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A Self Catering Cottage for four in Joyce Country, Connemara

This charming self catering cottage has a touch of Tuscany with deep walls in rough plaster, warm colour tones and a wonderful atmosphere. The bedroom and sitting room have polished wood floors with terra-cotta tiles in the kitchen, dining room and halls. The magnificent farmhouse-style kitchen is in bleached oak. Two roomy double bedrooms: each with its own en-suite bathroom.

Experience the warm hospitality of Amelia's Cottage, reflecting the comfort, elegance and charm of the owners former residences in Italy, California and her birthplace in nearby Leeane. Here, and in nearby Maam Valley are the setting for such films as The Field and John Ford's classic, The Quiet Man.

Special Attractions In Connemara.  Amelia's Favourites:

Angeling:    Fishermen come from all over the world to fish Lough Corrib.  Sir William Wilde, father of Oscar,  wrote a book titled 'Lough Corrib' published in l872.  The Wilde family  had  a home 'Moytura House' near Headford and a hunting lodge called 'Illaunroe (attached by a causeway to the mainland) in Lough Fee near Leenane.  Here, Oscar learned to fish. 

Walking:     Walk the 'The Western Way' a renowned walk that starts close to Amelia's cottage on the Glann Road and ends at Maam - l4km. Or take 'The Western Way' which descends to Lough Inagh Valley...a sight which captures your heart forever.
Swimming:  Take a dip in Lough Na Foohey.  Surrounded by the wild symphony of rugged mountains.  There is a sorrow here but also a sharp beauty, a man goes cold with the beauty of it and is glad to be alone.
Picnicking: Take your picnic basket and drive to Delphi which owes it's name to the Marquis of Sligo, who returning from the Grand Tour, named his fishing Lodge Delphi.  In ancient times, Delphi was considered to be the centre of the known world, the place where heaven and earth met.  This was where man was closest to God and Delphi in Mayo is exactly that place.

Golf: A fine 18 hole golf club is just minutes away.

Retaurants: Excellent resturants are located nearby.

Who better than to show off the highlights of Connemara than a Joyce from Joyce Country - A name boldly imprinted on the map of Connemara. The Ancient clan has been around forever...well, at least since 1169. This cottage has been featured in several top European magazines. For more photos- view Ashley Morrison Photography.

Accommodation: Self-Catering

2,000 square feet, it contains halls, dining room, sitting room, Mediterranean kitchen, Laundry, two large bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms. T.V. in master bedroom.

There is also a cosy cottage for 2 on the property.

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Amelia has had several years experience in the field of interiors.  Her home has  been featured in many magazines including 25 beautiful homes.  Also, her Cottage has been rated in the Guardian newspaper as one of the  special places to stay in Ireland. Amelia is writing a guide book on Connemara and hopes to have it published in 2012.