Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
An elegant and luxurious residence in a superb location overlooking the town, yet affording quiet privacy in its own grounds. This four bedroom house has been finished to the highest standard incorporating Connemara Granite, stone and tweeds; country and antique furniture; underfloor heating throughout, open stove fire, a large gravelled terrace with outdoor furniture and built in barbecue. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and are individually decorated to create a feel of country lodge comfort.
Wireless broadband, satellite television and IPOD dock.
You can walk into the town square in one minute to enjoy the vibrant and cultural atmosphere Clifden, the capital of Connemara. Your stay includes use of the nearby private leisure centre - 4 mins walk from the house.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Clifden Beach 1 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Knock Airport 80 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|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
On entering the main open-plan living and dining room area, the attention to detail is immediately evident. The combination of the taupe painted reclaimed boards which clad the walls, Connemara pure wool curtains (throughout the house) and oak smoked solid wood floors (throughout the house) together with a large open fire place create a sumptuous and warm space. Two large handmade sofas and an antique dining room table and chairs along with tastefully chosen other pieces put the finishing touches to this room. French doors lead from the dining section out into the outside patio (pea gravel) and barbecue area which has lovely garden furniture set consisting of a large round cast iron table and canopy and eight chairs- South facing - it catches the best of the sun.
Each of our properties are registered and approved by Failte Ireland, the Irish Tourism Board and have been awarded the highest rating of four stars.
|Further details outdoors|
The entire house has under-floor heating and can be thermostatically controlled from each room. There is a pressurized water system. It is wired for both 220 and 110 electricity so you don't have to bring an adapter with you if you are travelling from another country. There is a flat screen television with Cable TV, linked to a surround sound cinema and music system. Internet Access (wireless broadband) is now available throughout the Lodge and offered free of charge for the duration of your rental.The house is set on a residential road overlooking the town, yet is very quiet and private. Our guests are also welcome to use the leisure facilities in the nearby private Leisure centre including indoor pool , 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.
General parking is in the car park near the main house and there are two car parking spaces at the back of the lodge slightly up the hill.
*********************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 56 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 registered and approved by Failte Ireland, the Irish Tourism Board
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 is the capital and is located one hour from Galway city and forty minutes from Westport.
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 www.connemararentals.com,www.clifden.ie. We highly recommend Clifden Arts week in September for something special.
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30 Jul 2014
"The perfect holidays with friends and family"
We spent a week in Clifden mid-July. The Sunnybank lodge is the perfect place to rent if you want to spend a holiday in Connemara. The location is perfect. 2 minutes walk from central town. You can sh… More
5 May 2014
"A Connemara base par excellence"
Over the period February to April 2014 we had refurbishments underway in our Dublin Home which necessitated our abandoning it. So we took the opportunity to decamp to the other side of the country an… More
7 Dec 2013
"An Incredible Escape"
We arrived at Sunnybank Lodge on a wild, dark, windy night to find an absolute haven waiting for us - the fire was glowing, the lamps were lit, delicious local treats were waiting in the kitchen. The … More
15 Oct 2013
Only one word to describe this house .... beautiful. It is extremely well furnished and equipped, and the location is fantastic - a couple of minutes walk to the pubs, then fall back up the hill home… More
13 Sep 2013
"Luxury, dog friendly accommodation"
This is a very well appointed property with every amenity. The house is excellent for adults, children and pets. The owner is extremely helpful and will help with recommendations, babysitters, almost … More
21 Jul 2013
"Comfortable, Well Appointed Clifden House"
Sunnybank Lodge is a spacious and comfortable house in Clifden, with all the modern amenities, ideal for a family visiting the Connemare area. The owners, Shane and Rachael O'Grady, are gracious… More
25 Jun 2013
"very comfortable house and convenient the town"
we had a very nice stay in Clifden. The house was very well kept, and comfortable.we had spent a lot of our time in secluded rural areas of Ireland. So is very nice to be able to stroll downtown at our leisure. the peat burning stove was a very nice authentic touch
11 Jun 2013
"Fabulous - better than home from home!"
This is such a great place to stay. The house is gorgeous and we felt at home immediately. It's very sociable with the kitchen being part of the main living area.
You are literally a few minutes walk down the hill to the town where there are loads of friendly places to eat and drink. The supermarket at the bottom of hill is good value and has lots of choice if you want to cook.
We went horseriding at nearby Errislannan Riding Centre and this is an amazing place. We booked once and went back every day!
The pool at the hotel is nice if you fancy that as well.
Owners are incredibly friendly and helpful. They own nearby Guys Bar which serves amazing food with live music and a great welcome.
Can't recommend it highly enough!
11 Jun 2013
"Gorgeous house - perfect for a trip to Clifden and beyond"
My husband and I had our 2 little ones (5 & 1) together with family members had a fabulous time at the house. It's beautifully decorated and set back only 2 mins walk from the town. We had great fun on the tennis courts and loved basking in the sun at the outside table and chairs during what was super weather. The local beaches are great and Galway and Westport are both about an hour away. Shane greeted us and was very helpful with any questions we had. Would highly recommend, particularly as a characterful home from home.
31 Mar 2013
"Best in Ireland"
For us Sunnybank Lodge is perfect. It is clean with modern electrics and heating. The decor is fantastic for a relaxing time staying in. The stove adds so much to the living space, we had it burning t… More
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