This elegant, large, stone faced 5 bedroom house is set over 2 floors; the house overlooks Omey Island & strand which leads off into the abundant Atlantic Ocean. If you are looking for a property with breathtaking sea views and fresh salty air, then you have come to the right spot! Most of the rooms in this property enjoy these lovely views.
Homely and spacious with a large garden, Jackies Cottage is set in the beautiful and peaceful sea front village of Claddaghduff; making it a perfect place for families.
Claddaghduff church is approx a 5-6 minute walk away, Sweeneys Shop & bar will take you about 6-7 minutes to walk to; so no hiring taxis if you want to enjoy a wine or two!!
Cleggan Village is only a short 5 minute drive away, (approx 2.2 miles/3.5km). On a nice day it is a lovely walk, you can even take a short-cut through the “Tank Road” from the house to Cleggan Village where you can enjoy a tasty fresh seafood meal in Olivers Bar, hop on a ferry to Inisbofin, go horse trekking with the Cleggan Horse Riding Centre or take the bus to Galway City for the day!
Clifden, the “capital of Connemara”, is approx 7 miles/11kms from the property. 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.
Whether you want an action packed vacation or one of peace and tranquility, surrounded by breathtaking scenery, then this house in Claddaghduff is perfect for you to enjoy it all!
The sitting room area is large and bright with plenty of seating (3 x 2 x1 seater cream leather suite) A large open fire, flat screen TV with DVD player (bring your favourite movies with you!) and stereo system makes it the perfect spot for those cosy evenings in by the fire
From the sitting room, large double doors lead to a delightful conservatory where you can enjoy beautiful sea views. A coffee table and plentiful seating allows you to enjoy a book, some music or simply relax, in this bright peaceful room. A door from the conservatory leads into the garden area
The dining room holds a large table and seats 6 (perfect for entertaining!). From this room a sliding doors lead to a patio area which overlooks the mountains.
The kitchen has all mod cons; a Stanley oven & electric hobs, a double oven, microwave, dish washer and a dining table which seats 6. This kitchen has everything you need for days when you want to cook at home!
There is a utility room with fridge freezer, washing machine and dryer. There is also a separate toilet and a storage cupboard.
Bedroom 1 is a double bedroom, fitted wardrobes and a dressing table.
There is a bathroom, with a large corner bath and separate electric shower.
Bedroom 2 is a double bedroom with wardrobes, a dressing table and large windows overlooking the mountains.
There is large hallway with chez-lounge.
Bedroom 3 is a double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, dressing table and en suite shower room.
Bedroom 4 is a double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, dressing table and large windows overlooking the mountains and en suite shower.
Bedroom 5 is the master bedroom with a dressing table, flat screen TV and en suite with corner bath and electric shower unit.
Outside there is a garage, perfect for storing kayaks, wet gear, golf clubs etc
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
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND THE CONNEMARA AREA, PLEASE BROWSE THE “THINGS TO DO” SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
“We absolutely adored Jackie’s Cottage! The view from the conservatory and main bedroom was so beautiful. The house is really spacious and comfortable. Plenty of room for everyone to relax and have their own space. The teens were delighted to have WiFi. Waking distance to Omey Strand and Sweeneys bar. 3 minute drive to Fountainhead beach where we swam a couple of times. Beautiful drive into Clifden and Letterfrack. would highly recommend this house and will definitely book it again.” Jackie August 2021
“Nous avons aimé le Connemarra, grâce à cette situation géographique et à notre logement. Emplacement superbe”- Christian September 2019
“We spent 5 fabulous days in Jackies Cottage and the Connemara area. There were 10 people in total and alot of space for children but also cosy for quiet evenings. Localisation and view is perfect. Thanks to you and Evelyn for having hosting us. We recommend this house for holidays.”-Alice April 2019
“Beautiful family home, beautifully furnished and equipped. Incredible position overlooking Omey Island and convenient for Clifden and other west Connemara attractions. We greatly enjoyed our stay. 5 Stars”– Maureen April 2019
“Fantastic house for a rental….warm, clean and lots of stuff in the kitchen. I loved this property! So warm and cosy and clean…everything supplied, great people to deal with…Thank You.”- Geraldine March 2019
“Stay – Excellent stay within a beautiful house with great scenery. Very warm and spacious house with excellent facilities” Mark March 2019
“Spacious and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay at this spacious house, which is well set up for a large family group. For the three of us it also worked very well. We especially enjoyed the sunroom with lovely views of the bay and the surrounding grasslands. Even on a blustery day and with the winds howling it is a cosy place to be. The beds were comfortable and there is plenty of storage in the master bedrooms. Loved having a view of the bay from the bed… Our host was most helpful in getting us set up. We could not get the WiFi dongle (buy credit) to work, but Sweeneys pub is nearby. For most of our dinners we went to Oliver’s in Cleggan, which has great seafood among other classics.”- Barry September 2018
“Beautiful house with spectacular view. We are very pleased with our stay at Jackies house. The communication was excellent and house was spotless. The sun room has spectacular view of one island and you could spend all day in there. It’s short stroll to island and local pubs and Cleggan is only few min drive for good restaurant. We would definitely recommend for large groups as house is very spacious”- Vikram May 2017
“Jackie’s house is a lovely big cozy house in a great location. Great for Clifden, Kylemore Castle, Letterfrack, Omey Island, the Sky Road to mention but a few attractions. Yvonne from Connemara Lettings was excellent, ensuring our stay was all it could be.”- Priscilla October 2015
No pets allowed
Linen and Towels are included in the price.
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 at 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.
Comfy sitting room with Open Plan Fireplace
Fully equipped Kitchen and large dining table
White sandy beach on your doorstep