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About Us -  Self catering family holidays Galway

Lakeview Holidays –  Self catering family holidays Galway

Welcome ,welcome, welcome! These are the words that will ring in your ears and remain forever in your memory once you have lived the Lakeview House Self catering family holidays Galway experience.  New York is so good they named it twice, Lakeview House is so good they named it three times.  As you near this period house set in its own private grounds you will hear it fondly referred to as Lakeview House, the Master’s House and the Red House. Whatever it is called, Lakeview House’s reputation as a high end luxury destination is second to none.

Lakeview House delivers the perfect holiday experience and is treasured by locals and visitors alike as it has remained totally connected to its locality and history.  For those wishing to take time out let this enchanting, tranquil and scenic rural location envelope you with its breathtaking beauty. For those who want a more active holiday there is a host of activities to keep you energised.   Whatever you do you will get to experience the true ambiance of the Irish countryside with the powerful welcome that you will receive all at a price that seems unbelievable.  We value value!

Tucked away in east Galway, Lakeview House is nestled in the foothills of the Slieve Aughty Mountains with the lake literally on its doorstep.  Not only do you get panoramic views of Lough Derg you will in fact get your very own private waterfall, stream and lake.


About Lakeview -  Self catering family holidays Galway


Lakeview House delivers a unique self catering family holidays Galway for you and your family.  Instead of holidaying in a run of the mill holiday home you will be staying in a unique period home which has every modern and conceivable luxury.  This family run enterprise is as close to perfection as it gets and has the highest star rating that Failte Ireland can award.  Guests cannot get enough of Lakeview House and return again and again.  You and your family’s every need has been catered for from start to finish.  On arrival you will be greeted with a welcome pack brimming with local goodies and throughout your stay your very need and comfort has been catered for.  In coming to Lakeview House you are creating a treasure trove of memories that will live long in your family reminiscences.

Whether you want to get away from it all or get to it all, Lakeview House is the ideal holiday location.  The choice is yours.  You can relax in the boutique style house set in a rural idyll or have an adrenalin rush with all of the amenities on offer or a combination of both.  Whatever your journey Lakeview House is your destination.

For those who wish to amble around the extensive grounds all you need is a good pair of shoes.  Imagine being able to stroll down your own private riverside laneway to directly access the lake.  Bicycles are available for those who wish to racket up the tempo and for the adrenaline junkies kayaks are provided, all free of charge.

Water enthusiasts can enjoy a host of water activities such as fishing the trout filled stream, kayaking in Old Town Canadian canoes, sailing, cruising, windsurfing, swimming  and waterskiing.  Not only do you get access to a private river and lake you also have access to the private mooring.  By day you can maximise all that the water has to offer and at night you will be lulled to sleep by the babbling stream and waterfall.  No need to worry about packing or be concerned about the weather as wetsuits, fishing rods and all the necessary safety gear is provided free of charge.



Not only is there ample private grounds to explore, the locality is a haven for hill walkers who can directly access the flora and fauna of Lough Derg, take to the Brian Boru Trail or the East Clare Way.  Equally you can take a gentle ramble in the surrounding countryside and the rolling hills.  While breathing in deeply fresh country air, the unmistakeably evocative scent of the yellow furze, honeysuckle and heathers will perfume your way.  Alternatively explore the river path down to the Shannon by bicycle or take a trek around the blackberry bramble laneways and avail of the food in the hedgerows generously provided by nature.

For a different type of walk go for a game of golf in one of the 4 golf courses within a 15 mile radius

Let your children experience nature first hand.  Part of the Lakeview House experience is getting up close and personal to a working farm.  You and your children will have access to a virtual menagerie -pigs, donkeys, chickens, cows, calves-the list goes on.   Imagine your children’s expression as the chicks hatch, as they smell freshly made hay or take their turn patting Babe and Dave the saddleback pigs which always capture children’s hearts with their gentle manner.  Gary the resident farmer is always keen to share his farming skills.  No need to worry about trying to sleep-the healthy air and activity laden experience will ensure that your sleep will be sound and your waking will be easy as the many activities of the following day beckon.

You and your family can enjoy carting in nearby Tynagh, pony trekking in Flower Hill Equestrian Centre or horse riding in Slieve Aughty Riding Centre or  Lough Hill Pony Trekking Centre.

Trigger your children’s imagination with the famous telescope in Birr Castle and the extensive monastic settlement on Holy Island.  Let your own inner child run riot.

For those wishing to trace family roots, Woodford Genealogy centre is a five minute drive.


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You will not have experienced rural Ireland ambience and welcome unless you pop over to the local pubcumshop where the Guinness is always served to perfection.  The Cornerstone pub and shop is a throwback to a bygone Ireland.  The smell of the freshly baked brown bread and scones will have you keep going back for more.  In case you decide to imbibe one or more, there is no need to worry about the short journey home as a taxi is sourced in order to ensure your safe return.  Your every need has been catered for.

Portumna is literally just a stone’s throw away where you can enjoy a stroll in the lake fringed forest park and wildlife sanctuary, visit the castle or enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants.

Mountshannon is just a short spin in the other direction where you can enjoy all the amenities that the river Shannon is deservedly famed for.

Lakeview House is an ideal location for touring the West of Ireland, Connemara and the Shannon region.  You are just 40 minutes from Galway, Ennis and Limerick.

For Self catering family holidays Galway, contact us at Lakeview Holidays today!

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