Slipway Cottage

Endless skies and relentless tides

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County Galway

Situated almost on top of one of Ireland’s most unique locations, this recently refurbished seaside cottage is a magnificent introduction to Connemara at any time of year.
With a ground floor bedroom, and masses of outdoor space, multi generations can have that unforgettable holiday to treasure.
Just one and half hours from Galway but much closer to Inisbofin – Enjoy!

Living Room
 

Simple comforts with style

The cosiest place to catch a sublime Atlantic sunset, is the west facing conservatory, with its contrasting tones of black & white, and which doubles as the entrance lobby at the front of the cottage.

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AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 10 guests
    From €1,300 per week
  • Bedrooms
    Two double bedrooms, One family bedroom (2+1)
    One twin bedroom with extra fold-out bed (3)
  • Bathrooms
    One ensuite bathroom with shower
    Family bathroom
    Ground floor shower room
  • Other Rooms
    Living room, Kitchen/dining room
    Conservatory / porch
  • Features
    Beach frontage
  • Contempo
    Flat screen TV, WiFi internet
    Good Cell phone reception
  • Availability
    Weekly: Saturday to Saturday
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The spacious living area which spans most of the seaward side of the cottage, is generously furnished with shabby-chic traditional sofas and casual contemporary rugs.

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A traditional turf burning stove occupies one end, while an open quarter-turn stair way, rustically painted, rises from the other.

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Entrance Lobby

Kitchen

A large cottage style kitchen-cum-dining area fills the extension to the rear, with a long refectory style table at its centre – great for family spreads.

 

Upstairs

The three upstairs bedrooms and a family shower room open off a bright landing.
Walls and floor boards are finished in alabaster with subtle tones of pale pewter, and the elemental interior features rustic sheeted cottage doors, and wrought iron beds.

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A twin bedroom with ensuite shower room is above the kitchen annex. A great room for kids, with a third fold-out bed.

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From these privileged bedrooms, a row of dormer windows, like unblinking eyes, capture unique and ever-changing seascapes.

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The ground floor bedroom has a super king size bed and an adjacent shower room.
It is reached from one end of the main cottage beyond the fireplace.

Facilities & Ameneties

Kitchen Appliances

• Gas cooker with 2 ovens and 4 rings
• Fridge-freezer
• Dishwasher
• Toaster
• Microwave

Utility Appliances

• Washing machine
• Tumble-dryer
• Iron

Bedrooms

• Sizes – Two King-size, one Super King-size & Three single beds
• 2 Hairdryers

Tech & Entertainment

• Wi-Fi Internet
• Flat-screen TV

Other

• Good selection of books
• Travel cot
• Children’s high chair

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Outside

The cottage sits on 12 acres of windswept coast where boulders and dry stone walls take the place of woodlands and hedgerows. Directly in front, across a narrow road that leads to a small slipway, is a unique stretch of golden strand that separates Omey Island from the mainland. On sunny days, incoming tides are warmed as they sweep across this fickle isthmus.

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Catering discretion

With a day’s notice, the owners can arrange a variety of hearty, fuss free and above all delicious meals or picnics, if required.

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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, Easter and school holidays are high season rates.

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

  Weekly Weekend Mid-week
June to September €2,850 7 nights minimum n/a
May and October €2,100 €1,200 €1,200
November to April €1,560 €1,200 €1,200
Christmas
from the 23rd December
to the 28th December
€2,850 5 nights
New Year
from the29th December
to the 3rd January 2021
€2,850 5 nights

 

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FAQs

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.

Restrictions

Smoking – No, sorry!
Parties – The owners regret Stag, Hen, Wedding or 21st parties are not admissible.
Children & Pets are very welcome

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Out & About

 

For generations Connemara has been the choice of holiday location for families seeking unspoiled tranquillity. There are truly amazing blue flag beaches for swimming and snorkelling, incredible river fishing and brilliant restaurants.

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Here are some of our favourites…

 

The Locality

 

 

Connemara is the most westerly part of Europe and exposed to the wild vagaries of weather. In places stunted trees grow, fighting against the winds; plants struggle to survive in this wilderness.

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Claddaghduff is a 10 minute walk away, and is the nearest village for essential items, petrol and a pint.

The cottage is directly facing Omey Island. It can be reached on foot or by car twice a day via the broad strand – between half tides of course. 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. The last permanent resident of the island, stuntman Pascal Whelan, died in February 2017 aged 75.

‘A grand place for the weather entirely’ as they say.

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.

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Clifden known as the capital of Connemara is just 10km away. Packed with great shops and restaurants, and catering for all shopping and craft needs, it is the central crossroads for daytrips. Watch out for the Arts festival and Clifden Pony Show.

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Keep your eyes open locally for the hardy Connemara Pony. A breed collected internationally, they are known for their athleticism, versatility and good disposition.

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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.

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The Aughrus Penninsula is renowned for some of the most unspoiled beaches to be found anywhere in the Europe, with waters that are crystal clear.
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 harbors; sanctuary from the huge Atlantic swells.

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Inishbofin (White Cow) Island lies 11km off the coast, and can be reached two or three times a day by ferry from the fishing village of Cleggan, less than 5km away from the house. As well as birdwatchers and scuba divers, Bofin is an important centre for traditional Irish music and song.

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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.

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How to get there – Car advised…

By Air: 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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