Whale Harbour Cottage
Whale Harbour Cottage is located in the scenic Roundstone area in the west of Ireland. This stunning cottage is ideally located as a base to explore Connemara & the rest of Galway.
The property is built on a 5 acre site leading to the beaches of Gurteen bay famous for their turqouise tides & golden sands. This tranquil setting is only two kilometers away from Roundstone village.
Whale Harbour Cottage is comprised of a stunning and fully equipped kitchen with centre island, a generous sitting-room with an owner designed fireplace ideal for relaxing, a reading room with unparalleled views over Whale Harbour to Gurteen Bay and three en-suite bedrooms.
The outdoor area feature a large raised deck and patio perfect for al fresco dining and picnics.
There is also a stable block for horse and pony accommodation (extra cost will apply).
***Extra services at an extra cost can be arrange upon request***
Whale Harbour Cottage is located at the foot of Errisbeg mountain where the garden slopes to the shores of Gurteen Bay and the quaint old fishing harbour from which the property derives its name. The property has been in the same family for two generations and was rebuilt in 2013 by the current owners. The entire house was built from stone which was sourced from the site on which the house and gardens stand. The owners have a history of over 50 years visiting the area and their love for the locality is demonstrated in the presention of this exquisite holiday home.
We have recently had some drone footage taken, please click on the link below to give you a sense of this very special home:
- WIFI is provided but limited to 20GB. Additional bundles can be purchased at €35 per 20 GB. Due to the mountainous area, the best speed and reliability being available on a pre pay dongle system as installed. This system can be monitored and fed as required with guests permission.
- There is a late check in fee of €120 for arrivals after 4 pm.
Private Residence with 2 levels
3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2500 square feet, 233 square meters
King, Queen, and Twin
6 guests maximum
Galway Airport - GWY
1 hour by car
Whale Harbour Cottage is located at the foot of Errisbeg mountain where the garden slopes to the shores of Gurteen Bay and the quaint old fishing harbour from which the property derives its name.
Pets Welcome Upon Approval
Not Handicap Accessible
Activities of Interest
- Connemara Championship Golf Links
- Errislanan Manor Riding
- Salmon and Sea Trout at Ballynahinch Castle.
Places of Interest
- Connemara National Park
- Kylemore Abbey
- Ballinahinch Castle
- Killary Harbour
- Twelve Bens Mountains
Terry M.August 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Whale Harbour Cottage. Jon & Brenda generously stocked the property with food and drink so we were comfortable on arrival and well cared for during our stay. The home is located in the spectacular Connemara region of Ireland and we took advantage of the great day trips that were within a short drive from Roundstone. It was so refreshing to come back to the Cottage and enjoy a quick dip in the ocean or walk along the beaches within a short hike from the house. Thanks Jon & Brenda for sharing this lovely, peaceful home with us. It provided a perfect location for a special anniversary trip for us and we hope some day to return!”
Todd S.June 2018
You could never imagine what this incredible ocean front home has in store for you. It;s location is as quaint and tranquil as you can get but what lies nearby will intrigue the most seasoned of explorers. All the while you will cherish every moment as you return back to this gorgeous peaceful retreat. Set aside time to spend exploring Roundstone and the tide pools on your walk over there not to mention one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere in the world.. We had the pleasure of meeting the owner upon arrival and you wont experience generosity and a warmer welcome like this many other places around the world. We feel absolutely blessed to have shared this family Home. This is such a magical and fantastic location.”
Janis H.June 2017
Jon greeted us upon arrival and oriented us very well to the perfect home away from home in beautiful Connemara Ireland. The O'Sullivan's stocked the refrigerator with exactly what we needed to start our week stay at their very quiet and relaxing place. They truly allowed us to feel at home allowing us to use all their appliances, pantry items, wine/beer and access their fantastic property. Their website and pictures are exactly what you will find. The upkeep of the property and grounds are immaculate. If ever we return to the West Coast of Ireland, we would for sure make Roundstone, Whale Harbour Cottage our home. We comfortably fit ourselves, our 13 and 11 year old children and my 76 year old in-laws. Very grateful for their hospitality. ”