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

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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.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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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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Dustye S
Dustye S
Theodore, AL69 contributions
What a lovely place to stay! Our hostess, Lena C was delightful, and the accommodations were perfect! If I ever return, I will definitely stay again!!
Visited May 2022
Written 15 May 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Guide35024784302
Guide35024784302
1 contribution
The 300 Old Post Office Cottage is a traditional, beautiful and idyllic cottage positioned in gorgeous countryside but, nevertheless, a short distance from the historical town of Portumna in Galway. The cottage is situated within walking distance of the mighty Shannon, which, of course offers opportunities for fishing, boating and pure relaxation. The cottage is adorned with flowers in flowerbeds, baskets and pots, which is a testament to the hostess Lena, who absolutely ensures her guests are made welcome in every possible way. During a tranquil evening, sitting outside beside the cottage, look up above you in the sky and click as many stars as you can for Lena.
Visited July 2019
Written 12 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightsee398642
Sightsee398642
Thanks for a perfect review.Wonderful to have ye stay.I hope the fishing will be better the next time ye come. Best wishes Lena.
Written 18 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Daphne and Ivan
Daphne and Ivan
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We thoroughly enjoyed our few days at Portumna 300 year Post Office. It is situated in a quiet and restful area with food shopping and cafes/restaurants a short drive away. We really enjoyed a tour of the Old Workhouse which has so much history and also Portumna Castle. We explored a large area of Galway from the Post Office. Lena, our kind and friendly host, was extremely helpful in suggesting places of interest.
Visited July 2019
Written 8 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightsee398642
Sightsee398642
Thank you for posting a review .It was lovely to have you stay in my cottage.Best wishes Lena.
Written 31 July 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

baglady2017
baglady2017
Brackley, United Kingdom8 contributions
This is a lovely cottage. We had a very cold and wet week, but very much enjoyed the log fire! Lena was there when we arrived, even though we were quite early. She invited us into her house for tea and toast, and was very welcoming. The cottage was really clean and was very well presented in an "olde worlde" kind of way, which we loved. Lena also gave very good information as to where to go fishing. This was a very reasonably priced holiday, which we booked as a package through "Anglers World" We recommend this for any kind of holiday, whether it is for fishing, sightseeing, or just relaxing. Thanks Lena xxx
Visited June 2019
Written 13 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightsee398642
Sightsee398642
Thanks for a brilliant review.Wonderful to have you stay in my cottage.Best wishes Lena.
Written 15 June 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Christopher R
Christopher R
1 contribution
This cottage was the perfect place for our two week stay. We were only a couple of hours at most from most attractions we wanted to see. We had plenty of space inside. The bathroom was spacious, the kitchen was well stocked with cooking supplies, and the whole cottage was very clean and comfortable. Lena was a fantastic host. I advise anyone renting the cottage to take time to talk with her. She had great advice for places to eat and see around Portumna.
Visited June 2018
Written 18 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightsee398642
Sightsee398642
Thank you for a wonderful review.It was lovely to have you stay in my cottage Lena.
Written 23 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lucyjasmin
lucyjasmin
Winnenden, Germany2 contributions
Sehr nette Besitzerin, die sich immer Zeit für einen nimmt. Sie hat sogar den Ofen vor unserer Ankunft schon beheizt und Tee, Milch, Zucker, Butter usw. in der Küche vorbereitet. Die Betten im Cottage sind sehr bequem und je Schlafzimmer gibt es ein eigenes Waschbecken. Das Wohnzimmer ist sehr schön restauriert und hat seinen alten Charme beibehalten. Wir haben uns auch über die vorhandenen Karten gefreut und konnten so Spieleabende machen. Portumna hat einige Sehenswürdigkeiten, wie den Shannon River, den Forest Park, das alte Schloss und die kleinen Pubs in denen sehr gute Live Musiker auftreten. Die Reise hat sich auf jeden Fall gelohnt und das Cottage ist sehr empfehlenswert!!
Visited December 2017
Written 7 January 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightsee398642
Sightsee398642
Hi Lucy,thank you for a excellent review.Looking forward to meeting you and your friends in the future.Best wishes Lena.
Written 7 January 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Melvin G
Melvin G
1 contribution
We enjoyed our stay at the Old Post Office Cottage a lot! Even tho it was the cold time of the year the cottage was nice and warm as we arrived and a lovely heat came from the turf stove. A few relatives who wanted to see the cottage and remembered it beeing used as the old post office were suprised how lovely Lena has set it up! Next time we need a stay near Portumna we know were we are going :-) Thank you for everything Lena!
Visited December 2017
Written 6 January 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightsee398642
Sightsee398642
Hi Melvin, thank you for a excellent review.Delighted ye enjoyed your stay in my cottage.Best wishes Lena.
Written 7 January 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ENJALBERT D
ENJALBERT D
2 contributions
Joli cottage irlandais tel qu'on l'imagine . Au milieu de la campagne , silence et quiétude garantis . La propriétaire nous a fait profiter des bons oeufs de ses poules et nous a bien renseigné sur les environs et les balades à réaliser . Idéal pour un couple avec enfants ( chambres indépendantes) .
Visited August 2017
Written 21 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightsee398642
Sightsee398642
Thanks for the excellent review.Hope to meet again.Best wishes Lena.
Written 25 August 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JuliaBHM
JuliaBHM
Miami, FL4 contributions
The Old Post Office was perfectly appointed for our short stay. We are a family of 4 who sometimes need a little extra space and love having a kitchen and country around us. We came in on a wet and chilly afternoon and enjoyed firing up the old wood stove. Charming and very clean, the house was an hour drive from Galway City and only 2 hours from Dublin, therefore a good central location. Our host was most gracious. I highly recommend.
Visited June 2017
Written 5 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightsee398642
Sightsee398642
Julia thank you for a excellent review.Please tell your friends about my old world cottage in rural Ireland.Best wishes Lena.
Written 13 July 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Christopher P
Christopher P
1 contribution
Homely cottage. Great character. Looked after very well by Lena. Superbly located for fantastic sightseeing.
Visited June 2017
Written 24 June 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
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Boat Available
Central Heating
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Refrigerator
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Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Secure Parking
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Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
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Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
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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.
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