Situated along the Wild Atlantic Way this Connemara luxury holiday home is situated by the Atlantic on a white sandy beach a pure pocket of beauty with pristine waters where time stands still.
Cleverly designed with a full gable in glass to maximize the view and light from floor to ceiling. This allows for the 360-degree views of the Atlantic Coastline & the Connemara countryside and spectacular sunsets.
Perfect Holiday for Families
Doleen Quay House is a perfect holiday destination for families, there is an abundance of activities for kids to enjoy without even leaving the property! Whilst the kids are sailing on their dinghy boats or swimming in the bay or just fishing off the rocks you can sit back relax and enjoy a glass of wine.
Doleen Quay House is a sea lodge set at the edge of the Atlantic ocean with a private beach and panoramic views of the western Atlantic sea. Set in a South Westerly position, the house faces the sea to the South West, and the Twelve Pins mountains and Foreglass lake envelope the house from the North East. Almost every room in the building has a special view. It is tastefully decorated in neutral and coastal colours and clean linear concepts inspired by the owner who travels and lives afar.
It is a place to come home to, a perfect peace haven, a place to rest, reflect and disconnect from the outside world. The perfect romantic getaway or writers retreat – as well as the perfect place to explore the West of Ireland.
The house is set over three buildings which are inter-connected by two sunrooms, the bedrooms are located in the outer wings and the centre building contains the kitchen, dining room and living room.
The experience is a marriage of old and new, harmony and calm gives way to spacious and comfortable living in this simple but classic home. It is the ideal base to explore the rest of Connemara or indeed to get away from the rest of the world.
The house is supplied with fine china, crystal and quality 100% linen and 100% cotton quality bedding to include down duvets and quality toweling.
The Sunroom/entrance area (connects building one and two)
The large sunroom facing East and West is a glass room designed to greet the morning sun as it rises in the East over the mountains and also meets the Sun as it sets in the evening to the Sea. Decorated with an ancient door from Zanzibar and some other far world ornaments – it is also a wonderful place to have an early morning yoga session or to stop and think at the beginning of the day.
The Kitchen (building two)
The kitchen is designed around a 3m polar ice quartz island – one side of the island is guested by four seating stools and four seating chairs. The other side of the island holds all the cooking and tableware neatly contained in the custom-designed sliding drawers. Each of the large drawers has a secret compartment drawer also useful for keeping smaller items organized.
A state of the art double digital oven provides for wonderful cooking experience and warming drawers to keep your food hot whilst waiting for your guests. The star of the island is a large touchpad induction hob (with a built- in extraction fan) allows you to cook delicious meals whilst you simultaneously enjoy a drink with your friends across the island. The kitchen as we all know is where the world gathers to talk and is a wonderful place to entertain as well as cook. Another key feature worktop counter is the Qooker Hot Water tap, this tap with safety features provides instant hot water as well as the normal functions of a tap – so no need for any extra appliances or waiting for the kettle to boil!
A large dishwasher, large sliding larder drawers and an ample sized fridge, are elegantly contained behind ceiling length kitchen doors. The island and countertops are also lit by LED colour changing lights – should you care to set the mood and invite your guests to a cocktail or two in the crystal glassware.
The Dining room
The open plan dining room invites you to sit at an original Edwardian table and seats up to 14 guests and also has views of the ocean and sunset as you dine with friends or chat over some drinks.
Sitting room /lounge
Set behind a glass gable, the living room faces the sea and sits underneath a cathedral ceiling and a large mirror globe chandelier. Decorated in neutral colours and clean lines, the large white sofas and chaise lounges allow you to unwind and relax as you watch the sky and sea perform the latest marine or celestial show.
The windows are fitted with electric blinds which you can open and close at the touch of a button should you care for some shade or more privacy – although looking straight ahead – Newfoundland is the next stop – Alcock and Brown no doubt crossed the over and above here!
The two outer wings houses 4 bedrooms, two junior suites and two king-size bedrooms upstairs. The junior suites are all served with electric blinds and four-poster king-size beds. The suites all have walk-in tropical rain showers/en-suites which are decorated with large Carrera porcelain tiles and a novel Wi-Fi LED mirror which allows you to listen to your favourite music as you wake to the day or soothe your troubles away in the evening. Both junior suites are decorated with antique Irish cast iron fire mantles with finest craft and cherub-like relief work. Both suites also have expresso machines.
Two king-size beds in upstairs bedrooms
The two upstairs bedrooms have king-sized beds and are decorated with aqua upholstered velvet beds, rich quality linen and an aqua tiled tropical rain shower in the en- suite shower/bathrooms – The perfect place for a peaceful sleep.
Master Quay Suite Bed Room –
A state of the art locally handcrafted glass stairway takes you to the master suite settled above the main building. The master suite enclosed with glass banisters is situated in the mezzanine with a free-standing bath overlooking the ocean. The uninterrupted sea views will have you soak your worries away under the stars or in the glorious morning sunlight. The master suite also has a separate shower/bathroom and a large walk-in tropical shower room. Set above the sea this is a magical place to rest and reflect. A structured but soft, super king, velvet, cornflower blue bed takes you to sleep underneath the stars.
The master suite also has an comfort feature with fridge, expresso machine and fine delph – should you care to linger for longer in your heaven before joining the rest of your friends and family below.
Another glass stairway leads you down to the basement (60m) and is home to the laundry room and the control room of the house and heating systems as well as a large storage area.
The double washing machine and drying facility provides you with a chance to do all the laundry at once. The basement is also a work in progress (and some parts of the house) and will eventually become a much-awaited wine cellar and/or gym. In the meantime, it is – what you want it to be. The perfect place to store all your suitcases for long-term guests and all your cycling or photography equipment or gallery space or another yoga space.
Heating and hot water
The house is designed with an eco -friendly air to water heating system. The system allows you to have a tropical setting of 30 degrees or a pleasant ambient setting of 16-18 degrees, this is entirely at your fingertips. The residence is equally fitted with an air-conditioning system that circulates fresh air at regular intervals, which are timed and monitored from the control room in the basement and monitors in the rooms.
The Beach !
Doleen Quay House is a unique beachfront holiday home positioned within 40 meters of a white sandy beach. This property is a fisherman’s delight, a writers retreat, a yoga sanctuary and a kids dream all in one location. You can dip into the sea for an early morning swim, fish off the rocks, children can sail their dinghy or go snorkeling in the bay directly from the house. A yoga session in the early morning sunrise or sunset on the beautiful beach is equally another special opportunity the location offers.
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 and pristine waters where time stands still.
Listen to the song of the birds and the sound of the waves crashing against the shore whilst relaxing sipping a glass of wine or reading a book on your private patio or enjoy an evening stroll across the beach to another peninsula on low tide.
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.
Ballyconneely village is only 1 mile (1.3km) from the holiday cottage – the village has 2 shops, a post office, pub/restaurant, and playground
Local shop 1.3km
Beach 40 metres
Sandy beach 40 metres
Village / Town 1.3 km
Please note that this house is not suitable for toddlers due to open staircases / mezzanine area /basement. If you have any queries in this regard please contact us.
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
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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACTIVITES AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND THE CONNEMARA AREA, PLEASE BROWSE THE “THINGS TO DO” SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
Amazing – We loved this holiday home, it was stunning, a beautiful house is a magical location. Everything about it was perfect. – Helena Jul 2022
Doleen Quay House is happy to welcome your pet, however we would ask that your pet would not be permitted on furniture or on beds.
There is an additional fee of €200 should you wish to bring your pet.
Linen & towels are inclusive in the rental rate.
Check-in time is strictly from 4pm onwards. Please contact your host 2 to 3 days prior to arrival to arrange key collection, your host details will be sent via e-mail once final payment for your reservation has been received.
Check-out time is strictly 10 am on the day of departure due to the size of the property, housekeepers require this time for same day changeovers.
A €1000 security/damage deposit is required by pre-authorization 2-3 days prior to arrival. As long as there are no breakages or damage to the property this will be refunded on day of departure.
access to sea
Along the Wild Atlantic Way
babysitting on request
Bright & Airy Accommodation
Cosy sitting room
Fully equipped kitchen with large dining table
High chair & Travel cot
Plenty of Natural Light
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