Listed Building, Contemporary Comfort with Old World Character

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Last updated: 11/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Conveniently situated, 5 min walk from Cleggan village and the sandy Sallerna beach. This cottage is one of 5 cottages that together made up the historical Coast Guard Station. It is a beautiful listed building (Built 1800), which benefits from a complete refurbishment, adding contemporary comfort without sacrificing any of its Olde World character.
Spacious living/dining room with new wooden floors and open turf fire. Slate floored newly fitted kitchen complete with Belfast sink and breakfast area. Large downstairs panelled bathroom with toilet. Upstairs, new wooden floors throughout - 3 bedrooms - 2 double and a twin, with views onto the surrounding countryside of wild boglands and mountains to the back and Cleggan bay and surrounding islands to the front. Large shower room with toilet. Front and back garden with panoramic views - including the mountain range of the 12 Bens. A pretty whitewashed cobbled patio with bench. Off road parking for cars.

Places of interest to visit in the area.: If you are not too busy availing of the local facilities such as horse riding, fishing, playing golf, cycling, hill walking, swimming or taking boat trips, there are numerous place of interest to visit in the locality.

The short ferry ride from Clegan to the island of Inishboffin, gives the visitor an unparalleled view of some of the most beautiful sunsets to be savoured on the West coast of Ireland. Inishboffin itself has remained unchanged for generations, with its traditions very much alive. Because the islanders practise time honoured methods of farming many animals and birds at risk on the mainland flourish here and the clean seas attract a large variety of fish which in turn attract the seals which can be seen sunbathing and playing on the rocks and sandy beaches.

Explore one of the many archaeological sites in the area such as St Feichines' Church in Omey Island which is a 1 km walk/drive across the sand causeway.

Places of interest to visit - continued: A trip to Connemara is not complete without experiencing the beauty and tranquillity of Kylemore Abbey and gardens. Kylemore Abbey, located in Kylemore Pass shares its woodlands, lakes and rivers with a large variety of birds and animals. Admire its small Gothic Church with carved angelic gargoyles, Irish marble columns and beautiful stain glass window.

Stop off at the Connemara National Park, which covers over 2000 hectares of scenic countryside rich in wild flowers and varied wildlife. Red deer have been re-introduced and they have a herd of the famous pure bred Connemara pony.

For the more active -the Killary Adventure Centre offers an incredible choice of activities from rock climbing, gorge walking, abseiling, archery, clay pigeon shooting, waterskiing, windsurfing and kayaking to Irelands longest zip wire challenge.

For families a trip to the Oceans Alive Sealife centre is a must or visit one of the many pretty villages in the area such as Roundstone or Tullycross.


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Self catering cottage that is one of 5 cottages that make up the historical Coast Guard Station which is now a listed building.Front and back garden with panoramic views and a white washed patio with bench. Picnic bench in front garden and bench in patio. Barbecue . Small drive way up to front of building - parking for two cars. Kitchen is newly fitted - electric oven and hob. Fridge with freezer compartment. All utensils provided. Blankets, duvets and bed linen are provided. No extra charge for electricity or the oil fired central heating. A welcome grocery package will be provided. Baby sitting is available by arrangement....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Playground
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace:

    Open fireplace and some turf/peat from a local bog...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Oil central heating as well as open fire....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linen provided. No extra charges for dry cleaning...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Golf:

    Ballyconnelly golf course is 17 miles/27 km approx from Cleggan...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Small charcoal barbecue for guests to use ...moreless

  • Patio

Property Descriptor

  • Terraced


Write a review 4.6
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 25 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2016
4 night min stay
Winter 2016
Jan 2 - Apr 8, 2016
3 night min stay
Spring 2016
Apr 9 - Jun 3, 2016
3 night min stay
Early Summer
Jun 4 - Jul 8, 2016
7 night min stay

Summer 2016
Jul 9 - Aug 26, 2016
7 night min stay


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Last updated: 11/21/2015
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Galway / Knock
1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
In Village - 5 minute walk
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ballyconneely Golf course
60 Miles
Nearest Train
Galway/ Westport
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
In Village - 5 minute walk
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
Sallerna -5 minute walk

Car: Recommended

The combination of breathtaking scenery, traditional lifestyle and the rich Irish culture has made Cleggan a haven for Artists, Poets and Writers throughout the decades. Tourists seeking tranquillity and inspiration need look no further and are assured an enchanting holiday, in an Ireland they thought was lost forever. Cleggan has a range of amenities: Post office, shops, restaurants and pubs playing traditional music. As it is a working harbour - in the evenings, fresh fish and shell fish such as crabs can be purchased from the local fishermen at the pier. The attractive town of Clifden 7 miles away, offers a further array of facilities such as restaurants, pubs, craft shops and Art galleries. Its also hosts a number of festivals throughout the year such as the Music festival and Clifden Arts Week. An hours drive: is the historical city of Galway ( City of the Tribes), which sits on the river Corrib or the mesmerizing beauty of the scenery on route to Westport via Irelands only fjord

Other Activities: scuba dIving/ painting/ Island tours/ Hill walking/ Walking tours.


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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View of local countryside

    View of local countryside

  • shed and patio area at the back

    shed and patio area at the back

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Downstairs Bathroom again

    Downstairs Bathroom again

  • 2nd double bedroom

    2nd double bedroom

  • Kitchen


  •  Upstairs landing

    Upstairs landing

  • Upstairs toilet/shower room

    Upstairs toilet/shower room

  • On boat from Cleggan to Inishboffin Island

    On boat from Cleggan to Inishboffin Island

  • Sunset at Cleggan

    Sunset at Cleggan

  • Small boats near the beach

    Small boats near the beach

  • Photograph of cottage taken from front garden.

    Photograph of cottage taken from front garden.

  • Front Garden

    Front Garden

  • Lounge with  wooden floors and large turf fire.

    Lounge with wooden floors and large turf fire.

  • Downstairs Bathroom

    Downstairs Bathroom

  •  1st Double bedroom

    1st Double bedroom

  •  Twin room

    Twin room

  • Kitchen


  • Stairway


  • Local Beach

    Local Beach

  • View of Clew Bay

    View of Clew Bay

  •  Road to Cleggan, Cleggan bay ahead.

    Road to Cleggan, Cleggan bay ahead.

  • Sunset - on boat on way to Inishboffin island from Cleggan

    Sunset - on boat on way to Inishboffin island from Cleggan

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