Glenribbeen Lodge
An Grianan Oirbsin

Glenribbeen, Lismore,
County Waterford, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 58 54499

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Georgina campbells

" A Holiday Experience without the Footprint "

Glenribbeen Self Catering Apartment.

Special Offer for March - July 2011One gets immersed in music lessons and archery during the visit, also lunch with one 'run' down the Blackwater River from Lismore to Cappoquin - over 4 sets of rapids in a Canadian canoe! (Takes about 2 - 3 hrs). As well as that a day's fishing on a trout-lake (Cappa-Lakes) or a canoe safari will be arranged. All for an all-in-price of €450,- for up to 5persons including one weeks self-catering in Glenribbeen Eco Apartment. Visits to Lismore Heritage Centre and Lismore Castle Gardens and Art Gallery can be arranged.

 Our First Guests.            
Al fresco breakfast;                                                          Apartment early morning
                                                                                                       from the gate.

Our Apartment. - (text taken from Georgina Campbell's web-site).

The Self-Catering Apartment has been built as eco-friendly as possible and to the best standards of access-4-all is set in the heart of County Waterford. The apartment sleeps 5 adults; also has a futon that opens to a double bed in main lounge. There are 2 bedrooms / 1. twin beds and 2. a double. The double bed-room has a single bed in an annex (with wash-hand-basin) and these also opens to the rear garden. The apartment has a dishwasher as well as clotheswasher.  Apartment accommodation has satellite TV, DVD, CD & radio/cassette player as well as playing cards, ring-board and dart-board.

Dogs are welcome but please be aware the hens take the concept of ‘free-range’ (12.00-18.00hrs daily) very seriously. A hen-pecked nose may cause offence.

The car park opens directly onto the entrance to the accommodation. The rear door of the apartment opens to the North garden via a glass-covered veranda (with gas-BBQ).

Els and Peter O’Connor’s very special B&B near has recently been awarded the prestigious EU Green Flower Award for Eco-Accommodation – the first in this part of Ireland to achieve the commendation, and one of only 125 in Europe, it speaks volumes for this hospitable couple’s commitment to the environment.

And you’d know it anyway, as soon as you arrive and see the sign warning guests to be careful and watch out for red squirrels but, for those who wonder if the whole thing might be a bit too hippy for them, be reassured that it’s a perfectly normal, comfortable house with everything that ordinary people need when breaking a journey or – more likely - want a relaxingly low-key holiday here fishing for salmon or brown trout on the River Blackwater, or walking/cycling.

It’s a great area for walkers of all levels of ability and experience, and Peter and Els provide guests with maps and directions and then send them on their way - some walks begin right at the front gate. Some last 10mins....... some go on a lifetime.

Garden games - Archery, boules, horse-shoes, skittles, throw-ball, rings/darts and more. The accommodation also has wet-weather gear, life-preservers, fishing-tackle and musical instruments.

Prices for Apartment: 2010
Apartment prices per          Low season                 July – Sept
Per 2 nights                         €150,-                           €180,-
Per 3 nights                          €180,-                           €200,-
Per week                                €360,-                           €400,-
Per 2 (consecutive) weeks      €540,-                           €650,-  Per booking - ie regardless of a changeover. ie 50% reduction if two weeks are booked at the same time outside of July - Sept. A smaller rduction is available for two weeks booked together in high season. Archery and music lessons can be arranged as can bike/canoe hire. In summer there is a great outdoor/surf rental business at Clonee Beach 20Kms ast of us.
NB there is an electricity meter to monitor consumption. A generous allowance of 100kW per week is allowed.

Front of the Apartment.
To the right here is an outside preparation & wash area for salmon and such and an adobe oven for baking.

Apartment Interior view. Comlete kitchen incl - dishwasher and (clothes)washing machine, microwave, DVD,CD, darts, ring-board, etc..

View of Apartment Lounge. The futon pictured opens to a full-sized bed - if needed. (There is also a folding single-bed)

Apartment Bedroom. Books and poster on the Titanic.

View of Back of the Apartment. The North side remains cool in summer but provides great shelter under the trailing jasmine.
Bedroom 1 Apartment
Rear door to Apartment from N. garden.
Bedroom 2 Door leads to stone(glass-covered) veranda and  to garden. We generally have the "Traditional Irish BBQ" (gas-under-glass) here. The bike shed, canoe and surf-board are around the corner.

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