Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Old stone barn apartment- 2.5 km from the centre of Galway City

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,173 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Large apartment in stone barn conversion, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4, 2 bathrooms

This unique holiday accommodation 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. Free WIFI, cable television and DVD player. The modern kitchen is fully equipped and the dining area can seat six. A patin door leads out to a small deck and at the garden. 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 on the the guests requirements. This bedroom has a large shower room en-suite.

There is a laundry room facility available in the barn 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

Owner
Peggy McConnell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

Amenities

Galway Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1173 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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
  • Tumble Dryer
  • 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
  • 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
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Old stone barn apartment- 2.5 km from the centre of Galway City
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 41 reviews
5

The stone barn was special!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very special stay in Galway. The stone barn was wonderful as our home base. Peggy and Tony are a delightful couple who's hard work is evident in their very special place. They couldn't do enough for us. The country side is terrific yet fairly close to town. So we got to enjoy both busy Galway and a lovely setting to come home to. We surely hope to return some day. Well done !

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

A charming, conveniently located Irish stone apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful rental. The stone apartment is beautiful, very original and very clean. The kitchen is updated and well stocked. The bathrooms are modern and clean. The owner, Peggy, met us when we arrived to show us around and explain things. She was very kind and accommodating even though we arrived MUCH later than planned, late at night. The master bed was very comfortable which was very important to me, a light sleeper. It was also a queen size as described even though it appeared smaller in the photos, at least to me. Cracking the bedroom window open at night to feel the delicious cool to cold Irish breezes and to hear the gentle wake up calls of the birds in the garden made the experience a delight. Our 12 year old greatly appreciated the two outside cats and my oldest daughter -the wifi in the living room. We were 10 minutes away from Galway City Center which made getting about super easy. The place was quiet which we loved as well. I will definitely recommend The Stone Apartment to my traveling friends!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Awesome accommodations, great people, good location.

  • 5 of 5

Charming just as the pics indicate.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

A wonderful stay at the "Swallow Loft"

  • 5 of 5

We started our Ireland adventures in Galway and were very, very pleased with the accommodations at Swallow Loft. The house and amenities were exactly as described in the listing, which was very important to us since we planned to do a lot of cooking during our stay. The quiet and serene country setting offered a relaxing way to start and end our busy days --- well worth the short drive into town. I can't say enough wonderful things about the hosts, Peggy and Tony, especially with the additional help they provided when a family emergency arose. They were extremely caring, kind and understanding! The only regret we had was that our stay was shorter than we wished. We would highly recommend the Swallow Loft for anyone visiting the Galway area.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

wonderful, remote, scenic and yet 5 minutes from the heart of Galway!!

  • 5 of 5

My buddy, my daughter and myself stayed here for 5 days and it was beyond perfect.

Peggy and Tony were wonderful and the place was ideal. Quiet and a great piece of property and yet extremely convenient to Galway or for Wild Atlantic way drives!!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Delightful place! Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

We rented the stone barn apartment for 4 nights in late September - two couples. This is a beautiful property, very nicely appointed and very comfortable. There is a bedroom downstairs (entry level) with an ensuite bath and two twin beds; upstairs is the second bedroom with queen bed, with bath across the hall and a nice kitchen and living room. The kitchen is well equipped, the beds comfortable with nice linens, plenty of bath towels - we didn't need to bring anything. The grounds are lovely with a nice garden and sitting area off the living room/kitchen. The place is a little difficult to find - follow the directions precisely - and it is on a one-lane two-way road, which is always challenging! Peggy handled all reservation and payment details swiftly and efficiently and responded promptly to my questions prior to our arrival. She greeted us on arrival to show us around and was available for questions or recommendations throughout the stay. This would be a great rental for a couple with two kids, and we also enjoyed it for two couples. I thought it was very fairly priced. Thanks, Peggy.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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

Photos

Rates & Availability

Galway Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter/Spring
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$202
 
 
Spring/Summer
May 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$202
 
 
Summer Season
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,416
 
 
Autumn /Winter
Sep 2 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$202
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$202
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $81.71

Booking deposit: a deposit of 25% is required to secure the booking. The Final payment is due 15 days prior to arrival.
Please contact the owners for more information. Deposit and final payment are Non-refundable.

Apartment is available for a minimum of three nights in the off peak season. Contact owner for rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Enter dates for accurate pricing

Ask a Question Ask a Question
Available
Unavailable

You might like these similar properties