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

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Last updated: 09/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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

More photos of the house and area which give a fuller feel of the place can be found on www.maxxbayfield.com or by clicking on the link above the photos section on this site.

Bayfield can sleep up to 12 people in comfort and is also a perfect setting for smaller numbers as well as a great setting for a romantic get away just using the ground floor rooms. There are three e-suite doubles, one twin-room and one double/bunk-room (with a double bed plus a bunk bed). A cot is also available on request. All of the rooms are spacious, comfortable and airy as is the rest of the house. The generously sized kitchen is modern and well equipped and has a very large dining table that is great for big dinners. There are three sitting rooms; the largest has big comfortable sofas, an open fire and some great DVDs to watch; the second overlooks the orchard with views down to the water in one direction and up to the mountains of the Burren in the other; and the third is a reading balcony that sits just one person very comfortably and looks out over the fields out to Galway Bay - an ideal place to chill out with a cup of tea / glass of wine and a good book! The two larger sitting rooms are sound proofed from the main house so ideal for noisy kids in the morning or noisy adults in the evening.

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

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

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

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

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

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Kids love the bunk bed room. Cot available on request. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

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

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    En-suite...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    En-suite...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    En-suite...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 bunk bed

    ...moreless

  • 5 bedrooms comprising: 3 very spacious double en-suite rooms (2 x Kings sized beds and one double); 1 adult twin room; 1 large bunk room with a double bed and a large bunk bed. Cot also available on request ...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

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

  • Music Library:

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

  • Television:

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

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

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

  • Ocean View:

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

  • Rural:

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

  • Village:

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

  • Water View:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    A huge dining table perfect for large dinners. There is also an outside dining terrace with great views of the Burren hills and the sea and perfect for BBQs. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WIFI is available...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens and bath towels are provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

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

  • Parking:

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

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

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

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

Outside

  • Bicycles:

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

  • Golf:

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

  • Lawn / Garden:

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

  • Outdoor Grill:

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer 2016
Sep 4 - Oct 22, 2016
4 night min stay

$1,685
Cozy Months 2016
Oct 23 - Dec 21, 2016
4 night min stay

$1,555
Christmas and New Year 16/17
Dec 22 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,203
Pre Spring 2017
Jan 8 - Mar 4, 2017
4 night min stay

$1,425
Spring 2017
Mar 5 - Apr 8, 2017
4 night min stay

$1,749
Easter weeks
Apr 9 - Apr 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,008
Spring-Summer 2017
Apr 23 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,008
Summer 2017
Jun 24 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,268
Late Summer 2017
Sep 10 - Oct 28, 2017
4 night min stay

$2,008
Cozy Months 2017
Oct 29 - Dec 20, 2017
4 night min stay

$1,620
Christmas and New Year 2017
Dec 21 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,073
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,749

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Notes:

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

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

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

Bathroom towels and bed linen are provided.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 09/24/2016
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Location

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

Car: Recommended

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1860

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

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The house, the rooms and the gardens are all extremely spacious. Multiple sitting areas each with its own charm means that even with a full house there is plenty of space. Something that people really appreciate about Bayfield is that the main living/sitting room is in an adjoining building connected by a small hallway which means that adults can stay up later without waking sleeping children. (Likewise in the morning children can play in the living room if they wake up early!). The house is surrounded by beautiful fields with grazing horses, cows and sheep. Kids love it but I think adults appreciate it even more. The sea is so close that you can walk down to the beach with your cup of coffee and it will still be warm when you get there. We often do this! No matter what the weather it is a lovely place to be. Have a look at www.maxxbayfield.com which has more pictures and more information.


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Bayfield House in early spring.

    Bayfield House in early spring.

  • Side view showing the two sitting rooms and the kitchen at the back of the house

    Side view showing the two sitting rooms and the kitchen at the back of the house

  • The garden room looking over the orchard/garden
 with BBQ and large garden table

    The garden room looking over the orchard/garden with BBQ and large garden table

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

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

  • One of the three en suite bathrooms.

    One of the three en suite bathrooms.

  • The twin room with views out over the orchard and up to the hills of the Burren.

    The twin room with views out over the orchard and up to the hills of the Burren.

  • Views from the nearby Abbey Hill. There are great walks and views all around.

    Views from the nearby Abbey Hill. There are great walks and views all around.

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

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

  • 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

  • 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)

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

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

  • Bayfield's kitchen.

    Bayfield's kitchen.

  • One of the 3 double en suite rooms. Views to the sea & up to the hills from bed.

    One of the 3 double en suite rooms. Views to the sea & up to the hills from bed.

  • One of the en suite bathrooms.

    One of the en suite bathrooms.

  • One of the three en suite double bedrooms with views of Galway bay from the bed

    One of the three en suite double bedrooms with views of Galway bay from the bed

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

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

  • The lookout perch which looks out over the front field to Galway Bay.

    The lookout perch which looks out over the front field to Galway Bay.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

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Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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