House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Set a stones throw from the centre of Clifden, Canons Lane is your ideal holiday base! The house will appeal to people who enjoy having all amenities on their door step: newsagents; supermarkets; restaurants; pubs; art galleries & gift shops; boutiques; sports shops and even churches! There is nothing nicer than being able to pop down first thing in the morning for the paper and a coffee, or equally, at the other end of the day, being able to walk down for a pre supper pint of Guinness or a chilled glass of white wine on the square, or indeed there is great comfort in being able to walk home after supper without worrying about transport.
The house has three double bedrooms, with the master having an en suite shower room, and the other two rooms sharing a family sized bathroom, with overhead shower. ALL the beds are zip and link, so you can have a combination of couples and friends to stay. The interconnecting kitchen/dining room and sitting room offers a comfortable and spacious space for yourselves and any friends you may invite around. The back garden is paved with raised borders, thus being low maintenance, and with an outdoor table and BBQ, all you need is the sunshine!
Clifden is the hub town of Connemara, which is one of Ireland's most beautiful areas. From Clifden you can access many outdoor activities like golf, hill walking, sea trips, island hopping, cycling and simply walking the stunning beaches and back roads with the 12 Bens, mountains, as your backdrop and the Atlantic Ocean beside you!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||15 mins drive, or 25 minute walk.|
|Will consider||House swap|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Shannon, Knock - 2 and half hours, Nearest railway: Galway - 1 and a half hours|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The County Galway/County Clare region
Connemara is on the West coast of Ireland, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the West, the mountain ranges of The Twelve Bens and The Maamturks to the East, South Connemara, an Irish speaking area to the South and Co. Mayo and The garrison town of Westport to the North. It is known for it's barren beauty, the stony fields, and many lakes, and the great expanses of bogland. Clifden has long been a holiday destination, and it attracts many thousands of visitors during the summer, when there are many festivals, like the famous Connemara Pony Show in August, as well as smaller, local pony shows, pony races, and boating festivals.
The air is clean and fresh, the water very cold and bracing, and the seafood is divine! You can take many wonderful day trips from Clifden, visiting the local islands of Inisbofin, or Clare in Mayo, a drive upto Westport brings you along Ireland's only fjord: Killary Harbour. The Connemara Championship Golf Links are in a class of their own, with so many varied views that you should really take a camera with you. Connemara has a way of getting into your heart, with many visitors returning again and again!
Clifden really is a very cosmopolitan town considering it's location. You will find the best musicians of traditional music in the pubs, both early in the evening as well as long into the wee hours. There are first class boutiques in the town and down in the Station House Hotel which is 2 minutes from the Main Street. There are now 3 art galleries, selling local and Irish artists, and many restaurants to choose from, specialising not only in seafood but also in Connemara Lamb! The town has about 5/6 bus services in and out of Galway on a daily basis, as well as many taxis to use if you go to one of the other good restaurants outside the town for dinner. The tourist office is a must to stop of in when you arrive, and there is an excellent fortnightly publication available locally which gives you all the up to the minute news on what is going on. I came to Clifden as a child on family holidays, and in turn have bought my own family here, maybe you will start your own traditions here too