Experience Galway




“The Welcome Standard”

— Approved by the Irish Tourist Board, Failte Ireland.

Welcome! Warm, windswept, rugged, unique, joyful, mischievous, indulgent…Galway has a thousand types of Welcome to visitors, old and new, and our village of Barna adds it’s own seaside twist to your experience. Come and find out why our cosy self catering cottages were included in “The Irish Times 50 Amazing Places to Stay” (April 2019).

We are proud to be a regular part of Failte Ireland’s “Local Experts Programme” to improve visitor experiences in Ireland. Every one of our cosy cottages are approved by the Irish Tourist Board, Failte Ireland.

Our self catering cottages in Barna, Galway, are the perfect location for large, celebratory groups or for couples searching for a secluded, seaside hideaway that is close (12 minutes) to Galway city.

L’Occitane supplied all of our chalets in the Alps — We are delighted to continue working with them in Ireland. Our guests love their award winning products in our cottages.

L’Occitane supplied all of our chalets in the Alps — We are delighted to continue working with them in Ireland. Our guests love their award winning products in our cottages.


Our Cottages


/ Silver Cottages /

3 bedrooms (with mezzanine level)



/ Gold Cottages /

Our 3 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms cottages.


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/ Platinum /

Our 3 bedroom - 3 bathroom cottages.



/ Diamond /

Our 4 bedroom - 3 bathroom option..



/ The Gathering /

Our special option for larger groups. 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms which can accommodate up to 14 people. Please contact us directly if you are interested.




Barna and Galway are a real double act. Quaint, super friendly seaside village with a cosmopolitan, historic, vibrant city next door. There is something for everyone to enjoy - from festivals and sporting events to traditional Irish pubs, great clubs and fine dining with all the bells and whistles.

We regularly meet people coming from Galway to enjoy the great restaurants and bars in Barna - we’re lucky enough to have all our favourite options within walking distance from our cottages.

Activities and options are endless - from a leisurely stroll on the Salthill prom to kiting, hiking or biking the coastline and National Parks along the Wild Atlantic Way. We offer options so you can enjoy outdoor sports, but we’re also on hand to offer advice on where to go for a 21st or a 60th birthday celebration.



Enjoy the rugged beauty of Connemara




Comfy, cosy sofas with open plan kitchens and living rooms with stunning sea views and glowing open fires. Our cottages will help you unwind, while our pedestrianised children's activity zones will ensure your little ones are running and climbing in safety right near your cottage. Each cottage has fast, free wifi, plenty of free parking plus a washing machine/dryer.

A Village Like No Other

See what Galway & Barna have to offer

Dan, Sarah, Lockie, Leon and Eden

Dan, Sarah, Lockie, Leon and Eden


Family owned and run.

We are a family owned and run holiday company.

We want to exceed your expectations; mainly because we know how life affirming and important our family holidays are.

With over 25 years experience in holidays, travel and hospitality in some beautiful parts of Europe, we offer our guests great service and experiences they remember.  

We are not a faceless city centre hotel chain nor an individual seaside cottage in a remote hamlet with few amenities and little personal interaction.  We enjoy the best parts of city and seaside village life - this is what makes our holidays unique. You've read this far...now we genuinely hope you read on, call us or even visit us - you will love what we do and where we are!