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Large, family friendly, Georgian Home from Home, in magical Connemara

Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland
  • Chateau / Country House2820 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Large country holiday home, 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps from 6 to 12

Wellpark is a splendid Georgian (1730), large country house of great character and comfort with Wi-Fi, 6 bedrooms, (sleeps12) for holiday rental in West of 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. Oughterard boasts an 18 Hole Golf Course nearby. 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, table seating 12, utility room, 3 bathrooms (2 showers, 2 tubs) & Italian tiles. Incoming phone - Satellite TV, VCR & stereo and wi-fi internet access. A specially designed barbeque 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 nearby, even dolphin watching, Angling school, 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!)

Property Manager

Geraldine Hynes

Member Since 2000
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Geraldine Hynes

The property has been in the family since 1730!! & Passed down through generations. We have a large family, so Wellpark is very family friendly and consequently very well equipped to cater for large groups. We all look forward to our annual get together to enjoy the comfort of Wellpark and our various Favourite Trips, the superb countryside, and include delightful Irish Pubs and delicious fresh food in our favourite Restaurants. We are happy to share this information with all our guests. Welcome to Wellpark and Ireland.

Geraldine Hynes purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1730

Why Geraldine Hynes chose Oughterard

Wellpark is unique. Built in another age it is oth elegant and comfortable. It will cater for 12 guests comfortably. The dining room can be used for table games or for your wi-fi connection. The sitting room has digital TV with plenty of popular channels and will accommodate more guests. The sun room is a favourite for tea in the garden. There is a place for everyone and the garden is spectacular.

What makes this Chateau / Country House unique

Wellpark lies in an acre of mature, well kept gardens with a separate fuchsia hedged garden for barbecues. The large barbecue is hand built in local stone and there is table and seating for all. Try the locally produced lamb chops from Finnerty's, the butcher and their super sausages. Finish off with apple pie & irish Cream, made with apples from the garden!


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom
        1 king, Crib/cot
      • Bedroom
        1 king, Travel crib/cot
      • Bedroom
        1 double
      • Bedroom
        1 double, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib, Family bedroom
      • 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)


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom
        toilet, tub, bidet
      • Bathroom
        toilet, shower, bidet
      • Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, bidet, Large corner bath
      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Rural
        • Village


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Activities Guide
                    • 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
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                      Unlimited parking space
                    • Telephone
                      Incoming calls only
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Tumble Dryer
                      Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron etc.. and double sink.
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Grill
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Well equipped for most culinary necessities
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Breakfst set Dinner set and celebration dinner set of crockery
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Large airy kitchen overlooking orchard and opening on to sunroom.. Corner open fire. Seating for 12. Very popular asset!
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Double oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Traditional dining room with antique furniture
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 12 people


                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  various board games.
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  Situated in the kitchen for morning news, music and fun.
                                • Television
                                  Samsung Maxi screen digital.
                                • VCR


                                    • 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!
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Local hire. Fantastic routes in spectacular countryside.
                                    • Golf
                                      Local 18 hole Oughterad Golf course 5 mins. drive from Wellpark. various other Golf courses east west and Beyond. All in spectacular countryside.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      One acre of beautiful landscaped garden, with flowers, shrubs and ancient trees front and back. A joy!
                                    • Outdoor Furniture
                                    • Boat
                                      Boats and Ghillie hire (local fishing guides) for a day on the lake . An Angler's paradise. Local hire of rods etc.,
                                    • 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
                                    • Porch Furniture
                                    • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                    • Tennis
                                    • Yard


                                        • Groups
                                        • Singles
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Sauna


                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • churches
                                                • forests
                                                • live theater
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • waterfalls

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • 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.

                                                                  15 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Wonderful old house for a traditional Christmas family gathering, big rooms, log fires, & the tree.

                                                                  Monica O.

                                                                  The children aged 7mths, 3,5,6 and 8 years had a wonderful Christmas at Wellpark.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you Monica!

                                                                  So pleased you all enjoyed Wellpark for your Christmas family celebration.

                                                                  Kind regards,


                                                                  We had a grand holiday with family and friends!

                                                                  Kerry M.

                                                                  9 of us enjoyed the house as a base for excursions into Connemara for golf, shooting, fishing and horse back riding. We were all comfortable, happy, and perfectly at home in this beautiful Manor House. This is not-to-be-missed treat!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  So pleased you all enjoyed Wellpark and made the most of your stay enjoying Oughterard Golf Course, the fishing and riding in beautiful Connemara.

                                                                  Thank you for the review Kerry! It is a great help to potential guests!


                                                                  Wonderful Irish Cottage Getaway

                                                                  Melanie B.

                                                                  This house was wonderful for the whole family. Plenty of bedrooms/ bathrooms and delightful backyard with traditional Irish Charm. We walked to town for a pint or two many days of the week and it was easily accessible to travel to Galway and the Aran Islands. What an unforgettable trip!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review!

                                                                  Those who have actually stayed at Wellpark are the only ones who can really describe their holiday experience and their surroundings.

                                                                  Glad you enjoyed it as much as we do!

                                                                  Kind regards,


                                                                  A beautiful house and a wonderful stay!

                                                                  Max K.

                                                                  We were lucky enough to stay at Wellpark back in May during a spell of beautiful sunny weather. We loved the house, the gardens and the village of Oughterard. The house is large and spacious and we enjoyed some great family meals around the large dining table with the turf fire burning away. The gardens are lovely and very well looked after and have a really good BBQ as well as an outside dining area. We loved walking up to the waterfall with our baby Aurelia and the bustling village of Oughterard is a nice stroll away with some great pubs and restaurants. Galway is about 30 minutes drive away and is a great place to spend a day and even more so an evening.

                                                                  Wellpark is a superb place to stay for exploring the area, seeing the lovely coastline and the walking in the hills of Connemara. We also found it ideal for enjoying family time and we are looking forward to our next visit. Many thanks for letting us stay! Max

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thankyou Mr.Max,

                                                                  You were perfect guests!

                                                                  It was our pleasure!

                                                                  Kind regards,


                                                                  Beautiful property

                                                                  Susan J.

                                                                  There were 7 adults and 2 teenagers and we loved the place. The kitchen is huge, backyard is enormous and gorgeous. There is plenty of parking, and a beautiful park down the road. The house is within walking distance of town center with restaurants, grocery and pubs, you can take the river walk to the center of town. Stop in the Angler Pub and see Brian, they are so nice. We would rent this home again and want to go back soon. You do have put euros in for the electric but it cost was minimal. The home was clean and well maintained, the internet was spotty due to 9 IPads and cell phones all trying to get online at the same time.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Wellpark. It is much appreciated.

                                                                  So pleased you all enjoyed the house and the surroundings as much as we do!

                                                                  Kind regards and thanks again,


                                                                  Wonderful experience!

                                                                  Gail J.

                                                                  WellPark was exactly as advertised! Very roomy and inviting, with a family kitchen and sunroom, that my family of 7 enjoyed. Oughterard is a very easy walk, with a few small sops , pubs and restaurants. I would especially recommend the Greenway Cafe! We hope to be able to visit again.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for taking the time to write a review!

                                                                  So glad you all enjoyed your stay at Wellpark.

                                                                  Best regards to all,



                                                                  Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland

                                                                  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 and near to the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way 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.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Damage Deposit

                                                                  CHANGEOVER DAY SATURDAY - SHORT STAYS (3-6 days) AVAILABLE ONLY IN LOW SEASON(1st October-23rd April) short stays €450 per night x 3 nights. Extra nights @ €250 per night. CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR weeks are High Season. €60 final cleaning fee. Heating by consumption at National combi-Calorgas rate €3.00 per unit. EXTRA cleaning available @ €50 for 4 hours (paid onsite.) ARRIVAL after 4pm -DEPARTURE by 10.30 a.m. EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT of 10% on bookings made up to 6 months before Holiday dates. 10% DISCOUNT on RETURNING client bookings. - 10% DISCOUNT on second consecutive week booked (this is not applicable together with Early Booking discounts) . WEEKLY SUPPLY of bed linen and towels included in rental. --EXTRA bed linen change available @ €100 (for 12 persons) 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

                                                                  15 Reviews
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