BaySide Cottage "On the Shores of this Western Paradise"
"On the Shores of this Western Paradise" Bayside Cottage is a traditionally styled home with thatched roof and whitewashed walls. The charming, 'real-world' escape is situated on the shores of the majestic Cashel Bay, directly located on the Wild Atlantic Way in the heart of Connemara. The space - 3 Double En-Suite Bedrooms (1 with Mezzanine level and additional double bed) - Mezzanine level over sitting room with Sofa Bed - Large Decked Area - Barbecue - Boot Room with Washing Machine and Dryer. - Traditional Thatched Roof - Salvaged Oak Flooring - Feature Granite Stone Fireplace with 'fat boy' antique stove. Main Attractions: - Cashel House Hotel, a 19th Century House with acres of beautiful gardens, bar facilities, fine dining and afternoon tea. - Build originally as a Sporting Lodge the Zetland Country House Hotel is a 4 star hotel on the edge of Cashel Bay with popular bar and restaurant. - Cashel Hill, with a summit of 1000 feet, provides wonderful panoramic views of the Twelve Bens mountain range and coastal scenery. - Roundstone, only 8 miles down the road, is a popular fishing village with the white sandy beaches of Gurteen and Dog’s Bay. - Clifden, 'The Capital of Connemara', and the world famous Kylemore Abbey with its Victorian gardens and the Connemara National Park are less than a 25 minutes’ drive away. - Boat trips to the Aran Islands, Inishboffin Island and the Killarney Fjord are popular tourists attractions. Area Events: - Cashel Together. A week-long festival which includes sports events, dance classes, barbecue and ceili. - The Cashel Horse Show. A firm favorite of horse enthusiasts, young and old. - The Roundstone all Ireland dog show. - The Clifden Connemara Pony Show, which attracts visitors from all over the world. - Clifden Arts festival features a feast of culture with a mix of poetry, music, theater, dance and visual arts. - The Great Fjord Swim. An open water swimming event which takes place in the deep green waters of Killarney Fjord. - Festival of Atlantic writing. Doonreaghan house, a famous home of poet laureate Ted Hughes hosts talks from established writers. Read more