Ideal for families & golfers From €523 Per Week
Benshask is an architecturally designed house down the quiet bog road from Ballyconneely, with stunning views of the Twelve Bens mountain range. The beautiful Guinness Beach is within walking distance and the house is close to the Connemara Golf Course and services in Ballyconneely.
The house is very comfortably arranged, with limestone floors throughout the ground floor, with underfloor heating. There are hardwood floors upstairs, washed linen curtains and a soft neutral Farrow and Ball palette throughout.
The house sleeps maximum 6 people with 2 double en-suite bedrooms (1 with bath & shower, 1 with shower), 1 twin en-suite(with shower) and 2 additional bedrooms. The living area is open plan with a country-style custom-made, well fitted kitchen and large dining area in front of the fire with a lovely antique pine kitchen table.
There is a double sided stone fireplace and plenty of comfortable seating with a coffee table and well stocked bookshelves.
Door from porch to open plan sitting room with dry-stone open fireplace, leading to kitchen and dining area. Small breakfast table. TV, stereo and bookshelf.
Patio doors to back garden. Spiral staircase from the sitting room area to upstairs large and bright double bedroom. Separate shower room off this area.
As you enter into the sitting room there are double doors leading into a large dining room and 2nd kitchen area and storage room – ideal for golf clubs / buggies. From this area there is a spiral staircase leading to the main master bedroom with fitted wardrobes velux windows and an ensuite bathroom with bath, shower unit sink and wc.
Ground Floor: From the sitting room area you are lead to
Twin beds, en-suite with shower, window to the back of the property.
Fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven , gas hob, fridge/freezer etc. There are 2 separate kitchen areas, from the sitting room & dining room area.
Please note the following points prior to booking this beautiful holiday home:
There are 2 spiral staircases
Pets are welcome however they must be supervised with their own bedding – There is wildlife & farmlife environment around this property – pets must be controlled accordingly.
The local water supply is from the bog, which will naturally be brownish in colour (this in turn has stained the shower units).
Clifden town ‘the Capital of Connemara’ is oozing history, heritage, culture & traditions of Irish Music and Dance. This vibrant town has an array of shops selling top quality gifts, trinket souvenirs and handmade knits but to name a few! You will also find boutiques, antique shops and art galleries. There are cosy coffee shops, pubs from the genuine ‘quaint-Irish’ to the more trendy where entertainment is plentiful. Whatever your taste in music you will find a selection of traditional, modern music and dance. Clifden has a reputation for the West’s ‘Gourmet Capital’ – for its fine restaurants. Take the kids to the town playground where they can have fun on the swings or have a kick about in the pitch beside it!
A must visit is the ruins of the old D’Arcy mansion, Clifden Castle. Along the Sky Road is a gateway leading to the castle. Once a Gothic Mansion, the D’Arcy’s lived here until 1850 when the estate was sold to the Eyre Family who lived here at intervals until the castle fell into ruin in the early 20th century.
There are many fine festivals to enjoy throughout the year in Connemara. Most full of music, dance, fun, laughter, activities and games for the young and the young-at-heart. The most well known and oldest of all is the Clifden Community Arts Festival which offers a superb range of poetry readings, lectures, recitals, traditional music, concerts and comedy
At the summit of the Sky Road peninsula there is Eyrephort beach at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.
For those Rainy Days, the Station House Theatre shows the latest movies throughout the week. The theatre also runs live family friendly shows suitable for all ages throughout the summer season. The Station House Leisure Centre have 3 day and weekly passes available for visitors to purchase, which allow you access to the hotel’s gym, swimming pool, steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi!
Why not visit Dan O’Haras homestead (8 minute drive from Clifden town on the N59); an award winning heritage centre which offers a fascinating glimpse of rural Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century. Visitors can enjoy a carriage ride through the centre and see demonstrations of turf cutting, sheep herding and other traditional tasks.
Explore Connemara on an electric bike which can be hired from All Things Connemara (on Market Street) or take part in a bike tour with Connemara Cycling Tours (also on Market Street)
Clifden Friday Market takes place every Friday on Market Square where you will find a wide variety of producers selling their fresh produce to the general public. Be sure to arrive early, as most of the produce and stalls are gone by noon. There’s a good selection of organic vegetables, homemade breads, pies, herbs, fruits, flowers, plants and some clothing.
Clifden has probably the best fishing waters in Europe. The scenery in this area is spectacular on land and at sea with a great variety of seabirds and wildlife, including seals and dolphins. Why not spend the day sea angling? Pack a picnic and spend the day on the beautiful briny sea! Call John at the Celtic Queen on 095-21069 or on 0862484674
Approximately, 4km from Clifden Town Centre, you will find a delightful Pitch and Putt course, which is suitable for all ages and a great activity that the whole family will enjoy!
Connemara has long been regarded as the real emerald of Ireland ‘Connemara is a savage beauty’ Oscar Wilde. Connemara’s landscape will take your breath away, golf competitions and horse riding on wonderful open grassland. . Boat races, regattas, music festivals, marathons, activity events all take place throughout the year.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND THE CONNEMARA AREA, PLEASE BROWSE THE “THINGS TO DO” SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
The Electricity and Gas is charged at €30.00 per stay.
Linen & towels are inclusive in the rental rate.
Please note that a €100 security deposit is pre-authorised by credit card 2 to 3 days prior to your arrival, card details are released 3 days after your departure as long as there are no breakage’s or damage’s to the property.
Check-in time is between 4pm & 6pm (If you require a later check-in time please let us know)
Check-out time is 10am on day of departure.
Please note that most restaurants & cafes in the area have free internet access.