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Old Village Barn

(Ref. 1006441)

Woodford, County Galway Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "An absolute Gem of a place."

    Both location and accommodation. Mary Rose was an excellent host and on hand should you ever need anything! We were very sad to leave the barn and cannot wait for our return! We are already planning our next trip!! The donkeys came to pop their heads by every morning which was an absolute delight!! A stay here is a must!! Ps…my little fur baby had a ball too!! Don’t think about it! Just book it! You definitely won’t be disappointed!! Xx

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Apr 2024

  • "The Old Village Barn is in a lovely quiet countryside location."

    It was very modern, cosy and comfortable with plenty of space in each room. There was a large front garden and patio at the back. We received a very warm welcome from our host Mary-Rose. We travelled to The Cliffs of Moher and Galway and some of the little towns. People were very friendly. Would definitely recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Amazing. The perfect place for relaxation."

    Close to forest parks for beautiful walks. The house was fantastic. Very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. Mary Rose is a wonderful host and is on hand if anything needed. Would highly recommend and will love to come back.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2023

  • "The Old Village Barn was a fabulous place for a one-week stay."

    Beautiful renovation with all the amenities. Huge fully equipped kitchen. Property was very private and dog friendly. Mary-Rose was a delightful host. She met us upon arrival and checked in during our stay and the day we left. Would recommend The Old Village Barn to anyone looking for a quite luxury holiday in the County Galway countryside.

    Reviewed by Brenda-lee5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Old Barn is in a beautiful peaceful location near Lough Derg."

    Mary Rose and Oliver, the Owners made us feel very welcome. They showed great kindness and were very helpful during our stay. The cottage was spacious and very comfortable. There was ample secure parking for three vehicles.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful stay in comfortable cottage."

    Made a restful Christmas!

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Dec 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage, it was lovely and quiet, perfectly located, with a nice walk to the Loch."

    We met Mary on arrival and she was so friendly and helpful, she really took a kean interest to make sure we had a pleasant stay, we couldn't thank her enough.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Oct 2022

  • "Beautifully well decorated home with a high quality finish, comfortable beds and well equipped kitchen/utility room."

    Throughly enjoyed the peace and tranquility, perfect for a quiet relaxing break from all the hustle and bustle.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is the nicest house we have ever rented in Ireland."

    It was beautiful and so well done. It was very classy and in my experience that is missing in most rentals in Ireland. We loved our stay in the barn. It felt like a real home from home! Xx

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jun 2022

  • "A wonderful property in a beautiful location which led to a very tranquil and relaxing holiday."

    The house was spacious, beautifully presented and the hosts couldn't have been more helpful and thoughtful. Lough Derg is very close by and was stunning, our boys thoroughly enjoyed exploring, swimming, fishing and spending time on boats.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2022

  • "Had a wonderful stay at the Old Village Barn, couldn't recommend it highly enough!"

    Mary Rose and Oliver were so welcoming and helpful. The place was spotless, extremely comfy and had everything we needed. The décor and furnishings were of the highest standard, I felt like I had nabbed a real bargain. Could not fault anything. Lovely area with so much to explore locally. Thoroughly enjoyed it! The nicest house I've styed in without a doubt.

    Reviewed by Sinead5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely time, a lovely and peaceful place Thanks very much from Steve and Jo"

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2022

  • "My family and I had a fantastic week at the Old Village Barn."

    It has home comforts and is beautifully finished with lovely furnishings. The garden is beautiful and so we’ll kept. I would highly recommend the Barn and it was amazing to have the lake at the bottom of the lane. Mary and Oliver were very approachable and nothing was a bother for them.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very nice cottage, enjoyed a relaxing stay over the Xmas period"

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the Old Village Barn."

    Beautiful house, comfortable and modern. Set in a peaceful location just by the lough. We couldn't of asked for better! Hope to return again. Thank you to the owners!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2021

  • "The host was amazing and couldn't do enough for us!"

    The location was incredible with great views and the cottage was spotless, comfy and spacious. Will book again in the future!

    Reviewed by Gianluca5.0Mar 2020

  • "In the 30 years we have been renting holiday homes, both in the Uk and Ireland, this is the very best accommodation we have ever had."

    Decor is excellent and is exactly as per the photos on the site. Extremely bright with large patio doors and heating excellent. The garden outside has been landscaped very well and there is an outside area with a washing machine and drier - both excellent. Extremely well equipped and a lovely bottle of red wine left for us on arrival, which was very welcome. This is a holiday home that we will definitely be returning to and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. Also we were able to take our dog with us with no restrictions on what rooms he could use, only restriction with him was no sitting on furniture or beds which he isnt allowed to do at home anyway. All round excellent holiday.

    Reviewed by Gerard5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Old Village Barn is beautifully decorated and furnished in a tranquil, quiet location within a couple of minutes walk from Lough Derg."

    The accommodation, which is exactly as described on the website, had everything we needed and more as well as been spotlessly clean. We has a wonderful relaxing week with our Labrador and Springador who loved the outdoor space. The owner, Mary Rose, is a wonderful attentive host who was on hand if we needed anything at all. We travel to Ireland quite often and we can honestly say this is the nicest cottage we have ever stayed in. We will definitely be returning and recommending the Old Village Barn to our family and friends. Thank you Mary Rose.

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Sep 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/ diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, TV with Saorview, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair provided
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Garden with lawned area and patio
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Please note check-in time is 4pm
  • Note: Located on a working farm

The property

Woodford 6 miles.

This beautifully converted barn sits in a peaceful hamlet just moments from Lough Derg, 6 miles from Woodford and 10 miles from Portumna.

Flooded with natural light, Old Village Barn has been lovingly renovated to a high standard to provide spacious accommodation for a family or group of friends visiting this majestic area in County Galway.

Upon entering the barn, you are greeted by a large kitchen/diner, with French doors leading outside to the rear patio, a delightful spot to enjoy a morning coffee whilst you plan your day.

The kitchen leads to a bright and airy sitting room featuring a modern woodburning stove; curl up and enjoy an evening here with a good book and a glass of wine, or simply sit back and watch a film together.

The barn offers three generous bedrooms, one ground floor king-size, a further king-size and a twin, all with en-suite shower rooms.

Admire the surrounding countryside and Lough Derg from the master bedroom’s charming balcony, or take the steps down to the garden and spend time in the sunshine.

A short walk from the barn takes you to the tranquil Lough Derg, an excellent location for a lakeside picnic with the family, or why not simply enjoy a relaxing morning fishing?

Outdoor enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with cycling routes, golf, walks and watersports all nearby, plus local attractions such as Portumna Castle and Gardens.

A stunning retreat for a holiday in Woodford.

Property reference 30577 also next door and can be booked together.

About the location


Portumna 11 miles; Loughrea 12 miles.

A quiet welcoming village, within easy reach of the beautiful Lough Derg and surrounded by enchanting woodland and rolling emerald countryside. Set close to the border of County Clare, Woodford has a good selection of amenities housed amongst pretty, pastel coloured buildings, as well as a well-equipped playground. Just an hour's drive from Galway City, Woodford provides a peaceful base from which to discover the beautiful west of Ireland. Great fishing can be sought on the lovely Lough Derg, less than a mile from the village, plus wonderful walks lead in every direction. Take a day trip to the Slieve Aughty Mountains, enjoy an afternoon of golf at one of the two nearby courses or discover the heritage of this beautiful area at the imposing Portumna Castle and Gardens. A holiday here isn’t complete without a trip to Galway. Just an hour's drive away, the city is a vibrant, exciting place boasting comedy clubs, theatres and night clubs for your evening’s entertainment. It also is home to festivals, museums and countless cafes, shops and restaurants, all set beside a beautiful, rugged coastline.