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



Updated: 20-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 25
  • 12 Bedrooms
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

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

We invite you to enjoy the affordable luxury of Benbaun House, set well back from the road in the mature, 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. The house has been newly refurbished to a very high standard. All bedrooms are spacious and tastefully decorated and are en-suite. You will also have a flat screen TV, direct-dial telephone and hairdryer. We offer a fully equipped nursery on the ground floor. The House has a game room for children and gym. In the study you can enjoy many good books, local information, and some chat. In the grounds of Benbaun House we offers a playground for children, Barbecue area, large garden and gated property.

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About the Owner

Brendan Lydon
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2017

About Brendan Lydon

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2 Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

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: Jun 18, 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: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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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Activity and Interests

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


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.


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


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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
3 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £421.1
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.
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Updated: 20-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 7000 sq. ft.


  • 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.


  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Bedroom 8
  • Bedroom 9
  • Bedroom 10
  • Bedroom 11
  • Bedroom 12
  • 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.


  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • pets considered
  • children welcome


  • 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.