Welcome home! This luxurious property is situated on the Dawros peninsula with panoramic views over Ballinakill Bay and Leitir Hill. A stunning location and perfect for the growing family or the romantic couple alike, the property has four bedrooms, three upstairs with en-suite bathrooms and one downstairs. The sitting room is cosy and warm so why not put your feet up, sit back, relax, play games or watch a film. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the necessary mod cons to make your holiday experience perfect. Feel like a hot bath after a day out hill-walking? Get the bath salts out and zone out in the main bathroom. Other features include an open, airy hallway, enclosed garden, playground with swings slides and a trampoline and with picnic facilities. It is right beside the sea and therefore easy access to launch boats or go swimming. Oyster Bay House is close to Letterfrack, the nearest village where one can pick up supplies and the entrance to Connemara National Park. Kylemore Abbey is 4 miles away and Clifden is 9 miles.
Connemara National Park: Spend a day walking up to the top of Diamond Hill. With a designated walking path to the very top, this is one very accessible climb. It takes about two and a half hours in total but we know some people who can run to the top in 40 minutes! The park centre also has visual displays, lots of tourist information and an audio-visual show as well as Connemara Ponies.
Kylemore Abbey: Kylemore Abbey is picture postcard material and is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Ireland. Once a romantic getaway for a Manchester businessman, Mitchell Henry, it was taken over by the Benedictine Order of Nuns and the castle was turned into an international boarding school for girls. In 2010, the school was closed down. The abbey is open during the year and has a cafe/teashop, craft shop and many other attractions including The Gothic Church. If you like walking, there are plenty of trails and walks.
Clifden: Clifden is the capital of Connemara and a tourist hotspot during the summer months. Things calm down after Clifden Community Arts Week and the town returns to quiet with bursts of activity during bank holiday weekends and Easter.
Best place to eat in Clifden (in our opinion) is Mitchell's on Market Street. Great variety and good value if you get in for the early bird menu! Their seafood chowder is fantastic.
Best coffee has to be at the Steam Cafe at the Station House Courtyard but Upstairs Downstairs gives it a run for its money as well with some great baked goods and sandwiches.