Bungalow | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Wake up on the shores of Lough Corrib in this unique home. Have morning coffee on the patio while taking in the breath-taking views of islands, mountains and lake. Relax and unwind in this tranquil oasis, yet incredibly, you are only 25 mins. drive from the heart of Galway City. Take the Row Boat out on the lake for a row around Ballycurrin Bay. In the evening enjoy the stunning sunsets and listen to the lapping of the shores. On a clear night see the stars like never before given the total lack of light pollution beside the lake!
This is a beautiful architect designed three-bedroom property situated on the eastern shore of Lough Corrib at the end of a quiet lane accessing Ballycurrin Bay, a renowned trout fishing spot. Built in 1970 the house has maple flooring and pirana pine beamed ceilings throughout it’s 3 reception rooms.
The house has all mod cons, satellite TV & DVD player and a Slate Bed Pool Ttable. In summer there is safe swimming in the lake, walking, fishing (row boat and rods incl.) or just relax on the large wrap-around patio. For winter months enjoy sitting by a homely fire in front of the loverly big limestone fireplace, read a book, play pool, snooker and darts or just sit and admire the beautiful views.
Early Booking Recommended to Avoid Disappointment
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Knock 50 km, Nearest railway: Galway 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Boat available, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
Row Boat included with rental
3 Reception Rooms
Satellite TV with DVD player, Video. Over 100 Videos and DVD's for all ages!
Slate bed Pool Table, (pool balls and snooker balls) Electronic Darts.
Childrens cot and high-chair available.
Many activities for kids including board games, 7 bicycles for all ages, water guns, babmington, go-cart and dolls pram.
Fully equipped kitchen with all mod cons - Dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer, food processor etc. etc.
Quality cooking utensils and pots, crockery and cutlery.
Outside is laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
|Further details outdoors|
The house has a large enclosed garden (over 1/2 acre) and plenty of space to play. The Row Boat is available to all guests from March to October and life jackets are also available. Ballycurrin Bay, where the house is situated, is a renowned trout fishing spot. It is perfectly safe to swim in the lake beside the house. If you are interested in weather watching there is also a sophisticated weather station installed monitoring rainfall, wind, barometric pressure and temperature!.
The County Galway/County Clare region
Affectionately known as The Corrib, you can walk out your front gate to a private pier where you can swim, fish and go boating. Ballycurrin Bay is famed for it's large trout stocks. In July 2002 a 23lb trout was caught, one of the biggest ever on the lake! Fish also for salmon, pike and perch.Take a walk along the lake front to Ballycurrin lighthouse and Ballycurrin Demesne. Lough Corrib is a vast lake of 41,600 acres. It is mostly shallows and contains 365 islands. For the fisherman, the water is very clear and it holds a good stock of trout which average over 1lb.
Travel is by car and Ballycurrin is 4 miles from Headford town, which has all amenities including shops, pubs, choice of restaurants and a large supermarket. Galway City Centre is within 25 minutes drive.
This is an ideal location for exploring the West of Ireland, Connemara and Yeats Country.
Connemara is wonderfully scenic and stretches from Galway up into Mayo. There are many driving, walking and cycling routes and it would take weeks to truly explore all of Connemara but there are many one day routes that can be taken from Ballycurrin Lodge to give you a true sense of the beauty of Connemara. These routes include; Kylemore Abbey and its gardens; the landing place of Alock and Brown in Clifden; Killary Fjord and the location for films such as The Quiet Man and The Field.
Galway City is a vibrant town and has a pulsating night life of traditional bars, live music venues, wide variety of dining options and modern clubs.
Board the luxurious Corrib Princess from Galway city and enjoy a 90 minute cruise along Lake Corrib experiencing the lakes traditional trade routes.
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19 Aug 2014
I was looking for somewhere where my family & I could unwind and where I didn't need to drive around too much for things to see & do.Ballycurrin Lodge was certainly that & more. It was a beautifu… More
11 May 2014
"un séjour typiquement irlandais"
Des vacances en famille dans un cadre magnifique. Tous les matins, on prend le petit déjeuner vue sur le lac. La journée, on prend la voiture et on visite le Connemara; la maison est idéalement pla… More
21 Jul 2013
"Breath-taking setting, family friendly comfort"
Ballycurrin Lodge has a breath-taking setting on the edge of Lough Corrib. It is one of the few properties with an unrestricted view that includes the mountains of Connemara to the north and fabulous … More
17 Feb 2013
"Stunning location, memorable stay"
January is not the greatest time to book a house by a lake in Ireland but I am so glad we did. The owner gave us a lovely warm welcome, showed us where everything was and made sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay.
This is such a warm beautifully comfortable house and the view of the lake is stunning. lots of floor to ceiling windows to make the most of it and a large terrace outside for summer lounging and dining. Our first evening was spent in front of the fire with just the sound of the lake lapping and the occasional rustle of wind through the trees, (lots of firewood thoughtfully provided). Sofas and chairs really comfortable. Exactly the peace and quiet we needed.
The house was spotlessly clean and the kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed and more. The bedrooms were spacious, warm and comfortable, with lots of storage for clothes. A wide range of indoor entertainment was provided including a large TV (in separate room) with all the channels we could watch. The sun shone one afternoon while we were there so we were able to sit and read our books in the sun lounge – bliss, in January.
We will definitely stay here again. It is a great location with lots to do outdoors (and inside if the weather is dull). It is only 10 minutes from Headford which has a large supermarket, pubs and restaurants and only 25 minutes from Galway city.
Overall, we thought it was a terrific place to stay and would recommend it to our friends without hesitation!
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