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Family Room (Sleeps 4) in our Holisitic Centre
Family Room (Sleeps 4) in our Holisitic Centre
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 private bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 private bath
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This room has a Double Bed + Bunk Beds enabling a maximum of 4 people. There is an en-suite shower & WC

The centre is designed to create a tranquil peaceful setting and is ideal for personal retreat. For this reason there is no TV, radio etc.

Wi-Fi internet access is provided via a mobile broadband connection.
Kitchenette (microwave, toaster, kettle & coffee maker).
Serviced laundry provided on-site (€5 a wash, €2.50 Tumble Dry).
Local Gym 5 minute drive away.

The space

OPAL is in the heart of a rural part of Ireland, a small village called Donamon, which is approximately 10km outside of Roscommon Town. This makes it a great location for a peaceful and relaxed stay, whilst enabling guests easy access to the town centre. We are also a short drive from a number of great places to visit.

Surrounded by countryside and scenic views, the area is steeped in history. Donamon Castle (only a short walk from OPAL) is one of the oldest inhabited castles in Europe, built in the 12th century and now home to the Divine Word Mission. You are welcome to wander around the grounds free of charge. The River Suck is also located nearby and is a great place to picnic or go fishing.

Guest access

OPAL offers a tranquil setting where you can escape from the distractions of modern day life. Our aim is to provide a peaceful and quiet environment, suitable for relaxation and retreat. For this reason there are no TV's, radios etc.

Guests have use of the facilities including our hall with a comfortable relaxation lounge area, kitchenette where guests can make themselves hot & cold drinks, our quiet room for relaxation and reflection plus a wide selection of self-help, well-being and motivational books from our library.

There is also a garden with seating and our 'silent space' cabin and 'Sillness Seat', which guests are welcome to use.

Interaction with guests

We are happy to interact with guests but equally respect your privacy. One of us are normally around and we will provide you with a mobile phone number, should you need to contact us and we are not on site.

Other things to note

We have five bedrooms available. These consist of 2 x family bedrooms (on suite) and a single bedroom (shower room with toilet opposite) located in the main building plus 2 twin bedded bedrooms in an annex next to the house, which has 1 bathroom and 1 toilet that guests in both rooms would share.

We include a self-service light breakfast consisting of cereals, toast & preserves + tea or coffee within the price of your booking.
In addition we can also provide:
•A full cooked breakfast at €5.00 per person
•A light buffet style lunch at €5.00 per person
•A two course evening meal at €10.00 per person
All meals can be prepared to suit your requirements, likes, dislikes, etc.

Wi-Fi internet access is provided via a mobile broadband connection.
Kitchenette available for making snacks & drinks.
Serviced laundry provided on-site (€5 a wash, €2.50 Tumble Dry).
Local Gym 5 minute drive away.
There are no local amenities (e.g. shops etc) or public transport in the village.

Wireless Internet
Indoor Fireplace
Extra people £5 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 17%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 bunk bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check-in time is 4PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

You are welcome to come and go as you please and use the facilities made available to you. If you use the kitchen area, please clean up after you finish and do not leave food out on worktop areas (you may place your groceries in one of the kitchen cupboards).

We ask that you respect the privacy of any other guests and do not use the general sitting areas etc before 7am or after 11pm.

Please understand that if there are other guests staying, they may be on personal retreat and seeking silence and solitude.

If you wish to bring a pet, please contact host beforehand.

Smoking allowed only outside of the building. No smoking in rooms.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
1 night minimum stay

4 Reviews

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Paddy User Profile
November 2017
Ray was a lovely host, we arrived on a cold winter evening and Ray had a lovely fire going in the stove in the living area and the bedroom preheated. The beds were very comfortable with lovely crisp fresh linen. The living area is stunning especially with the stove going.
Ray User Profile
Response from Ray:
Thank you for your lovely review and kind comments, it is very appreciated. Also, thanks so much for your DIY tips, which are extremely useful. It is very good of you to have taken the time to share these with me, thanks so much Paddy.
November 2017

Weng Yi User Profile
September 2017
Good communication and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) coordinate location given, it brought us to exactly where the house is. It is very convenient for those who loves to cook at home , full cooking equipments set provided. Thank you
Ray User Profile
Response from Ray:
Thank you for your kind review Weng Yi, it is much appreciated. It was so nice to have you all staying here and a pleasure to meet you.
September 2017

Timothy User Profile
September 2016
Ray and his partner were the most amazing house! They went above and beyond to help us feel comfortable and helped us out of a very dire situation. They were kind, considerate, and very pleasant conversationalist. We would highly recommend this place.
Ray User Profile
Response from Ray:
Thank you so much for your kind review Tim. It was so lovely to meet Rebecca and yourself and we wish you well on your travels around Ireland - Sláinte to you both :-)
September 2016

Audrey-Lyne User Profile
July 2016
The host canceled this reservation 45 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Ray User Profile
Response from Ray:
We had just arranged for some scheduled maintenance works to be carried out in the last week of August - 1st week of September just as Audrey-Lyne booked and we did not have time to block the dates out prior to Audrey-Lyne using the AirBNB 'instant booking' system. We regret that this happened and we contacted Audrey-Lynne immediately we realized to apologize for for any inconvenience and disappointment that this may have caused.
July 2016

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Toberkeagh, IrelandJoined in February 2016
Ray User Profile

I live with my partner in a rural part of Ireland (Donamon near Roscommon town) and also in Yorkshire, England. I travel between Ireland and the UK as part of work. I say 'work' but I feel it is part of a lifestyle choice. I work as a cognitive psychotherapist specialising in Mindfulness. As well as working with individuals, I run events around Ireland & the UK.

Our property in Donamon was the old village dance hall, shop and house. We have converted this into a small holistic centre where people can come on personal retreat or a relaxing break. It is designed as a place of tranquility and calm. This creates a perfect opportunity to escape from the business and stress of modern day life and spend time in just 'Being'. I also run some workshops and events there.

We grow our own fruit & veg and are fortunate to have lovely neighbours who have hens, so we share our produce with each other.

I also create a range of art (painting, sculpting, etc.) and write. I find both very therapeutic to living mindfully and staying connected to the present moment.

One of my other passions is I love to cook (and my partner loves to bake).

I enjoy time in nature and also like to socialise with others.

When I travel, I aim to 'experience the journey' rather than focus on getting to the destination. So, my mode of travel tends not to be hurried or rushed.

As a 'guest' I aim to be respectful of the host and their environment. I am friendly, flexible and quiet.

As a 'host' I want to respect guests personal space and privacy, allowing them the freedom to come and go as they please and enjoy their stay. I am also happy to interact with guests if they wish. My aim is for guests to have a pleasant and enjoyable experience.

I suppose if I tried to sum myself up in one sentance it would be that I aim to 'live in harmony with life, whatever life brings' (although my aim is not always right on target).

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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