House in Oughterard, Galway, Ireland - 10 Minutes Walk To Nearby Village And Very Accessible To Tourist Activities In The West Of Ireland
‘Cnocadoon’ is a little piece of heaven situated right on the shore of the famous fishing lake - Lough Corrib, the second largest lough on the island of Ireland. What makes this property unique is its upstairs living area with spectacular views of the lake, the high standard of finish throughout, and its accessibility to the vast array of tourist activities in the West of Ireland.
The Cnocadoon Experience
After a comfortable night sleep, wake up in your bedroom in ‘Cnocadoon’ and lie in bed looking out at the beautiful lake with swans and fishing boats passing by, have your breakfast sitting out on the balcony overlooking the lake, then go for a walk down one of the many beautiful roadways near the house and return to a hot power shower, before taking off to Galway city, Ballinahinch or Ashford Castle, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park, Clifden, or Achill Island to name a few. If you prefer, you can sit in the comfortable sitting room and read a book, or go fishing, or potter around picturesque Oughterard village which is only a two minute drive or a ten minute walk away. Complete your day by having a nice meal at the dining table before relaxing in front of a roaring log fire with a glass of wine or beer. If you feel more adventurous there are restaurants and pubs in the village with live music. Without doubt, you will have a wonderful holiday in this beautiful home and fantastic location.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
(5 traveller reviews)
Our party of five adults has just returned from a week at Cnocadoon. We were all agreed that the location is simply stunning. Lough Corrib is a very beautiful island studded lake and Cnocadoon has a breathtaking position right on the shore. The sitting room and dining room are upstairs to take advantage of the views plus there is a lovely large balcony equipped with comfortable chairs and dining table. We ate in a couple of evenings and I have to say this is the best equipped kitchen I have come across in a holiday let. The house was spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished. All the beds were extremely comfortable. It is a five minute drive into Oughterard which has plenty of places to eat. We found the food to be exceptionally good. This is a good base from which to explore Connemara and Galway City with the advantage of great pubs and eating places to come back to in the evening. The owners were really helpful with our booking and contact details were left in case we had any problems which we didn't. We would have no hesitation in recommending Cnocadoon and would definitely stay here again.
A wonderfull time
This home is wonderfully comfortable, and our group of six enjoyed our stay very much. All the amenities (shower, clothes washer, etc.) worked well, and John, the owner, was very responsive with an initial problem with internet access. It is very well situated for a variety of day trips to really explore the region. We greatly enjoyed coming "home" at the end of our days to relax by the fire or outside on the patio.
We loved this house
This house is in the most amazing location. You wake up every morning to the birds singing and you bearly need binoculars to see them. The house is very comfortable and accommodated 8 people ( 4 adults / 4 kids) easily. Would definitely recommend this property for easy access to Galway and Connemara
Cnocadoon proved to be the perfect accommodation for a family gathering, in this instance for a wedding. It has a good road connection to Galway and is situated right on the edge of Lough Corrib with spectacular views all around. The house is extremely comfortable and amazingly well equipped, we wanted for nothing. It was literally the icing on the cake!
Great place to stay
Wonderful property in a great location. The photos suggest terrific views but they do not do them justice. This is a great base from which to explore Counties Mayo and Galway and close enough to walk to the pubs at Oughterard. The house itself has all the amenities that we required and two families (one of 4, the other of 3) had ample space.
We were all delighted to have found Cnocadoon.
Activity and Interests
Salthill & Silverstrand Beaches, Galway (20 minutes drive)
Eyrephort Beach, Clifden (45 minutes drive)
Omey Strand, connecting mainland Claddaghduff to Omey Island (approx. 1 hour drive)
Rossadillisk & Sallerna Beach, near Cleggan (1 hour drive)
Aillebrack & Mannin, Ballyconneely (1 hour drive)
Nearest Airport: Shannon Airport (1 1/2 hours drive)
Dublin Airport (2 1/2 hours drive)
Cork Ferry (3+ hours drive)
Rosslare Ferry (4 + hours drive)
2 minute drive to nearest village Oughterard which has a bank machine, tourist shops, a couple of bars, restaurants and grocery shops. 20 minute drive to Galway city which has a wide range of restaurants, bars, shops and other amenities such as cinemas, bowling alleys, children’s playgrounds and play centres, not to mention other attractions such as the Galway City Museum, the Aquarium in Salthill, Rinville Park in Oranmore, Galway Cathedral, and Silverstrand and Salthill beaches.
Cnocadoon is on the doorstep of the “Connemara Loop” which is part of the Wild Atlantic Way - a scenic route that will take you in a loop around beautiful North West Connemara. From sights, activities, and all-year-round events to buzzing entertainment, culture, and culinary arts, Connemara has something for all ages and personalities.
Nearby sights include:
Achill Island, Ashford Castle, Aughanure Castle, Brigit’s Garden, Connemara Heritage and History Centre, Connemara National Park, Glengowla Mines, Inishbofin Island, Kylemore Abbey, Loch Na Fooey, Ross Errilly Friary, Sheep & Wool Centre, Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, Sky Road.
Nearby activities include:
Connemara Loop Coastal Trails, Connemara Loop Mountain Walks, Delphi Fishery, Horse Riding at Knockillaree in Oughterard or at Errislannon Manor, Golf, Pitch and Putt, Killary Cruises, Canoeing, sea kayaking, sailing, rock climbing, windsurfing and day hikes at Killary Adventure centre, Scuba Diving.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
4 Mar 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Short term letting is available on request at certain times of the year.
€200 booking deposit and balance payable a week before arrival.
Changeover day is Saturday with 4pm arrival time and 11.30am departure
Notes on prices:
Prices are excluding boat and engine. A fishing boat and engine can be supplied for an extra €200 a week.
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.
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 1 downstairs with wc, sink, free standing bath, separate power shower and rain shower Bathroom 2 upstairs with sink, wc and power shower (lake views)
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 downstairs with twin beds (lake view) Bedroom 2 downstairs with double bed plus bunk beds Bedroom 3 upstairs with double bed (lake view) Bedroom 4 upstairs with double bed (lake views)
- Balcony ...
- Boat ...
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: Cnocadoon has direct access to Lough Corrib, home of some of the best wild brown trout fishing in Europe. With its own private boat jetty it is ideally placed as a destination for anglers and specialises in providing fishing holidays. We can supply a boat and engine for an additional €200 per week. No pets allowed. Outside: Outside, there is a large garden with barbecue, seating area and ample parking. There is a porch area with outhouse for storage e.g. fishing gear/bikes/hiking boots etc. Utility Room: Washing machine and Tumble Dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and Linen are included and the property/linen are cleaned each week. Other: Beside the living room is a dining area which seats 8-10 people and has a door that leads out onto a large balcony with seating overlooking the lake. The entrance hall downstairs has a linen cupboard, a large shoe box to store shoes and a coat rack.