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A Beautiful House in a Stunning Location

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Last updated: 09/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

New Quay house description

Bayfield House 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 five hundred yards from the beach and the extremely beautiful Flaggy Shore. Bayfield sits in its own three acres of farmland, lawns and rough gardens and is a very chilled place to take a holiday.

While being perfect for just a couple of people it can sleep up to 12 with three en suite doubles, one twin-room and one bunk-room (with two bunk beds). All of the rooms are spacious, comfortable and airy. The generously sized kitchen is modern and well equipped and has a large dining table that can sit 10. There are three sitting rooms; the largest has big comfortable sofas and an open fire; the next overlooks the garden with views down to the water in one direction and up to the mountains of the Burren in the other; and the final one sits just one person very comfortably and looks out over Galway Bay from the “perch” upstairs.

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. The golf courses of Lahinch, Gort and Drumoland are nearby. The surfing/kite 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. 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. It is a great place!

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 and we can also recommend a close by cottage five minutes walk down the road which sleeps 4 (twin and a double) – please ask for details.

If you need transport getting to and from the airport 'Burren Coaches' are nearby and can accommodate any size of group. Ask for details.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Suitability

                  • Wheelchair Accessible:

                    There are three places where there is a small step and the bathroom is not specifically set up for wheel chair access ...moreless

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

                  Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

                  Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

                  • Bathroom 1

                    En-suite with bath and shower...moreless

                  • Bathroom 2

                    En-suite with shower...moreless

                  • Bathroom 3

                    En-suite with shower...moreless

                  • Bathroom 4

                    Stand alone with bath...moreless

                  • Bathroom 5

                    Stand alone with shower...moreless

                  • 5 bathrooms: 3 of these are en suite and two are separate.

                  Kitchen & 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

                  • Kitchen:

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

                  • Dining Area Seats:

                    10...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Toaster
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  Amenities

                  • 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

                  • 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

                  • Babysitter
                  • Fireplace
                  • Heating
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Parking
                  • Hair Dryer

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    The TV is set up for watching DVDs and there is a small selection at the house. ...moreless

                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                      • Internet:

                        There is no dedicated wifi at the house although there is sporadic 3G internet connectivity; otherwise many of the cafés and bars nearby have excellent wifi. ...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Golf

                      Theme

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

                      Location & View

                      • 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

                      • Village:

                        The villages of Kinvara and Ballyvaghan are a short drive from Bayfield House and have great restaurants, pubs and also supermarkets....moreless

                      • Rural:

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

                      • Ocean View:

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

                      • Mountain View:

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

                      Activities

                      • Churches
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surfing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Cycling
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hiking
                      • Fishing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Laundromat
                      • Groceries
                      • Marina
                      • Ruins
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Museums
                      • Festivals
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Hospital
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Walking
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating
                      • Shelling
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Spelunking
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Late summer
                      Sep 20 - Oct 24, 2014
                      4 night min stay

                      €1,100
                      Pre christmas
                      Oct 25 - Dec 19, 2014
                      4 night min stay

                      €840
                      Christmass 2014
                      Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2014
                      5 night min stay

                      €1,700
                      Pre Spring
                      Jan 3 - Mar 7, 2015
                      4 night min stay

                      €900
                      Spring
                      Mar 8 - May 2, 2015
                      4 night min stay

                      €1,100
                      Early Summer
                      May 3 - Jun 27, 2015
                      5 night min stay

                      €1,350
                      Summer
                      Jun 28 - Sep 5, 2015
                      6 night min stay

                      €1,600
                      Autumn
                      Sep 6 - Oct 3, 2015
                      5 night min stay

                      €1,250
                      Cosy months
                      Oct 4 - Dec 18, 2015
                      4 night min stay

                      €1,100
                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay

                      €1,350

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit €200
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      SHORT STAYS 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 10.30 on the day of leaving. Please leave the house as clean and tidy as you found it.

                      EASTER weeks 2015 (28 Mar/4 Apr & 4 Apr/11 Apr): 1350 E p/w.

                      CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 2014 & 15: 1600 E p/w.

                      ALL payments are through Pay Pal requests from maxxbayfield@gmail.com ONLY

                      I will give you my full telephone number when booking if you want to confirm payment; this ends 691951

                      20% deposit will secure the booking with the rest paid 6 weeks prior to your stay.

                      Refund of half the deposit for cancellation 12 weeks or more from date of rental

                      Refund of quater of the deposit for 6-12 weeks


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                      Location

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

                      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 and has been in the family ever since. We grew up visiting the house 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 Bayfield whenever we can.


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                      Speaks: french, german, italian, english
                       

                      Photos

                      • Bayfield House in early spring.

                        Bayfield House in early spring.

                      • 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 back garden and the garden room.

                        The back garden and the garden room.

                      • En suite bathroom

                        En suite bathroom

                      • The costal walk (or jog) from the house

                        The costal walk (or jog) from the house

                      • The beach at the bottom of the road which leads to the Flaggy Shore

                        The beach at the bottom of the road which leads to the Flaggy Shore

                      • Bayfield's sitting room

                        Bayfield's sitting room

                      • Bayfield from the road.

                        Bayfield from the road.

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

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

                      • The view from the front door and the two front bedrooms of Bayfield House.

                        The view from the front door and the two front bedrooms of Bayfield House.

                      • 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 with seating for 10.

                        Bayfield's kitchen with seating for 10.

                      • 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)

                      • 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

                      • Racing on the bay from Galway Sailing Club

                        Racing on the bay from Galway Sailing Club

                      • 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 walk from the house.

                        The coastal walk from the house.

                      • 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 at the Pier Head in Kinvara

                        Taking a break at the Pier Head in Kinvara

                      VRBO #492963

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                      Date last modified - Monday, September 08, 2014

                      €120 - €243 per night (EUR)
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                      5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 12

                      View calendar: Updated 09/18/14
                      Minimum stay: 4-6 nights
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