The Humble Daisy

Co. Galway

A simple thatched cottage, a sophisticated home - with a charming décor, welcoming hosts, a lovely wood burner and a lough down the road


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


A deep relief to arrive at The Humble Daisy, for you may have given up hope of seeing one of Ireland’s whitewashed and thatched cottages. But here it is, polished to within an inch of perfection. Mary Rose’s grandfather lived here and her family farm is next door. Oliver is a horticulturalist and part-time farmer, managing this farm. So the contact with the house is authentic and nostalgic. A rare quantity of love and determination has gone into transforming the simple cottage into a very sophisticated home for guests, able to look any house anywhere right in the eye. Floors are of slate or coir, furniture is wooden and solid, and much of it modern. The big kitchen-dining room is equipped with everything to make anyone happy, including space. The sitting room has a wood burner, the bedrooms and the bathrooms are immaculate and there are more rooms upstairs. Outside there is a little barn where you can play table tennis. A big reason for being here is the great lough only a hundred yards down the road. Upon it, and upon the piano, you can play to your heart’s content.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Restaurant 11 miles.


Nightly price
from €100
Weekly price
from €475
1 Cottage for 6
From €1004 beds3 bedrooms


Lovely cottage, slightly bigger than expected. A very short stroll to ths shore of Lough Derg. Everything you need for a quiet stay in rural spot. Have fun in the boat, watch birds, good walks, borrow the bikes. Enjoy the silence and darkness to watch the stars. Would be happy to return. Plenty of gardens to visit, castles to see.

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Mary Rose Donnelly

  • An 18ft rowing boat is available for guest use at no extra charge. Suzuki engine available on request. Bring a picnic and explore the lake and perhaps catch a trout for dinner.
  • Birr Castle and Gardens (26 miles) provide an excellent day trip especially in Spring/Summer when the gardens are in bloom.
  • There are plenty of beautiful walks starting from the Humble Daisy. Take a woodland walk and spot the wildlife in Portumna Forest Park where Red Deer abound or closer to home some marked walking routes through Woodford woods.
  • Babysitting can be arranged.
  • 2 bicycles for guest use. Take a cycle to the pub and have a pint with the locals !
  • For the children, an enchanting playground in Woodford (6 miles). Afterwards, enjoy a delicious meal in Walsh's Bar & Restaurant.