Convenient to Connemara national park. Walking distance.
We had a room at the end of the hall. The bathroom was beautiful with a huge sink. Plenty of free on-site parking and easily walkable to the park with several restaurants and a pub one block away.
Great cabin, very comfortable and cosy. Perfect for a family of 4. Gorgeous shower and great kitchen. TV with Netflix kept kids happy. Great central location and only a short drive to Clifden.. James was great, nothing was too much trouble!
Very comfortable house and surroundings.
Had a fantastic couple of days with the family in this exceptionally beautiful part of the world; house was amazing and really close to lots of great stuff; thanks James
Location was perfect. House was comfortable and well appointed. House wasn’t serviced before we arrived. Bed were changed but bathrooms were dirty. Ashes still in the fireplace and no vacuuming done.
The cottage was charming and well-appointed with comfortable beds and linens and a modern bathroom. The kitchen, though small, met my needs perfectly. The location is excellent near the mountains and beaches. I was very happy with my stay overall.
For the last several years we have rented many flats in many countries and this one stands out as the all time best. It had an enormous amount of space, was impeccably clean, tastefully decorated, with drop dead gorgeous views and hosts who did everything to make the stay comfortable. I would return ...
A grand abbey on an esteemed estate, Kylemore Abbey is a monastery founded in the 1920s by a group of Benedictine nuns. Forced to flee Ypres in Belgium after their home there was destroyed by the atrocities of the First World War, the nuns came to County Galway on the west coast of Ireland to start anew.
Kylemore Abbey lies on the grounds of the magnificent Kylemore Castle, an intimidating jewel of 19th century Irish architecture. Cradled at the foothills of the Connemara National Park on the glistening shores of Lough Pollacapall, the Kylemore Estate fell into disrepair from the early 20th century. Upon their arrival after the war, the nuns began the mammoth task of renovating Kylemore Abbey, its church and its gardens. Today, visitors can take a tour of Kylemore Abbey and its extensive grounds.
Particularly popular with visitors is the Victorian walled garden, constructed in the 1860s along with Kylemore Castle. Brought back to its early lustre by the Kylemore Abbey nuns, the garden is now a tranquil walking spot and place of reflection. The ornate church on the estate is also notable. It was built by Mitchell Henry, the original owner of the estate, in memory of his wife Margaret who died on the Nile in 1874. The church is a true feat of Gothic opulence.
While remote, you can reach Kylemore Abbey easily via the N59 Sligo to Galway road, which passes close to the estate without disturbing the peace in this restful setting.
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