A FlipKey verified reviewer
Tue 19th August 2014
rating providor

Nice house in picturesque area

We arrived at the house well before dark and were promptly greeted by Anne Keane, the property manager. She was very friendly and helpful. She told us not to worry at all about our checkout time three days away, because she had no one else scheduled, which was very accommodating. The house is large and airy with beautiful knotty pine doors and woodwork. The workmanship of the trim and bathroom tilework was noticeably above average. We found all rooms clean and quite comfortable. There was a generous supply of peat to burn in the fireplace and knock the chill off. The only two negative things about the house itself were minor. First, the dryer was upstairs and the washer down. Not a huge problem, but an inconvenience nonetheless. Also, the washer door was tricky to unlatch. Anne showed us how to do it with a butter knife, but we were afraid we could break the latch each time we used the knife to open the door. The location of Carna is beautiful, wild, and remote. There is a wonderful gift shop/restaurant called The Glynsk House a stone's throw from the guest house. We purchased gifts from the shop, as well as ate lunch at the restaurant, which serves delicious food. The parking lot was usually quite crowded. The only detracting thing about our 3-night experience at 2a Glynsk House was it's remote location. It was over an hour's drive to Galway which we visited twice. However, the countryside is breathtaking through the wild and wonderful Connemara region. It might be advisable to take some time to pre-plan your days in order to limit your time driving to and from the far-flung tourist destinations in the region.