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300 Year Old Post Office Cottage: Rural Setting Near Historical Town of Portumna

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum 
Cottage
Cottage is in Ballycrissane, Portumna Co Galway Ireland . Rural setting,on small sheep farm.This 300 year old cottage is restored in traditional style, that retain the character of a bygone age.3 star rating.Comfortable accommodation sleeps 4 persons.2 bedrooms , living diningroom with solid fuel stove,Liscannor stone flour, antique dresser.Bathroom with shower and toilet. Separate fully fitted kitchen with electric cooker, micro wave oven ,fridge.Storage heating extra.This is an ideal location for touring part of THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY for example Cliffs of Moher, Burren region.Connemara ,Kylemore Abbey,Ceide Fields in Co Mayo where history comes alive. Local attractions Portumna Castle and gardens,Portumna work house, Marina ,Forest Park with miles of walking trails.Birr Castle and garden...Cottage is in Ballycrissane, Portumna Co Galway Ireland . Rural setting,on small sheep farm.This 300 year old cottage is restored in traditional style, that retain the character of a bygone age.3 star rating.Comfortable accommodation sleeps 4 persons.2 bedrooms , living diningroom with solid fuel stove,Liscannor stone flour, antique dresser.Bathroom with shower and toilet. Separate fully fitted kitchen with electric cooker, micro wave oven ,fridge.Storage heating extra.This is an ideal location for touring part of THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY for example Cliffs of Moher, Burren region.Connemara ,Kylemore Abbey,Ceide Fields in Co Mayo where history comes alive. Local attractions Portumna Castle and gardens,Portumna work house, Marina ,Forest Park with miles of walking trails.Birr Castle and gardens,Clonmacnoise , Slieve Blooms.W alking ,Golfing,Fishing on river Shannon near bye,Water sport, Go Karting,Horse Riding,Tracing Family Roots.Turo pet farm.Lough Derg Drive.Clay Pigeon shooting.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Double2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
lena c
Hosting since February 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsOn guests arrival I will be there to meet and greet.Key will be in door as I live beside cottage.I am available at all time.I will suggest tours for them,.Portumna 5 minutes drive from cottage,a town steeped in history.With pubs cafes and restaurants.Tea and scones on arrival in my house.

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Reviews (19)
Christopher P
Christopher P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Homely cottage in a excellent location
Homely cottage. Great character. Looked after very well by Lena. Superbly located for fantastic sightseeing.
Visited June 2017
Written June 24, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

thorelsebastien
thorelsebastien
Ile-de-France, France1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A very pleasant stay on holiday
We had a magical time in this beautiful region of portumna. Lena gave us a warm welcome and was extraordinary for us throughout the stay, THANK YOU for all Lena and hope to see you soon !
Visited May 2017
Written June 16, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightsee398642
Sightsee398642
Thanks a mil for the brilliant review.Perfect for promoting my cottage.Best wishes Lena.
Written June 18, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jan v
Jan v
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ontzettend leuke Cottage
Het is een echt leuk huisje om een week door te brengen, alles is aanwezig en keurig netjes Lena is ontzettend vriendelijk en behulpzaam, we hebben bij het afscheid bij haar genoten van een Iers ontbijt. een klein minpuntje was de verlichting in de keuken, ze heeft toegezegd hier wat aan te doen en de pannenset wat uit te breiden. In Portumna Forrest kan je schitterend wandelen en in de omgeving overal vissen
Visited June 2016
Written July 15, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightsee398642
Sightsee398642
Thanks for review,delighted you enjoyed our beautiful area,pleasure to accommodate you Lena.
Written July 18, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brigitte G
Brigitte G
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sehr freundlicher Empfang
Das Cottage ist gemütlich, sehr sauber, gut heizbar, verfügt über alles, was man braucht (in der Küche, Waschmaschine/Tumbler, usw.). Wir wurden sehr herzlich empfangen. Wir hatten genügend Freiraum aber ebenfalls das Interesse unserer Landlady an uns, unserem Her-kunftsland und unseren Reisezielen. Wir haben gute Tipps in Bezug auf Besichtigungen erhalten.
Visited June 2016 Travelled with friends
Written July 13, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightsee398642
Sightsee398642
Vielen Dank fuer die freundliche Rueckmeldung. Ich wuerde mich sehr freuen, Sie irgendwann mal wieder in meinem Haus begruessen zu duerfen. Lena Cummins
Written July 16, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Evelyne L
Evelyne L
Cherbourg-Octeville, France18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very lovely cottage
Very lovely cottage in a quiet countryside at only ten minutes from Portumna. A lovely guest, Lena, always ready to help you and to do all what she can for you to enjoy your journey. We’re impatient to come back !…
Visited October 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written December 19, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Pauline H
Pauline H
Rochester, United Kingdom11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Welcome Return
We have stayed with Lena many times and every time she is helpful and friendly, she can't do enough for us. If we ever had any queries she was always happy to help but we never felt as though she intruded on our holiday. As usual, the house was immaculate. Having a burner in the cottage made the house feel warm and cosy, we lit it nearly every night just because it made the house feel homely. We love the peace and quiet of the countryside and the local shop is only a short walk away on country lanes. We visited Portumna and Killimor for something to eat and were impressed with the quality of food. We had our annual trip to Turoe Pet Farm in Bullaun with some cousins and it only cost 75 Euros for 2 adults and 6 children. We spent all day there, until it closed at 7pm, so we definitely had our moneys worth. The food is delicious and very reasonably priced, well worth a visit! We also had a couple of trips into Galway which we thoroughly enjoyed. We will be back again because we love staying in the Old Post Office and Lena makes our stay problem free - a perfect hostess!
Visited August 2015
Written September 14, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nitya2013
Nitya2013
Vancouver, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic and unique step back in time
I happened upon a photo of the Old Post Office cottage when looking for something near the Galway coast and I am so glad to have found it. the cottage was immaculate and Lena was such a wonderful host. She supplied us with breakfast provisions on the spot when she discovered we had not made it to the store, and gave great recommendations about routes, restaurants and sights. The cottage itself was immaculate, and a wonderful step back in time. We loved the chickens! We also really enjoyed Portumna's castle and workhouse, and live music in Terryglass.
Visited July 2015
Written July 31, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Christian M
Christian M
Lyon, France2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Super séjour - Great stay
La propriétaire Lena est une personne adorable, discrète et toujours prête à vous aider. Nous avons passée une semaine des plus agréable dans cet ancien relais de poste situé en pleine campagne et non loin de la ville de Portumna et qui permet de visiter tout l’ouest de l’Irlande (Connemara, falaises de Moher…). Le logement est fonctionnel, très bien décoré et le feu de tourbe le soir dans la cheminée, en prime, un véritable plaisir ! Rien ne manque. Toute ma famille et moi-même nous vous conseillons fortement ce lieu de villégiature, nous reviendrons...! Des visiteurs français The owner Lena is a lovely person, discreet and always ready to help. We spent an enjoyable week in this old post office cottage in the countryside and near the pretty town of Portumna, The accommodation is functional, very well decorated and the evening peat fire in the fireplace, a bonus, a real pleasure! Nothing is missing. All my family and myself we strongly recommend this holiday resort, we will return...! French visitors
Visited July 2015 Travelled with family
Written July 24, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kathleen Q
Kathleen Q
Covington, LA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cute, cozy, quaint, quiet country cottage.
A great place to relax or to use as a day-trip base from which to vacation. Lena is a warm, welcoming hostess with lots of great advice regarding nearby sights and restaurants. The location is very quiet, the beds are comfy and the wood/peat stove adds lots of warmth and charm. The location may be country, but its only about a 10 minute drive to Portumna for shopping, restaurants, pubs, and sight-seeing. We really loved staying here!
Visited June 2015 Travelled with family
Written June 25, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Geornet
Geornet
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely cottage
We have been spending a week in the Old Post Office. When we arrived, a good fire was waiting for us. That was Lena's touch, the owner of the cottage. It was a really nice house for 4 people where everything we needed was here. It was exactly as we saw it on the pictures, an old and lovely cottage. Lena was always here if we needed some help, some advice to visit the country. She prepared a very good dinner for us when we arrived late at night and also our first breakfast as we have had no time to buy something. We will have good memories of the Old Post Office.
Visited August 2014 Travelled with friends
Written August 16, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Additional amenities
  • Boat available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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About the neighbourhood
Situated in peaceful rural settings on a small farm in close proxemity to the River Shannon. An ideal base for anyone planning day-trips to Galway City, the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, Clonmacnoise, Birr Castle and various other locations in Ireland. Situated just 8km from Portumna, a vibrant town which has much to offer the visiting tourist with activities like boat trips, a visit to the workhouse and various scenic routes near Portumna Castle and the Marina. Portumna offers a wide variety of pubs and restaurants of excellent quality including Modena, O'Meara's and The Ferry Inn, La Bouche.
Getting around
car is required to get around.No public transport in Ballycrissane as we are in rural setting.
Access
Car required
How to get there
There are bus trips available from Dublin Airport to Balliansloe on a daily basis, and there are buses available from Shannon Airport to Nenagh, also on a daily basis, however it is extremely advisable to hire a car due to the rural setting.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 a.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
High season July and August 120 euro per night.minimum stay 3 nights

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