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Clifden 14.5 miles; Connemara National Park 25 miles; Galway 48 miles.
Roundstone, in the Connemara region, County Galway, lies on the western arm of Bertraghboy Bay. The entrance to Roundstone harbour is marked by a large, round stone, and the bay itself is often referred to as Round-Stone Haven. Roundstone offers pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops and a children’s playground, plus there is a traditional Irish night in the Summer and a number of festivals take place throughout the year. The village is very popular with artists both local and international, and plays host to the Roundstone Arts Week, a prominent date in the Irish arts calendar. Roundstone is full of historical and geographical points of interest including the remains of a monument to St Brendan, an impressive lighthouse and the bell tower of the Franciscan Monastery, which now stands in the Michael Killeen Park. Just 10 miles from Roundstone is Connemara Golf Club and further afield, there is great scenery to enjoy either on foot, cycle or in the car. The lively town of Clifden has lots if interesting things to see, while the Connemara National Park is just a little further.
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Roundstone 2.5 miles. Resting in picturesque Roundstone Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, is the island of Innishnee, home to this charming Roundstone cottage. Delightfully presented and well-equipped, this Roundstone cottage represents the best of the west, located as it is in the famous Connemara region of County Galway. Three clean, comfortable, double bedrooms offer ideal sleeping accommodation and this Roundstone cottage is perfectly suited for friends seeking to experience the beauty of the region, or indeed for a break with family or loved ones. Despite its island location, this cottage near Roundstone is easily accessible from the mainland via a modern bridge and is just a short drive to Roundstone, a pretty fishing village bustling during the summer months thanks to the selection of regattas, festivals and other events that fill the local calendar. Lovers of the great outdoors will be in heaven as they can follow in the footsteps of ‘Monty Halls’ Great Irish Escape,’ which was filmed in the area, by jumping on a charter boat from the pier and experiencing deep-sea fishing. Alternatively, climbers can take their pick of the Twelve Bens mountain range while walkers will enjoy Connemara National Park, just a short drive away. Return to your Roundstone cottage to take in the panoramic sea and mountain views while you drift off in front of a roaring open fire, dreaming of the days to come on your Irish cottage getaway.
All ground floor. Three double bedrooms. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room (seats 5) with open fire.
Oil central heating with open fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD. First €10 of oil/electricity inc. in rent, remainder from meter reading. Starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 4 cars. Grassed side garden area with furniture, BBQ available on request. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 2.5 miles.
Previous visitors' comments about Roundstone Bay View:
Beautiful location of cottage, the spacious kitchen and very comfortable beds.
Mr Leuwerink, Uitgeest, August 2012