Kingstown Bay View House, Clifden, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland
Beautiful, modern, comfortable, hand-crafted 3-bedroom self-catering Irish home with ocean views near Clifden in the truly incredible and scenic Connemara area of County Galway in the West of Ireland.
|Weekly Rates:||€ 895 / € 1095 / € 1295|
|Heat & Electricity:||Additional, charged at cost by meter reading|
|Security Deposit:||€ 500 held by credit card|
Broadband Internet, WiFi, TV & DVD Player
Microwave, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, 6-Burner Stove, Fridge/Freezer
Water views, beach access, terrific privacy, close to Clifden, golf & activities
Three bedroom, two bathroom contemporary Irish home near Clifden with beautiful bay water views. Private, lovely, comfortable and charming, boasting a perfect position close enough to Clifden while still far enough out to enjoy the relaxing quiet of the waterside.
Enter this single story stone house into the high cathedral ceilinged great room, where the sitting and dining areas open to the kitchen, with an additional seating area in the overlooking loft above.
The large comfortable sofas, covered in leather, face an entertainment center with TV & DVD player, and a fabric covered easy chair sits next to a traditional oil stove. Walls are decorated with prints by the owner, an accomplished Irish artist. The wood floors glow in the coastal light.
Above the sitting room is a loft is accessed by a narrow open staircase, housing two futon sofas and a TV/DVD player. Doors open onto a south facing balcony with beautiful views of the sea and the mountains in the background.
Dining Area & Kitchen
The dining area is situated between the sitting room and the compact open kitchen. An extendable wood table and chairs seats 6 – 10 comfortably. Doors open out to one of the two patios, with outdoor furniture, BBQ and west-facing views of the sea.
The custom kitchen features top-of-the-line Italian style, and is perfect for the vacationing cook, with 6-burner gas stovetop, electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, and dishwasher. (A washer & dryer are located in a small out-building adjacent to the house).
Three ground floor bedrooms are accessed by a hallway behind the sitting room.
Bedroom 1: King bed, antique pine furniture, pine floors, storage, television, sea views and an en suite bathroom with shower.
Bedroom 2: King bed, antique furniture, storage, wood floors, and sea views.
Bedroom 3: Two twin beds, more of the same lovely pine wood furnishings and floors, additional storage and more serene water views.
Bathrooms: The first King bedroom is en suite with a shower, while the second and third bedrooms share a hallway bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and shower-over-tub.
The grounds are lovely, with gardens, patios and omni-directional water views. There is a sheltered area of garden on one side of the house, patio with furniture and BBQ, and a sweet play area with swings, sandbox and a climbing frame.
The Connemara area of Galway is pretty stunning, actually. Often described as “haunting” and “wild” it offers some legendary scenery. The Kingstown Bay holiday home is very private and without close neighbors, about 5 miles outside of the charming and sophisticated village of Clifden, the town itself about 45 – 50 minutes from the City of Galway.
There is a small coral beach about 250 yards from the house, with a large sandy beach less than a mile and a half down the road. The short 6 to 10-minute drive into Clifden makes it a snap to pop over to the smart village center for food, shopping, and entertainment. Cleggan is a few miles the other direction, with pubs, horseback riding and boat trips to Inishboffen.
Clifden: 5 miles, 6-10 minutes
Cleggan: 4 miles, 10 minutes
Galway: 50 miles, about an hour, a totally gorgeous drive.
Shannon airport: 106 miles, approximately 2.5 hours
Westport: 40 miles, 45 – 50 minutes of stunning beautiful scenery.
Dublin: 180 miles, just about 3.5 hours
Clifden Beach House Rental Details:
|This property rents Saturday to Saturday in the high season, 3-day breaks are possible in the shoulder months.
Heat & Electricity
Check-in time is after 4pm.
Check-out time is before 10:00am.
The property requires a refundable security/damage deposit of €500, held by credit card and refunded, less cost of heat and electricity and any damages, within 7 days after departure.
Though not universally accessible, this beautiful Irish home offers exceptional accessibility for almost everyone. The bedrooms are on the ground floor, and the ensuite bathroom has a shower stall. The exterior stone patios may be a bit uneven for those using walkers, crutches or canes, however.
Between the views, the archaeological sites, natural landscapes, heritage centers, and local craftsman commerce there is no shortage of things to do and see in this part of the country.
ART & SHOPPING
Irish knit and fisherman’s sweaters, Clifden marble, lace, local artists and area specialty foods are part of the diverse shopping available in and around Clifden. The owner of the Kingstown house has a wonderful gallery in Clifden, The Whitethorn Gallery, with gorgeous prints of hers and other regional artists available for sale, many featuring the stunning local landscapes and Connemara scenes so you might take a bit of your holiday home with you.
SCENIC DRIVES & WALKS
The Connemara and West Galway up to Mayo have some of the most scenic driving on the island. There are at least 20 self-guided walks through the area that will take your breath away.
NATURE & THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Within very short drives are the following famous and magnificent (not hyperbole – they are truly stunning) Irish landscapes:
Connemara National Park- 3000 acres of woodlands, bogs and mountains. The road from Roundstone to Clifden is one of the most interesting and unusual drives you”re likely to traverse.
Horses & Equestrian activities – This is Connemara pony territory, with hourly and day-trip horse rentals available in Cleggan and other nearby towns as well.
HERITAGE , HISTORY & ISLAND-HOPPING
Kylmore Abbey – Benedictine abbey, gothic church and Victorian walled gardens. You’ve likely seen this in photos, and it is a must-see in person.
Ballynahinch Castle – Gardens, walks, afternoon teas, as well as shooting and angling in season.
Innishboffin and Aran Islands – Beautiful walks, beaches and ancient ruins to explore.
GOLF, FISHING, BOATING & WATERSPORTS
Connemara Golf Club – A championship links course overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Ballyconneely Golf Club – an 18-hole course is about 10 miles away.
Cruises and Boat Charters – Killary Fjord cruises and coastal boat charters to tour the Connemara coast by sea.
Scuba diving, waterskiing, windsurfing, kayaking – There is no shortage of opportunities for fun in the Irish summer sun. We can send you loads of information about planning your outdoor adventures while in Clifden.a mile and a
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