About the Homestay
I live 8 miles away from Longford town and 2 miles from our nearest little village of Ballinalee.
My two boys are aged 13 and nearly 15 and we have a lovely old dog called Mickey and 3 cats (which we keep outside).
The house is a 4 bed-roomed bungalow and the accommodation available is a large room with en-suite and beautiful views across the fields.
There are also lots of nice walks nearby and a bicycle available if required.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located almost two miles from the village of Ballinalee where you can find pubs, shops, post office, play park, churches and garage.
It is very quiet here save for the wildlife and the local sheep and cattle.
Ballinalee is known for General Sean McEoin who played a prominent part in the War of Independence. The ruins of his family home is on the corner of our lane along with his restored blacksmiths forge.
We are 5 miles from the small town of Granard which has historical connections with Michael Collins.
In Granard we have: take aways, various types of shops, hair-dressers/barbers, post office, supermarkets, schools, garages, Police and Fire stations.
Longford town is about 10 miles away and we have 3 buses a day going into the town. From Longford there are buses and trains available to Dublin and the rest of the country.
Dublin airport is about 85 miles away and there are several buses throughout the day that drop off at the doors of the airport.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Horse Stables
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Please keep noise to a minimum after midnight.
Please feel free to use the lounge and kitchen (but clean up when you are finished).
Please do not adjust heating settings or enter other bedrooms.
Smoking is not allowed.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.