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Red Deer Cottage in a Stunning Location in the heart of Connemara.(Wi Fi)

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


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Luxury Self Catering Cottage in beautiful Connemara

Why don’t you come & relax in this peaceful home, open a bottle of wine, put your feet up & chill out in the calming den upstairs or unwind by the fire downstairs whilst planning your days/nights in this stunningly beautiful part of Ireland.

Situated down a private lane, it offers breathtaking sea views overlooking Ballinakill Bay and Tully Mountain. The kitchen, dining & living area is a bright spacious open plan with wooden beams. Three clean luxurious bedrooms downstairs and the master bedroom upstairs offer stunning views. With an exceptionally well-kitted kitchen, wood burning stove, large flat-screen TV, Sky+ HD, DVD, surround sound, free wi-fi a separate hi-fi system upstairs and a new TV you will find it hard to leave the cottage!

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Outside there is a wooden wind-shielded deck, dining furniture & BBQ - perfect for quiet al fresco dining with a picturesque view. It is very close to Letterfrack village, (shops, pubs & restaurants), Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey, Clifden & Cleggan.

This delightful new cottage is cheerful and bright - just like its owner who, along with her sister, is a well-known traditional Irish fiddle player. Children are warmly welcome here. A baby's cot is available on request. The front garden is a large and safe area for kids to play in. This is a strictly non-smoking property.

Baunoges Cottage is situated in a foodie's paradise with the award winning Renvyle House Hotel a mere 10 minutes away by car. If you feel like walking, the Rosleague Manor Hotel is only a five minute trek from the cottage. The village of Letterfrack is 1.5 miles from the cottage and has shops, pubs, and restaurants. The Avoca Handcrafts shop is half a mile from the cottage with a great variety of clothes, handcrafts, books, cds and kitchenware. Kylemore Abbey is less than ten minutes drive with beautiful landscaped gardens, and pretty walks around the abbey and its lakes. Killary Harbour and Leenane is a little further towards Westport. It is eight miles from Clifden, the capital of Connemara - a great place to go for food and to listen to some traditional Irish music. You can always take the Sky Road Drive out of Clifden, with its breathtaking views across to Slyne Head, Ballyconeely and Errislannon. Inishbofin is a day trip and reachable by a ferry that leaves Cleggan every morning and evening - give yourself 20 minutes to get there as the roads can be busy during the summer. There are many fine sandy beaches in the area - just ask and I'll be happy to direct you to a few hidden gems. At the right time of the year, you can also walk the shore and collect cockles & mussels - a lovely meal in itself. Connemara National Park is practically on the doorstep, with a variety of walks to suit everyone and an excellent playground for kids of all ages! There is also a lovely tea room with a visitors centre open daily.Check out the new video on her website which will give you a much better insight into Red Deer Cottage!

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  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Liz (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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based on 31 traveller reviews

Red Deer Cottage in a Stunning Location in the heart of Connemara.(Wi Fi)
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Great cottage in breathtaking connemara area

  • 5 of 5

Despite the bad weather we had an excellent stay in the Red Deer Cottage. the property is very spacious, clean, and very well equipped. It has everything you need. The furniture is also very nice and clean, and the beds are great as well. Everytime we came back from a daytrip it really felt like coming home. We were only with the two of us, but because of its size the house is also ideal for an entire family, or even two.

The house is located in Letterfrack, right next to the entrance of the Connemara national park, and on the Connemara loop, which is an amazing route you should definitely follow to discover the area. We've been to different parts of Ireland before, and for us, this is the most beautiful part of the country we've seen so far.

Liz, the owner, is very friendly and helpful and responded to all our inquiries very switfly. The only improvement we can think of is to place some furniture in the wind-shielded deck in the garden.

Next time we go back to Ireland, we will definitely come back to the Red Deer Cottage, if it's available.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Martijn Thank you so much for a wonderful review. I had the furniture taken out to be painted and was waiting on a good dry day to do that and get it back into the decking area! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. You're welcome to return to Red Deer cottage some day soon Warmest regards Liz
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Fabulous Connemara Accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property - everything you need, and in a great location!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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First class cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed to the property by Liz with typical Irish warmth - the property did not disappoint, clean, well presented and well appointed. A great location to discover Connemara. Spent time seeing the country, and enjoying the hospitality that Clifden had to offer - good food and music. Would have no hesitation recommending the property to family and friends - Thank you Liz

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shaun! It was lovely to meet you both and I hope your week in Co Clare was as good! You're welcome to return to 'red deer' some day soon again. All the best,liz
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Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at Red Deer and would love to have stayed longer in this beautiful house during perfect weather. We really couldn't have wished for better!!! Good comfortable beds, excellent showers and all amenities were to hand in the kitchen. The only things we could not find were egg-cups.......but we coped! Sincere thanks Liz, we hope to be back very soon!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful, idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

a beautiful home to spend a relaxing holiday. Surrounded by much beauty.

very clean and well maintained. I would definitely return again.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extremely comfortable and in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Red Deer Cottage is very comfortable and well laid out inside. It is quite spacious but at the same time cosy with a combined kitchen and dining area that runs into the living area with a peat / log burning stove.

There is central heating for the colder months and French windows onto the patio for warmer months. There is an upper living room which is partly open to the lower living area and a large upstairs bedroom with en suite and views from the velux windows over the surrounding land and to the sea.

The lower living area has numerous windows to afford an excellent view of the woodland and further into the distance, the sea and coastline. It really has a nice open feel without being exposed.

The bedrooms have excellent supportive beds (something lacking in many Scottish holiday houses I'm used to) and one of the lower bedrooms also has another en suite. The bathroom is roomy and has a great long bath and powerful shower.

The cottage was very clean and the kitchen well equipped. There is satellite TV for the wetter or colder days (of which I thankfully had none, even in April!).

The cottage is peacefully located without feeling isolated as there are some other houses in the surrounding area but these are generally screened from view by the trees and bushes.

For shopping there is Letterfrack about 2 mins drive away and Clifden about 12 mins drive away. Clifden has plenty of supermarket shopping and local stores. Letterfrack also has bars and places to eat but is better suited to convenience shopping rather than a big family shop but still has a good selection of stuff.

The house is just a few hundred metres from the edge of the Connemara National Park and there are beaches within about 15 minutes drive as well as plenty of places of historical interest, boat trips to islands and fishing, both in the sea and for trout.

Liz was very helpful with any questions I had and everyone I met who lived round about were very friendly and welcoming.

I spent two weeks at the cottage and was very sad to leave. I would thoroughly recommend the house to anyone seeking comfort and peace with the convenience of not having to drive for miles for shopping, walking, beaches and other activities. I just hope I can make it back one day with the rest of my family.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
102 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Nearest Train
51 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Rosleague Manor Hotel
Nearest Beach
8.5 Kilometres
The White Strand, Renvyle
Car: necessary

The spectacular Connemara National Park is two kilometres from the property. There are walking paths, hiking and an interpretive centre with a lovely cafe. It is a 'must do'

Kylemore Abbey is 5 kms away. It has a long and interesting history and beautiful gardens.

It's a few minutes' drive to the fishing village of Cleggan from where you can make day trips to Inishbofin Island. The closest of several area beaches is Ross Beach, 10 minutes by car..nearest sandy Beaches in Renvyle are only 6 miles away.

Connemara is a walker's paradise. Baunoges, on the road to Cregg hill, has magical views of the area. Considered an easy climb, you can, from the top, see as far as Roundstone in one direction and Achill, in County Mayo, in the other.

For the more ambitious walker, there is nearby Diamond Mountain and the Twelve Bens, 2 kms away, which has a new path and amazing views as far as Croagh Patrick to the north and The Burren to the south.

Other Activities: Biking and Boat trips can be arranged through Connemara adventures with advanced notice .

Golf: Nestled between the scenic splendour of the 12 Bens mountain range and the rugged Atlantic ocean, lies Connemara Golf Links. From the testing dog leg opening hole through to the breathtaking back 9, which have been acknowledged as the 'equal to any in the world', Connemara is an enduring monument to its designer Eddie Hackett.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in County Galway, Ireland

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
17 Dec 2016 - 13 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
14 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
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8 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
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29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
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3 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in County Galway

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • thermos flask
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot , Ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
  • 3 Bedrooms downstairs, One King Ensuite, One double, One Twin One King Ensuite upstairs
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • wooden decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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