Beside white sandy beach From €535
Seacrest Apartment is perched high offering breathtaking ocean & mountain views over Mannin Bay along the Wild Atlantic Way on the West Coast of Ireland.
This beach front holiday home is a stones throw from a white sandy beach with glistening clear blue water.
Awaken to the serene surroundings and breathtaking views of Mannin Bay with grassy commonage on your doorstep, north-east silhouette of the Twelve Bens mountain range, blonde sands and crystal clear water, perfect for a summer getaway with your family and friends or a romantic escape with your loved one.
This one bedroomed apartment is newly built with fully fitted kitchen with all mod cons, high ceilings, wooden flooring.
Open plan sitting room/kitchen/dining area with patio doors offering panoramic views across Mannin Bay.
Large patio to the front of the patio doors ideal for dining al fresco. Stones through from the ever popular Mannin Bay beach, short drive to Connemara Sands Hotel or Keoghs restaurant, Ballyconneely Village.
Bedroom: Double bed with ensuite shower
Pull-out couch and pull-out single (only suitable for 2 kids/teenagers).
Car parking facilities are available directly outside the house.
Large garden to the front of the house
*** Please note that there is a seperate holiday home attached to the property which is rented on a separate basis. The driveway will be shared with the guests from the house***
Mannin Bay is named for Manannán mac Lir, according to Connemara’s great chronicler, Tim Robinson.
Manannán was an Irish sea god depicted in the eighth-century The Voyage of Bran travelling the seas in a chariot. He was also considered an ancestor of the Conmhaícne Mara, the people for whom Connemara is named.
Mannin Bay Blueway is a network of water trails at which you can to experience a variety of water-based activities, including kayaking and snorkelling, in a safe controlled environment.
A series of rocky pools to the right (north) provide a haven for a variety of sea life and may tempt you to continue snorkelling to the adjoining beach some 400 metres further. Along the way you will see the reddish coloured coralline seaweed which when broken becomes one of the bleached white skeletons that makes up the local sand. This underwater plant takes many years to grow so please be gentle and leave no trace.
Setting off to the right (north) paddle the 4.5 km round trip along the rocky shoreline towards and around the small island. This trail can be extended into the small bay to the east of the island (7 km). To the left (west) of Mannin beach, you can follow the rocky shoreline dotted with beaches many difficult to land on. A number of short ‘out and back’ kayak trips can be made along this section of shoreline depending on the kayaker’s level of experience. A trip from Mannin Bay to Truska beach is an option for more experienced kayakers (7 km each way).
The bright white sand of the area allows a clear view of the marine life passing underneath
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:
1. In the early years of the last century, Gugliemo Marconi established the first ever commercial transatlantic wireless station on Derrygimlagh
2. Alcock and Brown landed their first ever transatlantic flight on the very same spot in 1919.
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
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Utilities, Linen and Towels are all-inclusive in the rental rate.
Please note that a €500 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 strictly from 5pm onwards (If you require a later check-in time please let us know)
Check-out time is strictly at 10am on day of departure.