Fushia Cottage, Claddaghduff
Overlooking Ocean From €395 3 nights
- All mod-cons
- babysitting on request
- Beautiful Design
- Close to beaches
- Cosy sitting room
- Excellent house for large group
- Fabulous walks
- Family Friendly
- Large Grounds
- Lots of natural light
- Newly Refurbished
- Patio Furniture & BBQ
- Pay as you go wifi
- Pet Friendly
- Quiet Area with lovely Walks
- Retains original features
- Stove Fire
- Superb Land & Sea Views
- TV in bedroom
- Walk to shop & Pub
Gorgeous cottage within walking distance to pub & shop. Pet friendly, patio area to dine al fresco, ocean views, stove fire, wifi dongle
Beautiful traditional cottage with breathtaking views of Omey Island
This beautiful newly renovated traditional Irish cottage is set in Aughris, Claddaghuduff overlooking Omey Island and the Atlantic Ocean. The cottage maintains most of its original, rustic features but also has a modern feel throughout.
Lazy summer evenings can be spent enjoying a BBQ, bottle of wine and taking in the breath taking views of the Atlantic Ocean. This is the perfect holiday home for a couples get away! The area is quite with beautiful views and the cottage itself is cosy and romantic. Families will also enjoy the abundance of beaches in the area which the kids (big & small!) will adore!
Omey Island is directly across from the cottage, is accessible at low tide by crossing acres of firm sandy beach, either in a car or on foot. Simply follow the direction poles in the sand that mark the way across. The Omey Races – a ‘Connemara alternative to the Galway races for those who prefer sandals to stilettos’ takes place annually on the strand in Claddaghduff.
Re-established as a tradition in 2001, the annual summer races have been steadily attracting greater numbers every year and last year drew a crowd of almost 5000 people for a wonderful day of sun, sand, sea and of course, horse racing. With up to nine races on the card, there’s opportunities for young, upcoming jockeys to hone their skills, while providing a great day out for spectators.
The cottage is approx. a 7-8 minute walk to Sweeney’s shop & bar. The bar serves food throughout the day and has plenty of picnic benches outside for enjoying your lunch al fresco and taking in the wonderful sights of Omey Strand.
Cleggan village is only a short drive, which is a lively spot with four pubs (Olivers which serves great seafood, Joyces, Newmans, and The Pier Bar), each of which has a different character. There is traditional music most nights throughout the summer season. There is a local shop for your groceries, post office and a kids playground. Cleggan offers daily departures to Inisbofin island, which is a must! organised sea angling trips and has a great horse riding centre.
The Claddaghduff/Cleggan area is surrounded by stunning beaches like Sallerna, Fountain Hill, Rossadillisk and Omey Island. Other activities include deep sea angling, lake fishing, organised boat trips to Inishturk Island, or why not try your luck at pitch and putt.
The front door leads you into the sitting room/kitchen area, which has a high beamed ceiling maintaning that rustic cottage feel.
From the kitchen area you have beautiful views of Omey island and beach. The kitchen consists of a breakfast bar with 2 stools, a large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, oven & hob, George Forman grill, toaster, kettle and a cd/tape player.
The sitting room area has 2 armchairs and a 3 seater couch with a flat screen tv, dvd player and a large stove.
Just off the sitting room area there is a bedroom with a double and single bed, bedside locker, large fitted wardrobe, leather recline with foot stool and a tv.
There is a large bathroom with a bath and seperate electric shower.
The utility room has a washing machine and dryer, perfect place to store wet gear.
The second bedroom has a double and single bed, a night stand, a wardrobe and a leather recliner
Cleggan Village is a small idyllic fishing village nestling at the head of Cleggan Bay on Connemara’s Atlantic Coast. This village is the centre of the fishing industry in North West Connemara.
Cleggan Village has four bars (Olivers, Joyces, Newmans, and The Pier Bar), one grocer and a sit-down restaurant, as well as a take-out. There is traditional music regularly in the summer, and an excellent restaurant in Oliver’s Bar. There is also a children’s playground next to the community centre. Go horse trekking with the Cleggan Horse Riding Centre (Just outside Cleggan village) or take the bus from Cleggan to Galway City for the day! There is an annual festival in Cleggan – Festival of the Sea, which takes place at the end of July/Early August every year
Blue Water offers charter fishing trips which departs from Cleggan Village. Beginners are welcome and you can hire top quality tackle including all the end tackle ( hooks leads and lures) on board. John will give tuition and fairly quickly the beginner will be catching fish like an expert. Call 095-21073
It is the mainland port for Inishbofin and the other islands off the coast. Boats for deep sea angling and island trips are available for hire at Cleggan. No visit to Connemara is complete without a visit to Inishbofin Island, one of the most westerly Islands off the Irish coastline. The unique Island of Inishbofin is located only 10 kilometres off the north Connemara coast, and is only a 30 minute crossing from Cleggan, . The Ferry Service is aboard the fast, Comfortable ferry “The Island Discovery”. The Island Itself is a haven of beauty, boasting magnificent scenery from cliff top walks to the sea on all sides to white sandy beaches and an abundance of rare flora and fauna.
Claddaghduff Village has a church, a grocers and a pub (Sweeneys). The bar serves food throughout the day and has plenty of picnic benches outside for enjoying your lunch al fresco and taking in the wonderful sights of Omey Strand.
Omey Island is situated 7.6km from the house; this island can be reached on foot at low tide. There are fine strands and pony races take place in August. In the sandhills of the northern shore are the ruins of Teampall Féichin (Temple Feichin) a small medieval church, preserving the memory of the monastery founded by Saint Féichin of Cong. On the western shore is Tobar FéichIn – Féichin’s Well.
The capital of Connemara, Clifden, is approximately a 10 minute car drive from the Cleggan/Claddaghduff area. Explore this vibrant and colourful town with its top-quality, award winning, restaurants, cafes and traditional bars. You can ramble around town enjoying the unique shops, galleries and bookshop.
The Cleggan & Claddaghduff are has been featured on numerous television programmes including BBC2′s ‘Coast’ series as an idyllic place to live or visit
Known for its large selection of lovely beaches, here is a list of beaches in the in the Cleggan/Claddaghduff Area:
Cleggan Beach is at the very head of Cleggan Bay. It is on the sea side of “Cleggan Causeway” – a narrow run of land over which the road runs, connecting Cleggan and Aughrus Peninsula to Cleggan Head
Sellerna is a large, sweeping beach very close to Cleggan, reached from a small road to the right as you leave Cleggan in the direction of the end of Peninsula – you’ll find it, signposted “Tra” (meaning “Beach” or “Strand” in Irish), just by the large white “Cleggan” sign marking the edge of the village. It’s a lovely, safe, sandy beach, a great favourite with families. Lovely to take a walk in the evening for a sunset stroll.
TRA BRHRIDE, ROSSADILISK
From Cleggan Village, proceed from Cleggan towards the end of the peninsula and find the right turn to Rossadilisk about 2km from Cleggan. From Claddaghduff, take the left turn 50m from Sweeney’s, over the hill, turn right at the T-Junction, and the left turn to Rossadilisk is only a couple of hundred metres along the road in a Cleggan-wards direction. As you proceed down the narrow road to Rossadilisk, take the first turn to the right along an un-tarred road, and this will bring you to the very lovely Tra Bhride, on Cleggan Bay. It’s a smaller beach than Sellerna, but it really is beautiful, as you will see from the photo above. Anglers sometimes fish from the rocks at each end of the beach.
Rossadilisk Strand proper is a broad, curved length of beach, stretching right around Rossadilisk Point, protected by reefs of off lying rocks. Around the point is Rossadilisk Harbour, with its pier and, except in winter, small fishing vessels including traditional currachs, moored there. When the tide is high, there is a small stretch of sand but, when the tide is out, the sea recedes quite a long way across the flat beach.
The sea is often warm here, especially at the top of a flood tide, the sea warm from flowing in over the sun-warmed sand. It’s great for swimming – and extremely safe – as well as for taking a relaxed stroll of a summer evening. It’s a romantic-feeling place
ANCHOR BEACH & OTHER COVES AT AUGHRUSBEG:
The “Anchor” Beach, at Aughrus beg on the sea side of Aughrus Lake is a fine place whether on a windy day, as shown to the right, or on a fine calm day – the banner photo at the head of each of the pages on this website is of the Anchor beach. In fact there is a series of small interconnected beaches there, all sandy and lovely, and all great for families to spend the day, swimming, playing or just sun-bathing.
Tra Mor (the Big Beach) is also on the sea side of Aughrus Lake. Near the small road leading to the area known locally as the Gannoughs, and to Aughrus Point itself, there is a line of quite newly built houses; and beside them, a rough track which leads you to a grassy area. Proceeding to the right along the grass brings you to Tra Mor.
Again, this is a grand beach for families – a bit off the beaten track so that not that many people other than locals and those who read these pages know about it. It’s sandy, with rocky outcrops – great for swimming and sunbathing, and the best beach we can think of for that endlessly enjoyable task of gazing into rock pools with their great diversity of shore life. Perfect activity for children from eight to eighty!
Is a tidal island situated near Claddaghduff on the western edge of Connemara. From the mainland the island is inconspicuous and almost hidden. It is possible to drive or walk across a large sandy strand to the island by following the arrowed signs. At high tide, the water is deep enough to cover a car. It’s great for walking, swimming, sailing, surfboarding, kite surfing, flying kites, practising your car-driving skills at low tide…just about everything!
Fountain Hill, around the Peninsula in the direction of Streamstown Bay, but before the road turns left along Streamstown, is reached by taking one of the right turns from the road. A very beautiful beach, quite steeply sloping but generally safe otherwise, the sand is silver rather than gold, and a perfect spot for picnicking.
All this information is supplied from http://www.aughruspeninsula.com/beaches.php
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The electricity and oil is metered upon arrival and departure.
Linen & towels are inclusive in the rental rate.
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 less the cost of utilities.
Check-in time is between 4pm & 6pm (If you require a later check-in time please let us know)
Check-out time is 10am on day of departure.
During peak season the changeover dates are Saturdays.
This property has a Pay As You Go WIFI Dongle
Please note that most restaurants & cafes in the area have free internet access.