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Hillside House, Clifden 📶

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2 Bedrooms
Bedroom Layout
2x Double
4 Baths



Our Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Hillside House is a real gem! Set in a quiet & idyllic spot along the famous Bog Road to Roundstone.  Boasting fabulous mountain views and only a mere 7 minute drive from the bustling town of Clifden, which has many restaurants, pubs, craft shops and a wonderful atmosphere.

This newly refurbished bright and airy 2 bedroom house provides modern comfortable living with a ‘home from home’ feeling.  The open plan kitchen/dining room is perfect for entertaining with doors opening onto an enclosed patio and vast garden area.  This room is cleverly designed to maximise the great views and natural light.

Places to visit in Connemara

Kylemore Abbey –

Connemara National Park –

The Connemara Loop –

Connemara Walks – Michael Gibbons

Scubadive West –

Connemara Championship Links

Horse riding

Inishbofin Iland

Nearest Bar:  Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant 3 min drive

Roundstone:  13.5 km
Nearest airport Knock 140km
Nearest Ferry Port Dublin 270 km
Nearest Railway station Galway 70km



Ground Floor

Large and airy hallway leading to :

Reception room:  Wooden floors, stove fire, 2 windows overlooking the front of the property.  2 comfy couches, coffee table & TV

Open plan kitchen and dining area:

Kitchen:  Fully fitted kitchen offering dishwasher, electric oven & hob, microwave.  Large counter top with breakfast bar & 4 stools.

Dining area with table & chairs seating  4 guests.  The dining area offers fantastic views of the surrounding mountains and hills with its panoramic window layout.

Door leading to a patio & large garden area.

Door leading:

Utility room housing ample storage space, separate washing machine & dryer.  Great area for storing wet / fishing gear or kids buggies.

Separate WC.

From the Hallway there are 2 bedrooms:

Bedroom 1:  Large, bright & airy double bedroom with 2 windows overlooking the front of the property and with views of the famous Ben Mountain range.  Double bed, 2 bedside lockers with lamps, Dressing table with mirror and stool.  Also a convenient open plan wardrobe with shelving.

Ensuite shower room with wc & sink unit.

Bedroom 2:  Large bright and airy double bedroom with 1 large window overlooking mountains & garden area.  Free standing wardrobe, mirror and bedside lockers with lamps.  Both bedrooms come with the added bonus of black out blinds.

Ensuite shower room with wc & sink unit

Upstairs leads to a perfect area for children/teenagers den or where one can relax after a fun filled day in Connemara and switch off from the world!. There is a comfy chair & footstool, selection of books and games.

Large bathroom comprising of a bath, shower above, WC & sink unit.  Velux window.


Beautifully paved patio area with the BBQ and garden furniture.  With access to large garden & washing line.

Ample parking to the front of the property.

Gates leading into the house.  Fully enclosed.

Strictly no smoking, pets or parties.


Local Info

Clifden town ‘the Capital of Connemara’ is oozing history, heritage, culture & traditions of Irish Music and Dance. This vibrant town has an array of shops selling top quality gifts, trinket souvenirs and handmade knits but to name a few! You will also find boutiques, antique shops and art galleries. There are cosy coffee shops, pubs from the genuine ‘quaint-Irish’ to the more trendy where entertainment is plentiful. Whatever your taste in music you will find a selection of traditional, modern music and dance. Clifden has a reputation for the West’s ‘Gourmet Capital’ – for its fine restaurants. Take the kids to the town playground where they can have fun on the swings or have a kick about in the pitch beside it!

A must visit is the ruins of the old D’Arcy mansion, Clifden Castle. Along the Sky Road is a gateway leading to the castle. Once a Gothic Mansion, the D’Arcy’s lived here until 1850 when the estate was sold to the Eyre Family who lived here at intervals until the castle fell into ruin in the early 20th century.

There are many fine festivals to enjoy throughout the year in Connemara. Most full of music, dance, fun, laughter, activities and games for the young and the young-at-heart. The most well known and oldest of all is the Clifden Community Arts Festival which offers a superb range of poetry readings, lectures, recitals, traditional music, concerts and comedy

At the summit of the Sky Road peninsula there is Eyrephort beach at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

For those Rainy Days, the Station House Theatre shows the latest movies throughout the week. The theatre also runs live family friendly shows suitable for all ages throughout the summer season. The Station House Leisure Centre have 3 day and weekly passes available for visitors to purchase, which allow you access to the hotel’s gym, swimming pool, steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi!

Why not visit Dan O’Haras homestead (8 minute drive from Clifden town on the N59); an award winning heritage centre which offers a fascinating glimpse of rural Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century. Visitors can enjoy a carriage ride through the centre and see demonstrations of turf cutting, sheep herding and other traditional tasks.

Explore Connemara on an electric bike which can be hired from All Things Connemara (on Market Street) or take part in a bike tour with Connemara Cycling Tours (also on Market Street)

Clifden Friday Market takes place every Friday on Market Square where you will find  a wide variety of producers selling their fresh produce to the general public. Be sure to arrive early, as most of the produce and stalls are gone by noon. There’s a good selection of organic vegetables, homemade breads, pies, herbs, fruits, flowers, plants and some clothing.

Clifden has probably the best fishing waters in Europe. The scenery in this area is spectacular on land and at sea with a great variety of seabirds and wildlife, including seals and dolphins. Why not spend the day sea angling? Pack a picnic and spend the day on the beautiful briny sea! Call John at the Celtic Queen on 095-21069 or on 0862484674

Approximately, 4km from Clifden Town Centre, you will find a delightful Pitch and Putt course, which is suitable for all ages and a great activity that the whole family will enjoy!

Connemara has long been regarded as the real emerald of Ireland ‘Connemara is a savage beauty’ Oscar Wilde. Connemara’s landscape will take your breath away, golf competitions and horse riding on wonderful open grassland. . Boat races, regattas, music festivals, marathons, activity events all take place throughout the year.



A beautiful spacious house in an amazing location – Hillside house is a lovely and spacious, modern house in an incredible location. The rooms are huge with all the mod cons that you could ask for. The views from any window are beautiful and the surroundings are amazing. You can see for miles with the mountains as your back drop. It is a really easy and quick drive into Clifden with its array of shops, pubs and restaurants. We had a wonderful week there and will definitely be back. – Steven April 2023

Excellent stay in Connemara – We enjoyed a very peaceful and comfortable week in Hillside House. It is well equipped and everything works. Patrick was on hand for any queries that we had. We loved the views, sounds and light of Connemara. An excellent base for our holiday.- Elizabeth April 2023

Fantastic Stay– This is our second time at Hillside House and it was just as good as we remembered. Warm, welcoming and spotlessly clean. Had a really great week. Beautiful walks right from the door, five minutes into Clifden. Just perfect for us. Loved it. Thank you.- Siriol October 2022

Beautiful House in perfect location. – Such a beautiful house in a beautiful location. Stayed for a week and wished we had booked for a second one. Will definitely go back for another stay. The house is amazing and a lovely feeling when you walk in. Everything we needed for a great holiday was provided. Won’t be staying anywhere else.” – Bernadette August 2022

A summer vacation in beautiful connemara. – We really enjoyed our stay here. The house has everything you need to make it feel like it is a home away from home. This is our second time to stay at Hillside and we hope to visit again soon.” – Alva August 2022

Excellent Family holiday – We have just returned from a week’s stay in Hillside House and it was fabulous. The house is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and is so well equipped with everything you could want during your stay. The location is perfect and with having two young kids with us, the big gated garden was ideal for them. It was our first visit to Clifden and we will definitely be back!” – Grainne August 2022

A hot week in Connemare – Fabulous building and facilities. Everything you could wish for. Owner is local and available by phone. Attentive to detail and requests for help / advice.
—Spectacular views from rear of house fabulous views of the recent “super moon”.
—Highly recommended.” – Howard August 2022

“Lovely house in great location – We had a great stay at Hillside House. Warm, comfortable, light, well-equipped and very clean. The owner, Martin was really helpful. It’s a lovely location really near to Clifden but also feels like you’re “out in the wilds” as well. A short drive to beautiful beaches and the mountains. We’d love to come back and were very sad to leave. Thank you.” – Siriol October 2021

“Fabulous in every way – We were so pleased with our stay in hillside house The house , facilities and location are fantastic. We look forward to to returning again in the future.” –  Michael September 2021

“What a house – Thanks for a wonderful week in your house. There was nothing about the house that we could complain or be dissappointed with. Although the house is a little bit outside of Clifden, It is still within cycling distance. if you are interested in social walking go to the discovery point at Derrigimlagh and follow the history trail around the old signal station. Or walk from the house up to Lough Fadda for a walk into the Wilderness of Connemara. Also visit Inishbofin & Diamond Hill. The house itself has everything you need”  – Maurice August 2021

“We were so pleased with our stay in hillside house. The house , facilities and location are fantastic. We look forward to to returning again in the future.”- Michael August 2021

“The house was super clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. It was a perfect balance between a rural setting, with cows and sheep as our neighbors but only a few minutes drive from Clifden and a selection of local breaches. It’s a great spot for a family holiday with two young kids, and great base for day trips in Connemara. Thank you very much, we had a fantastic holiday and the house was just great, clean and had everything we needed on top of the best weather one could have wished for.”-Tomasz July 2021

“Lovely house, very clean, great layout and everything needed provided. Great location between clifden and ballyconeely. So quiet on the Bog Road.”- Fiona July 2021

“We fell in love with this house and its surroundings – Everything was perfect from start to finish! The house is immaculate and modern and suits our family of 4 perfectly. The kitchen/house has everything you need for a self-catering holiday and is very spacious. We spent most of our time sitting in there and out on the patio, looking out on the gorgeous views. It’s also in a super location with Clifden only a few minutes away! It was our best family holiday to date, and even though we were out and about for most of the day, the house and its surroundings definitely added to the overall experience. Having somewhere so lovely and clean to go home to after a long day was the icing on the cake, and we can’t wait to return next year!” – Bride July 2021

“Beautiful and comfortable house. Great location to visit all the lovely beaches”-Magdalena July 2021

“Sehr schönes Haus -Super Kommunikation -Empfehlenswert”-Lilli October 2019

The property can only be described as immaculate. The location was a 5 min journey from Clifden. A perfect base to explore the delights of Connemara. The owner Martin was on hand for local information and tips etc on where to visit and our grand children loved his beautiful dog Misty. The views from the property were absolutely outstanding even on a rainy day. Could not recommend highly enough. It truly was a pleasure staying here. Thanks to all Regards Colin. -July 2019



Strictly no pets or smoking.

Linen & Towels are inclusive in the rental rate.

During peak season changeover days are Saturdays

Check-in time is strictly between 4pm & 6pm (If you require a later check-in time please let us know)

Check-out time is strictly 10am on day of departure.

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

Please note that most restaurants & cafes in the area have free internet access.

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All inclusive

All mod-cons

Ample Parking

BBQ area

Close to Clifden Town Centre


Fabulous Views

Fabulous walks

Family Friendly

Fully equipped Kitchen and large dining table

Garden Furniture

Highchair & Travel cot provided


Late Availability

Short Breaks

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