The Old Store

Cloch na Rón, Co. Galway
Bed & Breakfast


The friendliest of welcomes in an impressive, well-designed seaside house that feels like home. The wilds of coastal Connemara beckon

Bedroom

6 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 6

The
Experience

The Mullions run a delightfully relaxed house; there’s no suggestion that everyone has to be up and out by a certain time but beautiful Connemara waits. There’s a huge stash of wellies, coats, life jackets and wetsuits, so borrow the currach, try your hand at fishing, hit sandy beaches, go riding…Breakfast is a convivial affair (just ask if you’d like your own table) and your hosts happily give you a ‘full Irish’ plus ample supplies of fruit, good bread and homemade granola. There are fine restaurants nearby, but with a bit of notice you can have dinner here.The Mullions can help you arrange outings, suggest restaurants and places to visit. Head back to read by the fire or stare contentedly out to sea through the huge windows while the yachts sail by.

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We think you'll love

  • Not walking on egg shells
  • Watching the tide come in past the island of Inishnee
  • Your fun and easy-going hosts
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Home truths

  • Not all the bedrooms have access to the terrace
  • It’s not really ideal for those in search of solitude
  • No dogs allowed

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dogs welcome
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Flexible
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Closed
Rarely.
Meals
Pubs/restaurants 5-minute walk. Dinner £25.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £170
3 Doubles
From £170
1 Suite for 6
From £175

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Location

The neighbourhood

Buzzy Roundstone is a pretty fishing village with restaurants and shops within walking distance. You’re on the Wild Atlantic Way, the longest coastal road in Europe which leads you through some amazing scenery. The sandy beach at Dogs Bay is a short drive away and 20 minutes sees you in Clifden, with more eateries and an annual arts festival. Take the short walk to local treasure O’Dowd’s Seafood Bar for fresh scallops, oysters and lobster.

Local points of interest from Roderick & Vivien Mullion

  • There are three or four good cafes and restaurants in the village, including the legendary O'Dowds Pub
  • In fine weather, St. Macdara's island, which has a 7th century oratory, is magical and can easily be reached by boat.
  • Back to back stunning white coral sand beaches of Dog's Bay and Gurteen are only a five-minute car journey away
  • Kylemore Abbey with its beautifully restored walled garden has a fascinating history
  • Lots of wonderful walks of varying grades - Connemara National Park including Diamond Hill - within easy reach
  • 10 minutes away there is fine-dining in Ballynahinch Castle Hotel which has some of the best views in Connemara.

Introducing

Roderick & Vivien Mullion

Roderick grew up in Ireland, and when he and Vivien lived in London this was their holiday home. In 2017 they took the plunge and moved back here full time, and they’re loving it. With four grown up children and nine grandchildren, this friendly couple has mastered the art of keeping guests of all ages very happy. Roderick loves growing veg, fishing and cooking – the best of all possible worlds for his lucky guests!