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Benbaun House is a Luxury Self Catering House Located in Clifden, Connemara.

People25
Bedrooms 12
Bathrooms10
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 11 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

House in Clifden, Connemara, Galway, Ireland - A Gated Property With Leafy Gardens, 3 Minutes Walk From Clifden Town Centre

Benbaun House has been owned and managed by the Lydon Family since 1974. We have been extending a traditional family hospitality to our guests since then. Brendan Lydon and his family now invite you to enjoy the affordable luxury of Benbaun House, set well back from the road in mature, leafy gardens and only 3 minute walk into Clifden Town Centre.

Check out our website at benbaunhouse with all the update information. The house has been recently refurbished to a high standard to facilitate the needs of our guests. All 12 bedrooms are spacious and tastefully decorated and are en-suite. Each bedroom has a flat screen TV, direct-dial telephone and hairdryer. We offer a fully equipped nursery on the ground floor. The House has a games room for children, an equipped office, gym and reading room. On the ground floor we also have 3 double bedrooms which are there for our guests with limited mobility. In the study you can enjoy many good books, local information, and Wi-Fi facilities. In the grounds of Benbaun House there is a secure playground for children, Barbeque area, large garden and gated property.

Location:

Our location is ideal: Being situated on the Westport Road the house is very easy to find and there is private car park to the front and rear of the house. Coming from the N59 (main Galway to Clifden road), just before you enter Clifden take a right at the Petrol station, go past the RC church and continue for a further 200 metres and we are located on the left hand side.

Eircode: H71WA47

GPS Coordinates: 53.4912N, 10.0204W

Distances from...

• Knock Airport - 125 Km -2 hrs by car

• Shannon Airport - 160 Km - 2.5 hrs by car

• Dublin Airport - 300 Km - 4 hrs by car

• Belfast - 365 Km - 5.25 hrs by car

• Cork Airport - 290 Km - 4.5 hrs by car

• Rosslare, Co. Wexford - 335 Km - 5.5 hrs by car

Transport

• Bus Eireann

www.buseireann.ie

• City link

www.citylink.ie

• Irish Rail

www.irishrail.ie

• City Taxis Galway

www.citytaxisgalway.com

• Bugdet Car Rental

www.budgetcarrental.com

Ideal Location for:

Benbaun House is the ideal location to host:

• Private Weddings or Functions

• Triathlon Training

• Cyclists and Walkers

• Mountaineers

• Artist’s Groups

• Fishing Groups

• Family Re-unions

• Joint Family or Friends Getaways

• Corporate Management Training

• Writer's Groups

• Walking Groups

Clifden:

Benbaun House is a dedicated Luxury Accommodation, ideal for exploring Ireland’s wild countryside, located in the beautiful coastal town of Clifden, Capital of Connemara. Connemara has long been regarded as the Real Emerald of Ireland. This natural terrain and un-spoilt environment offers the visitors a wonderland of sights, experiences, adventure and activities. The people are warm, friendly and extend a hospitality which is the essence of Ireland.

Clifden, a very popular tourist destination, is a small town conveniently located between mountain and sea, in the heart of Connemara. It has lots of attractions for young and old including scenery, fishing, golf, beaches, shopping and pubs.

Clifden Town is the Capital of Connemara one of the most scenic regions in Connemara. Established in the early 1800’s at Clifden Bay, it follows the classic 19th century layout: oval in plan, with three principal streets - Market Street, Main Street and Bridge Street, a Market Square, a courthouse and harbour.

Clifden today is a vibrant and cultural town which has retained its historic roots while developing in services and facilities. You will find colourful streets with a great selection of small local food shops – (fishmongers, butchers, fruit and vegetable store, delicatessens and a bakery), numerous craft and gift shops, art galleries and exhibitions and other interesting shops including antique shops, designer clothes shops, jewellery and vintage shops.

In between all of these you will find a great selection of Restaurants, Cafes and Pubs. Most pubs in Clifden serve food and have live music weekly. On the practical side there are three supermarkets (including Aldi and Lidl), two banks, two chemists, two petrol stations, two churches and a post office.

For many, the allure of Connemara is in the ever changing scenery, the magical light, walks on the beach, turf fires, the rugged landscape, wild life and flora, the sense of history or a plate of fresh oysters and a pint of Guinness by the fire singing along to a local music session. However, if you wish to plan some activities during your visit here are some suggestions…

Facilities

Benbaun House has 12 bedrooms and is approx. 7,000 square feet in size.

Dining Room - Can seat up to 25 people comfortably

Sitting Room – with turf fire and comfortable seating

Kitchen – Fully equipped

• Gas Cooker

• Fridge

• Full freezer

• Microwave Oven

• 2x Dishwashers

• Pots, Pans & Cooking Utensils, etc.

Accommodation Plan for Benbaun House

Down-stairs

•3 x Double Bedrooms: En-suite – bath

•Nursery – Fully equipped and en-suite – Crib, High Chairs and Stroller

Up-stairs

•4 x Double Bedrooms: En-suite

•3 x Treble Bedrooms (1 Double and 1single): En-suite

•2 x Twin Bedrooms: En-suite

The house can accommodate up to maximum of 25 people (This includes adults, teenagers, children and toddlers).

All bedrooms have Flat screen televisions, Direct Dial phones, radio, and hairdryer. Bedrooms are en-suite, and 2 bedrooms downstairs have bathrooms with shower/full bath for our guests with limited mobility.

Benbaun House is well equipped to ensure that you have a comfortable stay. Towels and linen are supplied as standard and every bedroom has its own en-suite.

Extras

A fully equipped Gym is available to our guests

Secure Playground for children

Bikes are available

Wetsuits and Boggie Boards for the children

Private Large Garden

Outside seating & Barbeque Area

Nursery – Fully equipped

Games Room - Toys and Wii

Office - Fully equipped

Private Parking

Quiet, Peaceful Location

Laundry Room – Gas fired Dryer

Telephone – Pay phone & the use of pay as you go mobile phone

Internet – Wi-Fi

Things to See and Do in Clifden and Connemara

Connemara is a sporting paradise. With our temperate climate most of our activities can be enjoyed all year round. From water sports and scuba diving to cycling and mountain climbing, Connemara has something for everyone, young and old.

For those seeking a more relaxing activity, there is also plenty to do: sight-seeing, island hopping, fishing, sea angling, or enjoying some traditional Irish music with a pint of Guinness, just to name a few.

Events in Clifden and Connemara

• Inishbofin Arts Festival (May)

Tour De Conamara (May)

• Roundstone Arts Week (June/July)

• Roundstone Pony Show (July)

• Roundstone Regatta (July)

• Clifden Regatta (July/August)

• Clifden Pony Show (August)

• The Omey Races (August)

• Roundstone Summerfest (August)

• Clifden Arts Festival (September)

• Connemara Triathlon (September)

12 Things to do in Connemara and Clifden

1. Connemara National Park

A must do and see activity. Some of the most spectacular vistas can be seen from any of the National park walks, which range from a half hour gentle ascent to a full climb to the peak of the Diamond Mountain, approximately 4 hours to the summit and back.

The National Park is home to Connemara ponies, wild goats and Irish deer there is also a History museum, Café, Children’s playground and picnic area. They offer guided walks during the summer season. The visitor centre is open from March to October.

www.connemaranationalpark.ie Tel: 095-41323

2. Kylemore Abbey

The world famous Benedictine Abbey, Gothic Church, Victorian Walled Gardens and Craft shop are open to the public all year around.

www.kylemoreabbeytourism.ie Tel: 095-41146

3. Walking in Connemara

The area is a walkers’ paradise whether following a planned route or just ambling along country roads and beaches, of which there are many. You will find a folder of 20 different Connemara walks in your house or follow the Road signs around the countryside which indicate good routes for walking or cycling.

Try www.goconnemara.com for further walking information or contact Michael Gibbons of the Connemara Walking Centre for guided historic walks – very interesting. Tel. 095 21379

Bicycles can be hired throughout the year from Mannion’s Shop Tel: 095 21160

4. Golf

Connemara Golf Club is a championship links course overlooking the Atlantic. From the testing dog leg opening hole through to the breath-taking back 9, which have been acknowledged as the "equal to any in the world.” They offer very reasonable green fees all year round. Or why not use your time off to take Golf lessons with a view to improving your swing or just getting started. www.connemaragolflinks.com Tel: 095- 23502 or 095- 23602

5. Horse Riding

A number of riding schools in the area offer pony trekking or lessons for all ages. Try Errislannan Manor, Tel: 095 21134 or e-mail errislannanmanor@eircom.net or Cleggan Riding School Tel: 095 44746

6. Sailing

Whether you are sailing to Clifden or wish to go sailing, contact Clifden boat club which is located at the end of the Beach Road. They offer Sailing courses throughout the summer. www.clifdenboatclub.com

7. Adventure and Water Sports

Two of the country’s best adventure centres are located within 30 minutes’ drive from Clifden. They offer daily and weekly courses for both adults and children in sailing, windsurfing, orienteering, kayaking, rock climbing, bungee jumping, water skiing, archery, clay pigeon shooting, amongst others.

www.killaryadventure.com or www.delphimountainresort.com

You can go scuba diving in a most beautiful area, north of Clifden. The Scuba Dive West Centre is one of the most established dive centres in the Country and offer courses for all levels.

www.scubadivewest.com

More Details

Owner
Brendan Lydon
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 November, 2017

About Brendan Lydon

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Clifden in County Galway

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 25 people
Bathrooms:
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 5 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 6 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 7 - Shower Enclosure
  • There are 14 bathrooms in the House. All bedrooms are fully en-suite,and 2 bedrooms downstairs have bathrooms with shower/full bath for our guests with limited mobility.
Bedrooms:
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 25 (12 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Up-stairs: 4 x double bedrooms and en-suite. 3 x treble bedrooms (1 Double and 1single) and en-suite. 2 x twin bedrooms and en-suite Downstairs: 2 x double bedrooms and en-suite. Nursery – Fully equipped and en-suite.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: A gym is available to our guests. Nursery – fully equipped. Games room. Office. Ample parking. Quiet, peaceful location. Laundry room. Telephone – pay phone & the use of pay as you go mobile phone. Internet – wifi. Benbaun House is the ideal location to host: Private Weddings or Functions. Family Re-unions. Joint Family or Friends Getaways. Writer's Groups. Walking Groups. Benbaun House is well equipped to ensure that you have a comfortable stay. Towels and linen are supplied as standard and every bedroom has its own en-suite. Outside: Benbaun House is set well back from the road, it is gated property, surrounded by lawns and gardens. It has a playground for the children, barbecue area and seating area for the adults. Bikes are available for guests. Utility Room: There are 2 washing machines and dryers and all other facilities that may be required. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Benbaun House will provide all linen and towels for your visit and replacements during your stay. Maid service is available on request.

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We spent a week at Benbaun House and found the house to be absolutely perfect in every way. The facilities for the children were wonderful and the house was lovely. The house was clean and very well maintained, Clifden itself was a lovely town, the people were so kind and friendly. We had a lovely time at Humpty's, a very nice pub. I hope we will be able to return one day. The owner, Brendan, was lovely and so helpful. Thank you Brendan, everything was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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10/10 Fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

WOW!! What a property. We were a party of 10 adults and 6 kids and the property couldn't have been more perfect. The owners had thought of everything. The house was immaculate inside and out with plenty of space for the kids to run around. The play area on the side was great which the kids loved with a great area at the rear for a BBQ. The rooms inside were very spacious and each with an en suite. There were bikes, wetsuits and bodyboards which the kids made use of. The town of Clifden was lovely and was a 5 minute walk away. Lots of great restaurants, pubs and shops. So, to sum it all up we had a brilliant week.....great location, great people and a great house. See you next time Brendan. Thanks ..... Rachael

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review - Rachael and Martin. Hope you all got home safety. Cheers again!!
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Location

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Shannon Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
EJ King
Nearest Ferry
250 Kilometres
Dublin
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Connemara Golf Club
Nearest Train
80 Kilometres
Galway
Nearest Motorway
80 Kilometres
M6
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
JJ Mitchell
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Clifden Beach
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Benbaun House is a dedicated Luxury Self Catering Accommodation, ideal for exploring Ireland's wild countryside, located in the beautiful coastal town of Clifden, Capital of Connemara. Connemara has long been regarded as the Real Emerald of Ireland. This natural terrain and unspoilt environment offers the visitors a wonderland of sights, experiences, adventure and activities. The people are warm, friendly and extend a hospitality which is the essence of Ireland.

Coast/Beach:

Two of the country’s best adventure centres are located within 30 minutes drive from Clifden. They offer daily and weekly courses for both adults and children in sailing, windsurfing, orienteering, kayaking, rock climbing, bungee jumping, waterskiing, archery, clay pigeon Shooting, amongst others. The National Park is home to Connemara ponies, wild goats and Irish deer there is also a History museum, Café, Children’s playground and picnic area. They offer guided walks during the summer season.

Travel:

Galway Airport is 80km. Shannon Airport is 140km. Dublin Airport and Ferry Port is 285km. Hire Car is recommended.

Distances:

300 metres to Clifden Town Centre. 2km from Beach. 8km to Connemara National Park. 10km from Kylemore Abbey -The world famous Benedictine Abbey, Gothic Church , Victorian Walled Gardens and Craft shop are open to the public all year around. 80km from Galway City.

Further Details:

Clifden Town is the Capital of Connemara one of the most scenic regions in Ireland. Founded in the early 1800’s at Clifden Bay, it follows the classic 19th century layout: oval in plan, with three principal streets - Market Street, Main Street and Bridge Street, a Market Square, a fine bridewell or gaol, courthouse and harbour.

Clifden today is a vibrant and cultural town which has retained its historic roots while developing in services and facilities. You will find colourful streets with a great selection of small local food shops – (fishmongers, butchers, fruit and vegetable store, delicatessens and a bakery) , numerous craft and gift shops, art galleries and exhibitions and other interesting shops including antique shops, designer clothes shops, jewellery and vintage shops.

In between all of these you will find a great selection of Restaurants, Cafes and Pubs. Most pubs in Clifden serve Bar food and have live music weekly. On the practical side there are three supermarkets, two banks, three chemists, two petrol stations, two churches and a post office.

For many, the allure of Connemara is in the ever changing scenery, the magical light, walks on the beach, turf fires, the rugged landscape, wild life and flora, the sense of history or a plate of fresh oysters and a pint of Guinness by the fire singing along to a local music session. However, if you wish to plan some activities during your visit here are some suggestions…

Clifden area is a walkers paradise whether following a planned route or just ambling along country roads and beaches, of which there are many. You will find a folder of 20 different Connemara walks in the house or follow the Road signs around the countryside which indicate good routes for walking or cycling.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Clifden, County Galway

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas / New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
11 night minimum stay
£5,263
 
 
Easter
31 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
8 night minimum stay
£4,015
 
 
Rate 5
30 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
£542
for 1 night
£3,791
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£3,435
for 7 nights
£3,435
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £446.06
Tax Rate 9.0%

Booking Notes:
Please note that we require the agreed deposit amount to be paid in order to complete the booking. Payment may be made by credit card or bank transfer. A security deposit will be required on arrival of €500 can be paid in cash or by credit card. This is standard procedure in case of breakages or damage.Oil and ESB items are metered in property and are charged at the national domestic rate. Estimates of utility costs are given on our website and will be discussed with you on arrival.

Changeover Day:
You are welcome to arrive any time after 4pm and departure is by 10am. We would ask that you phone on the day or day before arrival to let us know your approximate time of arrival. Saturday - Change over date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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