This is the back of the house from car parkThis is a view of the garden from the kitchen.  On the left is the yoga hall/retreat space.
Fairytale farmhouse wow uniqueness
Fairytale farmhouse wow uniqueness
16 гостей
8 спален
11 кроватей
3,5 ванных комнаты
16 гостей
8 спален
11 кроватей
3,5 ванных комнаты
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Handcrafted masterpiece 20mins from musical Galway city. Huge impressive Lord of the Rings style entertain or relax space. Artistic, natural + unconventional in every nook. Wood stoves, fireplaces, timber beams + pillars. Celtic Dream. Sauna. Unique!


You won't find anywhere like this! This is a poet craftsman's house. Rambling and full of beautiful, wild and sometimes crazy features in every corner. A huge Moroccan sofa and several other features give a spacious luxurious eastern opulence that contrasts with rustic simplicity to the main room. Please take care to read our full listing including all our extra details, as this place is unique, and amenities may not be where you expect them, and we may not have all the modern gadgets you are used to.. If it is not mentioned on the amenity check list then it's not available. Please check with us if there is any thing specific you require.

Доступно гостям

To entertain, party or relax there is a really large L shaped downstairs room with a real wow factor. Fully centrally heated as well as an open fireplace and two wood burners for extra warmth and character. Can be separated into 2 cosier separate areas with plush curtains.

A hand carved staircase leads to a medley of small dinky thoughtful rooms, and four larger rooms. These bedrooms feature all kinds of old stone and almost elven design motifs. One is used mostly as a shared sleeping space for six or eight. The house can take large groups if guests are willing to use foam mattress on the floor type beds, as well as the giant wall-to-wall morroccan sofa downstairs.

Bedrooms: One Master king-size bedroom with two very small rooms leading off, used mainly for children. Two more double bedrooms.
One small single/double bedroom.
A spacious balcony sleeping space with floor double-mattress.
One large shared sleeping room with two double beds, two single beds and foams available for extra guests.
Large morrocan sofa downstairs which can be curtained off as a sleeping area for 2 -4.

Bright conservatory kitchen overlooking garden with facilities for catering for big groups. Large table and breakfast bar. Gas stove with 5 rings, plus 1 extra large gas burner for catering size pots. Electric oven.

Two toilets in main house. (Upstairs and downstairs) PLEASE NOTE: Showers/sauna/bath and WiFi are in other building, not in main house! See Below:

Across the drive is the bright feasting hall with comfortable armchairs and tables for WiFi. All washing facilities including 2 showers and sauna and bath are also located there.
There are a couple of other private residents who live across the drive and also use the shower facilities.

Surroundings: Plenty of parking.
Sundeck with table and chairs. Wild and rambling gardens surround the house, with lawns and hidden places amongst the trees. There are friendly cats living around the gardens.
The house is in the corner of a 40 acre farm. Organic produce is available fresh from the farm further down the land. Friendly horses roam our fields.

Important: Very small children could not be left to wander unsupervised outside, or allowed into any of the ramshackle sheds, as there may be tools, building materials around.

There are also more bedrooms/meeting space/ sunny yoga room, which are pictured but not included. Ask us about using this extra space if you have a larger group or wish to hold a yoga or meditation retreat/workshop.

For bigger or smaller groups contact us to negotiate a price.
For special events we can provide a cook and meals etc

Общение с гостями

A member of our family will be nearby or living in a corner of the compound. We have lived on this farm for 500 years. As this is a family run house, not a hotel facility; after welcoming you and showing you around, we will leave you to enjoy the facilities during your stay, and although at times Shivam may be around to chat, there may also be times with no 'manager' on site!
Someone nearby is always available to call with any queries or problems and to come out 24/7 should there be any emergencies!
There are also 2 residents living in an annexe to the house, and 2 other residents living across the drive. They may be able to help out if you are getting lost. Please respect their personal privacy. The showers there are also used by the other residents, mostly later in the day when there are guests.
There is a private organic farm, and horses further down the land. You are welcome buy supplies from Aitor there. He is very busy though so is but available to chat about or your the farm!

Другие важные подробности

There are 2 new showers and a bath and turf-fired sauna just across the garden which provides showers for any number of guests. The wifi is also located in the spacious sun-catching hall over there, with comfortable sofas and tables.

Large groups are welcome but we charge a little extra for groups over 12. There are also more bedrooms/meeting space/ sunny yoga room. Pictured. Ask us about using this extra space if you have a larger group or wish to hold a yoga or meditation retreat/workshop.

If you like wild and ancient places to get together, with nomadic opulence, then this place is for you. Shivam has built and extended upon the ancient home and turned it into into an opulent nomadic fairytale dream. Everything you see inside is handmade, by Shivam, from local and natural wood and stone, adorned with himalayan antiques furniture, and tibetan artifacts, and a vast library of books and records. Although it is lavishly built, and adorned, there is also a rustic charm, so please do not expect a modern, logical, city dwelling, hermetically sealed from living nature, with perfectly manicured gardens, matching crockery, bright flourescent lights, or modern shiny counter tops! It may take you a little time to discover all the charms of this unique and cosy house. Not the place to come for clean-aphobics who will faint if they go exploring and find an ancient dusty cupboard full of strange and archaic artefacts. You are welcome to ramble, but if you do ramble into ancient corners of ancient disused parts of the building that are not part of this listing, and you come across an old bathtub or dishwasher that has flowers in it, instead of working, or other unusable artefacts in sheds or hidden cupboards, please do not be disappointed, if they were not listed they are not included! You can fully expect the amenities included in our listing to be modern, clean and fully working, and you will find them exactly as and where they are described! Not suitable for very young children to go rambling far on their own outside, although our surrounding fields are suitable for accompanied adventures.

Please quote code: 7777 when requesting a booking so we know you have read all the details and house rules.

Можно с питомцами

Спальные места
Спальня 1
1 кровать King Size
Спальня 2
1 детская кровать
Спальня 3
1 детская кровать
Спальня 4
1 сдвоенная кровать
Спальня 5
1 матрас на полу
Спальня 6
1 односпальная кровать
Спальня 7
2 сдвоенные кровати, 2 односпальные кровати, 2 матраса на полу
Спальня 8
1 сдвоенная кровать
Зоны общего пользования
1 диван-кровать

Правила дома
Курение запрещено
Время прибытия: с 16:00 до 18:00.
Выезд до 10:00

Please take time first to fully read this listing, including description, extras, access, interaction, amenities checklist, and bedroom arrangements. There is a code at the end of the listing to quote when booking, to show you have read and understood our listing.

We expect guests to respect the gorgeous furnishings, afghan carpets, statues, hand made artefacts, paintings etc, There are many surprise amenities to be discovered in the house, and you are welcome to respectfully enjoy anything there during your stay, apart from Shivams wardrobe!!

Shivam has a large, rare record collection.
Records may only be used only if replaced back in their right sleeves, and put away afterwards. Please not to be used by drunken guests!

Please do not take extra sheets/towels/furnishings for decorating/dressing up or spillages.

Please notify us of breakages including cups and glasses, ideally before day of deparure, and offer to pay for or replace. We need to replace/mend them in time for other guests to enjoy the facilities. You may lose some of your security deposit otherwise.

If you move any furniture and fittings and kitchen ware, or artefacts, they are to be put back exactly where you found them!

If you attach pin or tie things around the house during a party please make sure to carefully remove any bits of ribbon, tack and tape, party gear etc.

Guests are asked to make sure the recycling system is used properly by everyone and clean the kitchen and fridge out after themselves.

Guests should also be introduced to the unique fires and stoves before they are used safely. The firewood is only to be used for starting fires, but you are welcome to freely burn the turf.

Absolutely no smoking anywhere indoors. If you are planning something that could become a wild party or intend to invite extra guests, you need to discuss boundaries with us first.

Pets are welcome, by request, and only if fully house trained. They must not be let loose to harass the surrounding farm animals and cats!

Sorry, No Fireworks, or PA systems on site, we have neighbours, and animals, and fireworks are illegal in Ireland!

Enjoy everything, and have a good time!

Вы должны также принять к сведению
Необходимо подниматься по лестнице - The bedrooms and one of the toilets are upstairs
В доме живут питомцы - There are cats around about. Sometimes Shivam's very old and calm dog is around. Please do not feed act of then, as they are all fed
Некоторые зоны являются общими - The shower block is shared with other residents, who also live further down in the building it is situated in.


35 отзыва

Профиль пользователя Brendan
октябрь 2017
This was exactly as unique and interesting as the photos made it look. We loved all the beautiful wood and bare stone. The place was always warm and cosy, but with plenty of space for everyone and bags of character. We couldn't rate this place any higher!

Профиль пользователя James
август 2017
This really is a fairytale cottage, right out in the sticks, the kind of place you could easily stay for weeks without knowing. Seemingly all self built from gnarled wooden branches and clay, has a real hobbit house feel (in the best possible way!), with all kinds of kooky trinkets and relics to get lost amongst, all to the soundtrack of a phenomenal record collection. Little fireplaces, cushions, nooks and crannies make this the cosiest stay I can remember, and a fantastic place to hang out with good friends. Dhana was a fantastic host and really did her best to make sure we were all as comfortable as possible. Couldn't recommend the place more highly. Many thanks again to both you and Shivam.

Профиль пользователя Jessica
июль 2017
This house was simply one of the coolest, most beautifully made, and original houses I have ever stayed in. I felt like I was transported to another place and time and there were fun surprises at every turn, in every room. We (a small hen party of 7) chose this house for its individual style and for the size. Every room was decorated perfectly, with influences from India, China and South America. Shivam made a lot of the house himself - hand crafted out of wood. It really is something you have to see and experience. We flew to Dublin (completly the wrong side of the country!) but found the distance to Galway wasn't too bad. The house itself is in a very quiet area, but surprisingly easy to find. It is off the main road from Galway to Tuam. We ventured into Galway City and it wasn't far at all. The taxi home was 40E. I would definitely stay here again, thank you Shivam for being a wonderful host. The house had all the things you would need for a perfect rural stay in Ireland - wifi, hot showers, peat fire and the best record collection I have ever seen!
Профиль пользователя Shivam
Ответ от Shivam:
So glad you enjoyed the uniqueness of the house, with its unusual personality! We lavished a lot of time and care over the decades. Thank you. Lovely to have you and your friends here, you were a delightful group to host! Thanks also for leaving everything in such tidy order.
июль 2017

Профиль пользователя Fergus
июнь 2017
The house was great! It's about 16 Kilometres north of Galway and I would recommend hiring cars for your trip because the house is off the beaten track. But once you are there I challenge anybody not to fall in love with it. The main living area has heaps of character, with a big hardwood dining table, several lovely armchairs and sofas, and an open fire place, with plenty of fuel outside to make great fires. It also has a beamed ceiling, which I've always been a sucker for. There is also the largest record collection that I have ever seen, stacked in rows on a giant sofa. Upstairs is just as much of a treasure trove, with bedrooms within bedrooms, secret hatches into other rooms, and my particular favourite, the crows nest bed on the landing, with steps up it, built directly into the stone and a huge window with a view of the garden and the fields beyond. One of the guys I was with described it as The Burrow from Harry Potter but in real life. The showers are in a separate block which can be disorientating in the mornings, and I'd recommend flip- flops or sandals for the purpose of making your way over there. However the fact that there is Sauna in this block more than makes up for the fact you have to do a little outside walk for you're morning shower. I was there with a big group celebrating my brothers wedding, and we found taxi's to and from Galway to be between 20 and 30 euros, so this a perfect place for groups who want the best of both worlds. We were able to spend full days entirely on site, enjoying the company of the small army of cats, a particularly charming ageing dog, but were also able to head into the city to explore for a day. When we arrived Dhana the main housekeeper was ready to show us around, she helped us with starting the sauna and how to use various bits of kitchen equipment and how to use the houses extensive and organised recycling system. All in all it was a friendly, enjoyable and exciting stay.

Профиль пользователя James
май 2017
Fantastic house for a cosy, intimate stay for our group. Good facilities for cooking and I would not hesitate to stay again, winter or summer. I was looking for something private, quirky and well set up to accommodate a group of friends to talk into the night-ticked every box for me.

Профиль пользователя Beth
май 2017
Perfect for big groups, there were 12 of us and we had loads of space so that we weren't on top of each other the whole time, and the kitchen had plenty of space and facilities for cooking for the group. We loved the turf fire and all the corners to explore throughout the house. Lots of character!

Профиль пользователя Rachel
апрель 2017
The house is absolutely amazing! It's like nothing we've ever stayed in before, so interesting and quirky. Brilliant facilities, really cosy and in beautiful surroundings. We hired cars which I'd recommend as it was so much easier to get around. We went out one night in Galway and the taxi driver got a bit lost taking us home as it is quite secluded. The house really is a work of art and we especially enjoyed the amazing vinyl collection! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend staying here to anyone!

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Профиль пользователя Shivam
Storyteller, writer, craftsman, I built this hand made house on the foundations of my ancestors cottage. The house was made as work of art to celebrate tradition, natural materials and a fairytale. I manage ecological charity and work as a community leader. I am passionate about …
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