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Large, Family Friendly, Georgian Home from Home, in Magical Connemara

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Last updated: 07/07/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Wellpark is a splendid Georgian (1730), large country house of great character and comfort with Wi-Fi, 6 bedrooms, (sleeps12) for holiday rental in Ireland's most beautiful region, Connemara. a superb fishing area. Wellpark is situated in the picturesque village of Oughterard, by the river Owenriff, near Lake Corrib. It lies only 20mins. drive from fascinating Galway, with Theatres, Shopping, Singing Pubs & restaurants. In one acre of lush garden, lawns and orchard, it has its own, separate, specially designed BBQ Garden, a delightful large farmhouse kitchen with open fire, French windows opening onto a Conservatory/SunRoom, aromatic turf fires and winding staircase. A large country house, it lends itself to family gatherings. Built in a more leisurely age, it provides a tranquil haven to refresh body & soul among Ireland's most beautiful lakes, mountains, rivers, candid beaches, fuchsia lined hedgerows and ancient castles. Oughterard Golf Club (18 hole Parkland) 5 min, Dublin Airport 2h 30 mins. Shannon Airport 1hr 45 mins..

Welcome to Wellpark and Ireland: The house offers traditional dining and drawing rooms - 6 bedrooms -3 king size beds,1 queen size and two twins) Huge kitchen with fireplace, utility room, 3 bathrooms (2 showers, 2 tubs) & Italian tiles. Incoming phone - Satellite TV, VCR & stereo and wi-fi internet access. A specially designed barbecue garden, hand made in local stone, with garden table and seating set under the shade of an apple tree & surrounded by fuchsia hedges. Wellpark faces the Owenriff River and is only 5 minutes from Lough Corrib. The region is an anglers paradise, famous for its brown trout, pike and salmon fishing. Boats and local ghillies (guides) may be booked (fish freezer provided).
The area has a wealth of beautiful beaches to discover and children ( and adults) can run free and get a real taste of unspoiled nature. Children are very welcome. There is plenty to see and do locally including singing pubs, the Aran Isles, farm parks for children, pony trekking, even dolphin watching,Golf courses, castles or a visit to Galway City to visit the theatre, go to the races, or discover the excellent shops with fine porcelain, crystal and hand knit sweaters. Irish Cuisine is wholesome and fresh - try the freshly caught Galway Bay prawns, wild lake salmon or wild blackberry and apple pie & fresh cream.Irsih cheesecake with Baileys cream is a dream..

2011 News
With the Dublin - Galway Motorway now completed, clients will be pleased to learn that the drive now only takes one hour 50mins (Plus the 20min from Galway to Oughterard and Wellpark!)


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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 300 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Groups
  • Singles
  • Children Welcome:

    Great spacious garden for children... even a Wendy House! Also, enclosed, gated, BBQ garden beside the house for smaller children's safety...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking more pleasant for all..outside!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom: 1 king


  • Bedroom: 1 king

    Travel crib/cot...moreless

  • Bedroom: 1 double


  • Bedroom: 1 double, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib

    Family bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single


  • There are six comfortably furnished bedrooms in country style. 2 double bedrooms have king size beds, 1 double bedroom has a queen size bed, there are 2 twin bedrooms with 2 single beds in each, and a Family Bedroom with double bed, an extra child's bed (age from 2/5 years) and a cot/crib for babies. (English 'cots' = U.S. 'cribs') Sleeps 12 adults (and two small children)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom: toilet, tub, bidet


  • Bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet


  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, bidet

    Large corner bath...moreless

  • 1 large bathroom with grand corner bath, with hand shower, separate power jet shower enclosure -toilet -bidet and wash basin. All bathrooms are decorated with hand painted Italian tiles and touches of Sanderson. 1 smaller bathroom with bath, bidet, wash basin and toilet. 1 smaller downstairs shower room with shower, bidet -wash basin and toilet....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Special barbecue garden, set apart from main garden, with large, hand built barbecue in local stone and garden furniture for 12. The barbecue garden is set amongst apple trees and fuchsia hedges. The house is set in one acre of mature lawns, orchard and 1 acre of landscaped garden. (Perfect example of charming, traditional, Georgian house and gardens, built in 1730) New addition - sun room/ conservatory looking onto the lush, emerald green garden, with comfortable armchairs for seating. (Tea in the garden in all weathers) Plenty to do in countryside. local area, Silver mines, fishing, farm visits, music pubs, shopping in Galway etc., etc., Note: internet access 24 hour ADSL WiFi broadband. Telephone incoming calls only....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    various board games....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Situated in the kitchen for morning news, music and fun....moreless

  • Television:

    Samsung Maxi screen digital....moreless

  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Traditional dining room with antique furniture...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Traditional Living room with Maxi screen digital TV. Comfortable armchairs and settees seating 12, looking onto front garden lawn and trees...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Unlimited parking space...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Incoming calls only...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer:

    Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron etc.. and double sink....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Well equipped for most culinary necessities...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Breakfst set Dinner set and celebration dinner set of crockery...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Large airy kitchen overlooking orchard and opening on to sunroom.. Corner open fire. Seating for 12. Very popular asset!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Double oven ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles:

    Local hire. Fantastic routes in spectacular countryside....moreless

  • Boat:

    Boats and Ghillie hire (local fishing guides) for a day on the lake . An Angler's paradise. Local hire of rods etc.,...moreless

  • Golf:

    Local 18 hole Oughterad Golf course 5 mins. drive from Wellpark. various other Golf courses east west and Beyond. All in spectacular countryside....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    One acre of beautiful landscaped garden, with flowers, shrubs and ancient trees front and back. A joy!...moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Separate BBQ garden enclosed by fuchsia hedges and wrought iron gate- garden furniture and seating. Barbecue, hand made in Local stone and large enough to cater for 12 hungry people!...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Super relaxing sunroom attached leading from kitchen with comfortable armchairs, settees and plenty of cushions.. for tea in the garden in all weathers...moreless

  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:


  • Yard

Pool / Spa

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.7
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 3 - Jul 31, 2015
7 night min stay

Aug 1 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

Aug 29 - Oct 2, 2015
7 night min stay

Oct 3 - Oct 30, 2015
2 night min stay
Oct 31 - Dec 19, 2015
2 night min stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit €125
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included



INITIAL WEEKLY SUPPLY of bed linen and towels included in rental.

EXTRA- Midweek cleaning available @ €50 per 4 hours --EXTRA bed linen change available @ €100 (for 12 persons)

10% discount on Very Early Bookings (six months before the period booked)

Rental rates for Easter weeks €1,500 Euro. Christmas €1,750, New Year €1,750

20% discount on 'Last Minute' bookings, taken within 14 days of the booking period.

Weekends/ short breaks in Low Season: €700 Euro per 2 nights (min.2 nights), extra nights €150

SHORT STAYS AVAILABLE ONLY IN LOW SEASON. Terms:25% rental deposit to secure booking.

Balance, plus damage deposit of €125, due 6 weeks before the period booked. Finalò cleaning fee €60.

(This gives time to correct card details or Bank transfer errors etc.,) Credit cards accepted.- 10% discount on Repeat and Earlybird bookings (taken up to 6 months before period booked)

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92 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Shannon Airport
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
In village
250 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Oughterard Golf Club 18 hole Parkland
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
5 In village
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
Lake Corrib

Car: Recommended

Wellpark House is situated alongside the River Owenriff, in the picturesque village of Oughterard in Co. Galway, West of Ireland. It is in the famous area of Connemara, renowned for its natural beauty.

Dublin is 250 km, a 1h and 50 min. straight drive on the new M6 motorway to Galway (Galway Airport has an airport with flights from the U.K.). Galway is only 20 min. drive to the village of Oughterard and Wellpark House. Shannon Airport. 1hr 45mins.

Other Activities: Annual Connemarathon- Dolphin watching- Boat Trips to Lake Islands and Cong

Golf: Situated only 5 minutes drive away from Oughterard Golf Club, 18 hole parkland course with Club house and restaurant, non members welcome.

20 minutes away from Glenlo Abbey Golf Club (18 hole parkland). 15min from Bearna Golf Club (18 hole moorland).

30min from Galway Golf Club (18 hole parkland)and 45min from the spectacular Connemara Golf Club.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1730

About the owner: The property has been in the family since 1730!! & Passed down through generations

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Wellpark in June

    Wellpark in June

  • Rear view of Wellpark

    Rear view of Wellpark

  • River walk in front of Wellpark

    River walk in front of Wellpark

  • Teatime in the sitting room

    Teatime in the sitting room

  • A king bedroom

    A king bedroom

  • A Connemara beach

    A Connemara beach

  • The traditional dining room

    The traditional dining room

  • Front garden

    Front garden

  • Separate Barbecue Garden

    Separate Barbecue Garden

  • The Neighbours

    The Neighbours

  • Restful shopping in Connemara

    Restful shopping in Connemara

  • Roundstone Bay

    Roundstone Bay

  • The Sunroom

    The Sunroom

  • Kitchen windows opening onto lawn

    Kitchen windows opening onto lawn

  • Family Bedroom (King, Child's & cot-crib)

    Family Bedroom (King, Child's & cot-crib)

  • Cosy living room with open fire

    Cosy living room with open fire

  • A bathroom

    A bathroom

  • Cosy Kitchen Fireplace

    Cosy Kitchen Fireplace

  • Fabulous coastline

    Fabulous coastline

  • Back garden lawn

    Back garden lawn

  • One of the many lakes nearby

    One of the many lakes nearby

  • Christmas shopping in nearby Galway

    Christmas shopping in nearby Galway

  • Fabulous  Beaches to explore

    Fabulous Beaches to explore

  • Plenty of pubs to enjoy

    Plenty of pubs to enjoy

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