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Connemara Seaside Property - Dara-Bru na Mara

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Description

Dara-Bru na Mara: Carna, County Galway Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 50766ha

Dara is a modern comfortably furnished and fully equipped 4 bedroom, pine-floored 200 sq metre house. It has a spacious and comfortable Sitting-room area, Large Kitchen/Dining room, full Bathroom, Laundry facilities, and private outside patio area overlooking the harbour. It is scenically situated at the edge of the Atlantic, in a calm, peaceful, relaxing atmosphere overlooking a small harbour. It is ideal for family holidays or touring groups, as it is an perfect base for exploring and enjoying South and West Connemara, with its panoramic views of coastline, islands, inlets, hills and mountains. The spectacular surroundings, rich in both flora and fauna are also ideal for fishing and birdwatching. The beautiful unspoiled white sand beaches at Moyrus and Mynish are also extremely popular with children. The house is the ideal base for a comfortable, restful and relaxing holiday, with so much outdoor activity on your doorstep.

About the Property

Properties ranging from 1-4 bedrooms, sleeping 2-8 and 1-2 bathrooms

Bru na Mara is a beautiful complex just outside Carna on the Wild Atlantic Way, that combines traditional design with modern comfort. The site overlooks a small harbour, and has spectacular views of the sea, the historic Mason and St MacDara's islands, and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Situated in the south west corner of Connemara, the complex is an ideal location for touring and exploring Connemara and South Mayo. Carna, which is situated in the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking region) is an important centre for Traditional singing, music, and dancing, with weekly sessions in neighbouring Kilkieran. There are a host of activities within easy reach, including a number of spectacular, unspoiled white sand beaches at Moyrus, (1.5 km) Mynish (7 km) and Callowfinish (8 km). The area is also ideal for walking or cycling, with little traffic, stunning views, and the cleanest air in Europe.

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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, Irish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017
 

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Property Type

  • House
  • 200 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    The shore outside the door is a world of wonder for children. Pond life, sea-weeds, molusks, sand, seashells, shore flowers and plants enthral the young. They enjoy seeing lobsters, creyfish and crabs landed by the fishermen on the pier....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    For semi-mobile guests. Shower is over bath....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom: 1 double

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  • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom: 3 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

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  • 1 double bedroom, 1 room with 3 singles, 1 room with 2 singles, studio room with 1 single. Fold-up bed and cot also available....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

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  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

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  • Power showers throughout.

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The dining area is part of a spacious kitchen ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    free wi-fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Welcome Pack: Bread, Butter, Cheese, Eggs, Milk, Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Wine....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

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Location

133 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Knock
5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Carna
300 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Dublin
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Connemara Championship Golf links
80 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Galway
80 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
M6 Galway City
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Carna
20 Metres
Nearest Beach
Mace

Car: Recommended

Bru Na Mara is 5 km South West of Carna village beside Mace Pier. Go through the village of Carna, take the first left turn after approximately 2.5 km west of Carna. At the next Y junction keep right and turn right at the next junction after approximately 300 metres. Continue down this road until you reach the house at Mace Pier.

Bru na Mara provides traditional yet ultra modern self-catering accommodation 'at the quiet end of Europe'.

Ideal for cycling, hill-walking, rock-climbing, treeking, horse-riding, golf, pitch and putt, swimming, surfing, scuba-diving, canoeing, fishing, boating, sailing and sailing festivals. A haven for botanists, bird-watchers, artists and writers. Renowned for Irish language, traditional singing, music, dance, pre-historic and medieval remains.

Good food and drink available locally in a relaxed athmosphere. The area is famous for its lamb and seafood. Within driving distance of Roundstone, Clifden, Letterfrack, Kylemore Abbey, Killary , Aran Ils.

Other Activities: painting, pitch and putt ,Scuba Diving.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2001

About: My Name is Riona-Connolly Green, and I am a retired second-level teacher. I live here in Bru na Mara with my husband and my dog "Spot." We have a son and daughter who work elsewhere. My family started running Bru Na Mara as a guest house in 1933, and we re-opened as a high quality totally renovated Self Catering Accommodation centre in 2003. While teaching offered its own rewards, in helping young people reach their potential over the course of the school year, operating holiday accommodation is very different in that every week new people arrive, usually desperately in need of a rest and relaxation, and at the end of their stay they leave transformed for the better.

Why Carna, Co. Galway, Ireland:
I grew up in this house, and running this business has given me the opportunity to meet and welcome people from all over the world, of all nationalities, and allowed me to share with them the incredible beauty of my native area which I so cherish. I have travelled all over the world in the course of my life, and it's very rare to be able to find a place like Connemara with six entirely different types of landscape within minutes of each other. (Coastal, Mountain, Bogland, Lakeland, Fjord, Meadow) So it is a matter of immense pride that people from all over the world come to the area I grew up in to enjoy it's unique culture and extraordinary natural beauty.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The air in Mace Head is so pure that it is the site of one of the most important atmospheric research stations on the European continent. The air comes directly across the Atlantic, and supports a wide variety of fragile and rare plant and lichen species. The proliferation of wild flowers and plants is extraordinary. The Views from the premises include Mountains, Islands and Coast, and at night time, you can see stars. In fact you are so far from sources of light pollution that you can see all the stars. You are right on the very edge of the entire European landmass where it is possible to get away from the world if only for a short time, and get back in touch with the beauty of nature. I can guarantee you, that wherever you are reading this, that the Carna area is about as different from where you are right now as it's possible to get. And Bru Na Mara is the ideal place to stay to enjoy this unique part of the world.


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Speaks: english, Irish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

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