Having spent a splendid few days at Ceol Na Mara with my parents visiting SA from England in April last year (review below), we returned with friends for a wedding in town, this time taking Ceoleen as well as the main house - the smaller 1-bed apartment at the back.
There were 6 adults and the joint space was perfect with everyone having their own bedroom & bathroom - all coming together for breakfast in the main house kitchen after a run on the beach, catching some afternoon sun on the terrace and for sundowners at the balcony bar adjoining the top bedroom, overlooking the beach at sunset.
Our friends loved the place too and were sad to leave after only 3 nights there this time - we'd love to have stayed all week. Hope to be back again soon, thanks again for having us Chris & Michele!
We booked both Ceol na Mara and Ceoleen for 3 adults and 2 children aged 10 and 12. The homes were both comfortable with everything we needed for our stay, good beds and showers. The views are spectacular and the beach endless and spotless. Highly recommend. So lovely to walk everywhere, no car needed once you get there.
We spent 6 wonderful days in Paternoster at the end of November 2017. There were only 4 of us, but we rented Ceol na Mara and Ceoleen as we needed 3 separate bedrooms and the main house only had 2 bedrooms. Right on the beach, no steps to beach (for elderly parent) the garden was whimsical, fireplace for the cold evenings, great BBQ facilities with the most amazing beach view. House was basic, but had everything we needed to cook our own meals. Beds were comfortable. They have a huge table in the garden, where we had plenty of cups of coffee and tea to enjoy the view. I was a little put off on arrival to discover that the upstairs loft was open to the downstairs living space, somehow, I missed that when looking at the house on-line, but it ended up not being a problem, we had our upstairs retreat with an amazing outside deck and the most beautiful view from the bed. I have to say I did a lot of research and looked at tons of places, before I decided to rent Ceol na Mara and Ceoleen and after staying there for 6 nights, I realized I picked the best possible gem for us in Paternoster. We had the most amazing long walks on the beach, it is an adorable town, nice restaurants, they keep the beach clean. Will highly recommend Ceol na Mara and Ceoleen!
Spend four days which was way to short. The house is right on the beach which is a plus with second living area at the back.
Two bedrooms in the front part of the house with bathrooms however you had no privacy due to the open plan.
Had a lovely stay. Everything worked and was clean. Thank goodness for the wood burning stove as it was a very cold weekend. Good beachfront position to appreciate the view.
What a magical place to stay! With my parents visiting us from England, I wanted to find a spot that would truly showcase Paternoster's beauty whilst making them feel at home. Ceol Na Mara was all that and more.
Nestled right on Mosselbank beach, with stunning sunset views, the house itself is homely, generously spaced yet cosy in feel and beautifully appointed - with natural wood, double-height ceilings and a mezzanine second bedroom level overlooking the ocean.
Both comfortable bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, allowing everyone plenty their own independent space - coming together in the evening for sundowners and a wood braai on the large terrace or huddled around the fireplace for a movie on squishy sofas. The kitchen had everything we needed for dining at home and is really well kitted out for cooking and entertaining.
We cannot WAIT to return. Hopefully next time taking the smaller connecting apartment Ceoleen with some friends. This spot really is paradise on the beach. Thanks Chris & Michele.
We stayed for 3 nights in Ceol na Mara with the whole family and we felt home from the first second. Right on the beach, perfect for the kids and for long walks. There is enough space for everyone and you can see the ocean from the top floor shower. The ancient TV has been replaced and everything promised was tip top. We can only recommend it.