The Thatched Cottage B&B offers bed and breakfast in the relaxed setting of Kilgill, County Galway. A 25-minute drive from Galway City, this 19th-century cottage has a garden and terrace, and provides free Wi-Fi and parking.

Some rooms have an private bathroom and all rooms have a flat-screen TV and hairdryer. Guests have access to tea/coffee making facilities. A baby sitting service is available on request.

The B&B is located a just a 20-minute drive from Galway Racecourse, with a shuttle service provided from Claregalway Village. The Cliffs of Moher and north County Claire are within a 90-minute drive.

Headford and Lough Corrib are 7 miles from the property and Salthill Beach is 12 miles away. Galway’s cobbled streets host regular markets and contain plenty of traditional Irish pubs and restaurants. The city hosts an annual Oyster and Seafood Festival, International Comedy Festival and is home to Ireland’s largest aquarium, the Galway Atlantaquaria.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.1 for a two-person trip.

The Thatched Cottage B&B has been welcoming guests since Sep 24, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.1)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish

Free Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 twin bed
1 full bed
2 twin beds
1 full bed
1 twin bed
1 full bed
1 twin bed
2 full beds
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Hello, I’m booking on behalf of my parents and am wondering if the double bedroom with private bedroom is on ground level or upstairs?
    Hello We have two double/ triple ensuite rooms , one is on the upper level and one on the ground level, I hope this helps ..... Maybe a point to..
    Answered on 29 November 2022
  • Hi there. Just wondering is the family room at the top of the house and if so, are there a lot of stairs to climb. thanks
    Hi Caroline here, the family room is on the first floor and their is 1 flight of stair, a total of 14 steps! The only room ground level is the triple..
    Answered on 4 July 2021
  • Can we do late check in 2-4 am
    Sorry but our check in closes latest 11pm Sorry
    Answered on 9 April 2022
  • I made a booking today and then cancelled when I discovered that credit cards are not accepted. The information on this accommodation CLEARLY states t..
    Thank you for your inquiry, unfortunately this is the way that displays the information and I have zero control over this . Indeed this i..
    Answered on 18 April 2022
  • Hi. is it possible to reach the guesthouse by bus from Galway? We are arriving by train in Galway
    Hi it is possible but not convenient, the bus stop is a 20 min walk from the BnB I can collect you from the bus stop but this needs to be pre arranged
    Answered on 18 April 2022
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Host Info

Company review score: 9Based on 272 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Property info

A 19th century thatched cottage. I am the fifth generation of my family here. The house has three ensuite bedrooms, with TV We follow Irish government travel guidelines, we require that all persons sanitize their hands and wear masks while on the property All persons inc children MUST wear face masks Most rooms have a 7 day cancellation policy and requests for date changes withing this period will not be processed , pls refer to individual booking for cancellation policies We are looking forward to welcoming you to our home. The safety of our guests and staff is our priority. We have completed safety and hygiene training. We have made the necessary changes to the day-to-day running of our home, ensuring our services are delivered to you with every precaution possible. Combining this level of care with enhanced hygiene protocols will ensure you have a very safe and enjoyable stay in our home. All room promotions qualify for a Continental breakfast. Please note if not using a car, their is a walk of 40 mins to bus/ , and the bnb is not recommended a such to guest without car

Neighborhood info

In the neighbourhood is Annaghdown lake and pier ( lough corrib) with fishing. Within a 20min drive by is the historical town of Cong, galway racetrack and galway city. There is horse riding, fishing, golf and seaweed baths available locally

Language Spoken

Area info *
Amenities of The Thatched Cottage B&B
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5
Most popular amenities
Non-smoking rooms
Free parking
Free WiFi
Family rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Video
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Wake-up service
  • Packed lunches
  • Express check-in/out
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

The Thatched Cottage B&B takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.


The entrance to the property is closed between 11:30 PM and 7:00 AM

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 3 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa Cash The Thatched Cottage B&B accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that breakfast must be booked in advance breakfast must be booked in advance on first come first served basis.

When booking for 6 people or more, different policies and additional supplements will apply.

For exact information on the property's location please check the map provided on the website or use the link provided in your confirmation email. You can also contact the property directly for directions.

Damage to property or breach of the house rules will result in a EUR 50 to EUR 200 charge, depending on cost of damage.

Please note, the property has a pet dog but does not accept guest pets.

Guests should kindly note that check-in time is from 19:30 until 22:30 but if an earlier check-in time is required please contact the property via the Special Requests box at the time of booking to see if it can be facilitated.

Please note payment is done in cash, at check in.

The property is rural and while it is serviced by a day time bus , their is a 40 minute walk on un-lit roads to this bus/ all services ,and as such this BNB is not recommended for a traveler without a car.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Please inform The Thatched Cottage B&B of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

Legal info

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about The Thatched Cottage B&B

  • The Thatched Cottage B&B is 4.3 miles from the center of Claregalway.

  • Check-in at The Thatched Cottage B&B is from 7:30 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The prices at The Thatched Cottage B&B may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at The Thatched Cottage B&B can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

  • The Thatched Cottage B&B offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Horseback riding

  • Room options at The Thatched Cottage B&B include:

    • Double
    • Family
    • Triple
    • Studio