About this listing
At WRITER'S LODGE in the traditional west of Ireland Town of Balla you will find a haven like no where else on earth. Green lush pastures, rolling hills. traditional music / Bars and a greats night's sleep. that and more.. awaits you here in Balla, 'Writers Lodge' you home away from home. Ireland West Airport 20mins drive Rail station 10mins drive. Bus 5min walk, Parking.
A Cead Mile Failte awaits you in Balla. If you are on business in the area, a solo traveller or a couple YOU ARE MOST WELCOME TO SHARE our Comfortable contemporary New home., Relaxing bedroom with 5'comfy bed. Access to Tea /coffee facilities in kitchen. full bathroom available. Guest WC facilities also on ground floor. All this for just 55.00 or less (check our special rated dates) per night Bed and continental breakfast basis.
Dining room with open plan Kitchen over looking large green area. Garden is available for guests to read, write or just relax.
Welcome tea coffee on arrival.
TV Lounge with real (fire in winter) available for guests to relax in. (check available dates)
Breakfast - choice continental selection, cheese, fruits Tea / Coffee & Herbal teas.
You will enjoy our home baked Irish soda breads.
Transfers to bus rail and airport arranged. (extra charge)
Quiet neighbourhood, set back from main road, Forest walks adjacant to house. Traditional pubs (Mannion's Bar renowned for trad musicians, and Blue grass festival Aug & Oct bank holidays)
Historical attractions with walking distance , Church, Round Tower, Holy well. Short drive to- Turllough Museum. Ballintobber Abbey, Mayo Abbey, Croagh Patrick , Westport. Green way.
Bus stop few mins walk. Knock airport 20 mins drive. Rail station 10 mins drive.
Your host Catherine is a hospitality professional on duty 24/7 to look after you.
You will feel our home is yours too - when you walk in our front door. We offer a really warm welcome especially if you are a solo traveller. Writer Artists and Musicians especially welcome.
If you would like to stay for more than one night, we can recommend local places to dine.
Garden, Dining-room,Lounge, and parking.
Interaction with Guests
I will greet my guests and ensure they are settled in. I am available to serve breakfast tea/coffee. the breakfast is buffet.. I will advise on local tourist attractions and ammenities..
My neighbourhood is a traditional Irish country town. with Great Irish themed pubs, good food and drink served. Live music at weekends and on Tuesday evenings in MANNIONS PUB. two supermarkets, Pharmacy, Credit Union, Post Office , Golf course. Rolling country walks and historical buildings.
Bus Service to Dublin and Galway 3 times daily. Regular bus service to Westport, Castlebar Knock Airport daily. Ireland West Airport only 20mins drive. Railway link in Clairemorris 10 mins drive and Castlebar 7 mins drive .
Other Things to Note
New cycling greenway from Castlebat to Turrlugh country park is just 15 mis drive. the Western Greenway is 20 mins drive, bike hire available locally. Country Music/ dancing at the Mc William Park Hotel in Claremorris , 10 mins drive. Local taxi and bus hire is available in the towm.
Photo I D on check in.
No smoking / alcohol in bedrooms
No extra persons unless booked through airbnb
Management reserve the right to refuse admission if guest are under the influence of alcohol.
No loud music or noise that may interfer with the comfort of other guests.
Please advise on special dietry requirements when booking, we will do our best to accomodate your request. ceoliac etc.,
Cead Mile Failte I'm Catherine, I am Freelance Journalist /Radio Broadcaster formely a Professional Trainer in The Hospitality Sector.. I enjoy meeting people and assisting them enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable Holiday to remember.
I enjoy outdoor activities especially Gardening, Horse riding and swimming. Writing and Photography. Music and everything involving Irish culture..
I live in the beautiful town of Balla, steeped in history Culture, a gem in the jewel of the west.
My motto; '' if God sends you down a stony path - May he give you strong shoes''