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Ceannabhan Cottage, Clifden

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Ceannabhan Cottage, Clifden

Overlooking Ocean From €760 Per Week
4 BedroomsPetsSleeps 8Beach AccessWifi BOOK NOW

This architecturally restored cottage captures light from very carefully designed window feature, enhancing the space and comfort all year round.


Surrounded by a landscaped garden of beautiful flowers, shrubs and 5 acres of wild Connemara terrain, the house overlooks the Atlantic Ocean to the front and eastwards and rear towards the ‘Twelve Bens’ mountains. Ceannabhán Cottage, a newly refurbished family home set in a stunning location overlooking Mannin Bay in Connemara, Co. Galway. Situated in the town land of Derrigimlagh on the main Clifden to Ballyconnelly Road, this luxury architecturally restored family home is finished to the highest standard with all modern conveniences and is tastefully furnished throughout.

The property has double glazed windows and is oak floored; it is centrally heated with oil-fired radiators and under floor heating in the tiled kitchen area. These features make it a wonderful cosy winter haven, and in summer, double doors opening onto the entrance patio make it a unique location.


One of the most attractive features of the cottage is a spacious minstrel gallery overlooking the living area. This additional living space includes a fully stocked library and a music centre with radio and iPod dock. This modern HD is pre-loaded with a wide range of music to suit all tastes. There is also a large sofa-bed and leather chair with foot-stool.

The living/dining area retains featured high ceilings, an open fireplace and comfortable sofa and chairs. A large oak dining table and high-backed leather chairs seat 8 diners and can extend if required. There is a flat screen television, SKY box and DVD player provided for your pleasure, as well as Free WIFI

Fully fitted, modern hand-crafted kitchen includes a dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave and electric touch control hob and oven. Utensils, cookware, cutlery and crockery to accommodate at least 10 guests provided.

There is a utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and additional storage off the kitchen, and on the main corridor, there is a walk-in hot press and a large family bathroom.

The cottage has a large pebble driveway which can accommodate several cars and the entrance to the home is via a patio with a wooden bench that overlooks the gardens and Mainnin Bay.

There are 4 bedrooms, 2 x twins and 1 x double en-suite downstairs. Upstairs there is a magnificent master bedroom with dressing area and large en-suite.

Local Info

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.



“Peace and tranquility. The property is ideally situated for accessing all that is good about the Connemara Coast with Clifden with its bars and shops within easy striking distance. Ceannabhan Cottage was up for sale during our visit yet retained every comfort for an enjoyable stay.”- Peter September 2018

“We visited the cottage with our son,his wife and three boys –age 10,9 and 1. The cottage was very comfortable and the accommodation was spacious and we were able to all enjoy the week together living there. The introduction book was easy to follow and we knew how everything worked and we were all pleased to have wifi. We were also delighted to have a stair gate as the little one would have spent all his time trying to climb the stairs ! The garden outside was great and the bigger boys had plenty of room to play football and run around. They were pleased to have horses in the field behind and very amused one day when two sheep appeared in the field and they came through the fence and walked though the garden to the road. The location was excellent and it was good having a nice wee beach nearby for quick visit and the shop at Ballyconnelly was good. We all really enjoyed our holiday staying at Ceannabhan Cottage and would not hesitate to recommend it for a family holiday.”-Trevor August 2017

“This house was everything we hoped it would be. In a perfect setting and well situated between two lovely little towns while at the same time in a private place overlooking the sea. Inside was extremely comfortable, beautifully furnished with everything one could possibly need. The mezzanine was a bonus with a large bedroom and an extremely comfortable bed and its own bathroom. We could not have asked for anything more.” –Sandy July 2017

“The cottage is beautifully restored, very clean, has everything you could need. The views are amazing, it was lovely being able to sit at the windows looking out. Great spot!”-Lala April 2016

“This cottage is just lovely – warm, welcoming, charming outside and in; well equipped; easy to cook in, with plentiful bedrooms and bathrooms and a wonderful reading nook upstairs on the mezzanine with shelves loaded with books for every taste. It is light and airy and tastefully furnished, with heating that switches on easily and works very well (yes, we used the heating in August – but that’s Ireland for you, and a house with decent heating was high on our wish list accordingly!) The Connemara ponies in the neighbouring field came to see us and our little dog (who fell for them in a big way!) every day. We could watch the sun set over the sea from the patio. Clifden with its excellent array of restaurants, cafes and v good supermarkets is only 7 or 8 minutes’ drive away, and the nearest beaches are under 5 minutes away by car. We would not hesitate to recommend this house and definitely plan to return ourselves. Connemara is one of the most stunning places we have ever visited as a family and there was loads to keep our kids (14 and 12) entertained, including kayaking, coasteering and horse-riding. The beaches have to be seen to be believed.”-Richard August 2015

“We had a fabulous week long stay in Ceannabhan Cottage. It was spotless when we arrived. It’s a beautiful property with stunning views. Fresh flowers on arrival and bottled water in the fridge. It’s these little things that will ensure we return to this property.” –Brona June 2015

“Clean & Comfortable – A home away from home” We absolutely loved everything about our stay. The bedrooms were spacious and clean. Bathrooms were also very clean. We (a family of five) stayed at this house for a week in June 2012. We have stayed in many holiday houses throughout Ireland and this rated as one of our favorites.”-Ann, Aug 2012


Electricity and Oil are charged separate

Linen & Towels are inclusive in the rental rate.

WiFi Access.

Please note that a €250 security deposit is required prior to your arrival by bank transfer .  As long as there are no breakages or damage to the property this will be refunded by bank transfer on departure.

Check-in time is between 4pm & 6pm (If you require a later check-in time please let us know)

Change over dates for Ceannabhan Cottage are Friday to Friday.

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

Please note that most restaurants & cafes in the area have free internet access.

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Agent Yvonne Flaherty

  • Office : +353 95 22669

We have personally visited all of these holiday homes therefore we can guarantee they are to an excellent standard. The majority of homes are family friendly and to make your life easier we can supply a high chair and travel cot (upon request).
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