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Ballyblood Lodge Family Cottage in Tulla, Clare

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sleeps 8
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

Ballyblood Lodge Family Cottage description

Holiday home
Ballyblood Lodge is a 19th century barn conversion cottage situated in the townland of Ballyblood, 2 miles from the town of Tulla in County Clare. The cottage has two double bedrooms and one twin, which with the addition of a sofabed, makes it suitable for up to eight people. The cottage also contains two family bathrooms, a fitted kitchen with a dining area, a sitting room with a woodburner and a reading room on a mezzanine level with the sofa bed. Outside the cottage is plenty of off road parking and a decked area with a hot tub (available March - October). Furnished and decorated to a very high standard, Ballyblood Lodge boasts beautiful stonework, spacious rooms and far reaching rural views.

Tulla is a town in east County Clare, and is famous for its numerous lakes and fishing opportunities, as well as its live music. There are many fantastic days out within easy travelling distance of Tulla, including the Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Cave and Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.

County Clare has so much on offer; boat trips, quirky pubs, seaside resorts and a great tradition for Irish music, all set amidst spectacular scenery such as the towering Cliffs of Moher and the fascinating landscape of The Burren.

Oil central heating with woodburner. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Bath robes for hot tub inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Ample off road parking. Decked area with hot tub & sun loungers. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop & pub 2 miles. Note: Max. 8 people, including infants.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mrs Close
May 2016
Much more than we expected. The owner of Ballyblood Lodge was most kind and helpful and were quick to make us feel at home. The property was in an excellent location for touring Southwest Ireland. The cottage was beautifully furnished and very clean. The garden was better than some five star hotels. We would highly recommend this property to anyone. We have visited Ireland numerous times and Ballyblood was by far the best property we have enjoyed. Without reservation, we highly recommend this property.
Mrs Walker
May 2016
We had a wonderful holiday in this beautiful property. The owners had thought of everything! We cooked every evening and found all the equipment we needed and there was always plenty of hot water and heating and supplies for the lovely wood burner.
May 2016
Throughout our entire stay, the owners were wonderful hosts. A converted barn, the property is massive inside with a large kitchen, huge living room on the first floor, an additional, very comfortable sitting room on the second floor adjacent to the deck and three well-appointed bedrooms. The bathrooms were both of a decent size and all of the utilities worked flawlessly. The hot tub is one of the highlights of the property and its location on the back deck of the house is highly secluded. Overall, we were incredibly happy with Ballyblood Lodge, and we will absolutely rent this property again! Highly recommended!
Miss Garvey
September 2015
The house was amazing, it's stunning surroundings. We will certainly be back.
Miss Bligh
May 2015
Myself and five others stayed in Ballyblood Lodge for three nights, I could not fault anything about the house and the owners are extremely nice, welcoming and very helpful. Would definitely stay here again.
Mr Taplin
September 2015
The property had everything for a relaxing stay; it was wonderfully decorated, comfortable and in close proximity to many local attractions. The hot tub was a fantastic bonus. I have already recommended Sykes and this property to friends and work colleagues.
Mrs Wood
November 2013
The owner was very friendly and so helpful. We loved the ethos of the property, and really appreciated the hot tub.
Mr Cushnahan
April 2014
The lodge is totally perfect, it is finished to such a high standard inside and out. The owners could not be more welcoming and helpful. I really would recommend the Lodge to anyone, we just love it and there is so much to do and see in the surrounding areas. Hopefully squeeze in another week before the end of the year.
Mr Manthei
August 2014
This house was the best house we ever had. A wonderful building, wonderful grounds and caring hosts.
Mrs Broughton
October 2014
The owners were very helpful and the property was immaculate, comfortable, beautiful and the hot tub on the huge deck was a real treat.
Miss Reid
October 2014
A beautiful house in lovely garden surroundings. The owners are two of the nicest people you could meet.
Mrs Brown
November 2014
The cottage is out of the way but close enough that you don't feel isolated. You can sit in the hot tub, gaze at the stars and feel like you're a million miles from anywhere - great. There is enough space that you can have a lot of people there but not feel on top of each other. The owners are lovely and really helpful.
Mr Patterson
April 2015
The property was perfect for what we were after. The owners were lovely and couldn't have been more helpful.
Mrs Allen
April 2015
Ballyblood Lodge was a lovely retreat in the heart of the countryside. The Lodge was very well appointed and the owners could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The weather was amazing which made the stay a truly memorable one.
Mrs Woodcock
September 2012
Nice location, private garden, friendly owners, real home from home. Clean and a lot of thought put into facilities and amenities.
Mrs Binks
September 2012
Our granddaughter loved it that much she wants to return next year. We also enjoyed the break immensely.
October 2012
It was simply amazing! Perfect location for all our travelling needs. We will definitely go back. The owners were amazing and friendly and thought of everything. It was like having our own castle in Ireland!
Miss Thomas
September 2013
The lodge was the best part, along with the excellent hosts.
Miss Magdzinski
October 2013
Everything was grade A. I would recommend to anyone looking for a brilliant cottage in a beautiful area with friendly owners. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and was genuinely sad to leave. If your idyllic holiday is a luxurious property in the countryside then you have found your place.
Miss Fair
October 2013
We loved everything! The house, the hot tub, the owners, the area. Nothing to complain about, it was just what we needed.
August 2013
The property is just amazing and finished to a very high standard, it has everything you need and more. The photos online do not even do it justice, it is even better in real life. Our children loved the house too, and would have been happy to spend 2 weeks there and not go anywhere else. We will definitely go back next year. It would be great if all holiday homes were to this standard.
Mrs Taylour
August 2013
Friendly people, lovely barn, comfortable beds!
Mrs Miller
June 2013
The Irish people very friendly also the countryside was fantastic. Can't wait to come back. The home owners of this property were great.
Stewart S
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.
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.
Mrs Mc Guigan
August 2012
The holiday house made the whole holiday, it was beautiful. The hot tub and garden were a great added bonus.
November 2016
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.
Mr Parsons
May 2013
This property was a home-from-home and the owners could not be any more helpful. We will return next year.
July 2012
The cottage was great, superb directions from the propreitor helped lots :D. The fire was all set up to go when we got there and you couldn't get us out of the amazing hot tub. Kitchen was a good size and the dining table made lunch/breakfast/dinner lovely. The 3 bedrooms are all good sizes and the sheets/pillows are so comfy we didn't want to get out. All in all I'd highly recommend the cottage, it's location makes it easy to see all of Co.Clare.
Cyndy B
July 2012
The cottage was spacious and beautiful! The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was well outfitted The location was convenient to Ennis, and Tulla was very friendly. The Murphys were wonderful, friendly and extremely helpful. Everything exceeded expectations
May 2015
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.
December 2014
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.
Teresa N
June 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.
April 2013
What a lovely place! The house was warm, bright, spacious, comfortable and we were made to feel so welcome by the owner. The outdoor hot-tub was a very special treat and we had everything we needed. There were plenty of sights within driving distance and we particularly enjoyed the traditional music session in a nearby pub. We will definitely be coming back!
August 2013
Ballyblood Lodge is simply amazing thanks to the standard the house is finished to and to the Murphys who own it. The Lodge has been so beautifully designed and decorated both inside and out. We travelled with our 9 & 6 year old kids and they would have been happy to spend every day at the lodge playing in the big gardens, soaking in the hot tub or playing the many board games available. The Lodge is equipped with everything you could need and more and there is any amount of tourist information, anything you can't find and the Murphys will only be too pleased to help. The photos of the Lodge don't even do it justice it is better in real life! We can't wait to go back and would not hesitate to recommend this holiday home to anyone.
October 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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