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Dooneen in Clifden, Galway

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sleeps 8
4 rooms
4 bathrooms

Dooneen description

Location:Are you venturing to Connemara's Capital this year for the gathering? Well we have a truly beautiful contemporary designed home which has been constructed to the highest design and energy efficient standards to offer you and your family.Close to Clifden town this 'wow' house truly has it all.From the stunning scenic views of the mountains and lakes to the large garden area that surrounds this wonderful home and a cleverly positioned courtyard which takes full advantage of the evenings setting sun where you can enjoy your glass of wine orbeer or both or simply read abook and relax.On entering the house you'll be taken by the immense amount of light and warmth that penetrates this lovely home.Accomodation:The bright neutral colours lead to 2 individually designed bedrooms off the large hallway.Bedroom 1 features a lovely palette of calming colours with its large king size bed and classically designed ensuite bathroom with its bath / shower being a wonderful feature.Bedroom 2 right next door is decorated with rich autumnal colours that catches the morning sunlight as it cascades through the corner window once you open the curtains to look out on the dayJust off the hallway is an ample sized family bathroom with shower, toilet and wash hand basin.On the other side of the hallway sandwiched between the wonderful oak staircase is the large living room accessible from a double door entrance.The gallery of pictures say it all, the cassette wood burning fire, the corner window with its view down over Clifden town, to the 3 sofas that lets you relax, and enjoy your holiday.The walkway from the hallway into the kitchen gives you the first glimpse of the floor to roof glass link way and the enclosed courtyard and the wonderful stonework around this part of the house.A classic style kitchen with its granite work surface and beautiful stone wall offers all that you want with American style fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher, range style cooker, large table with seating for 8 and a cosy family seating area for you to enjoy TV for that wet evening that we unfortunately might have.A large sliding side door leads out to the courtyard with ample seating for all your guests.Towards the rear of the house the utility area is situated with ample storage and washing machine, a wet room with its toilet and whb is also located in this area.In the centre of the house the oak staircase leads you to 2 other bedrooms on the upper floor, you will be immediately struck by the curvature of the ceiling with its glulam beams which are a feature.The 1st of these rooms is for any princess, young or old with its floor to ceiling corner window that captures the views from Cashel Hill on the left right over to Roundstone bog and right around to the monument on the westerly side of Clifden town. This room tastefully decorated with its large queen sized bed also features its own ensuite with shower, toilet and whb.The corridor which is bright and airy is ideal for those quiet moments should you need to catch up with emails where a workstation is located. A large self contained walk in hot press is adjacent to this area.The walk link way is a wonderful feature of this home where we truly say you will stop in transit to admire the panoramic views over Clifden town, this walk way leads you into the master bedroom with its built in wardrobes, king size bed and double French doors onto your own private balcony, a large ensuite with shower, bath , whb and toilet complements this master bedroom.The entrance feature include locally cut stone walls and gravel drive with flower beds, seating areas invite you to enjoy your time in ConnemaraClifden: Set between the Atlantic Ocean, 12 Ben Mountains and preserved boglands, lies the town of Clifden on the Coast of Connemara. Enhanced by spectacular scenery, championship golfing, horse-riding, walking, cycling, hill walking, beaches, fishing, scubadiving, painting, national parks, abbeys, castle ruins and over 5,000 years of living history. you can take a wonderful walk up the Sky Road, it is a great way to see the wonderful backdrop to the town along with the two church spires, which give Clifden its distinctive skyline. Along the Sky Road is a gateway leading to the ruins of the old D'Arcy mansion, Clifden Castle. Once a Gothic Mansion, the D'Arcy's lived here until 1850 when the estate was sold to the Eyre Family who lived here at intervals until the castle fell into ruin in the early 20th century.Clifden town ‘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, souvenir, sweaters, to fashionable boutiques, antique shops and art galleries. There are many cosy coffee shops, 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. Clifden Beach – Clifden Boat Club – host a regatta in the summer, swimming / sail boats are a few of the many activities held here. Gurteen Beach, Errisbeg & Dogs Bay - Roundstone Lettergesh & Glassilaun - Renvyle is home to spectacular beaches in particular the 'white strand', a long expanse of white sand with stunning views across the aquamarine ocean that would rival any beach worldwide. This magical place has inspired writers and artists and draws them back again and again, some have settled in the area. Ballyconneely peninsula is virtually ringed by beaches - from the Coral Strand at Derrygimla, west and north to Knock, Mannin, Dunloughan and Truska, and east and south from Keeraunmore, Aillebrack, and Ballyconneely Bay to Calla, Dolan and Murvey. As well as being ideal for bathing, some of those beaches provide excellent bases for shore fishermen.Places to visit in ConnemaraKylemore Abbey - www.kylemoreabbeytourism.ieConnemara National Park - www.connemaranationalpark.ieThe Connemara Loop - www.goconnemara.comConnemara Walks - Michael Gibbons www.connemarawalks.comScubadive West - www.scubadivewest.comConnemara Championship Links Horse riding www.thepointponytrekkingcentre.comInishbofin Iland www.inishbofin.comNearest airport Knock 140kmNearest Ferry Port Dublin 270 kmNearest Railway station Galway 70kmGas & electricity charged separate.  Linen & towels are all inclusive€400 security deposit is required on arrival, as long as there are no breakages or damages this will be fully refundable to you on departure.

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