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Owenmore Cottage


Welcome to Owenmore Cottage, a six-bedroom luxury cottage on the Ballynahinch Castle Estate, a Relais and Chateaux property in the heart of County Galway.

This vacation home is set across one level and has a footprint of 3,000 square feet and is a beautiful refuge of peace and tranquillity. The lush mature trees of the Castle estate provide a secluded feel to this charming cottage, yet you are only a three-minute walk from the Castle and all its amenities.

Owenmore Cottage, named for the river flowing through the estate, is light and airy. Rooms decorated in soft tones create a restful and cozy foundation for a memorable Irish getaway.

This country cottage was recently refurbished. The six bedrooms are laid out, with each pair of a king or twin bedrooms sharing a bathroom. Two bathrooms have bathtubs with showers, while the third bathroom has a spacious walk-in shower.

You have a fully-equipped kitchen, ideal for creating memorable family meals. Curling up with a good book after dinner in the large living room with the crackling wood-burning stove is divine. With sunsets in high-summer running as late as 10pm, barbecues on your private veranda can morph into chill-out events, sipping an Irish coffee while listening to the stillness of dusk.

The mature gardens are a dream of green velvet lawns and floral borders filled with lavender and other scented blooms. You will enjoy dozing in the sun to the sound of the happy fat bees that float by.

The Ballynahinch Castle demesne that surrounds the Cottage is vast. With 700 acres of woodland, lakes, rivers, and hills, you and your family will enjoy the endless joy of following walking or biking trails around your Cottage. Guided walks or more strenuous hikes can ramp up this experience with the benefit of wonderful local knowledge.

You can forage the ingredients for lazy lunches from nearby farmer's markets and shops. Fresh seafood makes the shortest trip from sea to plate. The grass-fed meats of Connemara are unparalleled in flavor. The quality and diversity of seasonal produce available will wow vegetarians and vegans.

If all this talk of hunting/gathering is taking the shine off your vacation plans, make the small pilgrimage to the Castle each day and let the excellent chefs tantalize your tastebuds with their clever creations. The Castle's Fisherman's Pub is a relaxed space that families love. Roaring turf fires, pints of Guinness, and a nip or two of local whiskey are the order of the day.

For a grander, more celebratory experience, the Owenmore Restaurant, with stunning views over the river, might be a perfect choice. That heavenly three-minute post-dinner walk back to your cozy Cottage when you become one with the Irish night is truly magical.

The Castle can provide an additional fee for a family-style dinner at the Owenmore Cottage. Also, a picnic can be boxed for you if you want to dine alfresco when exploring the beauty of Connemara.

• Six bedrooms made up of king-sized and twin-bedroom options
• Three bathrooms / two with bath/showers, one with a large walk-in shower
• Bathrobes and slippers

• Five bedrooms - all ensuite
• Bathrobe
• Slippers
• Fully-equipped kitchen and dining room
• Private Garden
• Free WiFi
• Furnished veranda
• Barbecue
• Fireplace
• Welcome Hamper
• The Lodge is serviced every seven days
• Extra towels on request at any time
• Bicycles subject to availability
• Concierge Service

For an additional fee:
• Family-style 2-course dinner served in the Lodge
• Grocery shopping can be organized in advance
• Boxed picnics

NOTE: Rented for a minimum of 3-night stay

Owenmore Cottage, located on the Ballynahinch Castle estate, is ideally suited for guests keen to explore the beauty of Ireland's west coast and country. Vast tracts of unpopulated moors glow golden in the summer sun, with the mountainous backdrop a haze of purples and green as the heather blooms.

The flawless Atlantic beaches of Co Galway are sandy and clean. Roundstone, a picture-perfect village, is a wonderful destination for swimming and fresh seafood lunches at one of the lovely pubs overlooking the harbor.

The Twelve Bens mountain range is the impressive overlord that dominates the Connemara skyline. For romantic couples, take a trip to Oughterard to see the quaint ancient bridge made famous by the classic movie, The Quiet Man.

But it's not all shillalas and Aran sweaters. Galway 21st Century is a vibrant arts center embracing the youthful and creative attitudes of its natives. The University City of Galway is lively and fun. Lots of great shopping and unique cafes.

Owenmore Cottage is that blissful vacation choice for quiet and relaxation but within easy reach of some of the best Irish activities. Surfing, traditional Irish music, salmon fishing, or sitting under an ancient tree contemplating your existence. Welcome to Ireland and the mystery and majesty of one of the world's most beloved destinations.



County Galway, Ireland
Nearest airport Ireland West Airport Knock
Shannon Airport
Dublin Airport
117 km
160 km
279 km


  • Bedroom(s): 6 ( Sleeps 12 )
    6 Twin that combines to King
  • Bathroom(s): 3
    2 Baths, 3 Showers, 3 Wash basins, 3 Toilets
  • General facilities: Electricity, Fireplace, Garden, Garden View, Panoramic Views, Parking, Terrace, Wifi
  • Indoor facilities: Luxury Finishes, TV
  • Outdoor facilities: Bbq, Restaurants nearby
  • Services: Concierge Service, Linen provided, Towels provided


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All prices include tax at 23%


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    • Type: Villa
    • Sleeps: 12
    • Bedroom(s): 6
    • Bathroom(s): 3
    • Board: Self Catering
    • Long term rentals: No
    • Pets: No
    • Children: Yes, great for kids
    • Wheelchair: No
    • Eldery or infirm: Not suitable
    • Holiday type: Family