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A week in Connemara in October was always going to be chancy, who knew what the weather would do! As it turned out we had a few days of reasonable sunshine and a few days of heavy rain and strong winds.
On the good days we were out doing stuff, messing about in boats, taking in the beauty of Kylemore Abbey and walking on white sand beaches. With the thought that returning to our fantastic haven on the Atlantic coast was going to enhance the beautiful days we had enjoyed.
On the bad weather days we tended not to venture far from home. Maybe nip into the village to top up with the "essentials" (wine, beer, cakes and newspapers!). Then we decided which of Debbie's varied selection of DVDs we would watch, interspersed with which of our selection of Irish traditional music CD's we would listen to! I could think of no better way of passing a wet and windy day than sitting in the lounge of Sea For Miles, with a glass of really nice beer (on this occasion I discovered McGargles many fine IPAs) whilst listening to a very good Altan CD and watching the Atlantic Ocean dance "before my very eyes"!!
This is a fantastic holiday home, in a fantastic place. If you're going to Connemara, stay here - you'll love it!!!
The cottage is located in a scenic area surrounded by the connemara national park on three sides and with a view out towards animals grazing in a field on the other. We really felt a part of nature with deer, sheep, ponies and the occasional hare putting in an appearance.
The cottage is within easy walking distance of Letterfrack village where there is a pub and a couple or restaurants as well as a supermarket. However, there is a footpath for only part of the journey and walkers need a torch/hi viz jacket if walking after dark.
The cottage is cosy and has everything needed for a holiday stay. Connemara is very beautiful and the people are very welcoming. We very much enjoyed our stay and were grateful to Anna for all her help.