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View of Sunnybank House from the front gate

Manor House | 11 bedrooms | sleeps 24

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

A smart country estate house originally built in circa 1820, sympathetically renovated and designed to give a comfortable and homely holiday experience for larger groups, family gatherings or friends, and host to Chelsea Clinton during her tour of Ireland

Within the grounds are mature gardens, ample parking, a large pool/barbecue terrace and outdoor seating areas providing a self contained estate, while the property is situated only 2 mins walk to the town square.

All 11 bedrooms are uniquely decorated and are all en suite. The extensive ground floor living area gives enough room for everyone to relax without being on top of each other, whether it is in the main drawing room with large turf fire, the library, the television room with large turf fire, the dining room or kitchen. An ideal base for exploring Connemara, with walks on the numerous stunning local beaches or in the most scenic countryside you are likely to encounter, or wandering to the local pub for a quiet pint or traditional irish music.

***** Your stay includes complimentary use of the nearby private leisure centre************

Size Sleeps up to 24, 11 bedrooms
Nearest beach Clifden Beach 1 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 10 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Galway 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 Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 11 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 11 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (11), Cots (1), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 22
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

Decorated with antiques and country furniture, we have aimed to create a large comfortable home for discerning guests, with all the facilities you might need. The large kitchen has double belfast sinks, tiled counter tops, double fridge, double siemens ovens, and large gas hob. There is ample crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils for home cooking or alternatively you can organise for a local chef to come in and cook for you of an evening. There is a large utility / drying room off the kitchen with commercial washers and dryers, an extra fridge and freezer and storage space.

Further details outdoors

Large gardens , parking area and Tennis court within the grounds. The swimming Pool area has sun loungers, deck chairs, outdoor tables and a gas barbecue situated at the side of the pool, sheltered area at the side of the pool for drying, sheltering, storage. Wood decked Sauna is located in the pool area.

The Pool area can be closed off by locking the wooden gates at the access points.

Please note the pool is heated from May to September

Peat briquettes/turf are supplied for the open fires.

Large commercial washing machine and separate Dryer, extra fridge & freezer are located in the utility room off the Kitchen


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.

Further details

We require a 30% deposit to confirm the booking, and the balance is due 90 days prior to arrival.

Rates are fully inclusive except for utilities which are charged separately as consumed.

The County Galway/County Clare region

Connemara is world renowned 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 in addition to the breathtaking scenery and coastline. Clifden town has a fantastic mix of shops, pubs, restaurants, theatre and small cinema. There are always events on in town to keep you busy, from live traditional music, live bands and theatre shows, to exhibitions, walking tours, pony fairs and local markets. We highly recommend Clifden Arts week in September for something special.

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6 Aug 2014


"The perfect choice for a large group"

Having often searched over the years for houses to accommodate an extended family, Sunnybank House is at the top of my list. The location is ideal, just steps down the hill from the lovely town of C… More

31 Mar 2014


"Wonderful vacation house!"

We had 20 old friends staying at Sunnybank, and we were amazed at how comfortable we all were. It is a great location, with a short walk to the village. Plenty of parking, tastefully decorated, and ex… More

31 Jul 2013


"Absolutely Lovely"

We stayed for the week with a very large group. Shane was an excellent host, his wife had their baby the day we arrived and he made sure everything was ok at the house and checked in on us through ou… More

22 Jul 2013


"Luxury, convenience and beauty with very charming hosts!"

Eighteen of us stayed in this beautiful house that accommodated us perfectly. We could gather in groups in the many common areas or retreat to one of the eleven en suite rooms for some private time. H… More

9 Jul 2013


"Fantastic accomodations in Beautiful Manor House in Clifden for large group"

A large group of us stayed at this beautiful manor house to celebrate a 50th birthday and to bring a group of American friends to Ireland who have never been.....We can't say enough about our stay at the Sunnybank exceeded our expectations! Fantastic home, walking distance to center of town, great chefs available to cook meals in the home - we were so spoiled..our meals were ready for us when we returned home from either a day of golf or a long day of sightseeing..great experience...our friends have said this was the trip of a lifetime!! Thank you sooo much for a wonderful experience!!

18 Jun 2013


"Surpassed our wildest expectations!!!"

Sunnybank is a fabulous facility and located in a beautiful little town. The rooms were clean and bright, bath in each, great kitchen and dining room (fit all 18 of us comfortably), and there was plenty of space just to hang out. Many of our party had never experienced Ireland before, and were treated to a great location and incredible weather, better than I've seen in my 6 previous visits. We even used the pool and sauna.

Shane took great care of us and checked in frequently to ensure we had everything we needed. Also, there are a couple of local folks who came in and cooked for us a couple of nights, who I would highly recommend as well. Check with Shane on them and he can hook you up. Thanks for a great experience!

9 Jun 2013


"Amazing Time in Clifden at the Sunnybank House"

We just returned from our vacation in Ireland with a large groups of friends celebrating a 50th birthday. The Sunnybank house was perfect for our group. The house is extremely well appointed with ev… More

12 Aug 2012


"The Perfect Place to Call Home in Ireland"

I cannot say enough about how wonderful a time my family (21 in total between two houses) had staying at Sunnybank House. The space is amazing... beautiful and welcoming. Shane and Rachael are so helpful and there is nothing to want for in this gorgeous house. The kitchen and expansive dining table were perfect for the nights in. The area is perfect for all ages. The proximity to the town for a nightly pub crawl made it really feel like home. It's just a place to return to again and again as the people of Clifden and the spectacular environment are not to be missed. We really hated to leave.

10 Jun 2012


"An Absolutely Accommodating Place!"

My extended family of 28 members recently returned from our dream trip to Ireland. We spent a week in Clifden renting both Sunnybank House and Lodge. It was so good that we found a place where we coul… More

8 May 2012


"Complete Connemara luxury!"

We held our wedding in Sunnybank House, we stayed for the May bank holiday weekend with our family and we couldn't recommend it highly enough. It was the perfect venue for our special day and ou… More

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  • 6 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:23 Oct 2014

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