About the home
Riverhill Lodge boasts four very large bedrooms (2 triple & 2 double rooms) with 3 large walk-in wardrobes and 4 en-suite bathrooms. There is a very spacious and bright fully equipped kitchen with separate utility room, granite worktops and all mod cons for the cooking enthusiasts wanting to dine in Riverhill Lodge. From the seating area in the kitchen there are French doors leading to a large decked, very private fully enclosed sun trapped area ideal for dining Al Fresco or sunbathing whilst the children can play on the swings and slide.
The living room enjoys plenty of sunlight through large bay windows overlooking Capolla wooded Hill, with oak wood flooring and a gas fireplace.
The lodge is very child friendly: having a wooden safety gate with lock at the top of the stairs. We can provide the following items for children - a wooden cot, travel cot, stroller, double buggy with rain cover, high chair, booster car seat and a sterilizer for bottles.
To the front of the Lodge is a seating area where you can relax in the evening and enjoy a glass of wine whilst watching the sunset over Clifden Monument.
There is a tarmac car park to the front providing enough parking for at least 5 cars.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Clifden, 2km|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 7|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||BBQ, Swing set|
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The annual Connemara Pony Festival is only a couple of minutes walk from Riverhill Lodge. Clifden town is buzzing this time of year along with the pony festival there is the Connemara Queen Show, lots of traditional, modern music in most pubs around the town, Roundstone, Cleggan and surrounding area's have lots of activities and fun for all ages !!! Great time of year to visit the Capital of Connemara. For further information on activities and events in Connemara checkout www.connemaralettings.ie
The County Galway / County Clare / County Galway region
Clifden is the capital of Connemara one of the most scenic regions in Ireland with it's rugged landscape, wildlife, flora and fauna. John D'Arcy founded Clifden in 1812. The opening of the Galway to Clifden railway line in 1895 did much to improve the economy of the town and helped to establish Connemara as a tourist destination. The opening of the Marconi Wireless station at Derrygimla in October 1907, and the arrival of the first transatlantic flight there on 15 June 1919, brought fame in the early years of the 20th century. Clifden today is a bustling, vibrant and cultural town. with it's great selection of local shops, superb restaurants, excellent nightlife with traditional irish music and dance.
The Connemara / Clifden area
Clifden, the Capital of Connemara set between the Atlantic Ocean, the Twelve Ben Mountains and preserved bog lands. The hospitality of its people, the traditions of Irish Music and Dance, the colourful small shops, lively pubs with music session ranging from Traditional Irish, rock, jazz and classical. There are exquisite restaurants, a nightclub, a theatre & cinema these are all just a few of the attributes of this town. Throughout the year there are many musical / dance fesitivals held in town. The most well known and oldest of all is the Clifden Community Arts Festival which celebrates its 35th anniversary this coming September which offers a superb range of poetry readings, lectures, recitals, traditional music, concerts and comedy. From Cleggan Pier you could take a boat trip to Inishbofin home to ancient forts and monastic ruins, or take a boat trip along Killary Fjord a nine mile long inlet boasts some of the finest scenery in the West of Ireland. Kylemore Abbey is a must, visit the estate and experience the Victorian atmosphere of the restored rooms of the Abbey, miniature Gothic Church and Head Gardener's House. There are many nature trails, woodland and lake shore walks and a children's play trail waiting to be discovered. Join a walking tour to a journey back in time and visit Marconi's original radio telegraph station, explore the landing site of the first transatlantic flight by John Alcock and Arthur Brown which is a short distance from the holiday home, discover a 5,000 old walkway all within a couple of hundred meters of each other on the Roundstone Bog Walk. For the less experienced walkers and families, the Diamond Hill Trail in the Connemara National Park is well sign-posted and highly accessible, and those who make it to the top are rewarded with expansive panoramic vistas across Connemara. There are four trails in the Park along with a lovely coffee shop and great playground for the kids. For the energetic holidaymaker Killary Adventure Centre offers a programme of adventure sports such as rock climbing, abseiling, hill walking, bungee jumps, orienteering, archery, kayaking, sailing, wind-surfing and water-skiing. Scubadive West, located on Connemara's sheltered Killary fjord, is Ireland's leading dive school and scuba dive centre. On offer is a range of courses, for beginners right through to experienced divers. Inishturk, Clare Island are among the islands you can visit off the coast of Connemara which can be reached by ferry. Clare Island is a walkers and divers paradise and once home to pirate queen Granuaile. Inishturk has breathtaking cliffs and numerous archaeological sites and also excellent for walking and diving. There is a Smokehouse Tour where you can watch Graham or Nicolas hand fillet and traditionally prepare salmon, they explain the salting and smoking techniques, then show the hand slicing and packing of the finished product. There are wonderful lakes and rivers to enjoy some fishing / fly fishing or go on a boat fishing trip the scenery is spectacular on land and at sea with a great variety of seabirds and wildlife, including seals and dolphins. This is just a taste of all the wonderful activities and sightseeing in this wonderful part of the world. Upcoming Festivals & Activities in Connemara -checkout www.connemaralettings.ie for further info:-
How to get there
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Clifden is easily reached by the N59 from Galway or Westport.
Access to Galway from Dublin is by the major N4/N6 route.
From Shannon use the N18/N6 .
Regular coach services connect Clifden with Galway city,
Dublin and the rest of Ireland. CityLink (091-564163) offer regular direct service between Galway City and Dublin Airport.
Bus Eireann (091-562000) and Michael Nee (095-51082) provide service between Clifden and Galway City.
Galway city is linked by regular rail services to Heuston Station, Dublin City.
Dublin Airport offers regular coach service to Heuston Station. www.iarnrodeireann.ie.
Dún Laoghaire and Dublin Port, Rosslare, Cork, and Belfast. www.stenaline.ie.
Aer Arann (direct to Galway City Airport)
Distances to Clifden
Dublin 180 291.60
Galway 50 81.00
Westport 40 64.80
Shannon 107 173.34
Knock 80 129.60
DunLaoghaire 180 291.60
Rosslare 217 351.54
Cork 230 372.60
Belfast 239 387.18
Activities near Connemara
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
11 Jun 2012
We loved the house which was even better than on the pictures. Beautiful, well equipped, with very comfortable bedding. We also liked the fact that we could walk back from the pubs at night (bring a... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|8 Feb 13||26 May 13||£ 550||£ 200||£ 250||3 Nights|
|26 May 13||30 Jun 13||£ 700||£ 200||£ 300||3 Nights|
|30 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||£ 950||£ 250||£ 450||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||£ 550||£ 200||£ 400||3 Nights|
|21 Dec 13||11 Jan 14||£ 950||£ 250||£ 600||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Special offer for the month of June & September
Can be any changeover day - we can work around you ! Rates are negotiable depending on how many guests. Call or email for a quote
You only pay 20% now and the balance 30 days prior to your arrival. NO hidden costs oil & electricity is included in the above prices.
Checkout www.connemaralettings.ie for further information on activities and events in Connemara
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