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Rosmuc :: 300 Garafin House
5 Bedrooms : Sleeps 10 : €1000 - 2100 - Book Now
 

Garafin House: Located at the very tip of the Rosmuck peninsula, in the heart of the Gaeltacht (Gaelic-speaking) area of Connemara, it provides an unrivalled combination of comfort and peace. It is a very special house that is new to our books in May 2013.

With wonderful sea views and nearly a mile of private rocky foreshore to explore, Garafin House offers an outstanding base for exploring Connemara, or for simply relaxing in complete tranquillity.  There are ample opportunities for swimming and walking, and for observing wildlife - seals and otters are intermittently seen in the bay below the house, and the silence is broken only by the sound of songbirds and curlews.  Fishing for salmon and trout is available locally, and there are almost deserted sandy beaches nearby. Click Here to see a video of the property.


The House: Garafin House was built by our family around 250 years ago, with some areas extended in the 1890s.  A recently completed restoration project has retained the best of the old features while adding modern comforts such as underfloor heating, wet rooms and wi-fi.

Décor throughout the house is elegant and understated, with a mixture of antique and contemporary furniture.  At one end of the original tiled hall is the drawing room with huge comfy sofas and a large open fire (starter pack of firewood provided).   There’s also a TV (terrestrial channels), DVDs and a supply of local reference books, novels and games. At the other end of the hall are the kitchen and dining room (see Eating), and downstairs loo beyond. 

Inside: The spacious back porch off the kitchen is very warm – perfect for drying out coats and boots should you get caught in a Connemara shower.  A few steps across the yard is the utility/boot room with washing machine, tumble dryer, large fridge freezer, sink and worktops.  There are also a few wetsuits and a small supply of basic fishing tackle.

There are three ensuite bedrooms downstairs and two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, all with ample storage space. Crisp Egyptian cotton bed linen, feather duvets and pillows and soft cotton towels are provided in all the bedrooms. Downstairs bedrooms all have underfloor heating, oak floors, wooden shutters and lovely high ceilings.  There are heated towel rails and wall heaters in the bathrooms.

Bedroom One: Wonderful views across the garden to the sea, with a king size bed and large en suite bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower.
Bedroom Two:  Super king size bed or two singles (please specify on booking) and en suite shower room.
Bedroom Three:  King size bed and en suite shower room.
Upstairs to Bedroom Four:  Huge room with excellent views through the velux windows; super king size or two single beds (please specify on booking)
Leading to Bedroom Five:  Twin room leading to shower room.
NB The upstairs bathroom is accessed through bedroom 5.

There is a comprehensive file of advice on the heating and appliances, as well as information on local shopping facilities, waste disposal, access to medical care, etc.

There is a second file of information and advice on activities and outings (location of beaches, local fishing opportunities, walking and mountain biking, eating out, craft shops, etc.) as well as a supply of relevant brochures.The house has oil-fired central heating (included), but also has open fireplaces in the Drawing and Dining Rooms.
There are outbuildings at the back of the house, some of which are used to store firewood, etc.  They are not part of the rental property.

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