Lakeside House, Rossaveal
Fantastic place for kids From €450 Per Week
Lakeside House in Rossaveal is a stylishly newly decorated 5 bedroom dormer house providing spacious, comfortable accommodation, lovely lake views, a large mature garden – everything to make a family feel at home.
4 Double Bedrooms & 1 Single Bedroom – (2 double bedrooms downstairs / 2 doubles & 1 single bedroom upstairs) – 1 Family Bathroom & 1 Ensuite Shower room. (Sleeps 10)
The reception room is warm and cosy, there is a stone fire place with a solid fuel stove which creates a warm space with comfy sofa’s.
The open plan kitchen/dining area provides all mod cons ie (microwave, dishwasher, hob, electric oven, fridge and freezer) There are 2 large windows, one of which is overlooking the garden. Off the kitchen is a utility area with washing machine and dryer combined.From here is a door leading to the back garden.
There are two large bright double bedrooms downstairs with wardrobes. The family bathroom is ideally situated between both rooms with bath and separate shower unit.
There is a very spacious master bedroom with a double and single bed, there is also a travel cot (if required).The room is bright and airy with dormer windows to the front and a velux window to the back of the house.There is an ensuite shower room.
The fourth double bedroom has ample storage space and dressing table, with a velux window to the back of the house.The fifth bedroom is a single room with a dormer window overlooking the front.
The house could not be more equipped for families – it is like home from home….
Travel cot, buggy, car seats, bed guard, stair gate at the top of the landing.
There is a brilliant games room to the side of the house – ideal for those rainy days ! The owners have catered for all ages from building blocks, to small snooker table, ping pong table, boxing gloves & bag, Action man tent/tunnel to buckets and spades and footballs to use in the huge garden.
The house is fully enclosed by either hedges or fenced.There is a small garden area to the front of the house.The back of the house has a huge mature garden overlooking a lake.Fantastic place for kids to enjoy a game of football or to enjoy all the fun toys supplied in the games room spectacular views of the sea, the mountains and Connemara., there is ample garden furniture and a BBQ to enjoy your evening meals and a well deserved glass of wine !!!.
2 large bright and airy double bedrooms, 1 to the front of the building the 2nd bedroom overlooking the garden
Master bedroom with a double & single bed (travel cot if required), this is a large bright room with an ensuite shower room
4th double bedroom has ample storage and a dressing table
5th bedroom is a single room overlooking the front of the house.
All bedrooms have wooden floors.
Electricity and oil are charged separate. Linen & towels are all inclusive
€250 security deposit is required on arrival, as long as there are no breakages or damages this will be fully refundable to you on departure.During peak season the changeover dates are Saturdays. Check-in time is 4pm and checkout time is 10am
This is a perfect base for exploring, touring and enjoying the magnificent sights, tours and entertainment Connemara has to offer.
Rossaveal is a small fishing village situated in the scenic surrounds of Connemara, 300 yards (5 mins walk) from the house is Rossaveal Pier, from here Ferry’s leave for the Aran Islands daily – there are 3 Islands, Inis Mór Island (Big Island), Inis Meáin Island (Middle island) and Inis Oírr Island (East island) situated in a north westerly, south easterly direction at the mouth of Galway Bay. This is a must visit!! Well worth exploring the Iron Age forts, see the traditional Aran hand knitted sweaters, and watch craftsmen build currachs the traditional fishing boats used by the islanders. They are famous for their geological formation, historical monuments and their linguistic and cultural heritage. The Irish (Gaelic) language is still spoken here. You can either take a ferry or travel by air from Rossaveal. (www.aranislandferries.com or www.aerarannislands.ie)
Galway city being only 35km away and served by local buses, route 24, it is easily reached for excellent for shopping, restaurants, walk along the cobble streets – full of culture & history.
Carraroe (R343) 8KM – This is a lovely town – worth a visit.
Spiddal, situated just 15kms to the West of Galway, on the sea, is the perfect place to spend a sunny day out with the family.
Before you enter the village, from the Galway side, to your left there is a great beach, perfect for sand castle building and swimming, with a picnic area and benches beside it.
To your right is the Ceardlann Craft Village, with craft shops and An Builín Blasta Café serving lunches, coffees and cakes, all homemade. In the village you can see pottery, jewellery, woodwork, painting and musical instruments being made. Buy gifts and much more. Several shops allow you to get hands on experience and you can paint pottery to take on the day or leave to be fired and have fun with decoupage at An Siopa Bui and Chalk and Cheese run painting classes for kids.
As you drive through the village you come to pedestrian lights with a church on your left. If you turn left beside the church you will find a car park with a quay where boats are tied up. If the tide is in the kids can have fun throwing stones into the sea or can climb on the rocks. Beside the car park is a walkway which takes you to the original Spiddal Pier. It is suitable for all the family and buggy/bike friendly. Halfway along is a bridge with a small waterfall, the river runs brown from the bog and was described as a river of coke by my kids, a gate allows you access to the woods to go exploring.
The walkway ends at the beach, which is sheltered by the pier, has toilets and a lifeguard on duty during the summer months.
It is clean and safe and kids will have hours of fun splashing and swimming. A tip is to keep some shortie wet suits in the car, a towel and talc, and the kids can stay longer in the water and really enjoy looking for crabs and splashing about. Talc is great afterwards to get the sand off with out rubbing. Pick up wetsuits in Aldi/Lidl usually once or twice a year they are on sale.
You can walk along the pier or take a trip on a boat. Behind the pier are rocks where budding and professional anglers can enjoy an afternoon of fishing.
If you decide to make a day of it but don’t have a picnic, the village has plenty of shops and restaurants where both irish and english are spoken. Encourage your kids to practise their irish, even just Go raibh maith agat.
Westport 60km – a large town in Mayo which is host to many shops, hotels and pubs. Westport House is one of Westport’s main attraction, fantastic day out for the kids.
The south Connemara coast and its many islands has the stunning backdrop of Knockmorden, the Maumturks, and The Bens – the Twelve Pins of Connemara, are a wonderful place to spend exploring. great hill and mountain walking. Amongst the granite landscape of Cashla Bay, Greatman’s Bay, Kilkieran Bay and Bertraghboy Bay the coast is studded with rocks and islands, and the intricate passages among them make for fascinating day-sailing. Seven causeways or bridges link islands to each other and to the mainland.
Things to Do
Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, Some of the most spectacular vistas can be seen from any of the National park walks, which range from a half-hour gentle ascent to a full climb to the peak of the Diamond Mountain, approximately 4 hours to the summit and back. The National Park is home to Connemara ponies, wild goats and Irish deer there is also a history museum, café, children’s playground and picnic area. They offer guided walks during the summer season. The visitor centre is open from March to October. www.connemaranationalpark.ie
There are 3 golf courses nearby, Connemara Championship Golf Links / Connemara Isles Golf Club & Oughterard Golf Club
Lough Corrib Cruise – Departing from Oughterard which is approx 40 km www.corribcruises.com
Kylemore Abbey, Irelands most visited tourist attraction – Set in the dramatic Connemara landscape, Kylemore Abbey is the no. 1 “must-see” attraction in the west of Ireland. Visit the estate and experience the Victorian atmosphere of the restored rooms of the Abbey, miniature Gothic Church and Head Gardener’s House. There are many nature trails, woodland and lakeshore walks and a children’s play trail waiting to be discovered. Explore the magical 6 acre Victorian walled garden where onyx Victorian verities of flowers and vegetables are grown. Vegetables and herbs from the garden are used in the restaurant which offers traditional home cooked food made to the recipes perfected by the Benedictine nuns. The tea house by the walled garden is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the breathtaking views over the Connemara National Park. Open 7 days a week, all year.
There are fabulous beaches all within an hour or less drive, Tra na mBan in Spiddal, Tra an Duilin in Carraroe, Dogs Bay & Gurteen Bay in a quaint small fishing village – Roundstone drop into O’Dowd’s for lunch and a pint of Guinness ! Well worth a visit. Silverstrand (between Salthill & Barna)
From walking to surfing to mountaineering to caving there is something for everyone, whether you enjoy a relaxing holiday or a family fun filled adventure – Lakeview House in Rossaveal has all the comforts – book now for that well deserved, ideal break away.
- Rossaveal Pier is 300 yards (5 min walk) from here Ferry’s leave for Aran Islands daily
- Local pub for drinks & bar food ‘An Cheibh’ 5 min walk
- Lake (to rear of house) for fishing and scenic view 100 meters (2 min walk)
- Sea within walking distance ( 2 min walk)
- Local shop & church (10 min walk) 1 km
- Post Office (R343) 4 km
- Bar & Off License (Tigh Kitts) 4 km (R343)
- Texaco Petrol Station – fuel & supermarket 4 km
- Aer Arainn 5km Flights daily to Arrann Islands (only 8 mins)
Connemara Isles Golf Club ; Annaghavane Island, Lettermore, County Galway
Tel: +353 (0)91 572498+353 (0)91 572498 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Connemara Isles Golf Club is located in the heart of the Conamara Gaeltacht. This distinctive island course offers a unique opportunity to play golf on the edge of the Atlantic ocean while enjoying the breathtaking views of Cill Chiaráin Bay, Cnoc Leitir Móir and Cnoc Mordáin.
Tra an Doilin – Coral Beach
The blue flag beach is noted for its very fine coral. The beach is lifeguarded throughout the bathing season. It is an excellent area to bring snorkellers and novice divers, while allowing the more experienced divers do their own thing
Andrea Rossi Art Studio, Unit 12, Ceardlann, Spiddal, Co Galway – French Cooking and Arts & Crafts for 4-12 year olds children Weekend Workshops 086 3836295086 3836295 – See more at: http://www.mykidstime.ie/listings/le-petit-chef/#sthash.Ufnuz9qs.dpuf
Moycullen Riding Centre – Poulnaclough, Moycullen, Co Galway – 091 583553091 583553 Ph. 087 204 3944087 204 3944 Moycullen Riding Centre is situated just a few miles from Galway city, in the magnificent surroudings of the Connemara countryside, making it an ideal trekking venue.
Aran Watersports – Kilronan, Innismor, Aran Islands – 087 9042777087 9042777
Lovely house with great views, has a nice size kitchen and bedrooms, but the best part was the room with the fireplace, it was quaint and cozy, and we spent every evening in front of the fire reading books. Nice huge garden.
We all hope that we can stay in the cottage again on our next journey to Ireland.
Ruth, England – Apr 2013
“Best self catering in Ireland!”
House is spacious, comfortable, clean and well equipped. Location was excellent. In a really scenic beautiful location.
Tomy – Apr 2013
“We really enjoyed our stay at Lakeside house in Rossaveal.
The house is really child friendly and well equipped for families.
We made great use of the large garden and the kids really enjoyed the pet farm and fun park close by.
We’ll be back!”
Sarah from Manchester
“Lakeside house didn’t disappoint. It is a very clean, well kept house and all mod cons were supplied.
The ferry port to the Aran Islands is a 3 minute walk from the house so it was ideal for day trips to each of the 3 Islands”.
Nigel and Mary – Kilkenny
“Our stay in Rossaveal was fantastic break for all the family. It is centrally located for day trips into the lively Galway City, rambling walks in Connemara National Park and Ferry rides to the Aran Islands.
The local beaches were perfect and we were spoiled for choice. We will have no hesitation in recommending both the house and location to all our family and friends”
Willie, Liz and family, Swords
We had heard a lot about Connemara and decided on Lakeside house as it seemed well located for a range of activities. It was the perfect location for hill walking with lots of trails within a short distance from the house. It wasn’t too far to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Galway City so we really had the best of both worlds”
Rachel – Harrow, Middlesex