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Murlach Moorings, Ballyconneely


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Type
Baby Friendly, Family Friendly, Golf Holiday Cottages, Late Availability, Short Breaks
Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2 Baths
Sleeps
6

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Description

Our Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Truly stunning newly refurbished detached stone cottage situated within walking distance to Ballyconneely Village along the Wild Atlantic Way.

This very stylish cottage has been refurbished to a very high standard offering a perfect retreat for couples seeking a romantic getaway or a family wanting to embrace all that Connemara has to offer.

Ideal location for golfers, Connemara Championship Golf Course is approx 5 km away. Murlach Moorings is one of 18 stone faced cottages set on 7 acres of land off the main road leading to the well renowned Roundstone fishing village. Ballyconneely & Mannin Bay are renowned for there stunning white beaches. Discover some of the most breathtaking scenery in the West of Ireland on horseback beside the Atlantic Ocean and the famous Connemara Championship Golf Links. Ride along dazzling sandy beaches and wide open countryside. Arrange a picnic on one of the many glorious beaches, visit Gurteen or Dog’s Bay in Roundstone or Dun Loughan beach a surfers paradise, take a boat trip out to Inishbofin or Inishturk Islands. There are many walking, fishing tours, something for all the family to enjoy and explore the spectacular views of the sea and mountains of Connemara. This property is a perfect holiday home to use as a base for an adventurous or relaxing holiday either way you will enjoy the peace and tranquility in this beautiful home.

Makes a perfect escape for holidaymakers that have passion for nature, wildlife, beachcombers, for roaming the Connemara hills & mountains, food lovers and Guinness enthusiasts!

Layout

Upon entering the semi open plan reception, kitchen & dining area you are struck by the ambient of natural light beaming from the large windows and patio doors. The reception room/dining & kitchen is separated by a large stone fronted chimney breast housing a wood burning stove making the cottage warm and cosy to enjoy after a fun filled day touring all Connemara has to offer.

Reception area houses 2 comfy 3 x 2 seater sofas and coffee table on wooden flooring. Opening to a bright dining area with table seating upto 6 guests, sliding doors leading to the communal gardens with fabulous countryside & lake views. The kitchen is fully equipped offering all mod cons, electric oven & hob, toaster, coffee machine. The washing machine is housed in the shed beside the cottage.

Bedroom 1: Master bedroom offers a double bed with wooden headboard, 2 windows overlooking the communal area and carpet flooring. Ensuite bathroom comprising of a bath with shower overhead, WC & sink unit.

Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom offering 2 single trundle beds (pull-out single mattress underneath ie 4 single beds – ideal for children). Window to the front of the cottage.

Bedroom 3: Bunk beds with carpet flooring & window to front of the cottage.

Main bathroom: Three piece suite comprising of bath with shower overhead, WC & sink unit.

Ample parking.

Local Info

Ballyconneely:

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!

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

Roundstone:

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.

Testimonials

” A lovely spot. We really enjoyed our short stay here! Very well equipped and comfortable home just outside the village of Ballyconneely and close to lots of beautiful beaches. Wish we could have stayed longer!!”- Mary September 2020

“We had a really enjoyable stay at 9 Murlach Moorings in Ballyconneely. Mary was great and going beyond the call of duty taking our clothes in off the line to avoid a rain shower. It would only happen in the West!!! Thanks”-Des September 2020

Extras

Linen and Towels are included

Check In is strictly from 5pm onwards

Check out is strictly at 10am onwards

A €100 security/damage deposit is required via PayPal prior to arrival. The owner will be in touch via e-mail prior to your arrival to arrange same. As long as there are no breakages or damage to the property this will be refunded 2 to 3 days after departure.


 


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