My wife and I stayed at Cill Cottage on Inishnee twice in 2008, once in May and again in October. We enjoyed it so much the first time we came back five months later, and plan on returning again later in 2009. The sea and mountain views are spectacular right from the living room and back yard and we found relaxing at the cottage enjoying the views and just taking short walks endlessly pleasant. The variety of tiny wildflowers in early summer was amazing. The cottage is set near a medieval church relic (hence the name- Cill means church) on this beautiful and secluded island, and there are excellent walks available right from your doorstep, with wonderful views of the Village of Roundstone, as well as mountains, sea and the Irish countryside, including Connemara ponies- many will be your best friend for the price of a carrot. We have stayed in many holiday homes in the West of Ireland over the past decade, all with spectacular views, but Cill Cottage is our favorite. Although the cottage is set in a quiet island location, a ten-minute drive brings you to the nearby village of Roundstone, one of the most attractive villages in Connemara, with a scenic harbor and excellent dining available at O' Dowd's restaurant, as well as several additional eateries, shops and pubs. A local grocer in Roundstone has a good supply of necessities and the Super-Valu in Clifden has everything you need for cooking and snacking "at home" during your stay, including an excellent beer, wine and spirits department. Lovely Dog's Bay beach is just outside of Roundstone, and Clifden is approximately a 20 minute drive from the Cottage. Clifden has superb dining, pubs and shops with the scenic Sky Road just outside of town, not to be missed. Other scenic locales such as Cleggan, Inish Bofin, Renvyle, Kylemore, Letterfrack, Connemara National Park, Leenane, Delphi, etc, etc, etc. are all within an hour or so drive from the cottage. It's a great place to use as a base for touring Connemara but just sitting in the backyard looking at the mountains is a vacation in itself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Self-Catering Luxury Cottage Located close to Roundstone Village in the heart of Connemara. High Standards Provided. Sleeps 2-7. Free WIFI, Sky TV, Superb sea views. Available for short stay or weekly all year. Ideally located for touring the West of Ireland. ... more less