Heiko M

5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara

"Die Lage des Cotteges ist traumhaft; mit weitem Blick bis zu den Bergen. Man konnte sich kaum vom Anblick losreißen. Die Einrichtung ist sehr geschmackvoll und gemütlich. Bei der Ausstattung hat an nichts gefehlt. Es ist absolut zu empfehlen. Wir kommen gerne wieder. Grüße und die netten Gastgeber Familie Müller aus Hamburg"



5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara

"A real haven of peace and calm with outstanding views and a welcoming home. Could not recommend a stay here any more highly."


Stephen H

5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara

"We really enjoyed our stay in the cottage. The location is great - a short drive to the town, and very peaceful with fantastic views from the back of the cottage. The whole place has a lovely feel - really nice decor, and we lit the fire one night which was great. Thanks!"


Noam m

5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara

"A beautiful cottage, wonderful view, with a private piece of river which has to be seen to be believed. Would definitely return."



5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara

"Cuach Cottage was my home-away-from-home for five days in the Connemara area, close to Clifden, and I couldn't have chosen a better place! The cottage is absolutely beautiful and super comfortable with all mod cons. Set in a really peaceful spot, I loved sitting outside in the garden with my morning coffee, listening to the gentle sounds of the private river, and the nearby sheep and ponies. Exactly what I needed! Liam and Marian were the perfect hosts - always available to answer any questions, and giving me lots of tips on the best places to visit during my stay. Around here, there's a picture-postcard scene around every corner, and I'll certainly be coming back here again! You will need a car or a bike, if you're staying here; although within easy walking distance, there's no safe footpath into Clifden."



5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara

"We spent 5 days of our honeymoon in this beautiful cottage in the breathtaking countryside of Connemara. The cottage is tastefully decorated, warm and cozy. As food lovers, we were delighted that the kitchen was so well equipped. You would never tire of the view of the mountains and the little stream which runs outside the cottage. We explored the Connemara national park and the beautiful beaches of Roundstone and Cleggan. A visit to Inishboffin on the ferry is a must. Liam and Marian are the perfect hosts and we would love to return to this idyllic place."



5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara

"Cuach Cottage is delightful. It is beautifully set up with great style and sensitivity and the area is full of fabulous wildlife, beaches and hospitality. We would recommend this cottage to anyone as an ideal holiday destination for rest and relaxation in deep peace and beauty."


Barbara f

5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara

"This is a beautiful property in its own right! An amazing vista out the back door with a babbling brook. It is so warm and cozy there! It was immaculate and plenty of turf to build fires at night. It can easily accomodate 4-5 people. Well stocked, furnished and it was fantastic to be able to do our wash on site. Thanks so much to Liam and Marian for their great place. I will be returning here!"


Raman S

5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara

"We stayed here for 5 nights in August and aside from the weather, it was perfect. Tranquil location about 5m from Clifden centre. Kitchen/diner is a fabulous space and I don't think the pics actually do the place justice. Service from Liam was fantastic too :)"


Ulrich I

5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara

"We spent a great time in this cosy, very well equipped cottage. There is so much to see in Connemara. The mountains, the sea with its beautiful beaches and all the different historic sites. Thanks a lot to Liam and Marian"


Juliet Powell, Dublin, Ireland

5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara

"We are just back from a 2-week stay in the absolutely lovely Cuach Cottage. I stayed with my husband and 2 young children and we truly couldn’t have asked for more. The photos didn’t do it justice, it exceeded all expectations. The attention to detail, the internal comforts- the owners have exquisite taste and have thought of everything- and the real sense of being away from everything whilst having all your home comforts to hand was to us unexpected and very much appreciated! The cottage was cozy but also filled with light. It is a mix of old and new school with both complimenting each other to perfection. More than one friend came to visit and commented that despite having seen many of the cottages/ houses that the region had to offer that this one was definitely one of, if not the best. It is very well located. Close to the stunning beaches where we spent our days with the children but also close to Clifton for all the essentials that were required. There are excellent restaurants/ pubs very nearby which should be enjoyed but the cottage is so comfy you may decide to eat in and relax in front of the roaring turf fire which is what we frequently did. The owners are an absolute delight to deal with. They assisted us with everything and no request was too big. We honestly had probably the best 2 week holiday we have ever had and have already booked for next year. I think that just about sums it up!! We really couldn’t recommend it more."


Ueliimhof,Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara

"We spent a great time in this cosy, perfect equipped cottage. There is so much to see in Connemara. The mountains, the sea with its beautiful beaches and all the historic sites. Thanks a lot to Liam and Marian"


Corine v

5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara

"Prachtig ingerichte cottage, heel compleet en comfortabel. Rustig gelegen maar toch binnen 10 minuten in het gezellige Clifden. Het uitzicht vanuit de woonkeuken en het terras is geweldig en we hebben genoten van het kabbelende riviertje. Alleen ter info...de WiFi was erg beperkt, want die schijnt alleen bedoeld te zijn om je mail te checken. Liam zou dit overigens wel aan gaan passen. Kleinigheidje dus, en verder echt een aanrader!"


Laura B, Brighton, United Kingdom

5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara

"Thank you Liam and Marian for sharing your beautiful cottage, we had a wonderful stay. We especially enjoyed the stunning location. Sitting in the kitchen/studio room admiring the views which changed from hour to hour. The sunrise and sunset were stunning. Walked every day from the cottage, exploring the many private walks. Our favorite being the Lough Fada walk, and yes we found the ancient Crannog! The cottage was impeccably clean, with comfy beds, fresh linens, towels, etc. no skimping here. It is also beautifully decorated with many pretty original pieces and superbly equipped, ( a cook's dream ! ). We will most definitely return, hopefully in September when Clifden's renowned Art's Festival is on. The Booking was trouble-free and seamless from beginning to end with Liam being extremely helpful with regards to our interests and suggestions/recommendations on eateries etc. A most definite 5 Stars to you both, well done Marian and Liam for a truly memorable stay in Cuach Cottage."


David R

5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara

"Particularly loved the bright, airy kitchen leading out to the garden seating area!! What a view too! Loved all the quirky things on the walls & I thought whoever did the interior design had great taste!! It was all lovely! Another bathroom would be the only thing I would say could improve the cottage .... but does not take away from the great time we had there!!"


Marian's thoughts

Mid way through Summer in Cuach Cottage
The end of June is approaching and once again we are observing new life in our surrounds.
Our resident Mallard Ducks have this year reared 7 little ducklings ( BIG FAMILY and so CUTE !! )
The Blue tit family that return each year love the nest box outside the main bedroom window.
Always a bit of competition as to who secures the pent house first,
Two brood’s this year, Mum and Dad been very busy, must be down to the exceptionally dry / warm
June we have had. ( plenty of insects about for the little ones ).
Caught a glimpse of our Fox family, Mum introducing her 2 cubs on daily evening excursions to visit us.
Most evenings guests will leave something out for her.
The Cuckoo that flies all the way from South Africa to breed in Connemara has once again returned and has been very vocal with wonderful morning and evening song . ( CUCKOOING !! )
Has been fun to watch the little birds give chase to this much larger bird, you know it takes over the nest of much smaller fliers, ie. the Reed Warbler, but that’s nature, it abounds at Cuach Cottage,
Enjoy nature's spectacle .Every season brings its own magic.



5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara

"Nous avons passé une belle semaine au cuach cottage tout est absolument splendide un emplacement à couper le souffle et un propriétaire très à l’écoute et agréable ! Je vous le conseille vivement!"


Michele's Review

Cruach Cottage is a gem. It’s a home from home. The turf fire was lighting when we arrived and we instantly felt welcome, relaxed, warm and cozy. The view is magnificent. We loved being there so much that we stayed an extra night. Liam and Marian could not have been more helpful, with local tips and advise. We will be back.

Alison & Mark

5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara

"We had a wonderful week in this lovely cottage, Bog Road, Clifden, Connemara, Co.Galway, Ireland.
This is a very lovely cottage about 4km from Clifden. This was ideal for us as it was the Clifden arts festival which we were able to dip in and out of whilst feeling that we could get back to seclusion afterwards. The cottage is very comfortable in all respects. The kitchen/sunroom was where we spent most of our time as the views from it are stunning. The light is lovely and we feel very restored by this week. We had some lovely coastal walks and some surfing. Liam was very helpful when we were in touch (which wasn't much as everything was fine!)"

Hi Alison and Mark this is Liam responding. We are delighted you are really relaxed after your vacation at Cuach Cottage. Art's week is a very interesting experience in Clifden with artists from all over the world exhibiting their works. See you managed to get in some surfing, great, first visitor to mention in 7 years ! Perhaps you will revisit sometime in the not to distant. Have a safe journey home, Kind regards.

Guy R - Texas, USA

5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara 

"We've just arrived home from our relaxing stay at Cuach Cottage and miss it already. The cottage was so clean and welcoming which was much appreciated. Beds were comfy, plenty of towels, kitchen was well appointed and there was plenty of peat for our nightly fires after being out in the cool, blustery weather all day. Our favorite part of the home by far was the eat in kitchen due to the gorgeous every changing views seen from the wall of picture windows. The location was perfect for the many day trips we made during our 5 day stay. We drove the Atlantic Way all the to Achill Island and Keem Beach for the breath taking scenery, hiked in Connemara Park, visited Kylemore Abbey and the beautiful gardens, then went south to Cong and surrounding areas. So much to see and great hikes close by as well. We loved this part of Ireland! Thank you Liam and Miriam for your accessibility and for providing such a great home base for us during our stay. Thanks too for your patience with us Texans when trying to figure out the heating system! We made life long memories and shall be back! Guy & Mickey Rowland Round Rock, TX"

Great review, thank you very much Guy and Mickey. We just LOVE to hear back from our visitors as it gives us such an insight as to what we can do to better the experience for visitors to Ireland and Connemara . Every year we try to improve our offering and maintain standards at the highest level. You have arrived safely home to The Windy City ! Used to follow Lee Trevino some years back and he was the greatest golfer, a master playing golf in windy / stormy conditions, and also the funniest person ever. You now have a Home Away From Home tucked away in the very heart of Connemara. Both of you keep well and Marian and myself look forward to your return some day in the not too distant future, Very best, Liam & Marian "Cuach Cottage"



5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara

"The cottage was great. Définitively, the best place where we stayed in Ireland. The cottage is near Clifden,easy to find with Liam 's explanations."



5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara

"Super cottage , charmant et confortable; une vue magnifique sur la landscape; nous le recommandons vivement pour découvrir en famille le Connemara. Proche de Clifden ( boutiques, pubs et restaurants) bref un régal !!"


Review received on Airbnb May 2017

“We visited Ireland in May and had the privilege of spending 5 nights in this delightful cottage. Liam wrote to me days before our arrival to give us early heads-up for our visit/stay. We felt such warm welcome as Liam showed interest and care for the welfare of his guests. The cottage appears secluded when we were heading towards its location but once we got settled in, we realised it was less than 10 mins from the town of Clifden, with its own unique blend of shops and eateries. We spent hours in the kitchen soaking in the beautiful scenery, listening to the rustling of the trees as the wind blew. And oh, yes the endearing sight of sheep by the river as seen from the kitchen window! Liam and Marian took great pains to create a very clean, tidy and comfortable place for their guests. Even little precious personal keepsakes belonging to them discreetly placed around the cottage, assured us that they fully welcome their guests into their own home. We just wanted to keep the place clean and treat it with regard and respect. Close proximity to a secluded lake nearby (we shan't spring this mystery here) made such great surprising, pleasant, memorable discoveries, and great photo-opps. A wonderful stay, deserving full 5-stars....!!!”


Gordon t

5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara

"This was a quiet clean cottage with a comfortable bed and a special kitchen. The kitchen has great lighting and wonderful views. The backyard is out of a Monet painting with a stream and multiple song birds. The location is close enough to the village of Clifton to take advantage of all the restaurants and music. We could not have been more pleased with this rental."


January 2017 Review by Louis.

This place is just perfect! It is hard to find such comfort and taste in such a rural location in Ireland. None of the original charm has been lost in the renovation. The cottage is really warm and damp free with the stove and very efficient central heating. Beds are so comfortable with lovely bed linen and everything is very tastefully thought out. The location is second to none, surrounded by peace and tranquillity and your own river to explore. The kitchen is really well equipped including a lovely espresso machine and all mod cons. Great for a cook. We would love to go back.

First review of 2017 posted on AirBnb. Thank you Louis see you in June, Liam.


Colin & Lynda

5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara
"We've been home 4 days now and  already missing your little piece of 'heaven' in Connemara. Just forwarding the note we left in the visitor's book in the cottage....

'Thank you so much, Liam and Marian, for an unforgettable week in your lovely cottage. This is a very special place, a haven of peace and tranquility. Just what we both needed. We don't want to leave!!
We've spent most of our time in the sunroom, taking in the views and splendour of the sights and sounds of Connemara. The birdsong, the river, the sheep, the changing colours of the bogland and spectacular mountains and of course, our friend 'Freddy'.

Amazing to see a beautiful fox, up close and personal. He became a bit cheeky when he peeked through the window one afternoon (will send you a photo to prove it). He continues to steal nuts from the bird box - poor birds!
We will never forget our stay here and I know we will hold this little corner of Connemara in our hearts for a long time.

On a personal note, I was particularly blessed and encouraged by your little book, Liam - 'Making All Things New'. 
I found that 'solitude' here. Thank you."


Sandrine C.

5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara

"Nous avons apprécié ce gîte très confortable, à la décoration soignée, très cosy. La vue sur la nature et les montagnes est saisissante. Tout est mis à disposition pour s'y sentir comme chez soi. Excellentes idées que de proposer une canne à pêche pour pêcher au fond du jardin, et des jumelles. C'est un cottage que l'on n'a pas envie de quitter tellement on s'y sent bien.

Ce gîte est bien situé entre terre, lacs et mer."


Did you know?

We are less than one hours drive away from the cultural gem of Galway City. Out stunning cottage is nearby Clifden, offering an array the finest eating establishments in the West of Ireland. Excellent shopping is also close by.


5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara

Stephen & Ann.
7 months ago on Google
Spent a week in this idyllic cottage. Great location just outside the market town of Clifden with lovely view across the wild Connemara countryside ...
Stephen & Ann Dublin Review: Sept.2021

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