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.
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.
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!