About this listing
Our lovely one bedroom apartment is situated in the city centre in a 200 year old house. It is a loft style duplex apartment recently completely (website hidden) has one double bed, double sofa bed and one futon allowing for up to 4 people to stay.
This is a unique space in the centre of the historic City of Galway. It is a self catering town house that sleeps up to 4 people with complimentary tea and coffee.
The following amenities are available in the apartment.
Multi channel TV
Central (website hidden) facilities.
Parking permit at €2.50 per day.
Towels,bed linen all provided.
Iron and ironing board.
Interaction with Guests
Guests will be welcomed on arrival and made to feel at home. While the apartment is a self contained unit,we live in the main part of the house. I will be available at all times during guests stay.
Our neighbourhood has a significant amount of wildlife to be seen despite its proximity to the city centre. A pair of swans build their nest each year in the nearby river. A resident heron also is to be seen here at all times of the year.
Getting around the city is no problem as we are situated so close to the centre. To see the surrounding countryside there are a number of companies operating daily tours. Information on these is available in the apartment.
Bill is a friendly host, who made us feel welcome although we`ve arrived quite late. The Old Wool Shop is a lovely, clean and quiet accommodation; we`ve found everything we needed. As it is just a few minutes walk from the centre it was the perfect location for our stay in Galway.
Wir hatten eine perfekte Zeit in Galway. Bill war immer ansprechbar und unkompliziert .
Beautifully furnished accommodation, 2 minutes walk from the centre of Galway. Bill lives next door, which is ideal for picking up and dropping off keys, and collecting parking permits. Highly recommended.
Bill è un host gentile, la casa è molto carina e dotata di tutto, è centralissima. Si possono raggiungere a piedi la stazione degli autobus e (website hidden) siamo trovati bene. Accomodation consigliata. Grazie Bill, ti aspettiamo ora a Milano nella nostra casa!
We had an excellent time staying in The Old Wool Shop. Bill was very friendly and helpful. We really liked having our own place. There were 4 of us so it was a bit tight. Perfect for 2, but four work on a budget. Easy and safe walk to downtown Galway. We rented a car to visit the islands and other sites, easy parking and access to the main roads out of town. Kitchen worked great for us as there was a farmers market one day and grocery store close by. For us this was much better than a hotel!!
Très bel appartement parfait pour 4 personnes et idéalement bien situé pour visiter Galway et ses environs. L'accueil était très bien, bon moment.
About the Host, William
Nous parlons francais ici! Wij spreken Nederlands thuis. I live with my partner Denise in our city centre house in Mill street Galway. I was born here in Galway and having lived away for 20 years in London, returned home over 10 years ago. I worked for many years as a social worker with homeless people but am now retired. One of my main interests is traditional Irish music and I play the guitar and mandola. I also like to sing and play in pub sessions several times a week. I am passionate about sport of all kinds and read the sports page before any national news. I like to travel and have been on holidays to many to many foreign countries all over the world. I have an interest in history in particular, local history. I love meeting people from different countries and cultures and for many years hosted foreign language students in our home. I like to make people feel at home.
Denise hails from the midlands of Ireland. She works as an acupuncturist, massage therapist and Chinese Herbalist. She has lived previously in San Francisco, Brussels and Nanjing China. She has travelled extensively often backpacking and hiking as well as studying Chinese medicine. Sa deuxieme langue est le francais. Haar Nederlands is niet slecht nog niet! She likes to make people feel welcome and loves listening to people's stories.