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