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Peggy McConnell

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

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

33 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Galway Barn Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Peggy McConnell (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 33 traveler reviews

Old stone barn apartment- 2.5 km from the centre of Galway City
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews
5

Fabulous homey accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Loved our accommodations. Everything we needed was handy including a washer and dryer. Apartment came fully loaded complete with beautiful gardens and a complete homey atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Lovely and spacious!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and spacious. A short distance from town so we felt a car was necessary. Close to a shopping center- you could walk if you wanted. Comfortable beds. Great access to wifi. A nice place to come home to at the end of a day of touring or for hanging out on a rainy day! We probably didn't take enough advantage of our hosts local knowledge- but loved staying here for our Galway visit! Thanks Peggy and Tony!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything we had hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

This was everything we hoped for! Beautiful old stone building renovated to include all the modern amenities, in a country setting close to town. We had planned to take excursions into the western Ireland countryside everyday but found the comforts of our Ireland "home" hard to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Amazing gem near Galway City! We loved everything about it and we hope to return.

  • 5 of 5

I can honestly say that the Swallow Loft is one of the nicest accommodations we have ever experienced. Owners Peggy and Tony are extremely hospitable, the interior is so nicely designed, and the grounds are outstanding. Plus, we love Molly (the pony in the yard outside of the barn)! Our stay was extremely comfortable, and the location is conveniently situated close to Galway City. My only disappointment was that we couldn't stay longer, but hopefully we will return soon so that we can spend more time in this fabulous, rejuvenating haven.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for hosting family and friends

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent three weeks at Swallow Loft in the Old Stone Barn. The premises have been tastefully restored and decorated with an emphasis on comfort and modern conveniences. The arrangements worked well for family members and friends who visited us at separate times and occupied the apartment on the ground level. Galway was the ideal place for us to explore western Ireland, and it was nice to come back to warm, comfortable surroundings each day. While a car is an absolute necessity, there is a shopping center nearby. We recommend this rental without reservation and would not hesitate to stay there if we return to Galway. And thanks again, Tony, for the book.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great property 5 minutes from Galway city center

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with my parents, stayed at The Swallow Loft in June 2016 and it was perfect for two couples. It's only a 5 minute drive from Galway city center and there were plenty of car parks; so parking downtown to go out to dinner and walk around was not a problem. There's also a grocery store just down the street, so it was easy to stock up on supplies. My only complaint was that it didn't have a coffee maker (just a French press) and wasn't stocked with paper towels or napkins. You also have to pay for laundry (5 euros per load). But overall is was a very cozy property, exactly what I expected from the photos and Peggy, the owner, was super nice. I would definitely recommend this place to other travelers, especially folks planning to do a lot of day trips (it was a great launching point to visit the Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey, and the Aran Islands/Dun Aengus).

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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

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Rates & Availability

Galway Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 4
Sep 4 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$186
 
 
Winter/Spring
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$197
 
 
Spring/Summer
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$208
 
 
Summer Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,406
 
 
Autumn /Winter
Sep 2 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$208
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$202
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $84

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.
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Amenities

Galway Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 109 m²
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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