Enjoy your breakfast outdoors our garden is enjoyed by native birds and a few frogs ..
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Private room
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
1 adult
0 children
Ages 2 - 12
0 infants
Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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At WRITER'S LODGE on 'THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY' in the traditional west of Ireland Town of Balla you will find a heaven like no where else on earth.
Writers Lodge' is located on the grounds of the historic estate of the Lynch Blosse family. Green lush pastures, rolling hills. traditional music / Bars and a great night's sleep. that and more.. awaits you here in Balla, 'Writers Lodge' your home away from home. Ireland West Airport 20mins drive. Rail station 10mins drive. Bus 5min walk, Parking.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11PM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $109
Weekly Discount: 27%
Cancellation: Moderate


The space

A Cead Mile Failte awaits you at 'Writers Lodge' 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 (check our special rated dates 50.00) per night Bed and light breakfast basis. Continental Breakfast available 7.00am -10am
Dining room with open plan Kitchen over looking large green area. Garden is available for guests to read, write, birdwatch or just relax.

Check available dates for winter availability. If you are attending a wedding in nearby Kiltimagh or Ballintubber Abbey we can go that extra mile to accommodate your requirements.

Breakfast - Tea / Coffee & Herbal Teas Fruit /Pastery.
Transfers to bus rail and airport arranged. (2 PERSONS MAX)
Quiet neighbourhood, set back from main road, Forest walks nearby t. Traditional pubs (Mannion's Bar renowned for trad musicians, and Blue grass festival Aug & Oct bank holidays)
WHERe TO DINE:' LIAMS CAF'E just a short walk offers full menu from 9am -6 pm, and serves a delicious full Irish Breakfast.
The Old Woods Bar serves food and provides live music at weekends

Historical attractions with walking distance , Church, Round Tower, Holy well. Short drive to- Turllough Museum. Ballintobber Abbey, Mayo Abbey, Croagh Patrick , Westport. The Green way. ON THE DOORSTEP OG THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY! Historic Houses and much more...
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.

Guest access

Dining-room for Continental breakfast and Tea /Coffee

Interaction with guests

I will greet my guests and ensure they are settled in. I am available to serve Tea / Coffee Light breakfast. (Fruit /Pasteries). I will be delighted to advise on local tourist attractions and amenities. Please note: Ladies.. NO HIGH HEELS TO BE WORN IN HOUSE TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO OUR FLOORS.
We are available to drive our guests to/from the local bus stop.

The neighborhood

My neighbourhood is a traditional Irish country town. Friendly locals and we take great pride in keeping our town looking great and litter free. Balla offers fantastic Irish themed pubs, good food and drink served. Live music at weekends and on Tuesday evenings in MANNIONS PUB.
Two supermarkets, Doctors Surgery, Pharmacy, Credit Union, Post Office , Golf course. Rolling country walks and historical buildings.

Getting around

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 Claremorris 10 mins drive and Castlebar 7 mins drive .
Bike hire available in Castlebar and Westport

Other things to note

Liams Café in town serves a delicious range of Breakfast from 9am. to enjoy the great outdoors, consider the New cycling greenway from Castlebar to Turllough country park. 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 town.
If you are attending a wedding or function in Kiltimagh hotels either The Park or The Cill Aodain we are are only 10mins drive away.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 10PM.

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.,

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

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Ireland · Joined in June 2011

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''

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