Connemara Rentals- Exclusive Self Catering & Vacation Properties in Clifden.
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Clifden villa description
Welcome to Connemara Rentals- We own and operate individual, unique and luxurious holiday/vacation homes in Clifden, the capital of Connemara. Each property has been lovingly built or renovated by us over the years -set in their own grounds and gardens- offering private and quiet locations within a stones throw of the town. Finished to the highest standard aimed at discerning guests who are seeking unique properties and awarded the highest grading by Failte Ireland - the Irish Tourist Board.
A smart country estate house originally built in circa 1820, sympathetically renovated and designed to give a comfortable and homely holiday experience for larger groups, family gatherings or friends, and host to Chelsea Clinton during her tour of Ireland.
Within the grounds are mature gardens, ample parking, a large pool/barbecue terrace and outdoor seating areas providing a self contained estate, while the property is situated only 2 mins walk to the town square.
All 11 bedrooms are uniquely decorated and are all en suite. The extensive ground floor living area gives enough room for everyone to relax without being on top of each other, whether it is in the main drawing room with large turf fire, the library, the television room with large turf fire, the dining room or kitchen. An ideal base for exploring Connemara, with walks on the numerous stunning local beaches or in the most scenic countryside you are likely to encounter, or wandering to the local pub for a quiet pint or traditional irish music.
**Your stay includes complimentary use of the nearby private leisure centre - 3 mins walk from the house. WIFI throughout.
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-Offering private and quiet locations within a stones throw of the town. Also ideal for larger families, groups and small weddings.
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** ABOUT US**
We live close by our holiday properties and are on hand to meet you when you arrive, to ensure you get settled in.
Our aim is to provide a luxurious home away from home. When you arrive you will find the house fully set up, warm and cosy with fires lighting, and a welcome pack. The bedrooms and bathrooms are presented like hotel rooms with crisp white linen, towels and toiletries. We also provide a comprehensive information folder, with details of local amenities, services, maps and walking guides.
***** A LITTLE HISTORY******
The O’Grady Family purchased the Sunnybank estate in 1977. One of the oldest buildings in the locality, the Main House was built by John D’arcy who founded Clifden town in 1823. During 2002, Sunnybank House was extensively renovated into a luxurious holiday property and offers an outstanding holiday experience for larger groups with a private outdoor heated pool, sauna, extensive gardens.
We purchased Sunnybank Cottage ( a neighbouring property) in 2004. It is a listed building and again one of the original houses of the town. It was completely renovated whilst retaining all the best of its original features and is now a luxurious and cosy version of the original cottage with the best of modern conveniences.
The houses are furnished with a mix of antique or old country furniture, with the best quality of fixtures and fittings, bedding and household appliances. Each winter we spend time maintaining, improving or adding to each property in order to maintain standards.... We hope you enjoy !
**** CLIFDEN TOWN****
Clifden Town is the capital of Connemara one of the most scenic regions in Ireland. Established in the early 1800’s at Clifden Bay, it follows the classic 19th century layout: oval in plan, with 3 principal streets – Market Street, Main Street and Bridge Street, a Market Square, a fine bridewell or gaol, courthouse and harbour.
Clifden today is a vibrant and cultural town which has retained its historic roots while offering a wide range of services and facilities. You will find colourful streets with a great selection of small local food shops – (fishmongers, butchers, fruit and vegetable store, delicatessens and a bakery), numerous craft and gift shops, art galleries and exhibitions and other interesting shops including antique shops, designer clothes shops, jewellery and vintage shops.
There are 9 restaurants and 10 pubs with music sessions each evening and good bar food.On the practical side there are four supermarkets, including Aldi and Lidl, which are open until 9pm (mon-sat), two banks, three chemists, two petrol stations, two churches and a post office.
Set on the edge of the Atlantic, the surrounding scenery is spectacular, and waiting to be discovered.
A vast coastal region world renowned for its wild and stunning scenery, and magical light. It is dotted with small villages and historical sites. To the north is stretches to the border of Mayo and the town of Westport is 45 mins. drive from Clifden. To the east it reaches to Galway city, which is one hours drive from Clifden and well worth a visit. To the south is the Connemara Gaelteacht area- an Irish speaking area which is famous for its coral strands.
For up to date local news and events see www.visitconnemara.com or follow us on Facebook for news of local events, activities and special offers: facebook.com/ConnemaraRentals.
THINGS TO DO...........
Your stay includes use of a private leisure centre located in the Station House Hotel - 3 mins walk from Church Hill
It includes a heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam room and Gym - Open 7 days all year round.
**WALKING AND CYCLING **
The area is a walker’s paradise whether following a planned route or just ambling along country roads and beaches, of which there are many. You will find a folder of 20 different Connemara walks in your house or follow the road signs around the countryside which indicate good routes for walking or cycling.
Try www.goconnemara.com for further walking information,
or contact Paul Phelan – Walking and tour guide -www.WalkConnemara.com
Walking Guide: John O’Halloran, Moyard, phone: +353 (0)86 393 9507
Bicycles can be hired throughout the year from Mannions shop, Clifden- Tel: 095 21160 – www.clifdenbikes.com
Or contact James Kane at Connemara Adventure who can drop off bikes for hire to your door or organise guided cycling tours - www.connemaraadventure.ie Email: email@example.com Tel : 087 358 3797 or 087 276 7518
A number of riding schools in the area offer pony trekking or lessons for all ages. Try Errislannan Manor, Tel: 095 21134 Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Cleggan Riding School Tel : 095 44746
Whether you are sailing to Clifden or wish to go sailing, contact Clifden boat club which is located at the end of the Beach road. They offer Sailing courses throughout the summer. www.clifdenboatclub.com
*******ADVENTURE AND WATER SPORTS*****
Two of the country’s best adventure centres are located within 30 minutes drive from Clifden. They offer daily and weekly courses for both adults and children in sailing, windsurfing, orienteering, kayaking, rock climbing, bungee jumping, waterskiing, archery, clay pigeon shooting, amongst others; www.killaryadventure.com or www.delphimountainresort.com
For private guided activities in or around Clifden including hill walking, rock climbing, kayaking on Clifden bay and surfing – for individuals or groups – All equipment provided, so no excuses ! See www.realadventures.ie
You can also go scuba diving in a most beautiful area, north of Clifden. The Scuba Dive West Centre is one of the most established dive centres in the country and offers courses for all levels - www.scubadivewest.com
*******CRUISES AND BOAT TRIPS*****
The Killary Fjord Cruise is a 1.5 hour cruise along Ireland’s only Fjord with an interesting talk on the history of the area. There are several sailings daily between April and October, see www.killarycruises.com
The Brazen Hussy – is a solid, ocean-going boat for day charters around the Connemara coast and islands, sea fishing or whale and dolphin watching. www.brazenhussy.ie or Tel: 086 2795118
Connemara is world-renowned for its fresh water and sea fishing. Here are some useful contact details.
For daily group fishing charters leaving from the Quay in Clifden contact : John Brittan at www.seafishingireland.net Tel: 095 21073 or John Ryan on Tel: 095 21069.
For fresh water fishing contact Simon Ashe at www.ballynahinch-castle.com/fishing or www.loughinaghlodgehotel.com/fishing.htm. For general fishing information try: www.wrfb.ie
****** WORTH A VISIT********
CONNEMARA NATIONAL PARK
Some of the most spectacular vistas can be seen from any of the National park walks, which range from a half-hour gentle ascent to a full climb to the peak of the Diamond Mountain, approximately 4 hours to the summit and back.
Home to Connemara ponies, wild goats and Irish deer there is also a history museum, café, children’s playground and picnic area.
- 2 story
- 8000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Housekeeper Optional
- Events Allowed
- Pets Considered
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
Bathrooms: 11 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Large gardens , parking area and Tennis court within the grounds. The swimming Pool area has sunloungers, deck chairs, outdoor tables and a large Weber gas barbeque situated at the side of the pool. There is a sheltered area at the side of the pool for drying, sheltering, storage. The wood decked sauna is located in the pool area. The Pool area can be closed off by locking the wooden gates at the access points. Peat briquettes and fire lighters are supplied for the open fires. The large kitchen in sunnybank is exceptional - designed to cater for large numbers while retaining the traditional charm of the rest of the house. With cashmere granite counter tops, Siemens and Smeg appliances - there are three ovens and an extra large gas hob, with two large fridges and freezer space, two dishwashers, large commercial washing machine, the pantry kitchen off the main kitchen adds invaluable extra kitchen space and facilities to avoid kitchen pileups !...moreless
- Audio Tape Player
- Books - Fiction / Non-Fiction
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Books For Kids
- Live Theatre
- Recreation Centre
- Autumn Foliage
- Horse Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Laundrette - Serviced
- Fitness Centre
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Near The Sea
sports and adventure activities
- Equestrian Events
- Bay Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Hunting Small Game
- Mountain Climbing
- Deepsea Fishing
forms of payment
- Accepts Credit Card
- Basic Soaps
- Alarm Clock
- Laundry Soap
- Paper Towels
- Iron & Board
- Local Maps
- Activities Guide
- Hair Dryer
- Computer Available
- Toilet Paper
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Wireless Internet
- Local Activities Guide
- Filtered Water
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Washing Machine:
- Parking Off Street:
- Living Room:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided:
- Towels Provided:
- Housekeeper Optional
- Ice Maker
- 4 Ring Stove
- Mini Refrigerator
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Pantry Items:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Beach Towels
- Tennis Court
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Deck Chairs
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
ReviewsWrite a review
Our family of 23 stayed at the Sunnybank House for the week and wish it was longer. The description in the listing cannot compare to the beauty of this home! Shane is a fabulous person who was always available at a moments notice! We can only cherish every day we spent in Clifden - from the beauty and convenience of the house and grounds to the wonderful people in the town of Clifden. We had the best food and the most talented people playing music every night in whatever restaurant we went to. Everyone and everything was perfect! I know our grandchildren are looking forward to returning to catch up with the wonderful friends they made in the short week we spent. We had dinner catered by Gillian on Monday night for our granddaughters 21 birthday - it too was perfect from set up to clean up! What a delightful woman! She even made a birthday cake to celebrate the occasion! My husband and I have traveled to Ireland on four occasions and we have to say this trip will forever be the most cherished.
- Guest Grams (Phoenix Arizona)
- Date of stay 07/06/13
- Review Submitted 08/01/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Absolutely Fantastic Home and Hosts
Absolutely Fantastic Home and Hosts
We were so thrilled with how beautiful this house was and so convenient for our large group. Each bedroom had an ensuite bathroom which was so nice for all of us. We just felt so comfortable. The house was clean, beds were comfortable, the pool was warm, and even though the O'Grady's had just welcomed their first child into the world the day before we arrived Sean made it a point to get over at least twice during our visit to make sure everything was going well. The village is a quaint town with very friendly residents. Lots of pubs with live Irish folk music, cafes, bakeries, butchers, and other stores, activities, and points of interest very close by. We rented a car in Dublin and drove to Clifden, which was nerve-wracking as driving in Ireland can sometimes be a challenge. We discovered you can get tickets on Citilink bus from Clifden to Dublin for $20 Euro which is quite cheap. All in all, I would recommend Sunnybank House to anyone with a large group as we all enjoyed our stay. I would also recommend staying in Clifden as opposed to Dublin which was a little too big and too fast-paced for all of us that were looking for some Irish history and culture. Thanks to Sean and Rachael for making Sunnybank House such a lovely home away from home.
- Guest Janet W.
- Date of stay 06/22/13
- Review Submitted 07/02/13
What a fab place to stay. Shane had the fire lit and a lovely welcome pack of treats when we arrived. The house feels like home even though its huge. Our families had plenty of space to stretch out. The children loved paying hide and seek and the grown ups loved just relaxing. The house is very clean with all modern conveniences including an ice maker. We had our wedding week long celebration here and it exceeded our expectations. Gillian catered for us and everyone raved about the food. I loved the special effort she made for my fussy vegetarian needs. I'm told the lamb was amazing. We highly recommend this beautiful house in a very special location as a wonderful backdrop for lifelong happy memories.
- Guest Pj M.
- Date of stay 02/16/13
- Review Submitted 04/07/13
We love Sunnybank House
We love Sunnybank House
20 of my best friends and family members from all over the US, Ireland and the UK convened in Clifden at Sunnybank House and Lodge to celebrate my birthday and that of my duaghter's father in law. Having been to Ireland before we thought we knew what to expect but Sunnybank exceeded all of our expectations. From booking imquiries right up to checking out Shane O'Grady, who we dubbed "The hardest working man in Galway" was as efficient and helpful as anyone could hope for. The property itself is just about perfect for a crew like ours. Each bedroom was lovely and comfortable. The kitchen, what a kitchen ! Feeding the lot of us was a breeze, Shane recommended a boat captain who took us out to the sea where we caught more than enough fish to feed us all a couple of times over. Directly from the sea through the kitchen and into the dining room and voila a meal that will be remembered for a long time. But the Fiesta mas grande was when Gillian came in and took over the kitchen to cook up delicious Irish feast for us. A short stroll of a couple of blocks and you're into town for shopping or just hanging around beautiful Clifden . Getting to Kylemore Abbey, Galway town and the Aran Islands is easy from there. Somehow Shane was able to order up a week of sunshine for us so we could swim in the pool every day. I have polled my constituency about our stay for this review and the results are unanimous. We love this place!!
- Guest Edmund B.
- Date of stay 05/23/12
- Review Submitted 08/16/12
In a word Stunning
In a word Stunning
We booked Sunny bank house for our wedding at the start of May 2011. On arrival in the house we were blown away. Believe me when I say that the pictures of this house do not do it justice. We had 15 People staying in the house and it really felt like a home not just a rental. As a wedding venue we could not have asked for more. As a holiday home it is exquisite. On arrival Shane had the fires lit and some goodies for us to nibble. I would recommend this home to anyone who is looking for a truly amazing space and memories that will not soon be forgotten. Thank you for a wonderful time.
- Guest Der (Laois, Ireland)
- Date of stay 05/05/11
- Review Submitted 05/10/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children.
The Perfect Rental
The Perfect Rental
When I found Sunnybank House online, I thought it was too good to be true. The photos and information on the website were informative and very accurate. Even after copious emails back and forth to the owners, they were constantly helpful and gracious. After the weary drive to the house, nothing could have prepared me- fires were lighting, lamps were glowing and survival necessities were in the kitchen, perfection! My previous experiences of renting a house for the weekend would be arriving to a freezing house and an empty sad looking fridge. Shane happily welcomed all 22 of us to our new home and left us to it. Bedrooms were pristine, all ensuite, and towels and sheets were in abundance. We availed of the catering service one evening. Gillian was a pleasure, cooking up the most delicious meal and leaving the left-overs for our midnight snack! I have not stopped raving about this house for a large group week away, it was the perfect rental. We also went to Killary Adventure Centre for an afternoon of activities which was only a 30 minute drive away. I will definately be back to Sunnybank House, it is in a beautiful part of the country, and located right in Clifden.
- Guest Eilish (Dublin)
- Date of stay 02/25/11
- Review Submitted 03/28/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway.
Re-union with college friends
Re-union with college friends
Every year my wife and I join a re-union with my old university friends and their wives. This year it was our turn to host the event. We are now in our 60's and have a wide variety of interests, but particularly like to eat and drink well. We chose Clifden because of the amenities and Sunnybank House because it seemed to offer style and comfort for a large party - in our case 11 couples. We were not disappointed in any way by either location or accommodation. Sunnybank House was very centrally located for the town , was very well appointed with lots of attention to detail and proved both spacious and comfortable. We were able to dine in the house- which we did most nights - and the cooking facilities were excellent. There was also good waste disposal facilities which we needed particularly for the large quantity of empty wine bottles! The weather was good so our group may good use of the swimming pool - which was heated to a nice temperature for us old fogies -and the tennis court. There was also a sauna available, but we did not make much use of that. The computer facilities too were very useful for those who wanted to stay in touch with home or find things to do – although there was a good deal of information available in leaflets in the house. The surrounding area was also fantastic. We enjoyed the golfing at Ballyconneely, walking and visiting the local centres of interest (such as Kylemore, Connemara National Park, Killary) and my grand-daughter really loved riding at Ballyconneely. We were blessed with very good weather and this certainly enhanced our stay and particularly our appreciation of the beauty of the beaches and mountains. The highlight for many was the day trip we took to Inishbofin. But there was plenty to do if the weather had not been so kind and the membership of the local leisure centre would have been used more if necessary. Some of our keep-fit fanatic friends certainly found the gym very good. We also ate and drank in the town and found the local pubs and restaurants to be of high quality - and the traditional music provided was first rate. All in all, everyone had a great time and our visitors – all from overseas, and some in the tourist business – were very impressed with the west of Ireland, Clifden and Sunnybank House in particular. The cost for such a large party worked out to be very inexpensive, certainly much less than a hotel and in our opinion more suitable as we had plenty of space and freedom.
- Guest Tony (Bray, Co Wicklow, Ireland)
- Date of stay 06/05/10
- Review Submitted 09/18/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Best birthday ever!
Best birthday ever!
This house was the perfect location to spend my birthday with family and friends! We had 23 people off and on over 2 weeks and the house never felt crowded. The bedrooms were spacious and well-equipped. The kitchen was great as was the rest of the house. It was elegant but not stuffy. We cooked several meals in but if we didn't want to, it was a 2 minute walk to the cutest town to wonderful restaurtants and pubs for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can find good music in the town every night. Very friendly town and a most gracious and accommodating host in Shane O'Grady. Everything was taken care of and if any problems arose they were handled immediately. He really went the extra mile! For the birthday evening, we had Gillian cook a fabulous dinner and dessert and then two local artists from the town came up and played for us. Shane helped arrange it all. It was absolutely the highlight of the trip. This is also a wonderful location to be able to make lots of day trips to beautiful sights; the abbey, the ocean the quaint little towns. We cycled, climbed mountains etc. Can't wait to go back!!!
- Guest Kathy (Washington, DC)
- Date of stay 07/17/10
- Review Submitted 09/16/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Summer Wedding break with family and friends
Summer Wedding break with family and friends
We got married in Clifden at the end of August this year, and having stayed in Seaside Cottage, one of Shane and Rachel's other properties, earlier in the year, we decided to rent each of the houses at Sunnybank for friends and family. We all arrived on Saturday afternoon after a long trip to find Shane there to welcome us. He knew all about the wedding and from our arrival couldn't do enough to assist. The house was spotless, huge, beautiful - plus the fire was on and he'd left us some lovely things to eat and drink (wine, fruit, smoked salmon etc) in the kitchen. Everyone that stayed couldn't get over the decor in the houses, each is absolutely dead on. There are all the modern amenities in the houses. There's lots of space outside, the garden is lovely and really well maintained...it was great having the heated pool sauna and tennis courts for all the children - plus Sunnybank is a 2 minute walk down the hill to the centre of town. Guy's Bar is the nicest bar with the best food, EJ Kings is great to sit outside on a nice day too. Our favourite beach in the area was alongside Connemara Golf Course, about 15 mins drive. Apparently the course if great too but the beach was beautiful - white sand, dead calm crystal clear water, rocks and horse riding down the road, we went swimming. The day of our wedding we actually just had everybody back to the big house for a bite to eat (tShane put us in touch with the cook Gillian, she is highly recommended we're all still talking about her dishes!) and speeches in the living room. It was really perfect for us. The whole weekend was perfect for us really - the pictures on the website are great for showing the size and decor of the houses so check them out. Obviously the houses wouldn't be classed as budget accomodation but for the location, quality, size, and 'customer service' (you don't feel like a 'customer' really) you receive I think the houses are bang on price-wise - really worth the money, plus I think I saw some discount vouchers for Guy's Bar in one of the houses so ask about that...Clifden itself is great craic with really friendly tourists, good mix of bars, close to beaches and places like Kylemore Abbey - and Connemara is the most beautiful scenic part of Ireland in my view, the lakes, the colours and scope of the landscape are pretty breathtaking, you get a great view of this when driving from Galway to the town. We're already planning on returning for my Dad's 70th next year. Honestly - faultless!
- Guest Anna (north yorkshire)
- Date of stay 08/28/10
- Review Submitted 09/14/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
This is a great spot for a family or friends holiday. We (the extended family and friends) spent a week there and had a great time. It's a huge house with plenty of room. Loads of living rooms, two big open fires and decent size bedrooms all with their own bathrooms. There is a tennis court,sauna and a pool (which wasnt in use when we were there). All very well kept We could walk down to the town square in a minute for shopping or pints. Good choice of pubs and live music.The owners have a Pub downtown and we had lunch there nearly everyday, very good fish and chips!. Its a really nice town, we all enjoyed it, The elders went sightseeing to Kylemore Abbey and the Killary Fjord, while we wandered the local beaches... and pubs . Oh, and we went to a show in the local theatre, hilarious. This doubles as a cinema as well ! Would recommend for a group or family, very comfortable and smart without being overly formal.
- Guest cdeputy (Cork)
- Date of stay 01/03/09
- Review Submitted 02/25/09
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Nov 1 - Nov 1, 2013
2 night min stay
Nov 2 - Dec 20, 2013
2 night min stay
Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2013
7 night min stay
Dec 28 - Jan 4, 2014
7 night min stay
Jan 5 - Apr 25, 2014
2 night min stay
Apr 26 - Jun 27, 2014
2 night min stay
Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2014
7 night min stay
Aug 30 - Jan 2, 2015
2 night min stay
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- Nearest Airport: Knock Airport at 116 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Dublin / Dun Laoighre at 300 Kilometres
- Nearest Train: Galway at 78 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: Galway at 78 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Clifden beach at 1 Kilometres
- Nearest Barpub: Clifden Town at 0.1 Kilometres
- Nearest Golf: Connemara Golf Club at 15 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Clifden town at 0.1 Kilometres
About the owner: ** ABOUT US** We live close by our holiday properties and are on hand to meet you when you arrive, to ensure you get settled in. Our aim is to provide a luxurious home away from home. When you arrive you will find the house fully set up, warm and cosy with fires lighting, and a welcome pack. The bedrooms and bathrooms are presented like hotel rooms with crisp white linen, towels and toiletries. We also provide a comprehensive information folder, with details of local amenities, services, maps and walking guides. ***** A LITTLE HISTORY****** The O’Grady Family purchased the Sunnybank estate in 1977. One of the oldest buildings in the locality, the Main House was built by John D’arcy who founded Clifden town in 1823. During 2002, Sunnybank House was extensively renovated into a luxurious holiday property and offers an outstanding holiday experience for larger groups with a private outdoor heated pool, sauna, extensive gardens. We purchased Sunnybank Cottage ( a neighbouring property) in 2004. It is a listed building and again one of the original houses of the town. It was completely renovated whilst retaining all the best of its original features and is now a luxurious and cosy version of the original cottage with the best of modern conveniences. The houses are furnished with a mix of antique or old country furniture, with the best quality of fixtures and fittings, bedding and household appliances. Each winter we spend time maintaining, improving or adding to each property in order to maintain standards.... We hope you enjoy !
Why the Owner Chose Clifden:
“An Absolutely Accommodating Place!” - Guest review August 2012 My extended family of 28 members recently returned from our dream trip to Ireland. We spent a week in Clifden renting both Sunnybank House and Lodge. It was so good that we found a place where we could all stay together and the location of Sunnybank is ideal. It is just a few minutes walk right into town and everyday we were able to make excursions out in the surrounding areas and easily return to Sunnybank so it was a great central location to stay in to tour the area. We were met by Shane who turned out to be the most accommodating host you can imagine answering all our questions and helping us with anything that came up. He arranged for my 81 year old Father and my brothers to play in Guy's Pub several evenings and this was an experience of a lifetime for my Father. We will forever be thankful to Shane for making that happen. The accommodations were wonderful, fully equipped kitchens, beautiful decor, inviting outside areas, and comfortable bedrooms. If you are traveling with a group this is a perfect location even if you have little ones. They provided us with highchairs and baby cots as we had 3 babies in our group. We used the kitchens quite a bit as we prepared breakfast every morning and cooked out a couple of nights using the outdoor grill. We also availed ourselves of having a local person, Gillian, prepare us a meal one evening that was quite delicious. We had been out touring all day and it was wonderful to arrive back and smell the meal she had prepared for us. All in all, I have to say that Sunnybank is one of the most accommodating places that I have stayed of all my trips to Europe. My family and I very much enjoyed our stay there and I would highly recommend Sunnybank House and Lodge! Thank you Shane for everything!
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
“The Perfect Place to Call Home in Ireland” - Guest review - June 2012 I cannot say enough about how wonderful a time my family (21 in total between two houses) had staying at Sunnybank House. The space is amazing... beautiful and welcoming. Shane and Rachael are so helpful and there is nothing to want for in this gorgeous house. The kitchen and expansive dining table were perfect for the nights in. The area is perfect for all ages. The proximity to the town for a nightly pub crawl made it really feel like home. It's just a place to return to again and again as the people of Clifden and the spectacular environment are not to be missed. We really hated to leave. “Complete Connemara luxury!” Guest review May 2012 We held our wedding in Sunnybank House, we stayed for the May bank holiday weekend with our family and we couldn't recommend it highly enough. It was the perfect venue for our special day and our family and friends were blown away by it's luxury and uniqueness. Shane the owner was the perfect host and it's location right in the heart of Clifden was excellent. We were sad to leave and definitely hope to return one day! A truly memorable stay
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Sunnybank House outside
Pool area & Sauna
Turf fire in the front living room
Dining room - with 15 ft French mahogany table
Turf fire in the television room
Ensuite bathroom - upstairs
Upstairs bedroom- Double and single bed
Upstairs double bedroom
View from an upstairs front window
View from front of house up to the Tennis Court and car park
The pool and sauna by night from upstairs
Pool area and outdoor eating terrace from one of the upper gardens
The main hallway from the front porch
Front living room
Main kitchen leading into the pantry and utility kitchen
Utility room with double fridge, ice machine, washing facilities etc..
Sunnybank House- Master bedroom- downstairs
Room 1 - King size bed- Downstairs
Upstairs bedroom overlooking the front gardens
Upstairs King size double - top of stairs overlooking the south gardens
Orchard and herb garden above the car park and tennis court