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. The golf courses of Lahinch, Gort and Drumoland are nearby. The surfing/kite 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. 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 and 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.
If you need transport getting to and from the airport 'Burren Coaches' are nearby and can accommodate any size of group. Ask for details.
- wheelchair accessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
Bayfield was built by our Great Great Grandfather and has been in the family ever since. We grew up visiting the house 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 Bayfield whenever we can.