Spectacularly set on the waters edge within a stones throw of a white sandy beach is this two storey holiday home sleeping upto 12 guests in a delightful location across from Bunowen pier.
Pier View House in Aillebrack, Ballyconneely is located in one of the most sought after areas in Connemara, being on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, overlooking the 12 Ben Mountain range, enhanced by spectacular scenery. This 5 bedroom two storey self catering home is a boat enthusiasts dream with Bunowen pier only moments from the house. Only a few minutes drive from the Connemara Golf Course; one of Ireland’s best known championship links courses and The Point Pony Trekking Centre where you can horse ride along the beaches; this is the perfect choice for a family holiday, a golfers delight or beach lovers – a ‘Stress Free Zone’.
Size of property: 2500 sq ft set on a half acre 5 bedrooms / sleeping upto 12 guests (3 double rooms & 2 triple rooms), 2 bathrooms & 1 ensuite shower room
Fitted kitchen with dining table seating upto 6 guests. All mod cons provided.
Separate dining area with a further dining table again seating upto a further 6 guests. Door leading to the back of the property (car park).
Sitting room: Cosy sitting room with 2 couches
2nd sitting room/play room: – Further couch, 2 armchairs & bean bags.
2 x double bedrooms comprising of fitted wardrobes, bedside lamps & lockers, blackout blinds.
1 ensuite toilet & wash hand basin
Main bathroom has walk in shower no door shower( heated from immersion ) curtain closures
Utility room housing a separate washing machine & dryer.
1 x double bedroom comprising of fitted wardrobe, bedside lamp & locker, blackout blind.
2 x triple bedrooms comprising of double bed & single bed, fitted wardrobes, beside lamps & lockers, blackout blinds.
(Vanity unit & chair supplied in each room).
Further bathroom comprising of has a bath and electric shower in the bath.
There is a reading area on the landing offering a supply of books,
Large enclosed garden to front of the property.
Large area to the back of the house for parking
Exterior furniture including a coal BBQ ideal for dining al fresco
We are delighted to inform you that the owner will allow 1 dog. There is free wifi and the house is wheelchair friendly (ramp to front door)
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:
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 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
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!
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
“Pier View House is a beautiful holiday home and we loved our stay here. Even before you arrive you know it’s special; the location right by the pier has breathtaking views across Bunowen Bay. The parking is great, and comfortably fits 5 cars. The host is very friendly and the house had everything you would need on arrival, from fresh milk, bread, coffee and tea to laundry detergent, toilet rolls, and more than enough towels and spare bedsheets. The kitchen is fully equipped, including an air fryer.
The house is spotlessly clean and beautifully finished- it really is a home away from home. All the bedrooms are very spacious and there is plenty of storage in each.
It’s pet friendly which means the whole family can enjoy the holiday together.
There are 3 smart TVs; in the kitchen, and in each sitting room.
The house is at the end of a road so minimal traffic passes, meaning it’s a very quiet location. Bunowen Beach is a 3-minute walk down the road, it’s a great beach to swim at and has kayaks to rent (kayaking across the bay to Bunown Castle is a great activity).
The location and views around this whole property have to be seen to be believed, surely one of the best-located holiday homes on the Wild Atlantic Way.”- Ailis July 2023
Please note that €300 security deposit is required upon arrival. As long as there are no breakages or damage to the property this will be refunded on departure.
Electricity is metered upon arrival and payable upon departure.
Oil, linen & towels are inclusive in the rental rate
.Check-in time is strictly from 4pm
Check-out time is strictly at 10am on day of departure
High Chair provided upon request
2 Sitting Rooms
3 Smart TV's
DVD player with a selection of films
Linen & towels included
Sky in the main sitting room
Xbox 1 available with games upon request
1 Dog Welcome
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