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ELEGANT PERIOD MANSION

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Advertiser since: 1998
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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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ELEGANT PERIOD MANSION

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

County Offaly House Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps a maximum of 13

Experience the beauty and elegance of a bye gone age at the charming 4 star approved country mansion, originally built as a castle, in 1627 and converted to a dwelling in 1748. Set in its own mature woodlands, with private access to the tranquil River Brosna overlooking a peaceful country village, right in the heart of Ireland. Just 80 kilometres from Dublin and Galway, adjacent to the N6 motorway.

A historic house in a peaceful setting adjacent to many of the midlands famous heritage and tourism attractions Clonmacnoise is just a short drive, likewise Durrow abbey and the shrine of St manchan crafted at Clonmacnoise is situated in the local parish church at Boher,

Telephone and fax facilities, open fires and TV in all bedrooms, 3 lavishly furnished reception rooms, fully equipped games rooms, beautiful rock gardens, riverside walks and your very own watch tower, bicycles available, golfing, superb network of golf courses within 12 kilometres, fishing, private fishing on the estate, Shannon and Grand Canal within 10 kilometres, equestrian, excellent facilities nearby, walking, excellent walks nearby, pubs and good restaurants.

Golf can be arranged for your added enjoyment at Mount Temple Golf Club just a short drive away,for details and to view the facilities please ask us for the website address.

The property is just a short distance from the ancient monastic site of Clonmacnoise ,and is adjacent to other popular tourist attractions, An Dun Museum, Lockes Distillery, Tullamore Dew Heritage centre and the bog rail tours are all just a short drive away. Birr Castle and Belvedere House and gardens are within forty minutes drive.

This property is an ideal venue for touring the Irish countryside, all areas of the country can be reached on a day visit.

There are excellent bus connections to Dublin and Galway, and the train station is just three miles, taxi services are available in the village.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Property Manager
Advertiser since: 1998
Call Manager
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Speaks: english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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5
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Elegant Period Mansion
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Elegant Period Mansion
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p936
-++353 872560876
County Offaly Ireland
Corona, California
5

Ireland Elegance

  • 5 of 5
This was the cherry on the top of a 2 week stay in the beautiful country of Ireland. The first week we cruised down the Shannon River on a canal boat which was a great way to discover Ireland. It was great to head back to Dublin Airport to get our rental car and head out to the Ballycumber House. Its and easy hour drive to the house and this homes entrance will take your breath away. This home is very elegant of days of the past with beautiful grounds and river in the backyard. You can see the old castle guard towers when you approach the house up the long driveway. The owner Connie and her husband were there to greet and welcome us. She gave us the grand tour and history of this castle home. This house is centrally located in Ireland and great day trips in all directions. We recommend Kilbeggan Distillery tour just 10 minutes away. There are 4 little pubs down the driveway and across the street that are great for locals and a great pint. They welcome you with open arms and a healthy pint. There is a market next to the pubs and full town a short drive away that provide great shopping and larger market in Tullamore. The home is large with a nice kitchen and great dinning and gathering room. the utilities for the week were cheap as long as you do not leave during the day and leave the heat on. If your wondering if staying here or in Dublin would be best, we feel this was the better option. One reason it lets us be within 2 hours drive to many sites like the Cliffs of Mohr and Cork. the price can not be beat, especially over the high hotel room rates in Dublin. This home is perfect for families or a group of friends and brings your trip way under budget without sacrificing elegance.The pictures in the listing do not do justice of the grandeur of this house. We will definitely be back to stay at the Ballycumber House. We were actually sad to leave.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Elegant Period Mansion
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p936
-++353 872560876
County Offaly Ireland
5

Best Family Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5
Our family trip to Ireland was many years in the planning and, thanks in great part to our choice of Ballycumber, all I had dreamed. Connie, the owner, is a delightful person and she gave us outstanding service. Her helpful, encouraging emails as we prepared for our trip trans-Atlantic reassured me that our holiday would be memorable. Sure enough, as our jetlagged group drove onto the beautiful grounds there was Connie and her husband ("the gardener") to greet us warmly and give us the grand tour. She left her phone number in case anything was amiss (it was not), left us alone to enjoy our amazing private estate, and then returned at the end of an all-too-quickly-over week's stay to bid us a fond farewell.
Connie mentioned that she did not want to oversell Ballycumber House and so, with that in mind, I will say that if you are looking for a sleekly updated property this is not the location for you. The photos here are accurate; Ballycumber is old, large, and full of interesting furniture and family heirlooms. It is quirky in the very best sense of the word. Our family of 10 had loads of room to spread out, relax and explore when we wanted and then to come back together again when it was time for a family meal or celebration. And celebrate we did! Our daughter's boyfriend was so charmed by his Ballycumber research before joining us that he chose the old watch tower/castle ruin in the field next to the house to propose to our Katie. What a perfect spot for an engagement!
We chose Ballycumber because we were traveling with a toddler and thought it would be easier to locate centrally and take day trips than to pack up and move on every day or so. That worked well. Some of our group opted for daily excursions; visiting the Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Clonmacnoise, Blarney, and even the Ring of Kerry. Others stayed closer to home on the "long drive days", shopping in Moate and Athlone, visiting a local petting farm, or climbing trees and playing in the billiards room or "Claire's playroom." And all of us thoroughly enjoyed taking the short stroll down our picturesque drive to one of the local pubs for a late breakfast or a late pint. The folks in Ballycumber made us feel very welcome.
So the house was massive, historical, comfortable and the grounds (fields, gardens, river) were picture perfect serenity-- an amazing week and all for about the same cost as our 2 nights in a small Dublin hotel.
Would we go back to Ballycumber? In a heartbeat!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Elegant Period Mansion
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p936
-++353 872560876
County Offaly Ireland
Orange County, California
5

The Monaghan Family from California

  • 5 of 5
My very large, extended family have stayed in Ballycumber House several times over the years at Christmastime. She is a grand, welcoming and comfortable house, child and family friendly, warm and cozy yet cavernous and expansive to spread out!
Incredibly hospitable friendly townspeople (until Christmas next, Sully!xoxo), someone was always able to get us what we needed. Three pubs at the foot of the property gates (hmmm, which one today-Gavin's, Gussie's or Healy's) to choose from, two markets to provide our grocery needs (Mrs. Egan, a million thanks!) - 200 foot walk from property to pubs and markets. Bus and rail stations a short 10 minute drive, close to major cities for shopping, etc.
The boys fish for eel and salmon in the Brosna River just off the back door, chased the ponies in the yard, caught a rugby match in nearby Tullamore and sipped many, many a pint o'the black stuff at Gussie's (Our love to Tony and Eammon!)! Chipper truck serves yummy fish and chicken sandwiches, curry and garlic chips until the wee hours- parks at the foot of the gates (Kisses to Mags for us)! Just DIVINE after a night of drinking as we stumbled home.
We drove from one coast to the other sightseeing in the middle of winter, no problems! Visited Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Cliffs of Mohr, Clonmacnoise, Shrine of Knock, Kinnity Castle, Locke's distillery, Tullamore distillery, Burr Castle (closed in winter as many touristy sites are, check ahead of time) and many other local sites in our 14 days stays.
We cannot say enough about the value, the central location for Ireland and the care shown us by the owner and her family. If a quiet, country atmosphere with helpful folks and a REAL Irish experience are what you seek...Ballycumber House is for you! We are asked time and again why we come in the dead of winter during Christmastime...well, coming from California - real weather, real people and a real Irish experience are exactly what we are seeking, and it's what we love, miss and cherish at Ballycumber House! We leave a part of our heart there every time we leave!
We've talked about going other places and experiencing other cultures on our annual family trips, but our hearts, the Motherland, the people of Ballycumber Village and the Grand Dame, Ballycumber House, call us back every time.

We miss each and everyone, we count the days until we return, we cherish our memories...God Bless Ballycumber, County Offaly!

Slainte!
The Monaghan Clan
Orange County, California
  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: 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

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Dublin and Shannon
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Ballycumber
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
dublin
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Moate and Mount Temple and at Esker Hills
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
clara
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Kilbeggan
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Moate
Nearest Beach
85 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Ballycumber House is situated in the village of Ballycumber which is just seven kilometres from the M.6 Dublin Galway motorway,and approx ten minutes drive from the town of Moate,twenty minutes drive from Tullamore and likewise from Athlone,which is often described as the centre of Ireland

Other Activities: pony treaking , nature study.

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Rates & Availability

County Offaly House Rental Rates

Notes

  • heating and electricity are extra, charged at current rate. Weekend rates for 2 and 3 nights are available also mid week rates, price ranges from 575 euro to 675 euro.
    Weekly rates vary from 1200 euro in June july and Aug to 1000 euro for Sept and May.
    A rate of 900 euro is available for the rest of the year.
    Special quotes available for periods over 2 weeks.
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Amenities

County Offaly House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom4 blue - 2 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • 5 doubles, 1 twin, 1 single, 1 cot. Extra attic bedrooms (2) if required =1 twin,and 1 double.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
A mini gym is provided for the use of guests. This property has every conceivable comfort for the holiday maker and has the added facility of a Jacuzzi for the exclusive use of its valued guests. A children’s playroom is provided and an attractive library is available for the use of guests. A tennis Court is provided for the exclusive use of the guests, tennis racquets are supplied for your convenience The avenue and grounds are tarmac to provide comfort for guests. Golf outings can be pre arranged for guests.

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