Connemara Beach House
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Bungalow | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 16
This modern eight bedroom spacious bungalow, which was formerly a small family run guest house and restaurant, has uninterrupted views of the Atlantic ocean and islands and has its own private access to a sandy beach.
The house if very well decorated and furnished. There are two reception rooms, dining room, kitchen and TV room. Seven bedrooms are ensuite; the eighth bedroom has an adjacent private bathroom.
Open fireplaces and oil fired central heating make the house cozy on those chillier days.
Deep Sea and lake fishing; horse riding; mountain climbing; golfing and trips to the islands are just a few of the activities in the area. The nearby town of Clifden is a sea side historic town with many lively pubs, delicious restaurants and interesting shops.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||On door step|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||9 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Galway 90 km, Nearest railway: Galway City 80 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 8 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (6), Cots (2), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The house is very well decorated and furnished. The interior and exterior of the house is wheel chair friendly and a ramp can be supplied for the entrance to the house. (There is one small step at the front door.)
One enters the front door to the main hall which has two wicker chairs and a table that holds all the local information.
To the left of the main entrance is a large sitting room. This has a sofa, two arm chairs and occasional chairs. There is an open stone faced fireplace. The view from the bay windows in this room is stunning. One looks out onto the ocean and islands and beyond to the horizon. The sunsets have to be seen to be believed!
The living room opens onto a smaller sitting room which has a comfy sofa; two chairs, and a TV. This room leads onto the dining room which has six windows making the room very bright with more views of the sea and islands. The dining room can comfortably accommodate up to 20 people.
The large kitchen is set behind the dining room. This kitchen was designed for the house when it ran a restaurant and bed/breakfast. It is all stainless steel but it is very user friendly. The kitchen has also lovely views. There is a large fridge, microwave, dishwasher, two sinks, gas cooker and gas hob, lots of cookware, toaster, coffee maker, coffee press and kettle.
There is a utility room opposite to the kitchen. This has a freezer, sink lots of storage which holds the glass ware, cups, saucers etc. The utility room has a door that leads out onto the back yard. Along the hallway from the kitchen is a small sitting room with an open fire, comfortable seating, TV and views to Omey Island. This is a lovely room to curl up in with a book or to let the children watch TV, or play games on chillier days. There are two bedrooms in this area of the house. The first is a small room with a single bed and a private bathroom. The large bedroom is the master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. There are lovely views. The bathroom has a separate shower and a Jacuzzi bath.
Leaving this area of the house one walks along the hallway (past the kitchen) there are two powder rooms on the left. Continue on towards the main entrance and here there are six bedrooms, two with sea views; all ensuite with bath or shower. All bedrooms very well furnished with beautifully made beds. Linen and towels are provided.
The County Galway/County Clare region
There’s much to see and do in this area, the gorgeous Connemara. It's wild and beautiful here. This is the land of the famous Connemara ponies.
The beaches are beautiful, sandy and clean. At every turn, you’ll see glorious mountain scenery. There are many golf courses, Irish craft shops, endless opportunities to ramble in the Twelve Bens, Kylemore Abbey and many ancient Celtic sites.
Clifden town (six miles from the house) is a bustling and friendly village with bistros, restaurants, authentic pubs and very good shopping.
Claddaghduff Village is two miles from the house. There is a church (Roman Catholic), Shop, Post Office and Pub. Cleggan Village is just a few miles away and here you can get the boat to InisBoffin Island for a fun day out.
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2 Sep 2013
"Great place, great location"
Very spacious house a very short walk from the beach which you can see from the living room. Lots of windows and great views. Bedrooms are fine as are en-suites, although a bit small. Loads of living … More
22 Jul 2013
First off we had planned to travel to Wales with my kids for a few days. There was only four of us travelling at the time when we decided to simply Google 'Connemara beaches'. The first link had us hooked "Welcome to Connemara Beach House. Your private beach—less than 100 steps from your front Connemara Beach House Bay Window"
Our group ended up being ten, ranging from ages 8 - 60. Two of which were teenagers.
The location is a bit out of the way, but following the land lady's directions we finally got there and can I say the views along the way more than made up for the journey.
Upon driving down the drive we all held our breaths- would the actual place do the pictures we'd seen justice ?? The answer was a resounding YES as gasps could be heard from me and my kids in our one car. The people in the cars behind us exited their cars open mouthed.
Literally a beach on your doorstep. We took a moment,in silence, to take in the views before entering the house. My God, pure luxury. All the rooms were ensuite, there were even public ladies and gents toilets. We spent most of our time in the huge living area, spacious and with windows overlooking the ocean we were in heaven.
There's also a sitting room with TV. The large dining area more than comfortably fit all ten of us at meal times and I have to say I ADORED the kitchen, a chefs heaven, well am no chef but I do love to cook and this was just bliss...
As if that wasn't enough, in the garage the kids spent their evenings playing fuseball and chatting.
I am pretty sure the glorious weather we had helped make our stay a marvelous one, we were blessed totally. This is one house we hope we're lucky enough to go back to again. Everyone of us are in agreement - this was the best holiday any of us have ever had. Says a lot really.
Thank you for your review. We are delighted that the surprise of the stunning view thrilled you all and that the house more than suited your needs. It is an ideal place for family get togethers. Holidays are all about making happy memeories and we are glad that you all had a happy time at Connemara Beach House.
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