New attic area with skylight
Eco-renovated stone barn
Eco-renovated stone barn
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Beautiful timber/stone barn c200 yrs old renovated in 2015 to a high standard, set on an organically/permaculture inspired smallholding in countryside close to Athenry. Featuring a large double bedroom with 4 poster bed, a sleeping loft. Fully fitted Kitchen. Contemporary Shower with Compost Toilet.

The space

Part irish cottage, part Scandinavian lodge, the Barn is a totally unique space made of timber, stone and glass. The interior is bathed in light from a huge roof lantern. The colours are calming and contemporary. The wood-stove warming and homely. Whatever your stressful lives entail, you will leave it behind and be rejuvenated after a few nights staying here!

Sleeping - One large double bed downstairs, 2 single beds in the attic room in the apex of the building (height 1.8metres)

The Barn was originally a thatched cottage in the 1800's but was converted into a barn in around 1850 when the main house was built. When we bought the property the barn was a completely overgrown ruin with trees growing out of the walls. The current conversion was finished in 2015 and features a stand-alone highly insulated timber framed building within the old stone walls. We have used reclaimed/up-cycled materials extensively in the construction and furnishing of the barn. It also features rainwater harvesting, a compost toilet and low energy lighting and heating.

We hope the honest approach in the design and use of materials provides visitor with a unique and beautiful space to enjoy for their stay.

Guest access

Someone will meet and greet all guests to provide access, keys and run through using the compost toilet etc. The Host's home is across the yard and is always on hand to help and provide guidance with travel plans during your stay. We encourage visitors to visit our garden and share our produce.

Interaction with guests

The Barn is part of a group of buildings surrounding a farmyard, the opposite side of which is the hosts family home. We love to meet our guests and show them around our kitchen garden. Our poly-tunnel it usually bursting with produce and guests are encouraged to share whatever is in season. There's also fruit garden and orchard, chickens and quails. A selection of eggs are provided for visitors breakfast.

Other things to note

Athenry is a walled heritage town with many sites of interest and good restaurants including The Barracks. It is the closest town to Galway City which is easily reached by bus, rail or motorway ( in 25 minutes).
The Wild Atlantic way is closest at Oranmore and is about 15km away.

The host is a keen walker and maybe able to provide some guidance.
I have clients/friends who have some of the best restaurants in Galway including Ard Bia @ Nimos, Aniar, Cava Bodega and would be happy to assist in reservations.
Please note we do have internet and wifi in the main house but the Barn receives a very poor signal. We hope to improve this soon but take note this is a rural Ireland location were people come to get away from their chaotic lives. We will never have the Broadband guests have come to expect in their city centre homes! So best to relax and enjoy!

Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Please note there is a compost toilet.
Wifi and internet service is limited
No smoking inside
No pets as we have a small dog ourselves
No outdoor shoes inside - slippers are provided
Check out on day of departure 10.30am (when booked for next night)
The instructions for using the compost toilet and the accommodation generally are provided and must be followed.
Lights must be turned off and doors and windows closed when leaving the property .
Candles must not be left un-attended.

You must also acknowledge
Some pet(s) live in the house


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Andy User Profile
October 2017
We loved the barn! Lucy & Nathan have created a really unique and special place here! We were given a warm welcome with scones & eggs left for us. We were even dropped in some smoothies for breakfast on our last morning! The space is cosy & warm with a lovely fire and a great range of DVDs to choose from. The kitchen is well equipped and the bed cosy & comfortable!

Meghan User Profile
October 2017
The barn is a quiet, comfortable space that truly captures relaxation. Nathan and Lucy were wonderful hosts and thought of everything we could need. As an added bonus there were quite tasty scones available when we arrived which made it feel like even more of a home experience.

Ben User Profile
October 2017
Nathan and Lucy's restored eco-barn is a real gem - definitely a great find if you're looking to relax a bit in a comfortable space. We had everything we needed and Lucy was very accommodating (responsive to communication, and very thoughtful in what was provided). Would definitely recommend staying here.

Genevieve & Kevin User Profile
October 2017
We loved staying at Lucy & Nathan's! The barn is beautiful and they are really lovely. We hope that we get to go back one day.

Andrea User Profile
September 2017
The Barn is a beautiful, cosy get away from the craziness of Dublin. Lucy made us feel super welcome, with freshly baked scones and apples from her apple tree waiting for us. The Barn was very clean and there was plenty of wood/turf for the fireplace. There wasn't really any WiFi but the large collection of CD's and DVD's made up for the fact. The location was easy to find, with good direction and signs, about 15 minutes from Athenry itself. Would definitely recommend for anyone!

Marc User Profile
September 2017
Had a great stay at "The Barn". Lovely spot to base camp from. The place,our hosts, and the grounds were all wonderful. Would definitely recommend.

Gearoid User Profile
September 2017
We stayed for a weekend with our 10 month old son. The place was exactly like the pictures. We found the place easily with the directions. Our hosts were fantastic, very welcoming and accommodating, they arranged a crib for the baby. The essentials were in the fridge which was a nice surprise and there were eggs from their hens and fresh scones baked for our arrival. Nathan kindly lit the log burning stove for us coming back from exploring. The bed was comfortable and we had two great nights sleep. We would definitely go back for another break.

Galway, IrelandJoined in September 2013
Nathan & Lucy User ProfileNathan & Lucy is a superhost.
We are Nathan, Lucy and our son Luke and we live near Athenry Galway. We have a beautiful old cottage in the Irish countryside with a small holding with veggies, chooks a fruit garden and orchard. We are passionate about good food, growing organically and sustainable living gener…
Languages: English
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