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Beautiful situation, property overlooking sea.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom apartment to sleep four at Ross, Moyard 11km north of Clifden

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).

More Details

Mrs. Marion Figgis
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

About Mrs. Marion Figgis

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

Why Mrs. Marion Figgis chose Connemara

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay here in beautiful Connemara. Nice views, walks, scenery, a warm welcome and lovely apartment. Thank you very much.
Sep 2012
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Moyard Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The property has a steep staircase. Adults with reduced mobility are advised to contact the owner regarding suitablility before booking.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Beautiful situation, property overlooking sea.
average rating of 4.681818 based on 27 reviews

Beautiful Galway location, well-equipped flat

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is most gratifying when guests enjoy visiting the area in which we feel so privileged to live. There is so much to see and do. Regrettably we are unable to control the rainfall but those who live in hot sunny climates do enjoy the fresh unpolluted air. I am extremely grateful to all our guests who take time to write a refiew as it is a guidance to prospective guests.
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Moreton in Marsh

Fantastic property in a beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic views and scenery, amazingly quiet and peaceful but lots to do and see. We had a brilliant stay, very welcoming and helpful owner.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Yes, the situation is very special. We are very well situated in equal distance between Clifden and Letterfrack with an easy choice to travel north or south. There is a great many things to do whether one decides to explore north or south. However, if overall time allows more than three days for ones stay it is advisable to make the longer stay.
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  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Daphne, Thank you very much for taking the trouble to write a review of the apartment for me and your nice remarks. I'm so pleased your short holiday was enjoyable and you found the apartment comfortable and supplying all your needs. Perhaps we may meet again. There is so much to see and do in the area. With every good wish, Marion.
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Perfect, Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel very fortunate to live in this special part of Connemara. To us it is a little piece of paradise so it is always gratifying when guests reciprocate our feelings. Being off the beaten track we are untouched by traffic. Now that the Wild Atlantic Way has become so very popular Ross is a haven of peace. We are situated equal distance between Clifden and Letterfrack so therefore well situated to explore North or South with much of interest in both directions.
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We enjoyed the property and the owners

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our apartment is unique because it is not the custom built apartment block but is part of the West Wing of our home. It is both elevated and spacious with arresting views from all windows. We endeavour to both welcome our guests and ensure their comfort. The enjoyment of their holiday is paramount to us.
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
190 Miles
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Nearest Train
56 Miles
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Moyard Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid season
Mar 13 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
High season
May 29 2017 - Aug 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid season
Aug 28 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Deposit of 50% required to secure booking.

Full payment required six weeks prior to arrival.
Rates quoted are the basic rates. Electricity and heating are extra charges both metered so the guest has control of this expense.

Booking for less than one week negotiable during off-peak season. Minimum stay 3 nights.

Special discount for longer term lets, please contact owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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