Connemara Cottage Rental Photos and Description
3 bedroom cottage - sleeps 6
Conveniently situated, 5 min walk from Cleggan village and the sandy Sallerna beach. This cottage is one of 5 cottages that together made up the historical Coast Guard Station. It is a beautiful listed building (Built 1800), which benefits from a complete refurbishment, adding contemporary comfort without sacrificing any of its Olde World character.
Spacious living/dining room with new wooden floors and open turf fire. Slate floored newly fitted kitchen complete with Belfast sink and breakfast area. Large downstairs panelled bathroom with toilet. Upstairs, new wooden floors throughout - 3 bedrooms - 2 double and a twin, with views onto the surrounding countryside of wild boglands and mountains to the back and Cleggan bay and surrounding islands to the front. Large shower room with toilet. Front and back garden with panoramic views - including the mountain range of the 12 Bens. A pretty whitewashed cobbled patio with bench. Off road parking for cars.
Places of interest to visit in the area.: If you are not too busy availing of the local facilities such as horse riding, fishing, playing golf, cycling, hill walking, swimming or taking boat trips, there are numerous place of interest to visit in the locality.
The short ferry ride from Clegan to the island of Inishboffin, gives the visitor an unparalleled view of some of the most beautiful sunsets to be savoured on the West coast of Ireland. Inishboffin itself has remained unchanged for generations, with its traditions very much alive. Because the islanders practise time honoured methods of farming many animals and birds at risk on the mainland flourish here and the clean seas attract a large variety of fish which in turn attract the seals which can be seen sunbathing and playing on the rocks and sandy beaches.
Explore one of the many archaeological sites in the area such as St Feichines' Church in Omey Island which is a 1 km walk/drive across the sand causeway.
Places of interest to visit - continued: A trip to Connemara is not complete without experiencing the beauty and tranquillity of Kylemore Abbey and gardens. Kylemore Abbey, located in Kylemore Pass shares its woodlands, lakes and rivers with a large variety of birds and animals. Admire its small Gothic Church with carved angelic gargoyles, Irish marble columns and beautiful stain glass window.
Stop off at the Connemara National Park, which covers over 2000 hectares of scenic countryside rich in wild flowers and varied wildlife. Red deer have been re-introduced and they have a herd of the famous pure bred Connemara pony.
For the more active -the Killary Adventure Centre offers an incredible choice of activities from rock climbing, gorge walking, abseiling, archery, clay pigeon shooting, waterskiing, windsurfing and kayaking to Irelands longest zip wire challenge.
For families a trip to the Oceans Alive Sealife centre is a must or visit one of the many pretty villages in the area such as Roundstone or Tullycross.
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear Anne, We had a wonderful time staying at your cottage. It was Cozy and welcoming and so nicely decorated. Just what we were looking for. I miss the view from the bedroom window already.
Dear Anne. We had a marvellous time in your cottage. Everything was perfect - the house itself with its charming style and atmosphere, the surroundings, the relaxation there. The week was just too short, we could have stayed on!
Dear Anne, Just a note to say we had such a great week. The house is lovely. Thank you for letting us stay and thank your brother for the turf for the open fire.
Dear Anne, Just a line to say thanks for letting us stay in your lovely house. We totally fell in love with the house and the whole area and will definitely be back again if you'll let us.
Anne, a few lines to say how much we enjoyed our holiday. Your house is very cosy and was so welcoming with the lights on, the turf burning in the fire and the groceries in the kitchen. We hope we can can come again.