Historic 1849 hunting lodge Gracious Living at Diamond Lodge: A Connemara Jewel
Luxurious Five Star vacation home with breathtaking Connemara landscapes and lush private wooded grounds. Circa 3,500 square feet, of elegant accommodation with all the luxuries to create special memories when visiting the West of Ireland.
Connemara has never before been more firmly on the radar internationally, as the breathtaking beauty of the landscape continues to be one of the biggest highlights of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.
The 400 meters high Diamond Hill is an undisputed highlight of the Connemara National Park, a rugged 5,000 terrain of bogs, woodlands and four of the Twelve Bens.
A two-hour hike to the top offers unrivalled views, but it’s the treasure at the foot of Diamond Hill that is now quietly receiving rave reviews from guests in the know from Ireland and overseas.
Diamond Lodge, is an 1840’s hunting lodge which has been lovingly restored and while the phrase can be overused, this indeed can be described as a ‘home-from-home’ with elegant and comfortable luxury with an upscale five-star feel.
“You are guaranteed a good night’s sleep here”, promises the owner, who has opted for light neutrals, luxurious fabrics and soft lamplight, resulting in successfully-designed and very relaxing reception rooms.
Carefully chosen paintings add interest, and there are countryside views out to the private gardens set in one acre with magnificent trees as far as the eye can see. The high-spec kitchen is perfect for entertaining, and the dining area is flooded with natural light.
Formerly a Presbyterian rectory, the garden with a river running through it offers complete privacy “apart from the occasional wild goat or deer, a visiting badger or the sound of an owl.”
With five bedrooms and five bathrooms, this historic and beautiful home is the perfect location for those that want solitude – whether for writing, fishing, walking holidays or a place to get away from it all.
There is no shortage of culinary options close to Diamond Lodge, however - nearby Letterfrack, only 1km away is a hidden gem when it comes to restaurants. Veldon’s Seafarer Bar and Restaurant offer fresh seafood, and great food served all day in the bar. There’s also Paddy Coyne's in the village of Tullycross, again with great seafood and pints. The nearby Rossleague Manor and Letterfrack lodge are also highly recommended.
Clifden, with its pubs, restaurants and charming shops is only 20 minutes away, and Diamond Lodge is only 3kms from Kylemore Abbey. Renvyle Beach and Lettergesh Beach are also within 10km and for the more adventurous, scuba diving West is only 20 minutes away.
Go West for gracious living at Diamond Lodge – a true jewel in the crown of Connemara.
This property exudes luxury and elegance — every mod con including Wifi, flat screen tv's, and a fully equipped kitchen.
The gardens are a dream and manicured to perfection.
Special offer: 15% for weekly bookings 2019.
Location Situated just 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Connemara National Park, which offers a host of activities and features, some of which are included below > Exhibition on the Connemara Landscape (multi-lingual) Information Desk Connemara Ponies Picnic Areas (indoor and outdoor) Nature Trails Children’s Playground Diamond Hill Walks Tea Room.
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We stayed at Diamond Lodge for a week in January. This part of Ireland is fantastic and even though we were told things would be a bit dull this time of year, we had a great time driving around. But that's only when we could tear ourselves from Diamond Lodge. This is a truly amazing house being both luxurious and highly finished and cosy and homey at the same time. The views out of the windows feel like you're in a Victorian country estate. That's even though 'downtown' Letterfrack is 700 metres away. Blink and you might miss the four pubs and 7-days a week all hours convenience store. Cannot recommend Diamond Lodge and Letterfrack and Galway enough.
I stayed in Diamond Lodge with my family and it was an absolute dream! The house is beautifully decorated with all mod cons like WiFi and cable TV but a lovely sense of tranquility and country living prevails. There’s even a four poster bed! The location is beautiful with scenic walks and lots of local history. We enjoyed the local pub and restaurant too. I’d highly recommend it. Sarah
C.Stanley - Surrey UK
Stunning is the only word to describe this incredible find which we stayed in for one week in Oct. The house had just been released as a holiday rental, and we were so lucky to have been the first guests to stay there. Renovated with furnishings and fittings of the very highest standard. The gardens mature and so well maintained, and the scenery in that part of Connemara is just breathtaking. There were 9 of us in total, all members of the same family. The added bonus was that we could take our little 9 year old Westie dog with us!. We will definitely return to Diamond Lodge in the not too distant future, as it is one of the best holiday rentals we have ever stayed in.
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