We stayed here last July with our two boys (Ages 6 & 4) and were simply blown away by the location of this humble abode. So much so that we've just booked again for summer 2016!
The views are breathtaking, the house is cosy and tastefully done. The local amenities are quaint and largely sufficient (small convenience store, cafes, restaurants and pubs). Worth noting on this point that your nearest supermarket is in Clifden (a lovely town). I believe, a 30min drive away. Therefore doing a shop on route from the airport is a good idea.
The home is fully equipped, we didnt find we were wanting for anything in terms of utensils or the like. Beds are comfy, hot water worked just fine (electricity and oil is metered and paid for at the end of your stay).
We would recommend a boat trip to Inishlackan island, we went on the 'Lady Marilyn' which is moored in the Roundstone Harbour (right outside the front door!). The Connemara Smokehouse is also well worth a visit, on Wednesday they offer a tour which we shall join again this summer. Be sure to buy lots of their delicious smoked salmon - it's the best ever!
The only regret we had, was not being able to bring our dog as we live in the Middle East where he resides. He would have surely loved Connemara and all that it offers. A stunning little part of the world, so it is.
The house is very nice and a great location, a very unique opportunity to stay ON a harbour. Nearby beaches and wonderful breathtaking views. The house is well equipped, has wifi and freeview tv. HOWEVER the house was filthy, I don't know if this was because it was off season or if the owner had forgotten our arrival ( giving benefit of doubt there) the first hour and a half of our trip was spent cleaning. As there was only us 2 and our son we only had to clean the main rooms and quarantined the rest. I'm talking dead spider in the fridge, splatters of liquids up the walls, hairs in the bathroom etc. I even had to place some marigolds on and scrub the toilet and shower, not exactly relaxing. Also meant we couldn't prepare food as the kitchen was filthy. Such a shame really as potential to be a great house.
Fantastic views of the Twelve Pins and ever changing vistas of sea and sky. Large comfortable rooms, good facilities, highly recommended for a relaxing holiday.
|How easy was it to book the property?||How helpful were the directions to the property?|
|How easy was key pickup/access to the property?||Overall condition of the property|
|Bedding & mattresses||Kitchen & utensils|
|Bathroom cleanliness||Other facilities & amenities|
|Friends getaway||Older travelers|
It is hard to imagine a nicer place to stay than this. Roundstone itself (at least in quiet March) is a lovely village: pretty, with good restaurants, and superbly set in a wonderful landscape of ample water, wide empty boglands, hills and mountains. All of which are immediately visible from the windows of the lounge and the two front bedrooms of this very conformable and very well appointed house right on the quay of Roundstone Harbour. The windows are important, especially the massive one in the lounge/dining room; the light is constantly changing as one looks out across the bay towards the Twelve Pins, and it's unlikely that I, for one, would ever tire of the view. Even on the one day when we had consistently grey, wet, windy weather, there was always something of interest to look at. A tip if you are going to stay here or anywhere else in Roundstone or close-by: get yourself a copy of Tim Robinson's 'Connemara: Listening to the Wind'. It's a great book: very readable, endlessly informative and surprising (and often very funny), and once you've been to Roundstone you'll feel as if you've been walking around in that book for a while.
Thank you for your lovely property - great views, cosy comfy house, great communication as only booked few days in advance.