Amazing Group Accommodation in Beautiful Surroundings - Sleeps 28+ in Luxury(63 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:Chateau / Country House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Private Country House, 11 Bedrooms + Convertible beds, 11+ Baths
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.
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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Member since: 2011
- Chateau / Country House
- Max. occupancy 31
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
Bedrooms: 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 31, Beds for 28-31
- 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
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Seating for 24 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 24 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
July - August 2017
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay
September - October 2017
Sep 2 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
November - December 2017
Nov 1 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
Christmas & New Year 2017
Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $542.45
Utilities are an additional cost (oil & electricity). These are meter read on arrival and departure and are charged on a per usage basis.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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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!
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.
- Primary: +353858888581 Please don't forget the time difference!
- Secondary: +353 657081550
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Entrance Lobby with gas fire and chess set
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
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
Huge kitchen with all you need to cater for large groups!
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
Civil wedding ceremony set-up
Main dining room set up for a small wedding reception dinner for 30 people
The Cliffs of Moher, only 5 miles from Ballyvara House
Lounge area with 'Shane's Saloon' (bar area), in background
Courtyard Garden off Lounge
Family Room with 1 queen and 2 single beds plus single sofa bed and balcony
O'Loughlin (Bridal) Suite with adjacent lounge
Chef-designed work area of kitchen
private tennis court (rackets, including child size, and tennis balls provided)
Why not organize a day of archery directly at Ballyvara House?!
Civil Wedding Ceremony set-up
Trekking in the Burren National Park
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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