Such a perfect location to explore Cong as well as the larger area (Westport, Connemara, Galway and the Burren). From our first moments in the home the five in our group felt pampered. We were welcomed with homemade bread and butter when we arrived. What a tasty treat! Upstairs each of us had our own bedroom with an adjoining full bathroom. And another bathroom and bedroom to spare we never even used. Downstairs there is a game room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, family room, parlor with peat fireplace, bathroom and laundry room. How convenient to be able to pop a load in the washer and the whole family has clean clothes for days. We had the joy of cooking family dinners and breakfasts like we were at home and the luxury of walking 5 minutes to dine in the cafes and restaurants when we wanted local cuisine. We have younger kids so we didn't get the chance to use the kayaks, but we will next time. We did venture over the picturesque foot bridges to explore the property and old mill like we were explorers in a bygone age.
In the evenings we would connect to the house wifi and stream music or play cards or one of the games in the house and when we were feeling really lazy popped on the tv. We spent 10 days here and wished we could have stayed forever. Thank you for sharing your amazing home with our family!
One can hardly imagine a more convenient house, yet also extremely secluded. For our multi-generational group there were five lovely, comfy bedrooms--four with bathroom in room, one with private bathroom next door to it. Two sitting rooms, fireplace, huge kitchen, dining room, laundry room. Beautiful surroundings with stream and old mill, and fishing on grounds! We walked into Cong for dinner and drinks, and to Ashford for the falconry and Lough Corrib ferry, we drove through Connemara and around Lough Mask and Lough Corrib. We had beautiful weather and this great house to return to.... The other members of the party are now convinced I have superior trip-planning ability!
Anne (the owner) met us at the house with keys, gave us a book full of info, and she also brought us some excellent brown bread. She was lovely and very quick to respond to all questions. I cannot express enough how pleasant the experience was. We had a wonderful trip and would certainly return to stay at same house again and again.
Our 7 family members from Ohio and Massachusetts traveled to Ireland and choose this wonderful Cong cottage as our home base for adventuring in western Ireland. With five en suite bedrooms, a lovely kitchen and family area, separate dining room and cozy front den, we felt the comfort of being at home! The beautiful natural setting along the Cong River with a backyard picnic table and grill and front yard table for lounging, we had choices for every occasion! The location of the cottage was secluded and quiet, yet an easy walk to all that Cong Village has to offer...which was awesome! Walking through Cong woods, visiting Ashford castle, gift shops, pubs, light grocery shopping...all without wheels!!! Cong is an easy drive to attractions in western Ireland and certainly beyond for a longer day's trip. And the bonus was the gracious owners, the Lavelles, who greeted us at the cottage upon arrival, showed us the ropes, were available for tips and advice throughout our two week stay and saw us off when we departed. Lovely people and attentive hosts!
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Easy walking distance to Cong. The inside of house was poor quality i.e. fixtures and fittings.
2/3 star accommodation at a 5 star price