Beach House Mannin is perched high overlooking Mannin Bay with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Countryside. Just stroll to the end of the gate and here you will find a stunning white sandy beach where one can enjoy a stroll or for the more adventurous enjoy a morning swim. If your ideal holiday is tranquillity, stunning scenery and luxurious comfortable surroundings you will love this contemporary house which takes full advantage of the stunning surroundings. This spacious ‘home away from home’ is a haven of tranquillity, yet less than 2 miles from Ballyconneely Village or a 15 minute walk to The Connemara Sands Boutique Hotel with it’s bar & restaurant.
This holiday home is a fisherman’s delight and a kids dream location having a sandy beach on it’s doorstep. Whilst the kids are sailing on their dinghy boats or swimming in the bay or crab fishing off the rocks you can sit back relax and enjoy a glass of wine outside on the sun lounger before preparing the BBQ.
You will be enthralled by the continuous view of nature, with sea and mountains changing colours as the day goes by and based along the Wild Atlantic Way. The Beach House, is designed to capture the natural light, is uncluttered, yet comfortable with cushions, rugs and throws added to make your stay welcoming and memorable.
Directly across the road take a leisurely stroll to Mannin Bay, you have a stunning white sandy beach with breathtaking sea and countryside views. Less than a 15 minute walk is a small boutique hotel, The Connemara Sands, where you can enjoy a cocktail, have a spot of lunch or enjoy fine dining one evening.
Stylishly furnished and offering commanding views, this house is the ideal base for visiting Connemara, Westport, Aran Islands and Galway City. There is ample space for 8 to 10 guests. Each of the bedrooms has stunning panoramic views over the bay, two of which are ensuite. An open fireplace, stunning tiled and wood floors, great quality mattresses, this home is finished to the highest standard with all modern conveniences.
Outside, take a leisurely stroll to Mannin Bay, white sandy beaches with breathtaking sea and countryside views. The sitting room is a wonderful cosy winter haven offering a stove to enjoy and snuggle up on the couch with a good book, or in the summer chill out in the evening capturing light from each window taking in the abundance of natural light and watch the sunset over the Bay.
From the main entrance door, to the left you have the open plan kitchen and dining room. Fully equipped kitchen area with electric oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer. There is an island in the centre of the kitchen. The dining table seats upto 8 people with stunning panoromic sea and mountain views. From the kitchen area is a door leading to the patio area.
When you enter the reception room you are immediately struck by the amazing sea views offered through two large windows, there is comfy couches and armchairs seated around a stove. This room is very stylish with cream wooden floors.
This double bedroom is located downstairs with views of the front of the house overlooking the sea. This room is very bright and airy with a double bed, carpet flooring and avails of an ensuite shower room.
A triple room housing a double and 2 single beds. This room has ample storage and wardrobe space, carpet flooring and window overlooking the sea and a Velux window to the back of the house.
Another double bedroom with window overlooking the front. Carpet flooring and storage space available.
Double bedroom with carpet flooring and ensuite shower room.
There is a sofa in the hallway – a great place to relax, read a book and enjoy the stunning views from the window overlooking the Bay.
Exterior: Ample parking, a large garden and walk directly to the beach.
Strictly no smoking or pets.
Mannin Bay is named for Manannán mac Lir, according to Connemara’s great chronicler, Tim Robinson.
Manannán was an Irish sea god depicted in the eighth-century The Voyage of Bran travelling the seas in a chariot. He was also considered an ancestor of the Conmhaícne Mara, the people for whom Connemara is named.
Mannin Bay Blueway is a network of water trails at which you can to experience a variety of water-based activities, including kayaking and snorkelling, in a safe controlled environment.
A series of rocky pools to the right (north) provide a haven for a variety of sea life and may tempt you to continue snorkelling to the adjoining beach some 400 metres further. Along the way you will see the reddish coloured coralline seaweed which when broken becomes one of the bleached white skeletons that makes up the local sand. This underwater plant takes many years to grow so please be gentle and leave no trace.
Setting off to the right (north) paddle the 4.5 km round trip along the rocky shoreline towards and around the small island. This trail can be extended into the small bay to the east of the island (7 km). To the left (west) of Mannin beach, you can follow the rocky shoreline dotted with beaches many difficult to land on. A number of short ‘out and back’ kayak trips can be made along this section of shoreline depending on the kayaker’s level of experience. A trip from Mannin Bay to Truska beach is an option for more experienced kayakers (7 km each way).
The bright white sand of the area allows a clear view of the marine life passing underneath
Ballyconneely village has 2 shops, a post office, pub/restaurant, and 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 by to this course.
The Point Pony trekking centre 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 3pm!
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 afterwards 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 centre; selling locally produced handmade pottery, jewellery 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 8:30pm, all ages welcome! Starting 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 it faces to the South and it is a popular destination for holiday makers 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 sands 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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“Fabulous stay location was amazing beautiful white Sand beach and crystal clear water ! Highly recommend amazing stay, thank you”- Doireann June 2018
“This perfect house in a perfect location has everything necessary for a wonderful relaxing holiday in Connemara. From its choice of colour scheme, to its space and comfort. From its up to date appliances and it’s scenic views from every window and its proximity to beaches, I couldn’t fault it. I would recommend this property without hesitation.” – Stephanie August 2017
“Our visitors from Australia fell in love with this property. Access to the common ground and to the beach was a big plus.” Clare July 2017
“The view here is wonderful but what’s even nicer is that you can walk and walk along the coast and not just look at it all from afar. We loved Imelda’s house – it is decorated beautifully and is very comfortable, The beds are great but so also are the armchairs, dining-chairs, patio chairs, It is a very relaxing spot, the garden full of hares, larks and wheatears. The only sounds are the sea, birds, and the donkeys, we found it blissful even though we didn’t have very good weather. Imelda has created a place full of space and serenity and we look forward to getting back there again.” Lulu June 2017
“We stayed in this stunning house overlooking the ocean as a family and thoroughly enjoyed every minute! Imelda has decorated this lovely home in a boutique style and it is similar to what you might find in the Cotswolds or Cornwall. The kitchen even has an island and all mod cons! There are picture windows everywhere so you feel that you are always looking at the ocean no matter which part of the house you are in. It is so unusual to find such a stylish place in the wilds of Connemara. The beach is on your doorstep and the Connemara Sands hotel is a short bike ride away so if you fancy a spa treatment/ lovely meal/ cocktail you can have it all! I almost don’t want to tell people about this place in case it gets too busy but it wouldn’t be fair to keep it to myself! It is outstanding and we will stay again!” Bifty July 2016
“This house is even nicer than it looks in the photos. The interior is in impeccable condition. The location is perfect, with stunning views and a beautiful beach, and within easy driving distance of several attractions like Inishbofin, Dog’s Bay, Kylemore Abbey etc. Only small glitch was lack of WiFi. I would definitely stay again.” – Anne August 2016
Electricity, Oil, 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 less the cost of utilities.
Check-in time is strictly from 5pm onwards (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 most restaurants & cafes in the area have free internet access.