Sioscadh na Mara (Sea Whisper), Spiddal
Modern and chic From €650 Per Week
Situated in a quiet lane in an absolutely delightful setting yet less than 5 minutes drive from pubs, shops and restaurants. This superb stylish light filled holiday home offers breathtaking views of Galway Bay.
Situated in a quiet lane in an absolutely delightful setting yet less than 5 minutes drive from pubs, shops and restaurants. This superb stylish light filled holiday home offers breathtaking views of Galway Bay. Newly built and finished to a luxurious specification, the property is equipped with everything you would expect from a five star self catering home. From wifi broadband to microwave, TV, travel cot and highchairs this property has it all!
From the front entrance you walk into a large hallway. The sitting room has a large window overlooking Galway bay, a TV with Saorview channels, comfy couch with foot stools. The thoroughly modern kitchen has a central preparation island, double doors opening out to the side of the house. Upon entering the kitchen you are immediately struck by the natural light and stunning panoramic sea views from the large window in the dining area and double patio doors. This kitchen is a gourmets delight as it has everything one might need to cook that perfect meal. There is a stove to light in the evening after a fun filled day touring Connemara and Galway and enjoy an evening meal.
King size master bedroom with carpet flooring, wooden finishes and ensuite shower room.
2 double rooms with wooden flooring, cream wooden finishes and good lighting
There is a large bathroom with a claw foot bath, separate shower unit, sink unit & WC.
This superior holiday home is wheelchair friendly with a ramp at the back door.
Enjoy spectacular views from the front of the house with a large pebbled driveway.
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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND THE CONNEMARA AREA, PLEASE BROWSE THE “THINGS TO DO” SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
“A view to die for. Highly recommend this for anyone with disabilities, all on one level ramp into rear door walk in shower in main bedroom with no base unit, perfect for anyone in a wheelchair. Peat burning fires an enormous kitchen area with panoramic window to that view. Arrived to home cooked scones and was gifted a home baked loaf a few days later. My mother summed it up saying the only thing that was wrong was the time it was to short, thanks for a lovely stay Gordon”- Gordon October 2018
“Excellent property quiet like location. New property in rural location. Car essential as local roads too busy for casual cycling. View of bay from front of house. Great getaway. 20 mins from Salthill and Galway.”- Eugene August 2018
Unbeatable. Absolutely great house, good location. Wonderful views and a lovely landlord. Internet is not great but this is a common rural problem and nothing to do with the Landlord or Letting Agency”- Moira August 2018
“Heaven. We couldn’t have ask for more, the views were amazing and the house was stunning and so comfortable.”- Caroline May 2018
Electricity is metered and payable upon departure, linen, towels and internet are all inclusive.
€200 cash security deposit required on arrival.