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Amazing Group Accommodation in Luxury Country House - Doolin, Clare; Sleeps 28+

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Doolin chateau / country house description

Ballyvara House is a beautiful property located half a mile from the village of Doolin Co. Clare which is famed for traditional Irish music, lively pubs and a variety of restaurants. Opened in May 2004 as a 4-star guesthouse, Ballyvara House is now available to rent as a luxury self-catering property.

Ballyvara House boasts a large sitting room with open fire and hand made stone bar area (created with stone from the original 100 year old cottage that originally stood on this site) , extensive lobby area with gas fire, a games room with pool table and a well stocked library, whilst outside there is a tennis court and a children’s play ground plus a small pond to the front of the house. There is also wireless internet access throughout. The commercial kitchen has 2 ovens with 4-ring gas stovetop over each, a salamander grill, a large water boiler, bains marie, microwave and toaster and large pour-over coffee maker, a multitude of refridgerators, a commercial ice machine and a deep chest freezer. The bright and airy dining room is just off the kitchen, equipped with a small, custom built buffet area and 8 tables which can be re-arranged to suit any group requirements. There are currently enough chairs/settings for 24, though more can be added. We've just added new elegant furniture in the large conservatory off the kitchen, which is now a private dining room seating 8

Our 11 bedrooms, all en suite (private bathroom), consist of:

*5 Double Rooms, each with a queen sized double bed. Four of these rooms have a spa bath/shower, with the remaining room having a large walk-in power shower (wheelchair accessible). Four are located on the ground floor, one upstairs.
*1 Triple Room with a queen sized double bed plus single bed, spa bath/shower. Located upstairs.
*1 Deluxe Triple Room with a queen sized double bed plus single bed, spa bath/shower and large balcony. Located upstairs.
*1 Family Room with 1 queen sized double bed plus 2 single beds and single sofa bed, spa bath/shower plus front balcony. Located upstairs.
*1 Family Room with 2 queen sized double beds, large corner jacuzzi bath/shower plus front balcony. Located upstairs.
*2 Luxury Suites with king bed in each, jacuzzi bath, private lounge with sofa bed and additional TV.

**NEW! Antique-style, very ornate furniture just added to enhance one of our Suites to make it the ultimate Bridal Suite for that very special couple.

**Coming Soon: Conference Centre / Meeting Room - we are putting the finishing touches on our 30-60 seater conference facilities, complete with wifi and kitchenette areas. This meeting centre can also multipurpose for yoga / meditation classes or any other gathering requiring open space indoors, with or without seating. The basement of this center is also being converted to a 'drying room' for golf, cycling and surfing gear.

Linen and towels are provided and each bathroom is equipped with Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy bath product dispensers. Two bathrobes per bedroom are also provided. Every room has its own flat screen TV, hairdryer, alarm clock and iron/ironing board plus individual heat control.

Ballyvara House is the ideal venue for a large family gathering, a Christmas or New Year's get together or as accommodation for a bridal party. Party or occasion catering can be arranged at an extra fee. Doolin is the ideal holiday location in North Clare close to the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands and the world famous golf course at Lahinch.

********** Now available to accommodate civil wedding ceremonies!!! **********

Have your ceremony and party all in the one location - ideal for an intimate wedding with close family and friends.

Keywords: villa, lodge, countryside view, private, village setting, Doolin, Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, Aran Islands, Co. Clare, Co. Galway, Irish Music, guesthouse, jacuzzi baths, tennis court, playground, games room

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Chateau / Country House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Suitability

      • Wheelchair Accessible:

        All groundfloor areas, including entrance, are wheelchair accessible and we have one groundfloor bedroom with a walk/wheel-in shower....moreless

      • Children Welcome:

        Family rooms, plus children's playground, tennis court, pool table and DVD selection...moreless

      • Non Smoking Only:

        The entire house, including all bedrooms, is non-smoking...moreless

      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Events Allowed

      Bedrooms: 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32, Beds for 28-32

      • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

        plus private bathroom with spa bath and shower over...moreless

      • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

        plus private bathroom with spa bath and shower over...moreless

      • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

        plus private bathroom with spa bath and shower over...moreless

      • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

        plus private bathroom with walk-in power shower...moreless

      • Bedroom 5: 2 queen

        large private bathroom; corner jacuzzi bath, shower over...moreless

      • Bedroom 6: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

        private bathroom with spa bath, shower over; sleeps 5...moreless

      • Bedroom 7: 1 queen

        private bathroom with spa bath, shower over...moreless

      • Bedroom 8: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

        private bathroom with spa bath, shower over...moreless

      • Bedroom 9: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

        private bathroom with spa bath, shower over; balcony...moreless

      • Teergonean Suite: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

        private bathroom with jacuzzi bath, shower over...moreless

      • O'Loughlin (Bridal) Suite: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

        private bathroom with jacuzzi bath, shower over...moreless

      • Convertible bed(s): 2 murphy bed, 2 baby crib

        2 transportable single beds and baby cribs available...moreless

      • King size beds (2) King bed in each full suite, Queen size Beds (9) Total of 10 queen beds within 9 rooms, Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 rooms with a queen plus single, 1 room with a queen plus 2 singles, Baby Cribs (2) travel baby cot, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) 1 available in each suite; located in lounge area of the suite which has double doors that can close it off from main bedroom area of suite; 1 single sofa bed also available in Room 6 (family room with queen + 2 singles)...moreless

      Bathrooms: 11 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

        In Room 1...moreless

      • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

        In Room 2...moreless

      • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

        In Room 3...moreless

      • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

        In Room 4 - large walk-in power shower, wheelchair access...moreless

      • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

        In Room 5 - large corner jacuzzi bath...moreless

      • Bathroom 6: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

        In Room 6...moreless

      • Bathroom 7: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

        In Room 7...moreless

      • Bathroom 8: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

        In Room 8...moreless

      • Bathroom 9: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

        In Room 9...moreless

      • Bathroom 10: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet, jetted tub

        In the Teergonean Suite...moreless

      • Bathroom 11: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

        In the O'Loughlin Suite...moreless

      • Bathroom 12: toilet

        'Public' Toilets for general house use (guests only!)...moreless

      • marble bathrooms in every bedroom, all but one with spa or jacuzzi bath (last with walk in power shower), plus separate 'public' toilets (ladies and gentlemen), for additional use....moreless

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Kitchen:

        large commercial kitchen designed by an American chef (formerly used to service a restaurant that was run on the property)...moreless

      • Dining:

        Large dining room (separate) with 24 seats and option for more; small private dining room (separate), with 8 seats...moreless

      • Coffee Maker:

        pour-over coffee maker, filters and sugar provided; tea also provided...moreless

      • Cooking Utensils:

        all utensils available plus a large selection of serving ware...moreless

      • Refrigerator:

        multiple refridgerators that can be turned on as required...moreless

      • Stove:

        2 full ovens with 4-ring gas stovetops on each...moreless

      • Dishes & Utensils:

        main dishware suitable for a group of 30...moreless

      • Catering Available:

        We recommend YUM (www.yum.ie)...moreless

      • Dishwasher:

        commercial, very quick...moreless

      • Child's Highchair
      • Toaster
      • Microwave
      • Seating for 24 people

      Amenities

      • Fireplace:

        2 fireplaces - 1 in main lounge area (open fire suitable for burning coal, wood, briquettes); 1 gas fire in main lobby area...moreless

      • Towels Provided:

        All bath towels provided in each bathroom; selection of tea towels and cleaning cloths provided in kitchen...moreless

      • Heating:

        central, oil-fired heating; separate bedroom controls in each bedroom...moreless

      • Linens Provided:

        All linens provided, including provisions for the 3 sofa beds...moreless

      • Living Room seats 0:

        with large TV, plus separate TV with DVD...moreless

      • Iron & Board
      • Wood Fireplace
      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
      • Parking Off Street
      • Gas Fireplace

      Other Amenities

          • Private tennis court, library, bar area in lounge, open fire in lounge, commercial kitchen, playground, conference centre...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Game Room:

            pool table plus TV, some board games...moreless

          • Television
          • Games
          • Books
          • Stereo
          • Pool Table
          • VCR
          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Video Library
          • CD Player

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet

          Pool & Spa

              • Jetted Tub:

                (9) 8 bathrooms with spa bath systems; the 2 suites have jacuzzi baths...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony:

                2 rooms have a small front balcony (Rooms 5 & 6), 1 room has a large balcony off the back of the house (Room 9)...moreless

              • Tennis:

                Full size private tennis court; racquets and tennis balls provided...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                located off the lounge and into the courtyard...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Rural
              • Village

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Groceries
              • Cycling
              • Rock Climbing
              • Fishing
              • Tennis
              • Golf
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Hiking
              • Surfing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Walking
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Ruins
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Horseback Riding
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Scenic Drives
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Kayaking
               

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              Nov. to Mar:  2 nights: €1,195; 3 nights: €1,395, 4 nights: €1,695, weekly: €2,495
              Apr. to Jun: 2 nights: €1,395; 3 nights: €1,695, 4 nights: €1,995, weekly: €2,995
              July, August and Christmas/New Year:  €3,495 weekly
              Sep. to Oct.: 2 nights: €1,395; 3 nights: €1,695, 4 nights: €1,995, weekly: €2,995
              Bank Holidays:  minimum 3 night stay, €1,895
              Utility costs are payable separately; rates include all taxes and cleaning fees
              

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              Location

              Car: Recommended

              Cruise to the Cliffs of Moher, ferry to the Aran Islands, walking in the Burren. Traditional Irish music in all pubs every night during the main tourist season, and every weekend year-round. Fantastic restaurants and pubs. Micho Russell Memorial Weekend held annually the last weekend in February - would be a great time to bring a group!

               

              Owner info

              About the owner: We are John & Rebecca Flanagan - Rebecca (American), met John in 1998 here in Ireland. Ballyvara House was John's home-house, originally a 100 year old thatched cottage, which he transformed into a small Bed & Breakfast in 1996. In 2004, we created Ballyvara House, the 11-bedroomed, 4-star, award winning guesthouse which we have now decided to rent to groups, and have already done so with much success. This property is very dear to us as it was once our only home (where our 1st of 3 daughters grew up), and has been a part of our family now for many years.

              Why the Owner Chose Doolin:
              As mentioned above, this was our only home and then our business. This area is a thriving tourist village famed for traditional Irish music. Doolin is a fabulous base for touring the surrounding counties of Galway, Limerick and Kerry, and Shannon airport is only 1 hour away.

              The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
              Ballyvara House is wonderfully located on 20+ acres of green Irish countryside with views of rolling fields and Doonagore Castle in the distance. Doolin village is only a half mile walk down the road and Doolin pier is 2 miles away where one can catch a ferry to the Aran Islands or a cruise to the view the majestic Cliffs of Moher. The white sand beaches of Lahinch and Fanore are within a 20 min. drive, as well as the famed Lahinch Golf Course. There is so much space within Ballyvara House that several families could stay and never feel crowded. Get the bar stocked and enjoy a drink in the lounge in front of a roaring fire or a welcoming glass of wine out on the patio in the courtyard garden. Children will always be entertained with the pool table, tennis and playground, as well as feeding our 2 donkeys and Shetland pony that roam the fields around the property.


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              • Ballyvara House

                Ballyvara House

              • Entrance Lobby with gas fire and chess set

                Entrance Lobby with gas fire and chess set

              • Lounge with open fire & DVD centre.  Flows into to bar with access to courtyard

                Lounge with open fire & DVD centre. Flows into to bar with access to courtyard

              • 1 of 5 similar double rooms (queen bed); decorated with paintings from Peru

                1 of 5 similar double rooms (queen bed); decorated with paintings from Peru

              • New 'Bridal Suite' furniture with 6' wide by 7' long bed

                New 'Bridal Suite' furniture with 6' wide by 7' long bed

              • Large dining room, small conservatory area to rear; 24 seats w/ space for more

                Large dining room, small conservatory area to rear; 24 seats w/ space for more

              • Huge kitchen with all you need to cater for large groups!

                Huge kitchen with all you need to cater for large groups!

              • private tennis court (rackets, including child size, and tennis balls provided)

                private tennis court (rackets, including child size, and tennis balls provided)

              • Set in 20 acres of peace and quiet yet a stone's throw from the village

                Set in 20 acres of peace and quiet yet a stone's throw from the village

              • Main dining room set up for a small wedding reception dinner for 30 people

                Main dining room set up for a small wedding reception dinner for 30 people

              • Trekking in the Burren National Park

                Trekking in the Burren National Park

              • Entrance sign

                Entrance sign

              • Lounge area with 'Shane's Saloon' (bar area), in background

                Lounge area with 'Shane's Saloon' (bar area), in background

              • Courtyard Garden off Lounge

                Courtyard Garden off Lounge

              • Family Room with 1 queen and 2 single beds plus single sofa bed and  balcony

                Family Room with 1 queen and 2 single beds plus single sofa bed and balcony

              • New Lounge furniture in Bridal Suite - same room,separate from main bedroom area

                New Lounge furniture in Bridal Suite - same room,separate from main bedroom area

              • Private 8-seater dining room

                Private 8-seater dining room

              • Chef-designed work area of kitchen

                Chef-designed work area of kitchen

              • View from Ballyvara House

                View from Ballyvara House

              • Why not organize a day of archery directly at Ballyvara House?!

                Why not organize a day of archery directly at Ballyvara House?!

              • Fun new wine glasses painted with blackboard paint, chalk provided = personalize

                Fun new wine glasses painted with blackboard paint, chalk provided = personalize

              • The Cliffs of Moher, only 5 miles from Ballyvara House

                The Cliffs of Moher, only 5 miles from Ballyvara House

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              11 Bedroom / 11.5 Bathroom
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