|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
The living room has a massive open fireplace, wooden floors and incredible views over Bearnaderg Bay and Tully Mountain. The kitchen overlooks the vast back garden and has a fridge/freezer, microwave, cooker, oven, dishwasher, cd player and radio.
Upstairs features a double en-suite bedroom with an electric instant-heat shower, as well as a second bedroom fitted with twin beds. Downstairs includes a twin bedroom with built-in wardrobe a bathroom with a full-size bath and overhead shower, a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, kitchen plus dinette, and a large and airy living room. Rates include oil-fired central heating as well as linen (duvets) and towels. Electricity is metered through a €2 coin meter. Other facilities include satellite TV, on-site parking, free WiFi wireless internet access, hairdryer, travel cot and highchair(on request), children’s games, books, a large shared garden, barbecue, spring well water, welcome pack of self-catering basics on your arrival
CONNEMARA NATIONAL PARK
The entrance to Connemara National Park is a five minute walk away. There are some lovely walks including a track all the way to the top of the Diamond Mountain, which is suitable for the most inexperienced hill walker, well worth the effort for spectacular views over Letterfrack village, Connemara self catering cottages and Kylemore Abbey.
Letterfrack village is an enchanting Quaker village renowned for its live traditional Irish music, with a great choice of places to eat and drink, with three pubs, an award winning restaurant or dine in the elegance of the Rosleague Manor Hotel. Planned and unplanned traditional music sessions a feature.
Why not have a picnic in the park, the village has a well stocked supermarket with deli food counter for take away lunches. Fishing is available from the local pier, from where you can take a boat trip, to fish or look for dolphins. Don’t forget your souvenirs from “possibly the most interesting craft shop in the west” located beside the pier.
Letterfrack is home to the GMIT Furniture College, an internationally renowned furniture design college. A visit to the permanent exhibition in the college is well worth a visit. Small library with internet access. Families and children will enjoy the village with premises being child friendly. Nature and art workshops are held twice weekly in the National Park as well as talks on Connemara Ponies, Connemaras History, Flora and Fauna to mention just a few.
Discover the local history, culture and heritage of the sea and country life or visit the Country and Sea Life Centre in Derryinver, an ideal visit for all the family, which has a tea room serving home made food overlooking Derryinver Bay. From here book your tickets for a trip aboard the ‘Queen of Connemara’, with an enclosed seated lounge and an open upper deck. The tour takes you along the shores of the Connemara National Park with large varieties of sea birds and perhaps a seal or two.
Anna was the BEST hostess! Nothing was too much for her. She baked us fresh scones, came with the most up-to-date attractions information, and quickly assisted us when we ran out of gas on our stove. She even phoned in a favor in a nearby hotel for my musician husband to practice piano. As for the house, it was cozy, clean, well-equipped, and in walking distance to the wonderful Connemara National Park. The area was perfect. So beautiful. Amazing beaches nearby. Of all the counties we've been to, it seems to be the most alive in traditional music and Irish culture. We loved it. I highly recommend a stay in one of Anna's cottages. You'll be in good hands!
Die Lage an der Hauptstrasse zu Letterfrack ist nicht störend, auch wenn zeitweise mehr Verkehrsaufkommen vorhanden ist.
Der Nationalpark, sowie auch der Ort (Ortsmitte mit Pups, Geschäften ... ) innerhalb ein paar Minuten zu Fuß gut zu erreichen. Die Sehenswürdigkeiten der Region, der Nationpark liegt dirkt vor der Haustür, Kylemore mit dem Auto innerhalb von 5 Min. zu erreichen. Die ganze Umgebung bietet sehr viel "kleine" Highlights. Z.B.: fast menschenleere und absolut saubere Strände, Galway, Westport, Aran Inseln, Lachs- Räucherei, Killary Fjord ... mit dem Auto in kurzer Zeit zu erreichen.
Der Garten kann zu jeder Zeit mit benutzt werden. Für Grillaktivitäten steht ein eigener Grill zur Verfügung.
Das Haus ist gemütlich eingerichtet. Man findet sich sofort zurecht. Anna ist eine sehr aufgeschlossene, hilfsbereite Gastgeberin, die sehr gerne bei Fragen oder Wünschen beratend zur Seite steht. Wir haben den Aufenthalt in der Laurel Lodge sehr genossen. Insbesonders, da das Wetter uns sehr gesonnen war und unsere Urlaubstage nahezu warm und sonnig waren. Für Irland sehr ungewohnt.
Von der ersten Minute Urlaub = das Objekt, sowie auch die Gastgeberin sind sehr zu empfehlen.
Letterfrack was founded by Quakers in the mid-19th century. The village is 15 km north-east of Clifden (15 minutes drive) on Barnaderg Bay and lies at the head of Ballinakill harbour It is located at the foot of Diamond Hill and boasts stunning scenery.
The village has a supermarket, three pubs which feature nightly traditional Music sessions, three restaurants and also a Furniture College. There are several walking trails and numerous isolated beaches within a ten minute drive.
The two most popular attractions in Connemara are Kylemore Abbey and its Walled Victorian Gardens and Connemara National Park. Kylemore Abbey is a five minutes drive away and Connemara National Park is literally on your doorstep making Letterfrack an ideal base for touring and enjoying all that Connemara has to offer.