Dolphins Cove

Where the Atlantic is the Show

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County Galway

Connemara has long been a favourite location for anyone wanting to escape into nature, and this extravagantly thatched home invites you to do it in stylish comfort. Perched on a slope, facing the Wild Atlantic and overlooked by the mountains, with plenty to discover, it’s hard not to de-stress.

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Classy and Contemporary

It may be pushing it a bit to call this comfortable home a cottage given its spacious interior and premium furnishings.

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Most of the front aspect is allocated to a lofty sitting room, its double-height dramatized by an imposing gas fireplace safely sunk into polished black granite, and an overhanging balcony linking the upstairs accommodation.

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AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 8 guests
    From €2,500 per week
  • Bedrooms
    Four double bedrooms
    one is ground floor
    All have shower rooms
  • Other Rooms
    Sitting room, Living/Dining room, TV den
    Kitchen with breakfast area, Pantry, Utility room
    Guest bathroom with shower
  • Features
    Thatched roof
    Furnished patio with gas BBQ
    built in gas fires
  • Contempo
    Flat screen TVs, DVD player, WiFi internet
    + Flat screen TV in every bedroom
    Blue-tooth speakers
    Amazon Alexa & Apple TV
    Filtered drinking water
    Good Cell phone reception
  • Availability
    Weekly: Saturday to Saturday
    Weekends: Friday to Monday
    Midweek: Monday to Friday
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A broad canted window pushes out into the spectacular views of Inisturk and Clare Island to the North.

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Glimpses of the kitchen through a neighbourly hatch compete with gilt framed oils of Connemara landscapes and portraiture.

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Walking around the free-standing stack reveals a dedicated TV den, compactly furnished in leather and La-Z-Boy recliners.

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Running parallel to the sitting room, but away from the views, is a splendid and sophisticated kitchen. At its centre, is the darling of the slow food community, a four oven Aga range.

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There is also a tall American fridge freezer with drinking water on tap, and a ceramic Belfast drainer-sink cleverly located right in front of that aperture to the living room view.
An additional four ring gas hob can be found in the adjacent pantry.

Facilities & Ameneties

Kitchen Appliances

• Gas Aga range with 4 ovens, 2 hotplates + griddle
• plus 4 ring gas hob in utility room
• Two door American Fridge-freezer, with water dispenser
• Dishwasher
• Microwave
• Quad Toaster
• Filtered water tap

Utility Appliances

• Washing machine
• Tumble dryer
• Iron
• Sheet press

Bedrooms

• Sizes – Four King-size (USA Queen) beds
• 2 Hairdryers
• 800 thread Egyptian linen

Tech & Entertainment

• Wi-Fi Internet – Fibre optic
• Home pod and Amazon Alexa
• Blue-tooth speakers
• 5 Flat-screen TVs
• Sky sports and Netflix
• DVD player
• CCTV

Other

• Good selection of books
• Gas Barbecue

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A convenient four seater drop-leaf breakfast table is placed at the far end, where the kitchen joins the TV den, completing this semi open-plan arrangement.

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The expansive living room, annexed to the rear through a pair of semi-glazed doors, exploits floor to ceiling windows and a large roof-light to give a brilliant conservatory ambience.

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An eight seater dining table across one end, together with plushly upholstered chairs, caters for full family dining – but there are also French doors opening onto sheltered patio for aperitifs or a barbecue.

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The contemporary letterbox inset gas fire, and generous flat screen TV, make the room a busy hub.

Ground Floor

Linking off the entrance lobby, is the utility room and pantry to the rear, a generous guest’s bathroom, and by way of an un-used dressing room, the generous ground floor master bedroom.

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Cot Entrance

A spread of windows scope out the sparkling bay, and with its own door to the garden, there is a degree of autonomy to this end of the cottage.

Floor layout

Diagram

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In the loft upstairs, an open balcony overlooking the sitting room, links a double bedroom and bathroom at one end, to a pair of double bedrooms at the other. All bedrooms have flat screen TVs with Apple TV service.

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As the house was designed for family use, access to one is through the other, via a magnificent shared shower-room with twin basins.
They both have sumptuous mahogany beds, and flat screen TVs to compete with the unique views.

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Outside

The cottage is set into a sloping bank that falls away into the ocean. Although there is no direct access to the sea at this point, there are three pristine beaches within an 8 minute drive of the house. A whimsical set of almost theatre seats on the front lawn capitalize on the spectacular views of the exposed Atlantic coastline.

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Restrictions

Smoking – No, sorry!
Parties – The owners regret Stag, Hen, Wedding or 21st parties are not admissible.
Children – The property is not suitable for children under the age of 14.
Pets – No, sorry

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Provisional Booking Form

This Home is normally only let by the week, except as follows:
Mid-week bookings run from Monday PM till Friday AM – 4 nights
Weekend breaks run from Friday PM till Monday AM – 3 nights
Important – A Week’s booking runs from Saturday to Saturday

Christmas and New Year are high season as above, for other Public holidays – please apply for rates.

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

October to April €2,475 per week Weekend €1,650
Mid-week €1,650
May to September €3,000 per week 7 night minimum stay

 

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Your travel arrangements are important, so all provisional bookings are double checked with the owners to ensure that your plans do not conflict with theirs, this can take up to 24 hours, but we haven’t forgotten about you.!

Provisional bookings will be followed up by email, at which point we can answer specific queries you may have, verify your booking and request a deposit to confirm.

Please note that all unconfirmed provisional bookings will expire after 3 days.
If your preferred dates are not available, please click here to review all houses that match your dates.

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Reviews

 

Thank you so much

for your guidance in our booking of Dolphin’s Cove. We loved Dolphin’s Cove and had a fab time. It was super thoughtfully equipped and very comfortable. Thank you for all your help – you made everything very clear and easy, very much appreciated.
Please pass our thanks to Anne who very sweetly provided lovely Prosecco.

Jane, July 2020

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Out & About

 

This is a part of the world where nature and the outdoors prevail.
Fabulous walks and cycle routes abound. Not only are there some of the best beaches to be found anywhere, but all things watery, from fishing to sailing are catered for. Then there’s the restaurants – numerous and excellent…

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Here are some of our favourites…

The Connemara National Park is nearby, and not to be missed.

The Locality

 

The nearest town is Tullycross – 3 mins by car or 20 on foot, with a couple of good music and food pubs, and garage/shop.
Christ the King Church at Tully Cross has three stained glass windows by renowned Art Nouveau illustrator Harry Clarke.

The Connemara Mussel Festival is held here annually on the May Bank Holiday weekend with plenty of activities, music and of course mussels!

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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. Renvyle beach 5km away is the nearest accessible.

Ireland’s largest Gaeltacht region is here in Connemara where the Irish language (Gaeilge) is the everyday spoken language.

The area 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. Diamond Hill, which is very close to the house, is a good starter for the amateur.

The Connemara 100 Mile Ultra Marathon, occurs in mid-August every year. This year the winner did it in just under 16 hours – 6.35 miles an hour!

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The beautiful Killary Harbour is about 16km long, extremely deep and is Ireland’s only true fjord. A “U” shaped valley, it was carved by a glacier during the last ice age. It is a centre for shellfish farming, and strings of ropes used to grow mussels are visible for much of its length.

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Click here to find out more…

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Inishbofin (White Cow) Island lies just 11km off the coast, and can be reached two or three times a day by ferry from Cleggan, only 10km away from the house. As well as birdwatchers and scuba divers, Bofin is an important centre for traditional Irish music and song.

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.

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Originally built as a Castle in the mid 19th century, Kylemore Abbey became home to a community of Benedictine Nuns in 1920 and was run as a girl’s school from until 2010, primarily for boarders. Today it is open to the public. Its Victorian walled gardens and woodland walks make it one of the region’s most popular attractions.

How to get there – Car advised..

By Air: Flights to Dublin, Knock or Shannon airports.
Dublin Airport – is 4 hours from the cottage
Knock Airport – is 2 hours from the cottage
Shannon Airport – is just over 2 and half hours from the cottage

By Sea: Ferry crossings
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is approx. 4 hours from the cottage
Rosslare Harbour for Ferries to South Wales is about 5 and half hours from the house

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