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Come and relax in this peaceful self-catering lodge, cosy up and unwind by the living room wood stove whilst planning your stay in Connemara, this strikingly picturesque part of Ireland. The property is 10 minutes’ drive to Letterfrack village (shops, pubs & restaurants), 10 minutes to Connemara National Park, 14 minutes to Kylemore Abbey, 13 minutes to Clifden and 11 minutes to Cleggan.
Situated in Moyard, Garraunbaun Lodge is nestled in a green oasis between the sea (Ballinakill Harbour) and Garraunbaun Lough. The four-bed lodge forms part of an estate that was built by Architect Charles Palmer Archer in the mid-1850s and is set on circa four acres; of which over one acre is formal gardens including a walled garden installed when the estate was divided in 1968. Hydrangea and Rhododendron feature strongly throughout, as do native plants which tolerate the ravages of the Atlantic. The gardens are very well cared for.
The interior designed property features top quality curtains and soft furnishings. The finest quality bed linen and towels are provided for our guests.
A recently installed bespoke hand-crafted kitchen in duck egg blue is excellently kitted out complete with built in units, a large modern gas hob and electric oven, microwave, dishwasher and De Longhi gourmet coffee machine. It is equipped with all the utensils you might expect to find in a top-notch home. There is a table that seats 8 people.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a pantry area which houses a new fridge freezer (in addition to a smaller fitted fridge in the kitchen).
Separately the house has a large dining room furnished with period adornments with furniture in sympathy with the age of the property including a sideboard, containing a complete dinner service, a bureau, side table and a dining table that seats 10.
There is a large sitting room with a wood burning stove and lots of comfortable seating
Bedrooms consist of:
A very spacious and beautifully decorated double room with a Queen size bed and ensuite bathroom.
A double room with a king size bed and wood burning stove installed in the traditional fireplace.
There is room for an extra fold down bed in this room.
A bedroom with twin beds.
In addition, there is a separate self-contained area (excluding kitchen) which has a sitting room area, complete with wood burning stove, a mezzanine area with a double bed. One of the couches can be converted to a sofa bed and there is ample space for an additional fold down bed provided.
For entertainment there is a large flat-screen TV with cable television channels.
Four bathrooms (including the ensuite in Master Bedroom) with 3 showers, one contains a bath.
Outside in the walled garden area is dining furniture and a Kamodo Joe BBQ and a regular BBQ.
There is a separate large garage area where the washing machine and drier and housed.
There is ample shed space where the wood and peat fuel for the 3 multi-burning stoves installed in the lodge.
Free WIFI available to all guests.
Heating and electricity included in rental price.
Starter baskets of wood and turf provided for wood stoves.
Top quality bed clothing and towels included.
The property is suitable for elderly or infirm.
This is a strictly non-smoking property.
There is ample parking in the driveway for a 6 or 7 cars.
There are two external electric socket points suitable for Level 1 charging of electric cars.
Well behaved pets are allowed provided advance notice is given as the rooms would have to be partially rearranged to prevent damage.
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