OLD STONE BARN APARTMENT- 2.5 KM FROM THE CENTRE OF GALWAY CITY

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Peggy McConnell

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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OLD STONE BARN APARTMENT- 2.5 KM FROM THE CENTRE OF GALWAY CITY

Galway City Area Barn Rental Photos and Description

Large apartment in stone barn conversion, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4, 2 bathrooms

This unique apartment offers a combination of contemporary and vernacular features and furnishings. It is bright, cozy, comfortable and spacious. On the first floor is a large open-plan living space, with a lovely restored French antique stove. The modern kitchen is fully equipped and the dining area can seat six. Also to be found on this floor is a large double bedroom and shower room. The second bedroom is located on the ground floor. This room can be offered as either a twin bedroom or a double bedroom - depending upon the requirements of guests. This bedroom has a large shower room en-suite. The apartment has its own laundry room.

Letteragh House and its barn are surrounded by typical West of Ireland small fields, stone walls and beautiful trees. The property offers a very quiet and private location to guests.

The owners who live in Letteragh House (adjacent to the barn) - would be very pleased to assist guests with any questions or bookings they would like to make.

The Swallow Loft has been featured in the September 2013 issue of 'Ireland's Homes and Interiors'.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome

Peggy McConnell

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 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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Property Reviews

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Old stone barn apartment- 2.5 km from the centre of Galway City
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
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Old stone barn apartment- 2.5 km from the centre of Galway City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p497959
+353 (0)91 522786
Galway City Area County Galway
Wheaton, IL
5

Great Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We arrived in the early afternoon and found everything we needed to get started on our weekend getaway. The keys were in the door, the cottage was clean and tidy. We traveled with two children (9 and 14) and they loved visiting with Molly the pony. The cottage had internet and tv available as well. It is very quiet in the evenings and even during the day. Close enough to downtown Galway and a good jumping off point for other attractions in the region. Peggy the owner was there to greet us, and was very attentive to our needs. Thanks Peggy!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Old stone barn apartment- 2.5 km from the centre of Galway City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p497959
+353 (0)91 522786
Galway City Area County Galway
5

Wonderful family stay surrounded by nature

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We have just spent 4 nights at the Swallow Loft, tempted by the nice pictures and the presence of a pony and pets for our children to enjoy.
And our stay was just what we had hoped for.
The apartment is a 'bijou', so well decorated, and the location is exactly what we needed: right next to Galway for the Halloween celebration, the live music in the pubs, restaurants, and also close to Connemara and the wilderness of Ireland.
Peggy was such a nice host.
business
Old stone barn apartment- 2.5 km from the centre of Galway City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p497959
+353 (0)91 522786
Galway City Area County Galway
5

Beautiful place, great location, wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Our recent stay at Swallow Loft was a delight. The apartment which has been created in the old stone barn is beautiful - we had a sense of history and place while enjoying every modern amenity - comfy, eclectic, and pretty furnishings, great beds, a very well outfitted kitchen, and gorgeous light filling the rooms from the windows and skylights. When we first walked into the apartment, my husband commented that we must be staying in the best spot in all of Ireland. The location was also great, just a few short minutes into downtown Galway, but with a feeling of being in the country when we'd come 'home' after being out.

The owners of this property - Peggy and Tony - couldn't have been any kinder or more helpful. The fun we had on our vacation was due in no small part to their recommendations and the pleasure of our conversations with them.
business
Old stone barn apartment- 2.5 km from the centre of Galway City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p497959
+353 (0)91 522786
Galway City Area County Galway
5

A charming, comfortable and relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
This apartment was a wonderful retreat to come "home" to after our busy touring days. It was very conveniently located near town, yet in a quiet country setting. It was convenient for access to several main highways heading west and north, as well as to the center of Galway within minutes. Everything was immaculate, the furnishings were charming, and all necessities were provided (even a few thoughtful food basics).. The bed was excellent, and we appreciated the laundry facilities. The listing accurately described it all and we were very happy with the entire experience. We would recommend this to anyone! Great for a couple (or 2, because there is an additional downstairs bedroom) or a family. We enjoyed our evenings on the small private patio, and an opportunity to treat Molly the pony to some carrots!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Old stone barn apartment- 2.5 km from the centre of Galway City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p497959
+353 (0)91 522786
Galway City Area County Galway
4

Near city - but beautiful rural country setting

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: May 25, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
What a gorgeous spot to vacation. We chose the Loft because it had two bedrooms ensuite and made it easy for friends to share a vacation home. This is a renovated and modernized interior to a great old building and has the amenities to make your stay comfortable. The upstairs area had the kitchen, dining, sitting area with a bedroom and bath. The downstairs had a bedroom and bath with plenty of room and was pretty quiet except when the upstairs people took a shower. Water down the pipes can be heard, but that is what happens everywhere. Other than that it was beautifully quiet for sleeping. We didn't get a chance to use the fire stove, but all kitchen utensils, plates, dishwasher were available. It is really helpful to have a GPS to find the place, although Peggy our host gave us good directions we managed to leave them in California. Peggy and her husband were very helpful when one of us lost the cell phone and needed help getting wi-fi access to try to find phone numbers we needed to make contact with local people. Loved having wi-fi and access to a washer and dryer. This is a good place to use as a base when visiting Galway. We were able to make day trips to downtown Galway (visiting Claddagh Ring Museum, Cupan Tae Tea Room, O'Maille Sweater shop), Connemara National Park, Cong, Kylemore Abbey, Ashford Castle, Glenlo Abbey (for dinner in a railway car from Orient Express era). Donnelly's Pub in Barna had great food and thank goodness for McDonald's when we got into town late and nothing else was open.
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Map

Nearest Airport
11.9 Kilometres
Galway Airport (Shannon Airport 85km)
Nearest Ferry
223 Kilometres
Dublin (Cork 200km)
Nearest Train
2.7 Kilometres
Galway City Centre
Nearest Motorway
7.5 Kilometres
Oranmore
Nearest Beach
4.2 Kilometres
Salthill
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Galway City
Nearest Golf
2.3 Kilometres
Galway Golf Club, Salthill
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Galway City
Car: recommended

If you are planning on visiting Galway City, but are also keen to enjoy a bit of 'down-time' in a rural setting- then this property is definitely for you. Located only 2 miles from the centre of Galway City this property is perfect both for those wishing to enjoy a city break, as well as day-tripping to Connemara, The Burren - or perhaps doing a bit of fishing on Lough Corrib.

'The Swallow Loft' is part of an old stone barn conversion located in what was once a working farmyard of the present owners' Victorian farmhouse. Between Galway City and Lough Corrib this property offers both privacy and comfort. Within one mile there are shops where provisions can be obtained such as; groceries, video rentals, health foods, pharmaceuticals... and two miles; restaurants, cafés, pubs, shops, galleries, cinemas, golfing, horseback riding, swimming, beach, lake- and much more.

This unique apartment is a combination of contemporary and vernacular features and furnishings.

Other Activities: Historic tours (walking and bus), Many festivals including, Galway Arts Festival, Galway Oyster Festival, Galway Race Week, Cuirt Poetry Festival

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Availability & Rates

Galway City Area Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Rate 2
Jan 1 2014 - Apr 30 2014
€140
€140
Fri,Sat,Sun
€650
2 nights
 
 
Rate 3
May 1 2014 - Jun 27 2014
€140
€140
Fri,Sat,Sun
€750
2 nights
 
 
Rate 4
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€800
7 nights
 
 
Rate 5
Sep 6 2014 - Dec 31 2014
€140
€140
Fri,Sat,Sun
€650
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €50.00
Booking deposit - €100 to be paid to secure the reservation
Final payment 3 weeks prior to arrival

Payment options: Paypal or Bank transfer
Guests to pay any bank fees and/or currency conversion rates incurred in the transfer of payments.
Final cash payment on arrival is an option for guests staying for less than 3 nights during the off peak season
Notes Booking deposit: a deposit is required to secure the booking. The remainder of the rent is required 3 weeks prior to your stay.
Please contact the owners for more information. Deposit and final payment are Non-refundable.

Apartment is available for a minimum of two nights in the off peak season. Contact owner for rates. Rental fee is based on number of people staying.
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Amenities

Galway City Area Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 109 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Local Maps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Wood Stove
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Laundry Soap
  • Parking
  • Paper Towels
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Powershower and shaver connection
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Powershower and shaver connection
  • Both bathrooms in this accommodation are new, tiled and have quality fittings. Both have glass shower enclosures with power showers and non-slip shower mats for your safety. Extractor fans are fitted in both bathrooms. Towels, soap, and toilet paper are supplied. Water is heated by Central heating - or electric immersion heater - both with timers.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Option to convert to xtra large double bed
  • The Swallow Loft accommodates 4 adults comfortably. A travel cot can be provided if required. Bedroom 1 is upstairs and has an en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 is downstairs and also has an en-suite bathroom. Beds are dressed with allergy-free bedding (duvets, pillows, and extra blankets) with an extra set of sheets supplied for each bed. A radio, clock and hair-dryer are also provided.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Towels
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • recreation center
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • ruins
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • snorkeling
  • fly fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
Notes:
Although the Swallow Loft does not have internet access, the main house has broadband and this can be made available to guests for checking email or making bookings on-line. Should guests require information or help making bookings to restaurants and events, or in arranging the hire of bicycles, cars, boats with gillies, etc, the owners would be very willing to assist them prior to and during their visit.
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