Large and cosy lounge with real fire, top of the range internet TV & XBOX with netflix etc, corner sofa and armchairs. Exterior, recently painted.
Exclusive, stunning, 5 star haven. Kinvara, Galway
Exclusive, stunning, 5 star haven. Kinvara, Galway
14 guests
6 bedrooms
9 beds
4 baths
14 guests
6 bedrooms
9 beds
4 baths
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Normangrove sleeps 14 and is a stunning 4 bedroomed house & 2 bedroomed cottage, just 3 miles from the colourful & musical village of Kinvara on the Wild Atlantic Way & 30 minutes from Galway City. Normangrove is set in beautiful private grounds with large gardens. Finished to the highest standard, Normangrove has fantastic views of the mountains, cosy living areas, real fires, an entertaining room & outside decks. Perfect for family gatherings, retreats, corporate getaways, couples and friends.

The space

Normangrove has been described as 'a slice of heaven'. It is a haven and fantastic family environment, in the heart of the famous Burren landscape on the Wild Atlantic Way. Only 3 miles from the village and its numerous pubs, cafes and restaurants and 30 minutes to the vibrant city of Galway, Normangrove offers the opportunity to get away from it all yet be close to everything. The location is perfect for exploring the west of Ireland.

There is a stunning, large four bedroomed main house and a separate 2 bedroomed guest house, with its own kitchen and living area. Both houses are finished to an incredible standard and offer privacy, beautiful views, fantastic living spaces and relaxation.

In the main house there are solid oak floors throughout, real peat fires, airy bedrooms, a large farmhouse kitchen and utility room, large but cosy living room, chill out area, desk and wifi printer, and an entertaining room with a bar. Normangrove also has a large balcony from the master bedroom and outside patio and furniture, with a large garden and fruit trees, surrounded by fields and places to walk or cycle.

The house is within easy distance of Kinvara, Dunguaire Castle, Traught Beach, Fanore Beach, Galway city, Bunratty Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Ballyvaughan and Doolin (which has ferries to the Aran Islands). The closest airport is Shannon (35 minutes).

The house has everything you need from a home away from home with highest quality furnishings, wifi, large smart internet enabled TV, DVDs, XBOX, board games, books and Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels.

We are fully equipped for infants and children, with travel cots (x2), high chairs (x2) , toddler steps for the sink, potty and infant/toddler plastic plates and cups. There is a also a small slide in the garden, DVDs, books and toys for kids and of course a large garden to play in.

You are welcomed personally to the house and greeted with some goodies and essentials, including milk, tea, coffee and cooking essentials.

There are 3 levels in the house with 3 bedrooms on the first floor (1 master with ensuite, 1 twin and 1 double) and an additional double room and chill area on the top floor with a fold down bed. There is a private deck from the master bedroom that has stairs leading to the garden, perfect for enjoying a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine.

There is ample parking on site.

The entertaining room has a wonderful atmosphere with double doors to the garden and space for adults to enjoy music with piano, guitar, and a log /peat burning stove. The entertaining room is complete with a bar and we provide wine for you to enjoy with our compliments. Comfy armchairs and plenty of bar stools make this a great room for relaxing in the evening. Please note, there is no smoking anywhere in the house, including the entertaining room. There is also a stereo, where you can plug in your own music from your tablet or phone and it is also connected to Sonos entertainment system, with speakers throughout the house.

There are 2 bathrooms in the main house and a WC, including a large en-suite shower with power shower in the master bedroom, a large family bathroom with extra large bath and power shower and a downstairs toilet.

The kitchen has all the utensils you need, unique and high quality crockery, a large fridge/feezer and top of the range washing machine and tumble dryer and a rangemaster/ AGA cooker. There is a large kitchen table and double doors lead to the patio.

The patio has solid garden furniture and there is a BBQ for guests to enjoy some outdoor living.

Across the patio is the Guesthouse, providing an additional 2 bedrooms.
One large master bedroom with fantastic views and a deck with access to the garden straight from the bedroom. This deck gets the sun in the evening and is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the uninterrupted views to the mountains.

There is also a twin room with 2 full sized, incredibly comfortable single beds.
There is a family bathroom with power shower and jacuzzi bath.

The Guesthouse also has a cosy living room with real fire stove and an open plan dining kitchen, flat screen TV with Apple TV and netflix etc, Hifi and numerous DVDS, books and boardgames for your enjoyment.

The Guesthouse has walnut floors throughout and is spacious and comfortable.

The Guesthouse has access to the garage. As there are numerous local beaches and watersports pursuits in the area, we have provided wetsuits in the garage for your use in various sizes including kids. We do ask that after use, you rinse them out with the hose in the garden and hang them back up in the garage to dry.

Normangrove is our home and we hope you have a wonderful time here and make yourselves at home. We would respectfully ask that you look after the house as if it were your own.

Guest access

Guests have full, private access to both the main house and the cottage and the extensive garden.

Interaction with guests

Guests will be greeted in person and essentials such as tea, coffee, milk are all provided as well as some wine. There are shampoos, soap, shower gels, washing powder and all you need to make yourselves at home. When Neil and I are not available, we have a wonderful lady called Mary who is on hand to answer any questions and show you round the property.

Other things to note

The Burren is an area of limestone pavement and green valleys where many visit to enjoy the wonderful walks and landscape. There are also beach and shore walks nearby. Other activities include horse riding, golf (there is a beautiful 18 hole, championship Golf Course that is open to the public) fishing (you may require your own rods), hiking, paddle boarding, surfing, boat trips and cycling. There is lots of sight seeing in the area, including Dunguaire Castle, Bunratty Castle, The Cliffs of Moher, Ailwee caves and falconry centre and Coole Park. Kinvara boasts a number of excellent bars with frequent music sessions with some of Ireland's most talented musicians. There are also several great restaurants and seafood restaurants nearby. The vibrant city of Galway is only half an hour away.

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Free parking on premises

Extra people $30 / night after 8 guests
Cleaning Fee $267
Security Deposit $1031
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Bedroom 5
1 king bed
Bedroom 6
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

- No Parties or Events, maximum 14 people (There is also 2 travel cots for infants).

- 3 day minimum booking from May - Sept

- PETS: considered by request only but must not be allowed upstairs or on the furniture and poops outside must be cleaned up and disposed of. Dogs must not be left in the house unattended and a maximum of 2 dogs.

- SMOKING: Strictly no smoking inside. You are welcome to smoke outside but please remove all evidence of smoking outside.

SAFETY: Infants should be supervised on the top floor of the house (steep stairs). There is a gate provided. Fire blankets, fire extinguishers etc are all provided.

Fires: Fires and candles should not be left unattended. Both fires take logs or peat, not coal and the stoves must be kept closed to avoid sparks in the cottage and bar.
No candles in the bedrooms.

ENTERTAINING ROOM: There is a piano and a guitar which you are welcome to use.

Please leave the house tidy after use, clearing up dishes etc.

Normangrove is our family home and we would like you to make yourself at home and enjoy your stay but please be respectful of the house and treat it well.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay.
From May 1 - Aug 31, 2018 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

8 Reviews

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Yassin User Profile
July 2017
PERFECT home, ABSOLUTELY stunning and HIGHLY recommended! Fiona's home is ABSOLUTELY stunning! The decor is exquisite and the home is immaculate inside. The photos and description of the home online are very consistent with the actual home; it is incredibly homey and welcoming. Fiona and her husband Neil are EXCEPTIONAL hosts. They welcomed us with wine, guiness, sodas, fresh eggs for breakfast, salami, milk, and a pie. They kept in touch with us via text during our stay to ensure that all was well with our stay. They provided us with ample information on places to dine and visit. We couldn't be happier with our choice to stay at Normangrove. Upon our arrival into Kinvara, my family and I were received by a wonderful lady named Mary who helps with the upkeep of the home and also receives guests of Norman grove when Fiona and Neil are out of town. Mary is an absolute delight! She was welcoming, kind, and very helpful. She is just a wonderful and sweet person plus she is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the area. I highly recommend Fiona and Neil's home to anyone. I will add a little side note that the location of the home is a bit secluded but I absolutely loved it. I was looking to unplug for a few days from the hype of big city living and the home was the perfect location for it. My family and I stayed in their big house for five days and it was spacious enough for all six of us. Thank you for your kind hospitality and accommodation Fiona and Neil. We had an outstanding stay!
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Response from Fiona And Neil:
Thank you so much, Yassin. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Ireland. It was a pleasure to host you and your family.
July 2017

Ryan User Profile
July 2017
Fiona and Neil have a beautiful and comfortable house and guest house in the countryside just outside Kinvarra. We had an amazing time at their place and hope to return some day. We highly, highly recommend this place, especially for families. Both houses were clean, comfortable, and had everything our families needed. This was a great place for kids given the toys, DVDs, board games, and video games available and the beautiful grounds outside. We also loved hanging out in the large kitchen or the special bar room. The town of Kinvarra is very close by and has restaurants, a grocery store, coffee cafes, and a cute Farmers Market on Fridays which we took advantage of. We used the home as a base for day trips to sites like the Cliffs of Moher and sites throughout the Burren region nearby. The personalized check-in was easy and was a very helpful introduction, and the welcome snacks provided were an especially warm welcome.
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Response from Fiona And Neil:
Thanks very much, Ryan! We're delighted you all had such a good time.
July 2017

Corey User Profile
June 2017
What a place! I highly recommend- beautiful , spotless and wonderful house and great location. PERFECT for families. We can't wait to be back!

Jean User Profile
June 2017
NormanGrove in Kinvara is a beautiful house with everything you need to hand. There is a lovely sense of home about it. Plenty of space, every mod con, beautiful surroundings, very quiet but not to far from the town of Kinvara. It's well worth a visit I would give it 10 out of 10 Jean Archbold
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Response from Fiona And Neil:
Thank you very much, Jean. It was a pleasure to host you and your family.
June 2017

Valerie User Profile
May 2017
This house was one of the best holiday homes I have stayed in, many could take a leaf out of their book! The house is just beautiful, warm and welcoming. There was everything you could want. We were three couples with children and this house was ideal. Loads of space, toys, dvds, space, wet suits, high chair, great gardens. The hosts were very generous and trusting with all they left at our disposal. The house was spotless with a lovely welcome of brown bread, olives, eggs, ham and wine by lovely Mary who showed us around and explained how everything worked. The sitting room with bar was fantastic, one of our group played the piano so we had a great sing song. There were plenty of towels, tea towels, candles etc at our disposal and that was also what was so nice about this house, hosts were not scrimping! The house was a short drive to Gort and Kinvara. Would highly recommend renting this house and we will be back again! Really fabulous place.
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Response from Fiona And Neil:
We're delighted you had such a great time and thanks so much for your kind words and for choosing to book Normangrove. We hope to welcome you back soon. Very best wishes Fiona & Neil
May 2017

Chloe User Profile
November 2014
Thank you so much! We had the most amazing time! Playing board games and drinking delicious red wine! Your house is gorgeous even more beautiful in real life! Loved it so much thank you and we will definitely be back :)
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Response from Fiona And Neil:
Thanks very much.Delighted you had such a great time. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Neil and Fiona
November 2014

Laura User Profile
November 2014
Fiona and Neils house is absolutely stunning and a beautiful surrounding for a dinner party with friends. The house was extremely comfortable and my friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Normangrove. The house was so comfortable we managed to sleep in past the check out time! Sorry Fiona! :) Kinvara is such a beautiful quaint little village and I would recommend Fiona and Neils home to anyone visiting Kinvara or surrounding areas. Fiona was the perfect host and her home is a beautiful special place full of good energy. I cant recommend Normangrove enough. Thank you Fiona.

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Fiona And Neil User ProfileFiona And Neil is a superhost.

We are a married couple with children and work in the watersports industry and filmmaking business. We live between Ireland and Scotland and love both countries. It is wonderful to share our knowledge with guests on the area and provide a 5 star service to ensure you have the best experience at your home from home.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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