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Coral Strand Lodge in Ballyconneely, Galway

650
  • £
  • $
per week
sleeps 6
3 rooms
3 bathrooms

Coral Strand Lodge description

The sitting-room, dining area, main bedroom and entrance hall has the most superb views of the beach. The house is comfortable and a relaxing base from which to explore and appreciate the stunning beautiful natural surroundings of Connemara. Very spacious and bright hallway, comfy sofa to relax. Reception room with solid fuel fire insert, comfy leather sofas, large flat screen TV, large picture windows overlooking the sea Fully fitted kitchen with all modern appliances, dishwasher, microwave, window overlooking the back of the property taking in the view of the 12 bens. Open plan dining area - table seating 6, large picture windows overlooking the sea - stunning view Utility area perfect for any wet gear, buggies, etc. Washing machine and dryer. Master Bedroom: Very spacious and bright, large picture window overlooking the sea, wardrobe and ensuite shower room. Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with wardrobe, window overlooking the side of the property Bedroom 3: Double bedroom with ensuite shower room, wardrobe, window overlooking the back and side of the house. Outside: Large gravelled area - ample parking. Connemara Champonship Golf Course is within close driving distance. 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 closeby to this course. Connemara National Park, Daimond Hill & Kylemore Abbey is a must see for visitors to the area. There is a multitude of options for walkers, climbers or those looking for a relaxing break. Enough to please even the most discerning of visitors! Ballyconneely peninsula is virtually ringed by beaches – from the Coral Strand at Derrygimla, 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. From Cleggan Fishing Village you can get a boat to Inishbofin Island where there are lovely walks, hire a bike and view the Island, stop off in Day’s Hotel for lunch and a pint! Clifden the Capital of Connemara – oozing history, heritage, culture & traditions of Irish Music and Dance. This vibrant town has an array of shops ranging from quality gifts, souvenirs, sweaters to fashionable boutiques, antique shops and art galleries. There are many cosy coffee shops, a bakery, pubs that are genuine ‘quaint-Irish’ to the more trendy where entertainment is plentiful with traditional, modern music and dance. Clifden has a reputation for the West’s ‘Gourmet Capital’ – it has the finest of restaurants from fine dining to pub food. There is also a small cinema and theatre in the Station House complex. There are some beautiful drives in the area, one of the most famous scenic tourist attractions in Ireland is ‘The SkyRoad’ which boasts the most panoramic breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean. There are private boat trips to explore the various local secluded islands such with their white sandy beaches and local wild life, pure pockets of beauty where time stands still. This house is a perfect setting to relax and unwind after a day of touring the beautiful coastline of Connemara. There’s no end of sea fishing opportunities in Connemara 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. Information from www.realadventures.ie Real Adventures often operate kayaking and snorkelling from the sheltered waters of Mannin Bay’s & coral strand. The kayak tours in Mannin bay, is host to some remarkable scenery, sea life, white sandy beaches and crystal clear water ideal for snorkeling. They will take you out to some spectacular locations, here they will provide you with snorkeling gear so you can have a look for yourself at the beauty of the under water world. If you’re lucky you may get to see the seals or dolphins swimming below. Mannin bay is along the Wild Atlantic way and has been chosen by Failte Ireland as a location for the Blueway snorkel and water-sports trail. Checkout their website Horseriding Errislannon Manor http://www.errislannanmanor.com/ The Point Pony Trekking & Horse Riding www.thepointponytrekkingcentre.com They offer you a unique opportunity to discover some of the most breathtaking scenery in the West of Ireland on horseback. Their riding centre is situated right beside the Atlantic Ocean and the famous Connemara Linen & towels inclusive - Oil and electricity is charged at €50 per week.€100 security deposit.  This is payable upon arrival.  Will be fully refundable at the end of the tenancy as long as their are no breakages or damage to the property.

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