Traditional Cottage in an Idyllic Mountain Setting

Tooraskeheen, Clifden, Co. Galway

5 guests  3 bedrooms

Old Shepherd’s Cottage is a renovated traditional Irish cottage on a mountain sheep farm 3km from the bustle of Clifden town and the Wild Atlantic Way driving route. Enjoy views onto the Owenglen River and 12 Bens Mountains from your doorstep. This beautiful tranquil location is off the beaten track but still close to shops, restaurants and pubs in Clifden town and beautiful beaches in Ballyconeely and Roundstone. This is the perfect location for exploring Connemara and all it has to offer.

The space

This spacious cottage has 3 bedrooms comfortably sleeping 5 people. There are 2 double rooms and a single room. The upstairs double is en-suite, and is accessed by a small spiral staircase. The other rooms are all on the ground floor including the main bathroom which has a bath and shower.

The front door opens to a large living/dining area with traditional fireplace containing a multi-fuel stove at the heart of the room. The cottage combines many traditional features with modern conveniences including multi-fuel stove, electric heating, hot water, washing machine, clothes dryer, a fully equipped kitchen with electric cooker, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and everything you need to cook your own meals. There is free WiFi, a smart TV, board games and a good selection of books. Cot is available on request. There is an outside patio with barbecue and outdoor seating.


The cottage is situated in a peaceful and scenic rural setting, surrounded by fields sweeping down to the Owenglen river. There are no other houses visible from the cottage – the sheep are your closest neighbours! It is just 3km from Clifden town where you will find shops, restaurants, pubs and art galleries.


Essentials: towels, bed linen, soap, toilet paper
Well equipped kitchen where guests can cook their own meals
Indoor fireplace
Electric heating
Washing machine
Clothes dryer
Coffee maker
Hot water
Children’s books and toys
Travel cot
Baby seat
Hair dryer
Drawers and hangers
Outdoor BBQ
Outdoor seating
Carbon monoxide detector
Smoke detector
Parking on premises

Other things to note

It is self check-in with a lockbox. We give you space to enjoy the place but are available to answer any questions you may have during your stay.

The cottage is located approximately 2km from the main road up a single-lane country road. You can park right outside the house.

Pets welcome but please keep dogs under control as there are sheep in the fields surrounding the house.

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