Leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind you and escape to the tranquil location of Dolan. Newly built, modern, family friendly property; with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. This property is situated ideally between the villages of Roundstone and Ballyconneely and is a 15 minute drive from Clifden town centre A truly tranquil location, IDEAL for families. The house is situated off the main road, so it is both peaceful and private.Close proximity to beautiful beaches such as Dogs Bay, Gurteen and Coral Strand. Pack a picnic and revel in fun filled days on our beautiful local beaches
Perfect entertaining house with a large open plan reception, dining and kitchen area. Walking distance to a beach.
Bright hallway with tiled flooring and storage cupboard housing travel cot & highchair
Very spacious and bright open plan reception room with comfy couches overlooking stunning sea views, wooden flooring, gas fire, TV. There is a large dining table which seats 6 and the kitchen is fully equipped with all modern appliances and tiled flooring.
Master bedroom, large bedroom with fitted wardrobes and ensuite shower room
3 further Double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and wooden flooring
Enjoy lazy summer evenings on the patio while tucking into a BBQ dinner while watching the sun go down.
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!
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:
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 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
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND THE CONNEMARA AREA, PLEASE BROWSE THE “THINGS TO DO” SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
“Another lovely stay in Dolan!! This was our second time staying in this property at Dolan, Location excellent, fantastic views out to sea and to the 12 Pin mountains, beach near by was great for swimming and the rocky areas ideal for snorkeling and some great headland walks all helped by some excellent weather. The house is very comfortable and well maintained with all mod cons and had just been painted outside.The solid fuel barbecue was new and work very well. The 3 WIFI dongle worked very well with speeds of approx 11-12 Mbps compared to 3-4 Mbps last year, best signal was to the rear of the house. The bedrooms could do with blackout blinds fitted especially on this visit due to the very bright mornings,and some outside storage would be great for bikes etc. Dot Mullins our house contact was very helpful during our stay and key collection worked out fine. Overall a great property to base yourself for a Connemara holiday.”- Garreth July 2018
“Stunning Location Amazing location. Super views of ocean and landscape. Quiet secluded beach close by. Great choice if you “want to get away from it all!”- Louise April 2018
“I can only say: “”Great!!”” It was a wonderful place to stay. The cottage has a great sea- and mountain-view. The contact to the owner was uncomplicated. We enjoyed every day.”- Stefan August 2017
“A Real Gem!…our 3rd year at this location. As value for money it’s hard to beat. Our facilities in Dolan were top class. Location excellent..house in very good condition. .very clean ..and will definitely return in 2017…Yvonne in Connmeara lettings was excellent as was Dot our liaison lady for our house. We are very happy to recommend this property.”- Anne September 2016
“A lovely holiday experience. Excellent experience with Connemara lettings. Yvonne provided a very professional service. We are 4 lady golfers , who travel to Ballyconneely annually for open week. This house in Dolan was great value for money, high grade facilities. In excellent condition. We will be booking again with Connemara Lettings…highly recommended.”- Anne Sep 2014
“Excellent property would highly recommend. Wonderful location and really nice house. House was very well appointed and finished to a high standard. We had a family reunion and both the house and location lived up to everyone’s expectations. It was very clean and comfortable with great showers in both bathrooms. We really enjoyed the beautiful beach that is within a short walk of the house, it was an added bonus. Overall a wonderful week in a great location, would highly recommend it.”-Lisa 16 Aug 2014
“Great house for young children in bad weather! We loved the house – it was easy to keep and very suitable for young children to run around in. The location is great as its 5 mins from a lovely beach. the kids loved picking blackberries and feeding the ponies in the fields. The area outside could have done with some landscaping – it was rough underfoot.”-Ines Aug 2014
“It is a welcoming, modern, comfortable house with all of the facilities that make a holiday enjoyable and relaxing. It is located in a beautiful area and the views from the house are lovely. We would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking for a peaceful, relaxing break.”-Michelle , April 2013
Please note Gas is charged at €50 per week and the Electricity is charged at €30 per week which is payable in advance.
Linen & Towels are inclusive in the rental rate.
There is a €250 security deposit payable upon arrival, this is refundable as long as there are no breakages or damage.
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.
There is a pay as you go WiFi dongle (suitable for emails), instructions on this device will be emailed to you upon full payment along with directions to the property and information on key collection.
Strictly No Pets.
Please note that most restaurants & cafes in the area have free internet access.