Our Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars
Aistara House is set in Ballyconneely within 200m of a beautiful white sandy beach, stunning views of a lake and the 12 Ben Mountains and less than 1km drive from the Village with a pub, restaurant, 2 shops and a playground. This holiday home is the perfect place for relaxing, comfortable holiday offering king size beds, 2 large Sony flat screen TV’s, large patio area to the front, pet friendly, free internet service and set along the Wild Atlantic Way.
An ideal home for a family with young children offering everything from a travel cot, highchair, 2 bedrooms downstairs, large fully enclosed garden to the front and only a stones throw from the beach where the kids can jump off rocks or enjoy an early morning swim before touring and enjoying all the activities, sightseeing and events Connemara has to offer. Come stay with us and you will be back for more, we promise!
Aistara is set on one acre of land with 4 large bedrooms, 3 ensuite shower/bathrooms and 1 separate WC with large patio area to the front of the house where one can enjoy an afternoon with friends or a romantic glass of wine at sunset.
The main entrance is to the back of the house where you will find ample parking spaces. Aistara is oozing natural sunlight with large windows in the main living spaces.
You enter into a large open plan kitchen/dining room ideal for entertaining. There is a large dining table seating upto 8 guests, 2 armchairs beside a large window which overs the sea. Side door to the front of the house brings you out to a large patio area with stunning sea, lake & mountain views.
Fully equipped kitchen with tiled flooring, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, extractor fan, window to the front & side of the house.
Utility room with separate washing machine and dryer, large fridge/freezer, microwave and blender, ample pots/pans/dishes for entertaining.
Door leading the sitting room area with wooden flooring and large picture windows with wonderful land and sea views. There are two 2 seater couches, a large stove, and a large flat screen Sony TV.
From the main hallway there is a double bedroom with wooden flooring, fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers and a comfy king size bed. This room has an ensuite bathroom with bath and shower overhead, sink unit & WC.
The second bedroom has wooden floors, a king size bed, window overlooking the front of the house, large wooden wardrobe, chest of drawers and ensuite shower room.
Large master bedroom with carpet flooring and a king size bed. Fitted wardrobes, dressing table with ample storage space and 2 Velux windows. This room has an ensuite shower room.
Door leading to a mezzanine area overlooking the dining room. Perfect place for adults or kids alike to chill out after a fun filled day touring Connemara. Here you will find a large sleigh day bed, wooden floors and a large flat screen Sony TV.
Twin bedroom has 2 single beds, wooden flooring, triangle shaped window with stunning sea and mountain views.
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:
- In the early years of the last century, Gugliemo Marconi established the first ever commercial transatlantic wireless station on Derrygimlagh
- 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 three sides.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND THE CONNEMARA AREA, PLEASE BROWSE THE “THINGS TO DO” SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
“A very trustworthy company to deal with. All communication was excellent, thank you. A wonderful location and a perfect place for a family holiday. The house feels perfectly remote yet on the doorstep of plenty to do. (Golf, idyllic beaches, horse riding, outdoor adventures and close to Clifde.) Very highly recommended”-Fergus June 2021
“Fantastic house in an idyllic location. The beds were very comfy and there were ample towels and cooking equipment”-Kevin June 2019
“We would recommend the house to any groups playing Connemara Golf. Beds were very good. 3 bedrooms ensuite were great for 3 couples. Easy drive to Connemara Golf Club. Spacious living space and cleanliness was good in the house”-Richard June 2019
“Le cadre avec une vue superbe, le jardin et le confort de la maison. Endroit idéal pour le footing matinal! Les petites plages au bout de la route sont superbes (après le cimetière, traverser le pré où paissent moutons et chevaux jusqu’aux dunes de la pointe). Les chambres avec de très bonnes literies et des salles de bain séparées sont très confortables et ont été fortement appréciées!”-Jean-Louis August 2018
“Beautiful Home. We really enjoyed our stay, the house is fully equipped with everything you could need including baby equipment. Beautiful setting very close to the beach will definitely book again.”- Niamh July 2018
“Beautiful house. Spent a lovely week in this very well equipped and comfortable house. Amazing views and fabulous walks. “-Niav June 2018
“June bank holiday. Fantastic house, superbly fitted out ,located in a most beautiful area of Ballyconneely, walking distance to white sandy beaches with clear blue water -spectacular sunsets -and amazing views from house . Great place to unwind .”-Valerie June 2018
Linen, towels and utilities are inclusive in the rental rate.
A €300 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 breakages or damage to
the property. Please note damage deposits may take up to 10 working days to be released back to the guest depending on the guest’s bank.
Check-in time is from 5pm
Check-out time is 10am on day of departure.