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Luxurious Holiday Home with Wifi in the Heart of the Burren, Ballyvaughan.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms with Wifi with views of the Burren Mountains and Galway Bay.

Holly Lodge is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, on the Burren Way / Green Road close to the Burren College of Art originally a 16th century round tower castle (Newtown Castle) and only 10 minutes drive from the picturesque village of Ballyvaughan, an enchanting village on the West Atlantic Coast of Ireland in the heart of the Burren National Park, a karst limestone region, one of the largest in Europe where you will find Arctic, Mediterranean and alpine plants side by side. It is an ideal base for any traveller to enjoy one of the most fascinating places in Ireland and Europe.

The Burren is rich with historical and archaeological sites offering wonderful opportunities for exploring, walking, cycling, rock climbing and a host of water sports such as surfing, kayaking and angling are just some of the activities available for your enjoyment.

Ballyvaughan is regarded as the jewel in the crown of the Burren region and has a choice of good restaurants, craft shops and traditional pubs.

It is the ideal base to explore the rich heritage of the Burren and surrounding areas. The famous Burren Way (26 miles of green road) starts Ballyvaughan, goes to Fanore, Doolin and ends in Liscannor taking in the Cliffs of Moher. Ballyvaughan is surrounded by megalithic tombs such as Poulnabrone Dolmen (which is reported to be over 6,000 years old, making it more ancient than the pyramids!), celtic ring forts and medieval churches and castles.

Ballyvaughan, an oasis in the Burren offers a warm welcome to all. Whatever it is your looking for – exhilarating adventure, romantic breaks, relaxing with friends – you will find it all here.

For the golfers, the famous links course at Lahinch is only a thirty minute drive from the house and further down the Clare coast is the Greg Norman designed Doonbeg course.

There is also a choice of courses such as Ennis and Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club.

Close to the house the unspoiled beaches of Bishops Quarter and Fanore invite you to swim, kayak and surf. The sheltered Ballyvaughan Bay is suitable for all kinds of water activities.

Also, located a short drive from the house is the famous Flaggy Shore - ‘Postscript’ the beautiful poem by Seamus Heaney.

Shannon International Airport is just an hour away from Holly Lodge.

When the Burren is in bloom the fields around the house are blooming with unique rare wild flowers such as the ‘blue gentian’ - alpine flower.

Please take a look around our luxury retreat, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Burren. From the front and the rear of the house you can see spectacular views of the mountains of the Burren, its limestone pavements, a view of the Burren College of Art originally the 16th century Newtown Castle, the Aillwee Cave, Burren Birds of Prey Centre and Galway Bay.

The house has been designed to optimize the views. The house is centrally heated throughout. Bedrooms are large with ensuites and walk-in wardrobes. Kitchen and dining area is spacious with all amenities. When it is time to relax the living room which is mostly glazed to take in the views, beckons to put your feet up, with its plush leather sofas and soft furnishings.

There is ample parking spaces with large private lawns front and rear with stone seating and table.

The house itself is a unique design with a great sense of space and comfort, with views of the Burren Mountains and Galway Bay.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

Amenities

Newtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ground floor bedroom with ensuite & walk-in wardrobe.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Large Bedroom, ensuite & built-in wardrobe/dressing table
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Bedroom with walk-in wardrobe & beside main bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Holiday Home with Wifi in the Heart of the Burren, Ballyvaughan.
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
Toronto, Canada
5

A Luxurious Holiday Home in the Burren

  • 5 of 5

Holly Lodge is a luxurious holiday home nestled in the heart of the Burren Mountains. The rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished and decorated. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything the modern day chef requires.

The house is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Burren. It is also very close to the village of Ballyvaughan with its cultural life, harbour, musical pubs, and shops. Cathleen Connole’s wonderful restaurant, Burren Fine Foods and Wine, is just a short distance away, as is The Burren College of Art.

Holly Lodge is a perfect base from which to visit the attractions of Clare and Galway. Mary and Crissie are gracious hosts who have compiled a huge binder of local attractions, and several excellent books for guests to enjoy. They have created a beautiful holiday home and have thought of everything that a discerning traveller would need.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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4

3 lovely weeks in May 2016

  • 4 of 5

My husband, cousin and sister visited Holly Lodge for 3 weeks in May 2016 and what a lovely stay we had! My husband and I previously had met Mary and her mother last September when they graciously gave us a preliminary tour of the house and tea. She exceeded all of our expectations in May when she met us just off the dual carriageway from the airport and escorted us to the house for a delicious and plentiful continental breakfast. She also provided instruction on how to use the amenities. A well planned Information Book on activities and dining in the area was on the dining room table. She also provided many books on the ecology and culture of the area as well as a selection of useful maps.

We especially loved the quiet of the countryside and the lovely views of The Burren from every window in the house, which sits on a walking lane. Sitting in the living room with fabulous views and a cozy fireplace to watch sunsets was extra special, as well as the lovely sunrises from the bedrooms on the upper floor. We could not have had a more wonderful vacation and much of it was thanks to Mary and her well-appointed house.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Stunning Home, Great Location, Welcoming Hostess

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in Mary's beautiful home for a week in July 2015. The house is wonderful - spacious, clean, nicely decorated and has absolutely everything you will need for a relaxing vacation. The kitchen is huge - fully equipped, and there was a wonderful guest basket waiting for us. Local brown bread, butter, milk, crackers, jam, fresh apple pie and more. Such a nice surprise! The family room has views to die for. The Burren, the sea, Galway lights in the distance, and many many sheep! The wifi was flawless. The bathrooms spotless and the power showers worked great. The washer and dryer - complete with supplies - worked great.

This is a great location to tour up and down the west coast and the wild Atlantic Way. Do not miss the Fear Gorta Tea Gardens in Bally Vaughan! Delightful for lunch or just tea and a slice of homemade cake and terrific cheesecake! There is a small but well stocked Spar supermarket in town. It has terrific "99" ice cream cones. And there is a nice Tourist Informatiion Center next door. Everyone is so friendly! Quite a few pubs, and the ones along by the small pier have great views.

Mary was a terrific hostess. From the very first email / contact, we became friends. Mary went out of her way to make sure we would not miss any of the many highlights in the region. In fact, Mary has compiled a big binder full of maps and leaflets and information perfect for planning day trips and sightseeing. She also sent us email links to help build excitement for our trip. She kept in contact with us during our stay and was available if we needed her. Mary and her lovely mum met us on the day of our arrival in the town church yard and led us up to her house. The house is just like the photos but better!

We highly recommend Mary's house and look forward to visiting again!

Kind regards,

Linda and Tom Smith

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

A wonderful family stay at Holly Lodge

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Holly Lodge. The home was very accommodating for our family of four, plus two friends. The beds were most comfortable and the kitchen amenities helpful for family meals. Holly Lodge is close to town for a quick pint, shopping and music. We enjoyed a beautiful hike, "Bells on the Burren", just down the road, as well as the Newtown Castle and Gallery tour at the Burren College of Art. Every window with a view. Close to many day trips, the ocean shore, beach, Burren, castles and ruins. Look for the treasure chest hidden within, enjoy the treasure but leave it and add one of your own. Thank you Mary, for such a wonderful stay. The Colorado Murray's

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Lovely home surrounded by the beauty of the Burren

  • 5 of 5

Holly Lodge was everything our party of four senior citizens could have asked for! The house is situated on a beautiful road surrounded by the enchanting and magnificent scenery of the Burren. It is hard to pass by a window in the house and not stop to gaze at the natural beauty surrounding you, including a 16th Century Tower Castle down the street!

All the rooms in the house are spacious, charming; and spotlessly clean. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to cook all your meals, including many spices, oils, and condiments. Lots of paper products and cleaning supplies are also provided. Holly Lodge had the BEST set of cookware that we have ever seen in our travels!

We all had to agree that although every room was comfortable and beautifully furnished, we LOVED the sittingroom/sunroom the best!!!! It is large with lots of comfortable furniture facing a warm and inviting fireplace. The room is circular with large windows allowing us to view the magnificent scenery; and the knotty pine, tongue-and-groove cathedral ceiling is absolutely beautiful!

We rented a car in Dublin and drove to Ballyvaughan (a car is a must!). Mary Nix had communicated with us many times before we left the USA with many suggestions and informative links to places she thought we would enjoy. She guided us along our drive to Ballyvaughan and was there with her mother to meet us and have us follow her to the house, which was only about 10 minutes from the town of Ballyvaughan. When we arrived, the house was warm and the extra heating stove in the kitchen was on to banish the chill of the evening from our bones! Also waiting for us was some fresh brown bread, an apple tart, tea, coffee, milk, sugar, and marmalade! Mary also provided a big, well organized binder with all kinds of useful information regarding the house and appliances, the town, and the many wonderful places that we could visit within a 20 minute to an hour drive from the house.

We highly recommend in the town of Ballyvaughan, O'Loclainn Irish Whiskey pub and the farmer's market in town on Saturdays. Only about 20 minutes drive from the house you must go to the Caherconnell ring fort. Amazing! Also, on the same property you can see a demonstration of the sheep dogs working a flock of sheep. Just up the road see the Poulnabrone Dolmen, a 4,000 year old portal tomb. 40 minutes to the Cliffs of Moher, and you must walk the Burren! We will be back! Mary Nix is the perfect manager and now, a friend!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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5

Our Ireland Home Away From Home.

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful. True to the photo descriptions. Mary met us at the house with a loaf of delicious brown bread and a yummy tart. We are already planning our return trip.

Mary checked on us throughout our stay and provided us with the name of a driver... Who was absolutely invaluable to our stay. We will for sure stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Shannon International Airport, County Clare.
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Ballyvaughan, County Clare.
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Doolin, County Clare.
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Lahinch, County Clare.
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Ennis, County Clare.
Nearest Motorway
23 Miles
Galway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Ballyvaughan
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Bishop's Quarter, Ballyvaughan, County Clare.
Car: necessary

Ballyvaughan is regarded as the jewel in the crown of the Burren region and has a choice of good restaurants, craft shops and traditional pubs.

It is the ideal base to explore the rich heritage of the Burren and surrounding areas. The famous Burren Way (26 miles of green road) starts Ballyvaughan, goes to Fanore, Doolin and ends in Liscannor taking in the Cliffs of Moher. Ballyvaughan is surrounded by megalithic tombs such as Poulnabrone Dolmen (which is reported to be over 6,000 years old, making it more ancient than the pyramids!), Celtic ring forts and medieval churches and castles.

For the golfers, the famous links course at Lahinch is only a thirty minute drive from the house and further down the Clare coast is the Greg Norman designed Doonbeg course.

There is also a choice of courses such as Ennis and Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club.

Close to the house the unspoiled beaches of Bishops Quarter and Fanore invite you to swim, kayak and surf. The sheltered Ballyvaughan Bay is suitable for all kinds of water activities.

Also, located a short drive from the house is the famous Flaggy Shore - ‘Postscript’ the beautiful poem by Seamus Heaney.

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Rates & Availability

Newtown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$869
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$869
 

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We operate a flexible pricing policy. Please contact us for a detailed quotation.

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