Property Details

No. 14 Leitirshask, Ballyconneely

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No. 14 Leitirshask, Ballyconneely

Ideal for families & golfers From €400 Per Week
3 BedroomsPetsSleeps 8Wifi BOOK NOW

Traditional Cottage with luxury finish – only 300 metres from the coast, nestling between the Twelve Pins and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dramatic views of the mountains, lakes and sea. An ideal relaxing getaway, perfect for exploring Connemara’s landscape of flora and fauna, unspoilt beaches, mountain ranges and the beautiful Western Way walking routes.

Description

Traditional Cottage with luxury finish – only 300m from the coast, nestling between the Twelve Pins and the Atlantic Ocean.

Dramatic views of the mountains, lakes and sea. An ideal relaxing getaway, perfect for exploring Connemara’s landscape of flora and fauna, unspoilt beaches, mountain ranges and the beautiful Western Way walking routes.

Layout

Open plan kitchen / living room

The living room has 2 two seater couches set in front of an open fire.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a breakfast bar to seat 2 people. The kitchen leads into the conservatory which has a dining table to seat 6 overlooking the beautiful views of the Twelve Pins.

Playroom: 2 Two (2 seater) couches set in front of TV, DVD player and Wii.  There is a bench stocked with colouring books, pencils and markers, there is also board games for endless entertainment.

Bedroom 1: Double room, wooden flooring

Family bathroom with bath and overhead shower

Upstairs:

Bedroom 2: 1 double and 1 single bed, carpet flooring

Family shower room

Bedroom 3: 2 Double beds, carpet flooring

Family shower room

Outside:

There is a separate utility room to the side of the property which houses a separate washing machine and dryer along with some outdoor furniture.

There is ample parking around the house.

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! 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

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND THE CONNEMARA AREA, PLEASE BROWSE THE “THINGS TO DO” SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE

Testimonials

“Family Holiday A really pleasant experience, a fantastic base to explore the beautiful Connemara countryside.Highly recommend.”-  Bridie August 2018

“Lovely, cozy, comfortable cottage. Really enjoyed our 4 night break with our 2 children & will absolutely return.”- Michelle April 2018

“Beautiful Connemara. Spent 10 days at the cottage. Lovely cosy house very clean and comfortable. Beautiful views from every window. There is everything you need in the cottage. Nice friendly girls in the Connemara Lettings office. We hope to return again.”- Emilie July 2018

“Roomy cottage in a small isolated condominium in the middle of the moors, very well equipped, bright, very comfortable. Beautiful views all around. Fireplace really appreciated in the evening. One small problem for us, frequent in Ireland, the complex operation of showers. We had a lovely stay in this beautiful cottage.”- Frederic September 2017

“A very nice house, an excellent location and what views! You’re practically eating your breakfast two steps away from the horses. The perfect getaway!”- Phillipp October 2016

“We really enjoyed our stay at Leitirshask. The house was very comfortable and well furnished and has great views. We would love to stay there again next summer. We discovered ‘Geocaching’ as recommended by Connemara Lettings on their brochure and this was a lovely way of discovering scenic areas of the area. Samantha was very helpful and friendly when we met her at check in and departure. Thanks for a great experience.”- Joanne July 2016

Extra

The Electricity and Oil is charged at €30 per week.

Linen & Towels are inclusive in the rental rate.

Free Wifi

Please note that most restaurants & cafes in the area have free internet access.

Please note that a €100 security deposit is pre-authorised by credit card 2 to 3 days prior to your arrival, card details are released 3 days after your departure as long as there are no breakages or damage to the property.  Please note damage deposits may take up to 10 working days to be released back to the guest depending on the guests bank.

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.

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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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