Glebe House, Ballinrobe
From €530 Per Week
Newly decorated four bedroom house ideally located in the heart of Ballinrobe Town on the doorstep of shops, bars and restaurants.
There is so much to offer in the local area of Ballinrobe, Ashford Castle is a must visit approx 14 km away. The surrounding area is home to both Lough Corrib and Lough Mask. Enjoy a cruise to Inchagoill Island from Cong which is only approx 15 minutes drive.
Glebe House is within close proximity of the World Class Great Western Green Way which is a traffic free cycling and walking trail which follows the route of the renowned Westport to Achill old railway line a great way to escape urban life (42km).
Why not dust off your hat…. if you fancy your chances at the races!! Ballinrobe Race Course is close by, a great day out for all the family or a group of friends!
Open plan reception room & dining area with 2 couches TV and dining table seating 8.
Door leading to newly fitted kitchen with dishwasher and electric oven and hob. Door to utility with washing machine and extra storage space, back door leading out to a patio area and clothes line.
Bed 1: Triple bedroom with separate en-suite – double and single beds. Window overlooking patio area.
Bed 2: Double room with chest of drawers window to the back of the property
Bed 3: Double bed with wardrobe window to the front of the property.
Bed 4: Single room with window to the front.
Ballinrobe is a thriving market town in Co. Mayo. This town is full of historic structures. There is a beautiful river walk called the Bowers Walk in Ballinrobe which stretches three kms along the River Robe. Ballinrobe is also home to the only Race course in Mayo and boasts a horse racing tradition. There is also a golf course there for the avid golfers and plenty of fishing opportunities between Lough Mask, Lough Carra and the Robe River.
Ballinrobe is only 11km away from Cong which is also another area with lots of history.
Cong is situated on an island formed by a number of streams that surround it on all sides. Cong is located on the isthmus connecting Loughs Corrib and Mask, near the towns of Headford and Ballinrobe and the villages of Clonbur, the Neale and Cross.
Ashford Castle provides a romantic backdrop in superior surrounds, offering guests both relaxation and comfort. There are many opportunities to explore the vast estate with fishing on Lough Corrib, equestrian pursuits, golf, falconry and trail walking. Or simply relax in our luxurious interiors and enjoy your favourite novel or pamper yourself with treatments from our beauty therapists.
The Castle has welcomed and entertained its fair share of celebrities and public figures over the years. Members of Europe’s royal families, political figures, industrialists and film stars have all enjoyed the hospitality of the castle.
Ashford Castle has an unsurpassed reputation for providing guests with the very finest rooms and suites. Each guest room is individually designed to provide stylish personal comforts, from the marble fittings of bathrooms to sumptuous co-ordinated fabrics and furnishings. Many of the rooms retain their original features and all are equipped with modern amenities.
Ashford Castle offers guests an abundance of activities to enjoy in true spirit of a resort property. From the combination of pursuits involving physical exercise to the more relaxed beauty treatments, we will attempt to ensure you leave Ashford refreshed, relaxed and replenished.
Salmon: 1 February to 30 September
Brown Trout: 1 March to 30 September
The fishing is free but a small fee is charged by Ashford Castle Hotel for admission to the grounds. The Cong River rises in the village of Cong. It is, in fact, the outflow from Lough Mask, further to the north, that escapes through huge fissures in the cavernous limestone of the district and rises again in the village of Cong. It is about one mile long. This is a big, wide river, perhaps 100 yards wide in places, and divided by an island at one point. It pushes down strongly past Ashford Castle. Some of it can be fished off the bank and it is possible to wade it, but more of it is better fished from a boat. To fish it well, the visitor would be well advised to employ one of the local gillies. They can be contacted through any hotel or guest house in the village of Cong.
The river gets an excellent run of spring salmon and fishing can start on opening day if the water is not too high. The peak of the spring run is in April and then the grilse come in May. June is particularly good, as is early July, and salmon are taken here in lesser numbers for the rest of the season.
The early-season fish are mostly taken in spinning but the fly can take fish from April onwards and shrimp and worm are also used.
The river also holds excellent stocks of good brown trout and some are very large. It has good hatches of olives, mayflies, sedges and midges and dry-fly fishing can be especially good. Body waders are very useful for the dry-fly fishing but care should be exercised while wading.
The largest lake in the Republic of Ireland is called Lough Corrib. Measuring 68 sq. miles and with 365 islands, this lake is one of the cleanest, most un-sploit and most scenic in all of Europe.
A cruise through this unique waterway is a must while visiting the West of Ireland. In 1977 ‘Corrib Cruises’ began operating on Lough Corrib and today is the longest established and most experienced company cruising these waters.
Riding Irish horses on your holiday can get you to places seldom seen.
We ride over 3000 acres of the former estate of Ashford Castle which was once the home of the Guinness family. Lord Ardilaun built tunnels under the roads to avoid the inconvenience of opening gates, a gesture which we much appreciate today.
Ashford Equestrian Centre actively breeds and trains quality Connemara Ponies, Irish Draughts and Irish Sport Horses. The Irish Draught’s qualities of strength, sound constitution, docility and intelligence are well recognised. Today the Irish Draught is sought after for its breeding qualities, being used more and more to get extra bone and substance in the progeny.
Cong offers the tourist excellent walkways by rivers, lakes, mountains and forests.
Connemara, Galway’s west coast, boasts beautiful Mountain, Bog, Lake and Coastal scenery and if you have seen the classic 50’s movie, The Quiet Man starring Maureen O’Hara & John Wayne, then no more is needed to be said.
Mount Gable dominates the area around Clonbur and guards one of the major routes into Connemara from the East. It also commands some of the most splendid views in the region and the climb will repay the efforts of any walker who completes this modest ascent.
The 12 Bens challenge which takes place in nearby Clifden in June every year is renowned as the toughest mountain walk in Ireland.
Only 30 minutes from Clonbur lies Croagh Patrick which is renowned for its Patrician Pilgrimage in honour of Saint Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint.
It was on the summit of the mountain that Saint Patrick fasted for forty days in 441 AD and the custom has been faithfully handed down from generation to generation.
The tradition of pilgrimage to this holy mountain stretches back over 5,000 years from the Stone Age to the present day without interruption. On ‘Reek Sunday’, the last Sunday in July, over 25,000 pilgrims climb the Reek.
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Utilities, linen & towels are inclusive in the rental rate.
Please note that €100 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 between 4pm & 6pm (If you require a later check-in time please let us know)
Check-out time is 10am on day of departure.
Please note there is street parking and this is a pay and display Monday – Saturday 8.30am to 6pm