Luxury renovated old Irish cottage

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, books
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Luxury renovated old Irish cottage

Entire homePrivate host

Luxury renovated old Irish cottage

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
Map
Clonbur, Cong, Galway

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCong Abbey4 min walk
  • Popular LocationQuiet Man Museum6 min walk
  • Popular LocationAshford Castle14 min walk
  • AirportGalway (GWY)43 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
139 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
    Shower
Bathroom 2
    Shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Luxury renovated old Irish cottage

Adults-only cottage in Cong
This 200 year-old cottage is stepped in history - John Flynn, who lost his life in the HMS Titanic tragedy in 1912, was born and reared here. Indeed, it was from here he set off to Cobh, Co. Cork, just a few days before boarding the ill-fated ship.
The cottage fell into disrepair after John' sister Bridget passed away in 1925. The roof caved in and it looked as if the house would be lost forever. However, owner Michael Walsh has lovingly renovated and extended it in recent years, and, indeed, in 2012, a Titanic commemoration took place at the property.
We have renovated and modernised the cottage while retaining all the key original features. . All mod cons have been installed but the home still boasts many of the essential characteristics of the traditional Irish cottage in a beautiful north Connemara location. - it is rural, it is one floor in height and the open plan kitchen/living/sitting room area is the heart of the property.
Adjacent to world-renowned Ashford Castle and the surrounding lake district.,
In this cottage, the old meets the new.
John's story is lovingly recalled in the property. His memory will never die.
Emigration claimed many Irish people throughout successive generations. This part of the world suffered more than most. These days, it is our pleasure to welcome back ancestors of those who had to leave.
Live the Titanic story in this historic cottage.

More about John Flynn: In the late 1800s, he emigrated to Pittsburgh, USA, like so many of his friends and relations. He found work in the steel mills and married a neighbour from home, Mary Cassidy from Dooras, Corr na Mona, on August 26th,1891. They reared six children.
In 1912, John was holidaying at home here in this home when he got a sudden letter urging him to return to the USA. It has never been established if that letter related to work or family matters, but John went to the local shipping agent in Clonbur, bought his ticket, walked the ten miles to Ballinrobe Railway Station and made his way down country to Cohh to get on board the Titanic.
His body was never found. It later emerged that his sister-in-law had wanted to return to America with him to join her sister, but her family forbade her from doing so - an intervention that almost certainly saved her life.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Michael Walsh

Languages spoken

English

Property amenities

Internet

  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker
  • Spices
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Paper towels

Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove

Entertainment

  • TV
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture

Laundry

  • Washing machine and dryer

Comfort

  • Heating

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Suitability/Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector

General

  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 1500 sq ft (139 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Fitness centre access
  • Golf
  • Health/beauty spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Motor-boating
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain climbing
  • Rock climbing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife and game walks

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Luxury Renovated Old Irish
Luxury Renovated old Irish Cottage Cong
Luxury Renovated old Irish Cottage Cottage
Luxury Renovated old Irish Cottage Cottage Cong

About this area

Cong

Located in Cong, this cottage is in a rural area. Local landmarks include Ashford Castle and Cong Abbey, and travellers wishing to experience a bit of culture can try Quiet Man Museum. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Cong Abbey - 4 min walk
  • Quiet Man Museum - 6 min walk
  • Ashford Castle Golf Club - 13 min walk
  • Ashford Castle - 14 min walk
  • Ballymagibbon Cairn - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Claremorris Station - 32 min drive

Overall score and ratings

5.0

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 7 reviews
5 - Excellent 100%
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5.0/5

Cleanliness

5.0/5

Amenities

5.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Perfect holiday home
The property is perfectly located for exploring County Mayo and County Galway. A beautiful property in a quiet setting away from everything - you do need a car though. Exceptionally clean and comfortable. Michael was available if needed and communication was excellent. Would highly recommend.
Stayed 9 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Idyllic cottage on the Emerald Isle!
We had an incredible stay at Te'ach Titanic. Michael was a wonderful host. Sharing local gems to visit & the history of this beautiful cottage and the original family that built it. The cottage itself was just as pictured. Cozy, yet airy with all the modern ammenities. It sits on a quiet road with rolling hills all around. Idyllic stay in a wonderful location!
Stayed 13 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Lovely property a few miles from Cong
This 2 bed extended cottage is recently renovated and could not be nicer. We had a great week and the owner couldn’t have been more helpful. Fabulous location close to some of the best places to visit in the West of Ireland.
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Fab Week at Teách Titanic
Lovely, clean and surprisingly roomy holiday cottage. We had a great week at Michael's lovely cottage, exploring the area and as a base for days trips to Connemara and the Aran Islands. Michael happily shared his local knowledge for food, sights and the hidden gem of the beach at Loch Na Fooey. We were blessed with the weather, staying at the tail end of the Irish heatwave! Would we love to stay here again!
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautifully appointed Irish cottage - renovated to a high modern standard - with everything you could want to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. There are documented historic links to the Titanic on display - as the original owner, John Flynn, lost his life when returning to America on board the ship. The cottage is a few kms outside Cong in a rural setting, so you would need a car to get around - but for us the location was perfect!
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2021