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Connemara, County Galway

Brooklawn

Price starts from €2,000 per week

A charming home nestled in the heart of Connemara

This quintessential Connemara home sits above the narrow tidal estuary of Streamstown Bay; a bird watchers paradise at low tide, and perfect for sea kayaking at high tide.
Cosy, unpretentious, with stunning panoramic views of the everchanging Wild Atlantic Way, this house is still just five minutes from Clifden – the buzzing capital of Connemara.
Definitely ticks all the boxes for an exceptional family break.

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At a Glance

Bedrooms – Sleeps up to 8 guests

Two double bedrooms – one ensuite
One double/twin
One single – with pull-out to make twin

Bathrooms
Family bathroom plus ensuite
Ground floor shower room

Other Rooms

Sitting room, Dining room
Garden room
Galley kitchen with scullery
Entrance lobby, Utility/Boot room

Contempo

Good WiFi internet
Smart TV
Bluetooth speaker

Features

Lawned garden with stream
Central heating
2 wood burning stoves
Patio and outdoor seating
Good selection of books and maps

Availability

High season Weekly only: Saturday to Saturday
Midweek: Monday to Friday

EV Charging

This home does not have an EV charger. Click here for more information on EV charging and locations.

Pets

Small to medium-sized dogs are accepted downstairs only and with an additional cost of €60.

Restrictions

Smoking – No, sorry!
Parties – The owners regret Stag, Hen, or 21st parties are not admissible.
Children are very welcome, but should be supervised in the garden because of the stream.

Property Features

Stunning coastal views, and the cries of wheeling birds

The house is on a slightly elevated bank that falls quickly away to Streamstown Bay.
The usual entrance is via a courtyard to the rear, through a generous boot-room for coats and rods, which doubles as utility room for laundry.

Adjacent, and through a low arch – mind your head – is a large bathroom, with multi-head walk-in shower, which is more than handy when you come home all salty and sandy.
Flooring here is durable native Liscannor stone, as is the kitchen, later. The remainder of the house has an eclectic collection of rugs thrown over warm wooden floors.

A snug wee entrance lobby steps down into the main sitting room – part of a meandering open-plan configuration that includes a charming cottage style dining room, with easy access to the kitchen beyond.
Both the sitting room and dining room have cosy wood burning stoves; the latter being a stylish Esse range which can be used for cooking.

To the front, with all-encompassing views, is a luminous garden room with French double doors onto the summer terrace – sunset central!

The well-equipped galley kitchen stretches through to a scullery and pantry, with convenient access to the rear courtyard where we came in.

Bedrooms

Sleeps up to 8 guests.

Bedrooms are up the gleaming white stairs, which divides to the front and rear.
The master bedroom is spacious with dramatic views westward across the Bay. With a classic wrought iron bed and restrained cottage styling typical of this home, this bedroom comes with an unfussy ensuite bathroom accessed through a narrow archway and concealed pocket door.

There is a second double bedroom opposite, with similar picturesque views. Zip and Link beds are being fitted here, so that it may also be used as a twin room if required.

A shared family bathroom serves another delightful double bedroom to the rear, which has its own wash hand basin, and a similar wrought iron bed.
A single bedroom completes the accommodation. Ideal for kids, this room has an additional trundle bed under the main which can be used for an eighth guest.

Outside

There is a lawned front garden, bounded by a babbling brook, that falls away towards the Bay below. A short bridge crosses from the pretty front gate.
Almost un-noticed, a set of rustic steps lead to a small but very private lower garden.
Adjacent to the house an outdoor seating terrace; perfect for summer sunsets.
The roadway is steep and narrow, but there is ample off-road parking within the grounds.

Details

Kitchen Appliances

  • Electric range with 3 ovens
  • 5 ring gas hob
  • Fridge, plus a separate fridge-freezer in pantry
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Magimix

Utility Appliances

• Washing machine
• Tumble dryer
• Iron

Bedrooms

  • Sizes – Two double beds, and one King-size Zip & Link
  • One single with additional pull-out bed
  • Hairdryer

Tech & Entertainment

  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Smart TV – wifi only
  • Blue tooth speaker

Other

Out and About

Connemara is perhaps Ireland’s most recognizable landscape, boasting wilderness mountains, stunning blue flag beaches for swimming, and placid lakes for fishing – not to mention the brilliant restaurants and bars…

Click here for Tides and weather for Streamstown Bay

Things to do

The house has an in-house guide with all our recommendations including some wonderful local beaches and walks.

The Locality

The cottage is just a 4 minute drive from Clifden – known as the capital of Connemara. The town is packed with great shops and restaurants, and caters for all supplies and craft needs. It is the central crossroads for day trips. Watch out for the Arts festival and Clifden Pony Show.

Although generally mild, this most westerly part of Europe is exposed to the wild vagaries of weather. In places stunted trees grow, fighting against the winds, and plants struggle to survive in this wilderness. However in the summer the flora is sublime, and roadside hedgerows brim with fuschia, montbretia and wild honeysuckle.
Keep your eyes open locally for the hardy Connemara Pony. A breed collected internationally, they are known for their athleticism, versatility and good disposition. Every July, the Ballyconneely pony show attracts people from the surrounding county to exhibit livestock and enjoy the travelling funfair.


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There are numerous fabulous walks, not least the famed Sky Road Loop, which passes below the cottage around the Eyrephort peninsula.
The Aughrus Penninsula on the northern side of our inlet, is renowned for some of the most unspoiled beaches to be found anywhere in the Europe, with waters that are crystal clear.
Cycling or driving around it, do not miss Omey Island. It can be reached by crossing the broad strand between tides. The island once had a population of over 400 souls. There are great walks here – mind the rabbit holes – and time it right, or you may become a castaway until the next ebb.
An annual horse race is held on Omey Strand in late July. The event is carefully planned around the tides, and typically attracts vast crowds for the day out.

Inishbofin (White Cow) Island lies 11km off the coast, and can be reached two or three times a day by ferry from Cleggan, a ten minute drive away from the house. As well as birdwatchers and scuba divers, Bofin is an important centre for traditional Irish music and song.
Ireland’s largest Gaeltacht region is here in Connemara where the Irish language (Gaeilge) is the everyday spoken language.

It is estimated that Inishbofin was inhabited as far back as 8000 – 4000 B.C.
Passing the signal light into the harbour you will notice Cromwell’s 16th Century Barracks.
It was used as a prison for catholic priests from all over the country after the English Statute of 1585 declared them guilty of high treason.

To the East the skyline is dominated by the majestic Twelve Bens (or Pins), a series of craggy mountains in Connemara National Park that are a magnet to the serious hill walker.
But it is the fast flowing rivers that have made Connemara the Mecca of Trout and Salmon fly-fishing.

On 15th June 1919 British aviators Alcock and Brown, made the first transatlantic flight from Newfoundland to Connemara. Taking less than 16 hours to complete the journey, they made landfall in what appeared from the air to be a suitable green field, but which turned out to be a bog, just South of Clifden.

Unique to the region, Connemara marble shows twisted and interlocking bands of soapstone, in various shades of light and dark green. It has been used over the centuries as a means of exchange, for features in stately buildings and is recognised for its beautiful colour and resilience, with no two pieces being similar. A broad range of souvenirs and ornamental products are produced from the stone which is more than 500 million years old.

The Connemara 100 Mile Ultra Marathon, occurs in mid-August every year, starting in Clifden. Last year the winner did it in just under 13.5 hours!

Within easy reach, you may wish to visit the hugely popular restored gardens and house at Kylemore Abbey or the kitchen garden at Ballynahinch.

Photo: Omey Island

How to get there

Car advised…

By Air: Flights to Dublin or Shannon airports.
Knock Airport – in county Mayo is only about 1 and half hours from the house.
Shannon Airport – approx 2 and half hours from the house.
Dublin Airport – approx 3 and half hours from the house.

By Sea: Ferry crossings

Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is just over four hours from the cottage.

This Home lets by the week only, it does not take short stays.

Important – A Week’s booking runs from Saturday to Saturday

A refundable breakages deposit of €450 payable with the rental amount will be refunded within seven days of departure.

Pricing Options

Months Per Week Weekend or Midweek
October to June €2,000 Not Available
July, August & September €2,500 Not Available

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