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Mara House, Roundstone

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Mara House, Roundstone

Spectacular setting From €1,085 Per Week
4 Bedrooms2 BathroomsPetsSleeps 8Wifi BOOK NOW

Less than a 15 min walk to both Gurteen & Dogs Bay beaches and a short drive from a quaint fishing village of Roundstone. If you’re seeking amazing mountain views and a spectacular coastline then this is the holiday home for you!   For those outdoor enthusiasts, surfing, hill walking trails, cycle routes, Championship golf course, Killary Adventure centre, Connemara National Park – Diamond Hill, Scuba dive West to name but a few.  Kylemore Abbey is a must visit.

Knock International Airport, Shannon & Dublin are the closest airports to Mara House.

The village of Roundstone lies on the western arm of Bertraghboy bay in Connemara, Co. Galway.   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 with so much natural beauty on your doorstep to explore and immerse yourself in.

Golfers, sailing enthusiasts, watersport adventurers and touring travelers seeking a peaceful seaside holiday.  Mara House is a real treat and in a magical location.


Mara House stands proud settled in the backdrop of Errisbeg Mountain with stunning views of the countryside & the Atlantic Ocean. This self catering holiday home along the Wild Atlantic Way guarantees to offer a truly memorable holiday experience.

Welcoming relaxed and simply charming home has been lovingly cared for and tastefully upgraded with everything you would expect from a modern home. This house is all about the perfect picture windows to maximise the stunning Atlantic Ocean views.



Ground Floor Level:

Main entrance door leads into open plan hallway with ample light oozing from the sky lights and plenty of storage for coats, shoes, buggies etc.

To the left of the hallway leads into a large bright and spacious open plan kitchen, dining and living area.

The kitchen is fully equipped, gourmets delight with all appliances one would need to entertain. Oil fired Aga with triple oven and 2 hot plates, microwave, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher and large dining room table seating upto 8 guests. Door leading out to large terrace.

Seating area has a large comfy sofa with 2 leather tub chairs, large wood-fired stove, 2 windows either side of the fireplace and wooden floors.

Double doors leading into a cosy sitting room with electric fire, TV and ample DVDs, comfy couch & desk.

To the right of the hallway leads you to games room with pool table, comfy armchair and sofas.  Stairs leading to a teenage den with 2 large beanbags and a TV with an X-box and lots of entertaining books to read.

From the games area there is a door leading to a utility room with storage, separate washing machine and dryer and a shower room with wet area.

Bedroom 1: Double room with 2 single sleigh beds, wardrobe and window overlooking the back of the property.

Bedroom 2: Double room with an impressive 4 poster king size bed, free standing wardrobe and dressing table, window overlooking the front of the house.

First Floor Level:

From the main reception area there are stairs leading to the main family bathroom with large bath tub, separate shower unit, sink and WC. Large window with stunning mountain and sea views.

Bedroom 3: 2 single beds, small desk and window overlooking the ocean.

Bedroom 4: Large double bedroom with king size bed, large windows with wooden shutters offering sea and mountain views.


Manicured landscaped gardens, zip wire and trampoline to back with wooden benches – kids dream!

Front: Patio area with built in BBQ and large garden to the front with panoramic sea and mountain views. Excellent area for entertaining and to enjoy dining alfresco.

Local Info


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!

Roundstone Beaches:

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 three sides.


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 Beaches:

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



“Mara House is a stunning home with breathtaking views of Gurteen Bay & Dogs Bay. The house & the location are magnificent. Everything we required was supplied in abundance! Thank you for a most enjoyable stay in Roundstone, it was enjoyed very much by three generations of our family.”-Mary June 2019


Linen and Towels are included in the price.

Please note that €500 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 changeover days are Saturdays

This property is Pet Friendly and any pets are to be kept downstairs at all times.

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Agent Yvonne Flaherty

  • Office : +353 95 22669

We have personally visited all of these holiday homes therefore we can guarantee they are to an excellent standard. The majority of homes are family friendly and to make your life easier we can supply a high chair and travel cot (upon request).
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