Lake House, Mannin in Ballyconneely is a holiday maker’s paradise, peaceful and un-spoilt scenery, ideally suited for a quiet cultural vacation or a superb base from which to tour Connemara which is a renowned location for stunning white beaches, fishing, surfing, traditional music & gourmet restaurants. Visitors to Lake House Mannin can escape the world of hustle and bustle and lose themselves in one of the most spectacular landscapes and most unhurried environments Western Europe has to offer.
Lake House is a newly refurbished home which has been lovingly transformed into luxury accommodation focusing on comfort and practicality, complimented by magnificent water and countryside views from it’s natural environment. It is an attractively designed holiday home finished to a luxurious specification, stylishly decorated and oozing with ample natural light. Situated on the waters edge of Mannin Bay in a quiet lane in an absolutely delightful setting only 5 minutes drive from Ballyconneely Village (pub, restaurant, playground & shop) and only a short walk to a long stretch of white stunning sandy beach along the Wild Atlantic Way. Connemara Golf Links course is only a 10 minute drive.
We can arrange private boat trips to explore the various local secluded islands with their white sandy beaches and local wild life, pure pockets of beauty where time stands still. Surfing, windsurfing, ride horses on the beach, hire bikes, go fishing on lake or sea, play golf on Ballyconneely links course, climb mountains, visit Kylemore Abbey, the National Park or the Marconi and Alcock & Brown site, or sail to Inishbofin or visit the Aran Islands. Clifden, Roundstone, Glassilaun Beach are all well worth visiting. Traditional Irish Pubs with music, gourmet restaurants and great coffee shops are to be enjoyed in the area.
4 bedrooms (3 doubles & 1 twin room), 1 ensuite bathroom, 1 ensuite shower room, 1 separate shower room (Sleeping upto 8 guests)
Entrance hall leading you to fully fitted kitchen, dining room, bedroom & separate bathroom.
The fully fitted kitchen offers all mod-cons including dishwasher, washing machine, oven, hob. Stunning sea, lake & countryside views. Double doors opening to an open plan dining and sitting room area.
Dining area seating upto 8 guests with doors opening to a large patio area with stunning views overlooking Mannin Bay, lake and country side views.
The cosy living area offers two 3 seater sofas a single armchair. Wood burning stove, 2 coffee tables. Large window allowing plenty of natural light.
Two double rooms with wooden floors and wardrobe, window with beautiful views.
Modern bathroom with walk-in shower.
Double room with ensuite shower room, window with stunning views.
Twin room with ensuite bathroom, window with stunning views.
Outdoor patio area with a picnic bench overlooking Lough Anaserd, views of Mannin Bay. Ideal area to dine Al-fresco or enjoy the sunset over the bay.
Beautiful gardens surrounding the house. Gated entrance. Ample parking.
Ballyconneely village has 2 shops, a post office, a pub/restaurant, and a playground
For avid golfers, Ballyconneely is home to the Connemara Championship Golf Course. This Eddie Hackett designed course is set in stunning, rugged countryside. The back nine has been described as the equal of any in the world. Situated in Aillebrack, Ballyconneely overlooking the Atlantic Ocean it offers 360-degree views of the Golf Course and the unique Connemara landscape. This is a wonderful place to stop off and enjoy lunch or dinner after a round of golf or a walk on the surrounding beaches. Dun Loughin surfing beach is close to this course.
The Point Pony trekking center will ensure a fun family day out on one of their pony treks. A unique Connemara experience!
Take a tour of the Connemara Smoke House and watch how the salmon it traditionally prepared for smoking and enjoy a tasting of their delicious smoked salmon! Tours operate every Wednesday during the summer months at 3 pm!
Why not take a trip to Derrygimlagh Hill, one of the most historical spots in Connemara for 2 very important reasons:
1. In the early years of the last century, Gugliemo Marconi established the first-ever commercial transatlantic wireless station on Derrygimlagh
2. Alcock and Brown landed their first-ever transatlantic flight on the very same spot in 1919.
There’s no end of sea fishing opportunities in Connemara, especially in Ballyconneely so you can test your angling prowess! And with plentiful fish stocks, it’s no wonder anglers flock here all year round. Popular spots for anglers include the harbour at Erislannan Point, the sheltered bay at Candoolin (close to the cottage), and Mannin Bay. Mannin Bay in particular has good innings for the small boat angler. Plaice is the most popular catch in this area while nearby Ballyconneely Bay has great potential for catching tope, ray, dogfish, and Pollack.
Ballyconneely peninsula is virtually ringed by beaches – from the Coral Strand at Derrygimlagh, west, and north to Knock, Mannin, Dun Loughan, and Truska, and east and south from Keeraunmore, Aillebrack, and Ballyconneely Bay to Calla, Dolan and Murvey
The village of Roundstone lies on the western arm of Bertraghboy Bay in Connemara, Co. Galway, 48 miles (77km) north-west of Galway city. This Connemara village is beautifully set on one of the most spectacular coastal drives in Ireland overlooking the Atlantic at the foot of Errisbeg Mountain.
What about afternoon lunch in this pretty fishing village and afterward let the kids enjoy some time on the Monkey Bars in the Village playground? The village has an ample amount of excellent bars and restaurants. It has a traditional craft center; selling locally produced handmade pottery, jewelry and instruments! Be sure to check out Yvonne Kings Studio and the Stable Gallery which features contemporary art. Your one-stop shop for unique gifts to bring home!
Roundstone is teeming with festivals and events during the summer months, such as the local regatta and the pony show; all of which are great family days out! Looking to experience some traditional Irish music? Irish nights take place in the upper community hall, every Wednesday at 8:30 pm, all ages are welcome! Starting at the beginning of June; there will be a local market in the village with stalls selling fresh local produce and crafts. Well worth a visit.
There are also fishing trips suitable for all the family! Catch and cook your own dinner!! Don’t have great sea legs? Take a trip down to the pier. Local fishermen are well known for selling their fresh catch at the end of the day!
Gurteen is the larger of the two and the closer to Roundstone. The water is crystal clear and it is very safe for swimming and other water-based activities. It is naturally protected by the headland which faces to the South and it is a popular destination for holidaymakers in the summertime.
Dog’s Bay (or Port na Fadoige in Irish meaning Bay of Plovers) faces due west. It is famous for its mineral sands which are made of millions of microscopic shells. It is a stunning beach with its bright white sand and crystal blue water. Since 1991 the dunes separating Gurteen Beach from Dog’s Bay have been the focus of intensive efforts to plant Mar ram Grass to stem coastal erosion. Visitors are requested to respect the signs restricting access to the dunes. The wild headland which stretches out into the Atlantic between the two beaches is an area of great beauty and is a fantastic walk where you will be surrounded by water on
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Electricity is charged at €10 per night.
Please note that a €300 security deposit is required upon arrival. As long as there are no breakages or damage to the property this will be refunded on departure.
Pet Friendly. Please note pets are not permitted on the furniture or bedding and they are not permitted in the bedrooms.
Check-in time is strictly from 4 pm onwards
Check-out time is strictly at 10 am on the day of departure.
Along the Wild Atlantic Way
Amazing Sea Views
Babysitting upon request
Close to beaches
Close to Golf Club
Comfy sitting room with stove
High chair & Travel cot
Linen & towels included
Mountain and Lake Views
Picnic bench (seats 6)
1 Dog Welcome
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