Red Deer Cottage is situated in a foodie’s paradise with the award winning Renvyle House Hotel a mere 10 minutes away by car. If you feel like walking, the Rosleague Manor Hotel is only a five minute trek from the cottage. The village of Letterfrack is 1.5 miles from the cottage and has shops, pubs, and restaurants. The Avoca Handcrafts shop is half a mile from the cottage with a great variety of clothes, handcrafts, books, cds and kitchenware. Kylemore Abbey is less than ten minutes drive with beautiful landscaped gardens, and pretty walks around the abbey and its lakes. Killary Harbour and Leenane is a little further towards Westport.
The cottage is eight miles from Clifden, the capital of Connemara – a great place to go for food and to listen to some traditional Irish music. You can always take the Sky Road Drive out of Clifden, with its breathtaking views across to Slyne Head, Ballyconeely and Errislannon. Inishbofin is a day trip and reachable by a ferry that leaves Cleggan every morning and evening – give yourself 20 minutes to get there as the roads can be busy during the summer. There are many fine sandy beaches in the area – just ask and I’ll be happy to direct you to a few hidden gems. At the right time of the year, you can also walk the shore and collect cockles & mussels – a lovely meal in itself. Connemara National Park is practically on the doorstep, with a variety of walks to suit everyone and an excellent playground for kids of all ages! There is also a lovely tea room with a visitors centre open daily.
Nearest Airports: Knock 102km and Shannon 164km
Nearest Ferry (to Inishbofin): Cleggan 10km
Nearest Train: Westport 51km
Nearest Town: Clifden 15km
Nearest Beach: The White Strand, Renvyle 8.5km
Nearest Village: Letterfrack 2km
Nearest Golf: Ballyconneely 22km
Nearest Restaurant: Rosleague Manor Hotel 1km