Reviews | Kind words from guests who have stayed at the cottage

 

A beautiful hideaway in a breath-taking landscape.

We spent 1 week in this cottage and found it to be very comfortable and in very good conditions. Everything was clean, the kitchen equipment was modern, and the overall appearance was perfect.

Thank you Peter for all the information you gave us!

Stephan Bender - Germany | 14th July 2018

 

We couldn't have chosen better than Maumeen cottage.

We wanted somewhere special to spend a weeks relaxing family holiday for my husbands birthday. We couldn't have chosen better than Maumeen cottage. It is clean ,cosy comfortable , yet roomy and well equipped with everything we needed, including a Tv and WiFi, so we could watch the World Cup! Its charm is in its traditional stone walls and wooden interior, nestling so perfectly in such a very beautiful natural landscape, just beyond its pretty gardens that slope gently down to the lake on its very doorstep. The view over the water to the mountains from the kitchen picture windows is genuinely breathtaking. There are neighbours dotted around in similar cottages not too far away , but you wouldn’t,t know it. The silence outside is only broken by gentle birdsong and lapping water. It is a truly peaceful haven. Having our own little rowing boat was an extra treat and we spent some happy hours just pottering around In it. As if this wasn’t, enough, we didn’t have to walk very far to find many exceptional, secluded beaches with soft white sand , rock pools , dunes and clear turqoiuse sea. We had some of them all to ourselves and none of them were at all crowded. When we wanted to venture further we didn't have to drive far. We ate really well in Roundstone and enjoyed a sail on a Galway Hooker , over 100 years old , from the little harbour. We had a lovely round of golf on the glorious Connemara Links course, only 3 miles away. We climbed a mountain just up the road for amazing views and we found supermarkets and more great places to eat just a few minutes away in Clifden. We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a beautiful quiet retreat.

Jacqui Wordsworth & the Wordsworth family from Leicestershire - UK

 

Maumeen Cottage is a beautiful place in the midst of a beautiful place.

Thanks again for opening up your amazing cottage to us. We had a terrific time. I have stayed at quite a few rental homes over the years, and they all were pretty great, but this is the first time that I ever left thinking that there was a good chance that I might be back. We have had the pleasure of numerous trips all over the world and have stayed in many different rental houses. We’ve made pretty good choices and have enjoyed them all. That being said, when we left each, I would be a bit sad, but would always be looking forward to the next adventure. I never really considered returning to a rental a second time. There were too many other places to explore. This held true, until we stayed at Maumeen Cottage. Maumeen Cottage is a beautiful place in the midst of a beautiful place. It is warm and comfortable. It is easy to access, but extremely private. It has everything you need. It is well furnished. The location is fantastic. It is just a great place. Most of the time that we spent in the cottage was spent in the kitchen. There is a big table set by huge windows looking out at an incredible view. Since we were in Connemara, the view (and the weather) were constantly changing. The mountains, lake and sky were an amazing, beautiful, colorful panorama. Add a couple of glasses of wine, maybe a snack, and you had the best natural “big screen TV” that I can imagine. We loved touring around the area. There are many terrific places to spend the day nearby, but we were always happy to get “home” to the cottage. I could go on about all sorts of other positives, but I won’t. You’ll have to see for yourselves. Just save a week for us. We want to go back. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful place with us.

Paul, Jennifer and Zoe Soderblom - USA

 

We enjoyed a fantastic week in Maumeen Cottage.

Very beautiful and comfortable accommodation. Full of character and very tastefully and thoughtfully furnished and equipped. The view over the loch to the mountains from the kitchen/dining area and the garden is to die for! What a treat to be greeted like that every morning at breakfast! The garden has lots of lovely little corners to sit in. The location is perfect - right on the loch shore and yet 5 minutes walk to an exquisite beach. It is a short drive to the lovely little town of Roundstone and not much further to lively Clifden. The gorgeous Gurteen and Dog Bays are an even shorter drive away. Peter, the owner, was very quick and helpful in dealing with our booking and any queries we had. A wonderful cottage in a magical location-we’ll definitely be back!”

Cathy and Joe Flynn, Glasgow, Scotland

 

We had a wonderful time there, thank you Peter for hosting us.

We enjoyed this house for one week in June, what was fantastic. The weather was a tiny bit chilly, but we could adjust heating with the fireplace or the heater. The area round about the house is great, direct in front you have this peaceful lake, 15min walk you have lonely beaches. Just 10min with the car is the awesome dog beach. And so many more things to do. The kitchen is fully equipped, the rooms are very comfortable and nice decorated. In the Garden you can go for sunbathing or just sitting to enjoy the quiet place. We had a wonderful time there, thank you Peter for hosting us.

Silvana Rührdanz, Germany. June 2019

 

Our week at the cottage was a joy.

We arrived at Maumeen in the rain; not unusual for our trips to Connemara, but as soon as we saw the view through the kitchen window the weather no longer mattered! Our week at the cottage was a joy; the whole place traditional and cosy; the beds were comfortable and the shower hot and powerful. We didn’t need to make use of the open fires, as inviting as they looked, as it was too warm, though we were tempted! The space around the cottage was beautiful, and the views over the lake towards the mountains were just stunning. Everything we needed was provided, including Wi-Fi (an essential with teenagers), but the use of a rowing boat was an added bonus, one that my sons used on a twice daily basis! Connemara is the most wonderful place to have a relaxing holiday and is a place I have brought my boys here since they were very small –they love it every time. There are beautiful beaches very close by, breath-taking mountain walks and the gardens (not to mention a cream scone!) at Kylemore Abbey are not to be missed. We have stayed in a few different rental cottages in the area, all lovely, but Maumeen Cottage sits top of the list. We were sorry to leave and will be back. Thanks again for all your time and efforts – we had a wonderful week.

Claire Oldale , Cheltenham, UK, August 2019

 

Thanks again for opening up your amazing cottage to us. We had a terrific time.

I have stayed at quite a few rental homes over the years, and they all were pretty great, but this is the first time that I ever left thinking that there was a good chance that I might be back. We have had the pleasure of numerous trips all over the world, and have stayed in many different rental houses. We’ve made pretty good choices, and have enjoyed them all. That being said, when we left each, I would be a bit sad, but would always be looking forward to the next adventure. I never really considered returning to a rental a second time. There were too many other places to explore. This held true, until we stayed at Maumeen Cottage. Maumeen Cottage is a beautiful place in the midst of a beautiful place. It is warm and comfortable. It is easy to access, but extremely private. It has everything you need. It is well furnished. The location is fantastic. It is just a great place. Most of the time that we spent in the cottage was spent in the kitchen. There is a big table set by huge windows looking out at an incredible view. Since we were in Connemara, the view (and the weather) were constantly changing. The mountains, lake and sky were an amazing, beautiful, colourful panorama. Add a couple of glasses of wine, maybe a snack, and you had the best natural “big screen TV” that I can imagine. We loved touring around the area. There are many terrific places to spend the day nearby, but we were always happy to get “home” to the cottage. I could go on about all sorts of other positives, but I won’t. You’ll have to see for yourselves. Just save a week for us. We want to go back. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful place with us.

Paul Soderblom, USA June 2018