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Seals Cove, Clifden

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Family Friendly, Family Home, Late Availability, Pet Friendly
3 Bedrooms
3 Baths



Our Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Seals Cove is an elegant, spacious holiday cottage in a stunning coastal location near Clifden the Capital of Connemara in the West of Ireland with spacious accommodation, set on 8 acres of grounds, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This is a perfect rural retreat for a relaxing self catering holiday in County Galway, Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way.

This picturesque coastal setting offers panoramic views across Mannin Bay to the front of the house and the ‘Twelve Ben’ mountains along with Cashel Hill. One can sit, relax and enjoy the views or observe seals basking on the rocks from the elevated sun room.

Upon entering Seals Cove, you’re greeted by all the comforts of home and all the gathering space side by side, with living room and dining room right by the kitchen. The cooks of the group will enjoy cooking up the latest fresh catch or grilling on the BBQ and after a long day sightseeing, relax in the comfy sofas in front of a roaring fire watching the sunset over the bay.

The cottage driveway can accommodate several cars and the entrance to the home is via a patio with a seating area overlooking the manicured landscaped gardens which overlooks Mannin Bay.


The cottage driveway can accommodate several cars and the entrance to the home is via a patio with a seating area overlooking the manicured landscaped gardens which overlooks Mannin Bay.

The cottage is set over 2 floors. Accommodation as follows:

There is large kitchen with all appliances, electric hob, double oven, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Stanley oil fired oven and a dining table seating 4.

Door leading through to open plan dining area with sitting room. This room is beautifully laid out with a large dining table seating 6 with 2 windows overlooking Mannin Bay and the landscaped gardens. The inviting sitting room has a stove, 2x 2 seater cream leather sofas, 1 armchair and a large flat screen TV.

From here you will find a small sun room overlooking the bay.

There are 2 bedrooms on the ground floor.
The Main Bedroom has a step leading upto a large room with a double bed, fitted wardrobes, carpet flooring, 2 windows overlooking the side of the house, 2 armchairs and an ornate fireplace. There is an ensuite bathroom.

Bedroom 2 has a double bed and fitted wardrobes and wooden flooring.

Separate bathroom with bath, separate shower unit and WC.

Upstairs you are led into a study area where one can sit and enjoy the many books.

Bedroom 3 is a very spacious and bright room with a double bed, wooden flooring, ample fitted wardrobes, dressing table and a TV. There is a door leading to a sun room balcony with 2 sunbeds overlooking Mannin Bay from here you can watch the seals in the Bay.

Further bathroom with bath, sink unit and WC.

Seals Cove offers both a high chair & travel cot, free internet service and is pet friendly.

Local Info

Clifden town ‘the Capital of Connemara’ is oozing history, heritage, culture & traditions of Irish Music and Dance. This vibrant town has an array of shops selling top quality gifts, trinket souvenirs and handmade knits but to name a few! You will also find boutiques, antique shops and art galleries. There are cosy coffee shops, pubs from the genuine ‘quaint-Irish’ to the more trendy where entertainment is plentiful. Whatever your taste in music you will find a selection of traditional, modern music and dance. Clifden has a reputation for the West’s ‘Gourmet Capital’ – for its fine restaurants. Take the kids to the town playground where they can have fun on the swings or have a kick about in the pitch beside it!

A must visit is the ruins of the old D’Arcy mansion, Clifden Castle. Along the Sky Road is a gateway leading to the castle. Once a Gothic Mansion, the D’Arcy’s lived here until 1850 when the estate was sold to the Eyre Family who lived here at intervals until the castle fell into ruin in the early 20th century.

There are many fine festivals to enjoy throughout the year in Connemara. Most full of music, dance, fun, laughter, activities and games for the young and the young-at-heart. The most well known and oldest of all is the Clifden Community Arts Festival which offers a superb range of poetry readings, lectures, recitals, traditional music, concerts and comedy

At the summit of the Sky Road peninsula there is Eyrephort beach at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

For those Rainy Days, the Station House Theatre shows the latest movies throughout the week. The theatre also runs live family friendly shows suitable for all ages throughout the summer season. The Station House Leisure Centre have 3 day and weekly passes available for visitors to purchase, which allow you access to the hotel’s gym, swimming pool, steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi!

Why not visit Dan O’Haras homestead (8 minute drive from Clifden town on the N59); an award winning heritage centre which offers a fascinating glimpse of rural Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century. Visitors can enjoy a carriage ride through the centre and see demonstrations of turf cutting, sheep herding and other traditional tasks.

Explore Connemara on an electric bike which can be hired from All Things Connemara (on Market Street) or take part in a bike tour with Connemara Cycling Tours (also on Market Street)

Clifden Friday Market takes place every Friday on Market Square where you will find a wide variety of producers selling their fresh produce to the general public. Be sure to arrive early, as most of the produce and stalls are gone by noon. There’s a good selection of organic vegetables, homemade breads, pies, herbs, fruits, flowers, plants and some clothing.

Clifden has probably the best fishing waters in Europe. The scenery in this area is spectacular on land and at sea with a great variety of seabirds and wildlife, including seals and dolphins. Why not spend the day sea angling? Pack a picnic and spend the day on the beautiful briny sea! Call John at the Celtic Queen on 095-21069 or on 0862484674

Approximately, 4km from Clifden Town Centre, you will find a delightful Pitch and Putt course, which is suitable for all ages and a great activity that the whole family will enjoy!

Connemara has long been regarded as the real emerald of Ireland ‘Connemara is a savage beauty’ Oscar Wilde. Connemara’s landscape will take your breath away, golf competitions and horse riding on wonderful open grassland. . Boat races, regattas, music festivals, marathons, activity events all take place throughout the year.



“Location and the size of the house. Great wi fi. Views from the house were great.”-Fiona July 2019

“***** 5 Stars! This is our second time at this property and we cannot wait until our next visit. It is in a beautiful setting and is so peaceful and calming, all you hear are the sound of the wave, the sheep and lambs baaing, the cows mooing, the birds chirping, the horses neighing, it was just fab. The house has is all and is well laid out. Mary herself is amazing and very accommodating. Thank you Mary, next time my plans may go to plan. It was so nice meeting you and your husband and son. Look forward to seeing you again soon.”- Retina April 2019

” A lovely family reunion. The host was lovely and let us raid the veggie patch … rhubarb and foraged black berrie pie was a highlight.”-Meagan September 2018
“Extraordinary Accommodations surrounded by Connemara’s Beauty in Nature. Everything about the visit was wonderful. There’s so much to explore in the surrounding region.”- Pamela July 2018
“Lovely spacious home. We enjoyed our visit to Connemara, partly because we had a lovely home to come home to every evening. The house is spacious and clean and has everything you might need. The layout is very convenient. It is situated on a bay with a fabulous sunset and seals basking on the rocks, if you’re lucky. Clifden is not far away and has everything you might need. The countryside around the house is breathtaking. Thank you, Mary, for everything!”-Karen June 2018
“We were made very welcome the property contained everything we required and more and was spotless. Would go back asap if I could. Had a wonderful time in Clifton and surrounding areas. Beautiful property and gardens.”- Gwen June 2018

“Seals Cove is top notch!Absolutely perfect location with lots of space. House was kitted out to perfection. Lovely house Clean and comfortable Great location Extremely helpful landlady”-Padraic May 2018

“Great location overlooking the ocean but very handy for Clifden, golf club and local beaches. House very nice and spacious. A little old fashioned!! Nice garden but you need to be careful of fast cars outside gate.”-David August 2017

“Couldn’t recommend Connemara Lettings enough after our stay. Yvonne and her team made the booking process easy and with plenty of information to ensure we made the most of our trip. The owner of the house was also extremely helpful and made checking in and out quick and hassle free. Seals Cove is in a fantastic location, especially for smaller kids I thought, as it is very short distance to two excellent beaches and a short drive into Clifden itself. I will be booking again in future as the fantastic customer service on offer makes booking with Connemara Lettings an easy decision”- Darragh July 2016

“Wonderful stay! Everything you need for good holidays! Mary is just wonderful. And we learned many about seals. It’s easy to reach all the Must Have seen of Connemara. Thank you!”- Christa October 2015


Linen & Towels are inclusive in the rental rate.

Free WiFi available at this property

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 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.

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


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