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Studio overlooking Lough Derg in Ballina-Killaloe.

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
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean4 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

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.

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
Wifi
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
Step-free access to the bathroom

94 Reviews

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Chelsea User Profile
Chelsea
May 2018
Five stars all the way!! My husband and I picked Mary's place to stay for our 10-year wedding anniversary. We explored the cute towns of Ballina and Killaloe, and we were also close enough to take trips to Blarney Castle, the Cliffs of Moher, Kilkenny, etc. All were about an hour…
Erica User Profile
Erica
May 2018
As they say in Ireland, it’s “lovely”. The place is set up very well and takes full advantage of the views. Which are incredible. Everything is exact to the pictures posted on Airbnb’s website. It was spacious, clean and modern. The bed was comfortable and the shower was hot. Mar…
Mary User Profile
Response from Mary:
Thank you Erica, it was a pleasure having you here. Perhaps when you have finished your place, you might also consider Airbnb so we can become guests. All the very best to your both. Mary & Ann
May 2018
Eliza User Profile
Eliza
September 2017
Mary's place was everything you could ever want in a place. It was beautiful, secluded, and in a stunning area. Everything you could need is in this cozy studio. There is a television with a DVD player and a lot of movies provided. Mary provided a lot of information for things to…
Mary User Profile
Mary
September 2017
Mary's place is extraordinary! The cottage is spotlessly clean and cozy, her garden lovely and the view from the bedroom and conservatory, breathtaking. Mary provided staples as well as special treats of Irish cheddar cheese and smoked salmon and her sister Ann's home baked bro…
Walter User Profile
Walter
August 2017
The views from Mary's studio are spectacular, utterly gorgeous. In fair weather, you can sit overlooking the lawn, lake and mountains and soak it all in for hours. No less inviting, however, are the charming personalities of Mary and her sister Ann. They truly made us feel like m…
Samantha User Profile
Samantha
August 2017
Mary was a fantastic host! This would have to be one of the nicest Airb'n'b's I hav stayed in... lovely and quiet, and surrounded by Mary's beautiful gardens. I absolutely loved staying with Mary and her gorgeous dogs! Everything was perfect, and Mary was so lovely to have a chat…
Kaitlyn User Profile
Kaitlyn
June 2017
Mary was a phenomenal host and we could not have asked for a better experience. Mary and her sister were extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful. They made us feel right at home and very comfortable. The views were amazing and we loved spending time at the apartment and playing…

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Tipperary, IrelandJoined in August 2012
Mary User Profile
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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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