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Recess Cottage 116, Connemara

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Recess, near Clifden, Connemara, County Galway
Grade 3 Star rating
Pets 1
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A perfect retreat. This delightful cottage is nestled in the mountains above the village of Recess, a walkers paradise.

This traditional style cottage is located in the heart of Connemara, close to the Wild Atlantic Way, yet at the foothills of the Maumturk Mountains on the Western Way Trail. It boasts spectacular views of the Twelve Bens and Lough Inagh. This is the ideal base for touring the western region. The cottage is geared up for walkers as it has a wonderful drying room.
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. 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.

Approximate distance to Knock Airport is 106 km.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 2 double bedrooms, one with additional single, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Electricity by meter reading. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Bungalow
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

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