Beautiful Historic House in Galway City. Walk to the City Center and Beach.(13 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Georgian city house, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Off road parking, Wi Fi, Gardens.
This beautiful house which originally had a sea view, stands on over an acre of mature, beautifully landscaped gardens which provide a wonderful green oasis within minutes of the center of Galway. There is a high-walled garden to the rear of the property which is enjoyable for children and adults alike.
Built in 1807 by a Captain and Commander in Nelson's fleet , 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.
It offers luxurious self-catering accommodation for up to six guests in three bedrooms, two with super-king size beds, a further superking can be configured into two singles. There is a fourth bedroom available to rent if required. It linked by a private stairs is located on the lower floor, it has its own private shower room and is available at additional cost.
Nile Lodge is perfectly located for taking day trips to picturesque Connemara, with its rugged scenery of hills and lakes. The Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, the Aran Islands are all within easy reach. It is on the famous Wild Atlantic Way and within a mile of the river Corrib and a just a few miles away from Lough Corrib.
Galway, with its famous horse racing events, the arts and literary festivals is hugely popular with both Irish people and visitors to Ireland alike. The wonderful seaside promenade - the longest in Europe, enjoyed every day by joggers and walkers - is located just down the road from the house. The panoramic sea views of Galway Bay can be enjoyed while exercising on the promenade or you can watch the people on the diving boards at Blackrock.
There is an 18 hole golf course in Salthill and a further 3 golf courses within a fifteen minute drive from the house.
There is plenty of game and coarse fishing in nearby Lough Corrib, and the river Corrib, with the Salmon Weir is just one mile from the house.
It can be of great help to guests to know that I am a family doctor.
I see private patients, by appointment only, on the lower ground floor of Nile Lodge on two evenings and during the day on weekends. You are very welcome to attend, or a home visit by the GP at the weekend is available if you or your family or guests become unwell. I also arrange hospital consultant referrals.
It is a small practice and my consultation rooms have a separate entrance and are completely private.
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Member since: 2012
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- There are 3 Bedrooms, two with working fireplaces, all with original sash windows and shutters. All bedrooms have private shower rooms, one with bath and overhead shower. Three of the bedrooms have views over the beautiful gardens, and two have open turf fires. A further bedrooms is located on the lower floor and is linked to the main rental area by a private stairs. It is a completely private sleeping area and is available at additional cost....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Minimum rental 4 nights.
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Duty Free Shops
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
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 with open fire....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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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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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - Jul 23, 2017
3 night min stay
Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Christmas and New Year
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $540.24
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 2) require accommodation this can be provided in the linked accommodation in the lower level (1 bedroom with kingsize bed with own private shower and toilet). ADDITIONAL RATE OF 100 EUROS PER NIGHT IS ADDED FOR EXTRA DOUBLE BEDROOM ACCOMMODATION.
20% of total on booking to confirm reservation (non refundable deposit) and then remainder 7 weeks before arrival. We will send you a link to our secure online credit card system, where you can pay directly.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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: 1995
About the owner: Nile Lodge has been part of the MacDermott family since 1942. I took over the care of this historic house in 1995. I have a great interest of Irish history and culture I have enjoyed hugely looking after this beautiful house and grounds. I have been very interested in the history of this house and have been exceptionally fortunate to have had Dr Nick Slope, Chairman of the Nelson Society undertook a large part of this research into the Captain and Commander who owned this house, in addition to historical researcher, my nephew Jack McGarry , who has presented the history for the Open day Houses of Architectural Importance in Galway . Mr Paul McGinley, famous Galway historian has provided information and given talks on some of the amazing people who later owned the house. My contribution is one of helping guests from all over the world enjoy this special place.
Why the Owner Chose Salthill, Co. Galway, Ireland:
This house is a local landmark and is one of the most important historical houses in Galway City. My mothers love of antique furniture and skilled workmanship was passed down. My own four daughters have the bug too!
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Location, space, privacy, luxury, walking distance to most major attractions.
- Primary: +353 871756832
- Secondary: +353 91448540
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Nile Lodge, Luxurious Irish Historic House ,Galway City
Peaceful, quiet high walled rear garden
Formal drawing room at Christmas.
Living Room at Christmas
Casual dining in relaxed private living room
Victory Room, superking bed, open fireplace, ensuite bathroom and garden view
Double/Twin Room with views of garden
Famous Quay Street at night.
Spacious beautiful gardens
Entrance hall at night time
Elegant formal drawing Room
Dining room set for private entertaining
Living room with open turf fire and original vaulted ceiling
Breakfast in the Conservatory...
Beautiful Vintage Kitchen with Aga and antique overhead clothes drying rack
King Room with open fireplace and en-suite shower
Fourth (extra guests) downstairs bedroom
Visit nearby Aran Islands for stunning landscape 1800 year old fort, Dún Aonghas
Cliffs of Moher, up to 214 metres (702 ft) in height!
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017
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