Baybridge House is a brand new, purpose built, luxurious holiday home located on the world renowned Sky Road Loop on the Wild Atlantic Way in the heart of Connemara. Built on an elevated site on a rugged unspoilt hillside it offers spectacular, uninterrupted panoramic views of Streamstown Bay, Bolard Island, Derreen Bridge and the majestic Twelve Bens.
This unique location is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty with an abundance of natural plant and wildlife (a friendly hare can often be seen on the lawn at breakfast time!) The neighbouring property also contains some old stone cottage ruins and sites of archaeological interest – there are also some rare pieces of bog-oak to be found along the shoreline directly in front of the property.
The house is designed and finished to an extremely high standard with high quality fixtures and fittings, top end appliances and all mod-cons included for your comfort and enjoyment (perfect for making wonderful holiday memories). The relaxation/meditation room is the place to go if you are looking for a little quiet ‘me’ time to relax, unwind and chill out!
Alternatively, you can sit back or curl up on the sofa on the large, private sheltered deck area and enjoy an early morning coffee to the joyful sound of the dawn chorus or a tasty bar-b-q feast as the sun is setting over the horizon on the bay. Bay Bridge House is ideally situated to allow for quick and easy access to each of the local holiday attractions and destinations that the Connemara area has to offer its welcome visitors. As it is on the Sky Road Loop, you can exit the property and walk or drive the remainder of this famous route. We highly recommend that you take a little time to stop off at a little known local gem that is Aerfort beach and also that you take a fun selfie at the amazing viewing point at the top of the Sky Road Loop.
Baybridge House has everything your family and friends need to enjoy a truly unique and memorable holiday experience. It is an exclusive, private luxury home in a spectacular, majestic setting with the magic of all that Connemara has to offer on its doorstep. Once you check in you will simply never want to leave……we haven’t!
Open plan hall, reception/bar/kitchen large area with floor to ceiling windows. Double doors leading to large patio area with ample outdoor furniture and stunning sea views.
Triple bedroom with double and single bed -window with views, wardrobe and chest of drawers, en-suite shower room.
Quad room with 2 king size beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers window with mountain views.
Main bathroom with claw bath and separate shower
Master bedroom with super king bed with walk in wardrobe, en-suite shower room and TV-Velux windows and stunning views over the bay
Chill out room with TV and sofa bed suitable for a child.
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
“We absolutely loved our stay. The views were incredible, the house was clean and comfortable, and our hosts Maureen and Bernard were friendly, accomodating, and easily accessible. Perfect home base for exploring the area, can’t wait to come back.” – Michael March 2023
“We had a wonderful week in Baybridge House. The house and the location are incredible. You feel cut off from the world completely yet Clifden is only a few minutes drive away or a 4km walk. We walked in and out from the town regularly although not advisable with children. The availability of restaurants in Clifden is wonderful and there is an abundance of things to do nearby. We had a day at the Delphi adventure centre, we climbed Diamond Hill in the Connemara national park, horse riding along the beach in Ballyconeely and a few beach days in Dogs Bay and Manin Bay. Maureen was a great host and always available although we really didn’t want for anything. The house itself is first class, the views from every room are simply breathtaking. We would love to visit again.”- Susan August 2021
“LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place. Beautiful setting, wonderful views and large open living area. Great area to visit with lots to see and do! Clifden is charming. Returning home to Maureen’s lovely place was the perfect ending to our fun filled days!”-Maggie June 2019
“Very very nice house, large, well equipped but most of all very well designed with those Exceptional windows. A rare view on the sea. I would very strongly recommend if you want to stay near Clifden for a night…or a week!”-Thierry May 2019
“We had the honor to stay at this place for 9 days and it was one of the best places in my life. Located on a hilltop one can enjoy the sunset. The house has large windows up to 2,5 m, so every time you have breakfast or relax in the living room, you can enjoy the amazingf view. The owners are super nice and help you with any request. The house is brand new! The house is surrounded by fields, so with a little luck you’ll see sheep or rabbits passing by. It’s the perfect place to relax or visit the amazing Connemara National Park.”- Ulrich May 2019
“A Grandiose House! The house is fantastically located on a hill with nearly 360 degree panoramic view of the sea and mountains. It is large, spacious and well furnished, tasteful and functional at the same time. Not to be outdone!” Dieter April 2019
“Baybridge House is absolutely breathtaking. Yvonne and Maureen were excellent to deal with and very helpful before and throughout our stay. My family and a very special holiday and could not have been happier with Baybridge, the house looks just like if not even better than the photos provided. We would all love to stay in Baybridge again in the future and I would recommend it 110%! Special thanks to Maureen and her husband for making our stay extra special! Can not wait to stay here again in the future! ” Sarah Jul 2018
Linen and Towels are inclusive of the rental rate.
Pets not allowed
Linen and Towels are inclusive of the rental rate.
Please note a €500 security deposit is required upon arrival and will be refunded on departure as long as there are no damages or breakages to the property.
Check in time is strictly from 4pm.
Check out time is strictly 10am.
Close to beaches
Fully equipped Kitchen and large dining table
High Chair and Travel Cot available
Loads of space - Perfect for Families
Lots of natural light
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