This completely renovated period cottage once served as staff quarters for its Georgian masters in the adjacent Garraunbaun House. Huddled in sheltered private gardens above the lapping tides of Ballynakill Bay, with the Twelve Bens as a mountain backdrop, Garraunbaun Lodge has a unique charm and is ideally located for entire families to enjoy this Connemara branch of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Being a single storey home, the lodge is wheelchair friendly, and equipped with everything you would expect from a five star home â€“ from WiFi to barbeque, clothes dryer to microwave, books, games, videos ..
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Classic character with country charisma
Stuffed pike and salmon, together with rods and flies command the fern green entrance lobby and set off an angling tone that resonates throughout this magical cottage.
The imposing drawing room is invitingly furnished with generous sofas, classic antiques, and a black limestone fireplace with its promise of crackling logs.
Suspended fly rods, reel collections, and the paraphernalia of la peche, jostle for position on a bookshelf whose style echoes the library of the main house.
The ample apple-green dining room with its Chippendale style mahogany chairs and floral chandelier, comfortably seats ten for dinner.
The ubiquitous parquet flooring dressed with Persian rugs adds warmth underfoot, while high ceilings, deep walls and generous wide sill windows, prevail.
In the recently re-furbished kitchen an ivory alcove range gas/electric cooker, matching polished marble surfaces and a Belfast sink complement the powder-blue presses, fishy roman blinds, and country cottage chairs in matching milky white.
There is a separate pantry accessed from the entrance lobby.
Wedgewood-blue walls, wrought iron and brass bedsteads, china blue ceramics and enamel white furniture define these bedrooms. The ornate cast iron fire place in the triple bedroom would once have been essential â€“ now we have central heating throughout.
A fairy-tale fantasy balcony above ...