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A beautiful spacious house with stunning views across Galway Bay & the Burren

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

A grand, spacious & much loved historical farmhouse; 5 bed 5 bath 3 sitting room

Bayfield is a spacious, lovingly restored farmhouse with incredible views over Galway Bay and the mountains of the Burren National Park. It is situated on one of the loveliest sections of the 'Wild Atlantic Way' and is a five minute walk to the local sandy beach that leads onto the Flaggy Shore. Bayfield sits in its own three acres of lawns, rough gardens and farmed fields. It is a very chilled place to be on holiday and much much more than than just a place to stay.

More photos of the house and area which give a fuller feel of the place can be found on or by clicking on the link above the photos section on this site.

Bayfield can sleep up to 12 people in comfort and is also a perfect setting for smaller numbers as well as a great setting for a romantic get away just using the ground floor rooms. There are three e-suite doubles, one twin-room and one double/bunk-room (with a double bed plus a bunk bed). A cot is also available on request. All of the rooms are spacious, comfortable and airy as is the rest of the house. The generously sized kitchen is modern and well equipped and has a very large dining table that is great for big dinners. There are three sitting rooms; the largest has big comfortable sofas, an open fire and some great DVDs to watch; the second overlooks the orchard with views down to the water in one direction and up to the mountains of the Burren in the other; and the third is a reading balcony that sits just one person very comfortably and looks out over the fields out to Galway Bay - an ideal place to chill out with a cup of tea / glass of wine and a good book! The two larger sitting rooms are sound proofed from the main house so ideal for noisy kids in the morning or noisy adults in the evening.

Bayfield is in the heart of the Burren National Park. The surrounding area is outstandingly beautiful and while being a perfect place to relax and do nothing the area offers a huge amount of activities and things to see and do. The near by sandy beach leads onto the stunning Flaggy Shore with a three mile coastal road that is probably one of the best strolls in the world. The location is very rural with cows and sheep grazing the fields surrounding the house. In addition to it being so rural New Quay also benefits from having the excellent seafood restaurant 'Linnane's' (500 meters from the house) and the Russell Art Gallery which serves really good Tea, Coffee, Wine and Prosecco a short walk down the road. It’s a ten/15 minute drive to the bustling coastal villages of Kinvara and Ballyvaughan. Also within easy reach by road or water taxi is the lively coastal town of Galway famed for its Oyster Festival, the Galway Races and the great music played in its pubs. There are superb walks right from the front door of Bayfield which are great for any level of fitness ranging from the walk around the coast to hiking in the Burren hills. County Clare is renowned for being one of the best places in Ireland for golf and the courses of Lahinch, Gort and Drumoland are nearby. The surfing mecca of Lahinch is a short drive away as are the Cliffs of Moher which along with the Aran Islands are probably the most striking sites to see in Ireland. The Aran Islands are easy to get to from Bayfield by getting one of the regular ferries from Doolin which is about 35 minutes drive away.

Due to the makeup of the landscape the area is famed for its flora and fauna which blossom in early spring. For historians there is the local history of the ring forts and the Neolithic tombs as well as some beautiful castles and churches to be seen. If you have kids there is a great amount for them to do in the area. It is a great place!

Bayfield is surrounded by working farmland and the field in front of the house is grazed by beautiful limousin cows (these can be taken out by request). There is a large lawned orchard at the back of the house which is a lovely place to be on a sunny day with a very comfortable garden room leading onto it. The BBQ overlooks the fields and trees down to the water and there is an outside terrace at the end of the garden with 360 views of the Burren.

If your group is ten or more there are other smaller houses in the area as well as great B&Bs in Kinvara and Ballyvaughan, we can also recommend a close by cottage five minutes walk down the road which sleeps 4 (twin and a double) and another cottage for two.

Cars are easy to hire from the airports (Shannon being the closest). If you need group transport when at the house 'Burren Coaches' are nearby and can accommodate any size of group. Ask for details.

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Why Max chose County Clare

Bayfield was built by our Great Great Grandfather over a hundred and fifty years ago and has been in the family ever since. Originally a farmhouse it has now been lovingly and beautifully restored and we are lucky enough to be able to use it as a holiday home and offer it to others to enjoy as well.

Our Great Uncle Edward Hynes, the renowned artist who drew for several American and European magazines lived at the house and what is now the main sitting room was his studio for many years. You will see many copies of his pictures and cartoons around the house.

We grew up visiting Bayfield for holidays and now think of it as part of the family. We love the walking, the pubs, the views and the people on the West Coast and come back to visit whenever we can.

What makes this cottage unique

The house, the rooms and the gardens are all extremely spacious. Multiple sitting areas each with its own charm means that even with a full house there is plenty of space. Something that people really appreciate about Bayfield is that the main living/sitting room is in an adjoining building connected by a small hallway which means that adults can stay up later without waking sleeping children. (Likewise in the morning children can play in the living room if they wake up early!).

The house is surrounded by beautiful fields with grazing horses, cows and sheep. Kids love it but I think adults appreciate it even more.

The sea is so close that you can walk down to the beach with your cup of coffee and it will still be warm when you get there. We often do this!

No matter what the weather it is a lovely place to be. Have a look at which has more pictures and more information.


New Quay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - En-suite with bath and shower
    Bathroom 2 - En-suite with shower
    Bathroom 3 - En-suite with shower
    Bathroom 4 - Stand alone with bath
    Bathroom 5 - Stand alone with shower
  • 5 bathrooms: 3 of the bathrooms are en suite with the other two being stand alone.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , En-suite
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , En-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , En-suite
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed
  • 5 bedrooms comprising: 3 very spacious double en-suite rooms (2 x Kings sized beds and one double); 1 adult twin room; 1 large bunk room with a double bed and a large bunk bed. Cot also available on request
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

A beautiful spacious house with stunning views across Galway Bay & the Burren
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Fantastic cottage

  • 5 of 5

The 8 of us (4 adults and 4 kids) stayed in Bayfield house for one Easter week holiday.

The house is all equipped, very pleasant and typical of Ireland cottage: prepared for our stay with bed linen and towels; kitchen is well equipped; living rooms are very confortable to enjoy time all together or alone; inside and outside, a lot of space allowed us to feel very comfortable.

Around, the Linnane's bar and restaurant offer a very good sea food and nice beers.

Next to the Linnanne's bar, it is possible to buy fresh sea food: lobsters, clamps, mussels, scallops, salmons..... just amazing!

We did our shopping in Kinvarra, 10 minutes driving from Bayfield house, open 7 days a week.

We recommend the Cliff of Moher, Galway's city, walks in Barna, O Grady's restaurant in Barna, Aughnanure's castle, and many other things, Ireland is fantastic!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic. Could not have been better. As advertised.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay. Would highly recommend. Next time we are in Ireland we definitely hope to rent this house again!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful memories, wonderful stay at Bayside House!

  • 5 of 5

Five adults, from 2 families stayed here in October! Rental process was easy with Maxx - answers via email within 12 hours. House was superb and charming; amenities were excellent and location was all we could hope for - walked Flaggy Shore, day-tripped to Aran Islands, enjoyed Liane's Restaurant and Russell Gallery as we wandered. Maxx recommended Yvonne for stocking up and for a wonderful catered dinner for our celebration - turned out to be a highlight of a seafood feast! Highly recommend everything about Bayfield House, from ensuite bedrooms, to Garden Room, orchard and fireplace-comfy living room. ENJOY!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious family home overlooking Galway Bay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Bayfield for a week in August. There were lots of us but the house was never crowded. The kitchen is really big with a massive table that comfortably sits 12. There are quite a few places to relax in the house including a big sitting room with a nice wood burning stove and a lovely sunny garden room. It is clearly used by the owners as the house is really well equipped with lots of personal touches. Definitely feels like a "home from home". Bayfield is surrounded by the rolling limestone hills of the Burren and the house has beautiful views of Galway Bay. There is good swimming at Flaggy Shore (a 5 minute walk away) and the famous seafood pub, Linnane's, is 5 minutes walk in the other direction. Kinvara, the local town is a great place to visit with a lovely old harbour overlooked by an old castle and lots of classic pubs. County Clare is famous for its music and most pubs will have visiting musicians. Max was a pleasure to deal with and very helpful with lots of recommendations and information (we got a rib over to Galway which was brilliant). We will definitely be returning to Bayfield.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week over new year and highly recommend this property for young and old. We live in Ireland and have stayed in a number of very nice rentals and this is one of the best as it is used by the owners too and therefore has everything you would find in a home', far beyond the basics. Very spacious, warm and cozy, fantastic kitchen with everything you need for a large group. Grounds and outlooks are beautiful, even in winter - so much room for running around and 2 mins walk to seaside. Grandparents where able to stay in downstairs bedrooms (avoiding stairs) and kids upstairs which suited all! Location is great you can walk to pub easily - but of course you do need car as you are in the countryside, and there are many places to visit within an hours drive. Cliffs of Moher, Doolin Caves, the Burren, Galway. Soft and comfy beds. Max very helpful and accommodating. All in all happy to recommend this beautiful home!!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The perfect holiday for our family from California to celebrate my husband's seventieth birthday. The layout of the house was great for our family of nine. We walked to the beach everyday and had many a great meal at Linnanne's seafront restaurant. The grounds were beautifully kept as was the house. We hope to go back soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Shannon - 50 mins drive. (Dublin 2 - 3hrs drive).
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Linnanes Sea Food Restarant and Bar
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Doolin for the Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Gort Golf Club
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Linnanes Sea Food Restarant and Bar
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
The Flaggy Shore
Car: recommended

There is an endless supply of things to do in the area. The walks are top of the list for most people. The coastal walk offers different scenery every time you walk it due to the ever changing height of tide. At low tide the rock pools are great for foraging in for sea life and the local sandy beach extends out into Galway Bay. Quite often seals bask on the rocks of nearby inlets. The walks in the limestone covered hills that surround New Quay are also brilliant. There are easy walks and also some more challenging circuits that you won’t want to try unless you are fairly fit and take some provisions for. There are several horse riding stables in the area and quite often horse racing or point to point racing which is very popular in Ireland. The local villages of Kinvara and Ballyvaughan are great to visit and have superb pubs and restaurants. They often host festivals and regularly have live Irish music being played in one or other of the pubs. Further afield is Galway which is a lively and vibrant town that has year round live music in many of the bars. It has very very cool night life especially round the Quay side area and is a lovely town to walk around with a huge Cathedral and some lovely old Irish streets. Also within easy reach are the Aran Islands which can be accessed by a small ferry from Doolin (about an hour trip). The Islands are absolutely beautiful and great for walking on or hiring a bike and cycling around. Ferries from Doolin also go to the Cliffs of Moher which are as striking to see from the water as they are from the top of the cliffs. Having said how much there is to do around the area, Bayfield House and the tiny area of New Quay is somewhere that is great to stay and doing nothing in. There is the pub down the road and the Russel Gallery that does great food, wine and teas and coffees. You can buy freshly laid eggs and other basic groceries from local farmers. Staying in the house is a lovely thing to spend time doing either in the house itself or out in the garden taking in the views.


Rates & Availability

New Quay Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring-Summer 2017
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Cozy Months 2017
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year 17/18
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Pre spring 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
Easter Weeks
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring/Summer 2018
Apr 8 2018 - Jun 22 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Sep 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 16 2018 - Oct 27 2018
4 night minimum stay
Cosy months 2018
Oct 28 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

SHORT STAYS and long weekends are welcomed out of peak season - please ask for quote as this will differ from the web site auto quote.
CHECK IN from 18.00 on the first day. Feel free to park at the house earlier.
CHECK OUT by 10.00 on the day of leaving.
Please leave the house as clean and tidy as you found it.
Bathroom towels and bed linen are provided.

Payments are always through Pay Pal.

A 25% deposit of the agreed rental amount is requested to secure the booking. The remainder is due around 8 weeks prior to the stay and is paid again through Pay Pal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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