In a lovely corner of Connemara, between the mountains and the sea, sheltered by Derradda Hill, lies this charming guest house, The Anglers Return. In this house of timeless elegance & comfort you will find a caring peace, where you can truly relax and be looked after in a unique atmosphere.
The house has lovely rambling gardens, own brown trout lakes and many maps to great walks. Beautiful beaches, sea fishing, boat trips, golf links, excellent restaurants & pubs with traditional music are all nearby.
The house lies in 12 acres of deciduous woodland, including orchard and three acres of natural gardens which ramble over rocky outcrops, through woods & flowers & ferns. Follow winding paths past scented azaleas, an organic vegetable patch, to bluebell woods and hidden seats. These gardens, especially beautiful in late spring and early summer, provide a peaceful retreat.
The Anglers Return overlooks the famous Ballynahinch River, halfway between the pretty fishing village of Roundstone and Cashel Bay. Always as a backdrop to this amazing landscape lie the magnificent Twelve Bens and Maamturk mountain ranges, only minutes away, as is the ocean and a great choice of golden sandy and coral beaches.
A walkers paradise!
The Anglers Return was built in the 18th century as a fishing lodge, but now welcomes artists, walkers, writers and guests who simply want to experience a pure taste of Connemara and enjoy the special ambience that the house provides.
The whole house has a peaceful atmosphere with white washed walls, wooden floors, old maps and antiques, fresh wild flowers, many books and open fires. The sitting room, with piano and two bay windows, overlooks the river and opens onto a pretty terraced garden with tables for morning coffee. Two of the rooms are en suite and three of the rooms have a wonderfully large bathroom with Victorian bath & large shower to share. All guest rooms have wash hand basins.
This house is not an ordinary guest house. It is hoped that the minimum stay is 2 to 3 days, so the feeling of peace and calm and caring is not disturbed and where guests can fully enjoy the house and garden and everything the beautiful area has to offer. This includes leisurely breakfasts, wholesome food, tea in the garden, great walks and perhaps a bottle of wine by the turf fire overlooking the lake.
The pretty & tasteful bedrooms, all with enchanting views over the tidal river and gardens. 2 rooms are en suite and 2 doubles are en suite. All rooms have wash basins. The house works well, is calm. (10 guests max.)
Nearly all the food served is organic and homemade. Breakfasts are leisurely and delicious.
Game and coarse fishing can be arranged and sea fishing opportunities are plentiful around the coast.
Boats depart daily to the islands, as do scenic boat trips in the many bays.
Championship Golf Links and Pony Trekking Centres are only a few minutes’ drive away
Throughout the summer, Arts Weeks, spectacular Regattas and Connemara Pony Shows offer colourful entertainment.
The mountains lie north east of The Anglers Return with easy access to walkers & climbers. Maps and walking books are provided, also drying facilities.
The headlands and sand dunes around the coast provide miles of spectacular walks for the non climbers.
Derradda hill and the Ballynahinch woods nearby offer great walks for those who wish to walk from the house and leave their car behind!
Bicycle hire is available locally.
A great way to explore the beautiful wild rugged and unspoilt area of Connemara!
For more information please visit our website. Minimum 2 night stays we recommend people stay for a few days here as the house is a great place to relax in and experience the tranquillity of the beautiful surroundings.
Rates: From €100 per room per night based on 2 people sharing.
Children are welcome by arrangement.
Sorry, no pets.
Off street parking.