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.
The combination of breathtaking scenery, traditional lifestyle and the rich Irish culture has made Cleggan a haven for Artists, Poets and Writers throughout the decades. Tourists seeking tranquillity and inspiration need look no further and are assured an enchanting holiday, in an Ireland they thought was lost forever. Cleggan has a range of amenities: Post office, shops, restaurants and pubs playing traditional music. As it is a working harbour - in the evenings, fresh fish and shell fish such as crabs can be purchased from the local fishermen at the pier. The attractive town of Clifden 7 miles away, offers a further array of facilities such as restaurants, pubs, craft shops and Art galleries. Its also hosts a number of festivals throughout the year such as the Music festival and Clifden Arts Week. An hours drive: is the historical city of Galway ( City of the Tribes), which sits on the river Corrib or the mesmerizing beauty of the scenery on route to Westport via Irelands only fjord
Other Activities: scuba dIving/ painting/ Island tours/ Hill walking/ Walking tours.