Farther West than The Wild Atlantic Way, a beautiful and welcoming coastal place to disappear to.
Cosy and lovingly refurbished farming/fishing Connemara family cottage with the usual mod cons. Original a house built well over a century ago.
A short stroll from the secluded beaches of Mannin with its miles of pristine white sandy beaches, framed by a large sky over the Atlantic Ocean and Connemara’s Twelve Pins mountains to the East. Access to many acres of unspoilt beach terrain for ramblers adhering to the welcoming signage of local landowners.
The original cottage footprint is the current dining/living room area with a vaulted ceiling (previously known as the kitchen) and two adjoining bedrooms. At a later date, the cottage was extended to include an additional bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and what is now a utility area. A small porch, south-facing, was also added to the old cottage, which has become a favourite little retreat.
Relax after a walk on the beach sitting by the cosy stove fire.
One bedroom with two single beds and another with a small double bed comprises the two bedrooms of the old cottage.
A third bedroom with a king-size double bed has a sea view of picturesque Mannin Bay.
The bathroom has a modern electric shower fitted.
Modern kitchen includes electric oven, gas hob, microwave, and fridge-freezer. Sit, sip and enjoy the view through the window including Inis Shark in the west, Inish Boffin and as far north as Achill Island 60km away.
Flaherty Cottage sits on its own ground, with stone wall-lined access from the road. Wildflowers, trees and some mown grass all around. Ample room for cars and an outdoor seating area with furniture all sit atop gravel-covered surround.
Flaherty Cottage shares access with a quiet working farm
Park the car, walk the beach, when dry walk the shore, in a storm feel the thunderous sea pound your chest from a high perch, in rain listen to Luke Kelly, when silent do nothing, if trees are falling make a hot whiskey, in thunder get a candle, in lightening light the candle, on a moonlight night see your shadow, new moon see the blackness on the ground, and the Milky Way above, any night read of Mice and Men, go outside and look north as far as your eyes can see towards the North Pole with nothing in your way
No driving needed
Walk/run/cycle among nature among the dunes and sandy soil in the many acres of
Walk the white sandy beaches and rocks
Explore the rock pools at low tide for fish and little sea creatures.
Find the rock for jumping in for a swim at high tide
Swim, snorkel, coaster, or sunbathing
Identify birds in the locality (31 types last count, some migratory)
Identify bedstraw plants like wild thyme and many varieties on the commonage land
Explore the shoreline at low tide and at high tide six hours or so later
Fish from the rocks
Fly a kite
Camp on the commonage
Walk to Connemara Sands Hotel for lunch
Walk under the stars or just sit and stare at the night sky
Watch Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) when visible from Ireland (rare)
Walk to see seals basking on rocks between the small bridge and Connemara Sands
Within 20minute Drive
Call to the local commercial hub in Ballyconneely
Pier jump from thirty feet (Bunowen Pier)
Explore vast acres of commonage in Errismore, Aillebrack, Dunloughan
Walk the Derrygimbla Wild Atlantic Way Stopping off at point
Walk to the Alcock and Brown landing site and discover Marconi Station
Walk/Run 10k Errislannan Loop
Ramble in the Roundstone Bog complex
Fish from rocks for Ray, Wrasse, Pollack, Mackerel at various marks
Swim at Coral Strand Beach
Pony trekking at GC (booking may be needed)
Visit Ballyconneely playground and sport area
Seaweed baths and Spa Connemara Sands
Within 40minute Drive
Clifden for coffee, shopping, dining and more
Drive the Sky Road
Have chowder in Roundstone
Explore Gurteen Beach and Dog’s Bay
Return from Roundstone by Bog Road
Rockfish at White Lady
Climb The Diamond Connemara National Park
Explore Kylemore Abbey
Walk the Greenway to Ballinahinch
Visit the Connemara Gealtacht
Catch the ferry to Inishboffin
Sea Angling Cleggan maybe Clifden
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND THE CONNEMARA AREA, PLEASE BROWSE THE “THINGS TO DO” SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
Flaherty Cottage is new to the market reviews to follow.
All Inclusive – Free WiFi
Linen & Towels are inclusive in the rental rate.
Please note that a €100 cash security deposit is required on your arrival, as long as there are no breakages or damage to the property this will be refunded on departure.
Flaherty Cottage is happy to accept pets, we would ask that dogs be supervised at all times as there is livestock in the surrounding fields. Pets are not permitted on beds or on furniture and any additional cleaning due to pets will be deducted from the security deposit.
Check-in time is from 4pm onwards (If you require a late check-in please let your host know)
Check-out time is at 10am on day of departure.
All one floor
Along the Wild Atlantic Way
Babysitting upon request
BBQ area with BBQ
Close to Golf Club
Linen & towels included
Nespresso coffee machine
4 nights for the price of 3
Late availability discount
Romantic Breaks for couples