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The White Cottage

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Overview
3 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
7 guests
7 nights minimum 
Bungalow
The White Cottage is a detached cottage on the shore of Lough Corrib, located 5km from Oughterard and near Aughnanure Castle. It has three en-suite bedrooms, gas central heating and is very well-appointed and equipped with all amenities. An angling centre and the golf club are close by The cottage is situated on a quiet minor road, with its own 100 metre drive. The garden runs down to the shore of Lough Corrib, with access to the lake. It has a garage and ample parking. Accommodation comprises the main living area / kitchen, 300 sq. feet, with dining suite, three piece suite, Sky TV, DVD, radio and VCR. There is a fireplace with an electric, log-effect stove. Northward the cottage looks over the lake, while to the south the view is of the hills. The modern fitted kitchen includes electric...The White Cottage is a detached cottage on the shore of Lough Corrib, located 5km from Oughterard and near Aughnanure Castle. It has three en-suite bedrooms, gas central heating and is very well-appointed and equipped with all amenities. An angling centre and the golf club are close by The cottage is situated on a quiet minor road, with its own 100 metre drive. The garden runs down to the shore of Lough Corrib, with access to the lake. It has a garage and ample parking. Accommodation comprises the main living area / kitchen, 300 sq. feet, with dining suite, three piece suite, Sky TV, DVD, radio and VCR. There is a fireplace with an electric, log-effect stove. Northward the cottage looks over the lake, while to the south the view is of the hills. The modern fitted kitchen includes electric cooker with oven and grill, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, dishwasher and normal kitchen equipment, including ample crockery and cutlery for the accommodation. There is a separate guest toilet off the rear porch, and a washer / dryer in the utility room, off the living room. There are three bedrooms, one large double bedroom, overlooking the lake, with an en-suite shower and toilet off. There is a twin bedroom, facing south, also with en-suite shower and toilet. The large studio bedroom contains a double and a single bed, WHB, with shower and toilet en-suite. This room has French windows opening towards the lake. Bed linen and hand and bath towels are provided. Gas and Electricity are charged extra, by meter reading. The garden is well laid out and maintained to a high standard.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
2 Doubles3 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Half bath3 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Barry C
Hosting since April 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 94%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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markwilson6
markwilson6
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom11 contributions
Trip away
First time at the White cottage and loved every minute of it. The house was in an excellent location, clean and homely. The wildlife and general area is beautiful. The owner was excellent and answered all my questions and the house keeper was on hand for any other problems but we had none. Will stay again thanks.
Visited May 2022
Written 12 January 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Joe S
Joe S
1 contribution
Peaceful retreat
We had a great time at the white cottage, we have been visiting this place on and off for about 20 years. If you want a place for peace and tranquillity, it’s the place for you. The house is well looked after, clean, tidy and has all the mod cons you would have at home, even broadband which my kids cant live without. 3 bedrooms all ensuite. BBQ area, swing and slide for young kids. The house has a view to die for, it’s the first thing you see when you drive up to park outside it. First thing you say is ‘WOW’. Back garden sweeps down to lake CORRIB. Looks out to island of Inishcash and a few reefs and you can see across to the other side of the lake shore. Walks first thing in the morning before breakfast we walk to Birchall, is a long walk takes an hour and a half there and back. The narrow roads to it are small and not busy, then back for breakfast sitting out looking at the view . There is a shorter walk from the cottage (if you prefer) down to the lake which only takes about 15mins there and 15mins back, we would do that last thing at night before bed.20 mins walking in the other direction is Oughterard golf club. What a nice place on an evenings walk to stroll down to have a bite to eat and a pint, no car needed, just walk back. Oughterard town is worth a visit, small and quaint village about 10 mins drive from the house, Moycullen in the other direction about the same. For milk bread or takeaways. This year for the first time ever we brought kayaks with us and launched them from the bottom of the garden into the lake and paddled over to the first of a series of islands dotted in the lake. And for the first time in twenty years seen the white cottage from the lake rather than the other way round. Give us a new perspective. We kayaked every day in and around the lake area, idyllic. We even paddled to Birchall from there, it took 3 hours there and back it was a tough one and picnicked there and on other days on the islands too. The place has given us many happy years of holidays
Visited July 2022
Written 26 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Barry C
Barry C
Many thanks, Joe, that was a very special review! Glad the place still pleases you and your family.
Written 2 August 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brian S
Brian S
1 contribution
Beautiful Cottage
The cottage was immaculate and has been well cared for. It is well catered for with everything you need from the kitchen to all the ensuites The location is quiet with views over the Lough Corrib . We were a group of six fishermen staying finding this the perfect base with plenty of room for our boats pulled up at the bottom of the garden. We all can't wait to be back next year.
Visited March 2022
Written 23 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Barry C
Barry C
Thanks Brian for your kind words, delighted you enjoyed your stay!
Written 23 July 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Abigail R
Abigail R
3 contributions
Fantastic place!
We absolutely loved our stay here in the White Cottage. It is such a quiet, peaceful spot which is really private and safe for the kids. Everything was perfectly clean and convenient. There is plenty to do in the local area and we had a great mix of activity and relaxation to the holiday. I would definitely recommend a stay here!
Visited June 2021
Written 14 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Barry C
Barry C
Thanks Abigail, it’s great to hear that your holiday was so good!
Written 16 August 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mairead
Mairead
Newry, United Kingdom2 contributions
Wow!!
What can I say we had an amazing time staying at white House cottage everything was perfect!! The views of the lake where to die for house was well equipped with everything you would possibly need!! The weather was also on our side 😊.. we had a lovely week away here and would definitely book again.
Visited July 2021
Written 18 July 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Barry C
Barry C
Mairead, many thanks for your review....we're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that everything went well for you.
Written 4 August 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

carolinemehigan
carolinemehigan
County Cork, Ireland2 contributions
perfection
The cottage is in such a peaceful beautiful location, with the most fantastic views. We have stayed here on a number occasions and enjoyed every moment, even our dog loved the freedom. We can't fault anything with the cottage, owners are a pleasure to deal with. With the lake at the end of the garden, what more do you need. We will be return again soon
Visited September 2019
Written 16 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Barry C
Barry C
Caroline, many thanks for your review, we’re delighted you’ve enjoyed your visits and look forward to having you to stay again.
Written 27 September 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Wayne M
Wayne M
Cashel, Ireland7 contributions
Disappointed
Looking forward to a week away with family. Booked White Cottage, pictures looked amazing and had never been to Galway before. Arrived at cottage,amazing location,views,few steps and were down at your own private lake. Headed into house and met with cobwebs,spiders all over the place. Ok we thought,it's the country. We went into our rooms to put bags in. Checked en suites to find they were filthy. Hairs in showers,toilet seats stained and all surfaces covered in dust. Bedrooms Dusty, skirting boards filthy and when you moved beds,you could tell it was kids room from earlier guests due to sweet wrappers and papers. So after cleaning toilets and Bedrooms, we said we will have dinner. Turned on oven and went to lay table, kids went to get knives& forks to find they covered in bits of food some of which were mouldy. Ended up washing all cutlery. Plates not too bad but still washed them but all cupboards dirty. So before we started our holiday we had spent 3hrs cleaning a house that should have been cleaned. Not included in price is heating/electricity and bins. Would I stay here again. NO NO NO. Shame as location is fantastic.
Visited July 2018
Written 27 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Barry C
Barry C
Sorry you felt that way, we thought all the issues had been dealt with after our conversation during your stay.
Written 7 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rocío D
Rocío D
1 contribution
Un lugar maravilloso para pasar una temporada en familia
La casa es espaciosa y está limpia, pero lo mejor de todo son las vistas desde el gran ventanal. Pasamos una semana en familia y recomiendo esta casa a cualquiera que quiera pasar una estancia tranquila en un entorno inmejorable. Barry es muy accesible desde la distancia y Katherine y Collie responden rápidamente al teléfono o acuden a la casa para cualquier necesidad.
Visited August 2017
Written 27 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

j0cel1
j0cel1
Coulaines, France3 contributions
Situation superbe
Location bien équipée, les pièces sont spacieuses. Elle est au calme, en bordure vraiment du Lough Corrib : les cygnes viennent nager au pied du jardin. Le voisin est un loueur de bateaux, donc parfait pour les pêcheurs. A deux minutes du golf d'Oughterard pour les amateurs... Située à une petite 1/2 heure de Galway, Emplacement parfait pour visiter bien sur la ville, mais égamelement le Connemara et jusqu'aux Burren et aux Cliffs of Moher. La table à manger est juste pour 5. En bon français qui aime faire la cuisine, même en vacances, il manque un gros faitout. La cuisinière électrique mériterait un renouvellement et la vaisselle n'était pas super nette, c'est un peu dommage par rapport à la qualité de tout le reste.
Visited July 2016
Written 1 August 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Outdoor amenities
  • Garage
  • Playground
  • Private yard
  • Swingset
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Parking
  • Parking available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available

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About the neighbourhood
The Cottage is only 20 minutes from Galway City and is close to Aughnanure Castle and Oughterard Golf Club. The garden runs ito Lough Corrib, well known for its stocks of salmon and trout. it is close to the town of Oughterard, and is on the eastern edge of Connemara, an area famous for is wild scenic beauty and the Atlantic shore.
Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about The White Cottage

The White Cottage is able to accommodate up to 7 guests. See all property details.

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