Property Details

The Top House, Errisbeg, Roundstone

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The Top House, Errisbeg, Roundstone

Spectacular setting From €675 Per Week
5 BedroomsSleeps 10Beach AccessWifiAccess BOOK NOW

This property is less than a 10 min walk to both Gurteen & Dogs Bay beaches and a short drive from a quaint fishing village If you’re seeking amazing mountain views and a spectacular coastline then this is the holiday home for you !.

The village of Roundstone lies on the western arm of Bertraghboy bay in Connemara, Co. Galway.   This Connemara village is beautifully set on one of the most spectacular coastal drives in Ireland overlooking the Atlantic at the foot of Errisbeg Mountain.

 

Description

A recently completed total renovation of a traditional stone cottage has retained the essential feel of an old cottage which is now part of a modern 5 bedroom house. The property has breathtaking views of a spectacular coastline along the Wild Atlantic Way, located at the foot of Errisbeg Mountain and only a short distance from the popular seaside resort of the picturesque little fishing village of Roundstone with gourmet restaurants and bars.

The Top House in Errisbeg is situated between Gurteen Beach & Dogs Bay beaches which lie back to back forming a tombolo jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean.  Famous for their exceptional beauty, long white sandy beaches and crystal blue water.  There are many activities such as  swimming, windsurfing and kitesurfing.  We can also organise a day’s fishing !

Less than 20 minutes drive away is the Connemara Golf Link Championship course, voted Best Links Course in Connaught 2016 by Golfers Guide to Ireland, this 27 hole course situated along the majestic west coast of Connemara, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and 12 Bens Mountain range was designed by Eddie Hackett.

The Top House Holiday home is equipped with everything you would expect from a luxury home such as a BBQ area, King size beds, furnishings to a high standard.  The utilities are included in the price.  The house has a front door access ramp making the ground floor wheel chair accessible.

To make life that little bit easier the owners of this stunning holiday home have catered to families offering 1 full sized cot and 1 travel cot, 1 highchair, 2 trundle beds, baby bath, rocker chair, monitor, changing mat, kids toys and books, and of course not forgetting the teenagers with board games, DVD’s and free internet service!

Layout

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From the front entrance you walk into a bright hallway with oak flooring, to the left is the beautiful exposed stone wall of the original gable end of the cottage, straight ahead is a stunning view towards Errisbeg Mountain to the rear of the house.  To the right you enter a large, bright and spacious open plan kitchen, dining and reception area with sliding doors leading out to the raised patio area at the side of the cottage.

Upon entering the reception area you are immediately struck by the tall floor to ceiling window lining the front of the room offering stunning panoramic views of Gurteen Beach, Dogs Bay and the Aran Islands.  This bright and spacious room offers ample seating, and the cosy sitting room area has leather couches, which are a perfect place to curl up and read a book or watch the sunset in the evening enjoying a glass of wine.  There is a wall-mounted TV with Freeview, radio and an integral DVD & CD  player.

The dining area is a perfect place to enjoy an evening meal with a large window with side views of the bays.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you would expect from a luxury home including dishwasher, microwave, range cooker with induction hob, and a fridge freezer.

There is a large utility area with a separate washing machine and dryer, and an additional fridge for drinks or larder storage.  The utility has an adjoining separate shower room with a WC and large walk-in shower.  There is an external door leading to the side of the property.  The utility is an excellent area to house boots, coats, wet gear, fishing rods, wet-suits, golf clubs or to park the pram.  There is also an outdoor shower area – ideal after a day on the beach or fishing!  The house has underfloor heating throughout the ground floor.

The family bathroom has a large bath with shower hose attachment, separate shower cubicle, WC and sink unit and is tiled throughout.

There are 3 bedrooms on the ground floor which comprise the footprint of the original cottage.

Master bedroom with king size bed, ensuite shower room, and window overlooking the Bay.

Bedroom 2 also provides a king size bed, the traditional cottage high ceiling is retained and there is a window overlooking the Bay.

Bedroom 3 has 2 single beds with 2 trundle beds – perfect for young children.  The original thick stone wall, fireplace and storage holes are preserved from the old main room of the cottage, giving the room a traditional feel.

The stairs lead to two further bedrooms, and there is a large velux window in the stairwell area allowing ample natural light and showcasing wonderful views of Errisbeg Mountain.

Bedroom 4 has a double bed and exposed stone work.  Bedroom 5 has 2 small size single beds.  Both upstairs rooms have railings for hanging storage and velux windows with black our blinds in the eaves overlooking the Bay and the Mountain.

Bedroom 5 has 2 single beds with railings for storage and a velux window overlooking the Bay

Exterior:

To the side of the living room there is a sliding door access to ample seating area including table/chairs, benches to enjoy the superb sea and mountain views.  There is currently a raised patio area (to be completed with paving).

There is a shared driveway with private ample parking.

Please note this holiday home is available to rent on a long term basis from January until March 2018.  Please either email or call our office to discuss the rental agreement.

Short breaks very welcome.

Local Info

Roundstone:

The village of Roundstone lies on the western arm of Bertraghboy bay in Connemara, Co. Galway, 48 miles (77km) north-west of Galway city. This Connemara village is beautifully set on one of the most spectacular coastal drives in Ireland overlooking the Atlantic at the foot of Errisbeg Mountain.

What about afternoon lunch in this pretty fishing village and afterwards let the kids enjoy some time on the Monkey Bars in the Village playground? The village has an ample amount of excellent bars and restaurants. It has a traditional craft centre; selling locally produced handmade pottery, jewellery and instruments! Be sure to check out Yvonne Kings Studio and the Stable Gallery which features contemporary art. Your one stop shop for unique gifts to bring home!

Roundstone is teeming with festivals and events during the summer months, such as the local regatta and the pony show; all of which are great family days out! Looking to experience some traditional Irish music? Irish nights take place in the upper community hall, every Wednesday at 8:30pm, all ages welcome! Starting the beginning of June; there will be a local market in the village with stalls selling fresh local produce and crafts. Well worth a visit.

There are also fishing trips suitable for all the family! Catch and cook your own dinner!! Don’t have great sea legs? Take a trip down to the pier. Local fishermen are well known for selling their fresh catch at the end of the day!

Roundstone Beaches:

Dog’s Bay is located closer to Roundstone village and has a spectacular horseshoe shape with more than a mile long stretch of white sandy beach. Similar to Gurteen Bay, the sand is not comprised of traditional limestone but rather made entirely of fragments of seashells which give it a pure white colour.

Both beaches are well sheltered from currents boasting crystal clear waters.  The beach is naturally protected by the headland which it faces to the south and this is a very popular destination for holidaymakers in the summer.

Gurteen is the larger of the two and the closer to Roundstone. The water is crystal clear and it is very safe for swimming and other water based activities. It is naturally protected by the headland which it faces to the South and it is a popular destination for holiday makers in the summertime.

Dog’s Bay (or Port na Fadoige in Irish meaning Bay of Plovers) faces due west. It is famous for its mineral sands which are made of millions of microscopic shells. It is a stunning beach with its bright white sands and crystal blue water. Since 1991 the dunes separating Gurteen Beach from Dog’s Bay have been the focus of intensive efforts to plant Mar ram Grass to stem coastal erosion. Visitors are requested to respect the signs restricting access to the dunes. The wild headland which stretches out into the Atlantic between the two beaches is an area of great beauty and is a fantastic walk where you will be surrounded by water on three sides.

Ballyconneely:

Ballyconneely village has 2 shops, a post office, pub/restaurant, and playground

For avid golfers, Ballyconneely is home to the Connemara Championship Golf Course. This Eddie Hackett designed course is set in stunning, rugged countryside. The back nine has been described as the equal of any in the world. Situated in Aillebrack, Ballyconneely overlooking the Atlantic Ocean it offers 360 degree views of the Golf Course and the unique Connemara landscape. This is a wonderful place to stop off and enjoy lunch or dinner after a round of golf or a walk on the surrounding beaches. Dun Loughin surfing beach is close by to this course.

The Point Pony trekking centre will ensure a fun family day out on one of their pony treks. A unique Connemara experience!

Take a tour of the Connemara Smoke House and watch how the salmon it traditionally prepared for smoking and enjoy a tasting of their delicious smoked salmon! Tours operate every Wednesday during the summer months at 3pm!

Why not take a trip to Derrygimlagh Hill, one of the most historical spots in Connemara for 2 very important reasons:

  1. In the early years of the last century, Gugliemo Marconi established the first ever commercial transatlantic wireless station on Derrygimlagh
  2. Alcock and Brown landed their first ever transatlantic flight on the very same spot in 1919.

There’s no end of sea fishing opportunities in Connemara, especially in Ballyconneely so you can test your angling prowess! And with plentiful fish stocks it’s no wonder anglers flock here all year round. Popular spots for anglers include the harbour at Erislannan Point, the sheltered bay at Candoolin (close to the cottage) and Mannin Bay. Mannin Bay in particular has good innings for the small boat angler. Plaice is the most popular catch in this area while nearby Ballyconneely Bay has great potential for catching tope, ray, dogfish and Pollack.

Ballyconneely Beaches:

Ballyconneely peninsula is virtually ringed by beaches – from the Coral Strand at Derrygimlagh, west and north to Knock, Mannin, Dun Loughan and Truska, and east and south from Keeraunmore, Aillebrack, and Ballyconneely Bay to Calla, Dolan and Murvey

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACTIVITES AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND THE CONNEMARA AREA, PLEASE BROWSE THE “THINGS TO DO” SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE

Extras

Utilities are all inclusive.

Linen & towels are inclusive in the rental rate.

Please note that a €250 security/damage 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 between 4pm & 6pm

Check-out time is 10am on day of departure.

Free internet & wifi service.

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Agent Yvonne Flaherty

  • Office : +353 95 22669

We have personally visited all of these holiday homes therefore we can guarantee they are to an excellent standard. The majority of homes are family friendly and to make your life easier we can supply a high chair and travel cot (upon request).
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