This delightful 4 bedroom detached bungalow is situated within close proximity to Ballyconneely village and is a perfect base for families or friends wishing to holiday in Connemara along the Wild Atlantic Way. Close not only to amenities like a local pub and restaurant, grocery shops and playground but also to white sandy beaches the Connemara Championship Golf link Course and some fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.
Foregloss Cottage is offered as a family & wheelchair accessible self catering home benefiting from all home comforts such as a wood burning stove, comfy couches, large fitted kitchen with all mod cons, separate washer/drier, large fridge freezer and spacious rooms sleeping upto 8 people. A perfect choice for a family with young children, all rooms on ground level with both a wooden cot and highchair are provided. The property is also pet friendly and has a large enclosed garden-great for a kick around on a sunny day.
This cottage offers panoramic mountain, countryside, lake & sea views, being the ideal choice for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts, with many local activities such as pony trekking, surfing, golfing, fishing, mountain climbing and much more-there really is something for everyone.
Bright entrance porch with comfy seating ideal to enjoy your morning coffee overlooking the front garden.
Door leading to an open plan sitting room area with wood burning stove, comfortable leather couch, opening to a large fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven, gas hob. The large dining area with sliding doors leads to the side of the house.
From the kitchen area is the hallway leading to 4 bedrooms, family bathroom & Utility area
Utility area has a separate washing machine and dryer.
A shower room with separate shower, WC & sink unit.
Bedrooms-all of which are on the ground floor!
2x Double Rooms with wooden flooring and large wardrobes situated at the front of the house.
Twin room also at the front of the house has wooden flooring, a wardrobe and chest of drawer along with a large window allowing in amply natural light.
Double room with wooden flooring overlooking the back of the house with mountain views.
Family bathroom, with bath, shower overhead, sink & WC.
Outdoor furniture & gas BBQ – ideal for dining al-fresco and large carpark
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 Loughlin 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 Errislannan 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 ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND THE CONNEMARA AREA, PLEASE BROWSE THE “THINGS TO DO” SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
“Happy family. Had a lovely week at Foregloss Cottage which was very comfortable and well equipped for our family of 6 adults and 2 one-year olds. Aggie was very helpful even providing an extra cot and highchair which was wonderful. We did lots of touring and good eating in a lovely area of Galway. The shop in Ballyconneley was useful for quick shop and Clifden was only 15mins away for bigger shops. Hope to come back again soon.”- Mary September 2018
“Perfect size & location. The house had for good sized bedrooms, a big kitchen and a good sized comfortable living room with a great stove! The property is exactly 2km from the village of Ballyconneely (we measured it) so a nice walk or a quick drive, but also has that lovely West of Ireland remoteness.”- Scorie May 2018
Electricity and heating at a set charge of €35 per week.
Linen and Towels inclusive in the rental
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
Check-in time is between 4pm & 6pm
Check-out time is 10am
Pets welcome but must stay on tiled floor – not allowed in bedrooms, on carpeted areas or on furniture.