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Sruthán Pier House, Carraroe 📶

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6 Bedrooms
Bedroom Layout
4 x Double, 1 x Twin, 1 x Triple
5 Baths



Our Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars

Perched above one of the most active boating piers on the Southern Connemara shores of Galway Bay, and only recently completed, this formidable home employs local materials and the most compelling masonry skills this side of Peru, to exploit its location to the utmost.

Contemporary, cosy, and spacious – yet within forty minutes of Ireland’s most bohemian city, this is a very special place for rest, rejuvenation and making memories.


The house rises from the floor of a disused stone quarry, with the main entrance charmingly accessed via a contemporary drawbridge style walkway.

From the lobby, a short hallway to the left leads into a spacious sitting room, with a lofty limestone chimney breast that bisects the dazzling view of the Bay.

For winter comforts, there is a woodburning stove and substantial flat screen television.

Velvet upholstery and drapes, together with oak floors are typical throughout this home.

Heavy sliding barn doors open through to a cool sea-green kitchen, with bold walls of white and black quartz. A cooks dream, this kitchen is fully equipped with everything from a coffee machine and nutribullet, to an air fryer.

Panoramic full height glazing maximises the omnipresent ocean views, with a broad, glazed sliding door onto a balcony. From here, external stairs connect to the paved patio below.

A black quartz breakfast bar with stools, divides this inclusive dining space.

This living area is at an angled junction in the floor plan, with a main corridor back to the entrance, and an archway through to a generous and chic panelled dining room.

A more formal affair with a table that can seat the entire compliment of visitors on convivial suede buttoned benches, and with a cocktail bar, wine cooler and ice machine in the corner, surrounded by sable stained panelling and stunning views.

Beyond and behind a sliding glass wall, a monumental flat-screen tv monopolises the adjoining television lounge.

A modern electric fire and a well cushioned sofa group complete the home-movie harmony. A Nintendo Wii is a welcome addition for Children (and adults!).

Off the main corridor back to the entrance hall, a family bathroom boasts a super double ended, extra deep, Corian slipper bath.

Beside it, is the only bedroom on this level, with double bed and generous wardrobe space.

Oak return-stairs at the corner of the house lead to bedroom accommodation on the lower ground floor, with hallways running in two directions.

The elegant master bedroom lies at the end of one. With windows in two walls, it has a generous walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite shower room.

Beside it is a colourful twin bedroom, also with dual aspect views and an ensuite bathroom – kids will love it. Complete with Lego, Fuzzball table and family board games.

A picture window along the apposing corridor exposes the workout room with its multiple fitness machines.

Here too you will find the traditional steam sauna – a super addition to any holiday escape.

There are two more distinctive double bedrooms along this hallway, both with ensuite shower rooms and walk-in wardrobes.

The Annex Apartment:

A separate adjacent building has a folksy single bedroom apartment that sleeps three in zip-and-link beds that can be arranged in any combination, or used individually. It is on the first floor with a large shower room, galley kitchen, and living dining area.


If you have to work on your vacation, the ground floor of the annex is home to a fully functional office with two workstations, high speed WiFi access, and assorted premium equipment. There is also a dedicated kitchenette and WC here.


The gardens have been beautifully landscaped with wonderful traditional masonry work in local stone to accommodate its unique site and location above Sruthán Pier – just a stone’s throw from the sea. A brick path surrounds the house, and under the escarpment in the shady back stretch, there is a large dual temperature Spa swim pool, with separate hot tub and an outdoor shower. There are two entrance gates to the property, a stunning curved driveway, and ample parking.

Local Info

Out and About

There are 5 great golf courses within easy reach
1. Annaghavane island (15 Mins)
2. Galway Golf Club in Salthill (40 mins)
3. Bearna Golf Club, Barna (40 Mins)
4. Oughterard Golf Club (40 mins)
5. Connemara Championship Golf Links in Ballyconneely (1 hour 15 mins)

Screeb Fishery (15 Mins)

The Screeb Fishery is six miles south of Maam Cross, County Galway, at the head of Camus Bay. It
consists of an inter-connected series of loughs and a short river. The fishery is famous for its stocks
of pike, salmon, brown trout and sea trout.

Screebe House was built as a hunting and fishing lodge in 1865. They offer guests exclusive fishing
on many lakes and rivers in the Screeb Fishery and also provide permits, day tours and advice.
This is mainly a salmon and sea trout fishery, with the salmon fishing predominating on the bank
beats. It gets a small run of spring fish in April, and these are usually taken at the Salmon Pool. The
grilse run from around 20 June and peak in July, while some fresh fish continue running for the rest
of the season.

The various fishing stands along the fishery are the Butt of Aasleam, the Lady Pool, the Salmon Pool,
Derrywonniff Butt, Glencoh Butt and the Road Pool.

Costello and Fermoyle Fishery (7 mins)

Costello and Fermoyle is a sea trout and salmon fishery, featured extensively in “A Man May Fish” by
T.C. Kingsmill Moore, one of the foremost experts on sea trout fishing and creator of the Bumble
type flies.

The fishery comprises the Casla River and a series of lakes, set in beautiful scenery against the
backdrop of the Twelve Pins mountains. The fishery is quite extensive, from lakes draining the hills
near Oughterard to the sea at Casla. The river is about 4 miles long, divided into 4 beats, easily fished
from both banks.

The main lakes are Glenicmurrin, Fermoyle, Clogher, and the Schoolhouse Loughs.
Boats or fishing stands are provided at all of these. The fishery is fly fishing only, and the number of
rods is strictly limited, and beats are rotated.

Guided fishing is also available. The fishing is privately owned by Costello and Fermoyle Fisheries,
and visitor permits are available.

Lough Inagh Fishery (41 Mins)

ough Inagh Fishery is located in Connemara, County Galway and consists of fishing on Lough Inagh
and Derryclare Lough as well as fishing on the outflowing rivers from both loughs. It holds spring
salmon, grilse, sea trout and large brown trout.

There are six bank beats at the Lough Inagh Fishery in addition to the lough fishing at Lough Inagh
and Derryclare. The beats are rotated daily between the Inagh Valley Inn and Lough Inagh Lodge

The spring salmon fishing begins here in early March and peaks in May. The fish average 10lb and
fish up to 25lb have been taken.
The grilse come in June and are taken from the bank or from a boat on the loughs up to the end of
September. There are six named bank beats: Corloo, the Trout Pool, Derryclare Butts, Glendalough
Butts, Pine Island and Green Point.

Day Excursions

Pearse Cottage Cultural Centre, Rosmuck (20 mins)

Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh, is located in Ros Muc, Connemara County Galway. It celebrates the
things which drew Patrick Pearse to Connemara, the same things that draw people to Connemara
today, the people, the landscape, the rich Gaelic language and culture which still thrives in the area.
It was here that Patrick Pearse, writer, educator and leader of the 1916 Rising built a cottage for
himself on the shores of Loch Oiriúlach in 1909.

The Visitor Centre houses a fascinating interactive exhibition dealing with Pearse’s legacy, and
exploring the things that drew Pearse to Connemara, the area’s unique landscape and history, and
the ancient gaelic culture and language which is still alive in the area today. 21st century
Connemara, which maintain’s the traditions of the past, while looking to the future, is also

Visitors can take the short stroll from the Centre across the bog up to Pearse’s cottage itself, left just
as it was when he departed for the final time in 1915, and meet the local guides who are steeped in
Connemara’s vibrant culture. Visitors can also sample local delicacies at our café, and take a break
from the road, which looking out on Connemara’s lakes and mountains.

Wildlands Adventure Park (40 mins)

Outdoor Adventure Activities

Adults and children (7+) can experience one of Ireland’s largest aerial, woodland trekking and
ziplining courses. The Grand Course stands 14 metres high running for more than one kilometre
through the forest canopy. In all there are over 70 obstacles ranging from high ropes, bridges and
swinging challenges. The 10 zip lines includes a state of the art 12-metre high, 3-tier activity tower
with the longest involving a 100 metres traverse through the woods with views of Ballyquirke Lake.
Other outdoor activities include Standup Paddleboarding on Ballyquirke Lough, archery, tag archery,
disk golf, orienteering, field archery, team building challenge, forest trails, cycling and bush craft.

Indoor activities

Wildlands also houses an extensive indoor activity centre with multiple climbing walls of varying
difficulty and suitable for all ages and skill levels. There is also a large, fully automated escape rooms
style arena with 24 ‘Crystal Maze’ style unique challenge rooms with an Irish Mythology twist,
ensuring a variety of mental physical tests. Each group challenge must be completed within the
allocated time and includes live scoring. The centre also features a sports hall for indoor soccer, ball
sports and athletics. Use and develop your Ninja skills to climb, balance, jump and swing across a

series of obstacles on the exciting Ninja Warrior course! There so much to do indoors, say goodbye
to boring rainy days!

St Brigit’s Gardens (45 mins)

Brigit’s Garden offers a magical experience for all ages. The beautiful and unique Celtic gardens are
set within 11 acres of woodland and wildflower meadows in Roscahill, County Galway. Its features
include a Celtic gardens walk, a 1 km sun trail, a family Earth Quest challenge, living willow play-area,
thatched roundhouse, energy installations and the largest calendar sundial in Ireland.
Visitors can explore the four gardens, each representing one of the Celtic festivals of Samhain,
Imbolc, Bealtaine and Lughnasa. These wildlife gardens are designed to reflect the Celtic cycle of life,
the west of Ireland landscape, and are dotted with interesting features.

Dan O’ Hara’s Cottage (45 mins)
The Dan O’Hara Homestead is an award winning heritage centre that offers a unique insight into the
history and heritage of Connemara.
Dan O’Hara’s story illustrates the life of a typical 19th century Connemara tenant farmer. The multilingual
audio visual and history presentation tells both of Dan O’Hara’s tales, from his eviction to his
subsequent emigration to New York. The centre also shows the history of Connemara down through
the ages, from pre-historic to present times.
Other features of the heritage centre include reconstructions of a crannóg (a prehistoric lake
dwelling), a ring fort, and a clochaun (an early Christian oratory). From the hilltop above the farm,
there is a spectacular view of the Roundstone Bog as it stretches towards the Atlantic Ocean.
An old style carriage takes visitors on a guided tour through the centre by prior appointment. This
lively, entertaining tour can include turf cutting demonstrations, sheep herding and other activities
on request.

Day Spa at Screeb House (15 mins)

An oasis of calm and comfort, the Spa Lodge features a heated indoor salt-water swimming pool,
fitness area, a large sauna, seaweed baths, steam room, treatment room and an outdoor hot tub
overlooking the beautiful Connemara landscape. After your swim, why not dive into the wild Atlantic
from the nearby pier and return to the warm comfort of the sauna which features a panoramic
window view of Camus Bay.

Kylemore Abbey & Gardens (55 min)

Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden is the ideal destination for a day out in majestic
Connemara at any time of year. The dramatic landscape and iconic image of a gothic castle reflected
in a Connemara lake has made Kylemore Abbey world-famous and it is now the largest tourist
attraction in the west of Ireland.

The Benedictine nuns invite visitors to experience the Victorian atmosphere of the Abbey’s restored
rooms, miniature gothic church, head gardener’s house and garden boy’s house. Learn of the tales
of tragedy and romance, the engineering initiatives, model farms, royal visits and the Abbey’s former
role as a girls boarding school.

Kylemore’s many nature trails, woodland walks and the magical award-winning walled garden offer
a wonderland to explore. Discover the Victorian heritage of the walled garden, where only flower
and vegetable varieties from that era are grown. ) Enjoy refreshing walks and scenic views as every
season has something different to offer at Kylemore.

Clifden Town (55 mins)

Visit the market town of Clifden in County Galway. See the ruins of Clifden Castle, a Gothic Revival
style building dating back to the 18th century. Journey to the Mannin Bay Blueway, check out the
kayak or snorkel trails and look closely at the sand to spy coralline seaweed and the skeletal remains
of barnacles and molluscs. Get out in the fresh air and go on a scenic guided walk or challenging hike
into the Connemara hills.

Connemara National Park (1 hour)

500 metres high, Diamond Hill rises above the small village of Letterfrack. This is one of the finest
hikes in the country. It commands huge ocean, island and mountain views in all directions. From its
sharp edge summit it looks down on Kylemore Abbey and deep into the Twelve Bens mountain
range. On the slopes of the mountain are the remains of an abandoned 19th century farm and a
megalithic tomb built by the first farmers of the area 5,000 years ago.

Scuba Dive West (1 hour)

Scuba Dive West offers a choice of snorkeling or diving for all levels from beginners to experienced,
and offers a range of snorkeling and dive sites from sheltered bays to wreck diving.
Snorkeling is simple, fun, inexpensive, has no age barriers and can be experienced nearly anywhere.
Snorkeling allows you experience the beauty of the Atlantic ocean and is a really fun holiday activity.
Scubadive West conducts Discover Snorkeling all year-round; it is particularly popular in the warmer
summer months.

PADI diving courses on offer cater for ages 11 and up and for experienced divers, boat and wreck
diving trips are on offer.

Oceans Alive Visitor Centre & Seaside Trail (1 hour 15 mins)

Oceans Alive Visitor Centre & Seaside Trail is based in Letterfrack in County Galway. They offer over
200 exhibits, combined with a seaside nature trail as well as sea angling trips and Ireland’s only glass
bottomed boat tours.

DK Connemara Oysters Farm Tour (1 hour 15 mins)

Take a DK Connemara Oysters Farm Tour and learn what it takes to grow an oyster from seed to
plate over a 3 year period. Enjoy a tasting experience and shuck your own oyster.

Killary Fjord (1 hour 15 mins)

Visit Killary Harbour, a gorgeous 16km long fjord. It is one of just three glacial fjords that exist in
Ireland, the others being Lough Swilly and Carlingford Lough.
Admire the towering height of Mweelrea, Connacht’s highest mountain which rises up to 814 metres
as well as the Maumturk Mountains and marvellous Twelve Bens. The area has some of Ireland’s
most dramatic scenery.

Discover the hamlet of Rossroe near the mouth of the fjord and see the plaque and building formerly
used by Ludwig Wittgenstein, the famous philosopher, as a quiet place to write after World War II.
Walk the historical Green Road that runs alongside the fjord and stretches for approximately 9km.
This rough road was part of the famine relief programme during the 19th century. Admire the rows
upon rows of mussel rafts peeping out of the water; a common sight to the east of the fjord.

Connemara Smokehouse (1 hour 15 mins)

Connemara Smokehouse specialises in high quality smoked and marinated seafood. Every product is
prepared using traditional methods and attention to detail. With an emphasis on freshness,
seasonality, sustainability and organic production methods, the Connemara Smokehouse range is
multi award winning with global recognition. While travelling the Wild Atlantic Way, drop in and
have a chat with one of the team, experience our passion for what they do and taste the Atlantic
with a little sample of what’s available on the day

Burren Perfumery (1 hour 50 mins)

Check out the Burren Perfumery, a family-run company where organic, natural aromatherapy
products and fragrances are made. Learn about the traditional methods from steam distillation to
hand bottling, and discover the different processes involved in producing the cosmetics, soaps and
perfumes. Take some time to discover the stunning scents, the friendly staff are happy to help.
Don’t miss the outstanding audio-visual presentation and photographic exhibition and after, stroll to
the organic herb garden and see how native, organic herbs are used in the hand-made soaps and
aromatherapy products.

Cliff of Moher (2 hours 20 mins)

Experience the staggering Cliffs of Moher, Ireland’s most visited natural attraction. They stretch for
8km (5 miles) and reach 214m (702 feet) at their highest point north of O’Brien’s Tower, where you
can enjoy unrivalled views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Find Hags Head, a natural rocky promontory that resembles a seated woman when viewed from the
north. The Cliffs of Moher means the cliffs of the ruined fort, and although the fort no longer exists,
the breath taking natural wonder is named after it.
Stop by the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience midway along the sensational cliffs to explore the
environmentally friendly Visitor Centre and 800 meter’s of protected cliff side pathways and viewing
areas. Stand still and marvel at the towering heights of the soaring cliffs, their sheer scale and
incredible impact amaze all who visit.

Westport House (1 hour 2 mins)

Explore historic Westport House one of County Mayo’s best-loved attractions with beautiful
parklands, lakes and the family favourite Pirate Adventure Park.
The fascinating history of Westport House goes back to the 1500s when the famous Pirate Queen of
Connaught, Grace O’Malley, built one of her castles here. Just outside of the pretty heritage town of
Westport, the current house – built in 1730 has lots of artefacts, artwork and treasures.
Learn all about the history of the house through 30 stunning rooms and six permanent exhibitions
and don’t forget to visit the dark dungeons where Grace O’Malley once kept her prisoners. After
soaking up the beautiful interiors, stroll around the impressive gardens and enjoy the riverside walk,
Spanish Armada Cannons or the Famine pots.



Sruthán Pier House is new to the market, reviews to follow



Strictly No Pets

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.

There is a charge of €300 for the use of the Swim Spa and Hot Tub.

Please note a €1000 cash Security / Damage Deposit is required on your arrival. As long as there are no damages or breakages this will be refunded on your departure.

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Along the Wild Atlantic Way

Amazing Sea Views

Amazing Views


Bar area

Coffee Machine

Fibre Broadband

Flat Screen TV

Foosball Table

Ice machine

Modern & Stylish

Nintendo Switch

Office with commercial printer

Outdoor furniture

Outside bar

Patio heaters

Perfect for Families

Quooker tap

Sage coffee machine


Smart TV



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