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Once Upon a Tide, Clifden 📶

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5 Bedrooms
Bedroom Layout
5x Double
4 Baths



Our Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars

Set between the Atlantic Ocean, 12 Ben Mountains and preserved boglands, lies the town of Clifden on the Coast of Connemara. Once Upon a Tide has magnificent sea views and is only 3 kms from Clifden the Capital of Connemara.

There is a large open plan living area perfect for entertaining offering a fully fitted kitchen, dining & conservatory area, two separate sitting rooms with fires and 5 very spacious bedrooms.

Enhanced by spectacular scenery, championship golfing, horse-riding, walking, cycling, hill walking, beaches, fishing, scuba diving, painting, national parks, Abbeys, castle ruins and over 5,000 years of living history.

Once upon a tide is prominently located on The Sky Road and nestled on the lands overlooking The Atlantic Ocean. Enjoying grand panoramic direct ocean and Slyne Head Lighthouse views. The scenery truly captures all of the West’s beauty including Clifden Bay, Roundstone’s Errisbeg Hill, The Twelve Pins, neighbouring islands along with Mannin and Errislannan’s peninsula.


Fully fitted kitchen, with island, electronic oven and hob, dishwasher, integrated microwave, fridge-freezer and coffee machine. Tile flooring leading into the dining area with seating for 8-10 guests, large window with panoramic sea views.

Conservatory with panoramic views over the bay.

Elegant, very cosy sitting room with large picture windows with sea views, comfy sofas and gas fire.

Second cosy sitting room with 2x couches, TV and large picture windows again with stunning sea views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Separate utility room equipped with washing machine and dryer.

Additional WC

2 large double bedrooms downstairs, wooden flooring and finishings – 1 ensuite

Family bathroom with bath and separate shower

Stairs leading to the First Floor:

Large master bedroom and ensuite bathroom (bath with separate shower unit).

Further double bedroom with ensuite shower room, velux window

Twin room with 2 velux windows.

Wooden shed for bin storage

Tarmac and Pebbled driveway surrounding the house.

Local Info

Clifden Town
When you crave a bit of adrenaline or relief from absolute relaxation, bustling and vibrant Clifden Town is a quick 10-minute drive from your beach house. Music pubs, restaurants, charming boutique shops and art galleries line the streets of this friendly market town. Clifden attracts artists and musicians, craftsmen and merchants, as well as locals and international visitors to socialise, share a pint, and enjoy the electricity of life without the noise and stress of the city.

Trout & Salmon Fishing or Deep Sea Angling
With the sea beckoning from all around you and the currachs slipping by the windows, carrying our local fishermen and their nets, no one would blame anyone for getting the itch to fish these azure-blue waters. Connemara is a paradise for the trout and salmon enthusiast as well as the avid or beginning deep-sea angler. Lakes and rivers that empty into the Atlantic bays shelter massive browns, even larger (and easier to catch) coarse fish like pike, and are accessible from several of the small rural lanes that criss-cross Connemara. Several charter boats will gladly take you out for the day or a few hours of fishing around or beyond the green coastal islands.

Quiet country roads, tracks and paths offer a wonderfully fresh way to take in the seascapes, island views, and mountain vistas at a serene and sensible pace. With 2 wheels and a picnic lunch, the peninsulas, beaches—and even all of Omey Island at low tide—are yours to survey and explore at your leisure.

Cleggan Village has four bars (Olivers, Joyces, Newmans, and The Pier Bar), one grocer, a post office, 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 childrens playground next to the community centre. There is an annual festival in Cleggan – Festival of the Sea

Walk, Hike, or Climb a Mountain
Whatever your pleasure or ability, there’s an uncrowded path waiting for you—along a beach, out and around Omey Island, alongside or over the hills and mountains of Connemara. The Twelve Ben Mountains, Mweelrea and the Maumturk Mountains all lie within a short drive of your beach house. Local beaches include White Strand and Glassilaun at Renvyle, Mannin Bay, Gurteen, and Dogs Bay.

Connemara National Park
Just down the road at Letterfrack lies the headquarters and entrance to the nearly 3000 hectares of woodlands, bogs, and mountains that make up the Connemara National Park. Entrance is free. There’s a tea and coffee shop, a playground for children, fantastic audio-visual presentations in the park’s Visitor Centre, as well as a boardwalk and carved-stone path to the top of the Diamond, one of the 12 Ben Mountains.

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens
Like a near-translucent alabaster and charcoal sculpture at first glimpse, this romantic and enchanting castle perches snugly along the utterly still and deep blue Lake Pollacappul and in the folds of its tree-covered mountainside. The history and timeless beauty of this Benedictine Abbey, first built as a wedding gift in the 19th century, helps explain whit Kylemore Abbey and the Victorian Walled Gardens are one of the most visited and photographed locations in Ireland.


“What a wonderful stay we had at Once Upon A Tide.  My wife and our children with their spouses and children had plenty of room.  The house was very comfortable with location to Clifden Village and the views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean were perfect”. – Tim June 2022

We spent three wonderful days in a very nice family home, very spacious-almost too well heated with all the equipment.
Corresponding a magnificent view of the ocean and prime time good weather, I highly recommend”-Robert May 2019

“The best of the wild Atlantic way.  I rented this house to share with a couple of ladies . We had a mini yoga retreat. This house will leave you speechless. Beyond gorgeous. Million dollar views. Bed linen spotless and crisp. I have rented many houses. This one gets the 100 percent pass. Not a speck of dust under the beds. We loved it . Samantha and Yvonne the agents are a pleasure to deal with. Great advice and information. We most certainly will be back to once upon a tide. Yvonne thank you for recommending a home away from home. It was a great weekend.” Caroline May 2019

“Such a beautiful part of the world! We loved Clifden and the surrounding areas. The house was perfect – large and spacious for the five of us. Kitchen had everything we needed for making big family meals and the wood burning fireplace in the family room was enjoyed every evening. View was spectacular! So peaceful and quiet. We will be back- we loved it:)”- Sandra February 2019

“Thank You! We enjoyed a super time at Seascape. The property is stunning with views to die for. Its close to Clifden but you have a great sense of being in the country – next stop America! Everything about the house was of a very high standard and all of the bedrooms we extremely comfortable. Thanks again.”- Phillip July 2017

“Family Home. Excellent internet , great kitchen and lovely views this place is spectacular. Really pleasant for children and good location to get into Clifden. Amenities are done really well and great to have a drier and washing machine. Would definitely recommend this for a family or group for a holiday.” –Lisa September 2016




All Inclusive

Check-in time is strictly from 4pm 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 a €500 security deposit is required in cash upon arrival. As long as there are no breakages or damages upon check out, this will be returned to you.

Please note that the water supply is from a private well therefore it is imperative that water is conserved.  If the property is at full capacity it is not advisable to use all showers at the same time as this will dry out the well.

Please note that most restaurants & cafes in the area have free WiFi service.

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Ample Parking

Close to beaches

Close to Clifden Town Centre

Fabulous Views

Fabulous walks

Family Bathroom

Fully equipped Kitchen and large dining table

Hair Dryer

Ideal for Groups

Large fridge/freezer

Linen & towels included

Loads of space - Perfect for Families

Lots of natural light

Modern & Stylish

Open Fireplace

Outdoor furniture


Spacious accommodation



Within 10 minutes drive to Clifden Town

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