This stunning property is situated down a quite side road. Pooreen House is a detached house on a elevated site with breath taking views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Aran Islands and Co Clare. A large tarmac drive is surrounded by well maintained gardens, where garden furniture is available, perfect for dining al-fresco. The grounds are fully enclosed, gated and very private – perfect for letting the children play safely outside. Only a 5 minute drive to local supermarket and sandy beach.
3 steps lead you into a lovely bright conservatory with high ceilings, Velux windows and gorgeous sea views which you can enjoy from the comfortable wicker furniture.
2 steps up from the conservatory area leads into a cosy sitting room with a flat screen TV, electric fireplace and recliner sofas. To the right of this room is a large hall way with access to upstairs (the hall way can also be accessed through the kitchen). To the left of the sitting room area is a bright dining room with 2 tables and open fireplace. Enjoy your dinner while watching the sun set on Galway Bay
The Kitchen, which can be accessed through the dining area, is large and well equipped overlooking the well maintained back garden. There is a fridge/freezer, washing machine, dish washer, electric hob, electric oven, microwave, toaster, electric kettle and Stanley range
The back garden can be accessed directly via a door just off the kitchen. Through the kitchen, you can access the hallway. On your first left you will find a bathroom with a bath and separate shower
All bedrooms are situated downstairs
Bedroom 1: Single bedroom with fitted wardrobe, wash basin, wooden floors overlooking back garden
Bedroom 2: Double room with en-suite, fitted wardrobe, arm chair, wooden floor and sea views
Bedroom 3: Single room with fitted wardrobe, wooden floors and overlooking the back garden
Bedroom 4: Single room with large fitted wardrobe, wooden floors and overlooking the garden
Bedroom 5: Large double bedroom with en-suite shower, large fitted wardrobe, wooden floors and sea views
Taking the stairs, you will find a large landing which has been converted into a second sitting room, perfect for teenagers, with large recliner chairs and a flat screen TV, off the living room area is a pool room which the kids will love!
To the left of the living room area you have a bathroom with electric shower and Velux windows.
Strictly no smoking and 7 guests is the maximum amount per stay.
The small seaside village of Spiddal, on the Irish Coast, overlooks Galway Bay and the Aran Islands, and is a very popular destination for visitors. There are numerous restaurants and pubs, two beaches and a lovely coastal golf course it has something to suit all tastes. Located close to Shannagarraun Wood, a Special Area of Conservation, Spiddal provides lovely places to walk and explore. Try sea fishing off the pier, take a walk down Tra na mBan Blue Flag sandy beach or indulge in a round of golf at Rosshill Golf Course. Only 12 miles to the east lies Galway City, where you can discover some of Ireland’s long and varied history; visit Lynch’s Castle, or trace the origin of the famous Claddagh Ring, which originated in a village near the shore of Galway Bay.
Spiddal has the best of both worlds as it close to both Connemara and Galway City (19km) so it is the ideal location if you want to tour the rugged landscape of Connemara but want to be close to Galway City for shopping and its nightlife. Taxis cost €25 one way from Spiddal to Galway with Galway Taxis (091-561111). Bus Eireann has 2 bus routes that run throughout the day between Galway City & Spiddal
Things to do in Spiddal:
Standun Spiddal: Standún is a unique family run store with a huge variety of Aran Sweaters, Irish products, Menswear, Ladies fashion, children’s clothing, Irish and International gifts and home ware and a cafe with home baking.
Spiddal Craft & Design studios: is a small complex of craft workshops with stunning views of Co Clare; where traditional craft demonstrations take place. Crafts include Hand weaving, Jewellery and Stained Glass making, Screen printing, and various forms of art, Traditional Basket Weaving and a Photographic Studio. It also has an onsite cafe, An Builin Blasta.
Beaches: Spiddal has 2 beaches. One is a blue flag beach called Tra na mBan and the other is situated behind the pier and is suitable for fishing
Galway Bay Fishing: Boat Hire and Deep Sea Fishing excursions of the coast of Spiddal. Fish for shark, cod, ling, pollock or ray, as well as other species, on the Maighdean Mara. Call Kevin McGabhann on 086-8547890
O’Neachtain Tours: Based in Spiddal, O’Neachtain Tours are a touring company which will show you some of the most scenic views in the West of Ireland. For more information please call 091-553188
Island Hopping: Why not take a day trip to the Aran Islands? Rossaveel is only a 20 minute drive (19kms) from Spiddal. There are various trips between Rossaveel harbour and the islands throughout the day. Click on the following link for more details on ferry times an prices: http://www.aranislandferries.com/index.php
Barna Golf Club: For any of you avid golfers; Barna Golf Club is only 14kms from Spiddal. Caddy hire available. Dress code is neat & casual. Full canteen facilities available with full bar menu and restaurant. Call 353 (0)91 592677 for more information
Lettermore (Leitir Moir) is a lovely Gaeltacht area in South Connemara and is joined to the Connemara main land by a bridge. The Lettermore-Lettermullen Peninsula is actually a series of small islands which are linked together by the R374 roadway.
The area name derives from the Irish Leitir Móir meaning great rough hillside. The main spoken language in Lettermore is Irish. Lettermore Village has a welcoming pub and local convenience store
Lettermore boasts a contrasting landscape of rugged coastline, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. This is an area where the traditions and culture of the Gaeltacht are very much alive
The Connemara Isles Golf Club is located in Lettermore. This 9 hole golf course is a golfers dream! After a game why not relax in Ireland only thatched golf club house?
There are plenty of lovely walking trails in and around Lettermore with stunning scenery so don’t forget to take your camera!
Lettermore is 48 Km from Galway city. There is a daily Bus Eireann service from Galway to Lettermullen. Lettermore is approx a 1 hour drive from Clifden town centre.
Other nearby areas to visit is Kilkieran, Roundstone, Carraroe and Rossaveal, where you can take a ferry to the Aran Islands. All these routes take you along stunning coastal roads.
Galway is a harbour city in the West of Ireland and is a very popular tourist destination for those visiting the country; it is a picturesque and lively city. Known as Irelands Cultural Heart, Galway is renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals, celebrations and events throughout the year. In 2004, there were three dance organisations, ten festival companies, two film organisations, two Irish language organisations, 23 musical organisations, twelve theatre companies, two visual arts groups, and four writers’ groups based in the city.
Fancy a flutter? The Galway Races is well worth a visit and a very popular and busy week in Galway City! The races take place during the last week in July. The Galway Arts Festival (also in July) is well worth a visit, as well as the Bulmers Comedy Festival that takes place in October
The annual Christmas market, which takes place on Eyre Square is a must visit. This usually opens at the end of November and finishes just before Christmas. Here you will find delectable food, drink and plenty of unique Christmas Gift Ideas
There are so many things for the holiday maker to enjoy in Galway City, here are a few ideas:
Visit the Galway Atlantaquaria – The kids will love this!
Cruise along Lough Corrib on the Corrib Princess
Leisure Land, Monkey Business or The Planet are 3 great places to take the kids (big and small) on those rainy days
Have an afternoon stroll around the Salthill Prom!
Take a trip to Rinville Park in Oranmore (admission is free!)
Take a day trip to Connemara
Hire the Coca Cola bikes (placed in various locations around the city) and explore Galway on 2 wheels!
Book a Segway Adventure Tour!
For more information on things to do in and around Galway City visit http://www.galway.net/tourism/visit/galway/
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND THE CONNEMARA AREA, PLEASE BROWSE THE “THINGS TO DO” SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
“John the host is on hand for check in and lives nearby for anything else that’s needed. Lovely clean house. Great size and lots of parking. We even had sea views!” Hannah September 2022
“Superb bungalow in first class condition- All excellent! The owner was very helpful and pleasant. Very neat and tidy bungalow in first class condition. Lovely location with views over Galway bay. Short walk to nearest beach and many other beaches to explore and a short drive into Galway. Could not ask for a better holiday location or nicer bungalow! And we had good weather!” – Ronald August 2022
“Pooreen House was the perfect place to stay for our family to join in a long postponed family reunion. The house was beautiful and comfortable. John was very helpful and responded immediately to any questions. We sat in the sitting room every evening overlooking a spectacular view of Galway Bay and Clare every evening. We would love to return someday!!” – Peggy July 2022
“We spent a very pleasant and restful week at Pooreen House. It was a perfect location for a family holiday. The house was warm, welcoming, spacious and immaculate, an ideal home from home. John the host was friendly, warm and informative about the local area. There are plenty of local well stocked shops within a 3 mile radius and Galway City is only a 35 minute drive away. The sun room to the front of the property was everyone’s favourite with beautiful views of Galway bay. We really enjoyed our stay at Pooreen House and I whole heartedly recommend it”– Paul October 2021
“Absolutely beautiful house in the perfect location. Spotlessly clean and comfortable with amazing views of the sea. John looks after it so well and was incredibly kind to us making sure we were happy during our stay. Highly recommend it.” –Sarah July 2021
“Wonderful and Helpful-5 Stars!We enjoyed our stay and the house was perfect for our whole family and in a perfect location on top of it. We had an issue with our vehicle and John, the property manager, was so helpful. We would absolutely stay here again!”-Michele September 2019
“Great place-very accomodating. A week golfing made all the better by the manager who was very helpful”-Andrew July 2019
“Nette lage mit blick auf meer und gebirge”-Helmut July 2019
“A beautiful, spacious, and spotless house in stunning surroundings. A large comfortable sunroom has a panoramic view of Galway Bay and the stacked rock walls of Connemara. John, the host, is helpful, accommodating, and friendly.” – William May 2019
“Lovely area, well located house and very friendly host.”-Charles November 2018
“Gleich vorne weg: Der wirkliche Gastgeber ist John. Und John ist ein wirklich guter, ruhiger, irischer Gastgeber. Man kann sich keinen besseren wünschen. Das Haus ist sehr geräumig, sauber, ein fast herrschaftliches Haus. Ein wunderbarer Strand nicht mal 1 km entfernt. Die nächsten, größeren Supermärkte sind ca. 3 km entfernt (wie in Irlanf üblich an Tankstellen – aber preisgünstig), gleichgültig ob man links oder rechts vom Pooreen House fährt. Ausflüge sind innerhalb von 1 bis 2 Stunden Fahrzeit wirklich gut möglich. Robben schauen, Ruinen (Ross Errilly Friary), Schloss (Cong) oder eine echt schöner Sandstrand (5 Min zum Fahren). Unsere Wertung: Daumen hoch! und wir kommen wirklich, wirklich gerne wieder.”-Stephan September 2018
“Une villa idéale pour découvrir le Connemara et les îles d’Aran. La villa est vaste, les chambres confortables et le propriétaire s’est montré très disponible.”-Pierre August 2018
“Spotless family-friendly home with large grounds and terrific sea view. Our three-generation family of ten booked Pooreen House for two weeks in August, 2017. We couldn’t have been more pleased! The house sits on a slight rise above the surrounding hillside, with an expansive view across Galway Bay to the Aran Islands, the Burren, and the County Clare coast as far south as the cliffs of Moher. The owner met us on arrival to give a tour of the house, demonstrating appliances, electrical and heating systems. Throughout our stay, he was kind and attentive, though unobtrusive. First impressions: house and furnishings immaculate, and impeccably maintained. Large windows in all rooms provided tremendous natural light, while heavy drapes in bedrooms can be drawn for privacy and darkness. The large kitchen is a joy to work in, flooded with light from north and west windows. The dining room seated us all easily; bath, shower and toilet facilities were ample. The adjacent sitting room with built-ins, TV, comfy recliners and electric fireplace afforded a snug reading or viewing spot. High chair, playpen and a protective gate to the stairs accommodated the children. The upstairs – three open rooms with couches, TV and billiards table illuminated by skylight windows – was a godsend as a play area for the little ones, and a movie and hurling-match theater for their parents. But our favorite space was the five-sided, cathedral-ceiling solarium with huge windows facing east, south and west. What views, what light, what openness to the constant breeze! Outside, lawns and plantings were neat and carefully trimmed. Walls, hedges and gates enclosed a large, safe play area for the kids. Gas grille, table and chairs enable open-air cooking and dining. A five minute walk down the quiet, single-track lane took us to the coast road. Across the coast road and five minutes down another lane, we arrived at a gently sloping, secluded sandy beach with tide pools among rock outcroppings. Perfect for the children. The village of Spiddal is a 35-minute walk up the coast road, with sidewalk all the way. Galway city is an easy 12-miles east by car or bus, while Connemara opens to the west and north. Overall, a wonderful stay. Thank you.”- Timothy August 2017
No pets allowed
Utilities (Electricity & Oil) are charged separate, meter readings will be taken upon arrival and departure.
Linen is inclusive in the rental rate. Towels are not supplied.
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 €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.
Please note that most restaurants & cafes in the area have free internet access.
Close to beaches
Close to Galway City
Close to Spiddal
Flat Screen TV
Fully equipped Kitchen
Ideal for Groups
Lots of natural light
Quiet Area with lovely Walks