Cottage, 3 Schlafzimmer + Sonstige (Siehe Artikelbeschreibung), 3. 5 Bäder, (Schlafmöglichkeiten 6-8)
Max. Anzahl Gäste:8
100% Erstattung für Stornierungen bis zu 14 Tage vor Anreise. 50% Erstattung für Stornierungen bis zu 7 Tage vor Anreise.
Best Irish Self Catering
This property is absolutely beautiful and enormous. It is a short drive from town, tucked discretely just off the road and with a huge garden. We have small dogs that couldn't be let off the lead as they could escape in the hedges but we managed that problem with the use of long training leads. The layout affords great circulating space and privacy which is so difficult to achieve. Mary is there when you need her and unobtrusive when you don't. Beds are very comfortable, bed linen heavenly. A few more plates, tea spoons and bigger glasses wouldn't go amiss but this is such a minor thing. There are pots galore and an irritation in other rentals is scarcity of loo rolls, washing up liquid etc but that's not an issue here. We definitely hope to be back. We felt at home so quickly and would love to repeat the experience. A really great find with an excellent layout, exceeding expectations.
Everything you could ask for and more!
We (2 couples) stayed at the stone cottage recently. It was at the end of our stay in Ireland, and was by far the best accommodation we experienced. Spacious doesn't come close to describing how roomy it was, yet it was cozy and comfortable. The small town of Portumna was just big enough to provide basics, but not overwhelmed with tourists. We took trips every day of our stay: to Galway, the Connamara, Athlone, Birr and more. There is a golf course for those inclined to do that activity, plus a lovely nature walk as well. A castle and Irish workhouse is also in town. The caretaker was helpful and warmly welcomed us to the cottage. We would definitely recommend this home!
This Home is absolutely as advertised
We stayed for 7 nights with another couple in this home and it absolutely fit the bill. We used it as a base camp and did day trips to Cliffs of Mohr, Waterford and Gallway. The home has all the ammenities you could want and Mary Rourke was so helpful and friendly. We even found a private boat that took us on the river Shannon for a couple hours and left right from Portumna which was really great. Thanks for making our first trip to Ireland a memorable one!
Excellent home with accessible, central location
I have been renting through VRBO for five years, averaging six stays per year. Of all my experiences, this home in reality was the closest to its description. It's exactly as it appears in the pictures and has a lot of high end touches you rarely see in Ireland.
It has radiant, in-floor heating and most of the rooms have individual controls. The main setting which controls the kitchen, dining & living room is housed in a locked box on the outside of the home - so this needs to be changed by the caretaker, Mary. All of the other rooms have their own controls, so you choose your comfort.
The kitchen appliances are all high end and have the manuals in a binder to assist you.
I would like to note the home is accessible - it has a ramp at the entrance, two bedrooms, two baths (with roll-in showers), the kitchen & dining room all on the same floor. The rooms are gigantic and the hallways & doorways are wide. The living room (TV & fireplace), sun room and the master suite are located up three stone stairs, however.
The house is also suited for families with young children - it has several board games, a toy house, blocks, etc. The stove has child lock measures for safety too.
The house is also suited for groups or families with teens as the master bedroom is on the complete opposite side of the house as the two other bedrooms. And every bedroom has it's own en suite bath, so privacy is amazing.
The only FYI's that should be noted are: 1) You are in Ireland on a wooded lot, so expect to see a few spiders/bugs (especially in the fall or winter as Ireland is notorious for its spiders during these seasons). 2) The microwave's timer does not work - you set it for a specific time, but it doesn't count down, it just keeps running. So don't set it and then walk away expecting the *ding.* 3) The shower temperatures are a little touchy. If you find the water isn't hot enough, I recommend shutting it off, turning the temperature knob to a hotter setting & then turn it back on. For some reason it wouldn't get hotter once it was on. 4) It is a self-catering house, and when I was there it didn't have some things you would think may be there - like black pepper & sugar. Just be prepared to look around the kitchen before you head to the store. 5) The fireplace doesn't emit a lot of heat, I think the chimney is a little too large and the heat escapes up it. So don't invest in a lot of firewood or peat logs unless you just want the ambiance.
Better than description !
It was wonderful to come"home" to Stone Cottage after a day of sight seeing! We could relax by the fire. We enjoyed cooking a few meals and playing cards. The property was beautiful! Portumna was just a short drive to do some grocery shopping and we enjoyed a few pubs! Our time in Ireland was GREAT !