lovely old style sitting/dining room with open fire. This leads to the well-equipped kitchen and out to a walled in patio area. There are two bedrooms and bathroom downstairs and a third bedroom and bathroom upstairs that are accessed by a spiral staircase. All rooms are decorated and maintained to a very high standard. Including spa bath, ideal to relax after a days hillwalking.

The local area has a lot to offer from white sandy beaches, sailing, fishing, golf, hill walking and a variety of visitor attractions all within a couple of mile radius of the cottage. The cottage is a great place to relax and enjoy the surrounding scenery.

Guest Book: ' reluctant to leave the beautiful quiet and the vistas that look like a romantic painting come to life. We've become fond of the sheep (though we suspect they are indifferent to us). The moon rose full last night. Clear over the mountains, and we had our tea outside, relishing the stillness. Thank you Mr.Walsh for your tips on hillwalking spots.

Thank you for allowing us to share an unforgettable week in this special spot. We hope to return.' 6 March 2004 Tracey Schelmetic, Connecticut, USA.

'We had an excellent time. Ye Old Fishing Lodge' is a perfect base for exploring Connemara, but it is also very enjoyable to just stay at home and listen to the sheep passing by.'

Sept 5, 2003. Martyn Engelsman.

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About the Owner

Carmel Curran
Member since: 2000
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Carmel Curran

Hanna and Paddy Walsh have a sheep farm adjacent to the cottage. It is a mountain farm of several hundred acres. It is great fun to watch the lambs in the spring.

Carmel Curran purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Carmel Curran chose County Galway

Unique , mountain farm cottage

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet and beautiful with hill walking from the doorstep.

4 Reviews

4.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Boston, Ma, USA

Fabulous getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was a wonderful place for our group of 4 women to stay to explore the local area. We hiked right from the front door to the local waterfall, visited the local pubs for Irish music and good food, sat by the fire and really enjoyed the beautiful coutryside (and sheep) right outside each window and door! Would be nice to have a car but local taxis are available.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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45 0

Beau gite mais attention loin dans la lande

  • 4 of 5

Très beau gite éloigné de tout mais c'est ce que nous recherchions

Dommage que les propriétaires soient restés invisibles !!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous sommes à la maison tous les jours nourrir les moutons et les rassembler. Je ne sais pas comment vous nous avez manqué, mais si vous aviez demandé pour nous de vous rencontrer, nous auriez-vous rencontré. Certains visiteurs aiment profiter de la maison et le lieu sans nous rencontrer, mais nous sommes toujours ravis de rencontrer nos clients. Dommage que vous n'avez pas fait un certain contact !!!
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Annecy - FRANCE

Parfait, fidèle à l'annonce et à nos attentes

  • 5 of 5

Pour la première fois en Irlande, nous avons été conquis par ce cottage au coeur d'un des nombreux paysages d'exception du Conémara. La nature et le calme dominent, idéal se reposer et se ressourcer. Parfaitement situé pour découvrir cette si belle région et les gens paisibles qui la peuple. Le cottage est très confortable et parfaitement équipé. Entièrement réservé à travers ce site, les propriétaires se sont montrés très accueillants. Impossible de ne pas tomber sous le charme de l'authenticité ! Je recommande.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and thanks for taking the trouble to write a review.
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Notre deuxième séjour dans ce beau cottage

  • 5 of 5

Nous avions promis de revenir, nous sommes revenus. L'accueil d'Hanna est toujours aussi chaleureux. C'est une marque de "fabrique" chez les Irlandais. La maison est toujours agréable, spacieuse, bien équipée. Et que dire du cadre enchanteur qui l'entoure. La proximité de Clifden est un gros plus (environ 2 kms). Vous pouvez louer les yeux fermés.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Unique , mountain farm cottage

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Knock Airport at 80 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Dublin at 241 Kilometres Nearest Train : Galway at 80 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Coral strand at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended

The Old Fishing Lodge is in scenic Connemara. The property has stunning views onto the 12 Bens Mountains which can be easily walked from the cottage. The Owenglen River which is overlooked by cottage is a great fishing river , a short walk from house. The cottage is situated on several hundred acres of private mountain land which you are free to roam.

This is the most scenic part of beautiful Connemara. There are some lovely beaches near the house towards Ballyconnelly and Cleggan. Clifden 'the capital of Connemara' is only two miles away. Clifden has a variety of good restaurants offering great seafood and lively pubs where the best of Irish traditional music can be heard.

There is a good 18 hole golf course near-by in Ballyconnelly. There is a sailing and water sports center in Clifden as well deep-sea fishing. A diving centre and adventure centre are within 10 miles of cottage.

Other Activities: Dive center and Adventure center 30 minutes drive away.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 16-17
30 Oct 2016 - 29 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
30 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
early summer
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
20 Aug 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
31 Oct 2017 - 28 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Christmas, New Year and Easter supplement €250.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 27-Apr-2017


From the Owner

Quiet and beautiful with hill walking from the doorstep.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library


  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • rural

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1500 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Lovely jacuzzi bath to relax those muscles after a day hillwalking.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom one - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom two - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom three - 1 Double Bed
  • 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 cot. One bedroom ensuite. Spa bath in large bathroom.


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Lovely house. Very well decorated and kept with lots of character and every comfort for the perfect get away from it all.

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