A magical island holiday!
Two separate units. Each apartment has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4-6. Free wi-fi. Central location. 10 minutes walk to the pub/hotel/harbour/shop. 10-15 minutes walk to the East End beaches.
The beautiful island of Inis Bó Finne (Island of the White Cow), 5 miles long by 3 miles wide, is situated 7 miles off the coast from Cleggan village, and serviced by 3 daily ferry sailings.
It is steeped in history and heritage. There is a wonderful natural harbour, characterized by the 16th Century star-shaped fort - Cromwell's Barracks.
With altogether less than 180 residents, the island is renowned for its lively traditional Irish music. A paradise for bird-watchers, anglers, artists! Cottage sleeps 6.
The apartments rent as separate units. For the 2015 season, the ground-floor apartment only is now available.
Gable entrance. Hallway. Two bedrooms, each with 2 single beds; sleeps 4. Beds can be arranged to doubles. Kitchen-sitting room. Bathroom with instant electric shower and hot-press. Storage heaters. Washing Machine, fridge; gas cooker etc, wooden floors and ceilings throughout. Very well furnished and equipped.
We also provide a selection of books, maps, DVDs, jigsaws and playing cards.
A Welcome Folder has lots of information about the island and activities, important phone numbers and so on.
RATE PER WEEK:
JAN, FEB, MAR €395
JUNE/ JULY/AUG €595
OCT, NOV, DEC €395
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FURTHER DETAILS OUTDOORS:
There is a patio area with garden furniture facing the sun. We provide a BBQ stand and utensils and can purchase disposable charcoal trays on your behalf, to start you off. There is also a gas BBQ stand & propane gas bottles. Sea and country views. Recently-planted Biomass willow bed.
The cottage is situated on its own ground: 1 acre of bogland with a steep hill up the back which you can climb up a bit & sit above, which has a fabulous panoramic view of the island, the boat coming in, etc.
Inishbofin is one of the few places in Ireland where a Blowhole can be seen. Sea stacks can be viewed at the Stags of Inishbofin. There are five villages: West Quarter, Fawnmore, Middle Quarter, Cloonamore and Knock. The beaches all around the island are really beautiful, unpolluted and a great attraction also for divers. The island attracts ecologists, bird-watchers, archaelogists, artists, writers.
THINGS TO DO ON THE ISLAND:
Bicycle hire nearby; angling; shore fishing; hill climbing, swimming classes in July and August, snorkelling, diving; hire of hall at community centre for badminton, volleyball, table-tennis, indoor football etc; trips to Inishark, Inishturk and Clare Island can be arranged; also guided walks; football pitch; seal colony; bird watching (many rare birds including the corncrake); blow-holes & sea stacks; Leo Hallisey's Summer School of Ecology every July; Arts Festival every May; music concerts; lively pubs!
• 3 hotels with restaurants, 4 bars all featuring live music acts, 1 coffee shop (The Galley, East End) • Heritage museum and craft shop at the old pier. • Community Centre: tourist information, library, gym, internet café, hall hire • Weekly country market: organic vegetables and home-baking • Shop and Post office • Resident Nurse – a doctor visits island on Wednesdays • Massage & Beauty Treatments • Boat hire for sea angling • Cargo Ferry Service
Inishbofin Island is well-known for sessions in the pubs, and the local musicians are always delighted to welcome visiting musicians. There are great concerts on Tuesday nights at the Dolphin Hotel, featuring some of the best well-known Irish singers & musicians. Sessions start up at any time of the day, depending on who is around with a fiddle or flute or voice!
RENTAL PERIOD: 16:30 hrs on arrival day (generally Friday) until 12:00 hrs on departure day.
REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT of €150 also applies, and is payable along with the balance. Electricity is metered and charged at cost. The balance of the deposit is returned to you shortly after departure, when meters have been read. GAS for hob is included, as is water and wi-fi.
LINEN: All bed linen is provided and beds are made up.
TOWELS: are provided – including hand towels for bathrooms, bath rugs and kitchen tea-towels.