Sunnybank House, Clifden
Excellent for large groups From €6,000 Per Week
- 12 Bathrooms
- 150 metres from restaurants & Bars
- 19th Century Estate House
- Accommodates upto 22 people
- All mod-cons
- Ample Parking
- babysitting on request
- Beautiful Design
- Beautifully Furnished
- Cable TV
- Close to Clifden Town Centre
- Extensive Gardens
- Extensive Living Rooms & Dining Room
- Family Friendly
- FREE internet service
- Free wifi
- Fully equipped Kitchen and large dining table
- Heated Swimming Pool
- Ipod docking station
- Leisure Centre facilities
- Old World Charm & Atmosphere
- Own Private Grounds
- Perfect setting for small weddings
- Private Off Street Car Parking
- Private Tennis Courts
- TV Room
After hosting Chelsea Clinton for part of her Ireland visit, Sunnybank now offers the opportunity for guests to exclusively rent this country house in its entirety on a self-catering basis.
Step back in time, to an original country estate house large enough to accommodate family, friends and groups, in the heart of Connemara, where old and new meet to offer a unique combination of old world atmosphere and surroundings with the best of modern conveniences.
To make your stay more enjoyable we suggest that you avail of the facilities provided in the grounds. The outdoor heated swimming pool & sauna are located behind the main house and is for exclusive use by guests in Sunnybank House. They are open and heated from late May to mid September. Complimentary use of the nearby private leisure centre with indoor heated pool and gym is available all year around.
Our private tennis court is located beside the grounds of Sunnybank House and is available all year round.
Previous exclusive bookings include
- Private family weddings
- Friends’ get-together weekend
- Family reunions
- Film shoots
- Team building events
Accommodates up to 22 people
12 bathrooms, extensive living rooms & dining room, T.V. room, library, extensive gardens, & private off-street car parking.
“Old world charm and atmosphere”
|Master Bedroom:||1 Super-Kingsize bed (6′ 6″),|
|Next to Master Bedroom:||1 double (4′ 6″), 1 single bed (3′ 3″)|
|Bedroom 1:||1 Kingsize bed (5 ft)|
|Bedroom 2:||1 Kingsize bed (5 ft)|
|Bedroom 3:||1 Kingsize bed (5 ft)|
|Bedroom 4:||1 Kingsize bed (5 ft)|
|Bedroom 7:||1 Double bed (4′ 6″)|
|Bedroom 8:||1 Double bed (4′ 6″)|
|Bedroom 9:||1 Double bed (4′ 6″)|
|Bedroom 10:||1 Double, 1 Single bed (4′ 6″ and 3′ 3″)|
|Bedroom 11:||2 Twin beds (can be made into a Superking) (6′ 6″)|
- ALL BEDROOMS ARE ENSUITE
- MEASUREMENTS ARE IN FEET AND INCHES
“What a fab place to stay. Shane had the fire lit and a lovely welcome pack of treats when we arrived. The house feels like home even though its huge. Our families had plenty of space to stretch out. The children loved paying hide and seek and the grown ups loved just relaxing. The house is very clean with all modern conveniences including an ice maker. We had our wedding week long celebration here and it exceeded our expectations. Gillian catered for us and everyone raved about the food. I loved the special effort she made for my fussy vegetarian needs. I’m told the lamb was amazing. We highly recommend this beautiful house in a very special location as a wonderful backdrop for lifelong happy memories.” –PJM April
“We booked Sunny bank house for our wedding . On arrival in the house we were blown away. Believe me when I say that the pictures of this house do not do it justice. We had 15 People staying in the house and it really felt like a home not just a rental. As a wedding venue we could not have asked for more. As a holiday home it is exquisite. On arrival Shane had the fires lit and some goodies for us to nibble. I would recommend this home to anyone who is looking for a truly amazing space and memories that will not soon be forgotten. Thank you for a wonderful time.”-Der
Local Bus Hire
- Michael Nee: +353 (0)95 34682
- Pat Lydon, Letterfrack: +353 (0)95 41043
- M. McHugh, Ballyconneely: +353 (0)95 23596
- Galway Airport – 80 km, 1.25 hrs by car
- Knock Airport – 125 Km, ca. 2 hrs by car
- Shannon Airport – 160 Km, ca. 2.5 hrs by car
- Dublin Airport – 300 Km, ca. 4 hrs by car
- Belfast – 365 Km, ca. 5.25 hrs by cars
- Cobh, Co. Cork – 295 Km, ca. 4.5 hrs by car
- Rosslare, Co. Wexford – 335 Km, ca. 5.5 hrs by car
A wide selection of pubs and music sessions in Clifden
In between all of these you will find a great selection of restaurants, cafes and pubs. Most pubs in Clifden serve bar food and have live music weekly. On the practical side there are four supermarkets, including Aldi and Lidl, which are open until 9pm (mon-sat), two banks, three chemists, two petrol stations, two churches and a post office.
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.
Terms of Rental
- Please note that we require the agreed deposit amount to be paid in order to complete the booking. If the deposit is not received by the agreed date we reserve the right to release the booking and advertise the dates in question as available.
- Payment can be made only by Bank Transfer.
- The rate quoted includes Value added Tax at 9%.
Booking Deposit Requirement
- A 30 % deposit is required to secure your booking and the balance of payment is due by 120 days prior to arrival for Sunnybank house. If you are booking 120 days prior to arrival payment of the full rate is required.
- The balance of payment due date will be stated in your confirmation, and we would ask that when you are paying by bank transfer, that you orgainse for the transfer to be made by that date.
The booking deposit for Sunnybank House is non refundable. Cancellations made within 120 days prior to arrival, full payment is non refundable. If you do need to cancel your booking and we can resell the dates concerned, we will refund the deposit or full payment, less any costs incurred for advertising or discounts.
In the event that we can re sell cancelled dates, we will refund all payments less the costs of re selling or discounting the rate.
A security deposit will be required on arrival of €1000 for Sunnybank House can be paid in cash or by credit card. This is standard procedure in case of breakages, damage or soiling, and we would ask that you inform us of same, should it occur. The deposit will be returned to you on departure.
The rate for the rental of our properties does not include the cost of Electricity or Oil consumed during your stay. Both items are metered in each property and are charged at the national domestic rate at the time. Estimates of utility costs are given on our website and will be discussed with you on arrival. You will be provided with a reading at the beginning and end of your stay and the amount is payable upon departure.
The property is well equipped to ensure that you have a comfortable stay. Towels and linen are supplied as standard and every bedroom has its own assigned bathroom, most of which are ensuite, if not, they are next to the bedroom.
The property has;
- Washing machine and dryer
- Utilitiy area and freezer
- Iron and ironing board
- Hairdryer (s)
- Cable TV
- IPOD Dock
Health and leisure centre
All of our guests are welcome to use the private health and leisure centre in the nearby Station House Hotel, with our compliments. Please visit www.stationhousehotel.com to view its facilities.
Sunnybank House has wireless broadband internet access.
Arrival / Departure
You are welcome to arrive any time after 4pm and departure is by 10am. We can be flexible with times if there are no other arrival/departures in that house on the same day.
On the day of arrival we would ask you to contact us to let us know your estimated time of arrival so that we can give you directions if necessary and meet you on arrival.