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Located On The Banks Of The River Shannon, With Stunning Riverside Views

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 1 m²
Property type house


About the property

Sleeps Up To 12 People Comfortably In Modern Luxury En Suite Bedrooms

Set in the beautiful tranquil setting of the banks of the River Shannon, Riverside House is a large self catering holiday home. At over 3,200 sq ft and with six bedrooms (of which four are doubles, the remaining two are twins) and six bathrooms (four are ensuite), large spacious kitchen, two living rooms with open fires, kids playroom, games room, upper terrace overlooking large patio/BBQ/enclosed garden area.

Recently renovated and modernised, all the necessary mod cons are included to ensure you have an enjoyable and relaxing stay.

Riverside House is a Bord Failte approved 4 star rated, stunning 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom, luxury self catering house, with a private water front garden on the banks of the River Shannon. Riverside House has everything you need to relax, rest and retreat. It is the perfect get away for those who want privacy, freedom and luxury too. This luxury self catering holiday home may yet cause Bord Failte to revise its 4 star rating system.

Riverside house is all about space while still retaining that intimate feeling, as the 6 bedrooms are spread over 3 floors. You can see all of our rooms in the*New* Virtual Tour

It is ideal for a number of families or a group of people who want to holiday together in the same property. There is a floor area of 3,200 sq. ft. with a superb terrace and BBQ area. This compliments a beautifully landscaped garden so finding your own space will never be a problem.

To make your stay a special one, Riverside House has luxuries such as a Jacuzzi, a full size pool table, 42” plasma TV, DVD’s, WIFI internet (free of charge), a karaoke machine, and a bookcase full of good reading. The children are not forgotten either, they have their own indoor playroom complete with toys and books as well as an outdoor play area with swings and a slide.

This self catering holiday home is both child and pet friendly. With gardens that are enclosed with timber fencing. The entrance gate and gateway to the private jetty are both electrically controlled and fitted with intercoms, making this property both secure, private and safe for families with young children.

More Details

Peter Downey Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Peter Downey Owner

Riverside House is a Failte Ireland approved 4* rated, stunning 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom hideaway luxury house, with a private water front garden on the banks of the River Shannon. Riverside House has everything you need to relax, rest and retreat.

Why Peter Downey Owner chose Esker

Set in the heart of the Irish midlands, just 3km outside of the picturesque village of Banagher, Co Offaly. Boating and fishing facilities are literally on your door step. Riverside House is also perfect to explore the West of Ireland, from Clonmacnoise where monks knelt in prayer to the traditional festivals of county Clare and the majesty of Lough Derg to the bohemian bustle of Galway City, the lunar landscape of the Burren and the sweet mauve hills of Connemara

What makes this house unique

Riverside Paradise is a Home away from Home,

It's about Space,and Luxury in a tranquil rural setting with spectacular views.We have our own private jetty,our local chef will come and cook for you

1. Tranquil setting of the banks of the River Shannon, Riverside Paradise is the perfect base to explore the West of Ireland especially Galway city, The Burren, Lough Derg and Connemara.

2. Spacious recently renovated and modernised 3,200 sq ft guesthouse with large front and back gardens with riverside views and private jetty.

3. Plenty of local attractions to keep you busy including Clonmacnoise, Birr Castle , Slieve Bloom Mountains, Lough Boora Parklands, 2 x 18 hole Golf courses, river tours, Angling, swimming and plenty of local Irish pubs!

4. Riverside Paradise is Failte Ireland approved and 4 star rated and was also awarded silver from Ecotourism Ireland for environmentally friendly tourism.

5. The Guesthouse includes six bedrooms and six bathrooms, large spacious kitchen, two living rooms with open fires, kids playroom, games room, upper terrace overlooking large patio/BBQ/enclosed garden area.

6. Luxury facilities include jacuzzi, a full size pool table, 42” plasma TV, DVD’s, WIFI internet (free of charge), a karaoke machine, and a bookcase full of good reading.

7. Boating and fishing facilities are literally on your door step. 20 ft broad beam rowing boat with a 5hp outboard engine. The boat will have life jackets for all on board.

8. Located just 2 km outside of the picturesque village of Banagher, Co Offaly, convenient for shopping and socialising.

9. This self catering holiday home is suitable for Large families, hen parties, corporate team building and is also both child and pet friendly.

10. Easily accessible from Shannon Galway and Dublin airport.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Esker, Ireland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Children when fishing must be accompanied by an adult. Young children must be accompanied by an adult when playing on the pool table.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main bathroom - toilet , jacuzzi
    En suite 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    En suite 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    En suite 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    En -suite 5 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • All bathrooms are tiled and to a high standard of finish
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , With pull out single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Located On The Banks Of The River Shannon, With Stunning Riverside Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

A great weekend had by all.

  • 5 of 5

Riverside Paradise is an absolutely fantastic property in a lovely location & Peter was a pleasure to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: 04/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David for your 5 star review of Riverside Paradise . It.was a pleasure to have your family with us this weekend and look forward to meeting you another time in the not to distant future. Peter
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Shannon or Galway airports, are about a 55 minute
Nearest Ferry
130 Kilometres
Dublin I hour .55 minute
Nearest Train
34 Kilometres
Tullamore,Co Offaly, 30 minute drive
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
14 Km
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Banagher Town
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Salthill, Co Galway

Riverside Paradise is located 2km outside of the Town of Banagher on the borders of Co Offaly and Co Galway. It is in a beautiful setting on the banks of

the River Shannon, overlooking an island with the village of Lusmagh in the back ground.

Banagher (Beannchar na Sionna in Irish) is a town in Ireland, located in the midlands on the western edge of County Offaly in the province of Leinster, on the banks of the River Shannon. The name Banagher comes from its Irish name, which translates to English as “the place of the pointed rocks on the Shannon”. Banagher was a town of 3,000 people at the height of its economic growth in the mid-19th century. The current population is just over half of that figure, at about 1,600. Banagher has an important strategic position on the River Shannon, and was long one of the few crossing points between the provinces of Leinster and Connacht. It thus became a natural focus for many great historical buildings, including a 17th-century Martello Tower and a number of important castles around the town, which were built in the 14th and 15th centuries.

The town used to be the focus of thriving river business and was an important stop on the Dublin to Limerick navigation. It supported a number of large industries, most notably a maltings and distillery, which are now defunct. Tourism has supplanted this to a certain extent with a modern marina providing support for river cruisers and water-sports facilities and the town is an important angling centre, with particular attraction for pike anglers. Banagher is the centre of the ‘callows’ of the Shannon, grassy meadows which flood in winter and provide living space for myriads of waterfowl.

A number of notable literary figures have stayed at Banagher, including Anthony Trollope, who used the town as an inspiration for his first novel The Macdermots of Ballycloran and Charlotte Brontë who married a curate who was raised in Banagher. The town is the source of the well-known phrase: “Well, that beats Banagher!”

Corrigans “The Corner House” Public House

Located in the centre of the town, Corrigan’s is a traditional Irish family-run pub. Around the corner Corrigan’s Off Licence & Wine Merchants stocks leading brands of wines and spirits.

Flynns Bar & Lounge

A family-run pub, Flynn’s was first established in 1914. Now serving food and drink Flynn’s also has live music at weekends.

Local Attractions


An early Christian site founded by St. Ciarán in the mid-6th century includes the ruins of a cathedral, seven churches (10th-13th century), two round towers, three high crosses and the largest collection of Early Christian graveslabs in Western Europe.


Founded by St. Brendan the Navigator in 577AD Clonfert soon became a famous school of sanctity and learning.


Meelick has the oldest Irish Roman Catholic church with continuous use since 1414 AD. Originally founded as a Franciscan abbey, the church and sacristy are still in use today.

Birr Castle

Home to Lord and Lady Rosse and their family, Birr Castle is also home to Ireland’s Historic Science Centre, The Great Telescope and demesne.

Cloghan Castle

Cloghan Castle is located between Gort and Loughrea, just outside the village of Kilchreest in Co. Galway.

Slieve Bloom Mountains

The Slieve Bloom mountains is made up of forests, blanket bogs that are unique to Ireland, interspersed with hidden valleys of great character, and interest to the nature lovers.

Birr Golf Club

18 hole golf course, Par 70. Carved out of natural woodland and eskers Birr Golf Club provides a strong challenge for even the most accomplished golfers.

Esker Hills Golf Club

A Christy O’Connor Jnr. designed course, Esker Hills Golf Club is regarded as one of Ireland’s leading inland golf courses.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Esker, Ireland

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$479.22

Short stays:
25 Apr 15 - 30 May 15: Weekday night: €253, Weekend night: €1,150
29 Aug 15 - 24 Oct 15: Weekday night: €253, Weekend night: €1,150
24 Oct 15 - 21 Dec 15: Weekday night: €221, Weekend night: €1,150

Heating & Electricity are metered and paid for separately by cash on departure.

Short stays are available in the Off season

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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