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A Beautiful House with Stunning Views Across Galway Bay & the Burren

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The front of Bayfield House in early spring with views across Galway Bay.

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Last updated: 08/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Bayfield is a spacious, lovingly restored farmhouse with incredible views over Galway Bay and the mountains of the Burren National Park. It is situated on one of the loveliest sections of the 'Wild Atlantic Way' and is a five minute walk to the local sandy beach that leads onto the Flaggy Shore which inspired Seamus Heaney's poem of the same name. Bayfield sits in its own three acres of lawns, rough gardens and farmed fields. It is a very chilled place to be on holiday and much much more than than just a place to stay.

Bayfield can sleep up to 12 people in comfort and is also a perfect place for a smaller number. There are three e-suite doubles, one twin-room and one bunk-room (which sleeps four). All of the rooms are spacious, comfortable and airy as is the rest of the house. The generously sized kitchen is modern and well equipped. It has a large dining table that can sit 10. There are three sitting rooms; the largest has big comfortable sofas, an open fire and some great DVDs to watch; the second overlooks the orchard with views down to the water in one direction and up to the mountains of the Burren in the other; and the third sits just one person very comfortably and looks out over the fields and trees with Galway Bay in the background from the “perch” upstairs - an ideal place to chill out with a cup of tea, glass of wine or a good book! The two larger sitting rooms are sound proofed from the main house so ideal for noisy kids in the morning or noisy adults in the evening.

Bayfield is in the heart of the Burren National Park. The surrounding area is outstandingly beautiful and while being a perfect place to relax and do nothing the area offers a huge amount of activities and things to see and do. The near by sandy beach leads onto the stunning Flaggy Shore with a three mile coastal road that is probably one of the best strolls in the world. The location is very rural with cows and sheep grazing the fields surrounding the house. In addition to it being so rural New Quay also benefits from having the excellent seafood restaurant 'Linnane's' (500 meters from the house) and the Russell Art Gallery which serves really good Tea, Coffee, Wine and Prosecco a short walk down the road. It’s a ten/15 minute drive to the bustling coastal villages of Kinvara and Ballyvaughan. Also within easy reach by road or water taxi is the lively coastal town of Galway famed for its Oyster Festival, the Galway Races and the great music played in its pubs. There are superb walks right from the front door of Bayfield which are great for any level of fitness ranging from the walk around the coast to hiking in the Burren hills. County Clare is renowned for being one of the best places in Ireland for golf and the courses of Lahinch, Gort and Drumoland are nearby. The surfing mecca of Lahinch is a short drive away as are the Cliffs of Moher which along with the Aran Islands are probably the most striking sites to see in Ireland. The Aran Islands are easy to get to from Bayfield by getting one of the regular ferries from Doolin which is about 35 minutes drive away.

Due to the makeup of the landscape the area is famed for its flora and fauna which blossom in early spring. For historians there is the local history of the ring forts and the Neolithic tombs as well as some beautiful castles and churches to be seen. If you have kids there is a great amount for them to do in the area. It is a great place!

Bayfield is surrounded by working farmland and the field in front of the house is grazed by beautiful limousin cows (these can be taken out by request). There is a large lawned orchard at the back of the house which is a lovely place to be on a sunny day with a very comfortable garden room leading onto it. The BBQ overlooks the fields and trees down to the water and there is an outside terrace at the end of the garden with 360 views of the Burren.

If your group is ten or more there are other smaller houses in the area as well as great B&Bs in Kinvara and Ballyvaughan, we can also recommend a close by cottage five minutes walk down the road which sleeps 4 (twin and a double) and another cottage for two.

Cars are easy to hire from the airports (Shannon being the closest). If you need group transport when at the house 'Burren Coaches' are nearby and can accommodate any size of group. Ask for details.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Farmhouse

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The two ground floor bedrooms are wheelchair accessible. Please note however that the bathrooms/toilets are of a normal specification and there are a couple of small steps within the house on the ground floor. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    En-suite...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    En-suite...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    En-suite...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 bunk bed

    ...moreless

  • 5 bedrooms comprising: 3 very spacious double en-suite rooms; 1 adult twin room; 1 large bunk room with two bunk beds (sleeps 4). ...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    DVD player and a large selection of DVDs are provided. ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    "Air Play" is available through the WIFI at the house so feel free to play music direct from your own device. ...moreless

  • Television:

    There is a large TV with DVD player and plenty of DVDs to watch. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The hills of the Burren are close and can be easily seen from Bayfield....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Bayfield House over looks Galway Bay which leads on to the Aran Islands and the Atlantic Ocean....moreless

  • Rural:

    The house is surrounded by fields, hills and the sea. There are other houses nearby but the house is very private....moreless

  • Village:

    The villages of Kinvara and Ballyvaghan are a short drive from Bayfield House (about 10-15 minutes) and have great restaurants and pubs. Kinvara has a large supermarket....moreless

  • Water View:

    The veiw from the front of the house looks diectly onto Galway Bay whcih can also be seen from the two front bedrooms and the lookout perch upstairs. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    A large dining table that can fit 10 or more if children. There is also an outside dining area with great views of the Burren hills and the sea. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WIFI is available...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens and bath towels are provided. The bath towels are medium sized so if you like a generous towel or want a beach towel please bring one with you. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    2 large and extremely comfortable living rooms with extra ordinary views as detailed in the house description. One further reading area for one looking out over Galway Bay. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    There is plenty of off road parking space....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    A massive and very well equiped kitchen great for cooking large meals with plenty of space. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles are available for rent from the action and outdoors shop in Kinvara (10km away). ...moreless

  • Golf:

    There are many golf clubs within easy reach of the house. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Bayfield has a huge garden that looks out onto the sea and the mountains of the Burren. There is a large BBQ with superb views. As well as the garden there are beautiful fields all around the house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A large wood/coal fired BBQ is available; easily big enough to cook for 12 people. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 28 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,400

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £200 Nightly

Late summer
Sep 6 - Oct 3, 2015
4 night min stay

£1,200

Discounts: 4 nights or more: £171 Nightly

Cosy months
Oct 4 - Dec 18, 2015
4 night min stay

£1,100

Discounts: 4 nights or more: £157 Nightly

xmas & New Year 2015/16
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
4 night min stay

£1,450

Discounts: 4 nights or more: £207 Nightly

Pre spring 2016
Jan 6 - Mar 5, 2016
4 night min stay

£1,050

Discounts: 4 nights or more: £150 Nightly

Spring 2016
Mar 6 - Mar 18, 2016
4 night min stay

£1,100

Discounts: 4 nights or more: £157 Nightly

Easter weeks 2016
Mar 19 - Apr 2, 2016
4 night min stay

£1,250

Discounts: 4 nights or more: £179 Nightly

Late Spring 2016
Apr 3 - May 1, 2016
4 night min stay

£1,200

Discounts: 4 nights or more: £171 Nightly

Early Summer 2016
May 2 - Jun 25, 2016
7 night min stay

£1,300

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £186 Nightly

Summer 2016
Jun 26 - Sep 3, 2016
7 night min stay

£1,450

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £207 Nightly

Late Summer 2016
Sep 4 - Oct 22, 2016
4 night min stay

£1,300

Discounts: 4 nights or more: £186 Nightly

Cozy Months 2016
Oct 23 - Dec 21, 2016
4 night min stay

£1,200

Discounts: 4 nights or more: £171 Nightly

Christmas and New Year 16/17
Dec 22 - Jan 7, 2017
7 night min stay

£1,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £214 Nightly

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

£1,350

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £193 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

SHORT STAYS and long weekends are welcomed out of peak season - please ask for quote as this will differ from the web site auto quote.

CHECK IN from 18.00 on the first day. Feel free to park at the house earlier.

CHECK OUT by 10.00 on the day of leaving. Please leave the house as clean and tidy as you found it.


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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Shannon - 50 mins drive. (Dublin 2 - 3hrs drive).
700 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Linnanes Sea Food Restarant and Bar
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Doolin for the Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Gort Golf Club
22 Miles
Nearest Train
Galway
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
N18
700 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Linnanes Sea Food Restarant and Bar
600 Metres
Nearest Beach
The Flaggy Shore

Car: Recommended

There is an endless supply of things to do in the area. The walks are top of the list for most people. The coastal walk offers different scenery every time you walk it due to the ever changing height of tide. At low tide the rock pools are great for foraging in for sea life and the local sandy beach extends out into Galway Bay. Quite often seals bask on the rocks of nearby inlets. The walks in the limestone covered hills that surround New Quay are also brilliant. There are easy walks and also some more challenging circuits that you won’t want to try unless you are fairly fit and take some provisions for. There are several horse riding stables in the area and quite often horse racing or point to point racing which is very popular in Ireland. The local villages of Kinvara and Ballyvaughan are great to visit and have superb pubs and restaurants. They often host festivals and regularly have live Irish music being played in one or other of the pubs. Further afield is Galway which is a lively and vibrant town that has year round live music in many of the bars. It has very very cool night life especially round the Quay side area and is a lovely town to walk around with a huge Cathedral and some lovely old Irish streets. Also within easy reach are the Aran Islands which can be accessed by a small ferry from Doolin (about an hour trip). The Islands are absolutely beautiful and great for walking on or hiring a bike and cycling around. Ferries from Doolin also go to the Cliffs of Moher which are as striking to see from the water as they are from the top of the cliffs. Having said how much there is to do around the area, Bayfield House and the tiny area of New Quay is somewhere that is great to stay and doing nothing in. There is the pub down the road and the Russel Gallery that does great food, wine and teas and coffees. You can buy freshly laid eggs and other basic groceries from local farmers. Staying in the house is a lovely thing to spend time doing either in the house itself or out in the garden taking in the views.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1860

Why the Owner Chose New Quay:
Bayfield was built by our Great Great Grandfather over a hundred and fifty years ago and has been in the family ever since. Originally a farmhouse it has now been lovingly and beautifully restored and we are lucky enough to be able to use it as a holiday home and offer it to others to enjoy as well. Our Great Uncle Edward Hynes, the renowned artist who drew for several American and European magazines lived at the house and what is now the main sitting room was his studio for many years. You will see many copies of his pictures and cartoons around the house. We grew up visiting Bayfield for holidays and now think of it as part of the family. We love the walking, the pubs, the views and the people on the West Coast and come back to visit whenever we can.


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • The front of Bayfield House in early spring with views across Galway Bay.

    The front of Bayfield House in early spring with views across Galway Bay.

  • The beach which is 5 minutes walk away.

    The beach which is 5 minutes walk away.

  • One of the three en suite bedrooms (Bayfield also has a twin and a bunk room)

    One of the three en suite bedrooms (Bayfield also has a twin and a bunk room)

  • En suite bathroom

    En suite bathroom

  • The costal walk (or jog) from the house

    The costal walk (or jog) from the house

  • The nearby beach, part of the Flaggy Shore. Lovely for watching sunsets from.

    The nearby beach, part of the Flaggy Shore. Lovely for watching sunsets from.

  • Bayfield's sitting room, formerly Uncle Edward's painting studio.

    Bayfield's sitting room, formerly Uncle Edward's painting studio.

  • Yacht Racing on Galway Bay with Galway Sailing Club.

    Yacht Racing on Galway Bay with Galway Sailing Club.

  • The garden room with views down to the sea and up to the hills of the Burren.

    The garden room with views down to the sea and up to the hills of the Burren.

  • The view from the front door of New Quay Estuary and Galway Bay.

    The view from the front door of New Quay Estuary and Galway Bay.

  • One of the three en suite bedrooms (also has a twin and a bunk room)

    One of the three en suite bedrooms (also has a twin and a bunk room)

  • The local coastal walk; with the Martello Tower and Black Head Mountain in view.

    The local coastal walk; with the Martello Tower and Black Head Mountain in view.

  • Bayfield's kitchen.

    Bayfield's kitchen.

  • The back garden and the garden room.

    The back garden and the garden room.

  • Bayfield from the road with some very friendly cows keeping the grass down.

    Bayfield from the road with some very friendly cows keeping the grass down.

  • The lookout perch which looks out over Galway Bay.

    The lookout perch which looks out over Galway Bay.

  • Views from the nearby Abbey Hill. A great walk!

    Views from the nearby Abbey Hill. A great walk!

  • One of the three en suite bedrooms (Bayfield also has a twin and a bunk room)

    One of the three en suite bedrooms (Bayfield also has a twin and a bunk room)

  • The nearby lake with the Martello tower and Black Head Mountain in the distance

    The nearby lake with the Martello tower and Black Head Mountain in the distance

  • The bunk room whcih has two bunk beds (sleeps four).

    The bunk room whcih has two bunk beds (sleeps four).

  • A distant view of New Quay peninsula and Bayfield from Black Head Mountain

    A distant view of New Quay peninsula and Bayfield from Black Head Mountain

  • The coastal path from the house. An extremely pleasant walk.

    The coastal path from the house. An extremely pleasant walk.

  • The Cliffs of Moher. Probably the most stunning thing to see in Ireland.

    The Cliffs of Moher. Probably the most stunning thing to see in Ireland.

  • Taking a break before dinner at the Pier Head in Kinvara.

    Taking a break before dinner at the Pier Head in Kinvara.

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