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
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
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.
Utility room housing ample storage space, separate washing machine & dryer. Great area for storing wet / fishing gear or kids buggies.
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.
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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND THE CONNEMARA AREA, PLEASE BROWSE THE “THINGS TO DO” SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
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,
“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
“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
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
Check-in time is between 4pm & 6pm (If you require a later check-in time please let us know)
During peak season changeover days are Saturdays
Check-out time is 10am on day of departure.
Please note that most restaurants & cafes in the area have free internet access.
Strictly no pets or smoking.
Beautifully furnished - very stylish
Close to Clifden Town Centre
Fully equipped Kitchen and large dining table
Highchair & Travel cot provided
Washing Machine & Tumble Dryer