Remote Luxury Cottage

Dolanstown, Roundstone, Connemara, Co.Galway
From: €1,450 weeklySleeps: 7Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 3
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Remote Luxury Cottage: Galway

Stunning contemporary luxury holiday cottage set 8 km from Roundstone in a secluded location surrounded by sandy Dolan's beach and memorable views of the Ocean and the Arann Islands.

Formerly owned by a bachelor farmer named Mr Folan, who moved out during the 70s, the two original ruined cottages where recently rebuilt and stacked together through a glass enclosure by well known architects Peter Legge Associates, who turned them into a stunning example of modern architecture.

The cottage has been cleverly designed to ensures that it blends in effortlessly with its rustic and tranquil surroundings, while a surprising classic Nordic style awaits you inside.

The comfortable dining area main decoration feature is a giant glass section in the stone wall, perfectly framing the picturesque green outdoors.

The large kitchen boasts modern appliances and a dinner table for 8 people.
Once again, stunning french windows fold back fully and open out onto a south facing terrace with unmatched views of the ocean.

The classic modern living room features a turf open fire with stove, comfortable sitting and a flat screen TV.

The ground floor also features a large en-suite double bedroom, with bathroom and shower.

Upstairs are the two remaining bedroom, one double en-suite with fitted wardrobes and one triple with a double bed and a single bed, fitted wardrobes, en suite shower room with Amazon shower.

Extra storage and a quite reading/working area in the landing.

Under floor heating throughout.

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December - 2017
This is a true luxury cottage. Excellent architectural design - a gourmand’s kitchen with views to enjoy while you cook, very comfortable bedrooms and baths, and a cozy turf-burning stove. The area around the cottage is rustic and beautiful. A gorgeous and nearly private beach, views of the mountains behind the cottage and still a good proximity to the nearby towns of Clifden and Roundstone. We stayed in December and even though the weather was volatile (we had rain, sun, hail, snow and wind) it was all VERY beautiful. So it’s definitely a four seasons cottage. There is plenty of good hiking, fishing, and touring nearby as well as creature comforts - ATM, excellent restaurants and pubs and good supermarkets in Clifden. We stayed for our tenth wedding anniversary and it was perfect, but we also think it’d be great to bring our children sometime too. There’s plenty for a family to do right outside the door.
November - 2017
We had a wonderful time at this magical place. The sunrises were amazing and the village of Roundstone was super charming. We loved seeing the horses and walking on the beach. There is so much to do in the area, especially outdoors. The Connemara National Park was our favorite. You will love staying here!
May - 2017
I hate to let a secret out but Folans Cottage is otherworldly. Do not pass up an opportunity to stay there.
May - 2017
The 'cottage' is absolutely beautiful. The location wonderful. We have been to Ireland 3 years consecutively now and the consensus is that nearby Clifden is our favorite village in Ireland. Nora , the lady who welcomes you and makes sure all is provided is absolutely wonderful.
M Ruth
April - 2017
Out of this world views especially if the sun shines, which we were fortunate to experience. Beautifully situated in almost the middle of no where!!! You were close enough to a small town if you needed human contact or a pub for a pint or two!!! I had a 10 year old and a 6 year old and they just loved the place especially the safe beaches and the rocks to climb on the beaches. I also had my elderly parents there too, one who likes solitude and to sit and admire the view and one who likes to walk. There was both of the above to keep them both happy. There were plenty of good walks appropriate for all fitness levels. Thank you Simon.
March - 2017
Folan's Cottage was an absolute dream to drive up to after taking the long & scenic route from Shannon Airport! From the ocean view, to the resident livestock (horses/sheep/cattle), to the rugged Connemara landscape, this house was the perfect location for a week away with my fiancé. Roundstone's town center and Clifden are a short drive away. We did most of our grocery shopping in Clifden's Supervalu (we much preferred this store over Clifden's Aldi). Simon was so wonderful about contacting us and providing recommendations, all of which we came to trust fully. He truly chose some top-notch spots! We especially enjoyed visiting Kylemore Abbey & gardens, Roundstone Pottery, O'Dowds Pub in Roundstone, and Ballynahinch Castle for lunch. Also, although Galway is about an hour away (beautiful drive!), we found that dining at Loam & Aniar was well worth the travel! The house is comfortable and as pictured (other than a few decorating additions). The kitchen was also easy to navigate and very convenient if you like to make coffee, cook breakfast, or have lunch/dinner at home. Overall, this house and its location (on the beach & in the Connemara) were beyond our expectations. We couldn't be happier!
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  • Property Features
  • From: €1,450 weekly
  • Connemara gateway cottage
  • Remote Dolan beach at your doorstep
  • Idyllic location and stunning architecture
  • Underfloor heating and open fire
  • French windows for ocean views
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