Polrevagh Cottage is the perfect holiday home, it will tick all your boxes – only 50 m from the rocky shoreline along the Wild Atlantic Way, white sandy beaches less than 15 minutes walk, spectacular water and mountain views, free internet service, open fireplace, pet friendly with fully enclosed garden and private off road parking. Connemara Championship Golf Course is less than 5 minutes drive from the property.
The cottage itself is a detached bungalow, comfortable, three bedroom holiday home (sleeping 6) with magnificent views overlooking a quiet and sheltered bay with views of an uninhabited island. Watch the ebb and flow of the tide, the birdlife and grazing ponies and cattle from the comfort of your armchair.
This holiday home is set in a quiet peaceful part of Connemara surrounded by spectacular rugged views over the Atlantic Ocean only 4 miles from Ballyconneely Village and 8 miles from Clifden town centre the Capital of Connemara all along the famous Wild Atlantic Way. Situated in the heart of Connemara between, Clifden and Roundstone. Bustling Clifden hosts excellent restaurants offering varied styles of cooking and many pubs with nightly entertainment. Whereas Roundstone is a quaint fishing village with fabulous restaurants, bars, stunning white sandy beaches. The cottage makes a great touring base for the West of Ireland, where you can explore all that Connemara has to offer and Galway city is just over an hour away.
Connemara is ideal to explore on a bicycle and at low tide there are plenty of walks over the the islands. Lots of fishing, both sea and fly for trout is available in the many hill loughs and on the local rivers, Balinahinch river and famous hotel are within 15 miles. Wild flowers abound in the Spring and Summer and the shallow bay is ideal and safe for swimming.
The Connemara Coastline is well worth exploring as well as the Connemara National Park and Roundstone Bog. Clifden has excellent local facilities, shops, bicycle hire and galleries many of the restaurants offer local seafood as well as many other international dishes and most very child friendly. There are many sociable pubs with traditional music. Even on wet days this area is beautiful with waterfalls and lovely walks and places to eat. Visit beautiful Dog’s and Gurteen Bays at Roundstone and the pretty harbour, or head north to Kylemore Abbey and the loch Inagh Drive. With many annual events such as the famous Connemara pony show, the Roundstone Bog bicycle ride and the Roundstone Regatta, Ballyconeely and Omey pony racing, to name a few.
Walking from the front door; fishing, lake and sea – on the door step; golf and horse riding 3 miles; traditional music, childrens playground, shop, pub, pony racing in Ballyconeely 4 miles; cinema, swimmning Clifden 8miles; hill walking 6 miles; pony racing Omey 10miles.
Walking on site. Fishing – Sea 0.01 miles. Fishing – Lake .5 miles. Horse riding, Golf 3 miles. Traditional Music 4 miles. Walking – Hill 6 miles. Swimming Pool, Cinema, Childrens Playground 8 miles.
The accommodation is laid out as follows:
Stunning views from the front porch. The sitting room has an open fireplace, large windows allowing ample natural light with panoramic sea and mountain views. Comfy couches with TV, door leading to:
Open plan kitchen and dining area. Fabulous views over land and sea where 3 large windows allow ample natural light. Cosy kitchen fully equipped, dishwasher, microwave, electric cooker, dining table seating 6. Door leading to utility room with washing machine.
Door from the kitchen area leading to hallway,
Double bedroom – Master bedroom with double bed, large window overlooking the front of the house with spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean. Ensuite shower room.
Double bedroom – with bunk beds, window to the side of the house.
Double bedroom – with twin beds, window to the back of the house. Fitted wardrobes.
Separate shower room.
Ample car parking space to the front of the house. Gated entrance to the property.
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.
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
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACTIVITES AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND THE CONNEMARA AREA, PLEASE BROWSE THE “THINGS TO DO” SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
“Great location proximity to village and scenic areas of interest”-Victoria April 2019
“A Beautiful Location. We know this part of the west coast very well and love it. The Cottage is very homely and clean and the views are beautiful. “-Vicky July 2017
The electricity is charged at €5 per day.
Linen & towels are inclusive in the rental rate.
There is FREE internet service
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 less the cost of utilities.
Check-in time is strictly from 5pm (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 most restaurants & cafes in the area have free internet access.