Cashel Bay Cottage is a real gem, beautifully presented spacious dormer bungalow set in large gardens and enjoying magnificent views over Cashel Bay and the rugged coastline of Connemara. Two hotel restaurants within walking distance. Quaint fishing village less than 15 mins drive to Roundstone with it’s beautiful sandy beaches.
Ideal holiday destination for couples, families or friends wishing to tour beautiful Connemara along the Wild Atlantic Way.
There is great fishing in the area with Lough Mask and Lough Corrib close by, while Connemara National Park, home to the famous Connemara Pony and Kylemore Abbey are both within easy reach, providing great days out for all the family.
4 double bedrooms, 4 ensuite bathrooms & 1 separate WC
The sitting room is perfect haven to relax in comfort after a fun filled day touring Connemara, stunning views over Cashel Bay, open fire.
The kitchen is fully fitted with gas hob and oven, Stanley oil fired range, utility room with washing machine and separate dryer. There is a downstairs WC.
Upstairs leading to 4 bedrooms
Master bedroom with a 6ft double and en suite bath, separate shower and WC.
Bedrom 2 and Bedroom 3 have each a 5ft double bed and en suite bath with shower and WC
Bedroom 4 with a double and a single bed and en suite bath with shower and WC.
This cottage is offered pet friendly, WiFi, satellite TV, oil fired central heating.
Exterior – ample parking, garden furniture.
Cashel (An Caiseal)
Cashel lies along the western seaboard of Connemara at the head of beautiful Bertraghboy Bay. To the north, Cashel Hill rises over 1000 feet with its breathtaking views of the jagged coastline – saffron coloured by seaweed covered rocks and featuring many picturesque stone built harbours and slipways.Situated on Cashel Bay, an inlet of Bertraghboy Bay. It was in this lovely village, in 1969, that General de Gaulle, the renowned French statesman, spent a holiday after he resigned the presidency of France.
Cashel is a good angling and shooting centre and takes its name from a circular stone fort, the remains of which lie on the slope of a mountain about 1 km to the north-east.
Some 5 km to the west is Toombeola Bridge, near which are the remains of a Dominican Abbey, founded in 1427, by one of the O’Flaherty clan which held sway over Connemara until the reign of James II.
Roundstone 8 miles; Carna 10 miles; Clifden 13 miles.
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)
Connemara 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
The Electricity, Oil and WiFi is charged extra and payable upon departure.
Linen & Towels are inclusive in the rental rate.
Please note that €100 security deposit is required upon arrival. As long as there are no breakages or damage to the property this will be refunded on departure.
Check-in time is from 5pm
Check-out time is 10am on day of departure. 2 pets welcome
Please note that most restaurants & cafes in the area have free internet access.