You are viewing a holiday cottage to rent in Ballyconneely, Connemara, County Galway. It is a Detached Cottage.
This charming cottage is set in its own grounds, 1.8 miles from Ballyconneely village, 8 miles from Clifden (the capital of Connemara) and within an hours drive of Galway city. It is a real traditional cottage with some furnishings dating back to 1936 including a deep wide cast-iron bath and cast iron stove.. It enjoys views over the coastline and the Twelve Pin mountains.Ballyconneely 18 hole golf course and Gurteen Bay sandy beach are within 5 miles. Stabling and mooring available
Shop. Pub. Restaurant 1.8 miles. Beach 880 yards.
GF: lounge/kitchen/diner, utility room, double, double with additional double, bathroom.
Electricity included , Oil will be charged at a supplement of EUR1.50 per hour. Gas for cooker is included., wood burner with starter pack, linen and towels included, No Smoking, travel cot, TV, video, dvd player, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, w/machine, dryer, mobile phone reception - good, hairdryer, electric blankets, welcome pack, fully enclosed garden, picnic bench, garden seat, bbq, private off road parking. Pets welcome.
No visit to Connemara or the West of Ireland would be complete without a visit to Ballyconneely. This peninsula, jutting into the Atlantic between Clifden to the north and Roundstone to the south, contains some of the most tranquil, unspoilt and interesting countryside to be found anywhere in the country.
Its name translates from the Irish as Conneelys Village, and is based on the old civil parish of Ballindoon which in turn was named from the old fort or Cashel on Doon Hill built by the McGeogegan family to celebrate the restoration of free trade in the late eighteenth century.
The Peninsula is virtually ringed by beaches - from the Coral Strand at Derrygimla, west and north to Knock, Mannin, Dunloughan and Truska, and east and south from Keeraunmore, Aillebrack, and Ballyconneely Bay to Calla, Dolan and Murvey.
As well as being ideal for bathing, some of those beaches provide excellent bases for shore fishermen. Today the area is home to a vibrant, thriving community and boasts many attractions for our visitors.
The magnificent 27-hole Connemara Golf course is located at Aillebrack. Three miles to the east, there is the Roundstone Bog, a vast expanse of moor, lake and stream, teeming with undisturbed wildlife and rare plants, an area which is almost haunting in its serene tranquility, especially in the early morning and late Summer evenings. Our already mentioned beaches, as well as providing excellent bathing have an abundance of edible shellfish and molluscs accessible at low tides. These include Clams, Cockles, Mussels, Razorfish, Sea Urchin, Shrimp and Scallops, and with local knowledge, the occasional Lobster!
*Hand shower in the bathroom only
*Free mooring provided for boat
*There is a black cast iron stove in the property
*One pony allowed and stable provided also
Walking, Coastal walks .5 miles. Fishing 1 miles. Traditional Music, Horse riding, Golf 6 miles.
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