Ballycumber House

Ballycumber House, County Offaly, Ireland
From: €1,295 weeklySleeps: 13Bedrooms: 6Bathrooms: 6
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Ballycumber House: Offaly

Experience the beauty and elegance of a bygone age at the charming 4 star approved country mansion, originally built as a castle, in 1627 and converted to a dwelling in 1748.

Set in its own mature woodlands, with private access to the tranquil River Brosna overlooking a peaceful country village, right in the heart of Ireland. Just 80 kilometres from Dublin and Galway, adjacent to the N6 motorway.

A historic house in a peaceful setting adjacent to many of the midlands famous heritage and tourism attractions Clonmacnoise is just a short drive, likewise Durrow abbey and the shrine of St manchan crafted at Clonmacnoise is situated in the local parish church at Boher,

Telephone and fax facilities, open fires and TV in all bedrooms, 3 lavishly furnished reception rooms, fully equipped games rooms, beautiful rock gardens, riverside walks and your very own watch tower, bicycles available, golfing, superb network of golf courses within 12 kilometres, fishing, private fishing on the estate, Shannon and Grand Canal within 10 kilometres, equestrian, excellent facilities nearby, walking, excellent walks nearby, pubs and good restaurants.

Golf can be arranged for your added enjoyment at Mount Temple Golf Club just a short drive away,for details and to view the facilities please ask us for the website address.

The property is just a short distance from the ancient monastic site of Clonmacnoise ,and is adjacent to other popular tourist attractions, An Dun Museum, Lockes Distillery, Tullamore Dew Heritage centre and the bog rail tours are all just a short drive away. Birr Castle and Belvedere House and gardens are within forty minutes drive.

This property is an ideal venue for touring the Irish countryside, all areas of the country can be reached on a day visit.

There are excellent bus connections to Dublin and Galway, and the train station is just three miles, taxi services are available in the village.
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Rebecca W.
April - 2018
"Lovely house in perfect location" The house suited our needs and had everything we required, even a little play room for my daughter! The location was perfect as we were able to travel to different places in Ireland. The local shop/pub/coffee shop was lovely and the people were very welcoming and as it was in walking distance from the house it was the perfect place to stock up.
Beverley Fannon Barnett - USA
March - 2018
Wonderful place to stay. Centrally located so we were able to access all 4 compass points in Ireland, each being less than a day's drive. The house is large and lovely, and has more than enough amenities for a true Irish experience. I really can't say enough about Ms. Connie. What an amazing lady! She goes above and beyond for her tenants without being intrusive. She felt like family to us! Thank you so much for a perfect stay. Much love, from your Texas "Yanks". Lol
Ellen Fogarty
March - 2017
"Awesome place, amazing experience!" We were a group of 10 adults plus a 10 month old traveling around Ireland, some of us for the first time and others, like me, traveling the Emerald Isle for the 4th time. I wanted a place centralized for part of our trip and Ballycumber was the best choice I could've made! Connie was wonderful from the very start and really showed she cared about her guests. This house is so amazing and the grounds are beautiful. The location is perfect, easy to find and super close to 2 great pubs! Gav and James were just as wonderful as Connie in making us all feel welcome! We came during a rather cold couple of days, it even snowed a bit! But we still loved the old feel of this house and really appreciated the fireplace in the main living room. Connie welcomed us early on our arrival day since our intercontinental flight got in at 5 am. Showed us around and gave us the history of the house. Just an absolutely amazing experience! Tons of room for all of us. Would love to stay again someday! Thank you so much Connie!!!
janet n - USA
June - 2016
Lovely old home in the center of Ireland We stayed at Ballycumber House in June/July. It is an easy 70 minute drive from Dublin, mostly on the M4/M6. First, the house is enormous, larger than you might think from the description. Our family of seven occupied only a few of the bedrooms. It is very homey and comfortable, with nice, firm beds, good heating (LOL-irish summers), and large bathrooms. We spent many hours hanging out in (one of the!) living rooms by the peat fireplace, enjoyed cooking in the modern kitchen, playing pool in the games room, or tennis. There is a lovely rock garden, picnic table, and nice walk by the river at the foot of the garden. A five minute walk down the drive brings you to the village, two nearby pubs (limited food but great beer selection), and grocery (Gussies has everything you could need). We drove to Tara and Newgrange, to Galway and Cliffs of Moher, and to Dublin, in an hour, so day trips are easy. There are many whisky distilleries (Tullymore Dew!), monuments (Clonmacnoise is lovely), and small towns in a five to ten mile drive. What we loved: the roominess and just sheer loveliness of the house (have a Downton Abby fantasy-this will give you some idea of what it was like to live in a period house), the location (nice village and people, close to tourist areas for day trips), and of course Connie, who gives you a full introduction to the house and makes sure you are comfortable. She is a great host. Ballycumber House is an old home, so you will need to adjust to turning on heaters one hours in advance for the bath water, taking a bath (no showers), sometimes being chilly on a damp night (turn on the radiators-they work well). If you prefer city life, this is a country home. We genuinely loved the Irish countryside, the privacy, and the comfort of Ballycumber. We WILL be back to stay again.
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  • Property Features
  • From: €1,295 weekly
  • Charming country mansion
  • Set in its own mature woodlands
  • Originally a castle dating from 1627
  • Private access to River Brosna
  • Three lavishly furnished reception rooms
  • Open fires & TV in all bedrooms
  • Beautiful rock gardens, riverside walks
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