Between mountains and sea, with nature at your doorstep, Cnoc Suain is an idyllic retreat. Relax in an atmosphere of tranquillity and timelessness, surrounded by 200 acres of wild heathers, bogland, hedgerows & birdsong. Our Connemara hill village blends quietly and unobtrusively with the surrounding landscape. Stone thatched cottages, dating back to 1691, nestle seamlessly into the hillside. Influenced by the surrounding fragile ecosystem, the cottages have been sensitively restored, providing accommodation of distinct character and charm, while exuding a sense of timelessness, comfort and ease.
Cnoc Suain holds the highest Platinum status in Tripadvisor’s GreenLeaders Programme consecutively since 2014. The GreenLeaders Programme recognises accommodations that engage in environmentally friendly practices, making it easier for travellers to find and book a greener stay.
“Staying in one of these cozy cottages with duvet-covered iron beds is one of the most authentic experiences you could have in Ireland.”
The luxury lies in the simplicity – Cottages simply furnished, using handcrafted furniture and traditional cast iron beds. Modern conveniences are provided – discreetly – for the comfort of guests. Brightly coloured kitchens have all necessary cooking equipment. The walls, naturally rounded in places, create a soothing interior of soft colours, and reveal small cosy bedrooms – most of them with private shower-rooms, and all as “snug as a ships cabin”.
Salvaged timbers, slate, and local field stones have been used in the authentic restoration of these cottages, adding to their uniqueness. Underfloor heating is provided by renewable energy heat pumps. Bed linen and towels provided, washing machine and dryer on site. Dining / living rooms have a wood-burning stove with a starter fuel pack included. Electricity and heating is included in the rental price.