About this listing
Cosy 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's Cosy farmhouse was a great place to stay for our short visit in Ireland. The house was exactly as the photos showed and although we did not meet Bridget in person , as she was on holidays, she made sure the house was cleaned and prepared by her neighbour. I definitely recommend this place for anyone wanting to stay near Galway.
Ein gemütliches Haus in einer idyllischen Landschaft, leider konnten wir Bridget nicht persönlich kennenlernen. Wir konnten aber jederzeit alle Fragen per mail mit Bridget klären. Im Haus selber ist alles vorhanden, eine Familie hat ausreichend Platz. Wer Ruhe und Abgeschiedenheit sucht ist hier genau richtig, die Ausflugsziele gut erreichbar, vielen Dank Bridget.
Our host could not greet us, but had arranged for a neighbour to welcome us. Christina was so lovely, she opened up the house and showed us around. She even started two turf fires for us in the dining room and the lounge room which made the cosy cottage extra cosy for us. The amenities were good, and any issues we had Christina put right in her light and friendly way. The location was perfect for our visit to the local area for family history research at Mountbellew. We enjoyed seeing the black faced sheep in the adjacent paddock as well. Wifi was good.
We travelled to Ireland for a golf competition at Tuam Golf Club. This wonderful house was not only an ideal location... peaceful, spacious, clean... it made our week-long stay so easy. Everything was to hand and the "extra" touches (loo rolls, kitchen basics, shower gel, etc) were so appreciated. The house is nestled in the beautiful Irish countryside, with sheep as quiet neighbours! The few queries we had were immediately responded to and I cannot recommend this property enough!
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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.
About the Host, Bridget
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!