|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Why don’t you come & relax in this peaceful home, open a bottle of wine, put your feet up & chill out in the calming den upstairs or unwind by the fire downstairs whilst planning your days/nights in this stunningly beautiful part of Ireland.
Situated down a private lane, it offers breathtaking sea views overlooking Ballinakill Bay and Tully Mountain. The kitchen, dining & living area is a bright spacious open plan with wooden beams. Three clean luxurious bedrooms downstairs and the master bedroom upstairs offer stunning views. With an exceptionally well-kitted kitchen, wood burning stove, large flat-screen TV, Sky+ HD, DVD, surround sound, free wi-fi a separate hi-fi system upstairs and a new TV you will find it hard to leave the cottage!
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Outside there is a wooden wind-shielded deck, dining furniture & BBQ - perfect for quiet al fresco dining with a picturesque view. It is very close to Letterfrack village, (shops, pubs & restaurants), Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey, Clifden & Cleggan.
This delightful new cottage is cheerful and bright - just like its owner who, along with her sister, is a well-known traditional Irish fiddle player. Children are warmly welcome here. A baby's cot is available on request. The front garden is a large and safe area for kids to play in. This is a strictly non-smoking property.
Baunoges Cottage is situated in a foodie's paradise with the award winning Renvyle House Hotel a mere 10 minutes away by car. If you feel like walking, the Rosleague Manor Hotel is only a five minute trek from the cottage. The village of Letterfrack is 1.5 miles from the cottage and has shops, pubs, and restaurants. The Avoca Handcrafts shop is half a mile from the cottage with a great variety of clothes, handcrafts, books, cds and kitchenware. Kylemore Abbey is less than ten minutes drive with beautiful landscaped gardens, and pretty walks around the abbey and its lakes. Killary Harbour and Leenane is a little further towards Westport. It is eight miles from Clifden, the capital of Connemara - a great place to go for food and to listen to some traditional Irish music. You can always take the Sky Road Drive out of Clifden, with its breathtaking views across to Slyne Head, Ballyconeely and Errislannon. Inishbofin is a day trip and reachable by a ferry that leaves Cleggan every morning and evening - give yourself 20 minutes to get there as the roads can be busy during the summer. There are many fine sandy beaches in the area - just ask and I'll be happy to direct you to a few hidden gems. At the right time of the year, you can also walk the shore and collect cockles & mussels - a lovely meal in itself. Connemara National Park is practically on the doorstep, with a variety of walks to suit everyone and an excellent playground for kids of all ages! There is also a lovely tea room with a visitors centre open daily.Check out the new video on her website which will give you a much better insight into Red Deer Cottage!
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We stayed here for one week during October half term, with our three children, and really enjoyed our stay.
The cottage is in a beautiful location, which is very private, located just outside Letterfrack village, and very close to Connemara National Park. We really liked this, as it meant we had a really relaxing stay, but could easily take a 5 minute drive into the village to visit the local shop or one of the pubs. The house is well-equipped, especially the kitchen, which has a huge amount of cooking utensils and crockery, and a really nice range cooker. We also made good use of the WiFi and Sky TV, which kept our teenager happy! The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. The mezzanine is a nice feature too, as I enjoyed listening to music there if the kids were watching TV, and the kids liked it as a different place to play and relax.
The great location is very close to the 'Wild Atlantic Way' too, so the cottage was a great base for exploring the coastline, and for visiting Clifden or Kylemore Abbey. We really enjoyed our stay, and would definitely recommend this cottage, and this wonderful area.
Very nice cottage, deserves the great reviews it gets here. I wish we could have stayed longer. I would happily recommend.
Despite the bad weather we had an excellent stay in the Red Deer Cottage. the property is very spacious, clean, and very well equipped. It has everything you need. The furniture is also very nice and clean, and the beds are great as well. Everytime we came back from a daytrip it really felt like coming home. We were only with the two of us, but because of its size the house is also ideal for an entire family, or even two.
The house is located in Letterfrack, right next to the entrance of the Connemara national park, and on the Connemara loop, which is an amazing route you should definitely follow to discover the area. We've been to different parts of Ireland before, and for us, this is the most beautiful part of the country we've seen so far.
Liz, the owner, is very friendly and helpful and responded to all our inquiries very switfly. The only improvement we can think of is to place some furniture in the wind-shielded deck in the garden.
Next time we go back to Ireland, we will definitely come back to the Red Deer Cottage, if it's available.
Wonderful property - everything you need, and in a great location!
We were welcomed to the property by Liz with typical Irish warmth - the property did not disappoint, clean, well presented and well appointed. A great location to discover Connemara. Spent time seeing the country, and enjoying the hospitality that Clifden had to offer - good food and music. Would have no hesitation recommending the property to family and friends - Thank you Liz
Loved our stay at Red Deer and would love to have stayed longer in this beautiful house during perfect weather. We really couldn't have wished for better!!! Good comfortable beds, excellent showers and all amenities were to hand in the kitchen. The only things we could not find were egg-cups.......but we coped! Sincere thanks Liz, we hope to be back very soon!!
The spectacular Connemara National Park is two kilometres from the property. There are walking paths, hiking and an interpretive centre with a lovely cafe. It is a 'must do'
Kylemore Abbey is 5 kms away. It has a long and interesting history and beautiful gardens. www.kylemoreabbey.com
It's a few minutes' drive to the fishing village of Cleggan from where you can make day trips to Inishbofin Island. The closest of several area beaches is Ross Beach, 10 minutes by car..nearest sandy Beaches in Renvyle are only 6 miles away.
Connemara is a walker's paradise. Baunoges, on the road to Cregg hill, has magical views of the area. Considered an easy climb, you can, from the top, see as far as Roundstone in one direction and Achill, in County Mayo, in the other.
For the more ambitious walker, there is nearby Diamond Mountain and the Twelve Bens, 2 kms away, which has a new path and amazing views as far as Croagh Patrick to the north and The Burren to the south.
Other Activities: Biking and Boat trips can be arranged through Connemara adventures with advanced notice .
Golf: Nestled between the scenic splendour of the 12 Bens mountain range and the rugged Atlantic ocean, lies Connemara Golf Links. From the testing dog leg opening hole through to the breathtaking back 9, which have been acknowledged as the 'equal to any in the world', Connemara is an enduring monument to its designer Eddie Hackett.