This truly stunning 5 star detached newly built house is situated on a large site overlooking sea and mountain views on the outskirts of Cleggan Village and within less than a 5 minute walk from a white sandy beach. Kings Lodge luxurious holiday home is finished to an extremely high standard set on large grounds perfect for families or groups wishing to travel together.
Cleggan offers daily departures to Inisbofin island, which is a must! organised sea angling trips and has a great horse riding centre.
Cleggan village is only a short walk 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.
Kings Lodge is set in a most attractive quiet and secluded location. Sallerna Beach is only 5 minute walk which is ideal for that early morning swim. Ideal place for kids to enjoy.
The large grounds is perfect for a BBQ in the evening after a fun filled day exploring Connemara. There is a large picnic table and garden furniture.
Omey Island is only a short journey from the house, 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 ‘Connemara event an 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.
Cleggan is surrounded by stunning beaches like Sallerna, 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 entrance foyer is beautiful, large and bright with a high ceiling and tiled floor
To the left of the foyer you have a sitting room with large windows with views of the area. There is a Stove, a brown leather 3 seater recliner couch and 2 brown leather recliner armchairs. There is also a coffee table, 42″ flat scrren TV, DVD player and satellite TV
Bedroom 1 (Downstairs) has a king size bed, a dressing table & tool, 2 side lockers, a large fitted sliderobe wardrobe a leather recliner and an ensuite bathroom with shower.
There is a large seperate downstairs bathroom with shower unit.
The Kitchen is large with all mod cons; a large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Solid Fuel, electric oven, microwave, hob, toaster and grill. There is also a mounted TV, bluetooth speaker system and beautiful ocean views. There is a 6 seater large dining table in the kitchen
Just off the kitchen there is a sunroom with 2 large couches and a coffee table overlooking the garden.
The Utility room has a washer and dryer, perfect for storing wet gear/ buggies or golf clubs.
Upstairs leads you to a large landing where there is a bookcase with a selection of books
Bedroom 2 is a twin room with a wardrobe, bedside lockers and dressers. There is beautiful sea and mountain views from this room.
Bedroom 3 is a large room with a king size bed, pine lockers, dressing table, large fitted wardrobe and leather recliner. It has an ensuite bathroom with a large shower. There is beautiful sea views from this bedroom
Bedroom 4 has a King size bed, bedside lockers, a dresser, and wardrobe
Also up stairs there is a large utility cupboard and a separate large bathroom with an electric shower and bath
There is a large shed it would be ideal for storing bikes, surf boards 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
“Maison grande, propre et spacieuse avec tout le confort nécessaire. Tom nous a accueilli en personne. Une Apple pie nous attendais sur la table :). Nous avons passés un excellent séjour. A refaire sans hésitation.”-Fabrice April 2019
“Fabulous, superb for families. Lovely house, spacious but cozy. Great for large family vacations, four good sized bathrooms and large bedrooms, all very well finished. Great kitchen and utility, huge garden. Lovely beach 600 m down the road, town 600 m the other way or a short drive. We loved the downstairs bathroom and bathrooms for the grandparents. Hosts extremely helpful and friendly.” Claudine September 2018
“Beautiful house in a lovely location – all mod cons provided and owners (who live in the adjacent property) very helpful – we had a small problem with a blocked sink and they had a plumber out the same day to fix it. Cleggan a short walk away is a lovely little village with a harbour and I would recommend a visit to Olivers, one of the local pubs in the village with a view over the harbour and excellent food and traditional music a couple of times a week. if you want a home away from home in a wonderful part of Ireland I would highly recommend. Fabulous house and fabulous stay.” Tom August 2018
Linen & Towels are inclusive in the rental rate.
Please note that €250 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)
Check-out time is 10am on day of departure.
During peak season the changeover dates are Saturdays.
Please note that most restaurants & cafes in the area have free internet access.