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Eco-friendly house beside the sea in the wildness and solitude of Connemara

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

3 upstairs bedrooms maximum number of guests 6. 2 bathrooms

Teach Greine is a Eco-friendly dormer bungalow (2700sq feet) on its own grounds. Heated by solar power, a heat recovery system and excellent insulation makes it a warm and comfortable house. Organic paints and natural oils were used through out the interior. The main entrance door leads into a sun porch with a wooden spiral stair leading to the upstairs. The sun porch leads into the kitchen/dining area which has fitted wooden units, beech worktop and a work island. The kitchen has a Rayburn range, four gas hob rings, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, with a ample supply of crockery and utensils. The dining room has a table and six chairs and a sideboard. This leads into the sitting room which has magnificent views of the sea, rocky shoreline and mountains. It has a sofa and four large comfortable chairs, TV , piano, large coffee table and a cut-stone fireplace. In keeping with the Eco friendly ethos, Bamboo flooring is used in the kitchen/dining and sitting room areas. Off the sun-porch is a cloak room for hanging coats which leads into the downstairs shower/toilet and wash-hand basin room. The utility room off the sun-porch has a large sink, washing machine, fridge/freezer, ironing board and iron. Upstairs are three bedrooms, a bathroom, and a pull out hot press. There is a landing area which has a table and chair where you can enjoy the magnificent views of the sea and mountains. The west bedroom with a view of the sea has a double and single bed with a walk in wardrobe. The south bedroom has a double and a small single bed and open shelves for the wardrobe. The north bedroom has adult bunk beds with a view of the sea through the velux windows and open shelves for the wardrobes. All bedrooms have bedside lockers and bedside lamps. Wooden floors are in all the bedrooms, bathroom and landing. The bathroom has a small whirlpool bath, toilet and wash hand basin.

The house is surrounded by gravel with ample space to park and turn a car. It has a picnic table. The acre site includes an abundance of wild flowers and plants aided only by organic methods.

More Details

Eileen Noonan Connolly
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About Eileen Noonan Connolly

My name is Eileen Noonan Connolly a widow and I live with my two cats in Letterard, Cashel, beside Teach Greine the holiday home. I am an aspiring artist but previously worked for 30 years as a Laboratory Technician in the Shellfish Research Laboratory Carna four miles from here. I was reared in Tubbecurry Co Sligo. I enjoy gardening,walking and hill walking.

Eileen Noonan Connolly purchased this house in 2013

Why Eileen Noonan Connolly chose County Galway

I designed this house 15 years ago with a Eco concept with the help of my beloved husband Josie who died in 2004 and I have slowly worked on the house till it's completion this July 2013.

What makes this house unique

It is a dream house beside the sea where you can experience the solitude and beauty of Connemara.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have rented houses all over the world. But we must say that Teach

Greine clearly is one of our favorites. The house promises, what the

photos show. The location and the views are incredible. We could see a

seal every day. The kitchen is very well equipped and everything is very

clean. Eileen is not only a very welcoming host, but has even stocked

the fridge. We enjoyed our stay very much. Teach Greine is a wonderful

starting point to explore Connemara and definitely worth a trip.
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in County Galway in Ireland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please leave the house tidy
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs
  • Downstairs bathroom has a walk in shower, toilet, wash hand basin and an open corner unit. Upstairs bathroom has a small whirlpool bath, toilet and wash hand basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • South bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    North bedroom 3 - Adult Bunk Beds
    South & West bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • South and West bedroom (1) with sea view has a double and a single bed, bedside locker with lamp and walk in wardrobe, chair +stool. South bedroom (2) has a double and small single bed, bedside locker with lamp, open shelves for wardrobe and chair. North bedroom (3) with sea views through velux windows has adult bunk beds open shelves for wardrobe, a bedside locker and chair.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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(57 traveller reviews)

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Eco-friendly house beside the sea in the wildness and solitude of Connemara
average rating of 4.982456 based on 58 reviews

The True Ireland

  • 5 of 5

On April 14, 2018 myself, my daughter, and a dear friend arrived at this lovely home and was greeted by Mrs. Connally. She gave the information we needed to navigate the island and to get the most out of our vacation.

The home was immaculate and contained everything needed to make our stay comfortable. The view of the 12 Bens Mountains, the Atlantic and the rocky coast not to mention the rainbows were etched in my mind forever.

I hope to return to this lovely place and to see its lovely owner and Irelands people again. Pat Barbosa

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you I am delighted when guests enjoy themselves. Teach Greine is situated on the Wild Atlantic way with views of the mountains and sea that can be enjoyed, just sitting and looking our the big windows.
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Absolutely stunning place!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a beautiful stay at Teache Greine (i hope I've spelt that right). From the moment we arrived, Eileen couldn't be more helpful. She gave us information on everything we needed to know, even got some groceries in for us for when we arrived, and overall made sure our accomadation was perfect. Which it was. It was my mums birthday on the Saturday also, and Eileen got some beautiful flowers and a lovely card for her, which i thought was so kind, and the flowers were beautiful. We enjoyed every single day of our stay, even when the weather wasn't great, the views were amazing and sitting in front of the log fire watching the views were perfect. We cant thank you enough Eileen, thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home. We will definitely be returning at some point.

From, Bryony, Jean and Kieley xx

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you I am always delighted when guests enjoy themselves. Even when the weather is not so kind you can sit and look out the big windows at the wind on the sea and relax.
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Peaceful and beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a lovely stay in a beautiful part of Ireland. The house was perfect and we were very comfortable and happy there. Beautiful views from all the windows and lovely to be by the sea. Lovely kitchen and will think about some of the things you are doing to be more eco friendly ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I am delighted when guests enjoy themselves, in a peaceful place, surrounded by nature, the sea and the mountains.
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Excellent home in the Connemara area

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 11 nights during our first vacation to Ireland. We were very happy with our choice! The home is beautiful, comfortable, clean, came with everything we could possibly need, and served as a perfect "home base" while we enjoyed touring Connemara. Stunning views from the home. Really enjoyed having a washing machine too! We greatly appreciated Eileen sharing her suggestions in the area as well as maps and tide tables. We hope to return someday soon!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you I am delighted when guests enjoy themselves. Sit and enjoy the stunning views from the big windows of the sea and mountains and the sunsets and the ever changing colours of the sky.
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Everything we'd dreamed about and more.

  • 5 of 5

It's wonderful when your expectations are exceeded. We wanted a comfortable home on the sea that would allow us to enjoy the best of Connemara. We came to Teach Greine to celebrate our 20th Anniversary, and hoped for a private house that would reconnect us to the wild beauty of Western Ireland that we'd fallen in love with 20 years ago on our honeymoon. We could not have anticipated quite how magical our time at Teach Greine would be. Eileen was a gracious hostess, welcoming us with roses and a card for our anniversary, food staples, and an excellent orientation to the house and the region. The house had everything we needed. It was warm and cozy even on the windiest of days. The fireplace added charm, and the views of the sea and the 12 Bens from the picture windows were nothing short of spectacular. The ever changing sky made each look out the windows unique. We loved walking the gorgeous property, abundant with wildflowers and lovely grasses. We spotted sea otters, seals, and plenty of bird life. It was easy for us to make day trips all over the region including Clifden, Roundstone, Leenane, Kylemore Abbey, Oughterard, Ballynihinch, Inishbofin, Omey Island, Dog's Bay, Connemara National Park, Galway City, and more. Restorative beauty around every corner. We were even able to make it up to Ballycastle and Westport in Co. Mayo. We looked forward to cooking meals in Teach Greine's perfectly planned kitchen, and took advantage of many great bars and pubs in the area as well. It was very hard for us to leave Teach Greine. We hope to be back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I am delighted when guests enjoy themselves. Connemara is spectacular, the ever changing colours of the countryside, sea and sky. Enjoy the serene ambience of Connemara looking through the picture windows in Teach Greine.
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perfect place

  • 5 of 5

very nice landlady, very nice house, beautiful vieuw out off the big windows right over sea and mountains, very quiet and beautiful surroundings. We had a marvellous time.

Family Putman, july 2017

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you...I am happy when guests enjoy themselves..looking out the big windows , enjoying the atmosphere of nature, movement of the clouds and the sea and the changing colours of the mountains.
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Car: necessary

There is a scenic walk from the house with splendid views of the Twelve Bens mountain range and magnificent Bertraghboy Bay and on a good sunny evening there are majestic west of Ireland sunsets. Experience the tranquility of the local beach in Moyrus. A drive to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian walled gardens is a must. The Connemara National Park is well worth a visit. The harbour village of Roundstone can be been seen across the bay,which is an artist haven, and the nearby splendid beaches of Gurteen and Dogs Bay are another must-see. Clifden, the main town in Connemara has lots to offer including craft shops, restaurants, walks ,museum and the Sky Road drive is worth it for the views.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in County Galway, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 8
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
1 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £87.59

Deposit required.
HomeAway Payments
Check-in-time after 4 pm
Check-out-time 11am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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