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The Waterfront House Country Home
Ranked #5 of 23 Oughterard B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Australia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Quiet little corner of the world...”
Reviewed 16 June 2013

It rained when I arrived but I still enjoyed my one night stay at Mary's and Tom's comfortable home. I think it's a great place to stay between Galway and Connemara national park. It's quiet and peaceful and has lovely views of the lake plus the greenery outside my bedroom window. Mary and Tom are perfect hosts. When I come back one day, I'll bring my parents along and I know my dad would love to play a few rounds of golf at the golf course nearby.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Naples, FL
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

Had a great one night stay here in May - very beautiful and peaceful - pity it was a little too cool to sit outside and enjoy the lake view. Clean comfortable room and very nice breakfast. Thanks Mary!

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

If you like peace and quiet, seclusion and a wonderful lake view (from some rooms), this is the place. Friendly warm welcome, beautiful house with all of the facilities one could expect, including a large lounge. Comprehensive ample and tasty breakfast with plenty of choice. All of this and only a short drive from a pleasant small town with several excellent places to eat and drink, Exceeded our expectations!

Room Tip: Not all rooms have a lake view, so ask if this is important to you.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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tatwalsh, Owner at The Waterfront House Country Home, responded to this review, 8 June 2013
Thank you for for all the nice things you said about the Waterfront House Country Home. We are delighted that enjoyed your stay with us and for chosing to stay with. We hope to see you again, sometime.

All the best,

Mary and Tom.

Mary and Tom Walsh,
The Waterfront House Country Home,
Golf Course Road,
Oughterard,
Co. Galway.
Ireland.
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

I still remember our holiday in this lovely country home. It is just in front of a lake that I really love, landscape is fantastic and you can enjoy complete relax and peace. In the nearby there is an ancient castle surrounded by a wide green area where you can have beautiful walks.
Our breakfast was rich and tasty.
People are friendly and warm.
Absolutely suggested!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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tatwalsh, Owner at The Waterfront House Country Home, responded to this review, 5 June 2013
Thank you for your very kind comments, they are very much appreciated.

We are delighted that you chose to stay with us and hope to see you again, sometime.

Yours Sincerely,

Mary and Tom.

Mary and Tom Walsh,
The Waterfront House Country Home,
Golf Course Road,
Oughterard,
Co. Galway.
Ireland.
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

The owners are really friendly and kind. The beds were comfy, the view was great and the breakfast was yummy. Would go again. If you are planning to go on a nice quiet break in Ireland this is the place to go

  • Stayed March 2013
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tatwalsh, Owner at The Waterfront House Country Home, responded to this review, 5 June 2013
Thank you for your very kind comments, they are very much appreciated.

We are delighted that you chose to stay with us and hope to see you again, sometime.

Yours Sincerely,

Mary and Tom.

Mary and Tom Walsh,
The Waterfront House Country Home,
Golf Course Road,
Oughterard,
Co. Galway.
Ireland.
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Spent a lovely Bank Holiday in Oughterard, Orienteeriing in the mist and rain. Mary and her husband made it all the more comfortable with drying our running clothes, tea and coffee available whenever you wanted to make one. Friendly welcoming home with hot showers any time of the day.
The breakfast was freshly cooked to order and even an early breakfast on bank holiday monday was no trouble.
Would recommend this B & B to all types of visitors to the area.
The one downside - not near enough for Galway for me to use when there for work twic a month.

Room Tip: Definately facing the Lough. We had a lovely room, but to be honest I don't think there is a bad...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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tatwalsh, Owner at The Waterfront House Country Home, responded to this review, 5 June 2013
Thank you for your very kind comments, they are very much appreciated.

We are delighted that you chose to stay with us and that you enjoyed your stay. We were only too glad to help as the weather was not too nice at the time of your stay.

We hope to see you again, sometime.

Yours Sincerely,

Mary and Tom.

Mary and Tom Walsh,
The Waterfront House Country Home,
Golf Course Road,
Oughterard,
Co. Galway.
Ireland.
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Logan, West Virginia
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Reviewed 4 May 2013

One of the best Band B I have ever stayed in Mary was wonderful and the Breakfast was always perfect A must stay if ever touring Conamara area you won't be disappointed. She is very helpful to help you plan your days if needed. I will return someday
Holden,West Virginia USA

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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tatwalsh, Owner at The Waterfront House Country Home, responded to this review, 5 June 2013
Thank you for your very kind comments, we really appreciate them.

We are delighted that you had such a nice time with us and that you got the chance to relax and unwind.

We would be delighted to accommodate you again, whenever you get the chance to come visit us.

Yours Sincerely,

Mary and Tom.

Mary and Tom Walsh,
The Waterfront House Country Home,
Golf Course Road,
Oughterard,
Co. Galway.
Ireland.
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Property: The Waterfront House Country Home
Address: Golf Course Road L5351 | Near Aughnanure Castle, Oughterard, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Oughterard
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Oughterard
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waterfront House Country Home 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Waterfront House Country Home B&B offers superb panoramic lakeside accommodation, on the shores of Lough Corrib, in the heart of Connemara, on the west coast of Ireland. Our rates are very reasonable and our home is an ideal central base from which to tour the following places: Galway City, Westport, Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Caves, Aughnanure Castle, Killary Harbour, etc. Locally you can enjoy: Walking, Golfing, Game Fishing, Coarse Fishing, Relaxing, Tours & Day Trips.The Waterfront House sits nestled right on the shores of the world-famous fishing grounds - Lough Corrib, surrounded by the Hills of Connemara, just a short stroll along a winding country lane from Aughnanure Castle and the lovely Oughterard 18 hole Parkland golf course in the heart of the Irish countryside.The Waterfront House was specially designed and built to suit the needs of guests looking for that memorable overnight stay and, with over thirty years experience in the business, Mary and Tom Walsh have come to know exactly what the visitor expects.All rooms have private en suite with power-shower, hairdryer and multi channel HD TV. Wifi Broadband Internet Access is available throughout our home.The Waterfront House is ideally and centrally located as a base to explore a vast area of the west of Ireland from the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands right the way up through Connemara to Clifden and Westport.There are lots of historical places of interest to visit and so much to see and do for all the family - all within a short drive of the Waterfront House.You won't be disappointed!! ... more   less 
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