About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps a maximum of 13
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Awesome place, amazing experience!
We were a group of 10 adults plus a 10 month old traveling around Ireland, some of us for the first time and others, like me, traveling the Emerald Isle for the 4th time. I wanted a place centralized for part of our trip and Ballycumber was the best choice I could've made! Connie was wonderful from the very start and really showed she cared about her guests. This house is so amazing and the grounds are beautiful. The location is perfect, easy to find and super close to 2 great pubs! Gav and James were just as wonderful as Connie in making us all feel welcome! We came during a rather cold couple of days, it even snowed a bit! But we still loved the old feel of this house and really appreciated the fireplace in the main living room. Connie welcomed us early on our arrival day since our intercontinental flight got in at 5 am. Showed us around and gave us the history of the house. Just an absolutely amazing experience! Tons of room for all of us. Would love to stay again someday! Thank you so much Connie!!!
Lovely old home in the center of Ireland
We stayed at Ballycumber House in June/July. It is an easy 70 minute drive from Dublin, mostly on the M4/M6.
First, the house is enormous, larger than you might think from the description. Our family of seven occupied only a few of the bedrooms. It is very homey and comfortable, with nice, firm beds, good heating (LOL-irish summers), and large bathrooms. We spent many hours hanging out in (one of the!) living rooms by the peat fireplace, enjoyed cooking in the modern kitchen, playing pool in the games room, or tennis. There is a lovely rock garden, picnic table, and nice walk by the river at the foot of the garden.
A five minute walk down the drive brings you to the village, two nearby pubs (limited food but great beer selection), and grocery (Gussies has everything you could need).
We drove to Tara and Newgrange, to Galway and Cliffs of Moher, and to Dublin, in an hour, so day trips are easy. There are many whisky distilleries (Tullymore Dew!), monuments (Clonmacnoise is lovely), and small towns in a five to ten mile drive.
What we loved: the roominess and just sheer loveliness of the house (have a Downton Abby fantasy-this will give you some idea of what it was like to live in a period house), the location (nice village and people, close to tourist areas for day trips), and of course Connie, who gives you a full introduction to the house and makes sure you are comfortable. She is a great host.
Ballycumber House is an old home, so you will need to adjust to turning on heaters one hours in advance for the bath water, taking a bath (no showers), sometimes being chilly on a damp night (turn on the radiators-they work well). If you prefer city life, this is a country home.
We genuinely loved the Irish countryside, the privacy, and the comfort of Ballycumber. We WILL be back to stay again.
Thank you so much for the positive feed back, delighted you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to having you as our guests in the future.
You will enjoy your stay. The listing is accurate, and the property is clean and maintained. We had a problem with the clothes dryer during our stay and it was replaced by the end of the day. Our owner, Connie was a delight, I simply can not say enough positive things! I would highly recommend the property for a large group. We had 9 in our group and we had plenty of space and beds. We loved the rural setting, the animals, and the history. Do not miss having Irish Coffee from the Pub in town. James makes the best!
Because of the age of the property, do not expect the most modern of accommodations. We had no issues, and found it part of the charm. We Americans had to learn how to bathe and not shower. But, we had fun learning!
Miss Ireland immensely, and wonderful friends we made.
The best holiday!!
I booked this magnificent property as a base for my family to attend my daughter's wedding in Tullamore. We arrived to a wonderfully warm welcome from the owner Connie who gave us a complete tour and history of the house. We were enthralled by the information, the property and it's amenities. To say this house is fully equipped is an understatement....we followed Connie from room to room, all falling more in love with Ballycumber House with each step. The children were delighted with the grounds, playroom and sheer expanse of playground both inside and outside.
The people of Ballycumber are wonderful and we were made to feel right at home from the minute we arrived. The children were even invited to the local to hold the 6 nations cup which was visiting the area. A photo was taken with the children holding the cup and we were sent a copy of the Ballycumber newsletter the photo appeared in. You can imagine how excited the children were to see it.
The place is heavenly, we cannot wait to return and are planning our next visit.
This was the cherry on the top of a 2 week stay in the beautiful country of Ireland. The first week we cruised down the Shannon River on a canal boat which was a great way to discover Ireland. It was great to head back to Dublin Airport to get our rental car and head out to the Ballycumber House. Its and easy hour drive to the house and this homes entrance will take your breath away. This home is very elegant of days of the past with beautiful grounds and river in the backyard. You can see the old castle guard towers when you approach the house up the long driveway. The owner Connie and her husband were there to greet and welcome us. She gave us the grand tour and history of this castle home. This house is centrally located in Ireland and great day trips in all directions. We recommend Kilbeggan Distillery tour just 10 minutes away. There are 4 little pubs down the driveway and across the street that are great for locals and a great pint. They welcome you with open arms and a healthy pint. There is a market next to the pubs and full town a short drive away that provide great shopping and larger market in Tullamore. The home is large with a nice kitchen and great dinning and gathering room. the utilities for the week were cheap as long as you do not leave during the day and leave the heat on. If your wondering if staying here or in Dublin would be best, we feel this was the better option. One reason it lets us be within 2 hours drive to many sites like the Cliffs of Mohr and Cork. the price can not be beat, especially over the high hotel room rates in Dublin. This home is perfect for families or a group of friends and brings your trip way under budget without sacrificing elegance.The pictures in the listing do not do justice of the grandeur of this house. We will definitely be back to stay at the Ballycumber House. We were actually sad to leave.
Best Family Vacation Ever
Our family trip to Ireland was many years in the planning and, thanks in great part to our choice of Ballycumber, all I had dreamed. Connie, the owner, is a delightful person and she gave us outstanding service. Her helpful, encouraging emails as we prepared for our trip trans-Atlantic reassured me that our holiday would be memorable. Sure enough, as our jetlagged group drove onto the beautiful grounds there was Connie and her husband ("the gardener") to greet us warmly and give us the grand tour. She left her phone number in case anything was amiss (it was not), left us alone to enjoy our amazing private estate, and then returned at the end of an all-too-quickly-over week's stay to bid us a fond farewell.
Connie mentioned that she did not want to oversell Ballycumber House and so, with that in mind, I will say that if you are looking for a sleekly updated property this is not the location for you. The photos here are accurate; Ballycumber is old, large, and full of interesting furniture and family heirlooms. It is quirky in the very best sense of the word. Our family of 10 had loads of room to spread out, relax and explore when we wanted and then to come back together again when it was time for a family meal or celebration. And celebrate we did! Our daughter's boyfriend was so charmed by his Ballycumber research before joining us that he chose the old watch tower/castle ruin in the field next to the house to propose to our Katie. What a perfect spot for an engagement!
We chose Ballycumber because we were traveling with a toddler and thought it would be easier to locate centrally and take day trips than to pack up and move on every day or so. That worked well. Some of our group opted for daily excursions; visiting the Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Clonmacnoise, Blarney, and even the Ring of Kerry. Others stayed closer to home on the "long drive days", shopping in Moate and Athlone, visiting a local petting farm, or climbing trees and playing in the billiards room or "Claire's playroom." And all of us thoroughly enjoyed taking the short stroll down our picturesque drive to one of the local pubs for a late breakfast or a late pint. The folks in Ballycumber made us feel very welcome.
So the house was massive, historical, comfortable and the grounds (fields, gardens, river) were picture perfect serenity-- an amazing week and all for about the same cost as our 2 nights in a small Dublin hotel.
Would we go back to Ballycumber? In a heartbeat!
Ballycumber House is situated in the village of Ballycumber which is just seven kilometres from the M.6 Dublin Galway motorway,and approx ten minutes drive from the town of Moate,twenty minutes drive from Tullamore and likewise from Athlone,which is often described as the centre of Ireland Other Activities: pony treaking , nature study.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Weekend rates for 2 and 3 nights are available also mid week rates - price ranges from 700 euro(2 nights) to 750 euro(3 nights). Weekly rates vary: From 1100 euro in June, 1350 euro July, and Aug. 1100 euro for Sept and May. A rate of 975 euro is available for the rest of the year. Special quotes available for periods over 2 weeks. Heating and electricity are extra, charged at current rate.