Ballinkill Lodge is a stunning modern styled 6 bedroom house which offers huge accommodation, ideal for large families or groups wishing to holiday together. The Lodge is set on approx an acre of land surrounded by landscaped gardens and a large patio area. It is tastefully furnished throughout offering bright and spacious living.
The property benefits from 2 doubles, 2 twins, 1 triple & 1 single room. 4 ensuite shower rooms and 2 family bathrooms. Large dining room ideal for entertaining, WIFI, fully enclosed gardens, cot and highchair supplied. Clifden Town Centre (6 miles) & Letterfrack (4 miles) where you will find shops, bars & restaurants. Connemara National Park & Kylemore Abbey is only a short distance.
Large entrance hall, door leading to:
Bedroom 1: Double bedroom, with wardrobe and dressing table, window to front of house, ensuite shower room.
Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom with window to side of the house, wardrobe, dressing table and ensuite shower room.
Bedroom 3: Double ensuite bedroom with wardrobe and dressing table, window to the front of the house.
Family bathroom with bath, separate shower unit.
Door leading to reception, kitchen, utility room and access to the back of the house/patio garden
Main reception room has 3 & 2 seater comfy couch, 2 windows overlooking the front enclosed garden. Stove fire. Double doors leading:
Large, bright and airy dining room with table seating 8 people, seating area overlooking front garden. Double doors leading to a large patio area and landscaped gardens. Ideal for eating alfresco or enjoying a glass of wine in the evenings.
From the reception room there is a door leading to a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar/island, gas hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher and plenty of worktop space. Door leading to utility room housing separate washing machine and drier.
Stairs leading to first floor:
Bedroom 4: Twin ensuite bedroom with window to front and side of the property, wardrobe and dressing table.
Bedroom 5: Single bedroom with wardrobe, dressing table, window to the front.
Bedroom 6: Large bedroom with double and single beds, dressing table, wardrobe and window to front of the property.
2nd Family bathroom, with bath and separate shower room.
Large iron gates entering the property, ample parking space, fully enclosed landscaped gardens. The property sits on approx 1 acre of land. There is a large patio area with a wooden bench.
The house is family friendly with travel cot and highchair supplied, It is also wheelchair accessible.
Letterfrack is a quaint small village set in the heart of Connemara in direct vicinity to some of Connemara’s main attractions. It is easily accessible from the capital of Clifden which is just a short ten minute drive away. Letterfrack is located at the foot of the Connemara National Park which creates a sense of atmosphere. There are 3 pubs, a grocery shop, hair-dresser and takeaway in Letterfrack Village. Veldons Seafarer, Cloverfox and The Lodge serve delicious food throughout the day and in the evening time. Don’t forget to make a trip to Avoca! Situated just outside Letterfrack village!
For less experienced walkers and families, the Diamond Hill Trail in the Connemara National Park is well sign-posted and highly accessible and those who make it to the top are rewarded with expansive panoramic vistas across Connemara. There are four trails in Connemara National Park. A must when you visit Connemara. There is also a lovely on-site coffee shop and great playground for the kids.
Irelands most visited tourist attraction – Set in the dramatic Connemara landscape, Kylemore Abbey is the no. 1 “must-see” attraction in the west of Ireland. The castle was originally built by Mitchell Henry in 1867 as a romantic gift for his beloved wife. In 1920 the Benedictine Community came to Kylemore and Kylemore castle became Kylemore Abbey. The 1000 Kylemore estate is steeped in history with tales of tragedy and romance, engineering initiatives, model farms, royal visits, spirituality and education.
Visit the estate and experience the Victorian atmosphere of the restored rooms of the Abbey, miniature Gothic Church and Head Gardener’s House. There are many nature trails, woodland and lakeshore walks and a children’s play trail waiting to be discovered. Explore the magical 6 acre Victorian walled garden where onyx Victorian verities of flowers and vegetables are grown.
Looking for adventure? Leenane is the place for you! Here you can participate in the following activities:
– Take a cruise along Killary Harbour, Irelands only Fjord!
– Learn how to dive at Scuba Dive West
– Spend the day at The Killary Adventure Centre! Activities on offer include rock climbing, abseiling, hill walking, bungee jumps, orienteering, archery, kayaking, sailing, wind-surfing and water-skiing
Leenane is also home to some very lovely pubs and eateries. Here you can also visit the Killary Sheep Farm!
Renvyle peninsula is located at the far western edge of Ireland and is a place in which to enjoy the fresh sea air, peace, beauty and closeness of nature. Amidst this alluring landscape, you will find Derryinver Quay and Ballinakill Harbour, one of the loveliest harbours in the world, from where you can enjoy a scenic coastal cruise. The peninsula has been described by Augustus John as “the most beautiful landscape in the world” and it has inspired some renowned works of art by Yeats, Gogarty and Oscar Wilde. A splendid location for the fisherman, hiker, hill – walker, painter and climber! Renvyle is right at the western end of Connemara on the Renvyle Peninsula. This is an area of outstanding scenic beauty, the coastline offering gorgeous views and some exceptionally pretty beaches.
Renvyle Peninsula is steeped in history and archaeological sites. The O’Flaherty Castle which was once home to the Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley.
Renvyle have the cleanest of beaches, beautiful walks along quiet country roads. From Renvyle Point stretching across the west coast is White Strand beach. Here you will find an aquamarine ocean and white sand – great fun day out.
There are so many activities in the area close by including golfing, mountain hiking, beautiful beaches, pony trekking, Oceans Alive Adventure Centre, cycling, traditional music (Teach Ceol), Connemara National Park &, Kylemore Abbey are a must visit.
Tully Cross & Tully Villages
Tully Village derives its name from An Tulach, the hill to the south of Tully Lough. Both villages have a full range of services: filling station, shops, pubs and eateries and are approximately a mile (1.6 KM) apart from each other. Just 3 miles (Approx 5 KM) away is Letterfrack with further pubs, hotels and restaurants.
The Diamond Equestrian Centre is situated in Tully Village. This Riding Centre has something to offer both the novice and the accomplished rider. They provide highly qualified, experienced staff, well schooled horses and ponies, and provide a wide range of treks. The centre offers 1 hour, 2 hour and ½ day rides through rugged, yet breathtaking Connemara landscape with beach, mountain and turf terrain. Picnic lunch rides are also available.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND THE CONNEMARA AREA, PLEASE BROWSE THE “THINGS TO DO” SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
“We had a wonderful stay at Connemara, it is a beautiful region with lots to do. The house was very spacious and big enough for 13 people. The garden and the house are perfectly maintained. We would certainly recommend it. We had a wonderful vacation in Connemara! The house was very spacious, the only thing that could have been better was the WiFi. When there was no hot water, we called the owner, and he immediately fixed it.”-Annemie August 2019
“Nous avons passé une agréable semaine dans cette jolie maison ! Logement parfait pour une semaine de vacances en groupe, très spacieuse avec de nombreux espaces. Situé en plein cœur du Connemara avec de magnifiques paysages.”- Aurore May 2019
“We appreciated the helpfulness of the caretaker and the house which was comfortable, bright and spacious. The maintenance of the garden was well done”- Philip April 2019
“Ideal house for a large group of people. Spacious rooms and living areas. Will definitely be back again next year.”-Carolina October 2018
“Plenty of room for our party of 10 people. Beds and bedding were comfy and fresh. Well equipped kitchen. A few more cups would have been useful, as well as one or two Pyrex casserole type dishes. We had a wonderful holiday in Connemara and would recommend this house unreservedly.” Mary May 2018
“Great Days in Connemara. We will come again – this says it all…. Great house, friendly caretaker. Especially great for families.” Martin May 2018
“Ballinakill Lodge was the 3rd stop of our family holiday in Ireland. Our group of 5 adult siblings and our spouses found Ballinakill to be perfect for exploring the Connemara, Co. Galway & Co. Mayo. The house was large & comfortable with all the modern conveniences. We would definitely recommend it!”- Ricchio September 2017
“Excellent, spacious property in a great location for touring Connemara. Property was clean, well maintained and great for our party of couples and kids. The property was also dog-friendly (which was the reason we picked this one).” Louise July 2017
“We were a group of 12 Walkers from France Ballinakill lodge was ideal for such a party, quite modern with huge accommodation. It is well situated between Letterfrack and Clifden for shopping or driving either inland or to the coast. So we managed to visit all the sites we had selected: Killary Harbor, Inishmore, Kylemore, Diamond Hill, Cong,Clifden Sky Road, Galway. Lovely weather , a wonderful holiday! P.S. The ladies in charge of cooking would have appreciate a second large stew pot with a lid and a few more bowls.Simple details.” Mary May 2017
“I’m very happy with my stay at Ballinakill lodge, the house is very spacious, kitchen good equipped. Excellent location. I would recommend it to everyone.” Monika May 2017
“Clean, comfortable house in a lovely location. House has all mod cons including Wi-Fi. Enjoyed our weekend in this property.” Hugh April 2017
“Large place, perfect conditions, beautiful&clean! Vacation from the first minute. Happy to go there again!” Martin April 2017
“This house is a great place to spend time with family and visit Connemara. The house is very comfortable.” Yves November 2016
“Wonderful house. Spotlessly clean.. With everything we needed included . Would highly recommend the house and the overall area Very friendly atmosphere..looking forward to a return visit.” Elena Sept 2016
“We were a group of 4 related families ranging over three generations. The house is ideally designed for this grouping. A bathroom for each of 6 bedrooms makes for a very harmonious time! A big garden for the adults and children to play footie. Very well placed between Clifden and Letterfrack. Would have liked the cutlery to be a bit larger and a clothes-horse would have been handy for our mounds of wet clothes. All round a very pleasant stay.” Rachel August 2016
“This is a big six-bedroomed house with lots of bathrooms, so ideal for a large family gathering. It is perfectly situated between Clifden and Letterfrack with the Connemara National Park just down the road. There are plenty of good options for eating out in Letterfrack. We would also highly recommend Paddy Coyne’s in Tully Cross and Guy’s in Clifden for food and if you like the perfect pint of Guinness in a genuine old-fashioned pub, then try Lowry’s in Clifden. There are also wonderful beaches nearby – Lettergesh, Glassilaun and Dog’s Bay. We hope to return to Ballinakill Lodge again next year – it’s the perfect base for Connemara and is a great place to stay.” Orla Nov 2015
“Very comfortable and excellently located for Clifden and surrounding area Owner always nearby if you needed help but everything worked well Ideal for children as garden can be secured from road” Chris Sept 2015
“I would just like to say thank you for the service received from Connemara Lettings. We had a most brilliant week in Moyard and the house and location was perfect. The house was perfect and so comfortable. Thanks for all your help and efficiency. Míle Buíochas.” – Cliona, Dublin
“Thank you, we had a lovely time in Connemara, the house was great, we all loved it. May try & book a week in the summer. Many thanks again, great time, great location, great house” – Freda, Aug 2013
” The house was amazing – great space “- Niall, Dec 2010
” Thank you very much for a brilliant holiday, we have wanted to organise this holiday for years but never managed to get all our family together in one place!. The house was ideal for us – plenty of bedrooms, ideal – large dining room, close to Clifden where we enjoyed all the irish music. Thanks again for all your help and hope to be back for the next anniversary. We will keep in touch”- Dr Ellis & Mary Nov 2009
Utilities (Electricity and Oil) are charged at €15 per night.
Linen & Towels are inclusive in the rental rate.
Please note that €250 security deposit is required upon arrival. As long as there are no breakages or damage to the property this will be refunded on departure.
Check-in time is strictly from 5pm onwards.
During peak season changeover days are Saturdays
Check-out time is strictly at 10am on day of departure.