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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 super king bed. Q 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).

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Mrs. Marion Figgis
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

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 County Galway

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

Felt at home here. Perfect accommodation, all we needed was available. We had a good time washin g, laughing and having pleasure in the landscapes (and in the pubs with good Irish Music during the Bog Festival. Marion Figgis, thanks for the What's On and Maps from the National Mapping Agency it helped a lot.
Jun 2017
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County Galway Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 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.


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Beautiful situation, property overlooking sea.
average rating of 4.6551723 based on 37 reviews

Lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay in the cottage enjoying especially the view from the very comfortable chairs in our bedroom.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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California, USA

Beautiful and remote

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful, unique location, though it might seem remote to some people. About a 20 minute drive from Clifden, which is a small, charming town with some lively pubs and restaurants. Very close to Connemara National Park and other sights, such as the Abbey and Ireland's only fjord. We did some lovely hikes and drives in the area.

The apartment is clean and has a well equipped kitchen and spacious bathroom. The bedrooms are large and both have nice views (especially the master bedroom). There is a sitting area with a television and a small dining table. Wifi is included and works best in the master (front) bedroom. The washer and dryer is downstairs and works fine, though we hung our clothes to dry near the radiators to save electricity costs.

The apartment was very cold when we first arrived and took a full night to warm up. It would have been nicer if the heat had been turned on well before our arrival to make the space more comfortable and to get rid of the musty smell (I think the place had been closed up for a while). Also, since it is quite cold in the area (even in June), warmer bed linens would have been appreciated, such as featherbeds or down duvets to make things cozier.

As stated on the website, guests are charged for heat and electricity. When we first arrived, we were shown how the heat was set to come on at certain times and we had to write down the meter reading. We stayed there for 3 days; our heating bill was 37 Euro. We used very little electricity (a few cents worth), so Marion didn't charge us, but having to track these things when we first arrived made us feel less comfortable and relaxed in the space. Since the heat is pre-programmed, it might be better to include the cost in the rental fee.

Marion was a friendly host who was easy to communicate with over email and in person. We appreciated her flexibility and hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jessica, Thank you very much for taking a considerable length of time to write such a detailed review. I am so pleased you agree that the location is very special. It saddens me to learn that you had a degree of dissatisfaction. I will certainly take on board your comment that heating might be included in the rental. Last year I did just that but discovered that I was quite out of pocket. Those who run a larger vacation business advise that one must charge separately for ancillary services. I shall certainly "think it out again". Your comment regarding mustiness is very baffling as I have never had such a remark before. All the more mystifying because the apartment has been occupied almost consistently since April last. Thank you again for your comments. I shall certainly try to do better in the future.
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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: August 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: July 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: July 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: June 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $122.96

Deposit of 50% required to secure booking.

Full payment required six weeks prior to arrival.
Rates quoted are the basic rates. Electricity and heating charges are included in rental. Water rates and garbage collection charges are also included.

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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