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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.

SUNNYBANK HOUSE

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.

For further information, photos, maps, reviews and special offers you can also visit our website by clicking on the link further down the page.

-Offering private and quiet locations within a stones throw of the town. Also ideal for larger families, groups and small weddings.

You can also follow us on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/ConnemaraRentals for updates and news of local events, festivals and special offers

** 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.

*****CONNEMARA******

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: info@connemaraadventure.ie Tel : 087 358 3797 or 087 276 7518

************HORSE RIDING*************
A number of riding schools in the area offer pony trekking or lessons for all ages. Try Errislannan Manor, Tel: 095 21134 Email errislannanmanor@eircom.net or Cleggan Riding School Tel : 095 44746


********SAILING ********
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


********FISHING*******************
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.


Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 8000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered
              • Children Welcome
              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 6: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 7: 1 double

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              • Bedroom 8: 1 double

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              • Bedroom 9: 1 double

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              • Bedroom 10: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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              • Bedroom 11: 1 king

                Set up as a twin...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 king

                Can be a twin or a triple...moreless

              • Bedrooms 1,2 and 3 are on the ground floor and all other rooms are on the first floor. All bedrooms have their own bathrooms all with showers, some with both bath and shower. You can see an accommodation plan, detailing each bedroom on our website - see link below....moreless

              Bathrooms: 11 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Bathroom 6: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Bathroom 7: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Bathroom 8: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 9: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 10: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 11: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 12: toilet

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              • All bedrooms have a bathroom en suite. White cotton towels and face cloths are provided. Gilchrist & Soames soap, shampoo, shower gel are provided. Loo roll provided....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • 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

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    Large Television and DVD player in the Television room with free to air channels...moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    IPOD dock and separate stereo system provided....moreless

                  • Books:

                    Library stocked full of books...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    small selection of board games...moreless

                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • CD Player
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • DVD Player
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids

                  Theme

                  • Luxury
                  • Family

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Marina

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

                  • Babysitter
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat

                  Location Type

                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Town
                  • Beach
                  • Mountain
                  • Village

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Mountain Biking

                  Arrival Day

                      • Saturday

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining Room
                          • Dining:

                            Full length french mahogany dining table....moreless

                          • Seating for 20 people

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              General

                              • PC
                              • Firewood
                              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                                Wood decked Sauna located beside the pool...moreless

                              • Washing Machine:

                                Two washing machines - 1 commercial and 1 domestic and one large dryer...moreless

                              • Parking Off Street:

                                Can accommodate upto 7 cars...moreless

                              • Living Room:

                                Large front living room with open turf fire, separate library/reading room and TV room with turf fire...moreless

                              • Heating:

                                Oil pwered central heating throughout....moreless

                              • Linens Provided:

                                Good quality white cotton linen used throughout...moreless

                              • Parking:

                                Large car park area between the house and the Tennis Court...moreless

                              • Internet:

                                Wireless broadband...moreless

                              • Towels Provided:

                                White cotton towels provided...moreless

                              • Clothes Dryer:

                                Large commercial size clothes dryer machine...moreless

                              • Fireplace:

                                Large open fireplaces in the the Living room and in the television room...moreless

                              • Iron & Board
                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Filtered Water
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Laundry Soap
                              • Local Activities Guide
                              • Local Maps
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Shampoo
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Computer Available

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional

                                  Kitchen

                                  • Mini Refrigerator
                                  • Oven:

                                    Large double oven below the gas hob. smaller electric wall mounted oven. Microwave oven....moreless

                                  • Toaster:

                                    Two large toasters...moreless

                                  • Cooking Utensils:

                                    Domestic and catering cooking utensils including small to large pots, pans, serving dishes, oven dishes, mixing bowls. Large Kenwood food processor and smaller processors....moreless

                                  • Coffee Maker:

                                    Coffee machine and cafetieres...moreless

                                  • Pantry Items:

                                    Second fridge, larder, Ice machine , preparation and washup area. Extra storage- utility area including washing facilities....moreless

                                  • Kitchen:

                                    The main kitchen and pantry kitchen have recently undergone a full refurbishment in order to further improve the dining in experience for large parties. ...moreless

                                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                                    Ample crockery, cutlery and glassware for 24 + people including second settings. Lots of kitchen ware, utensils and condiments. ...moreless

                                  • Dishwasher:

                                    Large domestic dishwasher in the main kitchen and small catering dishwasher in the pantry kitchen....moreless

                                  • Refrigerator:

                                    Large american Fridge and Freezer in the pantry kitchen, undercounter fridge in the main kitchen, storage fridge in the store room and full ice making machine....moreless

                                  • Stove:

                                    Large six ring Siemens gas hob...moreless

                                  • Microwave:

                                    Integrated microwave...moreless

                                  • Freezer
                                  • Kitchenette
                                  • 4 Ring Stove
                                  • Grill
                                  • Blender
                                  • Ice Maker
                                  • Stove

                                  Outside

                                  • Barbecue
                                  • Tennis Court
                                  • Terrace
                                  • Beach Towels
                                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                  • Patio
                                  • Porch / Veranda
                                  • Lawn / Garden:

                                    The house is surrounded by mature sloping gardens ...moreless

                                  • Deck / Patio:

                                    Terrace area surrounding the pool with outdoor dining furniture...moreless

                                  • Tennis:

                                    Tennis Court located in the grounds of the house...moreless

                                  • Golf:

                                    Championship Golf Course 15 mins drive...moreless

                                  • Outdoor Grill:

                                    Large Weber gas BBQ...moreless

                                  • Beach Chairs

                                  Pool / Spa

                                  • Sauna:

                                    Private wood panelled sauna located in the pool area...moreless

                                  • Private Pool:

                                    Private outdoor heated pool - heated from May to September. Use of indoor pool in private leisure centre - 3 mins walk from the house - all year around...moreless

                                  • Outdoor Pool
                                  • Heated Pool

                                  property descriptor

                                      • Detached
                                       

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                                      Rental basis: Per property
                                      Rental rates quoted in:
                                      Dates Nightly Wknd Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event
                                      Winter
                                      Mar 1 - Apr 25, 2014
                                      2 night min stay

                                      €2,500 €4,500

                                      Apr 26 - Jun 27, 2014
                                      2 night min stay

                                      €2,500 €5,000

                                      Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2014
                                      7 night min stay

                                      €6,500

                                      Aug 30 - Jan 2, 2015
                                      2 night min stay

                                      €4,750

                                      Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (€) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.


                                      Additional information about rental rates:

                                      Rates: The rates quoted are fully inclusive except for utilities i.e. electricity and oil. These are metered and charged at national domestic rates, as consumed, and are payable on departure. Approx. utilities for a week in Sunnybank House at full occupancy : €150.00 - €250.00 Booking: A 30 % deposit is required to secure your booking and the balance of payment is due by 120 days prior to arrival. If you are booking within 120 days prior to arrival, payment of the full rate is required. Payment: Payment can be made by credit card or by bank transfer. Credit card payments can be made through the secure booking form on our website or over the phone.
                                      Cancellations: Cancellations made up to 6 months prior to arrival, all payments will be refunded. Cancellations made up to 120 days prior to arrival, deposit non refundable. Cancellations made within 120 days prior to arrival, full payment is non refundable. In the event that we can re sell cancelled dates, we will refund all payments less the costs of re selling or discounting the rate. Security Deposit: A security deposit will be required on arrival of €1000 and can be paid in cash or by credit card. This is standard procedure in case of breakages, damage or soiling, and we would ask that you inform us of same, should it occur. The deposit will be returned to you on departure.
                                      All basics are provided including; All linen and towels, loo roll, soap, Gilchrist and Soames shampoo, soap and shower gel. Kitchen basics washing up liquid, cloths, tea towels, condiments, oil etc. Peat briquettes and firelighters. We also provide a welcome pack - the contents of which depend on what is available on the day- An example would be ; A selection of Irish cheese, Pate, locally smoked salmon, grapes, lemons, fresh brown bread, milk, butter, Coffee and wine ***Two week stays include full cleaning on the middle saturday*** ** Short breaks/ weekends available from September to May from €2500.00 for a 2 or 3 or 4 night stay********* Discounts available for multiple week or property bookings***** Please see our web site for special offers****** Your stay also includes access to The Station House Leisure Centre,

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                                      Location

                                      116 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Airport
                                      Knock Airport
                                      300 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Ferry
                                      Dublin / Dun Laoighre
                                      78 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Train
                                      Galway
                                      78 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Motorway
                                      Galway
                                      1 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Beach
                                      Clifden beach
                                      0.1 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Barpub
                                      Clifden Town
                                      15 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Golf
                                      Connemara Golf Club
                                      0.1 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Restaurant
                                      Clifden town

                                      Car: Recommended

                                      Clifden is the Capital of Connemara recognised as one of the most scenic and unspoilt regions in Europe. One hour from Galway City and Westport, the area is blessed with stunning beaches, mountains, Connemara National Park, and traditional irish fishing villages. Clifden has a population of 1000 people and is a vibrant cultural town with many Restaurants, Pubs, shops ,weekly local market.

                                      An excellent base for discovering the real Ireland, it is unrivalled in its beauty and heritage. Unusually nowadays you will find a deserted beach, and can stroll throughout the countryside at your will where you will view spectacular scenery, connemara ponies, wildlife, flora and fauna.

                                      Knock Airport : 2hrs drive- Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Flybe, Lufthansa, BMI

                                      Shannon Airport : 2.5 hours drive- Ryanair, Aer Lingus, British Airways- United and Delta (from the USA)

                                      Dublin Airport : 4 hours drive - Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Aer Arann, Flybe, British Airways, BMI, Delta, United, US Airways

                                      Other Activities: Golf, Fishing,Festivals, Connemara national Park, Kylemore Abbey, Inishbofin Island, Walking tours, stunning beaches, killary adventure centre,

                                      Golf: 'Nestled between the scenic splendour of the 12 Bens mountain range and the rugged Atlantic ocean, lies Connemara Golf Links. From the testing dog leg opening hole through to the breathtaking back 9, which have been acknowledged as the 'equal to any in the world', Connemara is an enduring monument to its designer Eddie Hackett.

                                      Hackett graciously acknowledged that the rugged landscape of Connemara contributed greatly to the uniqueness of the design. His deft ability to enhance what nature presented him with results ìn a dramatic championship course, ready made to tempt those who savour beauty - and a beast!'

                                      Located 10 miles from clifden town:

                                      Connemara Golf Club is a championship links course overlooking the Atlantic. From the testing dog-leg opening hole through to the breathtaking back 9, which have been acknowledged as the “equal to any in the world”. They offer very reasonable green fees all-year-round. Or why not use your time off to take golf lessons with a view to improving your swing or just getting started.

                                      http://www.connemaragolflinks.com/ Tel: 095- 23502 or 095- 23602

                                      Ski: ***************Music, Theatre and Cinema**************

                                      There is live music all-year-round in Clifden, ranging from local traditional sessions in the pubs, contemporary live bands, music festivals, Irish dancing shows, local theatre to a full arts and culture schedule at certain times of the year. We have a small cinema and theatre also see www.stationhousetheatre.com.

                                      There are many other activities and sights to see – details of which are updated every season. You can easily find out about these once you arrive in Clifden by calling into our tourist office or picking up the local free newspaper in any newsagent or see www.visitconnemara.com for news of local events

                                      Here are some other useful sites for planning your visit:

                                      www.connemara.net – including a weekly schedule of what’s on around the town

                                      www.discoverireland.com - events and festivals throughout the country

                                       

                                      Owner info

                                      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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                                      Speaks: french, english

                                       

                                      Photos

                                      • Sunnybank House outside

                                        Sunnybank House outside

                                      • Pool area & Sauna

                                        Pool area & Sauna

                                      • Turf fire in the front living room

                                        Turf fire in the front living room

                                      • Dining room - with 15 ft French mahogany table

                                        Dining room - with 15 ft French mahogany table

                                      • Turf fire in the television room

                                        Turf fire in the television room

                                      • Ensuite bathroom - upstairs

                                        Ensuite bathroom - upstairs

                                      • Upstairs bedroom- Double and single bed

                                        Upstairs bedroom- Double and single bed

                                      • Upstairs double bedroom

                                        Upstairs double bedroom

                                      • View from an upstairs front window

                                        View from an upstairs front window

                                      • View from front of house up to the Tennis Court and car park

                                        View from front of house up to the Tennis Court and car park

                                      • The pool and sauna by night from upstairs

                                        The pool and sauna by night from upstairs

                                      • Pool area and outdoor eating terrace from one of the upper gardens

                                        Pool area and outdoor eating terrace from one of the upper gardens

                                      • The main hallway from the front porch

                                        The main hallway from the front porch

                                      • Front living room

                                        Front living room

                                      • Main kitchen leading into the pantry and utility kitchen

                                        Main kitchen leading into the pantry and utility kitchen

                                      • Utility room with double fridge, ice machine, washing facilities etc..

                                        Utility room with double fridge, ice machine, washing facilities etc..

                                      • Sunnybank House- Master bedroom- downstairs

                                        Sunnybank House- Master bedroom- downstairs

                                      • Room 1 - King size bed- Downstairs

                                        Room 1 - King size bed- Downstairs

                                      • Upstairs bedroom overlooking the front gardens

                                        Upstairs bedroom overlooking the front gardens

                                      • Upstairs King size double - top of stairs overlooking the south gardens

                                        Upstairs King size double - top of stairs overlooking the south gardens

                                      • Orchard and herb garden above the car park and tennis court

                                        Orchard and herb garden above the car park and tennis court

                                      €4,750 - €6,500 per week (EUR)
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                                      11 Bedroom / 11.5 Bathroom
                                      Sleeps 24

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