Entire home/flat

6 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds

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About this listing

A 2-storey stone lodge on the grounds of Oranmore Castle with superb panoramic view of Galway Bay is quiet, calm and beautiful. The living room is open-plan, glass-fronted, with a high wooden ceilings. There are 2 double and 1 twin rooms (sleeps 6).

The space

Oranmore Castle is a 15th century Norman keep, restored in 1947 by writer Anita Leslie. It was visited by Sir Shane Leslie friend of W.B. Yeats and Oliver St.John Gogarty, and by sculptress Clare Sheridan, cousin to Winston Churchill.

Guest access

Seashore walks. 5 minutes to Oranmore village with a wide selections of shops, restaurants and pubs with traditional music.

Interaction with guests

I will be there to meet and welcome guests on arrival, to help you get settled and to give you advice on places to visit and things to do during your stay.

Other things to note

The upstairs living space is open-plan, glass-fronted, with a high wooden ceiling and eclectic furniture. The downstairs comprises 2 double rooms (1 of which is en-suite), a twin room, and a bathroom. (Sleeps 6).

It is a 5 minute walk to Oranmore village with all its amenities, including cafes, restaurants and pubs playing traditional music.

Oranmore village is 5 miles from Galway City famous for its many festivals / The Galway Arts Festival, Cuirt Writer’s Festival and the Galway Races.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Bed: 4
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: £14 / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee: £27
Security Deposit: £136
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

We ask that guests recycle their rubbish in the bins provided.
The lodge has a maximum of 6 guests.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay

49 Reviews

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Kathleen User Profile
June 2017
We loved our stay here! The location is ideal for visiting western Ireland's many sights. The accommodation works so well and we spent many hours in the great room, enjoying the gorgeous views. Heather is an ideal host and she arranged a warm welcome from Olive, who gave us many tips, and arranged a private tour of the castle with her mum. Very special!

Steve User Profile
May 2017
Reflecting at Mac's Pub in Bunratty Village, I'm quite happy with the opportunities this trip to Ireland has provided. Thank you for the most unique of experiences - Oranmore Castle and the Monkey House were an adventure in themselves!

Cali User Profile
April 2017
We were running late the day we showed up at the house and we were greeted by Heathers mom even at that late hour. There were cookies there for us and a wonderful tour. Our in Oranmore was the best of our trip. They even got us a CD we had left at the airbnb with no problems or difficulties. I would encourage anyone wanting to visit Galway to stay at this amazing location.

Scott User Profile
March 2017
Highly recommended for families. Big open space and convenient for grocery shopping and dinner out.

Caitlin User Profile
January 2017
We had an amazing stay at Oranmore Castle Lodge! Heather was a fantastic host - accommodating our late arrival and answering any questions we had, while Olive her neighbour gave us a very warm welcome and intro to the house. A car definitely came in handy to get around, but it's near enough Galway to feel close to the city (in a short taxi ride) and far enough to feel peaceful and serene. The house itself is so quirky and cute, warm and relaxing and THAT VIEW!! We will definitely be back when we can :)

Bernadette User Profile
November 2016
It was a perfect location for our visit and Olive was very helpful. Would stay there again.

Lissa User Profile
October 2016
Like others have mentioned, my correspondence was with Heather (very quick response) but met personally with neighbor Olive who let us in and showed us the place. It's a little worn with a very eclectic collection of stuff acquired through the years but that's part of its charm. It's in a very convenient location (walkable to town) and not too far from Galway. There are plenty of cooking/kitchen implements so you can cook a proper meal there. Washer available; no dryer but a rack and the radiators do a fine job of drying. Lots of room for 6 people and the little extra 1/2 bath is nice -- one bathroom en suite, bring your own shampoo. A little musty/damp smelling but it's sort of expected living in such a damp environment; you kind of get used to it. We all had a great time there and the common area is big and open so it was a nice place to get together at the beginning and ends of the day. Everything else seemed to work fine: bathrooms, kitchen, washer, wifi, TV, fireplace.

Dublin, Ireland · Joined in February 2014
Heather User Profile

My name is Heather and I am a knitwear designer. I run my own business from my studio shop on the grounds of the Castle. I am inspired by the sea, textiles and the colour turquoise! I manage the rentals of Oranmore Castle lodge during the Summer
and work from Dublin during the rest of the year.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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