From a sheltered breakfast patio, the entrance is via a snug sky-lit lobby – all country coats and boots.
To one side, stepping up past stable half-doors, the elongated kernel of the cottage is revealed.
Electric double oven cooker
• Electric 4 ring hob
• Chest freezer in external utility room
• Washing machine & tumble-dryer in utility
• Sizes – One double bed and two singles
• Wi-Fi Internet
• Flat-screen TV
• Digital radio
• Selection of books
• Underfloor heating
The unpretentious master bedroom in calico white opens directly off the sitting room; its windows frame the rolling Connemara landscape. It has an ensuite shower room.
The property is secluded, private and rural, with a sunny lawn and ubiquitous views. If the horizon seems endless, it’s because it is. There is a large parking area just above the cottage.
Not only is it beautifully layed out to just soak in the spectacular views across to Innishboffin & Innishshark as well as Cleggan Pier with ferries and boats coming and going, at sunset it gets even more spectacular & then at night the lights of the pier glistening in the distance announcing a safe harbour .
This holiday is so so comfortable with a fabulous kitchen running through to the lounge and then to the sunroom with the fantastic views across some of the most beautiful landscapes. With the added comfort of underfloor heating and Hotbox fire in the sunroom the cottage is always warm and a place one can just escape to and simply relax .
This is not only a summertime cottage but is fabulous at anytime. As it is right in the middle of Connemara there is so much more to do with walking and exploring this very special place with all the best connemara can offer on your doorstep.
I simply love this place and it really is a cottage with all the feeling of home.
Kieran – Dublin, July 2019
My favourite hideaway in the west.. Cloon cottage is a little gem of a house with a mesmerising view of Cleggan Bay across to Inishbofin. Indeed you may find it hard to unglue yourself from the sofa in the sun-room Sleep like a baby in the comfy beds and let Cloon cottage work its magic on you.
Julia, June 2019
As well as birdwatchers and scuba divers, Bofin is an important home for traditional Irish music and song.
A drive or cycle around the deeply indented coastline reveals many beaches of staggering beauty, and some of golden coral. You will also discover quirky little fishing harbours, sanctuary from the huge Atlantic swells.
Claddaghduff is a 15 minute walk away, and is the nearest village for essential items, petrol and a pint. On the way you will 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.
North Western Galway 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.
The area between Clifden – the regions main town – and Roundstone to the south, contains over 365 bog-land lakes of various sizes. But it is the fast flowing rivers that have made Connemara the Mecca of Trout and Salmon fly-fishing.
Ireland’s largest Gaeltacht region is here in Connemara where the Irish language (Gaeilge) is the everyday spoken language.
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, near 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.
There are many historical relics to be found on this the Aughrus penninsula, with the Court Tomb being perhaps one of the best known, predating as it does, the great pyramids in Egypt.
By Air: Cheap flights to Dublin or Shannon airports.
Shannon Airport – approx 2 and half hours from house.
Dublin Airport – approx 3 and half hours from house.
By Sea: Ferry crossings
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is approx 4 hours from house.
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