Sunny Bank House

Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
From: €4,750 weeklySleeps: 22Bedrooms: 11Bathrooms: 11
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Sunny Bank House: Galway

Recently accredited Five Star Sunnybank House is an exclusive country estate originally built circa 1820. Tailor made for larger groups and family gatherings; this substantial property has been sympathetically renovated to offer discerning clients a comfortable and homely holiday experience.

Our 5-Star Clifden vacation rental hosted the Chelsea Clinton party during their tour of Ireland and enjoys a privileged location within walking distance of Clifden town centre. Within the grounds are mature gardens, ample parking, a large pool/barbeque terrace and outdoor seating areas; providing a self-contained estate, all within a two-minute stroll of Clifden town square.

Accommodation
All eleven en-suite bedrooms are individually finished while the extensive ground floor living areas provide spacious relaxation for all guests. The main drawing room and television room feature large turf fires, and the ground floor also has a library, dining room and kitchen.

Location
An ideal base for exploring Connemara, with walks on the numerous stunning local beaches or in the most scenic countryside you are likely to encounter or wandering to the local pub for a quiet pint or traditional Irish music.

**Your stay includes complimentary use of the nearby private leisure centre - 3 mins walk from the house. There is WI-FI throughout. Very private locations within a stone throw of the town. Also ideal for larger families, groups and small weddings.
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Marica H
Aug 2018
My husband and I along with 20 of our best friends spent a wonderful week at Sunnybank House. Check-in and check-out were very easy. Shane, the owner of the property lives close by and was responsive to our requests. Although the temperatures were in cool, a number of our guests used the heated pool and the sauna. The kitchen was fully equipped. Shane provided us with wine, cheese, crackers, bread, coffee, tea and fruit as a welcome gift. The bedrooms were well appointed with beautiful bedding and lovely bath products. The dining room was able to accommodate 20, although a bit on the tight side. The drawing room, library and small sitting room gave us lots of room to hang out. Downtown Clifden is a short walk from Sunnybank House. It’s a great town with friendly people, a good variety of restaurants and pubs along with shops that have everything a visitor could want. We hired a wonderful caterer, Doirin McLoughlin who provided us with 3 fabulous buffet dinners and 7 tasty continental breakfasts. We highly recommend Sunnybank House and would love to return someday.
Marica H
Aug 2018
My husband and I along with 20 of our best friends spent a wonderful week at Sunnybank House. Check-in and check-out were very easy. Shane, the owner of the property lives close by and was responsive to our requests. Although the temperatures were in cool, a number of our guests used the heated pool and the sauna. The kitchen was fully equipped. Shane provided us with wine, cheese, crackers, bread, coffee, tea and fruit as a welcome gift. The bedrooms were well appointed with beautiful bedding and lovely bath products. The dining room was able to accommodate 20, although a bit on the tight side. The drawing room, library and small sitting room gave us lots of room to hang out. Downtown Clifden is a short walk from Sunnybank House. It’s a great town with friendly people, a good variety of restaurants and pubs along with shops that have everything a visitor could want. We hired a wonderful caterer, Doirin McLoughlin who provided us with 3 fabulous buffet dinners and 7 tasty continental breakfasts. We highly recommend Sunnybank House and would love to return someday.
daniellew476 - Ireland
July - 2018
"Amazing two weeks of sun in Ireland!" We had a large party of friends and family, and the house was superb. Very comfortable, and with a perfect location: a five-minute walk from the Clifden town center, and an ideal launching point for beautiful walks throughout Connemara. In the home itself, the kitchen was well-equipped for cooking, and the ice-maker was great for drinks. The beds and comforters were luxurious. The heated pool was very popular, and they even have a sauna. Thanks, Shane, for a lovely stay!
Keith & Emma
June 2018
My now wife and I stayed here with our wedding party and close family, totaling 17 people for a week. This place was beyond what we could have asked for. They answered all of my questions promptly and were very helpful with recommendations in the town (florist, restaurants, things to do, etc.). The house was large enough to accommodate our entire group without feeling cramped and the noise didn’t carry from room to room. Each room has its own bathroom which offered privacy for each couple. Three of the bedrooms are on the ground level which was nice for anyone who has difficulty with stairs. The kitchen was the gathering place for our group and the dining room held almost everyone in our party. The pool was heated and often was warmer than the outside temperatures which was wonderful to use. The house offered ample parking for our 7 rental cars and on our wedding day even more cars. The town was just a few minute walk down a hill and had everything we could have asked for and more. The town of Clifden was very friendly and accommodating to a large group of Americans taking over. Thanks to Shane and all of his help on the trip of a lifetime! Keith and Emma
Keith S
June - 2018
"Beautiful House for our Wedding Party & Family!" My now wife and I stayed here with our wedding party and close family, totaling 17 people for a week. This place was beyond what we could have asked for. They answered all of my questions promptly and were very helpful with recommendations in the town (florist, restaurants, things to do, etc.). The house was large enough to accommodate our entire group without feeling cramped and the noise didn’t carry from room to room. Each room has its own bathroom which offered privacy for each couple. Three of the bedrooms are on the ground level which was nice for anyone who has difficulty with stairs. The kitchen was the gathering place for our group and the dining room held almost everyone in our party. The pool was heated and often was warmer than the outside temperatures which was wonderful to use. The house offered ample parking for our 7 rental cars and on our wedding day even more cars. The town was just a few minute walk down a hill and had everything we could have asked for and more. The town of Clifden was very friendly and accommodating to a large group of Americans taking over. Thanks to Shane and all of his help on the trip of a lifetime!
Leo...NJ
Oct 2017
We stayed at the SunnyBank House for 7 days in October. We were a group of 15 adult family members. The house was perfect for us, we had some members of our family that had mobility issues and they were able to use the 3 bedrooms on the ground floor. Each of the 11 bedrooms had it's own bathroom. Some of the bathrooms had showers and some had tubs with showers. The house had wifi that had to be utilized in the one room it was located in. The house had two living room areas with working fire places. The pool and the sauna were closed for the season and there is a tennis court on premises that we did not use. The kitchen was great and the dinning room could fit our entire group. We had two dinners prepared by Jillian for us during the week and both dinners were excellent. One night we had the pork and the other night we had her lamb dish and her chicken dish. The owner Shane was very accommodating and reservations were easy to do and he was helpful when we got to the house. Shane also owns a pub/restaurant Guys in town that we ate at two nights during the week, we all enjoyed our meals there. The house is a perfect spot to explore Connemara from. It is in walking distance to town which has great shops, restaurants and pubs
Dee...N. Ireland
August 2017
This is a wonderful house and the owner Shane is very welcoming and generous as a host. It's centrally located to town but has everything you need. Space for everyone. Lovely rooms, turf fires, swimming pool, sauna and tennis court. We were lucky with the weather and made good use of the pool and had a BBQ one balmy evening! It felt like a villa in the Med - the views of the 12 Benns were fabulous when the clouds lifted. My parents were celebrating 50 years of marriage and we now all have wonderful memories of this place. Thank you
Geese - Alabama
July 2017
Sunnybank House was home for 13 family members and friends for a week. We walked in, chose our respective rooms, all elegant and comfortable and did not want to leave. The house is located at the top of the hill, a short walk from the town of Clifden with its many shops and good restaurants and pubs. Although part of the town itself, it is private and has lovely views of the surrounding landscapes. The kitchen was well-equipped and a popular spot for our group. Two of our meals were catered by wonderful Irish cooks, Gillian and Dorian. Shane, the owner, made us feel welcome, coming in the kitchen door, yelling an informal hello and staying a few minutes to chat. He was very responsive to our requests. We did not rent a car and were happy with Paula's recommendation of Connemara Coaches who met all our transportation needs. Everyday, after a day of exploring, we came home to Sunnybank, made a peat fire in the fireplace and recapped.
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  • Property Features
  • From: €4,750 weekly
  • Unique Country Estate House for 24 guests
  • Historic 8,000 sq ft residence
  • 150metres from Clifden town centre
  • Eleven individual en suie bedrooms
  • Mature gardens & Barbeque area
  • Tennis Court & outdoor heated pool
  • Full Concierge services available
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