We had a large party of friends and family, and the house was superb. Very comfortable, and with a perfect location: a five-minute walk from the Clifden town center, and an ideal launching point for beautiful walks throughout Connemara. In the home itself, the kitchen was well-equipped for cooking, and the ice-maker was great for drinks. The beds and comforters were luxurious. The heated pool was very popular, and they even have a sauna. Thanks, Shane, for a lovely stay!
My now wife and I stayed here with our wedding party and close family, totaling 17 people for a week. This place was beyond what we could have asked for. They answered all of my questions promptly and were very helpful with recommendations in the town (florist, restaurants, things to do, etc.).
The house was large enough to accommodate our entire group without feeling cramped and the noise didn’t carry from room to room. Each room has its own bathroom which offered privacy for each couple. Three of the bedrooms are on the ground level which was nice for anyone who has difficulty with stairs.
The kitchen was the gathering place for our group and the dining room held almost everyone in our party. The pool was heated and often was warmer than the outside temperatures which was wonderful to use. The house offered ample parking for our 7 rental cars and on our wedding day even more cars.
The town was just a few minute walk down a hill and had everything we could have asked for and more. The town of Clifden was very friendly and accommodating to a large group of Americans taking over.
Thanks to Shane and all of his help on the trip of a lifetime!
Keith and Emma
We stayed at the SunnyBank House for 7 days in October. We were a group of 15 adult family members. The house was perfect for us, we had some members of our family that had mobility issues and they were able to use the 3 bedrooms on the ground floor. Each of the 11 bedrooms had it's own bathroom. Some of the bathrooms had showers and some had tubs with showers. The house had wifi that had to be utilized in the one room it was located in. The house had two living room areas with working fire places. The pool and the sauna were closed for the season and there is a tennis court on premises that we did not use. The kitchen was great and the dinning room could fit our entire group. We had two dinners prepared by Jillian for us during the week and both dinners were excellent. One night we had the pork and the other night we had her lamb dish and her chicken dish. The owner Shane was very accommodating and reservations were easy to do and he was helpful when we got to the house. Shane also owns a pub/restaurant Guys in town that we ate at two nights during the week, we all enjoyed our meals there. The house is a perfect spot to explore Connemara from. It is in walking distance to town which has great shops, restaurants and pubs.
This is a wonderful house and the owner Shane is very welcoming and generous as a host. It's centrally located to town but has everything you need. Space for everyone. Lovely rooms, turf fires, swimming pool, sauna and tennis court. We were lucky with the weather and made good use of the pool and had a BBQ one balmy evening! It felt like a villa in the Med - the views of the 12 Benns were fabulous when the clouds lifted. My parents were celebrating 50 years of marriage and we now all have wonderful memories of this place. Thank you.
This house is first and foremost a home. Amongst its 19th century grandeur exists a wonderful warm welcoming cosiness that lends itself to hosting a family, a group of friends or a corporate stay. Easy access to the town and yet tucked away with everything you need from small rooms with turf fires to a large dining room catered for from a state of the art kitchen with everything at your fingertips. The rooms are all tastefully decorated in keeping with the house and all eleven are spacious and en suite. Outside is a barbecue area with steps up to a heated swimming pool and sauna. Along with a tennis court this house has everything you need for a superb relaxing luxurious holiday. I'd recommend for any occasion.