Harbour House Cleggan
Excellent for large groups From €1,500 Per Week
- All bedrooms have TV
- All inclusive no hidden costs
- All mod-cons
- Along the Wild Atlantic Way
- Ample Parking
- babysitting on request
- BBQ area
- Beautiful Design
- Beautifully furnished - very stylish
- Boat trip to Inishbofin
- Close to beaches
- Fabulous Views
- Fabulous walks
- FREE internet service
- Fully equipped Kitchen and large dining table
- Gas BBQ
- Hairdryers in all rooms
- Ideal for Groups
- Ipod docking station
- Jacuzzi bath
- Large Balcony with Sea Views
- Loads of space - Perfect for Families
- Lots of natural light
- Patio area ideal for eating Al Fresco
- Sea views
- Spacious accomodation
- Stunning Views of the Atlantic Ocean
- Walk to shop & Pub
Harbour House will be very easy to settle into, but difficult to leave !
**** March Madness Sale €1,500 per week for the month of March – we must be hopping mad !!! ****
This impressive 6 bedroom holiday home sits on an elevated site commanding views over Cleggan Village, Bay and InishBofin Island. Offering bright, stylish and luxurious comforts along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Harbour house sleeps up to 14 guests, this superb holiday rental is an ideal base for a large family, group, reunion or friends looking to holiday together. All bedrooms are ensuite, there is a large dining room, gourmet chefs kitchen with all modern appliances and ample parking.
Keeping in line with the strong fishing tradition of the village; oysters & champagne will be served on your arrival! What a fantastic way to kick of your holiday!
Whether it’s peace and tranquility you want, or the thrill of hiking, water-sports and deep sea fishing, the fresh Atlantic breeze is the perfect oasis to enjoy your well deserved break in Connemara.
The village has a number of bars where music is played most nights and a seafood restaurant serving such local specialities as brill, turbot, mussels, crab and lobster.
Based in the heart of this idyllic fishing village of Cleggan only a stones through from a local shop, bars, restaurants, horse riding centre and is the point of departure for the Ferry service to Inish Bofin Island. No visit to Connemara is complete without a visit to Inishbofin Island, one of the most westerly islands off the Irish coastline. 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.
Within walking distance of the house
Horse Riding Centre / Shops / Restaurants / Boat to Inishbofin Island / Bars / Playground
3 mins drive to white sandy beaches
15 mins drive from Clifden town the Capital of Connemara
20 mins drive from Connemara National Park
25 mins drive from Kylemore Abbey
40 mins drive from Connemara Golf Links Club
Sorry but no pets or smoking permitted !
Sleeps 14 people
2 King size beds, 2 double bedrooms & 2 triple bedrooms – all ensuite shower rooms, 1 family bathroom & 1 separate toilet
Ample parking – large car park to the front of the building
Stairs leading to the front door.
Kitchen with Dining Area / Dining Room / Double bedroom with Ensuite shower room / Utility Room / Separate WC
Entrance hall leading to a large dining room, table seating upto 14 people, ornate fireplace, large bay window with views overlooking Cleggan Bay, further window to the side of the house. Wooden flooring.
Kitchen: Impressive, bright and modern styled open plan kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped with large American style fridge/freezer with purified water and an ice maker, dishwasher, microwave, gas hob with 5 ring hob, electric double oven, wine cooler. Stanley oil fired range. There is a large island in the centre of the kitchen area with 4 dining stools, dining table seating upto 8 people with a large bay window overlooking Cleggan Bay. There is a corner couch seating upto 3 and further 2 seater couch. Tiled flooring. TV unit with Soarview channels and Ipod docking station.
From the kitchen area are 2 doors leading to the dining room and the second door leading to the utility room housing commercial sized washing machine and separate dryer, iron & perculator. There is a separate WC and a door leading to the decked area – perfect sun trap to enjoy dining alfresco – large gas BBQ. From this area are steps leading to the car park.
From the entrance hallway there is a door leading to a double bedroom with a window overlooking the side of the property, fitted wardrobes, dressing table and ensuite shower room.
Stairs leading to first floor:-
5 bedrooms / reception room/ family bathroom / door to balcony
This elegantly furnished reception is inviting after a fun filled day touring Connemara with it’s cream leather sofa (3 seater & 2 armchairs) further 2 armchairs, large bay window with stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean and Cleggan Village, gas fire, large TV with Sky TV (basic channels), stereo with CD player, coffee table and wooden flooring. There is a further window again with sea views.
Across from the reception room is the main family bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath with hand held shower tap, sink & WC.
There are 5 bedrooms on the first floor of this impressive home:
2 triple bedrooms (double bedrooms with 1 double and 1 single bed in each room)
2 double bedrooms with king size beds.
All bedrooms benefit from fitted wardrobes, dressing tables, TV with soarview channels, hairdryers, long length mirrors, carpeted and ensuite shower rooms.
There is a balcony to the front of the house with a seating area with stunning views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Perfect to enjoy a glass a wine in the evening discussing the adventures for the next day.
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. http://inishbofinislanddiscovery.com/
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
Staying in the area for a week? Check out our suggested 7 day itinerary to make the most of your stay in this pretty, sea side village
Day 1 – Trek on horseback along some of Connemara’s most beautiful beaches with the Cleggan Beach Riding Centre
Day 2 – Go Island hopping and take the ferry to Inisbofin Island!
Day 3 – Be a beach bum and spend the day on one of the many beautiful beaches that surround the Cleggan & Claddaghduff area!
Day 4 – Take to the high seas and catch your supper onboard a chartered fishing boat!
Day 5 – Pack a picnic and spend a afternoon exploring the tidal island, Omey which is rich in local history – be sure to take the tidal time table before you set off! During high tide that island is inaccessible to the main land!
Day 6 – Enjoy the freshest sea food in Oliver’s Bar with a nice pint of Guinness, followed by an evening of trad music!
Day 7 – Why not try your hand at coasteering or kayaking with Real Adventures who offer a range of activities to suit all standards and ages
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND THE CONNEMARA AREA, PLEASE BROWSE THE “THINGS TO DO” SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE