6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps a maximum of 13
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
May 26th to June 3rd
Connie was great! She was more then accommodating even when we had three more guests that decided to join us. We enjoyed our stay. Beds were clean and we were able to cook meals for 14 people. One downside is you have to take fast showers or you would run out of hot water. We would stay here again.
Beautiful, One of a Kind experience, in Period Mansion.
We were so excited to find The Ballycumber House available to rent for holiday. I love older homes and manors and the history and stories that come with them. Ballycumber is beautiful inside and out. It catches your heart, from your first glimpse coming up the driveway, no where else compares, especially when your teenagers say, "we get to stay here, all to ourselves?" For a moment we stepped back in time and it was amazing. Ms. Connie is a beautiful soul and she shared her home and memories with us. There is a library full of books to keep you intrigued for hours, there is even one with information on Ballycumber itself. The girls loved the donkeys and the game room in the basement that was originally part of the castle in the 1600s. The river behind the house was beautiful to look at as well as the very old stone Gazebo on the hill which you can read about in one of the books in the library. The beds were very comfortable and rooms very cozy. There is plenty of room for all. The kitchen was perfect and next to it was a laundry with washer and dryer. Thank you Ms. Connie, for everything, I love Ballycumber and it will always have a special place in my heart. Your friends from Kentucky United States of America......The Smiths
Hello Paul and Tracie ,and thank you for you lovely review and thanks so much for visiting Ballycumber House,
I hope you enjoyed your visit to Galway ,the Cliffs of Moher and the Dublin experience,the Irish weather could have been better for you but it does have its moments,
Thanks again for your visit ,and your kind comments,
We had so much fun at this stunning country mansion at the kick off of our trip. It comfortably fit all 13 of us, and was a true experience in the gorgeous Irish countryside. Just an hour and a half (on the train located just 3 miles away) from both Galway and Dublin, it was a perfect location for us to see as much as possible during our 3 nights at Ballycumber house. All of us agreed that Connie was the best part of the whole experience. She was knowledgeable and helpful, and extremely passionate about the former castle turned home that has been in her family for generations. She even made sure we had reached our next destination safely. If you keep in mind that this is a unique experience and not a 5 star hotel (plumbing and electric were added well after the construction of the house) then you will not be disappointed! I would definitely send anyone headed to Ireland to stay in Connie’s beautiful home.
Three weeks at Ballycumber House
Words are barely adequate to describe my “house party” at Ballycumber House. To celebrate a big “0” birthday, I decided to rent a big house and invite my friends and family to join me. Over the course of 3 weeks, 20 people came and went, and the house handled us all, even the night we had 15 for dinner!
Connie is an absolute delight, and I am so glad I got a chance to know her. She is incredibly responsive, and her gracious warm welcome set the tone for our stay. The house became our home, and the perfect base for day trips all over the country. I was surprised at how much there was to see and do just within a short drive, and we loved exploring the Clara Bog.
I hired a private chef, and when we returned from our excursions, there was coffee, tea and some little tasty treat waiting for us, along with the turf fire. Chef Chris prepared remarkable food in the small kitchen, and no one had to argue about who was going to shop, cook, and clean up after.
If you are looking for a centrally-located house, you can’t do better than Ballycumber House. It never felt too small, but when our numbers dwindled, it never felt too large either. The donkeys and the ponies grazing in the front pasture were delightful, too. The house (built as a castle in 1627) overlooks a 5,000-year-old ford and trade route, and is the starting point for a pilgrim walk to Clonmacnoise. How fun is that! Stay here. You will not be disappointed.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review it was a pleasure to have you and all your friends and delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.
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.
Thank you so much Rebecca, l am delighted you enjoyed your stay at Ballycumber House.
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!!!
Ballycumber House is situated in the village of Ballycumber which is just seven kilometres from the M.6 Dublin Galway motorway,and approx ten minutes drive from the town of Moate,twenty minutes drive from Tullamore and likewise from Athlone,which is often described as the centre of Ireland
Other Activities: pony treaking , nature study.