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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Tulla, County Clare

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katrina27...
Co Clare
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Luxury hideaway.”
Reviewed November 7, 2016 for a stay in November 2016
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Outstanding. Only problem with this superb rental is that i didnt want to leave! Spotless welcoming and homely. The owners friendly cats were a lovely bonus for my girls . Tulla village has everything you could need grocery wise. But you wont need the essentials as Tricia the owner has thought of everything including scones and jam. Beautiful stove with turf and logs provided. An abundance of books and games for the children. Fabulous hot tub is a unique point and so relaxing. Perfect base to enjoy all family day outs co clare has to offer. I stayed in november and the house is super warm. House is not overlooked and is nice and private.

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nlilly
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic accommodation for families and a great home-base for day trips”
Reviewed April 20, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by the owner and shown around the farmhouse. The house had everything a family (we have three boys 6,4 and a toddler) could need and basic pantry items were provided (and fresh scones with jam!). We spent most days taking a morning trip to visit all the great places nearby (Bunratty Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Craggaunowen, Quin Abbey, Galway) and returning after lunch to relax in the very clean and well maintained hot tub. The kids loved the hot tub because they got to use it even when it was cold outside. There are also three friendly resident donkeys which the kids loved feeding apples to. We did our big grocery shop in Ennis which is also a lovely town; try the Poet's Corner there for a beer and some trad music. Would definitely recommend Ballyblood to any family looking to spend a relaxing week in the beautiful Irish countryside.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Squeaky farmhouse bed
Traveling group: Young Children
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Management Response
Apr 22, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to share this thoroughly lovely feedback with us all, we couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your stay at Ballyblood Lodge. It sounds like your family had the best of both worlds; getting out and about to explore all that the area had to offer and doing plenty of relaxing in the comfort of the lodge - the hot tub sounds like a particular treat! We certainly hope you will return to enjoy it all over again soon.
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Stewart S
Dundee, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Absolutely Fantastic”
Reviewed June 28, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Just returned from a week at Ballyblood Lodge and have to say this is the most fabulous home from home. Very well equipped, comfortable, clean and peaceful. Hot tub is a great feature which is welcome after a long day out. Not far from Ennis which has everything that you need. I would recommend this lodge to anyone looking to visit this area of Ireland.

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Melissa19...
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Absolutely superb”
Reviewed May 14, 2015 for a stay in September 2014
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We stayed here for our honeymoon in September. The owners were very welcoming and lovely. There was homemade scones, jam and a traditional honeymoon drink, Mead waiting for us on arrival. The house itself was spotless and spacious and the hot tub was a spectacular addition! Couldn't sing the praises more! Fantastic.

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Auralee
Toronto
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20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Superb Holiday rental”
Reviewed December 6, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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My wife and two friends stayed at the Ballyblood Lodge from Sept 9-16 and had a terrific stay. The Murphy's were very helpful in the lead up to our trip, answering any questions we had in a very timely manner and while we stayed their they went out of their way to make our stay great. Even lending us the use of their printer in order to conduct some business back home. The lodge is huge and very clean with a bright and well equipped kitchen. The TV is small but frankly we never really watched it. Most of our time was spent on the huge deck or in the hot tub relaxing. There are laundry facilities and lots of friendly pets to keep you entertained. I would highly recommend a stay here.

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Liked best: The beautiful surroundings and quality of the home.
Liked least: Had to sit out in front of the owners home to use the internet.
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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Teresa N
Queensland, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Superb Holiday Stay”
Reviewed June 16, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

On our recent trip to County Clare to revisit new friends and finish some heritage investigations we choose to stay at Ballyblood Lodge. What a wonderful decision. Firstly it was very convenient to Kilkishen where my Grandmother was born, but most particularly it looked superb -and it lived up to every expectation - plus it was self catering. We had a wonderful week at the lodge. We enjoyed and explored the local area and really felt part of the community. We cooked lots of local food and had a wonderful relaxing stay. Trisha & Kevin and family are wonderful hosts - they made us very welcome and were more than willing to help in any way they could. The property is very private, lovely to live in and we would both love to be able take it home with us....Highly recommended.

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Magdzinsk...
Manchester
1 review
“Absolutely beautiful”
Reviewed October 5, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

The area is lovely and the photos of the lodge do not do it justice.
We stay in many lodges/cottages throughout the UK and Ireland and this is right up there with the best.
Patricia, Kevin and Captain the dog were so friendly and welcoming it felt like home from day one. The lodge was spotless and had everything we needed and more, the kitchen is kitted out brilliantly.
The hot tub is big and lovely and the rear garden area was huge with good seating area on decking.
Our party was of 8 and the house was big enough to accommodate everyone without feeling at all claustrophobic.
We were lucky to have good weather and Clare won the All Ireland hurling cup for the first time in 16 years so the weekend was full of celebrations.
There are two taxi drivers in the area who were brilliant and took us into nearby Kilkishen and Tulla which were small towns but lovely quaint pubs and also into Ennis. Both taxis were reasonably priced. Seamus was our favourite though and we made a good friend in him by the end of the week.
I genuinely would recommend this lodge to any one, you will not be disappointed believe me

Can't wait to book for next year

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Liked best: The whole lodge was great
Liked least: Tv in front room could do with an update
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
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