West Haven is one of a small group of houses built on the site of the old monastery in Roundstone next to the old harbour and within a short stroll of Roundstone village with its restaurants, shops and bars.
West Haven’s proximity to the sea is one of the very special features and sleeping with the window open and the sound of the water washing against the shore is a special pleasure
Secluded swimming spots are a short walk away and the beaches at Gurteen, Dogs bay and beyond are easily accessible.
Boats and kayaks can be launched from the harbour.
If it is a coastal escape with salty skin & sandy toes you are craving then you have found the perfect home.
Perfectly placed right on the water’s edge is this stylish luxury holiday home set in a prime position overlooking the sea and Inish Nee Island.
West Haven is a stunning semi-detached house which is set across 3 floors overlooking Inish Nee and is also within walking distance of the quaint and colourful village of Roundstone.
The house itself has been recently fully refurbished. With simple clean interior features and finishes, there is a large open plan space at ground floor with a wood burning stove.
Nestle into the sinkable sofa & gaze out at the sea views, open up the large sliding door in the seating area to welcome the sea breeze or snuggle up to the wood burner in the chilly evening or winter months.
Ground floor level: Open plan seating area/dining / semi open plan fully fitted kitchen
First floor: Master bedroom, twin bedroom, shower room
Top floor: Large bedroom
Outside area: patio area to dine alfresco
The kitchen is fully equipped with all mod cons. Large window overlooking the front of the building.
The main room has large floor to ceiling windows & sliding door allowing natural light to flow through. This spacious open plan room offers a seating area with a comfy couch, chair with foot stool flat screen TV, wood burning stove, board games & books to enjoy in the evening after a fun filled day touring all Connemara has to offer. There is a dining table seating upto 6 guests.
Stairs from the hallway leading upto the first floor:
Awe-inspiring sea views from the master bedroom, double bed, desk, chest of drawers, fitted wardrobe, wooden flooring, electric heater. Ensuite shower room.
Further twin room with window overlooking the front of the house. Chest of drawers, open plan wardrobe, wooden flooring, electric heater.
Family bathroom. Large shower unit, sink & wc. Window overlooking the front of the house.
Stairs leading to a large third bedroom with 2 velux windows offering panaromic sea views. Trundle bed, wooden flooring & electric heater.
There is ample parking to the front of the house.
To the side of the property is an iron gate leading directly to the shoreline. Take a walk along the shoreline to the old harbour where you can launch your boat or kayaks.
Patio area to the back of the house where you can dine al fresco or enjoy your morning coffee.
Strictly no parties, smoking or pets.
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!
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 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:
In the early years of the last century, Gugliemo Marconi established the first ever commercial transatlantic wireless station on Derrygimlagh
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 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
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Linen & Towels are inclusive in the rental rate.
There is a €200 security deposit payable upon arrival, this is refundable as long as there are no breakages or damage – minus the cost of the electricity and gas.
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.
Please note that most restaurants & cafes in the area have free internet access.