Ocean View Apartment is a perfect hideaway perched high in a peaceful and calm setting with breathtaking views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean along the Wild Atlantic Way. Situated on a quiet laneway only a short distance to a white sandy beach with turquoise waters.
This newly decorated cosy apartment is offered in excellent condition with French doors opening out onto the garden. Fully equipped with double bedroom, comfy leather couch, large flat screen TV, shower room and free internet service.
This is an ideal location for artists, writers, hill walkers and nature lovers. Shops, restaurant, pub, horse riding and playground are a short drive to Cleggan village where you can catch the ferry to Inishbofin – a great day trip! Perhaps pick up some fish from the local fishing boats. Visit the Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey, play a round of golf at Connemara Golf Links.
Less than a 10 minute walk from this holiday home one can arrange a fun filled afternoon with a local adventure company (Real Adventures) and arrange either Kayaking or Coasteering – taking you completely off the beaten track to one of the most stunning places in Connemara. Taking in fabulous sea caves, sea arches and along the magnificent cliffs near Cleggan head. Not to be missed.
Double bedroom, open plan kitchen/ sitting room / dining area / interconnecting shower room / communal gardens
Open plan sitting room with an electric fire, comfy leather sofa, Saorview TV. Fully equipped kitchen with electric oven and gas hob, microwave and washing machine (clothes line to the side of the apartment). Dining table seating 2 people.
Door leading to a double bedroom, with fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers window to the side of the property.
Interconnecting shower room comprising large shower area, WC & sink unit.
Entry coded electric gates. Ample parking, large fully enclosed gardens, stone seated area commanding views across the Ocean.
Please note: This apartment is situated on the grounds of the owners residence. Holidaymakers will not be disturbed or interrupted in anyway.
Cleggan Village is a small idyllic fishing village nestling at the head of Cleggan Bay on Connemara’s Atlantic Coast. This village is the centre of the fishing industry in North West Connemara.
Cleggan Village has four bars (Olivers, Joyces, Newmans, and The Pier Bar), one grocer and a sit-down restaurant, as well as a take-out. There is traditional music regularly in the summer, and an excellent restaurant in Oliver’s Bar. There is also a children’s playground next to the community centre. Go horse trekking with the Cleggan Horse Riding Centre (Just outside Cleggan village) or take the bus from Cleggan to Galway City for the day! There is an annual festival in Cleggan – Festival of the Sea, which takes place at the end of July/Early August every year
Blue Water offers charter fishing trips which departs from Cleggan Village. Beginners are welcome and you can hire top quality tackle including all the end tackle ( hooks leads and lures) on board. John will give tuition and fairly quickly the beginner will be catching fish like an expert. Call 095-21073
It is the mainland port for Inishbofin and the other islands off the coast. Boats for deep sea angling and island trips are available for hire at Cleggan. No visit to Connemara is complete without a visit to Inishbofin Island, one of the most westerly Islands off the Irish coastline. The unique Island of Inishbofin is located only 10 kilometers off the north Connemara coast, and is only a 30 minute crossing from Cleggan, . The Ferry Service is aboard the fast, Comfortable ferry “The Island Discovery”. The Island Itself is a haven of beauty, boasting magnificent scenery from cliff top walks to the sea on all sides to white sandy beaches and an abundance of rare flora and fauna.
Claddaghduff Village has a church, a grocers and a pub (Sweeneys). The bar serves food throughout the day and has plenty of picnic benches outside for enjoying your lunch al fresco and taking in the wonderful sights of Omey Strand.
Omey Island is situated 7.6km from the house; this island can be reached on foot at low tide. There are fine strands and pony races take place in August. In the sandhills of the northern shore are the ruins of Teampall Féichin (Temple Feichin) a small medieval church, preserving the memory of the monastery founded by Saint Féichin of Cong. On the western shore is Tobar FéichIn – Féichin’s Well.
The capital of Connemara, Clifden, is approximately a 10 minute car drive from the Cleggan/Claddaghduff area. Explore this vibrant and colourful town with its top-quality, award winning, restaurants, cafes and traditional bars. You can ramble around town enjoying the unique shops, galleries and bookshop.
The Cleggan & Claddaghduff are has been featured on numerous television programmes including BBC2′s ‘Coast’ series as an idyllic place to live or visit
Known for its large selection of lovely beaches, here is a list of beaches in the in the Cleggan/Claddaghduff Area:
Cleggan Beach is at the very head of Cleggan Bay. It is on the sea side of “Cleggan Causeway” – a narrow run of land over which the road runs, connecting Cleggan and Aughrus Peninsula to Cleggan Head
Sellerna is a large, sweeping beach very close to Cleggan, reached from a small road to the right as you leave Cleggan in the direction of the end of Peninsula – you’ll find it, signposted “Tra” (meaning “Beach” or “Strand” in Irish), just by the large white “Cleggan” sign marking the edge of the village. It’s a lovely, safe, sandy beach, a great favourite with families. Lovely to take a walk in the evening for a sunset stroll.
TRA BRHRIDE, ROSSADILISK
From Cleggan Village, proceed from Cleggan towards the end of the peninsula and find the right turn to Rossadilisk about 2km from Cleggan. From Claddaghduff, take the left turn 50m from Sweeney’s, over the hill, turn right at the T-Junction, and the left turn to Rossadilisk is only a couple of hundred metres along the road in a Cleggan-wards direction. As you proceed down the narrow road to Rossadilisk, take the first turn to the right along an un-tarred road, and this will bring you to the very lovely Tra Bhride, on Cleggan Bay. It’s a smaller beach than Sellerna, but it really is beautiful, as you will see from the photo above. Anglers sometimes fish from the rocks at each end of the beach.
Rossadilisk Strand proper is a broad, curved length of beach, stretching right around Rossadilisk Point, protected by reefs of off lying rocks. Around the point is Rossadilisk Harbour, with its pier and, except in winter, small fishing vessels including traditional currachs, moored there. When the tide is high, there is a small stretch of sand but, when the tide is out, the sea recedes quite a long way across the flat beach.
The sea is often warm here, especially at the top of a flood tide, the sea warm from flowing in over the sun-warmed sand. It’s great for swimming – and extremely safe – as well as for taking a relaxed stroll of a summer evening. It’s a romantic-feeling place
ANCHOR BEACH & OTHER COVES AT AUGHRUSBEG:
The “Anchor” Beach, at Aughrus beg on the sea side of Aughrus Lake is a fine place whether on a windy day, as shown to the right, or on a fine calm day – the banner photo at the head of each of the pages on this website is of the Anchor beach. In fact there is a series of small interconnected beaches there, all sandy and lovely, and all great for families to spend the day, swimming, playing or just sun-bathing.
Tra Mor (the Big Beach) is also on the sea side of Aughrus Lake. Near the small road leading to the area known locally as the Gannoughs, and to Aughrus Point itself, there is a line of quite newly built houses; and beside them, a rough track which leads you to a grassy area. Proceeding to the right along the grass brings you to Tra Mor.
Again, this is a grand beach for families – a bit off the beaten track so that not that many people other than locals and those who read these pages know about it. It’s sandy, with rocky outcrops – great for swimming and sunbathing, and the best beach we can think of for that endlessly enjoyable task of gazing into rock pools with their great diversity of shore life. Perfect activity for children from eight to eighty!
Is a tidal island situated near Claddaghduff on the western edge of Connemara. From the mainland the island is inconspicuous and almost hidden. It is possible to drive or walk across a large sandy strand to the island by following the arrowed signs. At high tide, the water is deep enough to cover a car. It’s great for walking, swimming, sailing, surfboarding, kite surfing, flying kites, practising your car-driving skills at low tide…just about everything!
Fountain Hill, around the Peninsula in the direction of Streamstown Bay, but before the road turns left along Streamstown, is reached by taking one of the right turns from the road. A very beautiful beach, quite steeply sloping but generally safe otherwise, the sand is silver rather than gold, and a perfect spot for picnicking.
All this information is supplied from http://www.aughruspeninsula.com/beaches.php
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND THE CONNEMARA AREA, PLEASE BROWSE THE “THINGS TO DO” SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
“Very nice lady (Sheila) to welcome us, left us a welcome pack of beautiful brown bread, milk and biscuits. The place was very well equipped with iron, hairdryer, washing machine and clothes horse. We were left alone to get on with our holiday. This little apartment was perfect and spotlessly clean. We loved it and would definately return.”-Andrew July 2021
“We really enjoyed our stay the this lovely cottage/apartment. Check-in and check-out was super smooth, the hosts were lovely & the apartment is fully equipped for a proper stay. It’s tucked away nicely in a quiet area (best reachable by car) looking over Cleggan pier, close to all Connemara sights as well as Clifden where you have access to big supermarkets and a number of restaurants. It’s a great base to discover Connemara, bringing your own car is recommended”-Rosa July 2021
“A real escape in authentic Connemara. View and proximity to Cleggan and Inishbofin, Diamond Hill, Ballyconneely and Clifden. You can walk to Cleggan. The hosts were incredibly hospitable and friendly. The apartment was warm and comfortable with large showers”-Rachel June 2021
“My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon, and we couldn’t have asked for a better place. It’s tucked away, yet still convenient to get around the Cleggan and Clifden. We would highly recommend staying here! Thank you so much for letting us stay. We had a great time exploring the Connemara region, and we loved staying in your little cottage. Thank you also for the local hiking tips, we loved both hikes you had recommended. We hope to come visit again.”-Stephanie September 2019
“Idyllique. Tout fut parfait : logement confortable, environnement magnifique et accueil chaleureux!-Jean Pierre September 2019
“Traumhaft schön! Wunderschöne Ferienwohnung mit einem traumhaften Blick aufs Meer! Uns hat es sehr gut gefallen!”- Kirsten Setpember 2019
“Wonderful location overlooking the bay and ocean. The owners were very lovely people and very helpful. We absolutely loved it and would highly recommend the cottage.”-Karen September 2019
“Heaven. We had the best time in this area. Views from the property are to die for. Local restaurants are excellent.”-Colleen July 2019
“Very good week in Connemara. Enjoyed the rental. Beautiful rental with a magnificent view. Well located for visiting Connemara. A real treat we strongly recommend”-Jean July 2019
“Simply fantastic, 5 Stars! Everything was great! Host very attentive, beautiful view. A beautiful area with streets for ‘Donkeys’ and Cheers to Whiskey! “- David June 2019
“Very clean and comfortable! Perfect stay for couples.”-Jennifer April 2019
The Electricity works off a €2 coin meter.
Linen, towels and gas is 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.
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.
babysitting on request
Beautifully furnished - very stylish
Close to beaches
FREE internet service
Highchair & Travel cot provided
Lots of natural light
Patio area with garden furniture
Perfect for Couples
Quiet Area with lovely Walks
Short distance to shop and pub
Superb Land & Sea Views