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Newly refurbished farmhouse situated in a quiet location where you can relax and enjoy a tranquil rural setting in the heart of the country. With spacious grounds and farmland / forestry access to enjoy!
Barbersfort is a small sheep farm with extensive young forestry where you can experience a growing natural habitat for wildlife. Feel free to wander around and enjoy quiet country walks! The nearest pubs / shops / PO are located in a 30mins walk or 5 min drive, in Barnaderg.
Tuam is 10 mins drive away and Galway 30 mins drive (Galway Races 25 mins). The Cottage serves as a good base for visiting Connemarra and other parts of Galway/Mayo.
The property consists of two bedrooms (first floor) 1 double/1 twin, a kitchen with electric cooker and fridge, a dining room with open fire and satelite TV, a lounge with open fire/TV,satelite tv and dvd player, a utility room with washing machine and bathroom with bath and electric shower. A 5th person can be accomodated with a sofa in the lounge. There's a BBQ and outdoor furniture and lots of outdoor space (great to be outside with private views of farm on a sunny day!)
There is also mobile internet which can connect one than more device.
We've got a solid fuel (wood/turf supplied) and oil fired central heating.
All linen, duvets, towels and and kitchen equipment are provided.
There is lots of parking.
Your pets are welcome and access is protected from the road.
Barbersfort Farmhouse Manual
The 3 bins in the kitchen can be used for:
1. non-recycleable rubbish (black)
2. recycleables (yellow) - plastic containers, milk cartons, toilet rolls, tins, drink cans, glass etc.
3, compostable food waste (green) - fruit/veg peelings, teabags, egg shells, kitchen roll etc (but no cooked food/meat or
bones - this is rubbish).
When these are full:
1. non-recycleable rubbish - please put in black bin liners and store in garage in black dustbin.
2, recycleables (yellow) - please put in green drum in garage.
3. compostable food waste - please put in green composter behind wall; if this full please put in green bags in garage.
Ensure light switch is on outside bathroom. Boiler does not need to be on for shower hot water.
Making a Fire
Both fireplaces can be used for an open fire.
Either turf/wood from the garage can be used.If more wood is needed you can get more from the shed.
The easist way to start a fire it to use firelogs simailar to what was provided (just need to light these).
Please dont make the fire too high in case the chimney catches fire!
Please ensure the fireguards are placed in front of the fireplaces especially at night after use.
The waste ashes can be placed in the metal bucket in the garage. If this gets full you can just spread the ashes around the
green space beside the house where the apple tress are.
Central Heating/hot Water
The oil boiler has been set to turn on 8-9am and 6-8pm each day for both heating and hot water.
For heating outside these hours, just turn the boiler on in the back kitchen by setting the 2nd switch from 'timed' to '24HR'
The temp can be adjusted with a control beside this switch.
**** Please turn off when not required especially when you are out and overnight ****
For hot water only outside these hours you can turn on the immersion heater which is a switch to the right of the boiler on
the wall. Just move switch to 'constant' and a small orange light should light.
**** Please switch back to 'timed 0n/off once water is heated to turn off (about 15min for normal use). ****
(NB. Shower does not need to have either boiler or immersion heater on).
Ensure the light switch to the right of the cooker is lit when using the appliance.
Please can the fridge freezer be firmly shut at its easy to leave it a bit ajar.
Ensure the light switch above the washing machine is on when using the (website hidden)
Both Tvs just haave Irish domestic channels (RTE1, RTE2, TV3, TNG4)
The TV in the lounge has a DVD player attached.
The router should be on in upstairs double bedroom (should say connected on LED display - if not please restart).
You should be able to connect wirelessly from any enabled device.
Network SSID is Barbersfort (password is also barbersfort).
BBQ is in the garage.
BBQ tongs etc are in the backkitchen cupboard under the sink.
Outdoor table is in the garage.
Outdoor chairs are in the shed.
Walking in fields / forestry.
Please take care when climbing over gate to walk in forestry area.
Care should be taken as the ground is uneven in places.
Please wear suitable footwear and clothing especially when the weather is wet.
Please close farmgate on returning.
Please can outside lighting be switched off when retiring.
Please contact me in case of questions/problems
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**** What to do around Galway/Mayo ****
heres just a few ideas for seeing things within Galway/Mayo.
1. Croagh Patrick - strenuous hill climb - drive to westport (1 hour drive from farm). - 3-4 hrs up and down. Amazing views.
(have to pay for parking).
2. Connemarra National Park - Diamond Hill - Great hill walk - 3 hours up and down - Amazing views - free to enter/park
3. Clifden Sky Road drive (amazing views), Kylemore Abbey, Leenane, Innagh Valley,
both 2 and 3 are all in connemarra (to get there Tuam, then Headford, then Cong).
You could maybe do all in one daybut need early start! some amazing drives and views in connemara.
4. Ashford Castle in Cong - lovely village. lovely grounds, nice forestry around Cong. Just park in Cong and walk around the
village and to the Caste which is now a luxury hotel
5. Lovely Abbey near Abbey village that noone ever goes to. (2 miles from farm). get to it from N63 just down from the
6. Ross Errilly Friary - interesting abbey in Headford
7. Red gap pub is pretty good in Barnaderg. Great pubs / night out in Galway city.
Bridget let us into her house with very little notice as the previous house we had booked was not habitable.
As soon as I emailed Bridget she contacted me straight away and said her house would be ready for us in a few hours, this was a great relief as we had been travelling for 20 hours.
The house is wonderful, its like a home, everything you need, cosy, well equipped and the perfect location.
A real home from home with a very helpful owner.
Thank you for helping us out so quickly with everything, you saved us.
Warm, comfortable and peaceful. A delightful place to stay and regenerate. Bridget was easy to communicate with and was quick to reply despite our last minute requests.
House is located in very nice and quiet area. It is lovley place to stay and take deep breath after city rush and noise. We been never meet Bridget but she was allways ready with any help if needed. I have to recomend her as very professional and reliable person.
We loved our stay in Bridget's farmhouse. The house is exactly what we were after and in a peaceful location. We enjoyed being able to cook dinner, eat in the dining room and then retire to the lounge room. This is an excellent location for exploring Galway and surrounding areas.
We were unable to meet Bridget and her son Paul, but they were constantly available when needed.
Nelson, the horse, was an excellent bonus!
very nice two bedroom house with well appointed kitchen. Spacious. In the country, with sheep and horse as neighbours. Need a car.
What a wonderful place to stay.
We loved it and would want to move in anytime.
Our best spot in Ireland.
Wonderful house, lots of room.
Almost on top of a hillside, fantastic view, with sheep all around and Sandy the Poney on site (our daughter was pleased to give it water every day).
Friendly hosts. It was a perfect relaxing vacation.
Also great location to drive to Galway (but be patient; often traffic jams), Connemara, Cliffs of Moher, etc.
We loved our stay and were sad to have move on!
Note that it's tricky to get there; make sure you bring pictures of the house and the name of the hosts (as Fahy is known by locals).
This is what we hoped the cottage would be like - very Irish, very original. It was located in the middle of fields (there were sheep on the field behind the house) and we lit a turf fire in one of the two fireplaces every evening, which made it very cosy. There was plenty of turf in the garage. We could wash our clothes in the modern washer and we used the cottage as a base camp for multiple day trips to Galway and other locations nearby.
I live near Galway city but have spent a lot of time refurbushing the family farmhose in North Galway.
My son Paul and daugher Louise help me with organising bookings so the chances are you will be dealing with them.
I hope you will enjoy staying there as much as we do!