Golden Bay Lodge, Ardaun East, Clonbur, Co. Galway
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- 5 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
Property descriptionGolden Bay Lodge is a comfortable fishing lodge sheltering in the lee of the Maumturk Mountains at the toe of Ireland's Joyce country. The mighty Lough Corrib is a 5-minute walk down the avenue.
Contemporary house maintained to a high standard
Beautiful setting in unspoiled surroundings
Large picture windows overlooking different parts of the garden, woods, mountains and Lough Corrib.
Large modern kitchen with Aga and electric hob
Five bedrooms including a self-contained annex.
Boot and drying room with storage for rods and boots
Approximately (2.54 ha) 6.3acres of grounds including patios and mature planting
Lake and mountain views
Five-minute drive to Cong and Ashford Castle
Within a short stroll of Golden Bay
Built to embrace its exceptional setting, Golden Bay Lodge is within a five-minute walk of Galway's famous Lough Corrib, and also a short distance from Lough Mask. This makes it the ideal spot for those who love the peaceful beauty of Ireland's lakes and rivers, as well as more active pursuits such as fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, boating and swimming.
The Lodge itself comprises of five bedrooms, with four in the main house and a one bedroom self-contained annex to the rear, built to a contemporary design, and exceptionally well appointed and maintained throughout. Reaching out to shelter a sunny patio, the single-story layout means that all the living spaces and the bedrooms offer immediate access to the grounds. Nature is always right within reach at Golden Bay.
The location a five-minute drive to Cong, Ashford Castle and Clonbur, means that you are private, but not isolated. You are on the edge of Connemara, and yet under an hour from the cosmopolitan hub of Galway City with all it has to offer.
Whether as a fishing lodge, a holiday retreat, or a year-round home, Golden Bay Lodge is in turnkey condition, waiting to welcome you to this incredibly beautiful spot.
The entrance hall of Golden Bay Lodge is a bright, light filled spot, wide enough to double up as a seating nook for reading, or simply enjoying the mature planting and the trees that shelter the house. A curved internal wall draws you through to the huge central living area, and to the show-stopping views down to the lake and mountains beyond.
This main area is open plan, including large sliding picture windows, flanking a fireplace and leading to the patio and barbeque area. To the rear is the strikingly contemporary and very well-appointed kitchen. This has an Aga as well as a separate hob, plus plenty of storage and counter space to meet the needs of the most avid chefs. There is also a second staff kitchen, ideal for parties.
Wooden flooring throughout creates a sense of flow, while the design of the house includes additional aspects and angles of light all day long, including skylights augmented by fresh and modern lighting design.
The main house comprises of four bedrooms, with a one-bedroom self-contained annex with its own access.
The four bedrooms in the main house are all doubles, with cherrywood fitted wardrobes, and garden and lake views. Again, hardwood floors add to the sense of light and flow, while the bathrooms and en-suite are delightfully designed with clean modern lines and additional touches such as twin pebble sinks.
To the rear of the house, there is a one-bedroom self-contained annex with its own access ideal for staff accommodation, or a very lovely work from home space, nicely separate from the living areas. A double garage has access from the main house and annex.
The c. (2.54 ha)6.3 acres of grounds at Golden Bay Lodge give you shelter and privacy, while opening up to the views of Lough Corrib and the mountains. The house itself has patios on two sides, including a generous barbeque terrace, which in turn leads on to lawns that gently slope down towards the water.
Paths meander through the grounds, bringing you to rock gardens, rewilded areas, and fine examples of some of the wonderful shrubbery that thrives in this microclimate, including maple, rhododendron, azalea, montbretia and allium.
Mature trees include birch, pine and oak, and woodcock and snipe are frequent seasonal visitors. The lake is a short walk at the bottom of the garden, and you will often find Connemara ponies grazing in the fields beyond the charming local stone walls.
Within a five-minute stroll of Lough Corrib, and just below Lough Mask, Golden Bay Lodge is in the perfect position for lovers of fishing, wild sports, watersports, hill and mountain walking, or simply soaking up the incredible scenic beauty of the region. The area is noted for its exceptional salmon and trout fishing.
Clonbur itself is a pretty Gaeltacht village with a lovely community atmosphere, and a bar and restaurant, and convenience store. There are local schools nearby, such as at Cong, where you will also find shops, cafs, bars and restaurants including at the celebrated and world-renowned Ashford Castle and Lodge.
Further round the lake, you are in the heartlands of Connemara as the crossroads at Maum brings you to Oughterard in one direction, and lovely Leenaun in the other. Galway City is less than an hour away, and Ireland West Airport at Knock just an hour's drive, with daily connections to London.
4 km / 6 minutes to Cong
5 km / 7 minutes to Clonbur
32 km / 34 minutes to Leenaun
43 km / 45 minutes Oughterard
46 km / 50 minutes to Galway
69 km / 1 hour to Ireland West Airport at Knock
247 km / 2 hr 50 minutes to Dublin
253 km / 2 hr 45 minutes to Dublin Airport
Golden Bay Lodge, Ardaun East, Clonbur, Co. Galway, Galway, Ireland
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