Built in 2004, Aunty Bo’s is bright and spacious with large picture windows in the living areas taking full advantage of the peaceful view of Ardbear Bay and Errisberg hill.
The house is decorated in calming colours; white washed walls and slate grey tiled floors, comfy cream and grey linen sofas with a selection of antique furniture that each has a story to tell.
The reconditioned black 4-oven AGA in the kitchen comes from the old monastery that was once next door and the breakfast bar made from an old church altar!
The living area is designed in such a way that no matter where you are you have a view of the bay, preparing food in the kitchen or sitting at the fire. Just off the living area is a lounge that houses a Yamaha baby grand piano here you can open up the double doors opening up to the views of the bay. The dining area opens to the fully equipped kitchen which is is semi open to the living area.
This magnificent house stands on 3 acres located in the picturesque Ardbear Peninsular, only 2 miles from Clifden, the Capital of Connemara set between the Atlantic Ocean, the Twelve Ben Mountains and preserved bog lands. There are great opportunities in the surrounding area for walking, cycling, golfing, swimming, surfing, painting or just relaxing and watch the ever changing bay and hill views.
Aunty Bo's can accommodate 8 people, with 2 double beds upstairs - double bedroom and twin room on the ground floor. Most rooms have superb views of the surrounding hills and bay. The sitting room seats up to 8 people and enjoys wonderful views of Ardbear Bay and has high vaulted ceilings with a mezzanine area ideal for children to play or for one to relax in the evening after a fun filled day touring the West of Ireland. The superb dining room also seats up to seven people and opens into the fully equipped kitchen, complete with a reconditioned AGA oven. Aunty Bo's is a perfect house for entertaining, large bright open plan area which is suitable for families, couples or friends wishing to get away from it all. If you have extended families or groups wishing to holiday together there is another large 4 bedroom property just up the lane available for rental.
Clifden Town Centre oozes character, there are many pubs and restaurants in the area serving fine food, some specializing in locally-caught seafood. Sessions of music, song, and dance are held nightly in most of the local pubs, where young and old, tourist and local, blend together to create a unique atmosphere. A taxi ride to the town centre is less than €10.00
Aunty Bo's is completely tranquil come and sit on the cosy couch and enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sun set across the bay !
Pets are welcome
For further information on activities and events in Connemara please visit http://www.connemaralettings.ie
Located in the heart of Clifden town centre the Capital of Connemara set between the Atlantic Ocean, the majestic Twelve Ben mountains and the preserved bog lands. The history, heritage, culture & traditions of Irish Music and Dance, the colourful small shops, art galleries, cosy coffee shops, lively pubs where entertainment is plentiful, exquisite restaurants are just a few of the attributes of this town.
Connemara is surrounded by white sandy clear water beaches which are safe to swim and provides chances for sailing, windsurfing, fishing, kayaking and canoing. Take a walking tour with Michael Gibbons and discover the magnificent and magical island of Inishbofin. Ascend the heights of the majestic Diamond Hill with its panoramic 360 views from the summit. Close to Aunt Bo's House you can take a journey back in time and visit Marconi's original radio telegraph station, explore the landing site of the first transatlantic flight by John Alcock and Arthur Brown, and discover a 5,000 old walkway all within a couple of hundred meters of each other on the Roundstone Bog Walk!
Delphi Mountain Resort is a stunning four star Hotel with award winning spa and exceptional adventure centre with an impressive range of outdoor activities. Set in the scenically spectacular Delphi Valley it provides breathtaking scenery combined with the unique, natural and unforgettable experience of the resort. For the energetic holidaymaker Killary Adventure Centre offers a programme of adventure sports to test your skill and endurance. Activities on offer include rock climbing, abseiling, hill walking, bungee jumps, orienteering, archery, kayaking, sailing, wind-surfing and water-skiing. Scubadive West, located on Connemara's sheltered Killary fjord, is Ireland's leading dive school and scuba dive centre. On offer is a range of courses, for beginners right through to experienced divers.
Kylemore Abbey is a must, visit the estate and experience the Victorian atmosphere of the restored rooms of the Abbey, miniature Gothic Church and Head Gardener's House. There are many nature trails, woodland and lake shore walks and a children's play trail waiting to be discovered.
Dan O'Hara Homestead located only a couple of miles from the house is based around the restored prefamine cottage of Dan O’Hara who was forced to emigrate in the 1840's when he was evicted from his home. There is a audio visual Story and reconstructions of a crannog, ringfort & clochaun. One of the highlights of the centre is the guided tour to the Hilltop View and the visit to Dan O' Hara's Cottage.
From Clifden town you can take a wonderful walk up the Sky Road, it is a great way to see the wonderful backdrop to the town along with the two church spires, which give Clifden its distinctive skyline. Further along the Sky Road is a gateway leading to the ruins of the old D'Arcy mansion, Clifden Castle. Once a Gothic Mansion, the D'Arcy's lived here until 1850 when the estate was sold to the Eyre Family who lived here at intervals until the castle fell into ruin in the early 20th century. There are endless chances for horse riding and walking through a staggering amount of unique scenery, and if you need a break, you can always stop off in one of the glorious country pubs or restaurants which appear in every rural village. Enjoy a weekend at an excellent golf course, Connemara Golf Links in Ballyconneely here you will find amazing views of the sea.
There are many fine festivals to enjoy throughout the year in Connemara. Most full of music, dance, fun, laughter, activities and games for the young and the young-at-heart, Clifden Community Arts Festival celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2012 and once again offers a superb range of poetry readings, lectures, recitals, traditional music, concerts, comedy and school programmes as a further bonus.