“Our time in Mannin Beg was fantastic. Jane was super welcoming and generous, communicating with us before and after our stay.. Her house is amazing! It is clean, comfortable, so well equipped and beautifully situated. The kids had a ball on the beach, climbing and running. The lack of wifi and tv meant we got out the boardgames and lego, did some baking, got outdoors in the rain and had a lot of fun. ”
“We were fortunate to have the opportunity of staying for a second time at Jane's beautiful and luxurious holiday home. It has stunning views of the Mannin Bay and the Twelve Bens mountain range with the remarkable and ever changing skies. The stunning beach is only a few minutes walk from the house and we were spoilt for choice with the many walks, hiking trails and restaurants throughout Connemara. Highly recommended! ”
“An absolutely gorgeous house in a stunning location, complete with the beautiful Connemara ponies just in front of the house. We had such a wonderful stay!!! Magical!!! And Jane was so nice, helpful and easy-going in all her communications with us! Thanks Jane for sharing your piece of paradise with us!!!:-)”
“This property and surrounding sea and mountain views are so special, including the beautiful Connemara ponies that came to visit every day. My family and I arrived for a week to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. We were bowled over by the property and the ambience that Jane has created in her home. She has thought of everything. It oozes style, charm and personality. The property would suit so many travellers. A real getaway from it all and a wonderful base to explore beautiful Connemara with it's wonderful landscapes and friendly villages and towns offering great food, crafts and hospitality. Jane was extremely kind and helpful as this was our first Love Home Swap experience and one in which we feel will be hard to match. ”
Where is it?
Mannin Bay is a SAC (Special area of Conservation) and is a remote and beautiful part of the west coast of Ireland. The Mannin beach area is sand dune commonage grazed by sheep belonging to local farmers. In summer (July & August) the beach is busy but out of season you will mostly have it to yourself! Dogs must be kept under control on the sand dunes and beach. Ballyconneely is the nearest village, very typically Irish with a pub, Keoghs (bar food all year), a church, a small primary school, and two local shops. From the house the village is about 10 minutes drive, 35 minutes walk or 15 minute cycle (longer with kids!).
The nearest town is Clifden which has many cafes, bars, tourist shops and is a busy hub for all activities in the summer. Quieter out of season the town retains its charm and caters for visitors year round.
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