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Listed building, contemporary comfort with old world character

Cleggan, Co. Galway, Ireland
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

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.



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    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom
        1 queen, 1 baby crib
      • Bedroom
        1 double
      • Bedroom
        2 twin/ single
      • 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 cot


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom
        toilet, tub
      • Bathroom
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Beach
          • Near The Ocean
          • Rural
          • Village


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        Linen provided. No extra charges for dry cleaning
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Oil central heating as well as open fire.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Fireplace
                        Open fireplace and some turf/peat from a local bog
                      • Local Maps
                      • Parking
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Radio
                                  • Television


                                      • Golf
                                        Ballyconnelly golf course is 17 miles/27 km approx from Cleggan
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Small charcoal barbecue for guests to use
                                      • Patio

                                        Onsite Services

                                          • Massage


                                              • autumn foliage
                                              • bay/sound
                                              • caves
                                              • churches
                                              • forests
                                              • playground
                                              • reefs
                                              • restaurants
                                              • ruins
                                              • waterfalls

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • Babysitter
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • equestrian events
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • Self catering cottage that is one of 5 cottages that make up the historical Coast Guard Station which is now a listed building.Front and back garden with panoramic views and a white washed patio with bench. Picnic bench in front garden and bench in patio. Barbecue . Small drive way up to front of building - parking for two cars. Kitchen is newly fitted - electric oven and hob. Fridge with freezer compartment. All utensils provided. Blankets, duvets and bed linen are provided. No extra charge for electricity or the oil fired central heating. A welcome grocery package will be provided. Baby sitting is available by arrangement.

                                                                19 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great cottage Great location

                                                                Rick A.

                                                                We wanted a cottage in a rural setting and Anne's cottage was perfect. Excellent hiking, golf at Connemara, fantastic scenery and great pubs filled with fantastic people from the area who made us feel right at home immediately

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I am delighted that you really enjoyed your stay in my cottage and especially in Cleggan. Hopefully you will get to visit again in the future.


                                                                Our Favorite Place in Ireland

                                                                Tom D.

                                                                Our stay at the Station House in Cleggan was absolutely great. We have stayed there every Fall for the past 9 years as it meets all of our needs for an enjoyable vacation. The cottage is very clean and comfortable and is fitted out with everything that we needed for a great vacation. We always arrive to find milk in the fridge and jam and bread to help begin our stay. Colm, Anne's brother, always makes sure that we have enough turf so that we can enjoy a cozy peat fire in the evenings.

                                                                Waking up each morning and seeing the sea and the 12 Bens mountain range in the background in a scene we have found no where else in our travels. We were able to travel a short distance to Kylemore Abby and other must-see locations such as the fjord at Leanane, Westport, Cong, Knock and the isle of Inishboffin. It is just a short ferry ride from Cleggan Harbor. The area surrounding Cleggan is one of the last "blanket bogs" in Ireland.

                                                                We always enjoy looking at the plants that grow only there. We also the sheep that roam the roads. It is a short walk for the Station House to the village. We enjoy eating in the pubs and listen fo the locals play Irish music. There was always a variety of fresh sea food on the menus which come straight off the local boats. The hiking was great and the pony-trekking on the local beaches was a lot of fun.

                                                                We would highly recommend staying at the Station House in Cleggan. We hope to continue to vacation there for many years to come.

                                                                Our Irish home away from home.

                                                                Gail S.

                                                                We very much enjoyed staying at the Station House in Cleggan. For the past several years it has been our "home away from home." It is extremely comfortable and we love visiting nearby Kylemore Abbey, as well as Cong, Westport and Inishboffin Island. At night we enjoy the short walk to the village to eat fresh fish and enjoy chatting with the locals.

                                                                It is great to wake up in the morning and see the ocean and mountains. Sitting by the peat fire after dinner is a great way to spend an evening. The cottage is fitted out with all the modern amenities to make our stay even more enjoyable. After many years of traveling to Ireland the Station House Cottage has become our vacation destination. We would highly recommend this cottage as a great place to spend your vacation in Connemara.

                                                                Magnificent home base in Connemara

                                                                Julia T.

                                                                Of all the places my family and I stayed in the west of Ireland, and we stayed in many beautiful places, the Station House was our favorite. It was even better than the pictures portrayed, and it was utterly perfect. The house is beautifully decorated with prints from the National Museum of Ireland, and we especially enjoyed so much the neighbors who were all very friendly and helpful. The location could not be better for exploring and hiking in Connemara, only minutes from the entrance to the National Park, Kylemore Abbey, and the ferry to Inishbofin. And it's a short drive to Clifden, Lenaun, and even Westport. We only could stay 9 nine days, but I wanted to stay for good. Thank you to Anne and Colm, who allowed us share their wonderful house.

                                                                The perfect "Get away from it all" holiday

                                                                Jane S.Milton Keynes

                                                                This cottage provides the perfect location for a holiday to get away from the stresses of a modern family life. We must have visited 10 beaches in 14 days and barely saw another soul. The location (5 mins walk from Cleggan village shop, fish and chip shop and pubs) was ideal and being only 15 mins drive from Clifden and it's larger shops and restaurants was fantastic. The cottage itself was clean and had excellent facilities in good order. The welcome grocery pack was indeed very welcome after our long journey and the neighbours were friendly and helpful with advice on day trips and the best beaches. We would recommend this property highly.

                                                                Cottage at Cleggan - Perfect Destination

                                                                JulieBrisbane, Australia

                                                                We are five Australians from Brisbane Australia who discovered details of Anne Cosgrove's lovely cottage in Cleggan on this web site. The fact that our surname is Cosgrove too only increased our curiosity. We loved the photos on the web site as the home looked as pretty as a picture and the surrounding land and seascape just captivated us. We found contact easy to make with the owner via the site amd email and every one of our questions was answered promptly and in full. We found it easy to make the deposit and final payment on line with the owner's help. On arrival, we were even more delighted - the key was just where we agreed it would be, the cottage was beautifully appointed with modern appliances, very clean and well maintained and extremely comfortable. The precious family mementos complemented the homely ambience and the flowers growing at the front door and the herbs outside the kitchen were very special. Our welcome pack included some local produce and the owner's brother who lives locally called in to see that we arrived safely and that we were comfortable. The peat fire was beautiful and a delight to warm ourselves by after returning from walks or the pub in the evening; the beds very comfortable; the big dining table at which we enjoyed many cups of tea from the fine china cups was just like home, and a huge bath tub to soak in was just heaven. The cows and their calves in the adjacent fields were a picture; the fishing boats bringing in fresh catch in the harbour and the beautiful drives and walks across causeways and along beaches were perfect for our holiday. The little village and the pub and shops met all of our needs, and the owner kindly shared local information about the best spots to eat, visit, shop, sight see and explore in the county. Every local we met was friendly and we miss our time there now we are back in Australia. We have many beautiful photos and stories to share with our friends and family about our stay and they are as keen as we are to visit again. We will return and take other friends and family with us. Thank you to Anne and Colm for making our month long trip to Ireland so special. We had been on the road for a while having come through Cork and Kerry, and it was wonderful to put down some roots for a few days in County Galway and relax. We were able to wash, cook, relax, renew and regroup before heading off to Belfast. We will stay longer next time as Cleggan was a perfect vantage point to explore from. The Aussies.


                                                                Cleggan, Co. Galway, Ireland

                                                                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.

                                                                Rates & Availability

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                                                                In order to reserve this property, 25% of the total must be paid and the balance six weeks before the arrival date.

                                                                19 Reviews
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