This is true Connemara luxury with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, a haven of peace and tranquility. Cleverly designed to maximize the view and light with floor to ceiling windows and a large patio area which takes full advantage of the 360 degree view of the Atlantic Coastline & the Connemara countryside.
You enter the property through a curving driveway leading to an impressive large 6 bedroom residence, you are immediately struck by the spaciousness, the natural light and stunning views.
Enjoy the very best of this memorizing and magical location in Ballyconneely, Connemara.
Private sandy beach literally a stone’s throw from your front door !
An amazing prime positioned beachfront holiday home within 40 meters of a white sandy beach. Doleen House is a beautifully designed finished to a very high specification six bedroom styled residence, built to take full advantage of the fabulous views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean along the Wild Atlantic Way.
This property is a fisherman’s delight and a kids dream location, you can jump into the sea for an early morning swim or fish off the rocks ‘catch and cook your catch’ on the BBQ provided or the kids can go sailing on their dinghys or go snorkelling in the bay directly from the house. We can arrange private boat trips to explore the various local secluded islands with their white sandy beaches and local wild life, pure pockets of beauty where time stands still. Listen to the song of the birds and the sound of the waves crushing against the shore whilst relaxing sipping a glass of wine or reading a book on your private patio. Enjoy an evening stroll across the beach whilst the tide is out.
This holiday home is within close proximity of Roundstone Village, Connemara Golf Link Course, Ballyconneely Village & Clifden Town the Capital of Connemara. Kylemore Abbey & the National Park are approx 25 mins drive.
Perfect Holiday for Families – Travel Cot, highchair, stairgate provided.
Doleen House is a perfect holiday destination for families, there is an abundance of activities for kids to enjoy without even leaving the property! From dolls houses to books to DVD’s & puzzles the owners of the property have thought of everything for your little ones to play with whilst the Mummy’s and Daddy’s can enjoy that well earned break away. We can arrange a baby sitting service upon request * Equipped with everything you would expect from a five star home.
6 bedrooms, (sleeps upto 15 people), Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, 1 ensuite shower room, 1 family bathroom
Special Features: * 3500 sq ft * Built on 3/4 of an acre * 30 metres from White Sandy Beach * Free internet service * Free National phonecalls * Constant hot water * Pet Friendly * Free fuel for stove * Huge Accommodation * Power Showers * High Chair * Travel Cot * Stairgate * Less than 1 mile from shops, bar & playground * Integrated hoover socket.
Upon entering the kitchen and dining area you are immediately struck by the spaciousness, high ceilings, natural light and stunning view from the floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Ocean. The kitchen is a gourmets delight as it has everything one might need to cook that perfect meal, fully integrated, double electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, gas 5 ring hob, large fridge (with freezer box), coffee machine, everything from food processors, to bread making machines, Nutri-bullet to poaching pans. The dining table seats up to 8 people (extra chairs if required) and double doors leading out onto the large patio area.
3 steps leading down to the sitting room, you are welcomed into large yet cosy reception room with cathedral ceilings, large fireplace with stove, large windows with door leading to the patio area, wooden floors, 3 comfy sofas (2, 3 seaters & 1 2 seater), armchair, coffee table, 2 velux windows & TV offering Netflix & Saorview.
From the kitchen area there is a large playroom with TV, DVD player, wooden floor. This is a kid’s dream room with ample books, games, playhouse, large dolls house, two large windows with sea views.
Utility room housing separate washing machine and drier, further gas oven, iron and ironing board, lots of storage cupboards, separate presser, tiled floor. There is a further door with steps leading down to a large storage room ideal for kayaks / dinghy’s / wet gear / golf clubs etc. This room can be accessed from the utility room or to the back of the house.
3 steps leading up to an impressive and very bright hallway with large picture, velux windows, tiled flooring and large windows either side of the hallway with sea and mountain views. There are couches and armchairs to relax in after a fun filled day touring Connemara and doors leading to the front & back patio areas.
Bedroom 1: Superking bedroom with 2 large windows with sea views, carpeted, superking size bed, fitted wardrobe, armchair.
Bedroom 2: Quad bedroom with Double bed, single day bed with single trundle bed, 2 large windows with sea views, carpeted, chest of drawers.
There are 2 steps leading up to:
Bedroom 3: King bedroom with 2 large windows with sea views, carpeted, kingsize bed, large chest of drawers, ensuite shower room.
Bedroom 4: Double bedroom with windows overlooking the back of the property, carpeted, 4 ft double bed, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and bookcase.
Family bathroom with claw foot bath, large sink unit, walk-in power shower, large window to the back of the property.
First Floor: Stairs leading to:
Large Mezzanine Area – overlooking the hallway, carpeted area with couch and coffee table, panoramic sea and mountain views. Free from TV distractions this is the place reading the papers, playing games or chilling out and enjoying a glass of wine and watch the sunset over the bay.
Bedroom 5: Door leading to Master Bedroom: with superking size bed, carpeted, sliding door to Balcony with stunning water views, couch, 2 velux windows allowing ample natural light, walk-in wardrobe.
Doors leading to: Left hand side: – Shower room with power shower unit, WC, sink unit, 2 velux windows, tiled flooring.
Right hand side of the room:- Corner bath, His & Hers wash hand basins, tiled flooring.
Two steps leading up to:
Bedroom 6: Very large family bedroom providing a double bed, a single and day bed, 2 velux windows and 1 further window to the side of the house, carpeted.
Local shop 1.3km
Beach 40 metres
Sandy beach 40 metres
Village / Town 1.3 km
Ballyconneely village is only 1 mile (1.3km) from the holiday cottage – the 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
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.
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.
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A little piece of heaven – The house is super comfortable with everything one could need . The bedrooms and beds very comfortable. Sitting areas with superb views . The beach is a dream and super safe for my grandchildren . One couldn’t find better accommodation anywhere. Joan Jul 2019
Owners very friendly and helpful. The property delivers what it says on the tin. – Owners very friendly, helpful and made us feel entirely welcome. We particularly appreciated the provisions “in situ” on the evening of arrival. The house was well equipped and comfortable. Plenty of hot water for our large party. Do ask for advice on how to use vacuum cleaner. Children friendly property and location. Memorable week enjoyed by all ages. Property fully delivered what it said on the tin. J Malcolm Aug 2017
Perfect location to explore Connemara – Caroline met us at the house when we arrived at Connemara, made us feel very welcome and provided a bag of goodies to get us settled in. House was absolutely beautiful and very clean. We had a party of 10 and loads of room. Everything we needed was in the house and we had lovely evenings cooking dinner and chilling afterwards. The beach is very private and the children loved it. The house is great for children they amused themselves for hours with all the toys, books and dvds. I would highly recommend this house. We loved it!! Angela Aug 2017
FREE WIFI service & free national and local calls
No pets allowed
The electricity and oil is metered upon arrival and departure and is charged separately.
Linen & towels are inclusive in the rental rate.
Check-in time is strictly from 4pm
Check-out time is strictly 10am on day of departure.
Please note that €500 security deposit is required upon arrival. As long as there are no breakages or damage to the property this will be refunded on departure.
Along the Wild Atlantic Way
Amazing Sea Views
Fully equipped Kitchen
Highchair & Travel cot provided
5* Holiday Cottages