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Clifden holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace and walking

Sunnybank Lodge

from £159 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5

15 reviews

from £159 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 Home 86624

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Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

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
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites
Nearest beach Clifden Beach 1 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
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
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
Furniture Double beds (3), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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.****************************************************************************

Further details

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 Western Ireland 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, We highly recommend Clifden Arts week in September for something special.

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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.

12 Sep 2011


"Sunnybank Lodge - Outstanding!!!"

We left Sunnybank Lodge only two days ago and we miss it already! First off, our hosts were outstanding all along the way. Rachel kept us well informed during our planning stage; then, when we finally arrived, Eily greeted us warmly and Shane saw us off just the same. Gillian provided our first night's meal and it was simply incredible. (Nigella Lawson has nothing on her!!) Truly terrific hosts all around. For comfort, cleanliness and convenience this house delivers! Upon our arrival we found the house to be immaculate and in perfect condition. We wanted for nothing, as it has every possible amenity. The hosts also know a thing or two about "details." Waiting for us was chilled wine, snacks, and there was even a nice stack of turf (peat) ready to comfort us after long days of touring and shopping. Being from "across the pond" the Wifi was especially helpful in keeping in touch with home. We had thoughts of spending a few nights in the local pubs but with a home like the Lodge we preferred to stay in to enjoy its comforts. We have rented a few vacation homes over the years, and although most never disappointed, they each fall a bit short when compared to what Sunnybank Lodge and its owners provide. The house and the town are a perfect jump-off point for tours of the breathtaking countryside and coast. Even a full day's journey to/from the Cliffs of Moher was not so terrible when knowing what we had to look forward at the Cliffs - and - once we arrived "home". Being one block from the town center, the Lodge is ideally located for carting home purchases and groceries, or walking off a great meal. (Guys, Walshes and Mitchell’s are highly recommended) In short, the Lodge is a must-stay location and its owners know how to make a vacation home something special. Well done! Theresa & Ed - Williamsburg, Virginia

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    Calendar last updated:08 Oct 2015

    Based in Ireland

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