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You have to start with the owner Debbie, when describing the property. So friendly and yet a professional in providing us with every need. The home is very well outfitted, and we could not think of anything we missed from being in our every day home. We needed stable reliable internet, and it was and actually there is a back-up in case one goes down. We found the large windows over looking the ocean to be great, and of course since it was cold took advantage of the fireplace.
The other benefit Debbie provided is she knows everyone and they know her, so when we needed a driver, a recommendation, etc. she had it all. A + on the in-home guide for the house and area. And yes, Debbie a golfer herself, can provide local and area courses to play.
Thank you Debbie for a wonderful stay, for myself my wife and daughter.
This is one of the most spacious, beautiful and well-equipped houses anyone could dream of renting. For people like us who generally shy away from the modern, forget your prejudices because what Makeelen House loses in history it gains in convenience, style and, of course, location. With 3 bathrooms and a separate toilet, a wonderful conservatory-style lookout room, a cosy lounge and bedrooms galore, a dream cook's kitchen more than amply stocked with goodies and appliances and a dining area fit for the biggest family, it would be a dream house in any location. But it is NOT in any location. It is perched on a hill looking North with the conservatory sitting area to the West, so across the blue islands, from the coziness of this room, wind whistling outside, it would be next stop Canada! This is Ardnagreevagh on the Renvyle Peninsula in Connemara amongst the loughs, mountains and little winding roads of Western Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way. Just down the road in Tully is a little supermarket with a real live butcher to serve you meat and the most unlikely gem of a hardware store. A bit further along is Tully Cross with a couple of pubs and a lovely 20th Century church with stained glass by Harry Clarke. For more supplies we drove to Letterfrack on the edge of the National Park. The majesty, tragedy and history of Kylemore Abbey is not to be missed and is only a few miles away. Even the Towns of Galway and Clifden are not too far from this wonderful spot and well worth a visit. Wherever you go, you come home to this amazing house on the hill, stand outside in the wind and wish that you could stay forever!