Beautifully restored Pre-Famine cottage. Listed on The Financial Times as a tranquil escape from the bustle of modern life. Rural setting surrounded by lacy stone walls, secluded gardens, and still on the outskirts of the cultural city of Galway.
“This is a unique place to stay that you will remember as a highlight of your trip. The host is friendly, quick to respond and goes out of his way to make you comfortable. He even baked a tasty loaf of gluten free bread for me. The cottage itself is exceptionally cozy and charming. Our visit coincided with miserable weather but that just added to the allure of sitting by the fire with a good book. In fact, the only downside of staying here is that you might not want to venture out to sightsee. The cottage is also located outside of town in a beautiful "secret" garden, so you have to drive to restaurants. That was only a small minus given the peaceful setting. The pictures can't possibly capture the quaintness of the place.”
This is part of a family home with separate entrance, private double room, bathroom and self catering kitchen - everything you need for a base as you explore the wonderful city of Galway. We are situated in a quiet area with bus stop at the entrance. Close to the city, GMIT and the racecourse.
“We had a wonderful stay at Lorraine’s! Amazing communication and hospitality shown to us during our stay. We were in town during the covid-19 shut downs over St. Patrick’s Day and the apartment was just what we needed! Lorraine was so kind to let us stay and extra day and gave us lots of recommendations to get outside. Since it was self catering we utilized the kitchen regularly and it was perfect. Great location and convenient to downtown. We would definitely stay here again and can’t wait to be back in Galway again!”
The Urban Retreat is a home from home! It is located at the famous Long Walk behind the Spanish Arch. Just a stones throw from Quay St, the hub of Galway's night life & main retail pedesterian thoroughfare -Shop St. It is a modern 1 bed townhouse in a quiet courtyard. Spacious,bright,comfortable & private! Perfect for coffee lovers, foodies, party goers, sightseers a like. Ideal for exploring all that Galway has to offer by foot!
“This is a great location. Short walk to get a proper good cup of coffee and if you get fine weather like we did, an exception spot just outside the property to watch the morning sun shining on Claddagh and the seals and swans splashing around a few yards away. The property itself is homely and secure with the front of the apartment looking out onto a pleasant courtyard. The remote management (in Covid Times) was perfect, we changed our mind a couple of times for our checkout date and the response to our request was pretty immediate and especially good since our communication was in the late evening and at the weekend. Great value place to experience the cracking city that is Galway.”