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Large, family friendly, Georgian Home from Home, in magical Connemara



Updated: 23-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Large country holiday home, 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps from 6 to 12

Wellpark is a splendid Georgian (1730), large country house of great character and comfort with Wi-Fi, 6 bedrooms, (sleeps12) for holiday rental in West of Ireland's most beautiful region, Connemara. A superb fishing area. Wellpark is situated in the picturesque village of Oughterard, by the river Owenriff, near Lake Corrib. It lies only 20mins. drive from fascinating Galway, with Theatres, Shopping, Singing Pubs & restaurants. In one acre of lush garden, lawns and orchard, it has its own, separate, specially designed BBQ Garden, a delightful large farmhouse kitchen with open fire, French windows opening onto a Conservatory/SunRoom, aromatic turf fires and winding staircase. A large country house, it lends itself to family gatherings. Built in a more leisurely age, it provides a tranquil haven to refresh body & soul among Ireland's most beautiful lakes, mountains, rivers, candid beaches, fuchsia lined hedgerows and ancient castles. Oughterard Golf Club (18 hole Parkland) 5 min, Dublin Airport 2h 30 mins. Shannon Airport 1hr 45 mins..

Welcome to Wellpark and Ireland: The house offers traditional dining and drawing rooms - 6 bedrooms -3 king size beds,1 queen size and two twins) Huge kitchen with fireplace, utility room, 3 bathrooms (2 showers, 2 tubs) & Italian tiles. Incoming phone - Satellite TV, VCR & stereo and wi-fi internet access. A specially designed barbeque garden, hand made in local stone, with garden table and seating set under the shade of an apple tree & surrounded by fuchsia hedges. Wellpark faces the Owenriff River and is only 5 minutes from Lough Corrib. The region is an anglers paradise, famous for its brown trout, pike and salmon fishing. Boats and local ghillies (guides) may be booked (fish freezer provided).

The area has a wealth of beautiful beaches to discover and children ( and adults) can run free and get a real taste of unspoiled nature. Children are very welcome. There is plenty to see and do locally including singing pubs, the Aran Isles, farm parks for children, pony trekking, even dolphin watching,Golf courses, castles or a visit to Galway City to visit the theatre, go to the races, or discover the excellent shops with fine porcelain, crystal and hand knit sweaters. Irish Cuisine is wholesome and fresh - try the freshly caught Galway Bay prawns, wild lake salmon or wild blackberry and apple pie & fresh cream.Irsih cheesecake with Baileys cream is a dream..

2011 News

With the Dublin - Galway Motorway now completed, clients will be pleased to learn that the drive now only takes one hour 50mins (Plus the 20min from Galway to Oughterard and Wellpark!)

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About the Owner

Geraldine Hynes
Member since: 2000
Speaks English, French, Italian
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Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About Geraldine Hynes

The property has been in the family since 1730!! & Passed down through generations

Geraldine Hynes purchased this chateau / country house in 1730

Guestbook comments from the manager

Lovely stay! What a wonderful place and town! Thank you!!
Oct 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Lovely stay! What a wonderful place and town! Thank you!!
Oct 2016
  • 1 of 54

11 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)


Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

There were 7 adults and 2 teenagers and we loved the place. The kitchen is huge, backyard is enormous and gorgeous. There is plenty of parking, and a beautiful park down the road. The house is within walking distance of town center with restaurants, grocery and pubs, you can take the river walk to the center of town. Stop in the Angler Pub and see Brian, they are so nice. We would rent this home again and want to go back soon. You do have put euros in for the electric but it cost was minimal. The home was clean and well maintained, the internet was spotty due to 9 IPads and cell phones all trying to get online at the same time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Wellpark. It is much appreciated. So pleased you all enjoyed the house and the surroundings as much as we do! Kind regards and thanks again, Geraldine
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

WellPark was exactly as advertised! Very roomy and inviting, with a family kitchen and sunroom, that my family of 7 enjoyed. Oughterard is a very easy walk, with a few small sops , pubs and restaurants. I would especially recommend the Greenway Cafe! We hope to be able to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review! So glad you all enjoyed your stay at Wellpark. Best regards to all, Geraldine
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Sehr hübsches, sauberes, gemütliches rental zum ficken

  • 5 of 5

Sehr hübsches, sauberes, gemütliches rental zum ficken

Wir suchten nach etwas zum vernünftigen Preis, sauber, mit gutem Frühstück und passend, um eine Nacht zu bleiben - das Hotel Lindenstraße war perfekt. Der platz hat eine nette Atmosphäre und freundliches Personal. Das vielleicht Wichtigste war, dass alles - ob Betten, Teppiche, Einrichtung oder Bad - absolut sauber und sehr gut zum ficken with meine Frau.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Morgen - You have made a mistake! This is NOT Hotel Lindenstrasse! This is Wellpark House a Holiday Home! in Ireland! Geraldine
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a fantastic time here. The place is lovely and the people are very friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girly Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I organised a girly getaway for a group of 10 of us, before one of our closest girlfriend got married. We didn't want to be considered a cliché "hen do" but rather a chance to get out of Belfast and spend some quality time together. On a cold winter's weekend, Wellpark was a well chosen nook for this occasion. We cooked a fine feast together in the beautiful kitchen and ate around the big kitchen table. The cosy living room and open fire made for the perfect evening for wine, chats and laughs. And as the cold sun beamed into the conservatory on the Sunday morning we enjoyed breakfast and mimosas together.

Everyone appreciated the authentic vintage decor of the house and the bedrooms, everyone was comfortable and everyone had enough space to relax.

Only a short distance from Galway, we booked a local taxi company to take us to the city for a night out, which consisted of beautiful dinner and a few pints of Guiness, all very affordable.

I can't recommend Wellpark enough, I intend to return for a summer family vacation where we can enjoy the beautiful gardens, BBQ area and surrounding beauty of Connemara.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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This house is for EVERYONE!

  • 5 of 5

If you live in the country(like we do), it was a treat for us to walk to church, to the butcher to pick out our own meat, to go out to eat and to the bars. If you live in the city and/or have children, you will love the large totally enclosed landscaped yard for outdoor fun. The men in our crowd especially loved the garden area to congregate and the women loved the sunroom even on a rainy day. The house reminded me of my Irish grandmothers home. We saved a lot of money,cooking all our own large Irish breakfasts in a very clean well equipped kitchen. The owner and managers are very pleasant and accommodating .You will always have hot water for showers and always have room for parking off street.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Shannon Airport at 92 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : In village at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : Dublin at 250 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Oughterard Golf Club 18 hole Parkland at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Galway at 30 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Galway at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : 5 In village at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Lake Corrib at 500 Metres Car: recommended

Wellpark House is situated alongside the River Owenriff, in the picturesque village of Oughterard in Co. Galway, West of Ireland. It is in the famous area of Connemara, renowned for its natural beauty and near to the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way

Dublin is 250 km, a 1h and 50 min. straight drive on the new M6 motorway to Galway (Galway Airport has an airport with flights from the U.K.). Galway is only 20 min. drive to the village of Oughterard and Wellpark House. Shannon Airport. 1hr 45mins.

Other Activities: Annual Connemarathon- Dolphin watching- Boat Trips to Lake Islands and Cong

Golf: Situated only 5 minutes drive away from Oughterard Golf Club, 18 hole parkland course with Club house and restaurant, non members welcome.

20 minutes away from Glenlo Abbey Golf Club (18 hole parkland). 15min from Bearna Golf Club (18 hole moorland).

30min from Galway Golf Club (18 hole parkland)and 45min from the spectacular Connemara Golf Club.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Seasom
8 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
MAY 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
JUNE 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
JULY 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
November 2017
4 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas Week
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £104.57

CHANGEOVER DAY SATURDAY - SHORT STAYS (3-6 days) AVAILABLE ONLY IN LOW SEASON(1st October-23rd April) short stays €350 per night x 2 nights extra nights @ €250 per night. CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR weeks are High Season.
€60 final cleaning fee. Heating by consumption at National combi-Calorgas rate €3.00 per unit.
EXTRA cleaning available @ €50 for 4 hours (paid onsite.) ARRIVAL after 4pm -DEPARTURE by 10.00 a.m.
EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT of 10% on bookings made up to 6 months before Holiday dates. 10% DISCOUNT on RETURNING client bookings. - 10% DISCOUNT on second consecutive week booked (this is not applicable together with Early Booking discounts) .
WEEKLY SUPPLY of bed linen and towels included in rental. --EXTRA bed linen change available @ €100 (for 12 persons)

20% discount on 'Last Minute' bookings, taken within 14 days of the booking period.

Weekends/ short breaks in Low Season: €700 Euro per 2 nights (min.2 nights), extra nights €150

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 23-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • chateau / country house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna ...


  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 300 m²


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Bidet
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Large corner bath
  • 1 large bathroom with grand corner bath, with hand shower, separate power jet shower enclosure -toilet -bidet and wash basin. All bathrooms are decorated with hand painted Italian tiles and touches of Sanderson. 1 smaller bathroom with bath, bidet, wash basin and toilet. 1 smaller downstairs shower room with shower, bidet -wash basin and toilet.


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Crib/cot
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Travel crib/cot
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed, 1 Child Bed, 1 Cot, Family bedroom
  • Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • There are six comfortably furnished bedrooms in country style. 2 double bedrooms have king size beds, 1 double bedroom has a queen size bed, there are 2 twin bedrooms with 2 single beds in each, and a Family Bedroom with double bed, an extra child's bed (age from 2/5 years) and a cot/crib for babies. (English 'cots' = U.S. 'cribs') Sleeps 12 adults (and two small children)


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Conservatory
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...


  • Special barbecue garden, set apart from main garden, with large, hand built barbecue in local stone and garden furniture for 12. The barbecue garden is set amongst apple trees and fuchsia hedges. The house is set in one acre of mature lawns, orchard and 1 acre of landscaped garden. (Perfect example of charming, traditional, Georgian house and gardens, built in 1730) New addition - sun room/ conservatory looking onto the lush, emerald green garden, with comfortable armchairs for seating. (Tea in the garden in all weathers) Plenty to do in countryside. local area, Silver mines, fishing, farm visits, music pubs, shopping in Galway etc., etc., Note: internet access 24 hour ADSL WiFi broadband. Telephone incoming calls only.

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