'Boreen' is a cosy, handcrafted cabin hidden in the hills with uninterrupted tranquility & stunning views of the countryside. The entire cabin has been custom-designed and built to give you a completely unique and incredibly special experience. Just a ten-minute drive from the hugely popular twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina, Boreen feels a world away while on the doorstep of exploration.
Bright, modern apartment within walking distance of Killaloe town, it overlooks a marina and Lough Derg on the River Shannon. The apartment is spacious, with two bedrooms one of which has an ensuite bathroom. The main living area is open plan overlooking the marina with private access to the marina through double doors with an outdoor dining area and BBQ for when the sun shines. The apartment is a stones throw from restaurants, bars, shops in the picturesque towns of Killaloe and Ballina.
Bright modern studio, in a rural setting surrounded by dairy farms, it overlooks the beautiful Lough Derg the River Shannon’s pleasure lake. Killaloe Ballina is considered among Ireland’s most picturesque towns, the small towns are linked by a 300-year-old arch stone bridge and can trace their history back to the 10th century. It is the birthplace of Brian Boru High King of Ireland. The area offers many leisure activities including, fishing (guided trips are available) sailing, walking, cycling (bike hire available) and golf. Our local park has an open-air heated swimming pool (summer months only) with free outdoor gym facilities. The towns enjoy a popular restaurant scene ranging from Bistros to traditional Irish, Italian, Chinese and Indian. There is a lively pub scene with evenings of traditional Irish music and some dancing. We are well served with a local Italian deli/coffee bar, bakers, butcher, organic & health food shop, and supermarket. The Sunday Farmers market is a wonderful source for fresh produce, bread, cakes, meat, vegetables, cheese. I provide a welcome pack of provisions which includes Tea, Coffee, Cereals, homemade soda Bread, Butter and homemade preserves. The kitchen also has the basic essentials sugar, salt pepper, oils etc Depending on the season fresh vegetables/salads are available from the garden Towels, linen, hairdryer & iron provided. The apartment is open plan, with a mezzanine bedroom (at the top only some ducking required for those 6ft or more to negotiate stairs.) the area includes a double bed, with lots of space for clothes, which also doubles up as a perfect spot for a baby cot. From your bed, you have delightful views of the garden and across the lake to the Clare Hills. The Ground floor has a spacious shower and toilet. The main living/dining area has double doors leading onto a conservatory overlooking the garden & lake which is set up with a small table & chairs. Outside of this, you have your own decking area with garden furniture, possible a hammock perfect for daydreaming and star gazing. The open plan fitted kitchen has a Cooker, Hob, Fridge, Freezer & Microwave, with plenty of food preparation equipment and utensils. There is WiFi, TV & DVD player with a small selection of DVD’d. Books and magazine are also available. The washing machine is in the utility room of the main house and is shared. The garden is spacious with ample seating/lounging & dining facilities. Use of BBQ equipment. Cold bags, flasks, folding chairs etc available for away day excursions and picnics. The distance from the house to the bridge which is the centre of the towns is one mile, it's an easy walk, for the first part of the walk you are on a country road, sharing it with local traffic - cars, vans and farm machinery - after a half a mile you reach footpaths. I recommend wearing a high viz jacket, I have these available. Please note that the price quoted is for 1 person there is an additional charge for a 2nd person. Rural Ireland has limited public transport, a car is advisable especially for shorter stays and if you are wishing to do away trips. For Killaloe/ Ballina take Junction 27 off the M7 motorway. The M7 links Dublin (2.5 hrs) & Limerick (30 minutes). Sat Nav (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Shannon airport is 45 minutes away/58km by motorway. Dublin Airport has direct motorway access and can be reached in around 2 hours There is plenty of parking. Well behaved pets are welcome by prior arrangement, the garden is large and secure. I have two dogs a whippet and a cheeky energetic spaniel mix. Heating is by oil fired central heating and will be charged for accordingly at the end of the stay, it is very reasonable. See house rules. (website hidden) (website hidden) (website hidden) (website hidden)
“לאחר שהותנו השנייה עם מרי ואן, אנו בהחלט מרגישים כחלק מהמשפחה. אהבתם לכלבים מדבקת, ואנחנו חולקים את ההתלהבות שלהם מהגורים. קילאלו-בלינה אינה תיירותית קשה או ידועה לרוב המטיילים, אך זהו חלק עיקרי מהערעור שלה. Lough Derg יפהפה, ומרי נשקף נוף מצוין עליה ועל הגבעות שמסביב. טיולים טובים שופעים באזור זה ויש טרקים טובים משני צידי האגם. הסטודיו עצמו מתוכנן היטב, מאובזר, עם נגיעות עכשוויות נהדרות, וכשהשמש זורחת האור בא בחלונות הרחבים הוא נפלא. אולי ייקח זמן עד שסוזן ואני נוכל לחזור, אך כשאנחנו נוסעים שוב לאירלנד, התחנה המסבירת פנים של מרי תהיה בטוחה חלק ממסלול הטיול שלנו.”