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Coral Strand Lodge, Ballyconneely

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Late Availability, Pet Friendly, Short Breaks
3 Bedrooms
3 Baths



Our Rating: 3.0 out of 5.0 stars

Coral Strand Lodge has maximized the natural light and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, this beachside holiday home boasts 3 spacious double bedrooms (2 ensuite). The Coral Strand beach is directly opposite the house, offering great adventurous water activities or one could set up a BBQ on the beach in the evening, after a fun filled day and enjoy watching the sun set.

The sitting-room, dining area, main bedroom and entrance hall has the most superb views of the beach. The house is comfortable and a relaxing base from which to explore and appreciate the stunning beautiful natural surroundings of Connemara.

The more active holidaymaker is attracted to this area because of its rich variety of activity pursuits within walking and driving distance, including golf, water sports, horse riding, sightseeing, while visitors wishing to get away from it all can quietly relax and unwind.


Very spacious and bright hallway, comfy sofa to relax.

Reception room: Solid fuel fire insert with comfy leather sofas and large flat screen TV. Sea views available in this room

Kitchen: Fully fitted with all modern appliances including a dishwasher and microwave. Another spectacular view from this room taking in the breath-taking 12 Bens mountains. Dining area is open planned with a large seating space for upto 6 people

Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer in this room and is perfect for any wet gear, buggies, etc.

Master Bedroom: Very spacious and bright, large picture window overlooking the sea, wardrobe and ensuite shower room.

Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with wardrobe, window overlooking the side of the property

Bedroom 3: Double bedroom with ensuite shower room, wardrobe, window overlooking the back and side of the house.

Outside: Large gravelled area with ample parking.

This lodge is situated on the grounds of the owners residence. The owners home is to the side of the main holiday home. Please note that the holidaymakers will not be disturbed in anyway.

Local Info


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!

Roundstone Beaches:

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.


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:

  1. In the early years of the last century, Gugliemo Marconi established the first ever commercial transatlantic wireless station on Derrygimlagh
  2. 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 Beaches:

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



“We loved the place. The location was perfect. The view was amazing. We will definitely be back.”-Brandon October 2019

“We had a long stay, lovely house and great location-we would go again”-Thomas May 2019

“Great! Excellent location and great value for money. Near a lot of beautiful beaches and scenery. Highly recommended.”- Mark October 2018

“Good spacious cottage right on the beach a few miles out of Clifden. The beach across the road is really pretty and great for shells, and swimming too, with numerous other excellent beaches close-by. Road quietens down at night and the place is dark and quiet at night, just how we like it. Bay views from the house are excellent, and its really easy to get to Clifden, Inishboffin Island, Marconi and Alcock and Brown memorial, and the mountains which are just about 30 mins drive away…”- Alex August 2018

“Traumhaus am Atlantik. Wir wurden von einem wunderbaren Sonnenuntergang empfangen. Das Haus ist so wie abgebildet, funktionell ausgestattet und direkt am Strand. Die Straße vor dem Haus ist mäßig befahren aber man hört sie kaum. Es gibt einige tolle Unternehmungen und Strände in der Umgebung (Geheimtipp: Inisboffin). Herzstück des Hauses ist die wunderbare Küche mit Atlantikblick (eine Salatschüssel war das einzige, was wir vermisst hatten).Das östliche Schlafzimmer ist etwas kühler und duftet nach Badezimmerfeuchte. Der Ansprechpartner vor Ort ist unkompliziert.”-Jens September 2018

“Nice cottage ideally located to enjoy the beach and explore the area. Good spacious cottage right on the beach a few miles out of Clifden. The beach across the road is really pretty and great for shells, and swimming too, with numerous other excellent beaches close-by. Road quietens down at night and the place is dark and quiet at night, just how we like it. Bay views from the house are excellent, and its really easy to get to Clifden, Inishboffin Island, Marconi and Alcock and Brown memorial, and the mountains which are just about 30 mins drive away…”-Alex August 2018

“Very nice holiday home. Location of the house is perfect, close enough to Clifden for shopping and eating out. Brendan, the owner, is a very nice man whom you could contact whenever you needed. We arrived at the house late at night, the key was stuck and we could easily take it over. We will definately be back!” – Egon July 2018

“The house at coral strand is at a excellent location . The house was very clean and there was loads of room for our children to play outside.”- Samantha May 2018

“Lovely location very peaceful the owner Brendan was a very nice man and keep himself to himself, would go again”-Alan September 2017

“Great place to stay, house was very clean and central for touring Connemara. Great view of the sunset from the house.”-Mick August 2017

“Absolutely fabulous! A marvellous house in a marvellous location in a marvellous country!”-Andrew May 2017

“We stayed in the house for 2 weeks. It’s just opposite to the beach with marvelous sunsets. And it’s a perfect base for holidaying in Connemara. Spacious accommodation that’s good also for rainy days. The owner lives close by and comes with great hospitality. A relaxing holiday in a beautiful landscape”-Matthias September 2016

“I really recommend this cottage. It is large, bright, well located (between Ballyconneelly and Clifden), clean and very nice. The owner is very nice and although residing right next to the cottage, it is absolutely not overbearing. When I return to this area, I will re-rent this cottage.”-Emma May 2016

“Coral strand house is in a fabulous location, beautiful scenery all around and only 10 mins to town. The house became home to a family of four and had all home comfort, heating and everyone thoroughly enjoyed there stay. A holiday to remember and we will definitely return. Please say thanks to Brendan the owner who cannot do enough :)”- Maggie August 2015

“Myself and my family had a great time staying at the coral strand lodge. Fantastic views and good access to the beautiful beach across the road. I would come back there again.”-Samantha July 2015

“This house is very clean and great for going between Aillebrack/the golf course and Clifden. Close to the road so kids be careful. A perfect base for holidaying in and around Ballyconneely/Clifden /Roundstone. The owner is close by if you need anything and is very welcoming.”- Kathy June 2014

Stayed 1 week, beautiful holiday home in lovely coastal location and only 10 mins to Clifden town. Spotless and with everything provided. Very easy to heat so good when poor weather rolls in!”-Hilary Kearns May 2014


All Inclusive

Linen & Towels are inclusive in the rental rate.

This property has no WIFI – Wifi Dongle’s can be hired out locally from Keane’s Computer Service Clifden +35385 7779018 / Please quote Connemara Lettings and your booking number to received a discounted 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 less the cost of utilities.

Check-in time is strictly from 5pm onwards (If you require a later check-in time please let us know)

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

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


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