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Stunning 5 Bedroom House With Views Of Galway Bay And The Connemara Mountains

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Nov-2016
House in ballyvaughan, Clare, Ireland - Relaxing Location On The Beach Front, 5 Minutes Walk From Picturesque Irish Village

Sycamore House is situated in the picturesque village of Ballyvaughan in the heart of the Burren National Park, a karst limestone region, one of the largest in Europe where you will find Arctic, Mediterranean and alpine plants side by side. From the front of the house you can see the rolling hills of the Burren, its limestone pavements with criss-crossing cracks known as 'grikes' leaving isolated rocks called 'glints'. The rear of the house is mostly glazed to take in the views of Ballyvaughan harbour and across Galway Bay and the mountains of Connemara. With its large gently sloping lawn fronting onto the shoreline, a pathway from the house along by an old stone wall leads to flag stone steps onto the sea shore. There is also a secluded seating area with polished limestone table at the end of this pathway where one can relax and watch the ever changing seascape as the tides go in and out. The house has been designed to optimize the views. From the moment you enter the house you have views of Galway Bay. The sunken open plan kitchen-dining area is the heart of the house and boasts a glass wall 24'long by 12' high. The house is centrally heated throughout and for added comfort there is a solid fuel stove in this area which gives a warm cozy feeling when temperatures outside start to drop. Total floor space in the house is 3200 sq ft so space is generous in every room. All five bedrooms are ensuite and we pride ourselves on the quality of our beds and linen. Between them there are four queen sized beds and three single beds and the master bedroom which stands alone on the upper level has an extra sofa bed which is mostly used for relaxing with a glass of wine and a good book while also gazing out to sea. Ballyvaughan village regarded as the jewel in the crown of the Burren region has a choice of good restaurants, craft shops and local shops. It is the ideal base to explore the rich heritage of the Burren and surrounding areas. The famous Burren Way (26 miles of green road) starts in Ballyvaughan, goes to Fanore, Doolin and ends in Liscannor taking in the Cliffs of Moher. For the golfers, the famous links course at Lahinch is only a thirty minute drive from the house and further down the Clare coast is the Greg Norman designed Doonbeg course. There is also a choice of less well known courses such as Gort and Ennis. Close to the house the unspoiled beaches of Bishops Quarter and Fanore invite you to swim ,kayak and surf. The sheltered Ballyvaughan Bay is suitable for all kinds of water activities. Try a swim in the sea or learn to dive with the Burren Adventure Dive Centre. Finally when it is time to relax the living room beckons to put your feet up, with its plush leather sofas and soft furnishings and to add to the atmosphere on those cooler nights why not start a fire in the large open fireplace made from polished Burren stone. As an added treat firewood is provided free of charge.

  • Sleeps 13
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest Hannah M (Dublin, Milan, Rome)

Date of stay 12/28/13

Review Submitted 01/05/14



We were a group of 8 adults (6 Italians and 2 Irish) over the New year period 2013/2014. The house was more than we had hoped for. It was welcoming and warm with 2 large stoves lighting on our arrival and decorated for the Christmas season. Wonderful house for a large family gathering. The incredible scenery of the area was made even more dramatic by the stormy weather, high seas (especially at the Cliffs of Moher). The location is great for visiting The Burren and is well located for nightly strolls to the quaint pubs and restaurants of Ballyvaughan. Places not to be missed Polnabroin, Doolin, Kinvara and all smaller routes around the area. We enjoyed some fantastic seafood at Linnanes, New Quay and Vaughans Pub Liscannor. For shopping go to the market town of Ennis. A special thanks to Owner Seamus for his kindness and hospitality.



Recommended for: Romantic getaway, f
Apr 2014
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3 Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

Great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We were at the house with my two kids (6 and 7, ) mother, sister and my wife and I. More then enough room for everyone. Actually, tons of space and could house a much bigger group but was nice to have more more then less. Pictures don't do the place justice as every room, bathroom, everything is super nice. The two fireplaces keep the place warm and the views just can't be beat.

Take a walk down to the shore in the morning with a cup of coffee and you'll know you made the right choice. The kids loved running around in the yard and exploring the sea shore.

There are a few pubs in town that were fun to visit, but it doesn't feel as transient as some of the bigger villages in the area. We made it to the Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, St. John's Castle and into Galway and this house was great base. I'd highly recommend staying here, you won't be sorry.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

This was a family vacation, 10 adults and one baby. Everything we needed was there. The home and surroundings were in perfect shape, everything was as clean as could be. Seamus met us at the house, gave us the tour and was incredibly helpful in all things. Also, he responds very quickly to any inquiry you may have! We couldn't have found a nicer, more comfortable place to stay. It is perfect for a large group, everyone had their own bedrooms (with queen beds) and private bathrooms. My only reservation in writing this glowing review is that it will be all booked up when we want it next!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Traumhaus

  • 5 of 5

Eines der schönsten Ferienhäuser was ich bis jetzt in Irland hatte. Ein super schönes Haus mit ganz tollen Zimmern. Ein wundervoll wärmer Empfang mit Kaminfeuer und 2 ganz lieben Menschen, welche uns empfangen haben. Die Lage ist ein absoluter Traum, direkt am Wasser mit ganz schönem weg dahin.

Wer den absoluten Traum erleben möchte - ih empfehle es aus tiefstem Herzen.

Danke Mary und Seamus für so ein Domizil.

Michaela

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Shannon Airport at 65 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Ballyvaughan at 500 Metres Nearest Ferry : Dublin at 200 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Gort at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Galway City at 56 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M18 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ballyvaughan at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Bishops Quarter at 2 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

their is a very prestiges art college very close by that do classes over the summer

Coast/Beach:

the house sites on the beach front their is also 2 blue flag beaches around 15 minutes drive away

Travel:

Galway Airport is approx 45km away and takes about 45 minutes to drive. Directions.

Shannon Airport (near Limerick) is approx 60km away and takes about 1 hour to drive. Directions.

Dublin Airport is approx 250km away and takes about 2.5 hours to drive. Directions.

Distances:

it is around 500 metres to the village of ballyvaughan.

Galway is just under 50 km away and the town of Ennis is 35km away.

the cliffs of moher are 25km away

the aillwee caves are 3km away

Further Details:

their are a large selection of local pubs to choose from many of which do food. their is also a local family run italian restaurant a fine dinning restaurant and an award winning seafood restaurant all with in 10 minute drive. in the village you can also find a local spar shop and many cafes and tea rooms.

Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,471
 
 
January/ February/ March
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£387
for 2 nights
From
£193
£715
 
 
April / May
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£387
for 2 nights
From
£193
£883
 
 
Easter
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,169
 
 
June
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,169
for 7 nights
£1,169
 
 
July /August
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,471
for 7 nights
£1,471
 
 
September
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£580
for 3 nights
From
£193
£1,169
 
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
£883
 
 
November / December
4 Nov 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£387
for 2 nights
From
£193
£715
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,471
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£387
for 2 nights
From
£193
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
a 30% deposit is requires when booking.

Changeover Day:
check out is any time before 11am.
check in is any time after 4.30pm however this can be made earlier when available

Notes on prices:
April/May/Oct ............. €990/week
Jun/Sep ............. €1290/week
Jul/Aug ............. €1650/week
Christmas/New Year .. €1650/week
Easter .............. €1350/week
Rest of Year - rates available on request
Short breaks - rates available on request

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - 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
  • all bedrooms are en suite with showers as well as a downstairs toilet and a large bathroom on the upper corridor.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 13 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: their are five bedrooms in total, 4 with large queen sized beds one of which also hosts a full sized single bed and another with a fold out sofa bed. The fifth bedroom has a two large single beds. We also have baby cots and extra fold out beds on request.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Notes:

  • Outside: their is a large landscaped garden that rolls all the way down to the beach. their is also a patio with furniture for outside, a gas BBQ and a built in BBQ. Utility Room: large utility room with washer and dryer, also houses all bins for recycling and turf/ firewood in a fire is needed. ironing facilities and hoover and mop are also kept here.

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