Achonry in Ballyconneely is a fantastic 4 bedroomed detached home situated on a quiet lane in an absolutely delightful setting with panoramic distance sea and mountain views and a short distance from a white sandy beach with turquoise waters. This is an excellent base for a family or friends looking to spend some quality time together and do some sightseeing along the Wild Atlantic Way.
The house has a well-equipped kitchen and dining area with a cosy sitting room with an open fireplace, Smart TV, variety of DVD’s, books & board games, a perfect place to unwind after a day out and about exploring Connemara.
Achonry boasts four bedrooms, a family bathroom. 2 ensuite shower rooms & a separate WC. There is an apartment upstairs offering spacious & bright accommodation boasting an open plan sitting room, dining area and kitchenette, large double bedroom & ensuite shower room. There is a large sheltered patio area with garden furniture and gas BBQ overlooking the Atlantic Ocean where one can dine alfresco or just relax with a refreshing drink or two!
Guests can arrange a fun filled afternoon with a local adventure company (Real Adventures) and arrange either Kayaking or Coasteering – taking you completely off the beaten track to one of the most stunning places in Connemara. The guides will safely bring you in and around the stunning Connemara coastline, taking in fabulous sea caves, sea arches and along the magnificent cliffs near Cleggan head. Not to be missed !!
The house is within easy reach of Connemara Golf Links Course, ample white sandy beaches, Ballyconneely Village, Roundstone’s quaint fishing village, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park and Clifden Town being the Capital of Connemara with many gourmet restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries, bars & supermarkets.
4 Bedrooms * 1 Full Bathroom * 2 Ensuite shower rooms * 1 Separate WC *
Fitted kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven & gas hob, washing machine & dryer. Door leading to a large garage/storage area perfect for wet gear, storing kayaks, wet suits, golf clubs or bikes.
Achonry has a large sitting room with dining area offering bright and spacious accommodation with large picture windows allowing stunning distance sea views. There are comfy couches surrounding a large open fireplace great place to relax in the evenings. Smart TV with Eir channels. There are 2 dining tables perfect for a large group.
From the sitting room area there is a door leading to 3 bedrooms, family bathroom & separate WC.
Bedroom 1: Master bedroom, with double bed and ensuite shower. Built-in wardrobes
Bedroom 2: Twin room ( 2 x single beds), built-in wardrobes.
Bedroom 3: Bunk room with built-in wardrobes.
From the dining room area there is a door leading to the patio area and stairs leading to a fully fitted apartement housing a large bright and airy open plan sitting room, dining area and fully fitted kitchenette.
Bedroom 4: Very spacious and bright double room with large ensuite shower room.
The owners have provided a travel cot & bed bar, highchair attachment to dining table, 2 TV’s (Apple TV & Eir channels), DVD Player & 2 stereos/radio.
Starter fuel provided.
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 Loughin 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 Erislannan 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 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!
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
“Fantastic House – Has everything you need for a Break in Connemara. Lovely and warm & really close to the beach.” – Helen November 2022
Our host had left us the essentials (including a bottle of prosecco) and enough firewood / turf to last the 1st night.
It was perfect for 2 families and we all really enjoyed ourselves
“Beautiful connemara – We spent a lovely week in Ballyconneely. The house was just perfect. Everything you needed was there. The views from each room were just stunning, the sea, mountains and sheep and ponies grazing outside the window.Big comfortable living room, lovely rooms upstairs with fantastic views, even from the beds. Very helpfull key holder lilian is there if you need anything. We hope to come back again.” – Emelie September 2021
FREE WIFI – Eir Fibre Broadband
Achonry 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.
Linen & Towels are inclusive in the rental rate.
Check-in time is strictly from 4pm onwards
Check-out time is strictly at 10am on day of departure.
Please note that a €300 security deposit is required 3-5 days prior to arrival via Revolut. This is required 5 days prior ro your arrival. As long as there are no breakages or damage to the property this will be refunded 3-5 days after departure.
Close to beaches
Close to Golf Club
Flat Screen TV
High chair & Travel cot
Linen & towels included