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Rockmount House
Ranked #14 of 45 Clifden B&B and Inns
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Stunning location on the skyroad, nice room, very good breakfast with wide choice, very friendly owners. My children loved the two dogs that accompanied us in our walk to the cliffs which starts right behind the house. Highly recommended

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

I stayed at Rockmount House with two friends and we couldn't have made a better choice. Its location a few kilometres outside of Clifden on the scenic Sky Road means that it's absolutely quiet there, save for the occasional "moo" and "baa". The surroundings are as idyllic as it gets.

Anne and Paddy were the most lovely hosts, so warm and always helpful. Since we were staying for two weeks, Anne offered to move us to a bigger room with a bigger bed, and told us to let her know if we wanted anything that was not on the a la carte breakfast menu (which is fabulous, by the way).

I was particularly enchanted by the dogs Lady and Bonnie, who are always happy to accompany guests on a walk to the cliffs. There's a private walking trail that leads from the house to the cliffs, it's just a few hundred metres.

Our room was beautiful and cosy, always spotlessly clean, nothing looked old or worn down. The mattresses are really comfortable!

I would love to come back one day - Rockmount House is the perfect combination of great accomodation, a beautiful location and fantastic hosts.

Room Tip: Each of the four rooms looks a little different, and each is beauitful. Two of them look out onto th...
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Anne and Paddy certainly make travelers welcome, including their helpful way, excellent room and facilities, quality breakfasts and fantastic location. Each vista around their home and neighborhood is a photographers delight. Thank you for a great time visiting Rockmount House. Clyde & Cynthia Arnold, Nova Scotia, Canada

Room Tip: We found room 2 totally to our liking with the perfect view.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We went this week-end at the Rockmount house and wonderfull is the best adjective .......
We liked all, the bedroom and THE breakfast !!!!
Anne, Paddy, thanks for your amability and simplicity.
We love Ireland and Irish ....

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

Rockmount House was lovely, even without the amazing scenery along Sky Road. The drive from town is well worth it. The owners were wonderful. The room was comfortable and clean. The dogs were sweet and welcoming as well. Highly recommend the location for anyone staying in the area.

Room Tip: Rooms on the cliffs side have the best view.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Rockmount House was the perfect ending point for our trip to the west coast of Ireland. We were looking for something that was a little ways from town in order to get some peace and quiet in, in a lovely location. Rockmount did not disappoint.

The owners were very friendly and professional. We received a warm welcome and felt comfortable in the home. As another reviewer commented, we perhaps felt a little more like customers than old friends, which isn't a bad thing. Just something to note on the spectrum of B&B types. We did thoroughly enjoy the hospitality of Anne and Paddy.

We were fortunate to get the sea view room, although it wouldn't have mattered too much, as we spent most of our time out and about. The room was spotlessly clean, with an en suite bathroom. The shower had incredible pressure.

The guest sitting room was equipped with tea, coffee, milk/sugar, and a tin of cookies (which we greatly appreciated). The dining area was bright, and the breakfast was a great Irish B&B spread. I had the fruit and yogurt, while my husband had the salmon with eggs. Both were great choices, and we also enjoyed the brown bread, cereals and nuts. The coffee at Rockmount was the best we had in Ireland! Nice and strong, and flavourful. One tip for this (and other) B&Bs: if you like the brown soda bread, which we do, tell the B&B owners not to bother also cooking you up some toast. We found the meals to be so plentiful that the toast was not needed, and would go to waste.

One of the things we loved about the Rockmount was the trail through the tall grasses to the ocean cliffs. Lady the dog joined us for our first walk out there. On our second night there we brought a bottle of wine, baguette, cheese, meat and chocolate, and enjoyed a lovely dinner by the water. We noted later that another family also did this. We highly recommend it!

Both nights we went for walks from the house. Out of the house, we headed left up the road, and had a great view of the sunset. The bird flocks were very fun to watch as well.

Anne and Paddy have just got a new puppy, which we enjoyed playing with. She had yet to be named, but is super cute.

The house is a bit of a drive from town, so if you are looking for something within walking distance, this won't be the place for you. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a beautiful, peaceful location close to the ocean, with a great atmosphere and excellent facilities, then you should book here. During our stay, two of the other groups of guests were repeat visitors. This speaks volumes to the great experiences everyone has at this B&B.

The drive to Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey is not too far, and it is nice to go for drives along the various peninsulas in the area. We chanced upon an incredible beach at Omey Island. We recommend heading out there at low tide. The beach was sandy and vast, with not a lot of people there, despite being one of the hottest days of the year. Clifden itself is a beautiful town to visit, and we loved browsing the shops and had some great meals

Thank you Anne and Paddy! It was a pleasure to meet you, and to stay in your delightful B&B.

Room Tip: Sea view is great, but don't be disappointed if you don't get a sea view room. You will hop...
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

We were delighted with our choice of Rockmount House and the room, beds, cleanliness and breakfast. Charming landlady. Dog was also delightful. View from the room - just walk over the cow field and you're on top of the cliffs. Do be aware that there is an upper and lower Sky Road.
Take the upper Sky Road for the view and the Lower Sky Road to get straight to the house without making a long winded detour.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rockmount House

Address: Lower Sky Road, Clifden, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #14 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Clifden
Price Range: £64 - £66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rockmount House is situated on the scenic sky road, and offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic ocean.situated 5 km from Clifden, with a private walking trail to the cliffs at the back of the house. convenient to all local amenities. Breakfast menu and warm welcome assured. Free WiFi access. Guide du routard recommend. ... more   less 
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