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Check-in: 5:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We LOVED our stay in this home. It was exactly what we imagined and more. We loved the stunning views....sunrise to sunset. Mary was amazing (thank you for the clothes pins). This is a home for those looking to immerse themselves in the simple Irish lifestyle. The cozy fires in the evenings were perfect. Our girls spent an entire day on the beach searching for seashells, bike riding and taking awesome pictures.
Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to receive you. welcome back whenever...
Amazing location, beautiful house, very welcoming neighbour Mary. Delighted overall!
We had an amazing time here. Clean, comfortable, friendly. Edge of the world location with mountains and coastline at your door. Spectacular. Very lucky to have found this place. Highly recommend it!
Thanks Darren gladvyou enjoyed your holiday evebn though weather wasn't good. You're welcome back anytime. Have a lovely summer
Nothing was as advertised. We left after one night because the house was unbearable. We would have been charged for heat, electricity and hot water. And it was cold in Connemara. There was also a salmon fishery in direct view of the windows, which is not in any of the photos. Nor is the fireplace wrapped in paper bags shown in any photo. The house was not cozy, it was greasy. This house needs a great deal of help. It smells from disuse.
This is an extremely unfair review. The house is exactly as in photos. The fish farm you mention is visible in 2 photos & I'm adding a 3rd asap taken today in full sunlight.It is in the middle of Berthragboy Bay, no harm to anyone nor the view. And may I add good for local economy.
I presume the "paper bags" you mention refers to the fire protection in front of grate.!
All the house equipement ( kitchen, TV, matresses, etc.) was renewed in 2018. And there was no smell when I arrived a few days after you left.
My neighbour & I were very worried about you (your health or family troubles as we supposed) and nobody asked you to pay for your less then 24 hr electricity!
I'm quite aware that I cannot protect myself from the harm your 1* can have but I suppose that on your side an insurance covered your change of location.
That's why I repeat tis review is absolutely unfair.
A special and unique Connemara experience right on the sea
Really enjoyed the week in your charming cottage, it was just what we like,peaceful relaxing and full of character I would not change a thing . My nephew used the kayak, dogs had a great time and I brought my boat ,used the nearby slipway and went to sea most days , so all thoroughly enjoyable. Mary is absolutely delightful and we especially appreciated your lovely natural garden. We may be back next year. Many thanks
Thank you. It givre me Sch pleasure to know that projets have shared Curlews beauté and calm.
Hope you have a good coming year
House needs help
A lovely spot, but the house is not, by any means, in the shape to be let.
The refrigerator is on 24/7, but our food spoiled. It doesn't chill. The
clothes washer is so noisy, you can't be in the house when it runs. The
dryer door is broken and won't stay shut, so the dryer is not usable. A
burner on the stove (left/rear) is broken and unusable. The dishwasher
didn't clean the dishes. There's no couch in the sitting room. The hot 'cold
faucets in the bath basin were reversed: hot came out cold, cold came out
hot. I took them apart and reversed the colors on the faucets. The lamp in the
bedroom had a paper shade that was deteriorated, fell apart, and the metal
frame was rusted and broken. The shower faucet kept falling off and almost
broke my toe. The tub was incapable of being filled with hot water - the water
was insufficient and ran out before the tub was hardly filled, unless you were a duck.
The woman who brought us to the house told us we'd have to pay for heating the
house!!!! In all the years I've done self-catering, I've never had a surcharge added
for heating the house. Surely, that's part of the charge for the use of the house.,
which, for off season was quite dear - EU87 a night! This is a case of an owner
squeezing out every penny while not being willing to update the services. The
quality of accommodations offered in Ireland since it joined the EU has vastly
improved, but I guess there are holdouts who take advantage of unsuspecting
tourists and ruin the reputation of what is given in exchange for payment.
It would be a lovely offering if the owner was willing to invest in updating her
Waouh you are very harsh. I'm certaintly very sorry for all the troubles you had during your stay. I have decided that the house is not suitable for winter breaks and have taken it off the market for the rest of cold season.
Why do guests pay for their electricity? Everything is on programs so each guest can choose according to their number & needs.
The fridge breaking down was unfortunate ( the guests were exempt of electricty to compensate) and of course the fridge will be changed before next guests come. *The fridge was not broken but thermostat was wrongly set (barely cool ).*
As usual updating will be carried out as of every year
Peaceful, beautiful location.
We loved staying at Curlews and were so sorry to have to leave. It was great as a base for touring the area and a joy to return to in the evening. Our closest "neighbor" was a heron, and we enjoyed watching the fishing boats pass as they went about their work. Our other neighbors - the human ones - could not have been more friendly and helpful, though we did not see them often. They were lovely, just as one can expect when in Ireland.
The house itself was cozy and comfortable. We had fires in the evening and the timer for the radiators was set just right so that the house was nice and warm each morning when we got up. When we first got there, there was a slight musty smell due to the place being closed and unused for a time, and obviously because of it's proximity to the sea. Our own home, which sits close to the Columbia River and the ocean nearby, does exactly the same thing so it didn't bother us a bit. Also this: we read in another review the complaint/suggestion that the owner should put a sofa or couch in the living room in place of the chairs as they are now to which we say, "Please Don't!" We're unsure how you'd place a couch without impeding the view, and the arrangement as it is couldn't be more perfect for looking out to the sea while having a cup of tea and a piece of brown bread and marmalade.
We would recommend this cottage to anyone.
Thank you so much! I'm so pleased yu enjoyed your stay and it's wonderfull to feel how you got Curlew's atmosphere.
Welcome back ay time
On the Galway Clifden road turn off after Recess towards Carna/Cashel, go along for roughly ten km and then take coast road for 5km and your there
Carna (10km) is capital to lobster fishing and the Gaelthacht area Friendly pubs and 2 restaurants will be happy to welcome you.
Clifden (35km)is Connemara's capital town with lots of tourist attractions and facilities - restaurants, local craft, banks, shops, etc
Galway (70km) capital to the west of Ireland, goes back centuries and is also a bomming modern city