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Sea Side Lodge, Claddaghduff

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Sea Side Lodge, Claddaghduff

Ideal for Families & Couples From €500 Per Week
4 BedroomsPetsSleeps 9Wifi BOOK NOW

Excellent family self catering home with stunning views over the Bay.  Large garden to the front of the house, free internet service, very spacious home, sleeps 9, pet friendly, patio area ideal for dining al fresco.  This holiday home has everything one would want visiting beautiful Connemara.

Description

A luxury 4 bedroomed cottage overlooking Streamstown bay, located between Clifden and Claddaghduff.

Clifden is renowned for its many restaurants to suit every taste and budget. There are numerous shops, art galleries, coffee shops, cinema and theatre. There is a vibrant night life with traditional irish music in most pubs.

In nearby Cleggan and Claddaghduff you can find deep sea angling, lake fishing, daily ferry to Inishbofin island, pony trekking, and diving in high visibility water. There are lots of beautiful beaches nearby including the anchor beach, Fountainhill beach and Omey beach. Omey island is accessible by taking a breath-taking drive across Omey beach which is a vast flat beach used for horse racing, kite surfing or for letting your dog and children run wild.

Claddaghduff Village is 5min away and has a shop, pub and post office. The fishing village of Cleggan is less than 10 minutes drive where you could take a trip to the world famous Inishbofin Island

Connemara is well known for its breath-taking scenery, fishing, walking,cycling, mountain climbing, swimming and diving in the crystal clear sea, canoeing and sailing with renowned Clifden Boat Club and golfing.

Layout

The kitchen has two windows to the front, dining table seating 4, breakfast bar.  Door leading to the reception room which has a large dining table seating upto 6 people, there is an open fireplace and a ceiling fan.  From the sitting room area is a sliding door leading to a patio area with a picnic table and bbq.

Ground floor:

Double bedroom with kingsize bed, fitted wardrobes, window to side of the house.

Further double bedroom.

Bathroom with bath and separate shower.

First floor: – Stunning views from the windows overlooking Kingstown bay.

On the landing is a large comfy couch with stereo, perfect place to relax and chill out after a long day touring the area.  Perfect teenagers / kids area.

There is a large room with a double and a single bed including a wooden cot.

Further double bedroom with twin beds.

Shower room.

Exterior:

There is a large mature garden with sheltered patio. It is located only 10 minutes from Clifden town.  Ample parking

The house is pet friendly.

Local Info

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 kilometres 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:

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

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:

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

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!

OMEY STRAND

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:

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

Testimonials

“We really enjoyed our weekend away in Claddaghduff. House had everything we needed and was very clean and comfortable. Would definitely stay there again.”- Anne-marie May 2017

Stayed for two weeks at this lovely property.It was very well equipped and in a good position for Omey Beach and Cleggan areas. It is a 12 minute drive into Clifden centre from the property along a narrow lane but it is a very scenic route and very enjoyable to drive. Nuala, the property owner, was very kind and let us ‘get on with it’ but was there if you wanted her for any advice etc. The whole area is stunning and there is lots to do.We found many good places to eat and many very nice beaches within a 20 minute drive of the property. The property itself was very spacious,clean on arrival and was in very nice grounds.The finding of a play kitchen and buckets and spades in the garage really made our 3 year old’s day! I would highly recommend this property to any family-September 2014

 

We have just returned today, from a weeks holiday at the Seaside Lodge. We found the house easily and were very pleased on first sight ,the house was spacious and well equipped with everything we needed. The area around was breathtaking. The weather was perfect and the terrace outside was sheltered and private. The Owners live next door but completely detached and private from their house with a thick tall hedge inbetween, so they were there if you needed them but apart from that not about. The road outside the house is quiet, and cars need to go slow due to the bendy nature of the road. We enjoyed our stay and wish we could have stayed longer.-July 2014

Extra

Linen & Towels are 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 between 4pm & 6pm (If you require a later check-in time please let us know)

Check-out time is 10am on day of departure.

Please note that most restaurants & cafes in the area have free internet access.

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Agent Yvonne Flaherty

  • Office : +353 95 22669

We have personally visited all of these holiday homes therefore we can guarantee they are to an excellent standard. The majority of homes are family friendly and to make your life easier we can supply a high chair and travel cot (upon request).
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