About the home
Snugly located between Loughs Corrib and Mask, the village of Clonbur is blessed with a number of lakes, streams, mountains and woodlands. Crucan Rua is situated on the southern face of Mount Gable,and as 1 of the highest houses in Co. Galway, offers stunning views over Lough Corrib and Galway Bay. With 3 bedrooms, offers accommodation for groups of up to 6 people.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Salthill, Galway, 65km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player, Boat available for guest use|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
The spacious interior of this carefully designed country cottage has been tastefully furnished to perfectly combine modern convenience with old Irish style.
The lounge has a relaxed ambiance with its wood/turf burning stove, oak floors, doors & antique furniture.
The downstairs contain the lounge, a galley kitchen with all conveninces, a shower room and 2 bedrooms, one a master with King sized bed, the other has 2 single beds.
The upstairs contains another bedroom with 2 single beds and a separate bathroom.
There is a Tv and DVD player in the lounge along with a DVD library for your entertainment.
The County Galway / County Clare / County Galway region
Town: Loughs Corrib and Mask have earned international acclaim from discriminating anglers and Clonbur is centrally located for both lakes. Another place of unique beauty is Lough Coolin, a small lake set like a glittering gem in the foothills of Mount Gable, just 3 miles from Clonbur. For the more adventurous, Mount Gable is an easy climb of about one hour's duration. The effort is worthwhile because the views of Lough Corrib, stretching away to the south, Lough Mask to the north and the Connemara mountains to the west, are spectacular and breathtaking.
Alternatively, a short drive towards Cong and a turn right will bring you to the famous Pigeon Hole, the site where 66 steps in a huge cleft in the limestone floor of the Ashford Castle woods lead to a vast underwater cavern. This contains one of the many underground streams that flow from Lough Mask to Lough Corrib.
The Connemara / Clonbur area
Crucan Rua is an ideal base for Fishing and Hill walking, being situated half way up Mount Gable overlooking Lough Corrib. The climb to the top of Mount Gable takes approximately an hour, but you are well rewarded witj some of the best views in the country.
Not only Lake Corrib provides plenty of opportunities for the fishing and boating enthusiast -the whole area is a true angler's paradise, with Lough Mask, Lough Nafooey, Killary Harbour and many streams as well as river Finney and canal joining Mask and Corrib nearby. There are excellent opportunities to catch brown trout with the odd chance for a Salmon. Trout Fishing is free, a salmon licence can be purchased in the local villages.
Other watersports include kayaking, canoeing, sailing and swimming, which is safely possible from the nearby Outdoor Education Centre.
A variety of marked walks have been established in the Clonbur and Cong areas. Detailed maps are available in the cottage.
Another great way to experience our lovely landscape is by bicycle! Bicycles can be hired in the village of Clonbur.
There are several excellent golf courses within a 30 minute drive, including Ashford Castle, Ballinrobe, Claremorris, Tuam and in Galway. Mini Golf can be played in the village of Cong.
The Cong area is a low-lying area with some spectacular karst development and where all of the drainage of the Lough Mask catchment discharges via underground routes. Many caves are to be viewed and include Kellys Cave, BallyMcClancy Cave, the Pigeon Hole and the Dry Canal.
If you just come here to relax you have picked the perfect location! Surrounded by the most beautiful lakes and rivers this is an oasis of calm and tranquility in one of the most scenic and picturesque parts of Ireland.
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Activities near Connemara
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
10 Mar 2013
We were just delighted with our stay at this beautiful cottage. The cottage sits up high on a hill with gorgeous lake views. We felt so welcome when we arrived with a plentiful food basket filled with the necessities and some Irish breads and meats. We especially appreciated the fruit basket as well. The wood stove was a lovely to come back to after days out exploring the chilly Irish Countryside. We definitely recommend hiking the mountains behind the cottage, we enjoyed some amazing views. Thanks so much to Niamh for providing us a nice long weekend away from home.
Glad you guys enjoyed the break... i'm sure the fire was also a lovely memory of being in usa!
You were lucky with the weather too, which was nice :)
May our paths meet again sometime.
03 Dec 2012
We stayed here over the weekend, the photos that are shown here are beautiful but the reality is even more gorgeous, we will be back again next summer, when will hopefully include some fishing on our... more
Delighted you enjoyed the stay... You're welcome back anytime :)
Until we meet again next year
03 Nov 2012
The location of the cottage is stunning, with amazing views and right in the heart of Connemara - a true getaway. The cottage itself is finished to an excellent standard and is spacious and roomy, and the turf stove is fantastic. Our walk in the mountains surrounding was also just what we were after. The highlight of Crucan Rua however is the true hospitality of the owners. Niamh was so helpful and flexible it just made our weekend so easy and relaxed. I can't recommend Crucan Rua highly enough, and will definitely be back.
Thanks guys so much... for everything, you were very kind in your review.
Glad you enjoyed your stay and maybe you'll return again for the fishing season!
Take care Peter.
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|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|2 May 12||1 Jun 12||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 12||1 Jul 12||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 12||21 Dec 12||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas||21 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|5 Jan 13||8 Feb 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Night|
|Valentine's||8 Feb 13||19 Feb 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Night|
|19 Feb 13||15 Mar 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Night|
|St. Patrick's||15 Mar 13||20 Mar 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Night|
|20 Mar 13||1 May 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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