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The Art House, Clifden

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4 Bedrooms
Bedroom Layout
2x Double, 2x Single
2 Baths



Our Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars


No pets allowed

We are delighted to offer this stunning newly refurbished modern 5 bedroom holiday home in the heart of Clifden, the Capital of Connemara, Co Galway along the Wild Atlantic Way. 3 min walk to Clifden town centre, Station House complex is on your doorstep offering bars, gourmet restaurants, coffee shops, hairdressers, leisure centre, theatre and boutiques.

The Art House is a modern, stylish holiday home providing a perfect setting to enjoy dining, lounging around after a fun filled day touring Connemara.

This home is a parents dream offering a games room with X-box & Kinect for kids/teenagers, large comfy reclining sofas with Tv, free internet service, travel cot and highchair. The highlight of this rental home is the patio area:- fully enclosed, gated entrance to the side, strategically illuminated for al fresco dining and evening enjoyment. Elegant artwork is displayed throughout the house which lends a distinctive atmosphere to this house.

The Art house is an end of terraced house situated in a small housing estate next door the Station House Hotel set over 3 floors.

Start making memories with loved ones in this relaxed and inspiring home-away-from-home. We are already looking forward to meeting you !

We are delighted to let you know that upon arrival you will receive a ‘Privilage Card’ from Connemara Lettings this offers you excellent reductions on activities and events in the surrounding areas. Please call us for further information.


Ground floor comprising of:

Kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, washer/dryer, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, breakfast bar, window overlooking the front.

The reception room is a bright and airy room, dining table seating up to 6 people, a large corner sofa with recliner (kids will love!!). On the chillier evenings there is a wood burning stove perfect to snug up to and relax with a good book and glass of wine. There is a door leading to a stunning patio area with dining area, comfy seating, BBQ, shed ideal for golf clubs/buggies/wet gear.

First floor:

Bedroom 1: Single bedroom with fitted wardrobe and window overlooking the front of the house.

Bedroom 2: Double bed with fitted wardrobes and window overlooking the rear of the house .

Bathroom comprising of a bath, shower overhead, sink unit & WC.

Top floor:

Bedroom 3: Master bedroom with fitted wardrobe, velux windows, ensuite shower room comprising of a shower, sink unit, WC, mirror with mood lighting.

Bedrooms 4: (Playroom) Single sofa bed (only suitable for a child), TV, Xbox and Kinect. Perfect kids/teenagers den to relax after a fun filled day!


There is ample free parking to the side of the house.

Gated entrance to the patio area.

Strictly no smoking or pets


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.



“We had a lovely stay in the Art House, Clifden. We stayed for 7 nights on 11/4/22.  House was ideally situated only 5 mins walk to centre of town, with super markets and take away very close by.  House was lovely and comfortable for a family of 5.  Hosts were very helpful with any issues we had” – Gordon April 2022

“Beautiful house in a convenient location and really comfortable.  The owner was very helpful and easy to communicate with” – Jalena March 

We had a fabulous stay at the Art House Clifden. From booking to departure, everything was seamless. The house itself was spotless & had absolutely everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. Location was great only a few minutes walk into the town.
I would recommend maybe taking some citronella candles or something to use in outdoor area depending on time of year as midges were unbelievable around everywhere but all in all our party were v impressed with the house, host & everything- we will definitely be back

“We really enjoyed our stay in Art House. It was very comfortable and met all our needs and requirements. A great location as well , walking distance to the center of Clifden. Would definitely stay here again-Excellent”-Margaret September 2019.

Great location in small town-5 Stars! Had a wonderful time with family at The Art House, downtown Clifden, and the surrounding areas. Only 1 block to town. Outstanding food in the restaurants and good music every evening. The place was nice and clean and quiet. Yvonne was pleasant and easy to reach. We would definitely stay here again.”- Michael September 2019

“5 Stars! Property was very comfortable with everything supplied., and a great location close to town.”- Olivia August 2019

“We really enjoyed our stay in Art House. It was very comfortable and met all our needs and requirements. A great location as well-walking distance to the centre of Clifden. Would definitely stay here again.”-Margaret August 2019

“Excellent house in an excellent location-would definitely recommend. We were very impressed with the cleanliness and decor of The Art House in Clifden, It was also in an excellent location-literally 3 minutes walk to Clifden town.”-Sharon July 2019

“The Art House is a Fantastic Property in a great location… the house had everything you could want & the quality was outstanding. Everything went great & we’d highly recommend the Art House as a location to stay in Clifden.”- Claire April 2019

“Super location. Clifden is the place to stay for visiting Connemara and the Art house is located in a perfect spot at the edge of Town. It’s a lovely house, well decorated fab out door space. Spotless cleaning.”-Laura September 2018

“Good location. Garden lovely with BBQ-good facilities(Nexflix etc). Nice host-everything good”-Angus August 2018

“Nice house in the centre of Clifden with short was to shopping and great restaurants. Friendly and uncomplicated hosts.”- Ursula July 2018

“Fantastic stay. My family and I stayed in the house for a month and it had everything we needed for our extended holiday. The house is spotlessly clean and updated. Location couldn’t be better…just a very short walk to shops, pubs/ restaurants and grocery stores. Everything was easy from booking to check out. Loved our time here!”- Erin March 2018

“Two super summer stays! I stayed in the Arthouse twice over the summer period. Our party consisted of two adults and five children. The Arthouse met the needs of everyone in our party, with the gaming room proving a particular hit with the kids. The patio is a lovely feature. It is clean and comfortable, with a lovely bright and airy feel. This is by far our favourite place we have stayed in town over the years. We spend a lot of time on the beach or involved in outdoor pursuits so it was really great to return to such a cosy welcoming house. We all loved our stay and I would certainly recommend and hope to return in the future.”- Caroline September 2017

“The Art House is a beautiful, spotless home stocked with all the amenities you need during a holiday. The outdoor area is a huge added bonus to relax or eat a meal. We loved being able to walk to town. Michael was wonderful to deal with and very responsive. I highly recommend especially if you have children! We hope to be back again for a stay.”-Colleen August 2017

“What a fantastic time in Clifden, Ireland at the Art House. We had a family of six and it was such a lovely, comfortable house right in town. The house was fully equipped and we were able to enjoy ourselves so much more with all the added room. There was even a nice patio out back to rest between outings. It’s the perfect location to explore Connemara and all the nearby towns. I would highly recommend to anyone.”-Kelly July 2017

“The Art House was an excellent place to stay for our family. It was spacious and offered each of our children their own room. The home was updated and convenient to town. The kitchen was well stocked and easy to use. The back yard/patio was beautiful and allowed for an extended living space and the owners were lovely to work with.”-Leslie July 2017

“Great house, excellent location. We has a fabulous stay in the art house over the Easter break. The owner met us on arrival and made us feel very welcome. The house is furnished to a very high standard and the outside area at the back was a great place for the children to play and for al fresco dining. We highly recommend this holiday home and will definitely be back.”- Lisa April 2017

“We really enjoyed our stay at the Art House. Toni and Michael went the extra mile by setting up a Christmas tree and providing decorations for this festive period (and not forgetting the starter pack). This was very thoughtful and much appreciated by all! The house was lovely and warm and we definitely took advantage of the fireplace, the WiFi and the smart TVs. We look forward to staying there on another occasion and would recommend the house for a town stay to others.” Orla Christmas 2016

“We stayed here for a week, and didn’t want to leave! Fabulous location, beautiful house, perfect house for families, everything close-by. And such a warm welcome from Toni and Michael (owners). We’ll definitely be back!!”- Aoife July 2016

“We recently returned from a week in this lovely modern house in Clifden. It is furnished to a very high standard and has all me cons. The main bedroom is very spacious and it has 3 other single rooms and a small games room with a guest bed. The out door patio is lovely and the kitchen and living room are well equipped.”-Darcy July 2016

“We recently stayed in the Art house. Best every accommodation we stayed in. Very modern and clean. Would recommend to any especially families we young children, as superb enclosed back garden with beautiful seating area. Great location”- Katie August 2016



No pets allowed

The Electricity is metered upon arrival and departure.

Linen & Towels are inclusive in the rental rate.

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 4pm 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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Ample Parking

babysitting on request

BBQ area

Beautiful Design


Fabulous walks

Family Friendly

Free ample parking

Free internet

Fully equipped Kitchen and large dining table

Highchair & Travel cot provided

Less than 5 mins walk to bar & restaurant

Lots of natural light

Newly Refurbished

Supermarket around the corner


Walking distance to Playground


Xbox with kinect and games

5* Holiday Cottages

Family Friendly

Late Availability

Short Breaks

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