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.
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If you're looking for a spacious yet cosy home from home that's both away from it all yet brilliantly located for exploring beautiful Connamara - THIS is THE place for you!! We ended up extending our stay by two nights we loved it so much. Incredibly well equipped with everything from a washing machine, tumble drier, every kitchen utensil you could need for rustling up some hearty meals & a gorgeous fire for gathering round in the evenings. We'll be back for sure! 🙂Kloe &.10/10/20
The cottage is a delight: beautifully situated overlooking wonderful scenery - blissfully quiet, but only a short drive to Clifden and with a host of lovely sights within easy reach by car. It was very warm and comfortable and has all the amenities necessary - including an easy to use stove for evening fires. I would happily stay here again. The hosts were friendly and responsive and checked in to make sure that all was in order after I arrived.Julian27/09/20
The location of this place is just brilliant, in "the middle of nowhere" and very connected to nature, yet charming Clifden is only 5 minutes away. The house is very cosy and the hospitality of Caroline & Kevin take it to a next level. The house is comfortable offering all you need and the fireplace facilitates great evenings inside. Simply this airbnb is all you're hoping for and more 🙂Luna -.01/09/20
The location of this place is just brilliant, in "the middle of nowhere" and very connected to nature, yet charming Clifden is only 5 minutes away. The house is very cosy and the hospitality of Caroline & Kevin take it to a next level. The house is comfortable offering all you need and the fireplace facilitates great evenings inside. Simply this airbnb is all you're hoping for and more 🙂Luna01/09/20
An amazing stay that I have already recommended friends and family. C&K are an absolute delight and very thoughtful. Everything was perfect. Just beware that the cottage is up a narrow and steep rocky road in case your car cannot handle it. Taxis are also unwilling to collect from cottage. I would definitely visit again.Larisa06/07/20
We had a fantastic time in Caroline's cottage! Communication with Caroline was easy and swift and the location is stunning!!! The house is wonderfully decorated and very cosy with a really well stocked kitchen. The views from the window with sheep grazing and sweeping vistas beyond are beautiful and a wonderful escape!Julie16/03/20
Caroline & Kevin’s place was even better than expected. The cottage is located right next to Clifden (super convenient) but you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, with sheep roaming and gorgeous views- so relaxing. The cottage itself is more spacious than it appears in pictures, comfortable, and has everything you need. We stayed for Christmas and Caroline even had put up a Christmas tree and some decorations. This was so thoughtful! Would definitely recommend and would love to stay here again myself.Crystal27/12/19
One of the best AirBnb experiences we have had. A beautiful setting. Very, very clean with all modern conveniences. Cottage is cozy and attractive inside and out. Great country walks and also close enough to town to walk. Quiet and out of the way, but great directions made it easy to find.Jim04/12/19
Our stay in the cottage was wonderful! It definitely felt like we were getting away from it all, but with town and local sights not too far away. It was the perfect size for our group of 4 adults and 2 children. The kids loved the games and toys found in the cupboards, as well as running out each morning to say hello to the sheep. We enjoyed using the cozy fireplace and had plenty of wood for our 3 night stay. The hosts were very responsive and responded immediately to a question I had sent them. We would definitely stay again the next time we find ourselves in Clifden!Kristin01/12/19
Unbeknownst to me at the time of booking, we celebrated our engagement at this special little gem. It's close to everything and nothing at at the same time, and the drive to the cottage its absolute magic. We cooked our meals in the well equipped kitchen and bid the sheep a good morning every day. Our stay here will forever remain a well treasured memory. My fiance's contribution "It was kick ass!"Autumn26/08/19
We had a great visit. The classic cottage is just a few minutes drive from Clifden, but is in a remote location along a one-lane boreen (we only encountered another car there once), with views of a river, hills, and sheep, and outstanding views of the 12 Bens. The view through the skylights is extra special. The boreen is also a nice place to go for a four-mile run. The design features were delightful, clearly reflecting Caroline's artistic and graphics talents. We also made good use of the clothes washer and dryer. The spiral staircase to the upstairs bedroom and bathroom was perhaps not for everyone, so my wife and I stayed in one of the two downstairs bedrooms and my daughter stayed upstairs.Brian21/08/19
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans la petite maison de Caroline. Celle ci est très bien équipée et dispose de tous les équipements nécessaires. Les photos sont fidèles au logement. Le logement est isolé dans la campagne ce qui est fort agréable en étant pour autant proches des centres d’intérêts de cette partie du Connemara. Attention, cependant à votre véhicule car la petite route qui mène au logement se termine par un chemin parfois un peu sinueux pour une petite voiture.Laure &.08/08/19
Our stay at Caroline’s place will be a family memory we all cherish forever! What an absolutely breathtaking piece of earth and sky and beautiful home to frame it all. The home is so comfortable, artful, and dear. The kitchen had every cooking implement we needed for meal prep and the outdoor picnic table made for the grandest dining room. Because we were visiting at the peak of the summer tourist season, we were especially appreciative of the quiet and solitude the cottage offered. Perfect amount of space for our family of 5 and would very comfortably fit more. I would plan a future trip around the availability of this cottage—that is how much we loved it!Jared02/08/19
Le Cottage est très mignon et très bien équipé. Dans un environnement calme et isolé mais proche de toutes les commodités. Caroline a été très réactive pour répondre à toutes nos questions. La boîte à clef permet la souplesse pour l'horaire d'arrivée. Je recommande ce logement pour sillonner dans le Connemara.Katy21/07/19
This is a lovely cottage in a remote and beautiful part of Connemara, yet very accessible and close to Clifden. Makes you feel like a true northwestern local for a few days. We loved our stay there. The cottage is very clean and tidy, has all the modern necessities, and is super cozy. A real gem.Cory11/07/19
We enjoyed our stay at this charming cottage. Loved the seclusion with sheep grazing all about and a lovely view of a valley. The house is basically comfortable and nicely furnished.
The second downstairs bedroom with bunk beds is really intended for children. The spiral staircase to the master bedroom is steep and could be tricky for some.Tory04/06/19
I went to Caroline's cottage with 5 friends to get away from the city and it was the perfect place. The cottage is as cute as it looks in the pictures and perfectly comfortable for 6 people. It was very nice views of mountains and sheep and no noise at all. The place was very clean and Caroline even left us some Easter Eggs, truly an amazing experience.Esther21/04/19