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

Peggy McConnell

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Peggy McConnell

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2014
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OLD STONE BARN APARTMENT- 2.5 KM FROM THE CENTRE OF GALWAY CITY

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

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. There is a laundry room with a washing machine and dryer.

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'.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Peggy McConnell (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
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.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Old stone barn apartment- 2.5 km from the centre of Galway City
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 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
Washington, DC
5

Couldn't Ask for More

Couldn't Ask for More
  • 5 of 5
Our stay at the Swallow Loft for our first four nights in Ireland was fantastic. We arrived before check in time and were graciously greeted by Peggy and shown around. The apartment has everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay- a great bed, plenty of hangers/drawer space, nice shower, great hairdryer (better than mine at home), good lighting, fully equipped kitchen, comfy couches, great washer/dryer, and a beautiful garden and small deck space out back. After busy days out and about it always felt great to come home to such a clean and welcoming space. Many small touches throughout make it a cozy, lovely place to relax. Easy ~5-10 minutes drive into the city of Galway and easy access to grocery stores, gas stations, etc. We did day trips to Clifden, Cong, and Connemara National Park as well as the Aran Islands (all highly recommended!). Very much enjoyed chatting with Peggy and Tony, who are available for anything you need but also provide total privacy for you. Can't say enough about this place- it's the best accommodations we had in Ireland and maybe one day we'll be back!
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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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
Skokie, IL
5

WOW!

  • 5 of 5
If there's a way to improve Swallow's Loft, I certainly couldn't find it! Peggy and Tony's attention to detail is superb. The property looks like it fell out of a storybook, with beautiful (if a bit rustic) landscaping, a gorgeous pony welcoming us from the side pasture, and literally everything in the house laid out perfectly. Loved the kitchen! Loved the comfy beds! Loved the great WiFi and TV (lots of channels to get a good sampling of what the Irish are watching.) And we both especially loved chatting with Peggy and Tony -- and visiting with their cats, dog and pony (none of whom are alowed in the Swallow's Loft -- alergies). A perfectly magical stay!
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
Colorado
5

Beautiful on all fronts.

  • 5 of 5
The barn was stunning on both the outside, and inside. The grounds are lovely too. 3 of us stayed for several nights. It was our first chance to unwind and unpack during our Irish travels. We utilized the well-appointed kitchen for breakfast, as well as a dinner or two. It was so nice to have access to the washer and dryer too. Everything is comfortably appointed, newer, and visually pleasing. We will definitely visit again on our next trip. Thank you Peggy and Tony!
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
Snohomish, Washington
5

LOVED our stay here!

  • 5 of 5
My family of 4 (boys ages 8 and 12) stayed at Peggy and Tony's wonderful old stone barn apartment for 10 days. They are both clearly artists because the apartment could not have been more charming right down to the details! It was spacious and comfortable with a lot of light. We enjoyed the beautiful garden at the back deck while we drank our coffee in the morning. In addition, this place is located PERFECTLY! We enjoyed the feeling of country and the peace and quiet, yet we were just a small drive to the heart of Galway. As a jumping off point to explore many nearby areas this apartment worked out wonderfully as we saved much time not needing to drive THROUGH the busy city everytime we went out to explore surrounding sights. Also, both Peggy and Tony were very friendly and helpful with guiding us to places to check out and visit during our stay. If ever we end up in Galway in the future, we would no doubt stay here again! Thank you, Peggy and Tony!
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
Glendale
5

Bucolic Setting Minutes from Everything!

  • 5 of 5
The owners, Peggy & Tony, really have really restored and created something special here. As someone who grew up going to Ireland just about every year, this property has such nostalgic value for me, as it pays tribute to the history of Ireland. You can feel the history all around the apartment and the property as a whole. Inside you'll find every contemporary amenity one would expect to find at home. The beds are comfortable, the showers work great, dishwasher, laundry facilities, and even a beautiful little garden out the back door to enjoy. Peggy and Tony have outdone themselves and it's obvious they put a lot of thought and care into restoring this barn. I promise you'll enjoy it every bit as much as myself and my family did. This is now my place to stay each time I go back to visit my family in Ireland. We can't thank you enough for the memories that will last the rest of our lives! Cheers!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
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!
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

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

From €129 Per night

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
 
Rate 5
Sep 6 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
€130
€700
 
 
Rate 1
Jan 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
€130
€700
 
 
Rate 2
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
€150
€750
 
 
Rate 3
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
€900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €50
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.
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 Paypal fees and/or currency conversion rates incurred in the transfer of payments.
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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:
  • Downtown
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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. 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). I good quality baby cot is provided with basic cover. Guests own baby blankets, etc, should be used. A radio, clock and hair-dryers are also provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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