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.
A Cead Mile Failte awaits you in Balla. Spacious 2 story New home., Relaxing bedrooms with large comfy beds. 1 Single room. I double Room. Tea /coffee facilities in rooms. full bathroom available. Guest WC facilities also on ground floor. All this for just 60.00 per night B&B basis.
Dining room with open plan Kitchen over looking large garden. Garden is available for guests to read, write or just relax.
Welcome tea and home baked scones on (website hidden) Lounge with real(fire in winter) available for guests to relax in.
Breakfast - choice continental selection , cheese, fruits yogurt, juces, Tea Coffee & Herbal teas.
You will enjoy our home baked Irish soda breads.
Transfers to bus rail and airport arranged.
Quiet neighbourhood, set back from main road, Forest walks adjacant to house. Traditional pubs (MannionS Bar renowned for trad musicians, and Blue grass festival Aug & Oct bank holidays) with great food and music.
Historical attractions with walking distance , Church, Round Tower, Holy well. Short drive to- Turllough Museum. Ballintobber Abbey, Mayo Abbey, Croagh Patrick , Westport.
Bus stop few mins walk. Knock airport 25 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. You will feel refreshed and relaxed and well fed with fresh home cooking. 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 on a weekly basis , You can use the kitchen facilities and prepare your own meals.
Garden, Patio, Diningroom/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/ (email hidden) 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.,
Catherine is just like a Mum. It was just one day but She makes us feel like to be at home. We had a very nice conversations and talk explain to us many useful things. The house and room are lovely and Catherine is a wonderful woman. It is a place very easy to access and well locates. Our day there was amazing. Thank you very much.
About the Host, Catherine
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''