Unique, secluded accommodation in a rural setting 2.5 km from city centre
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
A wonderful location and beautiful remodeled barn accommodation! 4 sisters enjoyed 4 nights in the Swallow Loft!! Thank you Peggy and Tony for an amazing visit
Wonderful, charming and comfortable. Thank you!
Lovely Rural Setting in Galway
Peggy and Tony were gracious and very helpful hosts. Property renovations were beautiful and amenities were plentiful. Loved being greeted by Molly the horse. Truly a lovely experience.
The property is beautiful and close to everything. Tony was an excellent help. We would love to visit again.
The best stay in Galway!!
The pictures tell all and the home is even better in person! We visited Galway to tour the beautiful countryside and this home was the perfect place for the experience! It is everything Peggy describes and more! I can't wait to visit again soon!
If you are planning on visiting Galway City, but are also keen to enjoy a bit of 'down-time' in a rural setting- then this property is definitely for you. Located only 2 miles from the centre of Galway City this property is perfect both for those wishing to enjoy a city break, as well as day-tripping to Connemara, The Burren - or perhaps doing a bit of fishing on Lough Corrib.
'The Swallow Loft ' is half of an old stone barn conversion located in what was once the working farmyard of Leitriff House. Between Galway City and Lough Corrib this property offers both privacy and comfort. Within one mile there are shops where provisions can be obtained such as; groceries, video rentals, health foods, pharmaceuticals... and two miles; restaurants, cafés, pubs, shops, galleries, cinemas, golfing, horseback riding, swimming, beach, lake- and much more.
This unique holiday accommodation is a unique combination of creating a contemporary space within a vernacular building unique to the west of Ireland. This granite stone farm building dates from the early 1800s.
Other Activities: Historic tours (walking and bus), Many festivals including, Galway Arts Festival, Galway Oyster Festival, Galway Race Week, Cuirt Poetry Festival
About Peggy McConnell
Tony, my husband, and I are both Graphic designers. We bought Leitriff House and its farmyard and over 30 years ago. It was in a terrible state and both the main house and the barn required total restoration. We have over the past few years shared our property with visitors from all over the world. This has proved a great success as we have had the opportunity to meet such lovely people. We do our best to make guest feel welcome and comfortable and help with any requests. We live in the main house so we are always available when required. We respect your need for privacy and will ensure that is not compromised in any way.
Peggy McConnell purchased this Barn in 1988
Why Peggy McConnell chose Galway
The Swallow Loft is a place which offers you privacy, relaxation, comfort - all in a very unique environment. This is a genuine 1840s West of Ireland stone barn - but with all the comforts of contemporary modern living - comfortable beds after long flights, power showers, warm and dry - and plenty of space to come home to after day trips to Connemara, The cliffs of Moher or some serious s hopping in Galway. Galway City centre is less than 2 miles down the hill for dining, shopping, entertainment... as well as its location on Galway Bay. If you prefer not to take the car - there are plenty of taxis to take you into town for a meal or nights entertainment and then deliver you home safe and sound. Go West - Connemara - Beaches, mountains.... Go South - The Burren and County Clare with The Cliffs of Moher... Go to Sea - The Aran Islands- cycling, exploring...
What makes this Barn unique
We have over 125 5-star reviews on our property that tell our guests experience of staying at our property. Unique and comfortable - a home from home for anyone visiting Galway. It is important to us that our visitors to leave here with great memories - and smiling.