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Built in 1807 by a Captain and Commander in Nelson's fleet , Nile Lodge, from which the surrounding area gets its name,offers an unusually high standard of elegant and spacious accommodation in one of the most imposing and historic private residences in the City of Galway on the shores of Galway bay, in the West of Ireland.
This prestigious property is available to rent on a short term basis, and makes a unique and outstanding vacation home.
It offers luxurious self catering accommodation for up to six guests in three en suite bedrooms, with superking beds, one of these can be configured as two singles.
Nile Lodge is an ideal venue for guests who appreciate privacy, whether this is to conduct business in Ireland or to enjoy a very private holiday in the heart of the City.
The property is perfectly located down the road from the historic Galway City, just far enough to have the tranquility and quiet that this house offers, yet the convenience of being close to the finest restaurants, live music events and dozens of delightful Irish pubs, where music and lively conversation is at its best.
This beautiful house is perfectly located for all that the West of Ireland has to offer. The day trips to picturesque Connemara, with its rugged scenery of hills and lakes, perfect for off road cycling and hill walking. The Burren , The Cliffs of Moher and the pretty coastal villages like Kinvara and Roundstone are within an hours drive. The amazing Aran Islands, with the spectacular cliffs and the ancient Dun Aengus fort are within a hour and a half from the house.
Galway, with its famous horse racing events, the arts and literary festivals is hugely popular with both native Irish people and visitors to Ireland alike. The wonderful seaside promenade, the longest in Europe, where every day joggers and walkers alike are keeping fit, is located just down the road from the house. The panoramic sea views enjoyed while exercising on the promenade lifts the spirits by its sheer beauty.
Lots of superb golf courses have regular visitors from all over the world, are within easy reach of the house. Irish golfers take their game seriously from a young age the Irish are on these courses all year round. The closest to the house is the lovely 18 hole links course of Salthill, just one mile away.
There is plenty of game and coarse fishing, as you would expect in Ireland with its plentiful rivers and lakes. Lough Corrib, which opens into the sea via the river Corrib is one mile from the house. Anglers from all over the world have enjoyed the famous salmon and trout fishing, in addition to coarse fishing on those waters.
Nile Lodge has the most amazing location when it comes to enjoying all that Ireland has to offer, and Galway City itself is known to be the music Capital of Ireland. Musicians love to live here and play in groups in the many sessions around the City.
The standard of the music is amazing, the only problem is trying to get to see as many as possible!
Nile Lodge is one of the most prestigious private houses in the City of Galway and has a wonderful, rich history, which is clearly visible in the house, showing details from Nelsons times through the past 200 years.
This beautiful house, built to the design suggestive of the bridge of a ship, originally had a sea view, stands on over an acre of private, mature, beautifully landscaped gardens which provide a wonderful green oasis within minutes of the center of Galway. There is a high-walled orchard to the rear of the property which is enjoyable for children and adults alike to enjoy space and privacy.
For convenience just across the road from the property is a small supermarket which has late opening. Also located nearby is the luxury grocery store Morton's of Galway as well as a larger supermarkets.
Large formal dining room at the front of the house overlooking the gardens on a beautiful antique 180 year old mahogany dining table. Less formal dining in the beautiful living room beside the kitchen...moreless
There is a beautiful formal living room with vaulted ceiling and big open fireplace and fabulous views over the gardens. Another large living room perfect for family gatherings opens onto the patio....moreless
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Apr 18 - Sep 30, 2015
4 night min stay
Oct 1 - Dec 21, 2015
4 night min stay
Christmas and New year
Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2016
5 night min stay
Jan 5 - Mar 24, 2016
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
For bookings of over 1 week, special discounts are available.
Rates quoted are for up to 6 guests in the main house. If additional guests (up to 4) require accommodation this can be provided in the linked apartment in the lower level (2 double rooms, kitchen and bathroom with overhead shower). Please contact for rates for groups larger than 6 guests.
20% of total on booking to confirm reservation (non refundable deposit) and then remainder 7 weeks before arrival. Only methods of payment are as follows ; Bank transfer to Bank Of Ireland Salthill, Galway, details of account will be e mailed to you on request. Credit card or debit card payments are by phone to Maire at ++353 871756832.
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Car: Not Necessary
Nile Lodge, from which the surrounding area takes its name, is one of the most prestigious private houses in Galway City. Standing on over an acre of private landscaped gardens, the house is located a five minute walk from Galway City Centre, with its pretty dockland marina, excellent restaurants and many pubs with traditional music. The house is within minutes of the seaside promenade with its spectacular views over Galway Bay and the sandy beaches of Salthill.
Year Purchased: 1942
About the owner: Nile Lodge has been part of the MacDermott family for over half a century. With a great interest of Irish history and culture I have worked for many years to preserve this beautiful house and grounds. Further research is currently being undertaken on the Captain who lived here two hundred years ago and the results to date are very exciting.
Why the Owner Chose Galway City:
This house is a local landmark and is one of the most important historical houses in Galway City.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Location, space, privacy, luxury, walking distance to most major attractions.
Beautiful Historic House in the Heart of Galway City
Beautiful Vintage Kitchen with Aga and antique overhead clothes drying rack
Victory Room Fireplace
Double/Twin Room with views of garden
Breakfast in the Conservatory...
Galway's Long Walk where the River Corrib joins the Atlantic
Excitement at world famous Galway Races
Cliffs of Moher, up to 214 metres (702 ft) in height!
Visit nearby Aran Islands for stunning landscape 1800 year old fort, Dún Aonghas
Formal Dining Room
Victory Room, superking bed, open fireplace, ensuite bathroom and garden view
King Room with open fireplace and en-suite shower
Nile Lodge Gardens
Famous Quay Street at night.
Fun at nearby Salthill beach
Sunset from the Claddagh
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