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Connemara Seaside Property - Dara-Bru na Mara

Overview

Property

Updated: 09-Dec-2016
Properties ranging from 1-4 bedrooms, sleeping 2-8 and 1-2 bathrooms

Bru na Mara is a beautiful complex just outside Carna 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.

Details for holiday home Dara-Bru na Mara, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

Dara is a modern, four-star, fully furnished 4 bedroom, pine-floored 250 sq metre house. 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 ideal 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.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, Irish

64 Reviews

4.9
based on 64 holidaymaker reviews

5

A lovely house, tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean & well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in Dara Bru Na Mara! Excellent location beside the sea in a remote part of Connemara. The grounds outside the property are meticulously kept. Our children really enjoyed climbing the rocks & stones alongside the sea. The inside of the house is spacious & very clean. The kitchen was well stocked with crockery & utensils. The beds were comfortable & had nice bedlinen. The WIFI was reliable & satellite TV was available. The oil fired heating is set to come on morning & evening, we also lit the fire one day that it was stormy.

Riona was a very nice lady, informative about local attractions & readily available to answer any questions.

We visited Inishmore island, Connemara National Park (climbed Diamond Hill), Kylemore Abbey, Clifden, Roundstone, Cong, went pony trekking in Ballyconneely, visited Dog's Bay, Gurteen's Bay & the local Mweenish beach, enjoyed it all thoroughly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very beautiful travel

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Ireland. We loved the Connemara and the home of Riona . The house is beautiful , clean and spacious . Riona was a great help to visit the area . We will return with pleasure.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for spending Christmas in Dara. It was a great pleasure meeting you and your lovely family. I trust that you will cherish your fond memories of Bru na Mara for a long time to come. Riona.
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An oasis of calm

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two weeks. It was very quiet and relaxing, right on the edge of the ocean (we even saw whales one morning). Riona is the perfect host, knowledgable about the local area and history, hospitable and allows you your space. The apartment was well presented, and the views are superb.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not too far away from the edge of Europe

  • 5 of 5

The location of Riona's cottage is exceptionally beautiful. While in front of the door the wild Atlantic was raving, in the hinterland you may get lost among sheep, stones, erratic boulders, bogs and countless lakes. BTW bogs, unbelievable for us that sundew and butterwort just grow beside the road in the ditch. In the Alpine Foothills, South of Munich (Bavaria), you can find them only in limited areas and if you - at all - were lucky to see them, than it would be a sensation. Riona provided us with welcoming food and drinks and delivered a lot of useful information which - to say the truth - we were unable to follow completely. Caught with some particularities such as flowers, rocks, landscape formations we only could grip a small part of our resolutions. It turned out that Riona is still an expert in rocks giving us some necessary hints.

Soon we got familiar with Riona's home, especially due to her approach to protect the environment by reducing waste and separating bins, cans, paper etc. We felt like being at home. The tiny sleeping room will be kept in our mind forever. What a stunning view towards the sea! We're afraid we won't have this in heaven again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely memories with an amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the DARA at Bru na Mara with my father for his birthday this year from 22nd to the 28th of May and it had been the most beautiful and wonderful vacation we have ever had. It's literally a dream, something you would read about in a novel or see in a movie, but you'll be experiencing it in reality. Coming from New York City, this little sanctuary on the west coast of Ireland carried me to another world in which I still live from time to time. Riona is the most adorable lady you can imagine and we bonded instantly and I think of her and her wonderland often and so dearly. The house is immaculate to say the least, the cleanness, comfort and tasteful decor were only few of the extraordinary qualities this place had to offer.. and I can't wait to be back there with my family again!!! Thank you Riona for bringing such delight into our lives! We miss you and we will see you again soon!!!

Shelly & Haining Luan

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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sejour septembre2015 , bru na mara lieu magique

  • 5 of 5

au bout du monde , une location parfaite , de gentilles attentions a l'arrivée(nourriture , documentation...)la mer et l'ile de St mac Dara comme horizon, les murets et une nature si romantique...Rionna est charmante et toujours prête a donner un conseil ou un renseignement. Que demander de mieux pour découvrir le Connemara?

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Location

Activity and Interests

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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Very Low
5 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£544
for 7 nights
£544
 
 
Xmas/New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£645
for 7 nights
£645
 
 
Very Low
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£544
for 7 nights
£544
 
 
Low
25 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£578
for 7 nights
£578
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£645
for 7 nights
£645
 
 
Low
22 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£578
for 7 nights
£578
 
 
Shoulder
13 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£645
for 7 nights
£645
 
 
High
17 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£728
for 7 nights
£728
 
 
Shoulder
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£645
for 7 nights
£645
 
 
Low
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£578
for 7 nights
£578
 
 
Halloween
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£645
for 7 nights
£645
 
 
Very Low
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£544
for 7 nights
£544
 
 
Christmas/New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£645
for 7 nights
£645
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £167

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit €200
Deposit required.
HomeAway Payments
Check-in-time after 6 pm
Check-out-time 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy
100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

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

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • 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 ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 250 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom - 3 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • 1 double,1room with 3 singles, 1 room with 2 singles, 1 room with 1 single, fold-up and cot also available.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

 
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