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3 The Coastguard Station 🐕 📶

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3 Bedrooms
Bedroom Layout
1x Double, 1 x Twin , 1 x Single
2 Baths



Our Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Located at the tip of Bunowen Peninsula with views of Slyne Head, surrounded by views of the Atlantic and The Twelve Pins. A very comfortable holiday house, tastefully decorated and close to all amenities, for example the golf club, beaches and Ballyconneely village.

The area itself is very friendly and is also right in the centre of activities such as walks, pier, beach, swimming and boating.

Bunowen pier is right behind the house where a fish market takes place every Saturday.

Immediately behind the house, is the Connemara Smokehouse where you can purchase the Finest Traditionally-Smoked Wild Atlantic Seafood.

Connemara Smokehouse


3 The Coastguard Station accommodation is laid out as follows:

The entrance hall leads into a dining area with seating upto 6 guests and a comfy couch. Window with stunning views of the beach. Steps leading upto the living room has comfy seating, a large smart TV, coffee table, stove and large windows overlooking the sea.

The open plan kitchen has all equipment necessary for your stay including a coffee machine (Nespresso), microwave, toaster, kettle and a fridge.

Door leading to a utility area with a separate washing machine & drier.

Shower room with separate WC.

There is an outdoor area where one can enjoy a morning coffee or dine al fresco.

Stairs leading from the dining area to first floor:

Bedroom 1 Single bedroom with balcony, wardrobe, chest of drawers & shelves.

Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with chest drawers.

Bedroom 3: Twin room with a wardrobe.

Shower room.

There is free parking outside the house.

3 The Coastguard Station is happy to welcome your pet, however we would ask that your pet would not be permitted on furniture or on beds. If additional cleaning is required we may have to deduct this from your damage deposit.

Not suitable for small children or people with mobility issues because of stairs.

Local Info


Ballyconneely village has 2 shops, a post office, pub/restaurant, and playground

For avid golfers, Ballyconneely is home to the Connemara Championship Golf Course. This Eddie Hackett designed course is set in stunning, rugged countryside. The back nine has been described as the equal of any in the world. Situated in Aillebrack, Ballyconneely overlooking the Atlantic Ocean it offers 360 degree views of the Golf Course and the unique Connemara landscape. This is a wonderful place to stop off and enjoy lunch or dinner after a round of golf or a walk on the surrounding beaches. Dun Loughlin surfing beach is close by to this course.

The Point Pony trekking centre will ensure a fun family day out on one of their pony treks. A unique Connemara experience!

Take a tour of the Connemara Smoke House and watch how the salmon it traditionally prepared for smoking and enjoy a tasting of their delicious smoked salmon! Tours operate every Wednesday during the summer months at 3pm!

Why not take a trip to Derrygimlagh Hill, one of the most historical spots in Connemara for 2 very important reasons:

  1. In the early years of the last century, Gugliemo Marconi established the first ever commercial transatlantic wireless station on Derrygimlagh
  2. Alcock and Brown landed their first ever transatlantic flight on the very same spot in 1919.

There’s no end of sea fishing opportunities in Connemara, especially in Ballyconneely so you can test your angling prowess! And with plentiful fish stocks it’s no wonder anglers flock here all year round. Popular spots for anglers include the harbour at Errislannan Point, the sheltered bay at Candoolin (close to the cottage) and Mannin Bay. Mannin Bay in particular has good innings for the small boat angler. Plaice is the most popular catch in this area while nearby Ballyconneely Bay has great potential for catching tope, ray, dogfish and Pollack.

Ballyconneely Beaches:

Ballyconneely peninsula is virtually ringed by beaches – from the Coral Strand at Derrygimlagh, west and north to Knock, Mannin, Dun Loughan and Truska, and east and south from Keeraunmore, Aillebrack, and Ballyconneely Bay to Calla, Dolan and Murvey


The village of Roundstone lies on the western arm of Bertraghboy bay in Connemara, Co. Galway, 48 miles (77km) north-west of Galway city. This Connemara village is beautifully set on one of the most spectacular coastal drives in Ireland overlooking the Atlantic at the foot of Errisbeg Mountain.

What about afternoon lunch in this pretty fishing village and afterwards let the kids enjoy some time on the Monkey Bars in the Village playground? The village has an ample amount of excellent bars and restaurants. It has a traditional craft centre; selling locally produced handmade pottery, jewellery and instruments! Be sure to check out Yvonne Kings Studio and the Stable Gallery which features contemporary art. Your one stop shop for unique gifts to bring home!

Roundstone is teeming with festivals and events during the summer months, such as the local regatta and the pony show; all of which are great family days out! Looking to experience some traditional Irish music? Irish nights take place in the upper community hall, every Wednesday at 8:30pm, all ages welcome! Starting the beginning of June; there will be a local market in the village with stalls selling fresh local produce and crafts. Well worth a visit.

There are also fishing trips suitable for all the family! Catch and cook your own dinner!! Don’t have great sea legs? Take a trip down to the pier. Local fishermen are well known for selling their fresh catch at the end of the day!

Roundstone Beaches:

Gurteen is the larger of the two and the closer to Roundstone. The water is crystal clear and it is very safe for swimming and other water based activities. It is naturally protected by the headland which it faces to the South and it is a popular destination for holiday makers in the summertime.

Dog’s Bay (or Port na Fadoige in Irish meaning Bay of Plovers) faces due west. It is famous for its mineral sands which are made of millions of microscopic shells. It is a stunning beach with its bright white sands and crystal blue water. Since 1991 the dunes separating Gurteen Beach from Dog’s Bay have been the focus of intensive efforts to plant Mar ram Grass to stem coastal erosion. Visitors are requested to respect the signs restricting access to the dunes. The wild headland which stretches out into the Atlantic between the two beaches is an area of great beauty and is a fantastic walk where you will be surrounded by water on three sides.

Ideally suited for Golfers, Connemara Championship Golf Links Course (27 Holes) is only 15 minutes away, one could enjoy a round of golf, come home to relax and enjoy a BBQ whilst in the evening stroll down to the local pub and enjoy a few drinks without the worry of driving or taxi’s. What more in life could we ask for !!! – 095 23502

Whether you are looking for a fun filled adventurous holiday or an escape from your busy lifestyle and want a nice & peaceful break, this cottage is ideal for your well earned breakaway.

Inishbofin, Inishturk and Clare Island are among the islands you can visit off the coast of Connemara and Mayo and all three can be reached by ferry. Inishbofin is home to ancient forts and monastic ruins, while Clare Island is a walkers and divers paradise and once home to pirate queen Granuaile. Inishturk has breathtaking cliffs and numerous archaeological sites and also excellent walking and diving. Macdaras Island, 7 miles out in the Atlantic, is uninhabited a special place. In Galway Bay, the three Aran Islands are some of Irelands most famous and a haven of traditional language and culture.

Roundstone is a popular holiday resort renowned among artists and naturalists for the remarkable beauty of the surrounding mountains and seascapes. It has a traditional craft centre and local activities include Connemara Pottery, Connemara Jewellery and Connemara Instrument making. Connemara Farming, Connemara Fishing, Connemara Forestry and Connemara Quarrying are carried out extensively in the area.In Roundstone you will find a busy harbour where local fishermen prepare and return with the day’s catch, featuring a mix of Lobster, Crab, Shrimp, Mackerel, Cod plus a wide variety of other fish. The town itself boasts a good selection of Bars and Seafood Restaurants crammed full of locally caught seafood. Strolling through the town you will discover some fantastic craft shops and cafés



“Fantastic Stay – Wonderful property in superb location. Delighted with its home from home facilities and perfect situation. Would love to rebook in the future.” – Breffni – July 2022

“We loved it, the place was fabulous. Its about as close to the beach as you can get and close to the pier for fishing (though we never caught anything) and pier jumping. We didn’t want to go home.” – Denis, July 2022



Pet friendly (1 pet allowed)

3 The Coastguard Station is happy to welcome your pet, however we would ask that your pet would not be permitted on furniture or on beds. If additional cleaning is required we may have to deduct this from your damage deposit.

All inclusive

Check-in time is strictly from 4pm onwards

Check-out time is strictly at 10am on day of departure.

A €300 security/damage deposit is required in cash upon arrival. As long as there are no breakages or damage to the property this will be refunded on day of departure.

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2 shower rooms

All mod-cons

Along the Wild Atlantic Way


Beach across the road!

Close to Golf Club

Close to shop pubs & restaurants

Cosy sitting room with stove

Free ample parking

Hair Dryer


Nespresso coffee machine

Pet Friendly

Smart TV with Netflix



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