|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
ROSS HOUSE - south facing overlooking Fahy Bay ( inner section of Ballinakill Harbour).
The upper story of the west wing of Ross House is a well designed modern apartment where one will find all modern comforts.
Entrance at ground level to porch / utility room which contains washing machine, clothes dryer, deep freeze and ironing equipment. Lobby area to one flight of stairs. Main section of apartment reveals kitchen, dining and seating area - open plan. Two bedrooms and bathroom.
Bedroom one is a double room with double bed. Bedroom two contains two single divan beds.
Ross house and environs.: The Connemara countryside is a naturalists paradise, with a wide range of interesting flora and fauna.
Seabirds abound, and many mammals are seen including red deer, foxes, badgers, otters and of course, our famous dolphins.
Amemities: Angling for both sea and freshwater fish is to be found in abundance locally, and sailors can moor their craft offshore on the bay in front of the house.
The renowned Connemara National Park is just seven minutes away by car, and the Little Killary Adventure Centre only twenty. Kylemore Abbey is a wonderful amenity where it is possible to spend a whole day. A truly beautiful place to visit.
Bicycles may be hired in Clifden by those who wish to 'shed ' their cars for a day or two. Walking Safaries are organised by an eminent local archaeologist based in Clifden.
Excursions to the nearby offshore islands of Inishbofin (by boat from Cleggan), and Omey (by car across the strand at low tide), are popular holiday activities.
History of the Property: At the start of the nineteenth century, lack of roads rendered Connemara very remote from Dublin. Nevertheless, to the British authorities it represented two major worries - fear of French invasion, and loss of revenue because of the very high level of smuggling which then prevailed. To combat both these, a series of coastguard stations were built, one of which was at Ross point, the garrison being housed at Ross Lodge about 500 meters away on the sheltered southern side of Ross Hill (50 meters).
Both my husband and I were born and grew up in Dublin. We were both in the book business before we married he as an antiquarian and I as a P. A. In publishing. My husband was a constant visitor to the West of Ireland because of his keen interest in fishing. Ross House was our second home for a period while our two sons were young and attending school in Dublin. They took to life in Connemara like "ducks to water" and still in adulthood live and work in the West. My husband and I have been living here permanently for twenty years plus.
Mrs. Marion Figgis purchased this apartment in 1981
To us Ross is a very special place. We fell in love with the location while staying at the Rosleague Hotel. We visited many houses which were for sale during the years 1978/80 and were thrilled when Ross House was offered on the market for sale. The property needed a great deal of refurbishment but in 1981 we moved in during school holidays and made do.
This is an extremely quiet area where all neighbours look out for each other. We feel extremely privileged to live here and therefore we do hope our visitors feel at home with us. The apartment is what we term the West Wing of the house so our guests are welcomed by us and always available for help or guidance. No need to pick up keys our door is always open
We enjoyed our stay here in beautiful Connemara. Nice views, walks, scenery, a warm welcome and lovely apartment. Thank you very much.
Our family of 4 stayed here in August 2016 for 4 days. Marion was a great host and the property had everything we needed. Marion was extremely helpful and flexible (especially because our arrival was delayed). She also provided us with lots of suggestions of places to visit in the region. The location is superb...quiet, with beautiful views of the sea and surrounding mountains, (even when it was raining!). We'd stay here again in a heart-beat. Thanks for giving us such a great location for our first visit to Galway, Marion!
Fantastic views and scenery, amazingly quiet and peaceful but lots to do and see. We had a brilliant stay, very welcoming and helpful owner.
We had a great holiday a wee bit hard to find but when we got there it was great lovely apartment everything you would need warm comfortable and surrounding lovely we were made very welcome and Marion was very nice and helpful five star rating no problem our holiday was great fully recommend it
This property was just perfect for our family while my eldest daughter was at Kylemore Abbey for a week-ling camp.
Quiet, peaceful, and wonderfully located for touring Connemara.
Our hostess, Marion, was near enough if we needed her and wonderfully welcoming.
What a great find. Everything was here, working and plenty of room. Fabulous views and walks all around. Visit the sanctuary close by and the towns.
Highly recommend this property
Beautiful apt with GREAT views from the diningroom and Master bedroom. Has many apt amenities that that would surfice any traveller. Marion and her family were very helpful. Definitely worth the stay, quite location and the beach was just a short walk down the lane. Fair access roads from Cleggan, Clifden and Letterfrack, used all three of them.
Beautiful area for walking including conducted walks in our Connemara National Park. Well worth while for those interested in gardens is the walled Victorian Gardens at Kylemore. One can also visit the Abbey and the Gothic Church in the grounds. Another worthwhile visit is Oceans Alive - a museum of sea history and trips in a glass bottom boat. One may sea fish from this boat. The Killary Adventure Centre is located at Leenane and visits to Innisbofin Island by boat depart from Cleggan. Omey Island is another popular attraction.
Other Activities: Connemara National Park - walks, AV centre, playground
Golf: Golfers will rejoice in the championship links at Aillebrack
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Deposit of 25% required to secure booking.
Full payment required six weeks prior to arrival.
Extra charge for electricity and gas by meter reading.
Booking for less than one week negotiable during off-peak season. Minimum stay 3 nights.
Special discount for longer term lets, please contact owner
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.