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Beautiful Lake Shore Country House situated in its own woodland in Connemara

Bedrooms 6
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

6 Bedrooms

Derry Quay Lodge is a beautiful country house situated within its own woodland on the shores of Lough Corrib and the gateway to Connemara,it is elegantly furnished country house available for private rental which can accomodate 14 people.

Accommodation at the lodge

•3 reception rooms kitchen and drying room

•3 en suites double bedrooms and 3 standard bedrooms

•Main Bathroom

The Lodge is an elegant stone built country house situated on the banks of Lough Corrib near the village of cong and the world famous Ashford Castle set amidst 6 acres of mature woodland. It consists of 6 Bedrooms, including 3 en-suite and 3 standard rooms. There is wheelchair access to the lodge. All the rooms are situated on the ground floor - it is comfortably furnished with an open timber fire kindled each evening creating a warm and friendly atmosphere. There is central heating throughout and the power showers and soft water are refreshing and rejuvenating.

The lodge was renovated in 2008 to a 4star Aa standard, with modern facilities, while still retaining its old world character. It is fully approved by Failte Ireland.

The tranquility of the location ensures a good night's sleep is had by all.

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Jonathan Holian
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2017

About Jonathan Holian

Hi our names are Jonathan & Siobhan we are in our early forthy,s and self employed in the tourism industry in Ireland why not come and stay at the wonderful Derry Quay Lodge

Jonathan Holian purchased this chateau / country house in 2008

Why Jonathan Holian chose Ireland

Derry Quay Lodge is an un-spoilt Country House situated on the Lake shore of Lough Corrib in what is probably one of Ireland’s most beautiful locations,just 5 minutes from the Historical village of Cong and the world famous Ashford Castle estate.

We are confident that if you decide to stay with us, you will have a unique, friendly and very memorable experience.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Lake Shore Country House situated in its own woodland in Connemara
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews

Great vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 3-11, with family and friends coming and going over a two week period. The group included seniors and two small children. The house was very comfortable and provided space for all to do their own thing.

Breakfast in the large airy dining room provided a venue for us all to plan our day, and dinner at night provided an opportunity to debrief at the end of each day. A couple of nights got kind of rowdy, but the privacy made that ok.

We did day trips most days, and it is a great central location for exploring Western Ireland.

The owners were very pleasant and helpful in explaining the use of European appliances, etc., quite different from US, particularly the laundry equipment.

Only negative was that wifi was very slow.

Too bad Ireland is so far from California, we would be back frequently if it was closer!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property, shame about the owner.

  • 5 of 5

The star rating is for the property, it is fantastic.

Our stay was very pleasant, we were a party of 6 and were out all day every day.

Communication with Jonathan was poor, once I had paid.

He was on his boat on the river Shannon for some time I understand.

He had, he said, arranged a fishing trip for the men in our party and gave us a contact number to which there was never a reply. Not having a location we couldn't go on the given day. We arranged our own horse riding.

To date I have not received any communication and have not received my security deposit.

Patricia Mogford

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Owner cannot be trusted. He went on holiday himself and left neighbour to let us in. Heat and hot water only on for one hour in the morning. TV didn't work. We left two days early for the comfort of a hotel. To date, he has not returned my security deposit.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maureen, Thank you for your recent review of Derry Quay Lodge. We are somewhat dismayed and disappointed by your review as it does not reflect the true and accurate events surrounding your stay. On arrival the first complaint from your party was that the house was too big for you and your party as there was just three of you. The house is advertised as a six bedroom family home capable of sleeping 14 people so you should have been under no illusion of the size of the house. The next morning you complained that there was not enough heat and hot water. I can be confident in saying that there was adequate heat and hot water for the size of the house which accommodates 14 people and also that the group that stayed just before you had no issue with the heat or hot water. I can also say that the hot water immersion is on 24 hours a day. Your request for more heat was immediately addressed by the lady who looks after the house while I am away. She turned the heat on to constant and all the radiators are thermostatically controlled so you would be able to adjust the heating yourself. The lady then lit the open fire as requested by your mother. You are correct in saying the tv did not work as one of the remote controls had gone missing. And on hearing there was a problem with the tv you were brought a replacement tv. On your review you said you left early for the comfort of hotel. On making your booking you informed me that you were staying in a hotel where the wedding was taking place on the night of the wedding as it was too far to travel back to the house. On returning to the house you informed me that you were departing early from the house so you could be close to family and friends who were staying at the hotel at no time did you mention any other reason for leaving early. May I also add that you cancelled your fishing trip just the day before you were due to go out with no reason given? I am not sure why you have stated I have not returned you security deposit as it was returned to you before this review was written. To finish I would say you should have booked a hotel as you expected the same level of service from a self-catering property.
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Fast alles perfekt!

  • 5 of 5

Jonathan und seine Frau waren ganz liebe Gastgeber und haben uns in allen Fragen bestens unterstützt. Wir haben uns als Familie (8 Erwachsene und 2 kleine Kinder) rundum wohlgefühlt. Einer ihrer Hunde (Major) durfte die ganze Woche bei uns bleiben und war eine Bereicherung für uns alle. Er ist gut abgerichtet und betritt das Haus nie sondern wartet brav vor der Eingangstüre. Danke noch einmal für diesen unvergesslich schönen Urlaub. Wir haben auch 2 Motorboote zum Angeln angemietet, die direkt am Bootssteg bereit standen. Da in den letzten Jahren sehr viel Schilf und Seegras aufgrund von Düngemittel durch die Landwirtschaft gewachsen ist, muss einige hundert Meter durch eine enge Schleuse auf den See hinausgefahren werden. Acht geben sollte man unbedingt auf die vielen Felsen, die auch mitten am See entweder sichtbar aus dem Wasser ragen oder aber auch knapp unter der Wasseroberfläche sind. Ein Guide ist daher ratsam um die ungefährlichen Stellen kennenzulernen. Außerdem sind die tückischen Wellen, die bis zu 1,5 Meter hoch werden und ohne Vorwarnung auftreten, zu berücksichtigen. Weiters ist es etwas schwierig das Haus ohne gutem Navi zu finden, da es keine Strassenbezeichnungen, Hausnummern und dergleichen gibt. Von Cong aus sind es nur ca. 10 Minuten bis zum Haus und Jonathan hat uns von dort aus per Telefon sicher an das Ziel gebracht. Alles in allem ein wundervoller Urlaub in einem wunderschönen Haus mit lieben Gastgebern. Danke und gerne wieder ;-)

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Les Martres de Veyre

Superbe maison en Pierre

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passés un séjour agréable dans cette superbe maison très bien conçue et située dans un décor paradisiaque, calme, beauté du paysage, bord du lac Corrib dans la propriété avec embarcadère privé, possibilité de louer une barque à moteur pour se balader sur ce beau lac. Cette endroit est idéal pour visiter la région du Connemara à moto, randonner, pêcher, faire du vtt ou simplement se reposer. La petite ville de Cong est à proximité avec son Château du 12 ème siècle. Nous avons notamment appréciés la grande gentillesse, des propriétaires Siobhan et Jonathan et leur disponibilité ainsi que leur aide dans la recherche d'un garage moto lors de la panne subie par un de nos ami, ils se sont pliés en 4 pour nous rendre service et nous tenons à les remercier pour leur excellent accueil. Pour conclure, je recommande vivement cette demeure de charme et j'aurai plaisir à y retourner. Marc président des Railder's Auvergnats.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

La maison et leurs propriétaires sont très sympas. Pour des vacances au calme, pour la pêche, c'est idéal. Nous pensons très fortement retourner dans cette location et l'avons recommander a des amis. Les photos représentent bien la maison et son entourage. A ne pas rater.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Galway Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Cong Asgford Castle
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Historical Cong

Cong, nestling on the shores of Lough Corrib offers a wealth of history and unspoilt natural beauty that once seen is never forgotten.

Spectacularly situated on the shores of Lough Corrib, Cong is one of the most beautiful and historic villages in Ireland. It owes its special character to its location on an island in the middle of the River Cong. It owes its name to the isthmus or 'narrows' from the Irish word cunga, which separates Lough Mask and Lough Corrib, two of the finest wild trout fisheries in Europe.

The rising of waters at Cong and the myriad of underground streams and Caverns beneath the area has captivated people for millennia. Congs strategic location has drawn hunter-gatherers, farmers, soldiers, kings, monks and adventurers for almost 7000 years.

There are many Archaeological sites & Caves to be discovered around Cong and the surrounding area that we would be happy to show you.

Places to see around Derry Quay Lodge

•Ballintubber Abbey

•Ashford Castle

•Westport House

•Kylemore Abbey

•Turlough Park

Local Heritage

•Inchagoill Island, Lough Corrib

•Ballymagibbon Cairn

•The Pyramid, The Neale

•The Pigeon Hole Cave, Cong

•Kellys Cave, Cong

•Monks Fishing Hole, Ashford, Cong

•Cong Abbey, Cong, Co.Mayo

•Cross of Cong


•Museum of Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar


•Ashford Castle, Cong

•Turlough Park Gardens, Turlough, Castlebar

•Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens

Things to do around Derry Quay Lodge

Lough Corrib Cruise

•Corrib Cruise from Lisloughrey Pier Cong

•De Veleash Kiltimagh Tel: 087 7618630

•Westport House Tel: 098 27766

Sports and Activities


•Derry Quay Lodge, Derry Quay, Cross


•Ashford Castle,Cong Tel:


•Ashford Castle Golf Club, Cong

•Ballinrobe Golf Club, Claremorris Road, Ballinrobe

•Crazy Golf, Lisloughrey

Horse Riding

•Ashford Equestrian Center

County Mayo

County Mayo is situated in the west of Ireland in the province of Connaught and is a county with a varied landscape, scenic panoramas and natural amenities. The county stretches from Lough Corrib and the long narrow fjord of Killary Harbour in the south to the barony of Erris and Killala Bay in the north. The county is home to Ireland's highest cliffs at Croaghaun, Achill Island and is also home one of Europe's best known places of Pilgrimage, Croagh Patrick.

County Mayo has the longest coastline in Ireland and the beaches give unrivalled opportunities for peace and tranquility. In total, County Mayo has 13 Blue Flag beaches which include, Achill Island, Broadhaven Bay, Mullaghmore in the north west of the county and gems such as Old Head, Carrowmore, Carrowniskey and Mulranny to the south. Clew Bay is a famous spot which comprises of 365 islands, Clare Island being the largest.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $214

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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County Mayo Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , En Suite
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , En Suite
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , En Suite
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Derry Quay Lodge is an un-spoilt Country House situated on the Lake shore of Lough Corrib in what is probably one of Ireland’s most beautiful locations and we are confident that if you decide to stay with us, you will have a unique, friendly and very memorable experience.

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