Luxury in Connemara, walk to Atlantic beach

Luxury in Connemara, walk to Atlantic beach

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home is a luxurious, modern stone house which sleeps 8; a tranquil rural retreat; spectacular sea views; a walk to a secluded sandy beach. We are on the famous Wild Atlantic Way. We are a 15 minute walk along the seashore to Spiddal village. Galway city is 20 minutes away by car. Our home is equipped to the highest standard including free broadband access. There is a spacious living room with a cathedral ceiling, a solid fuel stove, a flatscreen T.V and hi-fi system which is overlooked by a gallery (playroom). The TV room includes satellite reception, surround sound and DVD player.We have a snooker room with an 8ft table and all necessary accessories. The bedrooms are large and comfortable. Of the 4, two are ensuite. We have an open plan living area which includes a wooden kitchen, fully equipped with all modern utilities, a breakfast bar, a cosy seated area with stove and T.V and a dining bay with a wall-to-wall window to maximize the views of the Atlantic Ocean and The Burren, County Clare.

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  1. We are a married couple with 3 children, a 18 year old daughter and 16 year old twin boys.

  2. We are both teachers and experienced house swappers who have been exchanging for over 10 years. We love to travel during our holidays.

  3. We are keen gardeners and grow our own vegetables.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

We live on a quiet country lane,a walk from Spiddal village(An Spidéal),which boasts beautiful sandy, blue-flagged beaches, restaurants, shops.The pubs are lively and inviting,a great way to hear traditional Irish music being played live and taste a creamy pint of Guinness! As Spiddal is in 'The Gaeltacht'(Irish speaking area)you can hear the language spoken by the locals. There is also a wonderful craft centre in the village where local craftspeople make and sell their wares( t-shirts, jewellery, music instruments, pottery, wooden crafts etc.). The craft centre also boasts a wonderful coffee shop. We are 20 minutes from Galway city which needs no introduction. In Summer it's a hive of activity with The Galway Races, the world renowned Galway Arts festival and in May 2009 it hosted The Volvo Ocean Race. The Volvo returned to Galway in early July 2012 when the city had the honour of staging the final leg of the race. Galway City (population 80, 000) is the main tourist region and University City in the West of Ireland. It is a must visit on any trip to Ireland according to all the best tourist Guides - FODORs etc.Our home is a great gateway to Connemara, Lough Corrib and the must-see Aran Islands. You are guaranteed a memorable holiday!

Buzzy restaurants
O'Grady's, The Twelve and Donnelly's in Barna. Numerous restaurants in Galway City.
Cool bars
Giblins and An Nead in Spiddal. The Quays and The King's Head in Galway
Cozy cafés
Builin Blasta in Spiddal. Pascal's and McCambridges Galway.
Retail therapy
Standun's in Spiddal. Numerous shopping centres in Galway
Bit of culture
Traditional music and Irish language in Spiddal pubs.
Walks in the park
Barna Woods. Connemara National Park.Lady Gregory's House in Coole Park, Renville Park in Oranmore.
Spot of exercise
Swim in the Atlantic Ocean on our doorstep. Dive in the ocean at Blackrock, Salthill. Numerous local walks in the immediate area. Run along the beachfront.
Day tripping
Visit the Aran Islands, The Burren, Galway City, Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey, Ashford Castle, Roundstone and Cliften

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