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A beautiful house in a stunning location

Max

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015
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A beautiful house in a stunning location

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

County Clare House Rental Photos and Description

A spacious 5 bed 5 bath house great for families or romantic getaways

Bayfield House is a spacious, lovingly restored farmhouse with incredible views over Galway Bay and the mountains of the Burren National Park. It is situated on one of the loveliest sections of the 'Wild Atlantic Way' and is five hundred yards from the beach and the extremely beautiful Flaggy Shore. Bayfield sits in its own three acres of farmland, lawns and rough gardens and is a very chilled place to take a holiday.

While being perfect for just a couple of people it can sleep up to 12 with three en suite doubles, one twin-room and one bunk-room (with two bunk beds). All of the rooms are spacious, comfortable and airy. The generously sized kitchen is modern and well equipped and has a large dining table that can sit 10. There are three sitting rooms; the largest has big comfortable sofas and an open fire; the next overlooks the garden with views down to the water in one direction and up to the mountains of the Burren in the other; and the final one sits just one person very comfortably and looks out over Galway Bay from the “perch” upstairs.

Bayfield is in the heart of the Burren National Park. The surrounding area is outstandingly beautiful and while being a perfect place to relax and do nothing the area offers a huge amount of activities and things to see and do. The near by sandy beach leads onto the stunning Flaggy Shore with a three mile coastal road that is probably one of the best strolls in the world. The location is very rural with cows and sheep grazing the fields surrounding the house. In addition to it being so rural New Quay also benefits from having the excellent seafood restaurant 'Linnane's' (500 meters from the house) and the Russell Art Gallery which serves really good Tea, Coffee, Wine and Prosecco a short walk down the road. It’s a ten/15 minute drive to the bustling coastal villages of Kinvara and Ballyvaughan. Also within easy reach by road or water taxi is the lively coastal town of Galway famed for its Oyster Festival, the Galway Races and the great music played in its pubs. There are superb walks right from the front door of Bayfield which are great for any level of fitness ranging from the walk around the coast to hiking in the Burren hills. County Clare is renowned for being one of the best places in Ireland for golf and the courses of Lahinch, Gort and Drumoland are nearby. The surfing surfing mecca of Lahinch is a short drive away as are the Cliffs of Moher which along with the Aran Islands are probably the most striking sites to see in Ireland. Due to the makeup of the landscape the area is famed for its flora and fauna which blossom in early spring. For historians there is the local history of the ring forts and the Neolithic tombs as well as some beautiful castles and churches to be seen. If you have kids there is a great amount for them to do in the area. It is a great place!

If your group is ten or more there are other smaller houses in the area as well as great B&Bs in Kinvara and Ballyvaughan, we can also recommend a close by cottage five minutes walk down the road which sleeps 4 (twin and a double) – please ask for details.

Cars are easy to hire from the airports (Shannon being the closest). If you need group transport when at the house 'Burren Coaches' are nearby and can accommodate any size of group. Ask for details.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Max (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015

Why Max chose County Clare

Bayfield was built by our Great Great Grandfather and has been in the family ever since.

Our Great Uncle Edward Hynes, the renowned artist who drew for several American and Eurpoean magazines, lived at the house and the main sitting room was his studio for many years. You will see many copies of his pictures and cartoons around the house.

We grew up visiting Bayfield for holidays and now think of it as part of the family. We love the walking, the pubs, the views and the people on the West Coast and come back to visit whenever we can.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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A beautiful house in a stunning location
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

What an amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Bayfield for a week in December and loved every moment of our stay. The house is very spacious and extremely comfortable. The sitting rooms are large with ample comfy sofas, but very warm cosy with a lovely wood burning stove in the main sitting room and views of the garden and the hills of the Burren from the other. The kitchen is a pleasure to use and is very well equipped. We got a couple of days of glorious sunshine despite it being the middle of the winter and had a BBQ in the orchard at the back of the house. Bayfield is surrounded by fields and beautiful scenery and has amazing views of Galway Bay. New Quay is a lovely part of the West Coast and there are incredible walks right from the front door. Linnane's restaurant bar is a very handy 5 minutes walk away and does great food and Guinness served by super friendly staff! We also loved going into Kinvara where one or other of the many pubs always seems to have a local Irish band playing. Definitely try Connolly's Pub which was our favourite! Also make sure you go into Galway which is a lovely city. Max was very helpful and easy to deal with and gave us loads of information on things to do while in Newquay. We will definitely be returning to Bayfield.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Canberra Australia
5

Recommended Highly

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of five from Australia driving around Ireland for the first time. What a find Bayfield was. Max was a delight to deal with. Mike the local manager responded quickly when we needed him. The house itself is comfortable and welcoming. Has been lovingly restored and has absolutely everything u need for your stay. It is well positioned for exploring the mid west coast of this beautiful country, more so than Galway itself, especially if you have a car. You could not do better than Bayfield. Thanks again Max and Beatrice.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This house is great. We've been renting holiday homes in Ireland for a number years and this surpassed all the rest by a long shot. The children and adults loved it equally for lots of reasons including, the décor and well stocked cupboards that made the home so comfortable and cooking meals so easy. The artwork. The garden and bbq area. The sleeping and living areas separate and therefore easy for people to sleep/party at times that suited them. The quiet roads that made cycling for the children so safe. The beautiful beach and the wonderful walks along flaggy shore. One activity that was a highlight was caving with Terry from Backwest adventures who comes highly recommended if you're staying here. Overall we had a wonderful week and would definitely recommend it. Enjoy if you have the pleasure of staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Collonges sous Saleve, France
5

Lovely home with plenty of room

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house with much more space than I imagined! We squeezed 16 round the table one night and there was plenty of space to get away from it all. Spacious kitchen with all the appliances, roomy bedrooms and nicely done bathrooms. We loved the proximity of the beach as well as the local cafe and bar/restaurant. Loads to see and do in the surrounding area but be warned - cashpoints are few and far between!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Columbia Falls, MT
5

Lovely Home in Great Area

  • 5 of 5

My extended family recently stayed at the Bayfield House for 4 nights. The home is lovely. It is a restored old traditional home with a newer addition. Eleven of us shared the home and we had plenty of room. We especially liked the cozy living room and garden room with views out into the backyard. There is also a great elevated stone table in the corner of the backyard that affords amazing views of the Burren. The home is an easy walk to the Flaggy Shore and you can do a nice loop hike, stopping for homemade ice cream, and visit Martello Tower as well. It is a great location for exploring the Burren, touring the Cliffs of Moher, visiting Galway, etc. or just relaxing and going for walks. We cooked in the well-appointed kitchen and ate at the large table all together. There are even some toys for youngsters available. Max was very quick to respond to any questions we had prior to our trip. I found the entire transaction and stay to be hassle-free. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to return some day.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great country holiday with friends

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with a group of friends for a country break. The house was huge and beautifully done with stunning views and everything you needed. Kitchen was perfect for large group meals and rooms large and very comfortable. Fantastic setting - despite it being February and pretty cold & wet we did some great coastal and hill walks and found some lovely, friendly local pubs. And a great little coffee shop/art gallery next door where we often stopped for a coffee (or stronger drink) after a long walk. Definitely planning to revisit in the summer.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Shannon - 50 mins drive. (Dublin 2 - 3hrs drive).
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Linnanes Sea Food Restarant and Bar
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Doolin for the Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Gort Golf Club
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Galway
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
N18
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Linnanes Sea Food Restarant and Bar
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
The Flaggy Shore
Car: recommended

There is an endless supply of things to do in the area. The walks are top of the list for most people. The coastal walk offers different scenery every time you walk it due to the ever changing height of tide. At low tide the rock pools are great for foraging in for sea life and the local sandy beach extends out into Galway Bay. Quite often seals bask on the rocks of nearby inlets. The walks in the limestone covered hills that surround New Quay are also brilliant. There are easy walks and also some more challenging circuits that you won’t want to try unless you are fairly fit and take some provisions for. There are several horse riding stables in the area and quite often horse racing or point to point racing which is very popular in Ireland. The local villages of Kinvara and Ballyvaughan are great to visit and have superb pubs and restaurants. They often host festivals and regularly have live Irish music being played in one or other of the pubs. Further afield is Galway which is a lively and vibrant town that has year round live music in many of the bars. It has very very cool night life especially round the Quay side area and is a lovely town to walk around with a huge Cathedral and some lovely old Irish streets. Also within easy reach are the Aran Islands which can be accessed by a small ferry from Doolin (about an hour trip). The Islands are absolutely beautiful and great for walking on or hiring a bike and cycling around. Ferries from Doolin also go to the Cliffs of Moher which are as striking to see from the water as they are from the top of the cliffs. Having said how much there is to do around the area, Bayfield House and the tiny area of New Quay is somewhere that is great to stay and doing nothing in. There is the pub down the road and the Russel Gallery that does great food, wine and teas and coffees. You can buy freshly laid eggs and other basic groceries from local farmers. Staying in the house is a lovely thing to spend time doing either in the house itself or out in the garden taking in the views.

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Rates & Availability

From €171 Per night

County Clare House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Mar 8 2015 - May 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,450
 
 
Early Summer
May 3 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,600
 
 
Summer
Jun 28 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,800
 
 
Late summer
Sep 6 2015 - Oct 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,550
 
 
Cosy months
Oct 4 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,200
 
 
xmas & New Year 2015/16
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
€2,000
 
 
Pre spring 2016
Jan 6 2016 - Mar 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
€1,400
 
 
Spring 2016
Mar 6 2016 - Mar 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
€1,550
 
 
Easter weeks 2016
Mar 19 2016 - Apr 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
 
 
Late Spring 2016
Apr 3 2016 - May 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
€1,600
 
 
Early Summer 2016
May 2 2016 - Jun 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,700
 
 
Summer 2016
Jun 26 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,950
 
 
Autumn 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
€1,700
 
 
Cozy Months 2016
Oct 23 2016 - Dec 21 2016
4 night minimum stay
€1,500
 
 
Christmas and New Year 16/17
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
€2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €200
Notes SHORT STAYS welcomed out of peak season - please ask for quote as this will differ from the web site auto quote.
CHECK IN from 18.00 on the first day. Feel free to park at the house earlier.
CHECK OUT by 10.30 on the day of leaving. Please leave the house as clean and tidy as you found it.
EASTER weeks 2015 (28 Mar/4 Apr & 4 Apr/11 Apr): 1350 E p/w.
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 2014 & 15: 1600 E p/w.
ALL payments are through Pay Pal requests from maxxbayfield@gmail.com ONLY
I will give you my full telephone number when booking if you want to confirm payment; this ends 691951
20% deposit will secure the booking with the rest paid 6 weeks prior to your stay.
Refund of half the deposit for cancellation 12 weeks or more from date of rental
Refund of quater of the deposit for 6-12 weeks
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Amenities

County Clare House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - En-suite with bath and shower
    Bathroom 2 - En-suite with shower
    Bathroom 3 - En-suite with shower
    Bathroom 4 - Stand alone with bath
    Bathroom 5 - Stand alone with shower
  • 5 bathrooms: 3 of these are en suite and two are separate.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , En-suite
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , En-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , En-suite
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed
  • 5 bedrooms comprising: 3 very spacious double en-suite rooms; 1 adult twin room; 1 large bunk room with two bunk beds (sleeps 4).
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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