3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, traditional kitchen, large gardens, sleeps 5.
About Monica Neenan
Seán and I invite you to relax and unwind in our traditional farmhouse cottage among mature gardens in picturesque rural area convenient for touring south and west of Ireland. We have been 4 star approved by Fáilte Ireland (the Irish Tourist Board) since we tastefully restored the cottage in 2005 and began welcoming guests. The house and farm have been in the family since Dermot Sullivan of Ballykennedy bought land in Broadford including the land now containing Glenview Lodge in 1685 from John Anketel. We live just down the road so we are always available. As I have great memories of spending my childhood in the dwelling house helping out in the farm, milking cows, feeding the hens, heading off for school every morning and other wonderful memories it is our privilege to be able to share it with people from all over the globe. You will be made very welcome. With kind regards, Monica
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
WiFi available free for emailing only supply is limited due to rural area.heating oil and electricity charged extra,starter fuel pack for stove free
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely relaxing holiday
Thank you for your 5 star review. It’s great to know that you both enjoyed your holiday. Guests do find Glenview Lodge to be a relaxing place to stay, located in the midst of ancient trees adds to its tranquillity.
Monica and Seán
Glenview Lodge was LOVELY!
Everything about our stay here was picture perfect. Monica and Sean were delightful hosts! Monica had left freshly baked soda bread for us and butter curls, milk and yogurt in the fridge and brought us a freshly made apple tart one evening - a true delight after a long day. The cottage itself was ideal. Glenview is a great name as it has a picture perfect setting and even a sweet Fairy Path outside. The grounds are lovely and large with plenty of space for kids to run around and even some playground equipment. It is also a wonderful place for adults to set outside and enjoy the view and the air. The cottage itself has a great layout with an updated kitchen and all the dishes, glasses and cooking utensils you could need along with a coffee maker and a press. The upstairs has, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths and there is a half bath downstairs. There is even a washer in the pantry area and a dryer in one of the outside buildings that also houses a ping pong table and foosball table! The property has a rich history but all the modern touches you could want. It had all the things that make Ireland such a special place - great setting and hospitality!
Thank you for your comprehensive review and we are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay. We are glad that everything at the cottage was to your liking and that you had the opportunity to relax in the historical home and that you enjoyed the extensive grounds. The cottage has been a witness to so much history.
Reviews are very important to us and to our guests.
We are sure that you will have pleasant memories of your Irish holiday at Glenview Lodge.
Monica and Seán
Nice place to stay
We had a very nice time staying at The Glenview Lodge. Everything we needed was provided. Sean & Monica were very nice & helpful.
Thank you for staying at Glenview Lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. It was great to meet you all. Thank you for taking the time to submit the review.
Monica and Seán
lovely quiet escape
We stayed at Glenview Lodge for almost 2 weeks. We found the property to be perfect for a quiet getaway. It's up a secluded drive so we felt safe letting our kids run around the huge enclosed yard. They really enjoyed the swing set. The bedroom set up was comfortable for our family of five and the beds were comfy with nice bedding.
The kitchen and living areas were good, though we missed having some basics available in the kitchen--salt/pepper, some olive oil. But we loved that Monica was kind enough to welcome us with a fresh baked loaf of bread. The living room has a nice fireplace to help warm up the downstairs when it's cold. Would have been nice to have a bigger rug in there to keep it a bit warmer--but there were blankets for us to cuddle up with at night. The place is about an hour's drive from many sights. Cork & Blarney Castle, an hour from Limerick and a bit over an hour to ring of kerry and wild atlantic way. The surrounding countryside is gorgeous and there are several local walks to do. We also loved the Saturday breakfast at Smithfield castle, just down the road. It sounds fancy but it was actually really accessible and great to take our kids to. We did most of our grocery shopping in New Castle west a slight larger town about 15 min drive. There's a wonderful health food store there called Sonas, plus some larger chain stores. And a great playground for the kids. It's definitely a more secluded area so if you want to be closer to a larger town, look elsewhere. We were okay doing 12 nites there, but we spent 2 of those nights closer to the ring of kerry and that felt about right for us.
We also did Monica's homemade Irish stew which was fabulous. She baked more fresh bread for us to go with it along with a nice basket of scones for dessert. The only downside for me with that there is some mold growing in the master shower, probably nothing a bit of bleach or recaulking couldn't fix right up. Overall this was a lovely home in beautiful Ireland and we highly recommend it.
Dear Rachel and family,
Thank you for staying at Glenview Lodge and thank you for preparing the review of our property. It’s good to know that the children enjoyed the gardens together with the slide and swings and we are glad that while staying in this secluded scenic area you made some day trips to some of the better known tourist spots.
Customer feedback is most important so that we can improve the service we offer to our valued guests and we will take on board your comments immediately
Monica and Seán
Best Part of our stay in Ireland!
It was so wonderful staying at Glenview Lodge. It was REAL IRELAND. The nearby local town, Foley's Pub and discussions with Sean, food from Monica and staying in her childhood farm house all set in the most beautiful country side I've ever seen was the most authentic part of our journey through Ireland ( 10 days we spent 5 at Glenview). It was a little off the beaten path but well worth it! The house was clean, with modern amenities and filled with warmest energy. I highly recommend you take advantage of the extras that Sean and Monica provide. My husband and I and daughters age 18 and 20 y give it 10 stars!!!! Thank you.
Dear Susie and family,
Thank you for staying at Glenview Lodge and thank you for preparing such a good review. It’s so important to us to know that you enjoyed your visit. We are lucky to live in this picturesque area; a nice place for guests to relax yet convenient to visit the better known tourist spots. The Irish Experience extras are enjoyed by many guests. We are glad you enjoyed them.
Monica and Seán
Fantastic farmhouse with modern amenities in a great location - plus responsive, friendly hosts
Our family of five spent a wonderful four nights at Glenview Lodge. It was our first visit to Ireland, and Seán and Monica made it memorable and superb. The property dates back all the way to the 1680’s but the farmhouse (built in 1865, I believe) is modernized and comfortable inside. It was perfect for our family: a double bedroom for my husband and me, two twin beds in a second bedroom for our adult sons, and a single twin bedroom for our teenaged daughter. Plus, the two and a half baths and full kitchen – and the ping pong table and guitar – were fantastic amenities that we enjoyed as well.
The location is excellent. We took day trips to Cork, Limerick, and the Cliffs of Moher. Seán and Monica have not only decorated the farmhouse warmly, but they provide TONS of information about Irish history and local trips available to take. They were very welcoming and made themselves available to answer our questions.
The best part of our trip was spending an evening with Monica and Seán as we opted for the “Irish Experience” package. I highly recommend any time that you can enjoy their company and stories, as they are lovely people who know the history and the surrounding area so well! Monica actually grew up at the Glenview Lodge as her childhood home... That evening will be a happy memory for our family for many, many years to come.
They are a beautiful couple who compliment one another so well: Seán is the history and details person (he also makes an amazing Irish Coffee!) and Monica is also warm and friendly, and a superb cook. I don’t think I will ever find an Irish Stew in the States that comes close to hers. We’ve been spoiled forever… :)
We highly recommend Glenview Lodge and truly hope that our family can return there one day. Monica and Seán – we wish you all the best and thank you for your hospitality, and sharing your lovely home with “strangers” who leave as friends.
Dear Lisa and family,
Thank you for staying at Glenview Lodge and thank you for preparing such a comprehensive and kind review.
We are glad that you will have pleasant memories of your first visit to Ireland and also of Broadford and Glenview.
Irish history and our own local history including that of Glenview Lodge is always interesting to listen to and of course you know by now we enjoy talking about it.
Irish cuisine has come on a lot in the past number of years and we also feel it is important to retain the old recipes while using local produce.
We feel certain you will be back in Ireland again and when you do please pay us a visit.
Monica and Seán
Glenview Lodge is 2km from Broadford village in West Limerick near the foothills of the Mullaghareirk Mountains where you will find a choice of shop, pubs, takeaway restaurant, church, post office and the Arboretum for native trees. We are located within the route of the Broadford Ashford Walking Trails.
15 mins. Drive from 16th century Glenquin castle.
15km from Newcastle West Limerick’s largest town. Adare, Ireland’s most picturesque village with its thatched cottages, restaurants, boutiques and abbeys is 35 mins. Restaurants, outdoor activities, including golf, fishing and equestrian activities are also to be enjoyed.
The towns and villages of county Limerick offer a warm welcome to visitors. Limerick City (1hours drive)is stepped in history, visit St. John’s Castle or the Hunt Museum. West Limerick has many attractions including equestrian centres in Abbeyfeale and Adare, horse racing at the Limerick Racecourse, & Foynes Flying Boat Museum.Visit the Irish Palatine in Rathkeale or the Donkey Sanctuary in Liscarroll. Call to Cork city, The Blarney Stone or Killarney. We are also the gateway to The Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East.