Clifden White Heather House is located the heart of Clifden town, the Capital of Connemara along the Wild Atlantic Way.
This 5 bedroom self-catering holiday home sleeps up to 10 guests offering a home away from home experience. There is a large patio area perfect for dining al fresco or enjoying a glass of wine watching the sunset over Clifden Bay.
This vibrant town has an array of shops selling top-quality gifts, trinket souvenirs, and handmade knits to name a few! You will also find boutiques, antique shops, and art galleries. There are cosy coffee shops, and 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!
White sandy beaches, Connemara Golf Links, Kylemore Abbey & Connemara National Park are all within a short driving distance from this holiday home.
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The entrance hall leads you into the spacious and rustic living area where you will find a warm stove fire waiting for you. This room offers a Smart TV with Free to Air Channels and Netflix, 2, two seater leather couches, and two tables. There is carpet flooring throughout, oil-fired central heating, WiFi, and stunning views of Clifden town and harbour on offer.
Step down into the bright and spacious kitchen which is fully equipped with the following: microwave, gas cooker, fridge freezer, toaster, kettle, and separate washing machine and dryer. A serving hatch can be found here into the dining/living area.
The kitchen area leads onto a very large decked area which is ideal for dining al fresco or enjoying the sunset over Clifden Bay
White Heather House sleeps 10 guests
Bedrooms: All located upstairs with built-in wardrobes, carpet flooring, and USB ports. All bedrooms offer an ensuite shower, wc & sink,
Bedroom 1: Triple Room with double and single bed
Bedroom 2: Triple Room with double and single bed
Bedroom 3: Triple Room with double and single bed
Bedroom 4: Triple Room with double and single bed
Bedroom 5: Twin Room with 2 single beds
Please note pets are not permitted at this property and there is no BBQ however you can purchase a disposable BBQ from Supervalu for approx €10
Parking to the front of the property – Free car parking within 5 mins walk
Strictly no parties or smoking.
Clifden town ‘the Capital of Connemara’ oozes 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 to name a few! You will also find boutiques, antique shops, and art galleries. There are cosy coffee shops, and 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 has 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’Hara’s homestead (8-minute drive from Clifden town on the N59); an award-winning heritage center that offers a fascinating glimpse of rural Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century. Visitors can enjoy a carriage ride through the center 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 bread, 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, and 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
“Superb house – Gerard was a good host. Did not intrude and was available if required. Location is in center of Clifden.”- Brendan Jul 2023
“We spent a lovely week in Connemara, based in White Heather House. Gerard, the owner ,was veey nice and was promptly on hand to help us with any problems. The location is ideal, right in the centre of the town. The rooms were clean and the kitchen well stocked. Seating in the living area is limited for a large number of guests, which was the only draw back, however, if the weather is nice there is a lovely patio area to sit out on.”- Orla August 2021
“We were a party of three couples with some little ones in tow and the White Heather House was the perfect spot for us. It’s situated centrally in Clifden and is close to all shops, restaurants and amenities (including a bike rental shop on same street). The house has all the mod cons and is perfect for cooking your own meals and includes a lovely backyard patio with lovely views over the bay. Gerard the host is great and looked after us well – he lives next door so is on hand if needed. We thought car parking might be an issue but it wasn’t and there’s a handy car park three doors up. We’ll definitely return!”- Giovanna July 2021
“Great location to stay . Right in the square in clifden . Beautiful large deck out the back overlooking the bay . Lots of things to do and fantastic scenery.”- Pauline July 2021
“Perfect place for a large group. 5 rooms with separate beds and en-suite in every room. Right in the middle of the town with lots of free parking nearby. Pubs restaurants literally 30 secs walk from the front door”- Joe May 2022
Linen & towels are included in the rental rate.
Check-in time is strictly from 4 pm onwards
Check-out time is strictly at 10 am
There is a free car park less than a 5-minute walk from the property. Drive past the AIB bank and turn right in towards the Station House Hotel. Drive straight down to the car park.
All parking in the town is paid parking. You can purchase your parking ticket at the machine on the main street. It is applicable Mon–Sat from 11.30 am to 6 pm. It is free before and after those times and it is also free on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Please note that a €300 security deposit is required upon arrival. As long as there are no breakages or damage to the property this will be refunded on departure.
Fully equipped Kitchen
In Clifden Town Centre
Loads of space - Perfect for Families
Stunning views of sea and mountain area