Galway Sanctuary

Craughwell, Galway
From: €950 nightlySleeps: 14Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 4
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Galway Sanctuary: Galway

Set in the heart of 'Blazer's Country', welcome to a calming sojourn surrounded by lush meadows on all sides and dotted with wildflower gardens. Indeed, this is a superb destination for extended family, corporate groups, team building and intimate celebrations.

Conveniently positioned on the fringes of the quaint village of Craughwell and within 20 minutes of Galway city centre.

Immersed by 10 acres of meadow and wildflower gardens, our unique property is accessed via a beech-lined drive and provides guests with absolute privacy and seclusion.

Overlooking Rahasane Turlough (winter lake), the house is adjacent to the largest Turlough in Ireland, comprising c. 690 acres of unspoiled nature reserve, with a crystal clear river (Dunkellin) running through it during the summer months.

Boasting unique flora and fauna, the Turlough is of ecological
significance as one of only two large Turlough's which still function naturally in Ireland.

It's the essential Turlough for birdlife in the country. The Turlough is accessed through a small quarter gate at the back of the meadow.

The village of Craughwell, and railway station is within 1.5 km. The railway station is on the Galway/Limerick line, and boasts a journey time of 25 minutes to Eyre Square, in the heart of the Medieval City of Galway, (gateway to Connemara).

This open plan property comprises; Kitchen/Diner with vaulted ceiling, slate underfloor heating, it can accommodate up to 14 diners, it leads directly into a very spacious Sitting room which also has a vaulted ceiling, feature Oak trusses, and 20 foot natural limestone inglenook open fireplace, with wall, mounted 60 inches flat screen TV, DVD surround sound, all Irish & UK channels, including British SKY TV.

Key features include: a private bespoke solid Oak Bar, pool table, jukebox (100 CD's), four double bedrooms (3 en-suite, all with underfloor heating), one with walk-in wardrobe, library at the top of a curved oak staircase, with elevated view over the Kitchen/Diner, and Sitting room area, bathroom(with underfloor heating) and utility room.

Externally, comprises; gravel drive to the front raised meadow,
and wildflower beds, a massive terrace with pergola, BBQ, and dining area, which is directly accessed from the Sitting room via double French doors each side of the fireplace.

- Complimentary wireless Broadband access available throughout the home.
- Utilities included in the price.
- Children's cot, infant high chair, and child safety stair gate.
- Taxi/Mini-bus hire (7 & 16 Seater), available 24 hours.

Driving distance, travelling time, and route to Craughwell, Co. Galway from the following locations;

Location (Miles) (Km) (Time) (Route)

- Dublin 121 (195km) 2Hr 6Mins, M6
- Belfast 222 (355km) 3Hr 47Mins, M1 & M6
- Cork 113 (182Km) 2Hr 38Mins, N20
- Limerick 51 (83Km) 1Hr 9Mins, M18 & N18
- Shannon 43 (69Km) 54Mins, M18
- Waterford 129 (207Km) 2Hr 58Mins, N65


  • Balcony Terrace
  • Bar onsite
  • Bars nearby
  • Barbeque
  • Broadband Wi-Fi
  • Cot available
  • DVD
  • Detached property
  • Dishwasher
  • Downstairs bathroom
  • Easy walking access
  • Enclosed garden / patio
  • Family friendly
  • Fuel & power included
  • Games / Play facilities
  • Golf nearby
  • Good for couples
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Highchair
  • Horse riding
  • Internet access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lake view
  • Linen included
  • Microwave
  • Nature walks
  • Open all year
  • Open fire
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Relaxation
  • Satellite TV
  • Shops nearby
  • Shower
  • TV room
  • TV
  • Washing machine
Galway Sanctuary: Please share your stay experience
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Janice & Mark
May - 2018
Turlough View is a lovely house in a beautiful peaceful setting. Everything was spotlessly clean and it's very well equipped with quality appliances. Everything is catered for-it was even stocked with free bottled water. It is open plan and very spacious. We enjoyed sitting out on the bedroom balcony upstairs in the mornings. The views from all windows at Turlough are stunning. The log fire was lovely. Having internet access was a great bonus as was having the BBC channels. The caretaker is on hand and is very nice & helpful and she brought us home made scones which was a lovely gesture. The nearby river seems little explored and has some decent sized pike. We have a vacation rental ourselves and have stayed at many holiday rentals. This was one of the best.
August 2017
Turlough View is beautiful!

Well stocked with quality appliances and comfortable furniture. Large and very clean.

The grounds are lovely and private.

A kind welcome of fresh cakes and a tour by the owner was very appreciated.

Pool table, jukebox etc were amazing for nights in.

Property is secluded and roads not really suitable to walk along so a car is essential for shops etc.

The house is better than the photos!!
Niall maher
August 2017
I have been lucky to stay in some of the best guest houses and holiday homes in Ireland over years and I can say this house is easily In my top 5. Simply an amazing house in some fantastic surroundings. I would very highly recommend a family break or a friends get away here. Everything you could need and more and a jukebox full of favourites.
Linda jordan
April 2017
Fabulous few days at turlough view with our group of friends. Every amenity thinkable available on site. All the little extras made our stay very enjoyable. 8 adults & 9 children in our group; all very comfortable & everyone had amazing time both inside the house & in the lovely grounds. Spotless condition. Lovely quirky touches & memorabilia coupled with modern conveniences & luxurious bathrooms. Stunning views. Highly recommend. Looking forward to returning to this beautiful house in it's wonderful setting!
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  • Property Features
  • From: €950 nightly
  • Surrounded by meadows & gardens
  • Adjacent to world famous nature reserve
  • Excellent outdoor spaces
  • Galway city 20 min drive
  • Private Bar - full size pool table
  • Internet Access
  • Unique venue for extended family


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