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Luxurious, romantic, fairytale countryhouse

Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Luxurious 3 bedroom country house with views over estuary.

Only 20 minutes from Galway City, Weir Haven is a picturesque thatched country house set on 2 acres of beautifully landscaped cottage gardens. The calm and beautiful interiors are furnished with top class furnishings, selected antiques, designer fabrics and objects d’art.

This truly is a perfect base from which to explore the world-renowned Cliffs of Moher, the picturesque village of Kinvara, Aillwee Caves, the Burren and the Burren Perfumery, the Aran Islands, beautiful Westport, Connemara National Park, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Coole Park and Thoor Ballylee - home of WB Yeats.

It is also only five minutes from Moran's Oyster Bar, one of the most famous lobster and oyster bars in Ireland.

Weir Haven provides 5-star luxury, self-catering accommodation for up to eight people. The house comprises extra spacious drawing room (30x15ft), large dining room (25x15ft), bright, spacious sun-room (30x15ft) with double-height windows. Kathleen, the owner, loves to cook and entertain and previously ran it as a very successful luxury bed and breakfast so you will find an exceptionally well equipped kitchen (20X15 ft) with handcrafted units, granite worktops, 4 oven Aga cooker, a large island unit suitable for casual dining and a well stocked pantry. Upstairs there are four luxurious, extra-spacious bedrooms which are individually styled each with private en-suite bathroom, king-size bed, settee, easy chairs and flat-screen TV. Stunning river and garden views from all rooms and Italian Marble flooring throughout the ground floor.

There are several terraces for al-fresco dining and relaxing outdoors offering views of the Weir Estuary, Kilcolgan Castle and Moran's Oyster Cottage.

A Welcome Pack of fresh fruit, fresh orange juice, home-baked bread, milk and other essentials is provided for guests on arrival. Daily housekeeping is also included.

Weir Haven is built on land steeped in history at Tyrone Avenue. The area formed part of St. George’s Estate dating back to the 17th century and the ruins of Tyrone House - a neo-classical cut stone mansion - is only 1 mile away, as is St. Sourney’s Church and Well - a religious site dating from the 6th century.


Owner/Caretaker lives nearby

OPTIONAL EXTRAS - (Available at an extra charge):

Chauffeur Service to/from airport if requested

In-house catering by prior arrangement

Keywords: Luxury, 5 star, Country House, Country Lodge, Daily Housekeeping, WiFi throughout, Wild Atlantic Way, Thatched, Hideaway, Relaxing, by the sea, views, elegant, charming, 4 bedrooms, Galway City,

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, russian, hungarian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Lodge is Perfect! Beautiful location!

May 2011
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Kilcolgan Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , + 1 Daybed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Luxurious, romantic, fairytale countryhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

Lovely and unforgettable!

  • 5 of 5

We had the great pleasure of being Kathleen's guests last October and our four day stay was the highlight of our two week trip to Ireland. The property, first of all, is immaculate and prettier than any pictures could do justice. No one could have been a more gracious host - from the amazing accomodations, the best homemade food, the Irish musicians she had come and play especially for us and the very convenient location. The property is situated within a very easy 15 - 20 minute drive into Galway to the North and a ten minute drive to Kinvarra (for music) and the Burren to the South. This is an excellent choice for couples wanting a romantic and elegant vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belfast, Northern Ireland

As pretty as a postcard

  • 5 of 5

I had booked this as a house rental for a five day stay. When we arrived the house looked as pretty as a postcard. Kathleen, the owner, met us and showed us round the property. She had left freshly baked scones and bread for us and we were made to feel most welcome. The inside of the house is a delight, it is a real feast for the eyes! There is lots of space. The kitchen is amazing, it has a four oven AGA which keeps it lovely and warm; if you enjoy cooking this will be the very place for you. The views from all the windows are breathtaking. The area is very quiet and peaceful, yet it is only a short drive to Galway city. By the way; the beds are really comfortable. Kathleen is very houseproud and the place is really clean. There is a lovely garden around the property which is very private and secure. There are two excellent restaurant bars about a mile away, Paddy Burke's and Morans. This house is ideal if you want something very special.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ray, I am delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay so much at Weir Haven. Thank you for taking the time for writing your complimentary review. I do endeavour to ensure a high standard of accomodation and comfort for all guests and I am very pleased that the facilities satisfied your expectations. I love cooking and hopefully guests will find that the kitchen will facilitate all levels of cuisine! I look forward to welcoming you as guests again, should you have the opportunity to visit the lovely West of Ireland. With best wishes Kathleen
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Shannon Airport
Nearest Ferry
137 Miles
Dublin Port
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Galway Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Morans Oyster Cottage
Car: recommended

Weir Haven is an ideal base for visiting many of the wonderful attractions in the West of Ireland. Day trips to places such as The Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Caves, The Burren, The Aran Islands and Connemara National Park are within easy driving distance.

Galway City is less than 20 minutes away and offers a wide range of museums, art galleries, restaurants and pubs to visit, along with a large selection of shops and boutiques to suit every taste.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

50% Deposit payable on booking - balance due 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.