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Cleggan Atlantic Lodge was designed to take upmost advantage of the spectacular, panoramic sea and mountain views. The large windows make the whole house very bright and allow guests to enjoy the wonderful gardens and breaktaking Connemara scenery. It is a remarkable property situated just 1 km (12 minute ) walk from Cleggan village, where you will find 4 pubs, a restaurant, post office and shop. There is also a takeaway chipper (open during the summer months) . During the Summer, traditional Irish music sessions take place in most of the pubs. Oliver's Seafood Bar overlooks the harbour and serves fresh fish, shellfish and meat dishes. Cleggan pier is the access point for ferries to Inisboffin Island.
This 4 bedroom house is set over 2 floors. This fabulous modern property has been designed to the highest specification. Features such as tasteful decor, huge picture windows, under floor oil heating and a games room, further establishes the properties status as a luxury rental. Ideal family vacation.
If you are looking to experience the magic of Ireland in a breathtaking location with home from home comfort then book Cleggan Atlantic Lodge now !!
2 minute walk is Cleggan Beach which has fabulous white sand and glistening blue sea. There are 7 other beautiful sandy beaches around the Aughrus Penisula - Sellernan, Rossadilisk, Rossadilisk Strand, Anchor Beach (several small coves), Tra Mhor, Omey Strand & Fountain Hill, all within a short drive from the house.
Main Entrance: Impressive hallway with cathedral high ceilings with a seating area overlooking the back and side of the property.
Guest bathroom: This bathroom comes equipped with Jacuzzi bath and shower.
Sun room with comfy sofas and dining table, huge window overlooking Cleggan Harbour. Sit back and relax in this tranquil setting and watch the sun set.
Double doors leading to a large fully fitted kitchen with all mod cons; such as an electric hob & oven, double fridge. There is a large island with ample stools at the breakfast bar. Huge window overlooking Cleggan Harbour.
The kitchen opens to a beautiful open plan reception room with fireplace, comfy cream leather sofas, high timber ceilings, huge picture windows giving ample natural light and breathtaking panoramic sea and mountain views. This room is very tastefully furnished with a bar area to enjoy preparing your cocktails in the evening !
From the reception area there are double glass doors, leading back into the impressive hallway.
On the ground floor are 2 large double bedrooms to the side of the property overlooking mature gardens. Both these bedrooms have fitted wardrobes, dressing tables and en-suite showers. One of the bedrooms is fitted to suit the needs of a disabled person.
A winding staircase leads to a large den/play area and is a teenager/kids haven! There is a large pool table, a TV & DVD player, kid’s toys, games & books.
Bedroom 3 is large with a double bed, fitted wardrobe and an en-suite shower room
Bedroom 4 is a small double room.
To the side of the house is a paved area with stone patio furniture from where you have stunning views of the bay. BBQ available for al fresco summer cooking & dining!
Cleggan Village is a small idyllic fishing village nestling at the head of Cleggan Bay on Connemara’s Atlantic Coast. This village is the centre of the fishing industry in North West Connemara.
Cleggan Village has four bars (Olivers, Joyces, Newmans, and The Pier Bar), one grocer, a post office, and a sit-down restaurant, as well as a take-out. There is traditional music regularly in the summer, and an excellent restaurant in Oliver’s Bar. There is also a childrens playground next to the community centre. There is an annual festival in Cleggan – Festival of the Sea
It is the mainland port for Inishbofin and the other islands off the coast. Boats for deep sea angling and island trips are available for hire at Cleggan. No visit to Connemara is complete without a visit to Inishbofin Island, one of the most westerly Islands off the Irish coastline. The unique Island of Inishbofin is located only 10 kilometers off the north Connemara coast, and is only a 30 minute crossing from Cleggan, . The Ferry Service is aboard the fast, Comfortable ferry “The Island Discovery”. The Island Itself, is a haven of beauty, boasting magnificent scenery from cliff top walks to the sea on all sides to white sandy beaches and an abundance of rare flora and fauna.
Omey Island is situated 7.6km from the house, this island can be reached on foot at low tide. There are fine strands and pony races take place in August. In the sandhills of the northern shore are the ruins of Teampall Féichin (Temple Feheen) a small medieval church, preserving the memory of the monastery founded by Saint Féichin of Cong. On the western shore is Tobar FéichIn – Féichin’s Well.
Cleggan has been featured on numerous television programmes including BBC2's 'Coast' series as an idyllic place to live or visit
There are many beautiful beaches in the Cleggan Area :-
Cleggan Beach is at the very head of Cleggan Bay. It is on the sea side of "Cleggan Causeway" - a narrow run of land over which the road runs, connecting Cleggan and Aughrus Peninsula to Cleggan Head
SELLERNA is a large, sweeping beach very close to Cleggan, reached from a small road to the right as you leave Cleggan in the direction of the end of Peninsula - you'll find it, signposted "Tra" (meaning "Beach" or "Strand" in Irish), just by the large white "Cleggan" sign marking the edge of the village. It's a lovely, safe, sandy beach, a great favourite with families. Lovely to take a walk in the evening for a sunset stroll.
TRA BRHRIDE, ROSSADILISK From Cleggan Village, proceed from Cleggan towards the end of the peninsula and find the right turn to Rossadilisk about 2km from Cleggan. From Claddaghduff, take the left turn 50m from Sweeney's, over the hill, turn right at the T-Junction, and the left turn to Rossadilisk is only a couple of hundred metres along the road in a Cleggan-wards direction. As you proceed down the narrow road to Rossadilisk, take the first turn to the right along an untarred road, and this will bring you to the very lovely Tra Bhride, on Cleggan Bay. It's a smaller beach than Sellerna, but it really is beautiful, as you will see from the photo above. Anglers sometimes fish from the rocks at each end of the beach.
Rossadilisk Strand proper is a broad, curved length of beach, stretching right around Rossadilisk Point, protected by reefs of offlying rocks. Around the point is Rossadilisk Harbour, with its pier and, except in winter, small fishing vessels including traditional currachs, moored there. When the tide is high, there is a small stretch of sand but, when the tide is out, the sea recedes quite a long way across the flat beach.
The sea is often warm here, especially at the top of a flood tide, the sea warm from flowing in over the sun-warmed sand . It's great for swimming - and extremely safe - as well as for taking a relaxed stroll of a summer evening. It's a romantic-feeling place
ANCHOR BEACH & OTHER COVES AT AUGHRUSBEG:
The "Anchor"Beach, at Aughrusbeg on the sea side of Aughrus Lake is a fine place whether on a windy day, as shown to the right, or on a fine calm day - the banner photo at the head of each of the pages on this website is of the Anchor beach. In fact there is a series of small interconnected beaches there, all sandy and lovely, and all great for families to spend the day, swimming, playing or just sun-bathing.
TRA MHOR (the Big Beach) is also on the sea side of Aughrus Lake. Near the small road leading to the area known locally as the Gannoughs, and to Aughrus Point itself, there is a line of quite newly built houses; and beside them, a rough track which leads you to a grassy area. Proceeding to the right along the grass brings you to Tra Mhor.
Again, this is a grand beach for families - a bit off the beaten track so that not that many people other than locals and those who read these pages know about it. It's sandy, with rocky outcrops - great for swimming and sunbathing, and the best beach we can think of for that endlessly enjoyable task of gazing into rock pools with their great diversity of shore life. Perfect activity for children from eight to eighty!
Is a tidal island situated near Claddaghduff on the western edge of Connemara . From the mainland the island is inconspicuous and almost hidden. It is possible to drive or walk across a large sandy strand to the island by following the arrowed signs. At high tide, the water is deep enough to cover a car.It's great for walking, swimming, sailing, surfboarding, kitesurfing, flying kites, practising your car-driving skills at low tide...just about everything!
Fountainhill, around the Peninsula in the direction of Streamstown Bay, but before the road turns left along Streamstown, is reached by taking one of the right turns from the road. A very beautiful beach, quite steeply sloping but generally safe otherwise, the sand is silver rather than gold, and a perfect spot for picnicking.
All this information is supplied from http://www.aughruspeninsula.com/beaches.php
Geocachers have been an almost secret community until recent years, it is now a rapidly growing trend. Caches are hidden all over the world, these caches have no value except to see how many you can find. This is great fun for friends and families loo
Geocaching is an activity which combines a love of the outdoors with the use of highly sophisticated modern technology. Basically geocaching is like a traditional treasure hunt, but instead of having a paper map with an X marking the spot, “cachers” use a handheld portable device, around the size of a mobile phone, called a Global Positioning System receiver (or GPS as its more commonly known) to locate their position on the earth’s surface. Using a system of dedicated satellites, a GPS can accurately and rapidly give a user their coordinates. If a user knows the coordinates of a particular thing on the earth’s surface the GPS can guide the user to this item, showing the user’s distance and direction from the item. Geocaching uses this functionality to enable cachers to place some treasure (a cache) at a particular location and then share the coordinates with the rest of the geocaching community (through the official geocaching webpage ). Other cachers can then programme these coordinates into their GPS and go hunting! When they find the cache they can log their visit in the logbook and exchange an item in the cache for an item they have brought.
Connemara has some great Geocaches, Inishbofin , Omey Island, Diamond Hill, Kylemore Abbey, the Alcock & Brown monument in Errislannan, Errisbeg Hill in Roundstone to mention but a few. Checkout the Geocaching website geocaching.com. Have fun !!!