|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The cottage is very lovely and really has an old world character. Cleggan is a small village which seems to be at the end of the world - or at least close to it. Nevertheless it is a good place to start trips in the connemara region and of course it is a place of silence. The cottage was very clean and equipped with everything we needed. The arrival was a bit strange. The cottages around are not really in the best shape. But this was forgotten after we walked into the house.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
In order to reserve this property, 25% of the total must be paid and the balance six weeks before the arrival date.