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Studio overlooking Lough Derg in Ballina-Killaloe.

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Mary

Studio overlooking Lough Derg in Ballina-Killaloe.

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Mary is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean7 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

The space

Bright modern studio, in a rural setting surrounded by dairy farms, it overlooks the beautiful Lough Derg the River Shannon’s pleasure lake. Killaloe Ballina is considered among Ireland’s most picturesque towns, the small towns are linked by a 300-year-old arch stone bridge and can trace their history back to the 10th century. It is the birthplace of Brian Boru High King of Ireland.

The area offers many leisure activities including, fishing (guided trips are available) sailing, walking, cycling (bike hire available) and golf. Our local park has an open-air heated swimming pool (summer months only) with free outdoor gym facilities.

The towns enjoy a popular restaurant scene ranging from Bistros to traditional Irish, Italian, Chinese and Indian. There is a lively pub scene with evenings of traditional Irish music and some dancing.

We are well served with a local Italian deli/coffee bar, bakers, butcher, organic & health food shop, and supermarket. The Sunday Farmers market is a wonderful source for fresh produce, bread, cakes, meat, vegetables, cheese.

I provide a welcome pack of provisions which includes Tea, Coffee, Cereals, homemade soda Bread, Butter and homemade preserves. The kitchen also has the basic essentials sugar, salt pepper, oils etc
Depending on the season fresh vegetables/salads are available from the garden

Towels, linen, hairdryer & iron provided.

The apartment is open plan, with a mezzanine bedroom (at the top only some ducking required for those 6ft or more to negotiate stairs.) the area includes a double bed, with lots of space for clothes, which also doubles up as a perfect spot for a baby cot. From your bed, you have delightful views of the garden and across the lake to the Clare Hills.

The Ground floor has a spacious shower and toilet.

The main living/dining area has double doors leading onto a conservatory overlooking the garden & lake which is set up with a small table & chairs.
Outside of this, you have your own decking area with garden furniture, possible a hammock perfect for daydreaming and star gazing.

The open plan fitted kitchen has a Cooker, Hob, Fridge, Freezer & Microwave, with plenty of food preparation equipment and utensils. There is WiFi, TV & DVD player with a small selection of DVD’d. Books and magazine are also available.

The washing machine is in the utility room of the main house and is shared.

The garden is spacious with ample seating/lounging & dining facilities. Use of BBQ equipment.

Cold bags, flasks, folding chairs etc available for away day excursions and picnics.

The distance from the house to the bridge which is the centre of the towns is one mile, it's an easy walk, for the first part of the walk you are on a country road, sharing it with local traffic - cars, vans and farm machinery - after a half a mile you reach footpaths. I recommend wearing a high viz jacket, I have these available.

Please note that the price quoted is for 1 person there is an additional charge for a 2nd person.

Rural Ireland has limited public transport, a car is advisable especially for shorter stays and if you are wishing to do away trips.

For Killaloe/ Ballina take Junction 27 off the M7 motorway. The M7 links Dublin (2.5 hrs) & Limerick (30 minutes). Sat Nav (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

Shannon airport is 45 minutes away/58km by motorway.
Dublin Airport has direct motorway access and can be reached in around 2 hours

There is plenty of parking. Well behaved pets are welcome by prior arrangement, the garden is large and secure. I have two dogs a whippet and a cheeky energetic spaniel mix.

Heating is by oil fired central heating and will be charged for accordingly at the end of the stay, it is very reasonable. See house rules.

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Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Hangers
Iron
Hair dryer

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Accessibility

Wide doorway to the home’s entrance
Well-lit path to entrance

Availability

102 Reviews

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Joanna User Profile
Joanna
July 2018
Wonderful hospitality, lovely spacious property and garden set in beautiful landscape. Mary and Ann are very helpful and caring hosts.
Peter User Profile
Peter
September 2017
Perfect. An amazing home with some stunning views. Mary and Ann were so helpful with anything we needed and any suggestions of what to do. Couldn't have asked for better hosts or Airbnb.
Barra User Profile
Barra
August 2017
An absolute gem of a place. Perfect for a few relaxing lazy days or as the starting point for many exciting day trips..
Ruth User Profile
Ruth
July 2017
I would highly recommend staying here. The apartment is fully furnished to a high standard with everything you could want or need. It was very clean and had the most amazing views. Mary was a great host, very friendly and had left us a little welcome pack of essentials which was…
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Niranjan
June 2017
It has been our best stay in airbnb so far. Mary is a wonderful host. We loved our stay in her beautiful home. The home is modernised, airy and well equipped. It has a beautiful view from patio/living room/kitchen and from bedroom. She also arranged a birthday cake as requested …
Neal User Profile
Neal
June 2017
Wonderful location - Mary is an excellent host. She has thought of everything (including the things you might forget) for a peaceful stay overlooking the Lough. Lovely homemade bread and a well-appointed studio. You will not be disappointed!
Bryn User Profile
Bryn
September 2016
The studio is dreamily divine. The views of the Lough are stupendous A great deal of care and thought for the comfort of guests has gone in to the way Mary does everything, she is a wonderful host. I didn't meet Ann but did meet the Dogs! I love dogs so this was an added bonus …

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Tipperary, IrelandJoined in August 2012
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Mary is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I spend my time between Ireland and London where I was in business for many years. In 2012 I was a volunteer for the London Olympics, which was a great experience and where I first heard about Airbnb. I am a keen gardener and enjoy walking with my 2 dogs, one a fun loving sp…
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