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Amazing Group Accommodation in Beautiful Surroundings - Sleeps 28+ in Luxury

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Last updated: 09/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property 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 plus a well stocked library, games room with pool table, whilst outside there is a courtyard garden with BBQ, 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 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, bath/shower. Located upstairs.
*1 Deluxe Triple Room with a queen sized double bed plus single bed, bath/shower and large balcony. Located upstairs.
*1 Family Room with 1 queen sized double bed plus 2 single beds and single sofa bed, 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

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Chateau / Country House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

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

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • 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
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

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

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 baby crib, 2 murphy bed

    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, jetted tub, bidet

    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

Other Amenities

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

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

  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 24 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    (2)...moreless

  • Fireplace:

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

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi throughout house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room:

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

  • Parking:

    plenty of private, on-site parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Washing Machine:

    (2)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Dishwasher:

    commercial, very quick...moreless

  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

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

  • Stove:

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

  • Toaster

Outside

  • 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

  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis:

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

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

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

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
September - October 2016
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$895
$3,923
November - December 2016
Nov 1 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$783
$3,361
Christmas & New Year 2016
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,484
January-February 2017
Jan 6 - Mar 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$783
$3,361
March-June 2017
Mar 3 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$895
$3,923
July - August 2017
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,484
September - October 2017
Sep 2 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$895
$3,923
November - December 2017
Nov 1 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$783
$3,361
Christmas & New Year 2017
Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2018
7 night min stay

$4,484
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$4,484

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $561.17

Notes:

Utilities are an additional cost (oil & electricity). These are meter read on arrival and departure and are charged on a per usage basis.

To make a reservation we require a 25% deposit with the balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival.


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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, Co. Clare, Ireland:
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 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

  • 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!

  • Ballyvara House Play Village off the tennis/basketball court - for hours of fun!

    Ballyvara House Play Village off the tennis/basketball court - for hours of fun!

  • 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

  • Civil wedding ceremony set-up

    Civil wedding ceremony set-up

  • 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

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

    The Cliffs of Moher, only 5 miles from Ballyvara House

  • 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

  • O'Loughlin (Bridal) Suite with adjacent lounge

    O'Loughlin (Bridal) Suite with adjacent lounge

  • Chef-designed work area of kitchen

    Chef-designed work area of kitchen

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

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

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

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

  • Civil Wedding Ceremony set-up

    Civil Wedding Ceremony set-up

  • Trekking in the Burren National Park

    Trekking in the Burren National Park

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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  • Bathrooms
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