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Luxury Historic Home 'Banba House', Built 1890

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Very Good 4.5/5

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TRIP ADVISOR EXCELLENCE AWARD 2014 BANBA HOUSE

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 15

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House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 15

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

* HOME: Historic and beautifully renovated, detached private residence, 3000 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, also vanity sinks in bedrooms. sleeps up to 15. You will have the entire home and large private gardens to yourselves! Whether you're a group of two or 15, Banba House is your luxurious home away from home.

* LOCATION: Banba House is just 12 minutes from Galway's main street. Banba is located on a quiet, residential, tree-lined residential road on a large secluded lot with private gardens. .

Banba is perfectly positioned to use as your holiday base for seeing all the touristic sites in the West of Ireland.

* TRANSPORTATION: 12 Mins from Galway main st. You don't need a car to get here or when you are here!!! The train (coast to coast, Galway-Dublin-Limerick) is located just a two-minute walk from Banba. Bus service to Galway runs until 2.30am on weekends, and pickup/drop off is just a one-minute walk from the front door. Coach tours to all the tourist sites are just 12 minutes from Banba. The historic centre of Athenry village has pubs, restaurants, churches, and food shops is a three-minute walk from the fron door of the house.

*INCLUDED: Linens, towels, soaps, electricity,night and morning oil-fired central heating, with plenty of hot water!

* PREMIER SERVICE: Banba's has a fully-equipped kitchen, but you can also pre-order our famous arrival buffet with wines beer and foodready to eat on arrival, so you can kick off your shoes and fully relax the moment you walk in the door.

Size Sleeps up to 15, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Oranmore, Salthill, Furbo, Connemara 6 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, KNOCK, SHANNON, CORK. BELFAST 80 km, Nearest railway: GALWAY ATHENRY 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
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 Double beds (4), Single beds (5), Bunk Beds (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 15
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Western Ireland region

Ireland was voted 'Favourite Holiday Destination in the World' by readers of Frommer's Guide, and Lonely Planet listed Ireland as the world's friendliest country. The West of Ireland is wonderful to visit with such beautiful sights as Cliffs of Moher, Connermara, and the Aran Islands. Banba is perfectly located to use as your travel base for your holiday.

Galway is said to be the most 'Irish' of Ireland's cities, and is one of the few urban areas where you are likely to hear Irish spoken, due to the fact the Gaeltacht area of Connemara is only a few kilometres away. Galway is always lively with a great music scene, and host to many summer festivals. And, of course, Galway is home to many traditional Irish music pubs where you're sure to meet lots of new friends! “Guinness Is Good for You!”

Banba House is the ideal location for you to make the most of your trip to the West of Ireland. We're located right in the midst of what you'll want to see and do!

Galway

If we're lucky enough to host you for your holiday, here's a suggested itinerary:

Fly into Dublin Shannon Knock or Cork, and spend some time in the fine city. Take a direct train/ coachesn to Banba House. We are a two-minute walk from Athenry station; if you have lots of luggage, I'll come pick you up. Settle into Banba, then take a walk into the historic village of Athenry for a pint at the pub, have lunch or dinner at one of many restauants, then stroll around the town's medieval castle built in 1240.

Take the 12-minute train ride into Galway, hop on a Galway city tour, walk out to Salthill, and visit the Cathedral and the university. Be sure to stop into one of my favourite pubs “Ti Ceoli” on Main Street for music and craic and a pint o'black.

Coach tour of Connemara, Clifden, Roundstone, and the Cliffs of Moher. Don't forget your camera!

Take the ferry to Aran Islands. Rent a bike and spend the day exploring this beautiful island with its breathtaking views.

Head south to Cork, Kerry and back to Dublin day trip a couple of hours on the train and see the countryside.

I've lived in Ireland all my life and I'm happy to help you plan your visit! I look forward to you being my guests at Banba House!

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Review 1-9 of 9

21 Nov 2014

5/5

"WONDERFUL HOUSE!!"

I recently stayed at Banba House in Athenry with my family of 7 for 4 nights.We are Irish Americans and 2 South Africans on our first trip to the Mother Country. Everything was grand, as the Irish might say. Owner pride(Ray) is evident throughout. I've listed all the pros I can think of and a few cons about the house itself and the area as a vacation destination. Pros: -Ray- Just wonderful to deal with pre trip and a most effortless and gracious host. He met us at the train on our arrival and brought all our luggage back to the house so that we could continue on the train into Galway. -Ray prepared a wonderful chicken/salad/ bread and wine dinner for us on our departure night -A welcome bottle of wine or 2 upon arrival back home our first night. Ray has plenty of wine in the house if you prefer to pay-as- you go. We bought our wine at the market. -Loved all the whimsical pictures(painted by our host) and knick knacks throughtout -House was immaculate -Windows just sparkled -Kitchen stocked with all the amenities you need -Rooms were all spacious and sunny -Nice patio out back to sit in sun or just hang the laundry -Plenty of games and cards to pass the time(nice change from tv and computer obsessed) -Pristine location-no litter or graffiti anywhere. So pleasant. -Market right around corner to stock up on staples(wine and such) -Athenry train literally around the corner but you never hear it. Nice quaint train station. -Athenry town also literally a stones throw from the house. Nice town to wander about and take in local flavor -Plenty of hot water(thought we'd be spacing out showers but didn't have problems) -Cleaning supplies (dishwasher and sink) and TP already there(have rented many places in US where you need to buy yourself). -Nice landscaping about the property- well maintained -Galway was (as we were told) one stop up from Athenry (15mins or so) on a very nice, clean, quiet train through pleasant landscapes. -Galway is another wonderful Irish city full of culture, food,music and loads of shopping! with many photo ops everywhere you turn. Sunday afternoons the pubs were hopping!! -So many excursions leave right out of Galway and it is all very efficient and convenient. A short walk down from train and you are at the main hub of transportation(tour buses). -Wifi available and used by a few of us for music, work and uploading pictures -Very good meats available in Athenry at Michael Walsh's butcher shop -Tours from Galway to all the wonderul excursions in the West: Cliffs of Moher, the Abbey, etc were very very reasonable costs and easy to book last minute.(it was off season though). Cons: -Train can be expensive since need to book each way not round trip. This can add up since we were into Galway every day. But having said that, you are on vacation and public transport is expensive everywhere. -Train departures from Galway back to Athenry limited at night, so just plan ahead for it(we found with our group of 7 that a rented minivan back was way to go and cheaper than the train-but you need to book it at one of the tour companies ahead of time. We also took taxi back one night but was expensive and needed 2 of course). -We are not night owls and found out that most of the Galway pub music started much later than we expected-maybe 10 or 11. Early for some, but after a day of touring, we just wanted to relax at night. So we would head back to Banba and cook and play many games of Pinochle and sip wine and listen to Irish music on the computer.(so this is a pro/con comment) - No cons from me about the house. All in all, we had an absolutely wonderful time at Banba House. We would definitely return if we revisit Western Ireland. If anyone has any questions I may be able to answer please forward to me at Pat L bibluffs@yahoo.com

Ah Meghan!!! To be sure, you are too kind, how nice of you to say such kind things about Banba House in your review.. Your group were lovely and it was my pleasure to pop over to the station and collect your luggage and bring it back to the house for you. I work hard at making all my guests as welcome as I possible can. I am dedicated to going that extra mile to help Banba guests have an enjoyable stress free experience and am always happy to help with travel plans, flights, arrivals at the airports,transport and directions. A quick phone call can take all the stress out of the journey and turn the day into an adventure as part of the holiday knowing, that when you arrive at Banba, we will have the house prepared perfectly and ready to the highest standards for your comfort and for you to enjoy. I love to cook, and its always a joy to set up a full carefully prepared freshly cooked table of the most delicious local fare. We would be delighted if you decide to visit us at Banba House in the future. Regards Ray McGrogan

27 Jul 2014

5/5

"A totally unforgettable experience"

We stayed at Banba House for five days to attend a family wedding in Galway, we could not fault the facilities at all apart from there not being a television ( not normally a problem but the Open Golf Championship was on). Raymond was always available to be contacted and he gave us a detailed account of Athenry. Banba House is within easy reach of the train and bus facilities. Athenry has a number of pubs where the locals were very friendly.

Julie, you and your group were a pleasure to have as guests in Banba House and we hope to see you all again in the future, Your all welcome anytime. very best regards Ray

8 Jul 2014

4/5

"Great Place to stay with Family"

Had a great time with my Husband and 4 daughters. Plenty of room and privacy. Ray and Rita were great and helped with any questions.

thanks so much, we have just received our certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor and we are thrilled to have our efforts recognized by our guests. Hope to see you aging sometime soon. regards Ray

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.

.............yes indeed we are trying harder than ever this year to go that extra yard to make our guests feel welcome, thank you so much for your kind comments. 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 1-9 of 9

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