CAPTAIN AND COMMANDER'S GALWAY CITY RESIDENCE

Maire MacDermott

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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CAPTAIN AND COMMANDER'S GALWAY CITY RESIDENCE

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Spacious, prestigious historic house in Galway City. Close to Galway Bay.

Nile Lodge is a prestigious, private residence in the heart of the cultural city of Galway.

This house was built for Captain and Commander William Hutchinson, while he was a member of Admiral Nelson's Navy. This historic house, with beautifully proportioned rooms, was built in 1807, from it the surrounding area gets its name. In 2013, for the first time, Nile Lodge was opened to the public for one day because of its architectural importance to the City of Galway.

This beautiful house stands on over an acre of private, mature gardens. These gardens are beautifully landscaped and provide an oasis of calm within minutes of the center of Galway City. When it was built Nile Lodge was on the shores of Galway Bay. In later years, land was reclaimed and the seaside now lies about 300 yards away. The nearby seaside promenade down the road from the house is the longest in Europe is a great place for walking or jogging. For the hardier guests the diving tower at Blackrock (diving into the sea at high tide)or a swim in the bracing waters is a must!

Nile Lodge is reputedly designed along the lines of the bridge of a ship of the Nelson period. It presents a wonderful ‘Upstairs-Downstairs’ ambiance. The beautiful dining and living rooms at the entrance to the house feature marble fireplaces and high vaulted ceilings with large original sash windows through which you can enjoy the sun throughout the day. The house is furnished to an exceptionally high standard with exquisite hand-cut chandeliers, Irish carpets and superior quality antiques. The rich and colorful history of Nile Lodge is visible throughout the house with many historic pictures and documents relating to the house.

The family living room at the end of the entrance hall also features an original vaulted ceiling. This elegant spacious room has a large open fire and is perfect for informal dining and relaxed conversation. Double doors lead from this living room to a charming period conservatory, perfect for relaxing with a drink, having a chat or a quiet read, this in turn opens onto a high walled enclosed Italianate patio which is ideal for entertaining or barbecues.

The traditional old-world kitchen features the restored tackle cabinets from the Coach Houses, an Aga cooker with long oaks overhanging the cooker for drying clothes the old fashioned way. These are complimented by modern kitchen appliances and equipment.

There are three beautiful bedrooms on this level, The Victory, the famous ship on which the first owner of this house served, has a hand-made super-king size bed and an antique open fireplace. In Spring you can watch the wild primroses and bluebells in the garden outside this bedroom window. In Summer the weeping beech and the climbing roses are beautiful.

The King Room, also features a hand-made super-king size bed with antique chandelier and pretty original tiled fireplace. The original shutters ensure a relaxing nights sleep.

The third bedroom on this level features beautiful views over the garden as described before and has two luxury-sprung single beds, which can be converted to a super-king bed if required. The en-suites for these bedrooms have been recently been tastefully restored and feature antique and modern fittings.

The lower level, which is accessed by a separate driveway and entrance, has been recently refurbished and now houses a charming apartment which provides accommodation for additional guests if required.

There is also a Premier Private Health Clinic on the lower garden level of the house, the access to which is via a separate driveway and entrance. This is open on a part time basis only. Guests of the house have preferential treatment at the clinic during its opening hours.

Nile Lodge is a magnificent house in a superb location in Galway City. Top class restaurants, cafes, pubs, traditional music and drama theaters add to the perfection of the location. It is a perfect base for day trips to Connemara, The Cliffs of Moher, The Aran Islands and the Burren. Fishing on the River Corrib is less than one mile away as are the yachts and boats on Galway Docks and Marina.

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a wonderful tour of the rest of Ireland but none ever compared to our time with you at Nile Lodge. Thank you again for your hospitality. Thank you so much.
Sep 2013
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Maire MacDermott

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Nile Lodge has been part of the MacDermott family for over half a century. With a great interest of Irish history and culture I have worked for many years to preserve this beautiful house and grounds. Further research is currently being undertaken on the Captain who lived here two hundred years ago and the results to date are very exciting.

Maire MacDermott purchased this townhome in 1942

This house is a landmark in Galway City and has been described over a hundred years ago as being one of the most important houses in Galway. It is an authentic part of old Galway.

Location, space, privacy, luxury.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Map

Salthill Promenade
Spanish Arch
The Quays
Shop Street
Monroe's Tavern
The Kings Head
Galway
National University of Ireland
Galway Golf Range and Pro Shop
Galway Arts Centre
The Salmon Weir Bridge
Galway Golf Club
Malt House (The)
Connemara
Grotte di Aillwee
Kai Cafe & Restaurant
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Galway, Shannon, Knock and Dublin Airports
Nearest Ferry
147 Miles
Dublin
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Galway Train Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
M6, N17
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Salthill Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Crane Bar, Wards, O'Connors, Roisin Dubh
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Salthill Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Kai, Oscars, Tamarind, Kashmir, Thai Garden,
Car: not necessary

Nile Lodge, from which the surrounding area takes its name, is one of the most prestigious private houses in Galway City. Standing on over an acre of private landscaped gardens, the house is located a five minute walk from Galway City Centre, with its pretty dockland marina, excellent restaurants and many pubs with traditional music. The house is within minutes of the seaside promenade with its spectacular views over Galway Bay and the sandy beaches of Salthill.

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Availability & Rates

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Galway City Area Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jul 18 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
€390
 
 
FAMILYCELEBRATION
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 1 2014
1 night minimum stay
€1,500
Flat fee
 
 
FAMILY CELEBRATION
Apr 4 2015 - Apr 4 2015
1 night minimum stay
€1,200
Flat fee
 
 
FAMILY CELEBRATION
Apr 5 2015 - Apr 5 2015
1 night minimum stay
€1,200
Flat fee
 
 
FAMILY CELEBRATION
May 1 2015 - May 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
€1,500
Flat fee
 
 
FAMILY CELEBRATION
May 2 2015 - May 2 2015
1 night minimum stay
€1,500
Flat fee
 
 
FAMILY CELEBRATION
May 3 2015 - May 3 2015
1 night minimum stay
€1,500
Flat fee
 
 
FAMILY CELEBRATION
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
€1,500
Flat fee
 
 
FAMILY CELEBRATION
Jun 5 2015 - Jun 5 2015
1 night minimum stay
€1,500
Flat fee
 
 
FAMILY CELEBRATION
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 6 2015
1 night minimum stay
€1,500
Flat fee
 
 
FAMILY CELEBRATION
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
€1,500
Flat fee
 
 
FAMILY CELEBRATION
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
€1,500
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

2 hourly cleaning rate €30
Refundable damage deposit €500
20% of total on booking to confirm reservation and then remainder 7 weeks before arrival.
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
For bookings of over 1 week, special discounts are available.
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Amenities

Galway City Area Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , toilet
    Bathroom 2 - shower , toilet
    Bathroom 3 - shower , toilet
  • On the main floor each bedroom has it's own private bathroom. The three bedrooms on the upper level have en-suites, while the bedrooms on the lower level have their own private bathroom, next to the bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Can also be configured as double
  • There are 3 Bedrooms, two with working fireplaces, all with original sash windows and shutters. Each bedroom is en suite. Two of the bedrooms have views over the beautiful gardens, the third is also a beautiful room with an open fire and spacious shower. There are two bedrooms on the lower level which are also available to rent, at an additional charge.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • snorkeling
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Minimum rental 5 nights.
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