Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Built in 1807 by a Captain and Commander in Nelson's fleet , Nile Lodge, from which the surrounding area gets its name,offers an unusually high standard of elegant and spacious accommodation in one of the most imposing and historic private residences in the City of Galway on the shores of Galway bay, in the West of Ireland.

This prestigious property is available to rent on a short term basis, and makes a unique and outstanding vacation home.

It offers luxurious self catering accommodation for up to six guests in three en suite bedrooms, with superking beds, one of these can be configured as two singles.

Nile Lodge is an ideal venue for guests who appreciate privacy, whether this is to conduct business in Ireland or to enjoy a very private holiday in the heart of the City.

The property is perfectly located down the road from the historic Galway City, just far enough to have the tranquility and quiet that this house offers, yet the convenience of being close to the finest restaurants, live music events and dozens of delightful Irish pubs, where music and lively conversation is at its best.

This beautiful house is perfectly located for all that the West of Ireland has to offer. The day trips to picturesque Connemara, with its rugged scenery of hills and lakes, perfect for off road cycling and hill walking. The Burren , The Cliffs of Moher and the pretty coastal villages like Kinvara and Roundstone are within an hours drive. The amazing Aran Islands, with the spectacular cliffs and the ancient Dun Aengus fort are within a hour and a half from the house.

Galway, with its famous horse racing events, the arts and literary festivals is hugely popular with both native Irish people and visitors to Ireland alike. The wonderful seaside promenade, the longest in Europe, where every day joggers and walkers alike are keeping fit, is located just down the road from the house. The panoramic sea views enjoyed while exercising on the promenade lifts the spirits by its sheer beauty.

Lots of superb golf courses have regular visitors from all over the world, are within easy reach of the house. Irish golfers take their game seriously from a young age the Irish are on these courses all year round. The closest to the house is the lovely 18 hole links course of Salthill, just one mile away.

There is plenty of game and coarse fishing, as you would expect in Ireland with its plentiful rivers and lakes. Lough Corrib, which opens into the sea via the river Corrib is one mile from the house. Anglers from all over the world have enjoyed the famous salmon and trout fishing, in addition to coarse fishing on those waters.

Nile Lodge has the most amazing location when it comes to enjoying all that Ireland has to offer, and Galway City itself is known to be the music Capital of Ireland. Musicians love to live here and play in groups in the many sessions around the City.

The standard of the music is amazing, the only problem is trying to get to see as many as possible!

Nile Lodge is one of the most prestigious private houses in the City of Galway and has a wonderful, rich history, which is clearly visible in the house, showing details from Nelsons times through the past 200 years.

This beautiful house, built to the design suggestive of the bridge of a ship, originally had a sea view, stands on over an acre of private, mature, beautifully landscaped gardens which provide a wonderful green oasis within minutes of the center of Galway. There is a high-walled orchard to the rear of the property which is enjoyable for children and adults alike to enjoy space and privacy.

For convenience just across the road from the property is a small supermarket which has late opening. Also located nearby is the luxury grocery store Morton's of Galway as well as a larger supermarkets.

On request there are two additional double bedrooms in the lower ground floor apartment, previously the cosy servants quarters, these can be rented at extra cost for up to an additional four guests. Please contact for details.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Salthill 1 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Dublin or Shannon 223 km, Nearest railway: Galway 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The house is a large villa-style residence, with an 'upstairs-downstairs' ambiance. Upstairs, the house is quite traditional in layout with a stunning entrance hall and bright, spacious rooms with large windows. The drawing room and dining room are on opposite sides of the hall and both have a wonderful formality and elegance, while still being comfortable and cosy. Both rooms are ideal for entertaining on a grand scale. The vaulted ceilings have beautiful plasterwork and marble fireplaces, exquisite hand cut chandeliers, beautiful Irish carpets and superior quality antique furniture all add to the grandeur of Nile Lodge. There is a luxurious living room at the end of the entrance hall which also has a high vaulted ceiling, magnificent antique furniture and large open fire making it perfect for relaxed, intimate conversation and family fun. The living room opens onto a period conservatory which, in turn, opens onto a furnished Italianate patio, the perfect place for summer evening barbecues, relaxing with a glass of wine.

There are three spacious bedrooms on this level, two with hand made super-king size beds and one with a luxury sprung double bed. All bedrooms have fine linens and high quality bedding. The bedrooms are also furnished with fine antiques, designer fabrics and two offer wonderful views over the landscaped gardens. These bedrooms are all en-suite, two with shower rooms and one with bath and overhead shower. The en-suites have all been tastefully restored recently with antique and modern fittings, designer fabrics and power showers.

There is a self-catering apartment available on the ground floor which can accommodate up to 4 additional guests. This can be rented for an extra cost.

There is also a Premier Private Health Clinic on the lower garden level of the house, the access to which is via a separate driveway and entrance. This is open on a part time basis only. Guests of the house have preferential treatment at the clinic during its opening hours.

The central location of Nile Lodge House provides an excellent base from which you can explore the West of Ireland. The magnificent Cliffs of Moher and the Burren in Co Clare make a wonderful day-trip. The spectacular Connemara region offers a wonderful scenic drive and the Aran Islands can be visited by ferry or by plane.

Further details outdoors

Completed in 1807, Nile Lodge was built by Commander William Hutchinson, an officer in Nelson's fleet after his return from the Battle of the Nile. The house stands on extensive landscaped gardens which ensure privacy and plenty of space. Located equidistant between Salthill and Galway City, the house is the idea location to enjoy all Galway has to offer.

Further details

Excellent, world class catering can be arranged by guests directly with award winning Kai restaurant, situated 10 minutes walk from Nile Lodge also for restaurant dining.

There are many other excellent caterers available locally.

Private luxury coaches or cars with drivers are also available locally who can cater for groups who wish to travel together for day trips.

The Western Ireland region

Galway is the capital city of Connaught, in the West of Ireland.

Known throughout the world for its scenery, Galway is a gateway to the vast and wild countryside of Connemara,to the Burren region, internationally famous for its karst landscape, to the Cliffs of Moher, a designated UNESCO Geo Park and to the mythetical and historic Aran Islands.


Additional nearby places of interest include:

Galway's famous bustling market which has been trading in Church lane by St Nicholas' Church in the centre of the city for literally centuries. Here you will find hundreds of stalls selling fresh produce and locally produced crafts.

The Galway Races

Salthill Beach, Ladies Beach, Palmer's Rock & Beach, Blackrock

Blackrock Diving & Viewing Tower

Leisureland - Popular local leisure center featuring a 25m swimming pool, a gym and a Pitch and Putt course

Palmer's Rock scuba diving, boat and jet ski slip way.

Salthill, Claude's and Caesar Palace Casinos

Atlantic Aquarium (Galway Atlantaquaria) - National Aquarium of Ireland

Salthill Park and Bandstand

Seapoint Leisure Center