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Amazing Group Accommodation in beautiful surroundings - Sleeps 28+ in luxury

Becky Flanagan

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Sleeps32
Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms11
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Becky Flanagan

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Amazing Group Accommodation in beautiful surroundings - Sleeps 28+ in luxury

Sleeps32
Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms11
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Becky Flanagan (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2015

About Becky Flanagan

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.

Why Becky Flanagan chose County Clare

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.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Good morning Becky,

I am writing to express our appreciation and gratitude for all your help during our recent stay in Ballyvara.

The house itself was perfect and the little touches of fresh flowers and a welcome pack were absolutely lovely.

All of our considerable party enjoyed themselves, there was something for every age group.

Once again Becky, thank you particularly for your time, willingness to help and kind attention.

Regards
Aug 2014
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Sleeps32
Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms11
Half Baths1
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:
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Reviews

5
based on 35 traveler reviews

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Amazing Group Accommodation in beautiful surroundings - Sleeps 28+ in luxury
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
Cork
5

Great hen weekend

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for the entire weekend for my sisters hen! Everyone was blown away by the house and the warm welcome by Becky. The house has everything you would ever want. I can't recommend this house enough. It would fit any occasion. I hope to return to stay again some time in the near future! Thanks again from all the hens in West Cork!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Excellent 5 Stars

  • 5 of 5

I normally don t bother with reviews but in the case of Ballyvara house I feel I have to make an exception.

A group of 16 of us stayed in the house for a weekend.

Everyone was blown away by the property. The facilities in the house are great. Especially the little bar area. Some of us particularly enjoyed that. Kitchen and dining room is fab. Tennis court and games area are amazing. Bedrooms are huge. Location is ideal. The property really made our weekend away in Doolin.

Thanks and hopefully we can find an occasion to visit Ballyvara house again.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Dublin, Ireland
5

Amazing Gem in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about Ballyvara House. Our group of 26 had an amazing time in Ballyvara House. We were celebrating my 30th birthday and Ballyvara House was the perfect venue for us. The bedrooms were all a great size, the two suites absolutely top class. We managed to turn the empty room ( previously games room) into a disco room for the weekend with the aid of a large speaker and a disco light bulb! Between our disco, the newly located games room, tennis court and bar/lounge area our group never had to leave the house. I'd highly recommend Ballyvara house to anyone and found Becky to be a fantastic host, very easy to deal with and quick to answer all correspondence and just a minute away if required during your stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Leixlip, Kildare, Ireland
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

I rented the entire house for a weekend away with friends. I can't recommend the house highly enough. The place is huge. We were a group of 19, we could easily have fitted 10 more and still had plenty of room. The facilities are great. The kitchen was very well equipped. There was seating for everyone in the main dinning room.

In a separate building there is a games room which has a good pool table and table tennis table. This entertained the group for hours! In the main house, there was a large bar with a fireplace. Very cosy. All the rooms were very large and had full bathrooms with spa baths.

The house owner Becky was great to deal with. From the first contact to checkout she was very helpful and professional. Will all look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Dublin, Ireland
5

A fantastic house with every amenity you need!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our weekend at Ballyvara House - as mentioned by others, the photos do not do it justice. The house has everything you need for a holiday home away from home, every room is spacious and are all en suite. The kitchen has every gadget and facility required to make any meal. The sitting room is cosy with a great bar in the corner! And the playground is magnificent... I've never seen anything like it. A mini village that any child would love to play in for hours. Cosy in the winter, and a great outdoor BBQ area for the summer, it's a house for all seasons. Becky is the hostess with the mostess, who is just down the road if you have any queries or questions. Situated just outside of Doolin with the wealth of what Clare has to offer on your doorstep. Suitable for any type of group, but I think families will really get the most out of what's on offer. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Cheltenha, PA, USA
5

Amazing in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

Our time at Ballyvara House made possible a dream that we hardly thought was possible which was for my husband and I, all six of our daughters, ours sons-in-law, and ALL of our grandchildren (35 in all) to stay in one breathtakingly beautiful location in Ireland. Every family basically had their own "suite" within the home including their own spa-type bathroom, as well as having beautifully furnished family gathering areas, a library, game room, a huge kitchen and amazing grounds. We were able to travel daily wherever we wanted to go, seeing the local sights in Doolin (which EVERYONE loved), Ennistymon, and the Cliffs of Moher, as well as in Galway, LaHinch Beach (even a bit of a swim for the little ones), Blarney, the Aran Islands, the Burren, and Connemara to Kylemore Abbey. Ballyvara House provided us with the perfect locaation to be able to stay local and enjoy great food and music (which we often did), as well as to venture out for a few hours or an entire day), knowing that we had the "comforts of home" to which to return each evening. The kids actually wanted to remain 'at home' everyday because they had so much fun playing hide and seek in the house and exploring the grounds. All in all, it was just the most amazing time which we will always remember...and to which we hope to return some day in the not-too-distant future. Thank you, Becky, for making everything just splendid for us! ~ The O'Toole Family

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Car: recommended

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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Rates & Availability

From €499 Per night

County Clare Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
April - June
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
€698
€2,995
 
 
July - August
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,495
 
 
September - October
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
€698
€2,995
 
 
November - December
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
€598
€2,495
 
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
€598
€3,495
 
 
January - February 2016
Jan 8 2016 - Feb 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
€698
€2,995
 
 
March - June 2016
Mar 1 2016 - Jun 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
€798
€3,495
 
 
July - August 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
€3,995
 
 
September - October 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
€798
€3,495
 
 
November - December 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
€698
€2,995
 
 
Christmas & New Year 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
€3,995
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€3,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €500
Notes Utilities are an additional cost (oil & electricity). These are meter read on arrival and departure and are charged on a per usage basis.
To make a reservation we require a 25% deposit with the balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
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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:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 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 , jetted tub , bidet , 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 baby crib , 2 murphy bed , 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:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Private tennis court, library, bar area in lounge, open fire in lounge, commercial kitchen, playground, conference centre

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