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LARGE, FAMILY FRIENDLY, GEORGIAN HOME FROM HOME, IN MAGICAL CONNEMARA

Geraldine Hynes

Advertiser since: 2000
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Geraldine Hynes

Advertiser since: 2000
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2014
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LARGE, FAMILY FRIENDLY, GEORGIAN HOME FROM HOME, IN MAGICAL CONNEMARA

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Oughterard Area Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Large country holiday home, 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps from 6 to 12

Wellpark is a splendid Georgian (1730), large country house of great character and comfort with Wi-Fi, 6 bedrooms, (sleeps12) for holiday rental in Ireland's most beautiful region, Connemara. a superb fishing area. Wellpark is situated in the picturesque village of Oughterard, by the river Owenriff, near Lake Corrib. It lies only 20mins. drive from fascinating Galway, with Theatres, Shopping, Singing Pubs & restaurants. In one acre of lush garden, lawns and orchard, it has its own, separate, specially designed BBQ Garden, a delightful large farmhouse kitchen with open fire, French windows opening onto a Conservatory/SunRoom, aromatic turf fires and winding staircase. A large country house, it lends itself to family gatherings. Built in a more leisurely age, it provides a tranquil haven to refresh body & soul among Ireland's most beautiful lakes, mountains, rivers, candid beaches, fuchsia lined hedgerows and ancient castles. Oughterard Golf Club (18 hole Parkland) 5 min, Dublin Airport 2h 30 mins. Shannon Airport 1hr 45 mins..

Welcome to Wellpark and Ireland: The house offers traditional dining and drawing rooms - 6 bedrooms -3 king size beds,1 queen size and two twins) Huge kitchen with fireplace, utility room, 3 bathrooms (2 showers, 2 tubs) & Italian tiles. Incoming phone - Satellite TV, VCR & stereo and wi-fi internet access. A specially designed barbecue garden, hand made in local stone, with garden table and seating set under the shade of an apple tree & surrounded by fuchsia hedges. Wellpark faces the Owenriff River and is only 5 minutes from Lough Corrib. The region is an anglers paradise, famous for its brown trout, pike and salmon fishing. Boats and local ghillies (guides) may be booked (fish freezer provided).

The area has a wealth of beautiful beaches to discover and children ( and adults) can run free and get a real taste of unspoiled nature. Children are very welcome. There is plenty to see and do locally including singing pubs, the Aran Isles, farm parks for children, pony trekking, even dolphin watching,Golf courses, castles or a visit to Galway City to visit the theatre, go to the races, or discover the excellent shops with fine porcelain, crystal and hand knit sweaters. Irish Cuisine is wholesome and fresh - try the freshly caught Galway Bay prawns, wild lake salmon or wild blackberry and apple pie & fresh cream.Irsih cheesecake with Baileys cream is a dream..

2011 News

With the Dublin - Galway Motorway now completed, clients will be pleased to learn that the drive now only takes one hour 50mins (Plus the 20min from Galway to Oughterard and Wellpark!)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Geraldine Hynes (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2000
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
25%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2014

About Geraldine Hynes

The property has been in the family since 1730!! & Passed down through generations

Geraldine Hynes purchased this chateau / country house in 1730

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely big house, beautiful village

and Tasty Guinness!

Coming back soon.
Mar 2013
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Large, family friendly, Georgian Home from Home, in magical Connemara
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 48 reviews
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Large, family friendly, Georgian Home from Home, in magical Connemara
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1346
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Oughterard Area County Galway
Pennsylvania
5

This house is for EVERYONE!

  • 5 of 5
If you live in the country(like we do), it was a treat for us to walk to church, to the butcher to pick out our own meat, to go out to eat and to the bars. If you live in the city and/or have children, you will love the large totally enclosed landscaped yard for outdoor fun. The men in our crowd especially loved the garden area to congregate and the women loved the sunroom even on a rainy day. The house reminded me of my Irish grandmothers home. We saved a lot of money,cooking all our own large Irish breakfasts in a very clean well equipped kitchen. The owner and managers are very pleasant and accommodating .You will always have hot water for showers and always have room for parking off street.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Large, family friendly, Georgian Home from Home, in magical Connemara
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1346
+39 -+39 333 613 4248
Oughterard Area County Galway
5

A great place to stay in Western Ireland

  • 5 of 5
Our family trip (8 of us) to Ireland, for Christmas, was made very special by our stay at the Wellpark House.

Just outside the village of Oughterard in County Galway, you will find the Wellpark House. Just as described by Geraldine, our host, the house is a beautiful Georgian style home in western Ireland.

Wellpark has everything you need for a large group. Many beautifully decorated bedrooms, with full bathrooms on both the 1st and 2nd floor. Two fireplaces for peat fires. Geraldine even supplied a Christmas tree with lights for our family Christmas.

The kitchen is huge, with plenty of seating for all. Off the kitchen is a very nice sun room. The rest of the first floor has a full dining room, and living room too.

Plenty of room out back with a small barn in the back corner of the yard, that is very picturesque.

Julia, who works for Geraldine, was very helpful in getting us up to speed on all of the workings of the Wellpark House.

Oughterard is the perfect Irish village, plenty of shoppes, pubs, and places to see. Plus the people are fantastic.

If you're planning a trip to the west coast of Ireland, Wellpark House is the place to stay!
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Large, family friendly, Georgian Home from Home, in magical Connemara
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1346
+39 -+39 333 613 4248
Oughterard Area County Galway
Martha's Vineyard, MA USA
5

Christmas at Wellpark House

  • 5 of 5
Eight of us, 4 adults and 4 children spent Christmas week at Wellpark House. I have to say we had a wonderful week and really enjoyed our stay. We loved the fireplace in the kitchen and cooking great meals at night and spending our days exploring the beautiful west. The village, Oughteraud was was perfect with a great bakery, the Yew Tree and the lovely butcher across the street provided us with one of the best Christmas turkeys I have very had.
Wellpark House itself was warm and cozy and welcoming. This is a great house for families or a group of friends who enjoy relaxing in a wonderful old house situated in a great location, close enough to everything in the west.
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Large, family friendly, Georgian Home from Home, in magical Connemara
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1346
+39 -+39 333 613 4248
Oughterard Area County Galway
Malvern, PA USA
3

Wellpark House

  • 3 of 5
The village of Oughterard was lovely. While the house location was near the village, getting in and out of the driveway was difficult. The house is close to the road making it noisy.
The garden was nice, but there is no outdoor furniture except benches at a picnic table.
The kitchen was functional, but the chairs were very uncomfortable.
The kitchen lacked basics - napkins, soap, pepper, salt, aluminum foil, etc...
The bedrooms are all very small and there is only 1 tiny shower in a bath off the kitchen.
Putting money in the electric meter was annoying.
The property was clean, but nothing matched - wallpaper, drapes, bedspreads, slipcovers, etc...seemed like it was filled with discarded things...
Probably wouldn't recommend the house to a friend.
Easy to get to almost anywhere in the area - great fishing, good restaurants and wonderful, helpful people.
Julia, the housekeeper, was very pleasant and helpful when we arrived and call before we left.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
Owner's Response: "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder".
The review doesn't mention the other 2 Italian hand painted tiled bathrooms, with huge corner bath, the one acre garden, the original antique furniture (would those be the "discarded things"?) and the winding staircase.
The mix-match floral country house designs in each room are all of matching shades. Not everyone likes Sanderson designs!
This very special romantic Georgian house was built in 1730 and cannot be compared to a modern town flat. Ireland's weather doesn't encourage garden furniture. Our hand- made local stone barbecue garden with teak garden table and teak seating for 8, surrounded by fuchsia flowering hedges was described as a "picnic table".
The house is not close to the road. The end of the huge front garden might be, but the house is set back at least 40 metres from its hedges and the riverwalk pavement on the other side.
Heating and electricity meters are important to allow each guest to have as much or as little heating, electricity as desired. Guests come from many parts of the world and have different needs. Sorry it was not appreciated.
business
Large, family friendly, Georgian Home from Home, in magical Connemara
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1346
+39 -+39 333 613 4248
Oughterard Area County Galway
Massachusetts, USA
5

Perfect accomodations for exploring West Ireland

  • 5 of 5
Wellpark is a wonderful holiday. Terrific accommodations for the 11 of us and well situated to explore stunning West Ireland. Every morning we would gather in the large sunny kitchen to plan our day. In the evening we would relax in the comfortable living room to look back on the great day we had. The house is a short walk from the center of charming Oughterard - convenient for getting supplies or a meal or a pint. Rossaveal, where you can catch a ferry to the Aran Islands, is a 25 minute drive south.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Large, family friendly, Georgian Home from Home, in magical Connemara
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1346
+39 -+39 333 613 4248
Oughterard Area County Galway
Oxfordshire
5

Annual Pilgrimage for the Mayfly

  • 5 of 5
We have been coming to Wellpark for many years now and we always have the most wonderful time. The weather in May can be literally anything - we've had years when it has rained non stop all week to brilliant sun. Wellpark accommodates both with its peat fires and big kitchen to eating outside by the barbecue. We always feel at home at Wellpark - the beds are comfortable; there is plenty of room and it is a true family house (but mind your head on the way into the kitchen!)
I have to mention the fishing - Lough Corrib is beautiful and even the non fishers are mesmerised by the picnics on the islands..and Corrib tea. The boatmen who look after us on the lake are a lovely family and will make your visit truly memorable. They are all fanatical (and expert) fishermen and are past masters at the camp fire for the lunchtime stop (watch out for the blackened kettle!).
May Wellpark continue for many years to come!
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers

Map

Nearest Airport
92 Kilometres
Shannon Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
In village
Nearest Ferry
250 Kilometres
Dublin
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Oughterard Golf Club 18 hole Parkland
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Galway
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Galway
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
5 In village
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Lake Corrib
Car: recommended

Wellpark House is situated alongside the River Owenriff, in the picturesque village of Oughterard in Co. Galway, West of Ireland. It is in the famous area of Connemara, renowned for its natural beauty.

Dublin is 250 km, a 1h and 50 min. straight drive on the new M6 motorway to Galway (Galway Airport has an airport with flights from the U.K.). Galway is only 20 min. drive to the village of Oughterard and Wellpark House. Shannon Airport. 1hr 45mins.

Other Activities: Annual Connemarathon- Dolphin watching- Boat Trips to Lake Islands and Cong

Golf: Situated only 5 minutes drive away from Oughterard Golf Club, 18 hole parkland course with Club house and restaurant, non members welcome.

20 minutes away from Glenlo Abbey Golf Club (18 hole parkland). 15min from Bearna Golf Club (18 hole moorland).

30min from Galway Golf Club (18 hole parkland)and 45min from the spectacular Connemara Golf Club.

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Rates & Availability

From €236 Per night

Oughterard Area Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
€350
From
€350
Sat,Sun
€1,300
 
 
CHRISTMAS
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 27 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
 
 
NEW YEAR
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
 
 
Low Season
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 27 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
€350
From
€350
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,350
 
 
APRIL
Apr 11 2015 - May 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
€350
€1,500
 
 
MAY
May 2 2015 - May 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
€350
€1,550
 
 
JUNE
May 30 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,650
 
 
JULY
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
 
 
AUGUST
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,850
 
 
SEPTEMBER
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,700
 
 
OCTOBER
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
€350
€1,550
 
 
NOVEMBER
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
€350
€1,450
 
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €125
Notes Saturday Changeover. - SHORT STAYS AVAILABLE ONLY in LOW SEASON



10% discount on Very Early Bookings (six months before the period booked)

Rental rates for Easter weeks €1,500 Euro. Christmas €1,750, New Year €1,750

20% discount on 'Last Minute' bookings, taken within 14 days of the booking period.

Weekends/ short breaks in Low Season: €700 Euro per 2 nights (min.2 nights), extra nights €150
SHORT STAYS AVAILABLE ONLY IN LOW SEASON. Terms:25% rental deposit to secure booking.
Balance, plus damage deposit of €125, due 6 weeks before the period booked.
(This gives time to correct card details or Bank transfer errors etc.,) Credit cards accepted.- 10% discount on Repeat and Earlybird bookings (taken up to 6 months before period booked)
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Amenities

Oughterard Area Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Large corner bath
  • 1 large bathroom with grand corner bath, with hand shower, separate power jet shower enclosure -toilet -bidet and wash basin. All bathrooms are decorated with hand painted Italian tiles and touches of Sanderson. 1 smaller bathroom with bath, bidet, wash basin and toilet. 1 smaller downstairs shower room with shower, bidet -wash basin and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom - 1 king , Crib/cot
    Bedroom - 1 king , Travel crib/cot
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Family bedroom
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • There are six comfortably furnished bedrooms in country style. 2 double bedrooms have king size beds, 1 double bedroom has a queen size bed, there are 2 twin bedrooms with 2 single beds in each, and a Family Bedroom with double bed, an extra child's bed (age from 2/5 years) and a cot/crib for babies. (English 'cots' = U.S. 'cribs') Sleeps 12 adults (and two small children)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Special barbecue garden, set apart from main garden, with large, hand built barbecue in local stone and garden furniture for 12. The barbecue garden is set amongst apple trees and fuchsia hedges. The house is set in one acre of mature lawns, orchard and 1 acre of landscaped garden. (Perfect example of charming, traditional, Georgian house and gardens, built in 1730) New addition - sun room/ conservatory looking onto the lush, emerald green garden, with comfortable armchairs for seating. (Tea in the garden in all weathers) Plenty to do in countryside. local area, Silver mines, fishing, farm visits, music pubs, shopping in Galway etc., etc., Note: internet access 24 hour ADSL WiFi broadband. Telephone incoming calls only.

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