Jasmine Cottage is the perfect place to stay for a memorable Connemara vacation! The cottage is thoughtfully designed and tastefully decorated w/ comfortable furniture and charming ambiance that feels just like your Irish 'home'. There is a lovely view out and a lawn area with table and chairs for dining alfresco. The cottage is located just a short drive from the most delightful Connemara village, Oughterard filled with vibrant pubs that feature authentic Irish music, gourmet restaurants, 2 supermarkets, several cafes and butchers w/ prepared meals to go. It is an easy 30 minute drive to the vibrant city of Galway filled with every kind of shopping, eating, drinking and entertainment. Galway's young population has a pulse that's very different from the quiet dramatic landscapes of the countryside so the contrast makes for a memorable varied experience .
All that being said, the most delightful aspect of Jasmine Cottage is the charming and personable owner that will greet you with a wealth of information to make your holiday a complete success. Amelia is like your 'Auntie Mame' with books, maps and writings, unique suggestions and clever itineraries that you can use (I suggest you do) or not but will open a world of Connemara that you would otherwise miss. The cottage is just the right location for at least 5 great day trips, and Amelia will happily make suggestions or reservations (if asked) to unique places that only someone who grew up here, travelled the world and the returned home would know how unique and special they are. Not to be missed, Delphi Lodge, Cong, Clifdon, Roundstone, Kylemore Abbey Gardens.
Connemara is as a dramatic a landscape as you could imagine and as unspoiled as you might hope for; each vista takes your breath away. No doubt, this is the part of Ireland you would not want to breeze through in a short quick visit but rather linger and get the true sense and unique charms of this area and it's personable residents.