(Reference number: 34578)
Turlough View is a superb detached cottage conveniently located in the heart of 'Blazer's Country' (world famous Stables and Kennels), just outside the quaint Old Village of Craughwell. It sleeps up to 14 people.
Craughwell is just 15 miles from Galway City Centre, on the Old Dublin/Galway Road (R446).
It's a substantial home, quietly nestled away in the centre of 10 acres of meadow and wild flower gardens. Accessed via beech lined gravel drive, the property is very private, secluded, and is directly adjacent too, and overlooks Rahasane Turlough (winter lake), 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 major ecological significance as one of only two large Turlough's which still function naturally in Ireland. It's the most important 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 the re-opened Railway Station is just 1.5 miles away. The Station is on the newly upgraded Galway/Limerick line, and boasts a swift, and comfortable journey time of 25 minutes to Eyre Square, in the heart of the Medieval City of Galway (gateway to Connemara, The Burren, Cliffs of Moher, and the Aran Islands on it's doorstep). There are 12 journeys per day (Mon. to Sat.), and 9 per day on Sunday, (cost for adults; €7.50 single journey, €14.60 return, children aged 5-15 years; €3.75 single journey, €7.30 return), the carpark caters for up to 90 cars, and costs €2 per day, or €8 per week. Alternatively, it's possible to avail of Mini-cab/Mini-bus hire, (8 &18 seater) available 24 hours, costing c. €10 p/person return, Turlough View to Galway City Centre. Journey time to Galway City by car is c. 20 minutes.
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 sitt ...