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Country House Overlooking a Lough

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Beautiful country house in 9 acres of grounds, in a fabulous location overlooking Lough Corrib

The property is a single storey country house in 9 acres of garden and woodland. It stands at the foot of Mount Gable looking south over the beautiful Lough Corrib, with its own foreshore. A mountain stream flows at either side of the gardens. The house has recently been renovated, and has two large double bedrooms, each with an ensuite shower room, two twin rooms and a ‘bunk’ room each with a refitted bathroom nearby. The house has a new and substantial kitchen with a large dining area and a table to seat up to 12 people. There is also a large sun room/conservatory, a play room (which also has fold out beds) and a sitting room. It is a large comfortable holiday house with real character and some history and is ideal for a large family or even two families to enjoy at any time of the year. It is ideally situated for fishing, and is an excellent base for those who wish to enjoy the beautiful lakes mountains and coastline of the West of Ireland. At the same time the grounds are fantastic for adventurous children who want to explore, build dens and make campfires.

Nial Dunne
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2017

About Nial Dunne

The house has been with the same family since the 1930s. The 5 Brothers who share the ownership have spent many family holidays at the house and decided to keep the house on because of its unique character and location. Now they and their families and friends often take holidays at the house and they have many friends locally. The house has recently been refurbished and modernised but retains its warmth and character so whether it is family football on the front lawn, catching trout in the small stream, building dens and campfires in the woodland at the back, exploring the lake and islands or touring the beauty of Connemara and the beaches, this is a wonderful place to stay.

Nial Dunne purchased this house in 1930

Why Nial Dunne chose Ireland

This is a family house and has been with the same family since the 1930's. It was bought originally as a fishing lodge. There is also some history to the houses that were previously on the same site. While the area is fairly remote and beautiful, it is less than an hour to the dynamic city of Galway and about an hour from Knock airport. So the beauty and remoteness of the area are now within easy reach of most parts of the UK.

What makes this house unique

The property is set in a wonderful location looking over Lough Corrib, with its own lake foreshore and surrounded by acres of woodland and garden and with mountain streams running through the garden and down to the lake. There is a mountain at the back and an old road with fabulous walks and views looking to the mountains in the West. It is however conveniently located with villages about 2 miles away in either direction. Cornamona has a grocery shop and a pub. Clonbur has a mini supermarket (with an ATM), and several pubs and restaurants. The city of Galway offers a great deal and is less than an hour away. Going West from the house you are immediately into the wild and beautiful lakes and mountains scenery, and fabulous beaches of Connemara and the West of Ireland.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in County Galway in Europe

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suites to bedroom 1 and 3 with shower, basin and wc. 1 bathroom with shower, basin and wc. 1 shower room with basin and wc.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10/12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite shower, basin and wc. Bedroom 2 with bunk beds (2 Adults or children). Bedroom 3 with double bed and en-suite shower basin and wc. Bedroom 4 twin beds. Bedroom 5 twin beds. Playroom - 3 fold out beds (1 double, 1 single, 1 futon).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • bay fishing
Outside: There are 9 acres of woodland and garden. The front garden is fantastic for games of football, rugby or 'rough' cricket. The back garden woodland is fantastic for adventurous children who want to build dens, make campfires, fish in the streams. The lake shore is 50 yards from the front door with a pebbly beach approx 100 metres long and its own jetty. Lough Corrib is a huge lake (30 miles long and several wide with many beautiful islands. The house has a veranda for enjoying the sunshine and looking out over the lake. There is a variety of outdoor furniture available to use on the veranda. Utility Room: Utility room with washing machine. Separate basin, boiler with heating and hot water controls. Also off the kitchen a separate boot room/drying room Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned in between lets unless additional arrangements are required (on request). Other: A large sun room/conservatory. A playroom with a variety of games and a large Television with DVD..


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Carrick Hse. Review

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Carrick Hse in August 2014 and had a truly wonderful holiday. The house has a special character and has a feeling of a home rather than a holiday rental. The facilities in Carrick Hse are excellent, the kitchen a chef's dream. Breakfast on the veranda with a magical view of Lough Corrib, or watch the sun set from the beautifully designed sunroom. Our children enjoyed rowing on the lake, (very reasonable rental rates close to the house) Lovely house for an active holiday or simply to relax in the house or at the lake shore across the road.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Monica, Thank you very much for your feedback which wonderfully reflects how we also think of the house. Nial Dunne
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Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

The house was just as advertised - only better. It was extremely well fitted - everything we needed was there, and more. The kitchen was a dream and has a long table which seats 12 .

The garden was ideal for the younger members of the family to play in and the wood with a stream running through it, at the back of the house gave great enjoyment. The outlook over the lake was lovely and we all had a wonderful holiday

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback. Your words wonderfully reflect how we think of the house..... and as young children we remembered the house. We have tried to upgrade it but to still keep the character of the property. The garden as you say is an adventure playground for children. Thank you again and so pleased that you had a lovely week.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Summer
25 Jun 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Fishing Season
28 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Summer
7 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% Deposit and then the balance a month in advance either by cheque or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Saturday, but negotiable depending on bookings.

Notes on prices:

2015 - Prices include linen and gas (for cooking), oil and electricity.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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