Sunnybank House

Church Hill
From: €5,000 weeklyGuests 22Rooms 11Bathroom 11
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Sunnybank 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.

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.

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.

There is good broadband throughout the house. Very private locations within a stone throw of the town. Also ideal for larger families, groups and small weddings.

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 Double bed
Bedroom 2
1 Double bed
Bedroom 3
1 Double bed
Bedroom 4
1 Double bed
Bedroom 5
1 Double bed
Bedroom 6
1 Double bed
Bedroom 7
1 Double bed
Bedroom 8
1 Double bed
1 Single bed
Bedroom 9
1 King bed
Bedroom 10
1 Double bed
Bedroom 11
1 Double bed



  • Pet Friendly
  • Close to Beach
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Garden / Patio / Balcony
  • Satellite TV
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Open Fire
  • Travel Cot
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+353 (0)87 204 2419
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  • Property Features
  • From: €5,000 weekly
  • Unique Country Estate House for 22 guests
  • Historic 8,000 sq ft residence
  • 150metres from Clifden town centre
  • Eleven individual en suite bedrooms
  • Mature gardens & Barbeque area
  • Outdoor heated pool and Sauna
  • Weddings
Sunnybank House: Please share your stay experience
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July 2020
"Beautiful property perfect for a big group"
I stayed in Sunny Bank with my family, 3 siblings and their children- 20 people inclusive. It was amazing, it never felt too packed. There is a fabulous dining room Where we all sat around every night and ate. Off the dining room is a small tv room and 2 bedrooms- my husband and I took these rooms as we have small kids- it felt like we had our own apartment to ourselves. The pool was a big hit with the kids- hours of entertainment!
The kids loved the independence of being so close to the town and being able to go on their own.
Shane was a great host- when we arrived he was busy cleaning the pool, the place was spotless. I would highly recommend this property,

October 2019
"Perfect large house for celebrations"
An excellent property, well equipped and in a really good location being just outside the main street.
Shane the owner was very friendly and responded quickly to any communication and needs.
We spent a week with 18 other friends and family celebrating my wife's birthday and had a thoroughly good time.
Everyone we spoke to in the town was extremely friendly.
Would recommend it and love to return to celebrate another family event.

August 2019
Most memorable family holiday in a spectacular setting
Our family had stayed elsewhere in Clifden several years ago and loved our holiday so much we decided to return holiday. Sunnybank is a very grand and sumptuous property yet warm and welcoming. The main drawing room is incredibly special.
Shane the owner is a complete gentleman and made our family feel so welcome. Everything was spotless and perfect upon our arrival, those little touches like having a hamper of essentials and peat for the fire were so appreciated.
Our family members ranged from 1 year upwards (my nephew started to crawl in the house!) and there was something for everyone. We used the pool and sauna and played tennis most days.
We can’t praise Shane and Sunnybank enough. A truly memorable and happy holiday. There’s no doubt we will be back! Thank you Shane!
Jon M
June 2019
"Great all around with a heated pool"
Shane went out of his way to make our stay as comfortable and handy as possible. As an example, one of our party (ahem, me) left a suitcase with a laptop (!) behind and Shane sent it with someone who happened to be going out our way - about an hour from the house. Great house, probably the only one in Ireland with a heated pool and space for 25 people. Would book again in a heartbeat.
June 2019
"Our family's opinion: best rental house ever!"
The Flaherty Family has rented large homes for reunions in many lovely locations, but our gang of 11 unanimously voted Sunnybank House as the best ever! To begin with, the owner Shane O'Grady is as nice as they come and was so accommodating that he picked up my husband and me from the bus stop so we didn't have to walk up the hill with our luggage to the property. Prior to our arrival, he arranged a lovely feast of cheese, crackers, pate, chocolates and wine which was so generous that we didn't have to go out for dinner on the first night. He owns Guys Snug and Bar in town and everyone in the village knows him and loves him.

Shane has lovingly restored this 1820s beauty to exceedingly high standards. There are 11 gracious bedrooms, all en-suite, with comfortable bedding and fluffy white duvets. My husband and I took the 2-room master suite on the first floor and our four teenage grandchildren, ranging in age from 13 to 20, loved being able to pick their own rooms upstairs and switch to others if they wanted to.
There is a magnificently furnished gathering room with room for everyone, a massive fireplace and beauitful views of the village. The kitchen is equipped with every modern convenience including a commercial coffee pot, Nespresso machine, two refrigerators and a new gas cooktop. In the adjacent laundry room, there are two washers, a dryer and an ice machine.The dining room features an elegant table for 16 and there are beautiful rugs, artwork and antique furnishings throughout the house. Prior to becoming a full-time rental, the home was a barracks, a Catholic Girls School dormitory and a popular B&B.

Outside, there is huge pool, outdoor seating, a grill, sauna, tennis courts, lushly landscaped grounds, vine-draped arbor, fish pond, and vintage stone walls. One can't help feeling like a royal as you pass through the massive entry gates and curved driveway with off-street parking for several cars.

But perhaps the best attribute of Sunnybank House is its excellent location on Church Hill Road. It's within easy walking distance of Main Street with its charming shops, lively pubs, excellent restaurants and marvelous SuperValu market with everything from prepared meals to fresh flowers. I didn't have to worry about the grandchildren (or their parents) visiting the pubs until the wee hours and driving home. Everything was minutes away!

To make a special evening even more delightful, we enjoyed a catered dinner prepared by Chef Doirin from Connemara Cooks one night. Superb and so easy on grandma!

Clifden is an excellent base for exploring the Aran Islands by ferry and the Wild Atlantic Way by bike, car or horseback. You won't find a nicer home for a large group anywhere than Sunnybank House. Thank you Shane and Paula from Connemara Rentals -- we look forward to returning to Sunnybank someday!
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
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