Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This two storey house has a lovely open plan kitchen and large living room finished to the highest standard and furnished with antique/traditional furniture, both with open fires. The three double bedrooms are furnished with excellent beds and linen and are all en suite. There is an additional utilitiy room/out house which has a washer and dryer, utility area and extra storage.
From the Kitchen/ living room area, double french doors open out to a patio area ( suntrap) where there is a round wooden table and chairs and a Weber BBQ. This area has steps leading up to the back garden and is surrounded by mature gardens, shrubs and rose beds. The area to the side of the house has gated picket fencing so the patio can be closed off- it is very quiet and private and a lovely place to eat outside or read a book.
You can walk down church hill to the town square and enjoy the bustle of the capital of Connemara. The house is also located at the beginning of the spectacular Sky Road.
Please see our site at the bottom of the page.
Please see www.clifden.ie and www.connemara.net for information on the town and events.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Clifden Beach 1 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Knock Airport ( aka Ireland West Airport) 125 km, Nearest railway: Galway 70 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|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||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
This is an ideal base for a relaxing break and for exploring Connemara. It is a luxurious property in an excellent location and has been finished with great attention to detail. Tho open plan kitchen and living room are well furnished and have an open fire in each area. The kitchen is very well equipped, with a large gas hob and oven, dishwasher etc., and a Connemara granite kitchen counter. There are double french doors leading out to the patio area.
The upstairs bedroom has a king size bed and a can have a single camp bed also. It overlooks the back garden and surrounds.The ensuite bathroom has a bath and shower
The first ground floor bedroom has a king size bed with an en suite bathroom with bath and shower and overlooks the front garden.
The third bedroom has a small double bed and the bathroom has a walk in shower.
|Further details outdoors|
The house is set on a residential road overlooking the town, yet is very quiet and private. You can walk down into the town square in two minutes. The patio area at the back in gated and is suitable for children. There is another garden above the patio and the area is surrounded by tall garden walls and mature trees and is completely private.
Our guests are also welcome to use the leisure facilities in the nearby Station House Hotel ( about 4 mins walk from the house) including indoor pool, jacuzzi, steam room etc. on a complimentary basis
Activities nearby include Championship golf, fishing from the quay, Sailing from Clifden Boat club, walking tours, a selection of salons and Spas, and shopping.
There are numerous restaurants and pubs serving local produce and each evening there is live traditional music, theatre, local concerts and contemporary Irish live bands.
*****************************************************************Clifden Town is the capital of Connemara one of the most scenic regions in Ireland. Established in the early 1800’s at Clifden Bay, it follows the classic 19th century layout: oval in plan, with three principal streets – Market Street, Main Street and Bridge Street, a Market Square, a fine bridewell or gaol, courthouse and harbour.
Clifden today is a vibrant and cultural town which has retained its historic roots while offering a wide range of services and facilities. You will find colourful streets with a great selection of small local food shops – (fishmongers, butchers, fruit and vegetable store, delicatessens and a bakery), numerous craft and gift shops, art galleries and exhibitions and other interesting shops including antique shops, designer clothes shops, jewellery and vintage shops.
A wide selection of pubs and music sessions in Clifden
In between all of these you will find a great selection of restaurants, cafes and pubs. Most pubs in Clifden serve bar food and have live music weekly. On the practical side there are four supermarkets (including Aldi and Lidl), two banks, three chemists, two petrol stations, two churches and a post office.
For many, the allure of Connemara is in the ever-changing scenery, the magical light, walks on the beach, turf fires, the rugged landscape, wildlife and flora, the sense of history or a plate of fresh oysters and a pint of Guinness by the fire singing along to a local music session.
We will ask for a 30 % deposit to confirm your booking and the balance to be paid by 60 days prior to arrival.
A security deposit will be taken on arrival and returned upon check out.
If there are any special requests you may have to make your stay more enjoyable please let us know prior to arrival.
Please note utilities are charged separately, we can provide an estimate when booking.
The owners live nearby and will be on hand to meet you when you arrive and make sure you get settled in.
Each of our properties is approved and registered by Failte Ireland, the Irish Tourism Board and have been awarded the highest rating of four stars.
The County Galway/County Clare region
Connemara is world reknown for its stunning scenery. This coastal region has miles of beaches and fantastic walks. This is a great area to explore and is a great base for exploring the rest of the west from Clare to Sligo. Clifden town is the capital of Connemara and is located one hours drive from Galway city and forty minutes from Westport.
Clifden Town is the capital of Connemara one of the most scenic regions in Ireland. Established in the early 1800's at Clifden Bay, it follows the classic 19th century layout: oval in plan, with three principal streets – Market Street, Main Street and Bridge Street, a Market Square, a fine Bridewell or Gaol, Courthouse and Harbour.
Clifden today is a vibrant, cultural town which has retained its historic roots while offering a wide range of services and facilities. You will find colourful streets with a great selection of small local food shops – (fishmongers, butchers, fruit and vegetable store, delicatessens and a bakery), numerous craft and gift shops, art galleries and exhibitions and other interesting shops including antique shops, designer clothes shops, jewellery and vintage shops.
Pubs and music sessions in Clifden: In between all of these you will find a great selection of restaurants, cafes and pubs. Most pubs in Clifden serve bar food and have live music weekly.
On the practical side there are four supermarkets, including Aldi and Lidl, which are open until 9pm (mon-sat), two banks, three chemists, two petrol stations, two churches and a post office.
For many, the allure of Connemara is in the ever-changing scenery, the magical light, walks on the beach, turf fires, the rugged landscape, wildlife and flora, the sense of history or a plate of fresh oysters and a pint of Guinness by the fire singing along to a local music session. However, if you wish to plan some activities during your visit here you can find a list of suggestions here for sights in the west, activities in Connemara and cultural or well-being experiences in Clifden and surrounds.
There are many local attractions aside from the stunning scenery and coast.
Clifden town has a population of 1000 and has a great mix of shops, pubs, restaurants, theatre and small cinema. There are always events on in town from live traditional music, live bands, theatre shows, exhibitions, walking tours, pony fairs, local markets.
Please see; http://clifdenchamber.ie
and http://www.connemara.net - A really good site for all that is happening in Clifden and Connemara.
We highly recommend Clifden Arts week in September for something special http://www.clifdenartsweek.ie
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22 Sep 2013
"Beautiful cottage in a great location"
We had a lovely stay - the cottage is very comfortable and in a great location to explore Connemara. It's very quiet although only a few minutes walk away is Clifden town centre which is packed w… More
11 Oct 2012
"A cut above the usual"
Elegant High Quality Accommodation. Beautifully appointed, decorated and furnished. Very convenient just a 1 minute walk from a huge choice of bars and restaurants. We loved the welcome pack, peat fir… More
15 Aug 2012
"If you are tired of ending up in jaded holiday rentals, read on...."
Anyone who has tried to find a luxury holiday rental home will understand that this can often be difficult in the West of Ireland, where such options aren't so plentiful. If this is what you are … More
29 May 2012
Sunnybank Cottage was the perfect place for our five day stay in Clifden. It is one block from the city square and all of the shops and pubs and restaurants - not to mention a grocery store! Shane is… More
11 Apr 2012
"Beautiful cottage in perfect location to explore Connemara"
Sunnybank Cottage is the perfect combination of comfort (- beautifully designed, open fire, cosy but spacious, everything you need is to hand etc) and location (- amazingly quiet and peaceful but just 50yds or so from the centre of Clifden so easy to get to the shops, local pub etc). So, if you want to get out and about, it's the perfect location to explore the region from or, if you want to hunker down on a rainy day, it couldn't have been more comfortable!
We rarely go back to the same place but this is actually the second time that we've stayed at Sunnybank Cottage and, if I were going back to Connemara, I'd definitely try to stay there again. It's one of the best self catering places we've ever stayed in - it felt like a bit of luxury which managed to strike the balance of being just right for grown ups and kids.
25 Sep 2011
"LOVELY COTTAGE IN PERFECT LOCATION"
The property is ideally situated in a quiet locaton in the centre of Clifden, under 5 minutes walk to shops/pubs/restaurants etc. I own a business managing holiday properties in York so I know the high standards expected by guests and this cottage met them all, being very well equipped and spotlessley clean. The welcome pack of wine, chocolate, fresh fruit and bread was a very nice touch. Shane the owner was what every owner should be greeting arriving guests. Charming, informative and brief ! Only one very minor gripe, brighter lightbulbs neeeded in living room which can be a bit gloomy at times. Two tips. Best place for breakfast is called 'Off The Square', nice atmosphere, well cooked food and good value. Best place for dinner, 'Mitchells' we went there on two consecutive nights, not cheap but simply some of the best food we have ever tasted. Seafood outstanding, Irish Stew excellent, lovely amosphere and great friendly and efficient service.
12 Aug 2011
We loved this house and tried to get it for another stay but unfortunately it was already booked.Great location, very accessible to city centre.Would highly recommend!!!… More
12 Aug 2011
We had an excellent stay at Sunnybank Cottage in July. The house is beautiful and very comfortable. Great location just a minute's walk into the village. The kitchen facilities are great and you have everything you need for cooking at home. One big plus for families is the membership to the swimming pool at the Station House. lovely stay and we hope to return.
1 Jun 2011
"Extremely warm and inviting in an excellent location"
We loved our stay at the Sunnybank Cottage. Shane was an excellent host and the cottage was very homey. It had everything we needed and thecity center just down the hill made the stay that much more pleasant.
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