Heritage Architecture, 4 double bedrooms, sleeps up to 8+2, quiet & rural
- english, german
About Robert Campbell-Lloyd
Carmen & Robert brought their family to the west coast in 1998 for a life after Australia, Germany and England. The name Branchfield House comes from the Townland name Branchfield in County Sligo. It's architecture has both Irish and English heritage... now lovingly restored. Our children are spread all over the world and so we welcome our guests to share in what the family has created. Carmen is a qualified masseuse specialising in stress-relief therapies and husband Robert is a Landscape Architect with an internet business WORLD smallest KITE. They each share a passion for cooking, rarely eat out, make exquisite tea and coffee, use exclusive organic ingredients with home grown seasonal herbs, veg, eggs and wine. The kitchen garden produces seasonal crops and a work in progress is daily attendance of a beautifully restored Victorian Orangery that provides salad veges and early morning sunshine. Our own Airbnb travels seek 3 basics - a cosy bed, excellent shower pressure and pure drinkable water and we think you will enjoy all three. Carmen's liking for making her guests feel at home can only be called luxurious and she recommends guests to bring their favourite cosy slippers as we encourage shoes off-at-the-door. The Guest House is set across a landscaped courtyard that catches the best of the sun and guests are welcome to bask in the many private nooks. The surrounding land is farmed with grazing cows and sheep and the courtyard has chickens, ducks and birds that sing the dawn chorus. Robert is usually found gardening or restoring the dry stone walls so there's normally someone on hand to assist with enquiries. Carmen has fluent German and Robert fluent Australian :-) If what you seek is privacy then we'll leave you to enjoy. We look forward to your visit.
Robert Campbell-Lloyd purchased this House in 1991
Why Robert Campbell-Lloyd chose Riverstown
Branchfield House is close to so many amenities: Knock International Airport 40 minutes; Ballymote for local shopping 7 minutes; Dublin or Galway 2 hours; Sligo town, beaches and mountains 20 minutes; Markree Castle 10 minutes. The guest house is so cosy with open peat & log fire, central heating and bedding that you'll never want to leave.
What makes this House unique
Off the well-equipped kitchen is a 375 square foot Orangery that supplies cucumbers, tomatoes, chilli and seasonal veg for our guests. It includes seating area and an extra sink for the barbecue. A huge glass awning covers the outdoor seating area that's south facing to catch the sun. Carmen offers guests her signature wellness therapies of Seaweed/Peat Bath, Facial, Hot Stone Massage, Aromatherapy and Indian Head Massage - all by prior appointment so please request brochure.
Children allowed - Please let us know the children’s ages. Please let us know the children’s ages.
Max guests: 10 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This is absolutely the most beautiful rental property we have ever stayed at. Highly recommend!
From the moment we arrived we fell in love with the charm of this home. We are a family of six and there was plenty of space for everyone to spread out, but also many places for us to come together and all be comfortable in the space. The home was beautifully decorated and perfectly outfitted with everything that we could need. The hosts, Robert and Carmen, were lovely and made us feel very welcome. We were sad to leave and will definitely come back if we are ever in Ireland again.
Mario's first request was to watch the Wimbledon Final and he kindly tutored Robert in things he never knew about tennis :-)
Carmen and I thoroughly enjoyed accompanying Cristine's family in an Aussie style BBQ in the garden.
Their charming and gracious family are highly recommended to other Hosts.
Love this home
The house is in a wonderful location, so quiet and serene. All of the furnishings were high quality, and the decor very interesting. The orangery was nice on cooler days to let you be outside. This is a special place.
It has been a delight to host Richard and his family and our communication was straightforward, interesting and easygoing .
We can highly recommend Richard, Laura and their charming daughters to future hosts!
Irischer Sommer 19
Wir hatten uns bei Carmen und Robert zu Hause gefühlt, vom ersten Augenblick an. Das Landhaus bot einen großzügigen Comfort für die Familienferien, war herzlich eingerichtet und auch die Orangerie und der Bauerngarten hielten etliche Entdeckungen zur Freude bereit. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und schöne gemütlich Stunden zusammen gehabt. Und als dann ein irischer Regentag kam, waren wir überhaupt nicht traurig und blieben den ganzen Tag mal "daheim"!
Es war ein wunderbares Erlebnis mit Marco, Ingrid und Ihren Töchtern, fühlte sich an wie eigene Familie !
Die Woche ging zu schnell vorbei und gemeinsame Ausflüge bereicherten Alle!
Wir haben gemeinsam gekocht und viele Geschichten ausgetauscht und Marco hat uns mit Gitarrenspielen viel Freude bereitet !
Rundum eine sehr gute Zeit die wir gerne jederzeit wiederholen würden!
Marco und Ingrid sind herzlichst als Gäste zu empfehlen !
Traditional Irish Music; Beach Bar with good food all day; breakfast and a walk on the beach at Strand Hill; Organic produce at Sligo Saturday Farmer's Market; 3 Organic Wholefood Shops in Sligo; Horse riding through the dunes; Eagle flying demonstrations; Carrowkeel Megalithic Temple; Queen Maeve's Grave; Mussel picking in Sligo Bay; Seasonal fishing and so much more.