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Self-Catering Tulla

Ballyblood Lodge Family Cottage in Tulla, Clare

From: €423 weekly Guests 6 Rooms 3 Bathroom 2

Ballyblood Lodge Family Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
Ballyblood Lodge is a converted cottage cottage situated in Ballyblood, near Tulla in County Clare. The cottage has two double bedrooms and one twin, as well as two family bathrooms, the property can sleep six people. The cottage also contains a fitted kitchen with a dining area, a sitting room with a woodburner and a reading room on a mezzanine level. 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 woodburning stove. 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. 6 people.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
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Self-Catering Reviews

August 2020
Stayed at Bollywood as a family of 6 with 2 granddaughters and it was simply stunning , the lodge has loads of space both inside and out ( the gardens are just beautiful so well maintained) you can tell a lot of love and time has gone into them .Inside is just beautiful lovely cosy beds with plenty of space , we cooked loads of amazing meals in the super kitchen that had everything and more.Tricia is a lovely caring lady who went above and beyond to accommodate our needs , nothing was too much trouble and she was always at hand for advise , we loved it so much we have booked again for october , if I could give this lodge 10* I would
Mr Hurley
August 2020
Ballyblood Lodge is a wonderful place to stay, the accommodation is very clean and well cared for.. It's spacious and the hot tub is a very good plus. The area around the lodge is very quiet, closet shops around 3km away. We have obviously stayed during the CV19 pandemic, although ROI is quieter due to restrictions we still had a lovely stay.
August 2020
First of all would like to say what a lovely, helpful, accommodating lady Tricia was nothing was too much trouble and she was always smiling.. we absolutely loved this cottage, having stayed in a fair few while holidaying with my son and daughter in law and family it's by far the best ever. The place has loads of space , immaculately clean and everything you could think of was un the cottage, plenty if towels for 6 of us and a great supply if cutlery and tableware which we find a huge bonus, beds were super comfy and bedrooms spacious too . The outside of this place is huge and gardens are so well maintained, hot tub was super clean and checked every day on the dot , would not hesitate to recommend this beautiful place and we were sad to leave Thank you so much Tricia for a perfect holiday
Thomas M
December 2019
This was one of the TOP 3 trips of a lifetime. The owner was FANTASTIC and the property was BEAUTIFUL. We had a lot of questions on what to do and where to go and Trish had the answer for every one of them. She even told us that she would have the local pub we wanted to visit come and pick us up and then bring us all home when we were ready. The locals were wonderful and we felt more like relatives then toiurists ! You can't ask for much more then we enjoyed staying here.
Mr Wagstaff, July 2020
December 2019
We stayed for a week in September.. The house is much larger and nicer than it seems in the photos. We had so much space for the children to play. We stayed in and cooked all meals as the kids are so young and the kitchen is fully equipped. We will definitely be back to stay again
Thomas M
May 2019
Located in Tulla, Ireland, deep in the heartland of County Clare in a small village surrounded by tradition and sheer beauty Ballyblood Lodge is EXCELLENCE in EVERYTHING, from the accommodations that were spotless, to the wonderful people that run it. Only a short drive into Tulla for groceries or a meal and a few minutes away from PEPPERS PUB for traditional Irish Music on Wednesday and Sunday AND EVEN MORE AMAZING they pick you up and bring you home so you can thoroughly enjoy a meal, a drink or 3 and the entertainment. .
Mrs Good
April 2019
Trisha was the perfect owner, scones etc left as welcome gesture and tour of property with explanations for things, she checked in with us after couple of days and her husband introduced himself.. True Irish friendliness. When left she had purchased Easter egg for our grandson, will definitely be back, property and Trisha exceeded our expectations
March 2019
Lovely Barn Conversion both spacious & homely all at the same time. All home comfort facilities have been combined to give a welcoming & relaxing holiday lodge facility.
Ms Ni Bhreisleain
March 2019
The hot tub is amazing , what an addition to the house .. The property is so clean, well laid out and well serviced. Had everything you need for a stay and set in beautiful grounds
Miss Cambi
November 2018
Ballyblood Lodge was fantastic.. Patricia was lovely, she was on hand to greet us & show us around. We chatted with her most days, as her house was down the lane. We couldn’t have asked to meet a nicer lady and we would highly recommend anyone to stay there. The lodge is comfortable, has everything you could ask for and more. The location was wonderful. There is nothing more to say about the property or location, words really don’t do it justice. We will be staying there again in the future
Claire G
November 2018
Ballyblood lodge is an amazing place the lodge it self is stunning with everything catered for and beyond The outside space is impressive and private The hot tub was icing on the cake.. Tricia and Kevin were very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble if you need them. I can’t express enough how wonderful it is we highly recommend it and hope to return soon.
March 2018
The lodge is huge and a really nice place to stay. Everywhere was clean and comfortable. The owners left us some home made scones and some essentials in the fridge for when we arrived which was a really nice touch. The location is good,perfect for some peace and quiet but not too far from Ennis,Limerick, Cliffs of Moher etc. Would definitely recommend staying here.
December 2017
This little gem is very accessible . It is so peaceful luxurious and wam . Plenty of places to see in Clare . The decor is fabulous and great to visit any time of year . The lodge is great and the cottage is looking equally as tempting . Will be back , highly recommended .
December 2017
Everything about this cottage exceeded our expectations.. Tricia is wonderful to work with!
mary c
September 2017
My husband and I were vacationing in Ireland with another couple and decided to make this lovely place our home away from home. We were definitely not disappointed at all. The facility was immaculate. Very large and lots of room. The bathrooms had great showers and toilets. The kitchen was fully equipped and the washer and dryer worked great. The Murphy's were wonderful hosts and helped us with any questions we had. They had some kitties that would meet us at the front gate every day that were very cheeky. One of the friends that was with us has really severe allergies and had no problems with pet dander or smoke as it was pet and smoke free. We highly recommend this lodge. It was in a beautiful area of Ireland with lots of places to go to from there.
Becky G
July 2017
We spent the last week at this amazing lodge, it is set up with everything you need to be a home away from home, excellent amenities such as washing machine, dishwasher, iron etc... The lodge was lovely and clean and each bedroom had its own wardrobe and plenty of space. The gorgeous garden was very spacious and had a hot tub which was very relaxing and ideal after sight seeing throughout the day! The lodge is situated in County Clare and is ideal for travelling to The Cliffs of Moher, Spanish Point, Father Teds house, and many more must see locations! We are the best Indian of our lives in a restaurant called Bonfire in Ennis approx 12 miles away! The owners are very friendly and on site if you need them, we could not fault our stay with them at all and would highly recommend to all.
Mr Jurgen
July 2017
Our holiday at Ballyblood lodge was superfantastic ! Our family had a wonderful time We had a warm welcome and the owners were lovely ! Thanks for all the info and directions and the hottube was a bonus
Becky G
July 2017
We loved the lodge so much.. The hosts were extremely helpful & made sure we had everything we needed. The highlight for us was the fabulous hot-tub!
Tommy L
June 2017
Just back from ballyblood lodge, had a lovely week despite the weather. Located in a quiet rural area but perfect base to discover Clare limerick and Galway. The house itself is fairly impressive, plenty of room, light and everything you'll need, bikes wellies even a miniature hurling pitch!! The hot tub is a real treat. The house is perfect if you just want to chill, party, entertain the kids, it's an all rounder. Anything you want to know about Clare hurling- ask Kevin. Cheers for the memories
Jason B
June 2017
Just back from a lovely week at ballybood lodge. The accommodation was fantastic with a beautifully equipped lodge with lots of great space inside and out. The hot tub was perfect and used every day. Owners were really nice and we really can't fault anything. Bikes were provided which was great as they can be expensive to hire for a family. Gas BBQ was also used on the wonderful patio area. Lovely part of Ireland too close to limerick and Galway within an hour. Cliffs of maher 45 mins away with a lovely stretch of coastline. All in all a definite recommendation. Thanks for a lovely week.
May 2017
No seriously go book right now. This place is FANTABULOUS to say the least. Stayed a whole week. Mrs. Tricia emailed me a couple days before arrival to just touch base, arrived at lodge to find scones, jam and milk, how great is that. She went thru info on the house showed us around. So beautiful so quiet,hot tub is what the body needs as we were completely worn out each day, Mrs Tricia, thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful lodge
May 2017
The owners are three of the nicest people you could meet.. The cottage is a great hub for touring the beautiful coast of Clare & Galway. Kids loved the hot tub and it's a great way to relax after busy days.
Miss James
April 2017
Fabulous place, and Tricia and Kevin showed us wonderful Irish hospitality.. It's a luxurious house - the best we've ever stayed in - and everything we could possibly want was provided; the hot tub was particularly welcome. We didn't want to leave!
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.
November 2016
Hosts Trish and Kevin were very friendly and helpful.. The houses was spotless and had everything you needed. Would definitely recommend this place.
Mr Browne
September 2016
This property is exceptional in every way.. Tricia and Kevin are wonderful hosts, welcoming in every way. The house is very well done and very comfortable. The hot tub is perfect for unwinding after a day of sightseeing. The kids really enjoyed feeding apples to the donkeys. The location is great for touring County Clare. We can't recommend this property highly enough.
Mrs Kirk
August 2016
What can I say property was excellent, location was spot on , we visited The Quiet man, Cliffs of Moher ,Blarney Castle and had a highly recommended banquet dinner at local castle .. In our down time wee chilled in the luxurious grounds and hot tub . The owners Trasha and Kevin couldn't have been more accommodating and helpful. Every little detail taking care of and loads of lovely extras like scones ,jam,butter and milk on arrival. Plus Kevin is like a walking map lol directions wherever we needed :) . My little girl was ill on are last night and both of them couldn't have been more supportive with getting me bell doc and directions to take her . We will be recommending to all family and friends and if down that side of the country-staying again . Thankyou Julieann x hopeing I hit 10/10 on all questions as some wouldn't load so I guessed
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!
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.
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.
Miss Garvey
September 2015
The house was amazing, it's stunning surroundings. We will certainly be back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Miss Reid
October 2014
A beautiful house in lovely garden surroundings. The owners are two of the nicest people you could meet.
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.
Mr Manthei
August 2014
This house was the best house we ever had. A wonderful building, wonderful grounds and caring hosts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Miss Thomas
September 2013
The lodge was the best part, along with the excellent hosts.
Mrs Taylour
August 2013
Friendly people, lovely barn, comfortable beds!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Mrs Binks
September 2012
Our granddaughter loved it that much she wants to return next year. We also enjoyed the break immensely.
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 Mc Guigan
August 2012
The holiday house made the whole holiday, it was beautiful. The hot tub and garden were a great added bonus.
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
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.
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