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County Galway

This beautiful and wild place blends perfectly with a strong artistic and cultural heritage; that epitomises County Galway. Enjoy the buzz of Galway city and the natural ruggedness of Connemara and the coast; what could be better than a cottage holiday in Galway!

On the west coast of Ireland lies County Galway, a gorgeous getaway destination that''s a firm favourite with visitors looking for relaxation. Known for its beautiful scenery in and around Galway Bay, Connemara and on the Aran Islands, this picturesque county makes a great base for exploring Ireland''s fourth largest city and the wilds beyond.

County Galway offers plenty in cultural, historical and outdoor attractions. The unique ambience of this region can be seen as local artists, artisans and even farmers open up their homes to visitors to display and sell their wares. Spend some time in the city of Galway, this lively thriving city is full of traditional pubs and in summer there''s a very lively arts scene, including the renowned Arts Festival that has made Galway the unofficial cultural centre of Ireland.

For those interested in the history Galway City Museum overlooks the famous Spanish Arch and houses exhibits that offer insight into the region''s rich history and heritage. There are also some stunning architectural buildings in the county that pay homage to Galway''s heritage, including the Church of Ireland St. Nicholas'' Collegiate Church that was founded in 1320 is the largest medieval place of worship still in everyday use in Ireland. There''s also Galway Cathedral and Dunguaire Castle which was built around 1520; both buildings are worth a visit as they have played an important role in Ireland''s history.

In the outer reaches of County Galway you’ll find spectacular scenery and an unspoilt interior filled with pristine lakes, valleys, mountains and rivers. Hikers will love the walks along the Twelve Bens peaks, and the coastline is littered with rocky inlets and small beaches that just beg to be explored.

Fishing is a popular pastime in Galway and Lough Corrib is one of the larger freshwater lakes that has become famous for its salmon fishing. For the more adventurous, a day trip out to the Aran islands, a visit to the Arigna mines or a tour of the mysterious Aillwee Cave are the perfect way to spend the day.

Our fine selection of cottages in County Galway provides the perfect accommodation from which to explore the region.
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  • Clifden Cottage 139, Connemara

    Clifden, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: W32219

    Located in the Clifden Glen Holiday Village, this renovated, 3 bedroomed, detached property is set within a magnificent natural environment of mountain, meadow and river with spectacular views of the renowned Connemara landscape. This is an ideal holiday cottage for those looking for a family break. It makes a peaceful getaway and a good base for exploring all that the Connemara region has to offer.

    Facilities in the holiday village include crazy golf, a children’s play area and tennis courts, and lovely sandy beaches are just a short drive away. The clubhouse bar is open in peak season, and other busy times.

    The market town of Clifden is on the Wild Atlantic Way and is home to the Alcock and Brown Atlantic crossing crash site. It has a variety of fabulous restaurants, many serving the local fish, and music sessions are held in most pubs during the year. There is also a treasure trove of art galleries and lovely craft shops.

    There are miles of unspoilt beaches in the area, as well as various water sports and amenities. Fishermen are spoiled for choice as there is river, sea and lake fishing in the vicinity.

    The Twelve Bens mountain range is magnificent and is very popular for hill walking with miles of routes both gentle and challenging. There are also many looped walking and cycling routes on the flat terrain.

    Connemara links golf course is in Ballyconneely nearby, and ponies and horses can be hired from various locations. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are a scenic, short drive, and Galway city is approximately 50 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors/kitchen with wooden floors. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with access from one side only, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating and electricity included (by meter reading October-May). Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Large shared garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Shared tennis court.

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  • Atlantic View

    Cleggan, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: YEX

    Set at the edge of a working harbour, in the beautiful fishing village of Cleggan on the Wild Atlantic Way, this delightful property commands magnificent views of Inishboffin Island. It features French windows leading out from the well-presented open-plan accommodation onto a furnished terrace, in which to sit and observe the ever-changing vista. Built and furnished to a very good standard, it is close to a range of amenities; shops, restaurants and pubs playing traditional music, as well as outdoor activities including tennis, horse riding, sea angling, golf and boat trips. Sandy beaches, pretty villages, Kylemore Abbey and the wilds of Connemara National Park all beckon exploration, with the Oceans Alive Sealife Centre close by for families, and the attractive town of Clifden 7 miles, for a further array of facilities. And after all that fresh air, what better way to relax than in a steamy sauna followed by a Guiness or two down the local inn.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor and French door/kitchen with breakfast area. Bathroom with shower over bath, sauna and toilet. First floor: 3 double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Small garden with terrace, patio and furniture. Parking. Welcome grocery pack.

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  • Recess Cottage 163, Connemara

    Recess, nr. Clifden

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W32222

    This traditional, stone built lodge is situated on an elevated site, at the foot of the Twelve Bens Mountains in Glencoaghan Valley. Connemara is wonderfully located for a ‘get away from it all’ holiday. Sit in the garden and admire the fabulous scenery and colours. The valley is an outstanding area of natural beauty and is an ideal base for walking and for touring the Connemara region. The cottage boasts wonderful mountain and countryside views with nearby access to the mountain walks. A popular property for couples, families and groups of friends looking for a peaceful retreat. Local activities include walking, hill climbing, lake and river angling. There are many unspoilt beaches in the area.
    The village of Recess is located 13 miles from Clifden. Here you will find a grocery store, the famous Joyces Craft Shop, a bar and a church. Within the village car park you will find ‘The Connemara Giant’, a 20th century stone giant. Local folk lore tells us that if you touch the hand of the giant, you will be blessed with the knowledge of his ancient tribe. Recess village is set amongst Glendalough Lake and Derryclare Lake. The lake and mountain scenery is a sight to behold. The nearby glaciated Inagh Valley is north of recess and stretches towards Kylemore along Lough Inagh. The valley itself separates the Twelve Bens from the Maumturk Mountains, and the valley’s lake, woodlands and hills are enjoyed by many walkers, fishermen and artists. Lough Inagh is a well-known game fishing lake and visitors are more than welcome to fish there. Boats can be hired locally.
    The market town of Clifden is a short drive and is home to the Alcock and Brown Atlantic crossing crash site. It has many fabulous restaurants, many serving the local fish and most of the pubs have music sessions during the year. There are also art galleries and many lovely craft shops. Connemara Golf Links is in Ballyconneely and pony/horses can be hired at various locations in the area. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are a scenic short drive from the house and 50 miles from the city of Galway. Beach 10 miles. Shop and pub 4 miles, restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Wood burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • An Caoran

    Connemara, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W31397

    Rural location.

    Modern, detached house for 6.

    Carna is situated at the head of the peninsula, a lobster fishing centre and an ideal place to explore the vast wilderness of Connemara with its hills, lakes and endless shoreline. This beautiful cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way is fabulous with its spacious interior, vaulted ceilings, timber and tiled floor, and is furnished to a very good standard. Set in 8 acres of grounds, just 5 minutes from a sandy beach. The living room is on the first floor and has an open fire and views of the sea and the ’Twelve Bens’ mountain range. Visit Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey and Gardens, Roundstone Village, The Aran Islands and the cultural city of Galway. Golf, cycling, fishing, hiking, horse riding and walking are all available locally. Shops, pubs and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room.

    Open fires in living room and dining room. Oil central heating (timed) and electricity included (€40per week September-May). Bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2-3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Allie Knock

    Spiddal, nr. Inverin, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: W31903

    This truly wonderful thatched holiday property, brimming with character and charm, is 300 yards from the sea. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, off the main Galway to Connemara coast road and just 3 miles from Spiddal. Complete with reading rooms, games room, tennis court, BBQ, sun room, sea views and log fire, the house meets good standards in furnishings, fittings and atmosphere. The lively village of Spiddal boasts shops, restaurants, crofts and pubs with traditional music sessions. The bustling city of Galway, only 10 miles away, with its variety of shopping facilities, hosts summer festivals. The Burren and North Clare, the magical Aran Islands and the popular towns of Clifden and Westport are some of the many day trips. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors, beams and slate floor. Dining room with tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Sun room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath. Separate toilet. First floor: Second living room. Study. Games room. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating and electricity included (by meter reading September-May). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Lawned courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Games room with pool table. Tennis court.

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  • 203 Cashel, Connemara

    Cashel, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W32247

    A spectacular and well-presented cottage, perched on the sea shore with views of Cashel Hill to the front and Cashel Bay to the rear. The first floor bedroom has a balcony and fabulous views over the Atlantic coast. This is an ideal property for families and groups of friends who are looking for a rural retreat while still being located a short drive from nearby amenities, attractions, towns and villages. Explore Connemara during the day, and relax or entertain at the cottage in the evenings. Cashel Hill stands majestically at the top of the bay, and it is worth taking a trek up this hill to experience the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and breathtaking seascapes. Networks of lakes lie amid the bogs, ideal for trout fishing. The Twelve Bens and Maamturk Mountains are to the north and the sandy coves and blue waters of Bertraghboy Bay offer idyllic and tranquil scenery for all to enjoy. Ballynahinch Castle bar and restaurant can be reached within 10 minutes. Roundstone village is 15 minutes by car, and offers a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars, and just along the coast past Roundstone is the picturesque Dogs Bay and Gurteen Beaches. Clifden, the largest town in Connemara, is a 20-minute drive. Local activities include fishing, shooting, hill walking, pony trekking, golf, and much more. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors and tiled floor. Second living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 kingsize bedrooms, one with patio door. Shower room with toilet and bidet. First floor: 1 super kingsize bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, toilet and bidet.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Sky TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Natural grounds. Balcony. Barbecue. Chiminea. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Garden open to sea.

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  • 118 Cleggan Cottage, Connemara

    Cleggan, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W32217

    Sitting peacefully in tranquil surroundings with great views, this detached cottage is located on the Wild Atlantic Way and is just a short stroll away from the village of Cleggan. Enjoy your breakfast overlooking Cleggan Bay or sit out in the evening and watch the sunset. There are daily boat trips to Inishbofin or visit the busy market town of Clifden, 7 miles, with a vast array of shops, bars and restaurants, many with regular traditional music sessions. There are miles of unspoilt beaches in the area as well as various water sports and amenities. Fishermen are spoilt for choice with both sea and lake fishing available locally. Enjoy miles of looped walks and cycle routes, or for those who like golf, there is a links course in nearby Ballyconneely. Clifden hosts many festivals including an arts festival, the Connemara Pony Festival, traditional music festivals and many more. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are a short scenic drive. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with French doors/kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Galleried area with games room.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating included (October-May by meter reading). Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Games room with pool table. No smoking.

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  • 107 Clifden, Connemara

    Clifden, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W32228

    This beautiful, third floor, penthouse apartment is located in Clifden, the capital of Connemara. A lift is available from the underground car park to the third floor. It has a large outdoor terrace which overlooks the town and is equipped with a barbecue and patio furniture. Restaurants, pubs and shops are within walking distance. There are miles of unspoilt beaches as well as various water sports and amenities. Fishermen are spoiled for choice as there is river, sea and lake fishing in the area.
    There are miles of looped walks and cycle routes with stunning surroundings. The Twelve Bens mountain range are magnificent and are very popular for hill walking with miles of routes, both gentle and challenging. Connemara Golf Links is in Ballyconneely and pony trekking and horse riding can be found at various locations in the area. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are a short scenic drive from the house and Galway city is approximately 60 miles. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Lift to entrance. All on third floor: Living/dining room with patio doors and wooden floor/kitchen with slate floor. 3 double bedrooms, one (6ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one 5ft. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Three freeview TVs (one 42", two 32") DVD. CD. Wii. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large verandah with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car).

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  • Cuilane

    Carraroe, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W31474

    This delightful property is bright and spacious, very tastefully furnished and very thoughtfully equipped. In a small development of 5 houses, in the rural village of Carraroe. The Carraroe Peninsula is surrounded by beaches with the coral beach, being the main attraction. It is ideally placed for touring Connemara and the bustling city of Galway is just 25 miles away. Access to the Aran Islands by air or sea is a short drive away. The area is beautiful, great for walkers, offering plenty of fresh air, sandy beaches, shore line fishing, swimming or cycling along the endless winding boreens. Alternatively, relax in the sun room and enjoy the sea views. Shop and restaurant ¾ mile, pub ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen. Sun room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living/dining room. Electric central heating and electricity by €2 coin meter. Bed linen and towels included. travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Private parking for 2 cars.

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  • Ti’ Una Seaview

    Lettermore, Co. Galway

    Grade
    7
    4
    2
    3
    Ref: W32261


    Boasting uninterrupted views of the Aran Islands, this detached property is on the Wild Atlantic Way and is less than ½ mile from a pretty beach. The area is called Trá Bháin, which is translated as ’White Beach’, and there is also a coral beach in the area. Sit on the patio or in the conservatory and watch the sun go down on the Atlantic Ocean or snuggle down in front of the open fire in the living room. This detached, contemporary house has all the comforts of home, yet is totally removed from everyday living as the ocean and the hills are your neighbours, and is accessed by a rough track.
    The name Lettermore means ’great rough hillside’, and certainly when you drive into the area you are greeted by very unusual looking countryside, giving one the feeling of ’getting away from it all’. There are miles of walking routes in the area and a little further are afield many unspoilt hills to climb. Galway city, home to numerous festivals is only 30 miles away, as is the fishing mecca of Oughterard, and Clifden is 40 miles away. This holiday property is ideally located to tour Connemara, and trips to the Aran Islands are available from Rossaveal and water activities and fishing are available locally.
    The Féile an Dóllin is one of the west of Ireland’s premier festivals and takes place annually on the shores of Carraroe during the August Bank Holiday weekend. The golf enthusiast is also catered for with the Connemara Isles Golf Club, 8 miles away. With its coastal location, it’s a challenging but very memorable golf experience! Ballyconneely Golf Links and Oughterard Parkland Golf Club are a little further afield. Beach ½ mile. Shop 5 miles, pub 2½ miles, restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Conservatory with French doors. Utility room. 3 Bedrooms: 2 kingsize, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 single bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room and wood burner in kitchen (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. 40" Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). NB: Sloping bank at back of house. 200 yards from seashore.

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  • 192 Ballyconneely, Connemara

    Ballyconneely, Co. Galway

    Grade
    7
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: W32236

    This very attractive and extremely spacious dormer cottage is set in a seaside location and is just 2 miles from Ballyconneely and 8 miles away from Clifden. The downstairs living room has a large open stone fireplace and there is also a galleried living area on the first floor. The property boasts wonderful sea, mountain and countryside views, and is located on a quiet road. Ballyconneely offers shops, bars and restaurants, and also has a good golf course too. There are several local beaches, coastal walks and sandy coves to be explored. Other local attractions include Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: Galleried second living room. 2 double bedrooms, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Underfloor central heating and electricity (€50per week, €10 per night). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small gravelled garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Renvyle Cottage 147, Connemara

    Renvyle, nr. Clifden, Co. Galway

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: W32220

    This stunning and contemporary detached house is located in Cashleen on the scenic Renvyle Peninsula which is on the Wild Atlantic Way. There is a wonderful beach just a stone’s throw away and the property boasts unrivalled panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean from all rooms. With a stunning interior, the property comes highly recommended, and is ideal for families and groups of friends. It is perfectly located for exploring the Connemara area, or you can just sit by the window or on the patio enjoying the unspoilt views.

    The area offers wonderful shops, bars and eateries, outdoor land and water based activities, wonderful coastal and hill walks, traditional music, song and dance and lots more.

    The tranquil Renvyle Peninsula is perched on the far western edge of Ireland. It is a place which promises relaxation, peace and tranquillity with fresh sea air and the closeness of nature. Throughout the amazing landscape, you will find Derryinver Quay and Ballinakill Harbour, where you can take part in scenic coastal cruises and sea angling trips. You will see a variety of wildlife including grey seals and pods of dolphins, which are frequent visitors to the area, and it is also home to a large variety of sea and cliff birds including wild ducks, cormorants, herons, gulls, terns, oyster catchers, guillemots and curlews.

    The peninsula has something to offer visitors of all ages and interests, and is well served by shops, cafes and bars, with a post office and churches. The village comes alive at night with plenty of live music, song and dance in the bars and community halls. Irish nights are held every Wednesday evening during the summer months in Tullycross village.

    The idyllic sandy beaches, swimming, scuba diving, shore angling, lake and river fishing, pony trekking, hill climbing, sea angling charters, an adventure centre, aquarium, maritime museum and coastal cruises will keep all visitors busy with things to do.

    Every May Day bank holiday weekend, the area celebrates the well-known Connemara Mussel Festival which includes lots of activities including music, workshops, craft fairs, demonstrations and of course, lots of mussels to enjoy!

    Often referred to as an area with the most beautiful landscape in the world, Renvyle is a wonderland of breathtaking views, walking and cycling trails and many activities.

    Visit Renvyle Point and watch the sun setting behind the old castle ruins on a fine summer’s evening - it is a sight to behold! Visit the Derryinver Standing Stones, a six stone archaeological landmark, which would have been built to line up with the Winter Solstice. Beach 200 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with patio doors and wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over Jucuzzi bath and toilet. First floor: 2 double (5ft) bedrooms, both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, gas and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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