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Wave Bay Cottage, Ballyconneely ♿ 🐕 📶

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4 Bedrooms
Bedroom Layout
4x Double
3 Baths



Our Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars

Situated on the waters edge of Mannin Bay in a quiet lane in an absolutely delightful setting only 5 minutes drive from Ballyconneely Village and only a short walk to a long stretch of white stunning sandy beach along the Wild Atlantic Way.

This architecturally designed house has been lovingly transformed into luxury accommodation focusing on comfort and practicality, complimented by magnificent sea views from it’s natural environment. It is an attractively designed newly renovated holiday home finished to a luxurious specification stylishly decorated and oozing with ample natural light.

We can arrange private boat trips to explore the various local secluded islands with their white sandy beaches and local wild life, pure pockets of beauty where time stands still. Surfing, windsurfing, ride horses on the beach, hire bikes, go fishing on lake or sea, play golf on Ballyconneely links course, climb mountains, visit Kylemore Abbey, the National Park or the Marconi and Alcock & Brown site, or sail to Inishbofin or visit the Aran Islands. Clifden, Roundstone, Glassilaun Beach are all well worth visiting. Traditional Irish Pubs with music, gourmet restaurants and great coffee shops are to be enjoyed in the area.

This house is a perfect setting to relax and unwind after a day of touring the beautiful coastline of Connemara.


2,800 sq ft central living space – 4 large double bedrooms, 3 en-suite shower rooms and 1 family bathroom, a sun room and utility room. Open plan kitchen/dining & seating area with stove, separate reception room with open fireplace, 2 patio areas.

Wave Bay Cottage is ideal for a 2 families wishing to holiday together as there are 2 separate living spaces. This property benefits from free internet service, underfloor heating-keeping a constant heat throughout the entire property. It is wheelchair accessible also as there are no stairs and there is also a large enclosed garden.
The owner has supplied a travel cot and highchair.

Entrance area: Upon entering the hallway you are struck by the ambient of natural light beaming from floor to ceiling windows and french doors from the sun room area, which opens out onto a sun trapped private patio area garden furniture to relax and enjoy eating al-fresco if desired. There are 2x L-shaped couches to relax.

From the sun room there are large french doors opening into a very large open plan kitchen, dining, and sitting room area with large windows with panoramic mountain and ocean views. This room is a perfect setting for entertaining, the dining area has huge window with a window seat where one can and enjoy your breakfast or relax in the evening with a chilled glass of wine and watch the sunset over the bay.

Kitchen area: Fully equipped kitchen with ample storage space, electric oven and hob, large fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher. Large island with breakfast bar and 3 stools. Window to the front and the side of the house. From the kitchen area is a utility room with a separate washing machine and dryer, door to the side of the house.

Large dining table which seats up to 8 people. A large window overlooks the bay with comfy couches and a stove to relax in the evening after a fun filled day. The dining has a huge window where you can sit and enjoy your breakfast or relax in the evening with a chilled glass of wine and watch the sunset over the bay.

Right hand side from the entrance hall you will find:

Reception room – perfect sitting room with comfy seating and open fireplace, perfect room to enjoy and warm up to the fire after long days touring Connemara. There are double doors leading out onto a patio area with stunning mountain & sea views.

There are 2 double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and both have ensuite shower rooms.

Left hand side

2 x double bedrooms with 1 ensuite shower room, family bathroom with hand held shower head.

Exterior: Ample parking, electronic gated entrance.

Local Info

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

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:
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



“This is a fantastic house situated in an idyllic, quiet part of Connemara. The house is warm and comfortable with lots of space and amenities. The house is 20mins from Clifden and a short walk from a number of beautiful, secluded beaches.” Nicola Dec 2021

“Fantastic spacious modern cottage in a fabulous location. Well equipped and walking distance to some gorgeous beaches, Keoghs pub in Ballyconeeley and the Connemara Sands Hotel &Spa. Joseph the owner is very welcoming. Just brilliant all round” Annie September 2021

“Fantastic house and beautiful location. We stayed at Wave Bay and had a wonderful time. The area was beautiful and you could see the seals from the living room window! The house itself is well furnished, spacious and modern. It had everything we needed for our stay. There are lots of lovely places to go for a walk or a drive and it is a beautiful part of Galway. Would highly recommend a stay at Wave Bay Cottage, it is perfect for large groups or families and it is a house we would love to return to in the future. The home owner was very helpful and lovely to deal with.”-Niamh September 2020

“We (a group of 6 adults and 5 children under 4) stayed in this hotel and it was perfect for our stay. It has everything you need as well as being modern, clean, spacious and warm. All 4 bedrooms are king / double beds and 3 of the rooms have en-suites which is great for couples and families. Great location and we’d book again if we go back to the area.”-Claire October 2019

“I stayed in the Wave Bay Cottage with some friends over new year and we had a wonderful time, you can walk to the pub/shop in Ballyconneelly and the stunning beach is also walking distance where we had some very chilly dips!! I would highly recommend this house for a stay in Connemara, it’s perfect.”- Klara January 2019

“Great week with the family in Wave Bay Cottage. Would highly recommend. Close to lovely beaches and great food close by in Keogh’s.”- Marc August 2018

“AMAZING! This 5* Newly built Spacious house on a quiet sea view road was just amazing in every possible way, from the high end furnishings, cleanliness and comfort it was definitely home from home, This along with the very helpful owner Joseph and care taker Felicia helping with any queries we had made us feel so welcome, The house looks out on a beautiful bay just meters from the front garden, we watched the seals playing and relaxing on the rocks daily from the house. There are lots of fabulous unspoiled white sandy beaches within minutes of the house. The Sands hotel is a 2 minute walk, where we got lovely pub grub and a pint, we also tried the restaurant ( Food fabulous ), we cannot recommend this house enough, We have booked for our 2019 stay already. “- Louis July 2018

“Spacious, modern, clean, bright house. Showers perfect, beds very comfortable. Beaches close to house. Beautiful walks. Children loved it. Didn’t want to leave.”-Janette July 2018



Pet friendly

Wave Bay Cottage is happy to welcome your pet, however we would ask that your pet would not be permitted on furniture or on beds. If additional cleaning is required we may have to deduct this from your damage deposit.

All Inclusive

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 a €500 security deposit is required upon arrival. As long as there are no breakages or damage to the property this will be refunded on departure.


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Ample Parking

BBQ area

Close to playground

Close to shop pubs & restaurants

Comfy sitting room with Open Plan Fireplace

Fabulous Views

Fabulous walks

Family Friendly

Fully equipped Kitchen and large dining table

Hair Dryer

Has TV

Highchair & Travel cot provided

Loads of space - Perfect for Families

Lots of natural light


Open Fireplace

Patio area with garden furniture

Pet Friendly

Short Drive to Connemara Golf Course

Spacious accommodation

Walking distance to white sandy beach

Wheelchair Access


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