AUGUST SPECIAL: 20% OFF WEEKLY RATE!! LUXURY COUNTRY HOUSE IN CLARE; SLEEPS 28+

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Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms11
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
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AUGUST SPECIAL: 20% OFF WEEKLY RATE!! LUXURY COUNTRY HOUSE IN CLARE; SLEEPS 28+

County Clare Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Private Country House, 11 Bedrooms + Convertible beds, 11+ Baths

Ballyvara House is a beautiful property located half a mile from the village of Doolin Co. Clare which is famed for traditional Irish music, lively pubs and a variety of restaurants. Opened in May 2004 as a 4-star guesthouse, Ballyvara House is now available to rent as a luxury self-catering property.

Ballyvara House boasts a large sitting room with open fire and hand made stone bar area (created with stone from the original 100 year old cottage that originally stood on this site) , extensive lobby area with gas fire, a games room with pool table and a well stocked library, whilst outside there is a tennis court and a children’s play ground plus a small pond to the front of the house. There is also wireless internet access throughout. The commercial kitchen has 2 ovens with 4-ring gas stovetop over each, a salamander grill, a large water boiler, bains marie, microwave and toaster and large pour-over coffee maker, a multitude of refridgerators, a commercial ice machine and a deep chest freezer. The bright and airy dining room is just off the kitchen, equipped with a small, custom built buffet area and 8 tables which can be re-arranged to suit any group requirements. There are currently enough chairs/settings for 24, though more can be added. We've just added new elegant furniture in the large conservatory off the kitchen, which is now a private dining room seating 8

Our 11 bedrooms, all en suite (private bathroom), consist of:

*5 Double Rooms, each with a queen sized double bed. Four of these rooms have a spa bath/shower, with the remaining room having a large walk-in power shower (wheelchair accessible). Four are located on the ground floor, one upstairs.

*1 Triple Room with a queen sized double bed plus single bed, spa bath/shower. Located upstairs.

*1 Deluxe Triple Room with a queen sized double bed plus single bed, spa bath/shower and large balcony. Located upstairs.

*1 Family Room with 1 queen sized double bed plus 2 single beds and single sofa bed, spa bath/shower plus front balcony. Located upstairs.

*1 Family Room with 2 queen sized double beds, large corner jacuzzi bath/shower plus front balcony. Located upstairs.

*2 Luxury Suites with king bed in each, jacuzzi bath, private lounge with sofa bed and additional TV.

**NEW! Antique-style, very ornate furniture just added to enhance one of our Suites to make it the ultimate Bridal Suite for that very special couple.

**Coming Soon: Conference Centre / Meeting Room - we are putting the finishing touches on our 30-60 seater conference facilities, complete with wifi and kitchenette areas. This meeting centre can also multipurpose for yoga / meditation classes or any other gathering requiring open space indoors, with or without seating. The basement of this center is also being converted to a 'drying room' for golf, cycling and surfing gear.

Linen and towels are provided and each bathroom is equipped with Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy bath product dispensers. Two bathrobes per bedroom are also provided. Every room has its own flat screen TV, hairdryer, alarm clock and iron/ironing board plus individual heat control.

Ballyvara House is the ideal venue for a large family gathering, a Christmas or New Year's get together or as accommodation for a bridal party. Party or occasion catering can be arranged at an extra fee. Doolin is the ideal holiday location in North Clare close to the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands and the world famous golf course at Lahinch.

********** Now available to accommodate civil wedding ceremonies!!! **********

Have your ceremony and party all in the one location - ideal for an intimate wedding with close family and friends.

Keywords: villa, lodge, countryside view, private, village setting, Doolin, Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, Aran Islands, Co. Clare, Co. Galway, Irish Music, guesthouse, jacuzzi baths, tennis court, playground, games room

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Becky Flanagan

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We are John & Rebecca Flanagan - Rebecca (American), met John in 1998 here in Ireland. Ballyvara House was John's home-house, originally a 100 year old thatched cottage, which he transformed into a small Bed & Breakfast in 1996. In 2004, we created Ballyvara House, the 11-bedroomed, 4-star, award winning guesthouse which we have now decided to rent to groups, and have already done so with much success. This property is very dear to us as it was once our only home (where our 1st of 3 daughters grew up), and has been a part of our family now for many years.

As mentioned above, this was our only home and then our business. This area is a thriving tourist village famed for traditional Irish music. Doolin is a fabulous base for touring the surrounding counties of Galway, Limerick and Kerry, and Shannon airport is only 1 hour away.

Ballyvara House is wonderfully located on 20+ acres of green Irish countryside with views of rolling fields and Doonagore Castle in the distance. Doolin village is only a half mile walk down the road and Doolin pier is 2 miles away where one can catch a ferry to the Aran Islands or a cruise to the view the majestic Cliffs of Moher. The white sand beaches of Lahinch and Fanore are within a 20 min. drive, as well as the famed Lahinch Golf Course. There is so much space within Ballyvara House that several families could stay and never feel crowded. Get the bar stocked and enjoy a drink in the lounge in front of a roaring fire or a welcoming glass of wine out on the patio in the courtyard garden. Children will always be entertained with the pool table, tennis and playground, as well as feeding our 2 donkeys and Shetland pony that roam the fields around the property.

Sleeps32
Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms11
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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AUGUST SPECIAL: 20% off weekly rate!! Luxury Country House in Clare; Sleeps 28+
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AUGUST SPECIAL: 20% off weekly rate!! Luxury Country House in Clare; Sleeps 28+
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5

GREAT LOCATION FOR A FAMILY GATHERING

  • 5 of 5
Our family of approximately 20 people stayed here for a week, and everyone was comfortable. The kitchen is amazing with everything anyone could possibly want, there is laundry, the rooms are large, and the "gathering spot" with bar, tables, TV is conducive to lively family get-togethers. The town of Doolin is close by and very, very busy, with lots of pubs with music (at least in season), and is convenient for trips to the Aran Island, Cliffs of Moher, horseback riding, and the Burren. No one was bored. There is a beautiful tennis court (bring your own equipment if you are a serious player). There is also plenty of privacy since the house is situate on its own grounds. Most important of all, the general manager, Becky, is located nearby and is immediately responsive to any issues that might arise. Just be aware that, depending on the number of occupants, the utility bill can run high. Ours was about $300, over and above the rental. Make sure you read the instructions that are available regarding the use of utilities, etc.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ABSOLUTELY PERFECT FOR WHAT WE WANTED !

  • 5 of 5
We had a family wedding party/ reunion . It was the perfect spot for this. Approximately 20 people stayed at the house and perhaps 75 attended the party. There was lots of room for everyone ! Becky and her family were great. The house is well equipped with washers and dryers for laundry and a large professional kitchen. It is well situated and it is just a nice walk to the village through the back field.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Roscommon
5

MOST AMAZING HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
We booked this house for my sisters hen weekend and we could never have imagined a house could be this beautiful. We had the most amazing time and Becky was so helpful with everything. Will def return again when there is a large group of us missing it already
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
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AUGUST SPECIAL: 20% off weekly rate!! Luxury Country House in Clare; Sleeps 28+
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SISTERS HEN

  • 5 of 5
We had an absolutely wonderful weekend here for a very special sisters hen. The house is stunning and as someone already said the photos do not do it justice. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a comfortable and impressive venue for a large group. We had so much fun and Becky was a joy to deal with. 5 stars easily.
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
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AUGUST SPECIAL: 20% off weekly rate!! Luxury Country House in Clare; Sleeps 28+
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County Clare Ireland
5

RETURNING GUESTS!

  • 5 of 5
Myself and a group of friends have rented Ballyvara twice and are returning again this year for a 3rd time! We have stayed all over Ireland in all sorts of hostels and holiday rentals of all different standards! We seem to be getting fussier the older we get so when we heard about Ballyvara (a friend had been there on a stag) and how great it was we had to try it out! Let’s just say we weren’t disappointed when we arrived, Becky has greeted us on both occasions and she has been both warm and friendly each time! If you need or want anything or want to know more about what Doolin can offer you during your stay Becky is the woman to sort you out!!

Ballyvara house is perfect for any occasion, it’s a place for entertaining! Never will you find that there will be too many cooks in the kitchen or any fights over beds! The house is very spacious and with a large group you never feel claustrophobic like you would in a smaller space. The house is very clean, very warm (if you are thinking of booking for the winter months) and extremely good value for money compared to other places we have rented that are not as high a standard. The bar is a great addition to the sitting room as you can store and cool your wine or beers for the evenings events – it’s the main focal point in the sitting room where we have held a pub quiz and murder mystery party in the past. The sound system is great also as you can select what areas in the house you want the music to be played.

We love returning to Ballyvara and look forward to the trips each year. Doolin is a great destination for a holiday as there are lots of attractions on offer right at your front door, and staying at Ballyvara will top it off!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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5

A HEN TO REMEMBER

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for a clean, big and very sociable house then Ballyvara house ticks all the right boxes.
We rented this house to celebrated our friends Hen weekend. The house was so spacious and clean it felt like we were in a hotel. Great dining and living room spaces with the added bonus of the games room and the library all allowed us to have our own space over the weekend!
Booking and dealing with Becky was very straight forward which made the whole process stress free.

A stunning house - the pictures online don't do it justice.
I've stayed in similar houses but weren't nearly as clean or comfortable.
Highly recommend and will consider it again in the future for similar events!

Lydia
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway

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Cruise to the Cliffs of Moher, ferry to the Aran Islands, walking in the Burren. Traditional Irish music in all pubs every night during the main tourist season, and every weekend year-round. Fantastic restaurants and pubs. Micho Russell Memorial Weekend held annually the last weekend in February - would be a great time to bring a group!

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County Clare Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Notes

  • €3495/week
  • Euro
  • Nov. to Mar: 2 nights: €1,195; 3 nights: €1,395, 4 nights: €1,695, weekly: €2,495
  • Apr. to Jun: 2 nights: €1,395; 3 nights: €1,695, 4 nights: €1,995, weekly: €2,995
  • July, August and Christmas/New Year: €3,495 weekly
  • Sep. to Oct.: 2 nights: €1,395; 3 nights: €1,695, 4 nights: €1,995, weekly: €2,995
  • Bank Holidays: minimum 3 night stay, €1,895
  • Utility costs are payable separately; rates include all taxes and cleaning fees

Amenities

County Clare Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 24 people
Bathrooms:
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , In Room 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , In Room 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , In Room 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , In Room 4 - large walk-in power shower, wheelchair access
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , In Room 5 - large corner jacuzzi bath
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , In Room 6
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , In Room 7
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , In Room 8
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , In Room 9
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , jetted tub , In the Teergonean Suite
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , In the O'Loughlin Suite
    Bathroom 12 - toilet , 'Public' Toilets for general house use (guests only!)
  • marble bathrooms in every bedroom, all but one with spa or jacuzzi bath (last with walk in power shower), plus separate 'public' toilets (ladies and gentlemen), for additional use.
Bedrooms:
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , plus private bathroom with spa bath and shower over
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , plus private bathroom with spa bath and shower over
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , plus private bathroom with spa bath and shower over
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , plus private bathroom with walk-in power shower
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , large private bathroom; corner jacuzzi bath, shower over
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , private bathroom with spa bath, shower over; sleeps 5
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , private bathroom with spa bath, shower over
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , private bathroom with spa bath, shower over
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , private bathroom with spa bath, shower over; balcony
    Teergonean Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , private bathroom with jacuzzi bath, shower over
    O'Loughlin (Bridal) Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , private bathroom with jacuzzi bath, shower over
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 murphy bed , 2 baby crib , 2 transportable single beds and baby cribs available
  • King size beds (2) King bed in each full suite, Queen size Beds (9) Total of 10 queen beds within 9 rooms, Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 rooms with a queen plus single, 1 room with a queen plus 2 singles, Baby Cribs (2) travel baby cot, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) 1 available in each suite; located in lounge area of the suite which has double doors that can close it off from main bedroom area of suite; 1 single sofa bed also available in Room 6 (family room with queen + 2 singles)
Entertainment:
  • Pool Table
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Games
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
Notes:
Private tennis court, library, bar area in lounge, open fire in lounge, commercial kitchen, playground, conference centre

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