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Mary Hynes

Member since: 2000
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Speaks: english

Banagher Offaly Self Catering

8 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Ireland House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Sleeps a max of 7.

Purpose built luxurious self-catering bungalow with enclosed garden (an added bonus for parents of young children). Just 2km. from the River Shannon, perfect for a restful break enabling you to unwind and forget your busy schedule. For touring enthusiasts it is ideally situated in the heart of Ireland with all locations reachable by daily excursions.

Banagher - a picturesque Riverside setting:: Banagher uncrowded, rich in history and with a charm all of its own, nestles in the heart of Ireland. Built on the majestic River Shannon, the longest river in the British Isles, its an ideal base for touring Ireland. It's main attractiveness is it's complete naturalness made up of beautiful rivers and boglands. A fisherman's paradise with the Rivers Shannon, Brosna, Lough Derg, Lough Allen and the Grand Canal. Offaly's unpolluted waters is home to all types of fish - salmon, perch, pike, brown trout, bream, eels, roach and rudd.

Local Attractions:: The Shannon and its tributaries provide opportunities for cruising, sailing, canoeing, fishing and birdwatching while mountains, eskers, bogs and farmland offer a variety of scenery for rambling, climbing, horseriding, cycling or driving. The area is unspoilt, the traffic moderate and most importantly, the people in the countryside, towns and villages are friendly.

For evening entertainment Banagher offers a selection of pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes and ages e.g. traditional and modern music pubs, fully licenced restaurants and fast food outlets or join the locals in a card game.

Main Tourist Attractions:: The main tourist attractions in Offaly are:-

Clonmacnoise - A famous monastic site founded by St. Kieran in 584 A.D. Ireland's last High King Rory of Connor was buried here in 1198. The site contains a cathedral, eight church ruins, two round towers as well as high crosses, hundreds of monumental slabs and the remains of a castle. It is one of the world's most famous monastic sites.

Birr Castle Demesne - In the beautiful heritage town of Birr, famous for its Georgian architecture is one of Europe's finest ornamental gardens with exotic blooms and shrubs. It also features the world's tallest boxwood hedges and a giant telescope built in 1845. The telescope looks and moves as it did over 150 years ago.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Mary Hynes (Owner)
Member since: 2000
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Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

Banagher Offaly Self Catering
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
5

An excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A group of us parents traveled from Canada to see our kids who were touring with our local Marching Band in Ireland. The house was an excellent central location for us. It was also the best place we could have chosen to stay. The owners were so warm and welcoming. We recommend renting from Mary in a hearbeat. There was so much to see and do in the area. We had an excellent stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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5

A great Irish holiday

  • 5 of 5

I was lucky enough to tag along and with Three friends (all family) on an Irish holiday at the beginning of May for 5 days. I arranged the housing and was lucky enough to find this house and was even luckier to speak with Mary over the phone. Michael and Mary had the house very clean and even a fire started for us on our arrival, wihch made for some serious napping after a full day of traveling from the states. We used this house as a central location (being 1.5 hours from Dublin) to get out and see the major attractions. We were 1.5 from the Cliffs and Cork and Cobh. Each day we looked very forward to getting back to this house after a full day of site seeing. I recommend this house to anyone with transportation and willing to be able to relaxe in this small town at night. A great time had by all.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Travel to Banagher and enjoy our self-catering accommodation. Banagher is in the centre of Ireland and is extremely suitable for day trips to most parts of Ireland. Book your holiday to Ireland and experience a warm reception at Glebe & Hynes Self-catering.
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Jersey/Liverpool/London
5

Ideal Family Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 3 generation family break and we were very pleased with the choice of accommodation we made. On a cold day we arrived to an open fire blazing away and Michael was very helpful throughout our stay, always on hand at the end of a phone for anything we needed. The house was clean, with all the amenities we needed and although we were there for a relaxing break, there were plenty of touring options plus all the things needed on hand in the village.

Great value and highly recommended!!!!!

Thank you Michael & Mary.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You too can experience our hospitality. Enjoy a relaxing break at Glebe or Hynes Self-catering in Banagher, Co. Offaly.
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Derbyshire UK
5

Beautiful House, Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this property in October and were blessed with not only quality accomodation but beautiful weather. The house is located within easy walking distance of the town, which has all amenities and a lovely atmosphere. The beautiful River Shannon and Banagher marina are easily accessible.

The house was spotless, and comfortable, with large bedrooms and a huge fully equipped kitchen. It easily accomodates 8 guests, and has large gardens and ample parking for numerous cars. The rear garden backs onto a lovely scented pine wood. We found the property to be well located for sightseeing, of which we did plenty, including Galway, The Burren, Bunratty and Clonmacnoise, with good road networks from Dublin and beyond.

The owners were lovely and still smiling even though we had a very "late" arrival due to a long delay. We would highly recommend this property and Banagher for its Irish hospitality.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
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Owner's Response: You too can enjoy our Irish hospitality...come to Banagher for your next vacation. Michael and Mary
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5

Glebe House - Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Mary & Michael truly demonstrate the renowned "Irish Hospitality". Our stay with them was the most comfortable and relaxing we have experienced on our numerous trips to Ireland. The home is well kept and offers modern facilities and a peaceful retreat. The rear yard with patio and picnic table is a relaxing place to sit and read or enjoy board games while sipping your tea. Banagher offers excellent dining, shopping and evening traditional entertainment, especially on Thursday evenings. The central location lends itself to easy day trips to Galway, Clare, Tipperary & Limerick either by auto or taking the train from Athelone. I would recommend Glebe House to anyone wanting to experience the real Ireland.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You too can experience "Irish Hospitality" at its best - come for a well deserved break to Glebe Self-catering. Mary & Michael
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Ontario, Canada
5

great spot, very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic house nicely furnished, 2 l/2 bathrooms, with good sized bedrooms. It is so convenient for those day trips. Mary and Michael, the owners, are close by and can tell you all the favourite spots to see. We stayed here with three couples and one child and had loads of space. This type of house is hard to find. Made our breakfast and dinners in the house and packed a lunch. Hoping to return again.

Alan and Diane.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
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Owner's Response: You too can enjoy a fantastic holiday in Glebe Self-catering on the banks of the River Shannon. So come on make that booking now, you deserve a break. Mary.
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Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Dublin
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
154 Kilometres
Dublin Port
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Birr Golf Club
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Tullamore, Offaly
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
M7
Nearest Beach
82 Kilometres
Salthill, Galway
Car: necessary

Glebe Self-catering is built on the banks of the River Shannon in the centre of Ireland. It is 150 km from Dublin Airport and 110 km from Shannon Airport.

Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre.

Kinnitty Castle.

Moneygall - Barack Obama ancestral home.

Other Activities: Lough Boora Discovery park, Bird watching.

Golf: Banagher is surrounded by superb golf courses the nearest being Birr which is 10 km away. Founded in 1893, Birr Golf Club is one of the finest parkland courses in the country carved out of natural woodlands and eskers.

Esker Hills Golf & Country Club, Tullamore - 35 km

Portumna, Athlone & Ballinasloe Golf Clubs all within 38 km.

Mount Juliet, venue for the Irish Open 60 km.

Visitors are welcome and are given a warm 'Cead Mile Failte.'

(100,000 welcomes in Irish).

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Rates & Availability

County Offaly House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer/Autumn
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$123
$782
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Jan 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$123
$782
 
 
Spring
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$123
$782
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$123
$782
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

€300 per week booking deposit. Light and heat is extra. All metered

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ireland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1760 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 queen
  • 1 double, 5 single beds
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Wheelchairs - The footpath around the house is sloped at the back door for wheelchair accessibility. All doorways are suitable for wheelchair users.

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