White Strand Lodge is an extremely high end luxury holiday home in Derrygimla, 4 miles from Clifden, Connemara, in the West of Ireland. The house is located right on the waters edge, overlooking magnificent Mannin Bay and has some of the best views available in Connemara.
There are exceptional sea and mountain views from all rooms, so you can admire the scenery from the moment you open your eyes. In the evenings, you can sit outside on the patio and enjoy the famous Connemara sunsets over Mannin Bay and the Twelve Bens mountains. Enjoy a lobster barbecue and relax while listening to the murmuring of the waves and an occasional cry from the seagulls. For those who are looking for a golf holiday, Connemara Championship Golf Course is less than 3 miles from the front door. Pony trekking, walking, cycling, fishing, and many more activities are available within a very short distance of the White Strand Lodge.
Not suitable for under 8's!
Dining and Shopping:
There are a number of good restaurants available in Clifden, which is only 4 miles from the house. There are some lovely shops for the shopping enthusiast including antiques clothing and artisan foods. Roundstone is 8 miles away and a trip to O’Dowds Pub and Restaurant is a favourite especially with the sun going down over the Harbour. Freshly caught lobster can be bought at Bunowen and the Connemara Smoke House has delicious smoked salmon and tuna available. The crab from the Connemara Smoke House is to die for and should be enjoyed back at the House with a nice glass of White wine.
Horses and Ponies:
If you are interested in horses and ponies then you will have heard of the famous Connemara Pony Show. Ballyconneely and Derrygimla are at the heart of the Connemara Pony world and in the Summer months it seems as if every field has a young foal and mare lapping up the Connemara sunshine. Horse riding is available at Errislannin Riding Centre which is 10 minutes away by car.
Walking, Sightseeing and Fishing: There is a never ending amount of walks along the coast and inland through Roundstone Bog, up by the Clifden River and into the woods at Ballynahinch. For the more active the Twelve Bens are extremely popular and while you will need to be fit to get to the top the views are stunning.
A trip to Inishbofin Island, the Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey and excursions in the Maam Valley the scene of the location of the films “The Field” and “The Quiet Man” are all within easy reach. The list of activities is truly endless.
The surrounding area is renowned for fishing for salmon and sea trout, and arrangements can easily be made at a number of nearby breath taking locations.