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***Stop the world and get off,*** your now entering a stress free zone.

House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 15

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 6km

****MAGNIFICENT PERIOD LUXURY HOME JUST A FEW MINUTES FROM GALWAY MAIN STREET****

Hello and Welcome to Banba House

***** stop the world and get off at Banba House ***** you are now entering a stress free zone********

.....12 MINS TO GALWAY MAIN STREET...........

*** NO EXTRA CHARGES***oil fired central heating and electricity are included.

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Banba short / long term rental .You can search OUR OWN SITE for info on us us directly but you should book thru Holiday Lettings.

..................fancy a pint of Guinness or a nice Irish whisky maybe a Bailys Irish Cream in front of a blazing turf fire.

How about a real music session of some incredible traditional Irish music,or just sit on the shore and watch the sun go down on Galway bay. Do you remember the Song? You will love it here at Banba House.

All day service and buses til 2.30 am at weekends and just two hours to Dublin. We take great pride in Banba House.

Accommodation: (Sleeps up to 15)

******NO EXTRA CHARGES*******

electricity and oil fired central heating are included in rental price.

Private Detached House 5 bedrooms, home of scholars, musicians and writers.

Named for Banba, the patron goddess of Ireland.

Located on the New Line on a beautiful quiet tree lined surburban street of Athenry historic village.

Literally a one minute walk to Galway train which silently whispers by and only 12 minutes to Galway Main Street or via bus or M6 motorway. Ten minute drive to new Galway Private Clinic.

OUTSTANDING FEATURES/AMENITIES ....Approx. 3000 Square Feet of living space with attached.

5 bedrooms 2 +bathrooms Luxurious master bedroom suite with vanity.

Charming, fully fitted kitchen with breakfast room. Two generous reception roo ms off main foyer Formal, dining room with hard wood floors, Foyer and grand hallway entrance Large, cozy drawing room with working fireplace .Reception/tea room

Writers / Artists paradise. Streams of natural light shine through abundant bay windows.

Oil fired heating in the evenings included in rental . Large green lawns and gardens throughout....

Be truly one with nature as the grounds abound with lush mature shrubs and majestic chestnut, Irish lime, broad-leaf and conifer trees

Built in early 1900's to the highest standards with the highest quality materials. Well insulated/energy efficient..... Ample off-street parking .full wi fi internet .

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Accomodation and Sleeping arrangements

Five Bedrooms

Bedroom One: large double bed 1700 mm wide,

.................and single bed 900 mm wide, with one sink

Bedroom Two: two large double beds...... one bed 1600 mm wide,

..........................and double bed 1600 mm wide, with one sink

Bedroom Three: double bed 1300 mm wide

Bedroom Four: large single bed 1150 mm

Bedroom Five: three single beds 900 mm wide, or one double and one single if you want to push beds together

*****We set up temporary sleep-over beds for groups of more than thirteen.*****.

We take great care to prepare for each group as you arrive. All bed linen and towels are freshly laundered, line dried and tumble dry finished and left on the beds for your comfort

Golf, Fishing and sailing..Titanic Belfast,, Galway Races Ballybrit, Luxury Period House, circa 1919 in large private mature grounds right in the historic village of Athenry, 3 mins walk to shops and local pubs/ restaurants churches and schools and just 10 minutes to Galway city center by train, All day service and buses til 2.30 am at weekends and just two hours to Dublin with local access to Galway Races, Aran islands, Galway Bay Sailing Club, . Salthill, . Cliffs of Moher, West of Ireland, Ashford Caslte, Connemara, Kylemore Abbey,visit Irish Period Houses many old houses, Thanks to the Volvo Ocean Race and Let's do it Galway Now waiting for the Galway.Oyster Festival, Clarenbridge Oyster festival the Guinnes Music festival. Just finished are Galway Arts festival, Art Studio,Arts Festival. Art.ie,Lough Corrib.fishing.

Enjoy Irish traditional music, watch the sun go down on Galway Bay, enjot the Galway Hunt, horse riding, golf,flying, Travel via Etihad airways,Dublin,Shannon,Knock,Belfast,

they loved it here,John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara,where they made The quiet Man, and Galway Girl,

Your fully refundable deposit is transferred to you on leaving the house in the same condition as you find it when you arrive.

Size Sleeps up to 15, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Oranmore and Salthill and Furbo 6 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: DUBLiN ,,KNOCK,,SHANNON..CORK 60 km, Nearest railway: GALWAY 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, Staffed property, Boat available
General Central heating, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (5), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Secure parking

The County Galway/County Clare region

I have the following bedrooms for your comfort, aprox detail as follows.....

Bedroom One..... large double bed 1700mm wide, and one single bed in master bed with one sink.

Bedroom Two......two large double beds 1700mm wide in bed room with one sink.

Bedroom three double bed 1300mm.

Bedroom four single bed 1200mm.

Bedroom five three single beds 900mm wide or double and one single if you want to push beds together.. .

freshly Laundered Sheets pillows quilts and towels and new soaps all provided.

Oil fired Central Heating included for your comfort.

Bathrooms have an electric shower and bath with shower.

Plenty of hot water always available.

Two minute walk to local shop.

Two minute walk to train station. Galway Dublin main train line,you can't hear the trains from the house.

Two minute walk to buses. To and from Galway, till 2.30 a.m weekends

Less than five minutes walk to main street in town centre schools, churches & pubs, & restaurants and shops.

….. If you decide to come and enjoy Banba House, I will do what I can to make your visit a special and memorable holiday occasion and I will be available to provide any help and advice that I can in order to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

….. if I can be of any help whatsoever in helping you to plan your journey to get here with directions and your local travel around Ireland when you are here, please do not hesitate to ask.

Galway City

Suggestions…………………………..

Day 1............some people fly into Dublin and see Dub for a day or two and then take the train West later in the evening or next morning early.

Day 2 Galway city tour and take a walk out to Salt hill, see the Cathedral and visit the University. Stop in Ti Ceoli for music and craic on the way back and a pint o'black'.

Day 3 Coach tour,, Connemara, Clifden Roundstone.....full day.

Day 3.. Coach tour Cliffs of Moher.,the Burren Kinvara ..................................... full day

Day 4 Aran Islands ferry, full day,.................................. full day

Day 5 head south Cork, Kerry and and back to Dub for your trip home,,,

GETTING TO BANBA

M6 to R348 to R347: From the motorway/highway (M6) take the R348 until you get to the roundabout joining the R347. Head into town towards the skyscrapers, (only joking), keep going straight and head into town, past the small round look out historic tower in Athenry

Bridge Street: As the road curves around to the left, the main castle comes into view in the distance on your right. There's a park/playground on your right and an historic cemetery/church on your left. The post office is just ahead of you now (a small brick building with a green “post” sign). You take a right before the post office.

Court Lane: The castle is in front of you and you will pass by it on your right. You should drop in and have a look while your here. The road curves around to the left and you drive straight on past the Athenry's famous arch historic archway (you'll see it to your left) and veer right (you'll see a petrol station on your right).

Tuam Road: Turn left at the next street (Tuam Road). Continue straight on this road. You'll go through the traffic lights and over the hump-back bridge (you'll go over train tracks and will see the train station on your left). Slow down, take the next right at the bottom of the bridge, it's the first gate in the left...you've arrived. Welcome.

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Review 1-5 of 5

24 Mar 2014

5/5

"The house is much nicer than the photographs show."

Banba House was simply outstanding. We only stayed one night and if we didn't have somewhere else leased for the next few nights we would definitely have stayed longer. The photographs just don't do it justice. It is such a nice and comfortable home. Raymond, the owner, is such a nice person and very helpful. When we booked the place he emailed us with some ideas for sightseeing. It's literally just around the corner from the train station that you can catch into Galway ( a few minutes away ). We'll definitely stay here again the next time we visit Ireland.

21 Mar 2014

5/5

"Perfect for our Family Reunion in Galway"

This grand old house was perfect for us - we were 9 adults visiting from the States for a reunion of sorts (we had only actually met one of them before) with long-lost family in Galway. We had the f… More

..............thanks for being so gracious in your review, we will try to have better / warmer weather for your next trip. You guys are a great family and that's shows thru in all conversations that we had. Hope to see you in Boston sometime. very best regards
Ray

28 Aug 2013

1/5

"Grease in the oven; dead flies on the windows"

Very disappointed. House had not been properly cleaned on our arrival. There was grease in the oven, staining in the bath, some light bulbs not working, carpets stained, dust everywhere and dead flies… More

Dear Folks,

Thank you for taking the time to write to me regarding your concerns. I appreciate all feedback from my valued guests. My customers' comfort at Banba House is my only priority. I am happy to respond to your comments in detail.

In my hurry to accommodate your arrival and check-in 2 hours earlier than expected with only 20 minutes notice, the oven and three light bulbs out of thirty-nine were unfortunately overlooked. I do apologise. I understood that you had been traveling with a large group and wanted to relax and settle in. I was happy to accommodate you but unfortunately I was not able to do my last walk-through of the property. Thank you for noting in your email to me that I immediately remedied the problems as soon as I was told about them. I always respond to my guests' requests as quickly as possible.

The usual stay for our valued guests is between 4-7 days. The home is thoroughly and professionally cleaned between each booking. Extensive cleaning took place on the day of your arrival. On the fourth day after your check-in, you mentioned your group did some cleaning. That's good, I expect this to be normal upkeep with a large group of 9-15 people living in the home for a week. We don't provide a housekeeping service during guests' stays unless previously arranged.

I take great pride in Banba House and must respond to the incorrect information in your review. I put fresh, clean sheets and duvets on all the beds before your group arrived. I personally ironed all the pillowcases. Except for the two main items overlooked (oven and light bulbs), Banba House was freshly aired and completely ready for guests, including all surfaces cleaned, polished, and vacuumed. At your check-in there were no dead flies or spider webs in the home.

Regarding the bathtub - there is a discoloration in the original antique bathtub, but as explained in the information booklet, the tub is 75 years old and was stained from the natural bog water that was the normal water supply in this area many years past. Although there is a "beauty mark" on this historic tub, we note that you did not make a complaint on the cleanliness of the bathtub or the bathrooms.

Trip Advisor and Banba House websites do not indicate that we have a TV, a DVD player, stereo, or swimming pool.

In compensation for the oven needing wiped down and the three light bulbs failing to light, I will be happy to offer you a complimentary night's stay with your next booking. I hope to welcome you back to Banba House in the near future!

Kind regards,

Ray

7 Aug 2013

5/5

"Great for a team trip"

We stayed at the Banbahouse with a girls field hockey team traveling from the USA and it was a perfect space for our big group. Ray was great and set us up with plenty of beds for the girls. It was … More

Stephenie, your an amazing women organizing such a large group of fine well behaved ladies in such an orderly fashion. You guys are so welcome and I hope that you will do us the honor of coming back to see us again soon. regards
Ray

6 Jun 2013

5/5

"Great time at Banba House."

When we arrived, Ray had two roast chickens, salads, bread, and wine waiting for us. What could be more perfect? The house is big and very comfortable and accommodated our group of 8 with room to spare. It's a great location...the train station is a block away and Galway a 15 minute train ride to the city center. There is a market around the corner and pubs within walking distance. You may even find Ray in one of them!

...thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us, your welcome here anytime. regards
Ray

Review 1-5 of 5

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