Entire home/apt
6 Guests
3 Bedrooms
5 Beds
$172
Per Night
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A Breathtaking Connemara landscape right on your doorstep in the authentic Gaeltacht (Irish Speaking) region. Once the teacher's residence of the adjoining tiny schoolhouse, the house is equipped for modern living but still maintains an old time charm. A quiet and amazingly beautiful retreat away from the tourist traps.

View from a Window!

View from a Window!


The Space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $34 / night after 3 guests
Security Deposit: $230
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The Space

A Breathtaking Connemara landscape right on your doorstep in the authentic Gaeltacht (Irish Speaking) region. Once the teacher's residence of the adjoining tiny schoolhouse, the house is equipped for modern living but still maintains an old time charm. A quiet and amazingly beautiful retreat away from the tourist traps.

The listing is unique because it is located in a very special part of Ireland, a place where tour buses don't quite get to!
Your stay will be had alongside the people who have lived in the Gaeltacht for generations. What makes it even more special is that the house is situated right on the water and the views are spectacular.

The house also adjoins a small two room school house that is no longer in use. It was built as the teacher's residence in 1902 but has been completely modernized inside. The stone fireplace however stands as a reminder of times past.
There is a small kitchen with a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and all the kitchen tools you will need to cook during your stay at the house. There are also some non perishable food items such as salt, spices, vinegar, etc. There is a washer, dryer, towels, a hair dryer and a hot shower.There is a separate dining room with two tables.

The upstairs area of the house has a large space considered as one bedroom and two very small bedrooms off of it. The large space has a double bed (which has a curtain rail around it for privacy) and the two small bedrooms have bunk beds where the bottom bed is a double and the top a single. Children must be supervised at all times as the sea comes right up to the back of the house. There is ample parking for several cars and a boat ramp should you decide to bring one.

You will be greeted by a local lad (who also runs the cutest little shop for your local needs) who will show you around and answer all your questions.

I want to interact with guests and expect mutually honest relationships by email.

The location is unique and authentic and you will be right in the heart of the Irish Speaking Community. You will see the locals on curraghs (traditional boats) collecting sea weed and hand fishing for mackerel and hear their stories.

Depending on the time of year you can burn wood or turf on the fire or sit outside and take in the views. Aran Islands are only ten miles away by sea. There are numerous coves, beaches and inlets to explore along the rugged coastline. Children from all around Ireland come to stay in houses in this community during the summer months to learn the language so you may notice them on your walks. There are two bikes available if you wish to cycle the winding roads of Cnoc down to Tra Ban (white beach) or you could venture to Carraroe the nearest village if you are missing a supermarket!

Golf Anyone? Connemara Isles Golf Club is located in close by Lettermore. This distinctive island course offers a unique opportunity to play golf on the edge of the Atlantic ocean while enjoying the breathtaking views of Cill Chiaráin Bay, Cnoc Leitir Móir and Cnoc Mordáin. This 9 hole golf course is a golfers gem. After the game relax in the friendly atmosphere of Irelands only thatched club house and experience the magical beauty of the Irish language

You might also want to take a 50 minute drive to the more 'tourist driven' villages of Clifden or Roundstone and enjoy some of the traditional music in the pubs and shops that are more plentiful there.

It is advisable to have a car as there is no public transportation or taxis available.

You will be greeted by a local lad who will provide you with the key, show you around and answer all your questions.

I want to interact with guests and expect mutually honest relationships by email.

The location is unique and authentic and you will be right in the heart of the Irish Speaking Community. You will see the locals on curraghs (traditional boats) collecting sea weed and hand fishing for mackerel and hear their stories.

Depending o the time of year you can burn wood or turf on the fire or sit outside and take in the views. Aran Islands are only ten miles away by sea. There are numerous coves, beaches and inlets to explore along the rugged coastline, in addition to great opportunities for sailing, fishing and scuba diving. Children from all around Ireland come to stay in houses in this community during the summer months to learn the language so you may notice them on your walks. There are two bikes available if you wish to cycle the winding roads of Cnoc down to Tra Ban (white beach) or you could venture to Carraroe the nearest village if you are missing a supermarket!

Golf Anyone? Connemara Isles Golf Club is located in close by Lettermore. This distinctive island course offers a unique opportunity to play golf on the edge of the Atlantic ocean while enjoying the breathtaking views of Cill Chiaráin Bay, Cnoc Leitir Móir and Cnoc Mordáin. This 9 hole golf course is a golfers gem. After the game relax in the friendly atmosphere of Irelands only thatched club house and experience the magical beauty of the Irish language

You might also want to take a 50 minute drive to the more 'tourist driven' villages of Clifden or Roundstone and enjoy some of the traditional music in the pubs and shops that are more plentiful there.

It is advisable to have a car as there is no public transportation or taxis available.

Guest Access

You will be greeted by a local lad who will provide you with the key, show you around and answer all your questions.

Interaction with Guests

I want to interact with guests and expect mutually honest relationships by email.

The Neighborhood

The location is unique and authentic and you will be right in the heart of the Irish Speaking Community. You will see the locals on curraghs (traditional boats) collecting sea weed and hand fishing for mackerel and hear their stories.

Depending o the time of year you can burn wood or turf on the fire or sit outside and take in the views. Aran Islands are only ten miles away by sea. There are numerous coves, beaches and inlets to explore along the rugged coastline, in addition to great opportunities for sailing, fishing and scuba diving. Children from all around Ireland come to stay in houses in this community during the summer months to learn the language so you may notice them on your walks. There are two bikes available if you wish to cycle the winding roads of Cnoc down to Tra Ban (white beach) or you could venture to Carraroe the nearest village if you are missing a supermarket!

Golf Anyone? Connemara Isles Golf Club is located in close by Lettermore. This distinctive island course offers a unique opportunity to play golf on the edge of the Atlantic ocean while enjoying the breathtaking views of Cill Chiaráin Bay, Cnoc Leitir Móir and Cnoc Mordáin. This 9 hole golf course is a golfers gem. After the game relax in the friendly atmosphere of Irelands only thatched club house and experience the magical beauty of the Irish language

You might also want to take a 50 minute drive to the more 'tourist driven' villages of Clifden or Roundstone and enjoy some of the traditional music in the pubs and shops that are more plentiful there.

Getting Around

It is advisable to have a car as there is no public transportation or taxis available.

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House Rules

You are expected to leave the house as you found it. Bedding should be left in the laundry hamper, you do not have to wash the sheets.
Hot water and electricity should be used moderately.
Dishes and cooking utensils should be washed and replaced in the way you found them.
The cooker/stove, fridge and freezer should be left as you found them.
A vacuum cleaner is available upon request.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit

Availability
7 nights minimum stay
House and Boat Ramp in Connemara

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