Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
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 ten people, six in the main house and a further four in a linked apartment.
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.
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, the pretty costal villages like Kinvara and Roundstone are within an hours drive. The amazing Aran Islands, with the spectacular cliffs and the ancient Dun Aengus 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 and from a young age the Irish are on these courses, which are in every town nearby. The closest to the house is the lovely 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.
The Galway docks with its pretty marina, which was the most popular stopover in the world for the Volvo around the world race, is just one mile from the house too.
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!
The main area for foodies is within twenty minutes walk from the house, as is Quay Street, the liveliest street in the City.
The beautiful mountains and lakes of Connemara, the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren are just a short drive away. There are frequent daily boat trips to the nearby spectacular Aran Islands.
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.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Salthill 300 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Galway 10 km, Nearest railway: Galway 4 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|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, 5 bathrooms of which 3 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|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.
Excellent, world class catering can be arranged by guests directly with award winning Kai restaurant, situated 10 minutes walk from Nile Lodge.
There are many other excellent caterers available locally.
Private luxury coaches with drivers are also available locally who can cater for groups who wish to travel together for day trips.
The County Galway/County Clare 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
The Volvo Ocean Race
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
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22 Jul 2012
"Irish charm and my our new favourite accommodation in Galway."
This was a lovely stay, the house and grounds are beautifully kept, old charm meets modern comfort; we only stayed one night and Maire, the owner ,did her best to make us feel at home. For breakfast, … More
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