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Bungalow with large garden and fantastic lakeview - 'Shannonview Selfcatering'

Bedrooms 3
Space 150 m²
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Bungalow with large garden and fanstastic view over the lake Shannon.

Shannonview Selfcatering is ideally located in the centre of Ireland in county Tipperary on the banks of the river Shannon. Its central location makes it an ideal base for enjoying the local attractions in the area or for making daytrips to some of the best-known tourist destinations in Ireland such as the city of Galway on the West Coast, Connemara, Bunratty Castle or the Cliffs of Moher.

The house is sitting high up on a hill overlooking Lough Derg, the large lake formed by the majestic river Shannon. This fantastic location offers guests breathtaking, panoramic views over the lake and the surrounding countryside of green fields. The front of the house is West facing and one can enjoy wonderful flaming red sunsets over the water.

The property sits peacefully and secure on the hill set back from the road, surrounded by mature gardens with native shrubs and trees on a large site which makes it ideal for families with children.

In the conservatory to the front guests can enjoy some 'time out' reading (German and English books supplied) or simply listen to the birds singing and watch the boats and cruisers drift by on the lake. The spacious patio to the front is ideal for BBQs in the summertime.

The detached bungalow has 3 bedrooms (2 en-suite), 1 main bathroom, playroom/lounge, large kitchen/dining room, conservatory, living room with fireplace, large patio with garden furniture, television with Satellite reception for English/German channels and free WIFI connection. The kitchen has all modern appliances like dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, oven, hob and microwave. The heating is oil-fired central heating.

The detached bungalow has 3 bedrooms (2 en-suite), 1 main bathroom, playroom/lounge, large kitchen/dining room, conservatory, living room with fireplace, large patio with garden furniture, television with Satellite reception for English/German channels and WIFI connection. The kitchen has all modern appliances like dishwasher, washing machine, dryer and microwave. The heating is oil-fired central heating.

For anglers there is an additional large fridge/freezer in the garage which can be used as bait fridge. There is also plenty of space in the garage to store wet gear and fishing tackle.

The house is located in County Tipperary in the Midlands, on the banks of the majestic river Shannon. It can be easily reached from either Shannon airport (1 hour), Galway airport (1 hour), Kerry airport (2 hours), Dublin airport or ferry port (2 -2.5 hours) or Cork (2.5 hours). The central location makes it an ideal base for exploring the local points of interest or daytrips to the West coast.

The house is located in the scenic Shannon area and its central location makes it an ideal base for a number of daytrips to some of the most idyllic locations locally or within a short driving distance. The lake Lough Derg - described as Ireland's Pleasure Lake - is 5 minutes by foot and the local Kilgarvan Quay harbour area is a scenic, peaceful and idyllic small quay which is used for fishing, boating or just a stroll around by locals and tourists alike in the summer time.

Portumna (15 minute drive away - also the nearest bait shop) is a prime coarse angling centre renowned for its quality angling. This area offers good fishing waters which have a good track record. There are several prime angling hotspots, a number which are official match stretches located on the river Shannon itself and the Northern Shores of Lough Derg. For anglers there is an additional fridge/freezer in the garage which can be used as bait fridge and there is plenty of space in the garage for wet gear and tackle storage.

Lake Boats can be rented locally in the area and there is a fishing lake nearby stocked with trout where fishing on an hourly basis can be arranged.(

A renowned gourmet restaurant 'Brocka-on-the-Water' is located on the way to the harbour within walking distance which offers an intimate and romantic setting for a special night out, reservations are necessary.

Other activities nearby include horseriding ( or or go-carting (

Terryglass Village, which is only a 10 minutes drive away is a well-known village on the banks of Lough Derg with two award-winning pubs offering good food throughout the day, Irish music sessions on most weekends and generally a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike. Paddy's Bar ( offers a pick-up and drop-back service for local customers on the weekends free-of-charge by prior arrangement. In the summertime the village is buzzing with visitors who arrive into the well-developed harbour on their boats. The two pubs and the local shop and post office are only a 10-minute walk away from the pier.

The owners of the house are dog lovers and can therefore understand the dilemma of going on holidays having to leave your beloved pets behind. The large mature grounds are fully fenced in with either timber or wire fencing. There is a separate kennel area with a large dog-house in the back garden and the garage has a dog flap. Plenty of space is therefore available even for large dogs to run around the garden.

More Details

Connie Downey
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french, german
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
3 April, 2017

About Connie Downey

We are an Irish/German couple and lived in that house for 15 years. We now live only 5 minutes away in the next village of Terryglass and are very hands-on owners. We are delighted to assist with the planning of trips and can recommend where to go for a nice meal or a drink in the local area.

Why Connie Downey chose County Tipperary

It is very centrally located and a number of day-trips to the best known tourist attractions in Ireland such as Bunratty Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Burren or Connemara can easily be visited from the house within a day.

What makes this bungalow unique

Large, fully secured garden. Magnificent panoramic view over the lake. Walking distance to marina and lake. Very centrally located for sightseeing trips. Owners live nearby and can assist with planning of day-trips. The house is ideally suited for pets as it is fully fenced in and pets are welcome.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house is beautiful and very comfortable. Everything provided you could wish for. Gorgeous gardens and fabulous view over the lake. Connie and Mike were very welcoming and made us feel right at home. The dogs were very happy here too - lots of room for them to play in the garden. Great location for touring around also. I don't hink you could do any better - we had a wonderful time and can't wait to come back !
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Brockagh, Ireland

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , En-suite
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , En-suite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , En-suite Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , En-suite bedroom with lakeview
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Parasol
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Bungalow with large garden and fantastic lakeview - 'Shannonview Selfcatering'
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 25 reviews

Excellent central Ireland location

  • 5 of 5

The home was exactly as described. We enjoyed the spacious kitchen which is much larger than the one we have at our home. Plenty of tourist information was provided. Connie and Mike were excellent hosts. They were waiting for us when we arrived and gave us a detailed breakdown of the features of the home. The property was clean and well-maintained. We stayed for over two weeks and Mike mowed the grass and Connie brought us a change of towels and linens without us having to ask. Connie and Mike were very responsive to any request we had. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting them. We would easily recommend this home to others. We would have stayed longer if our schedule would have permitted it. Nenagh and Portumna were close by for grocery shopping. Day trips can be done to Connemarra, Cliffs of Moher, Rock of Cashel, and Roscommon. There are numerous activities within an hour from the house that aren't listed in most major travel guides (such as Rick Steve's and DK). The Ireland Pocket Guides produced by the National Tourism Development Authority are the best guides for the specific regions of Ireland. Overall the home was a great value for our money and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our property ! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and you certainly made the best of it with the amount of touring you have done ! It would be great to see you all again in the future, thanks again for staying with us and take care ! We will keep in touch ! Mike and Connie
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Shannonview Selfcatering house for 6 days in late May. the owners, Connie and Mike, were fabulous hosts. My family of 5 was visiting from the US, and they were incredibly hospitable and helpful in making our stay great. There were a couple of unpredictable snafu's with the house, but Connie and Mike were highly responsive and took care of those problems immediately. Mike and Connie met us a the house for a tour upon our arrival. They left us a very nice gift basket, and they even offered to babysit so my wife and I could have a night out without the kids!

The house itself was just as described. Very spacious, well-kept, and comfortable. Not luxurious, but very comfortable. The kitchen was very well stocked with plenty of supplies and all staples you'd need.

The location is relatively convenient to Galway and Limerick, and to sites on the West coast of Ireland. Incredible view of the lake and the countryside from the sunroom, and a cozy fireplace in the living room for chilly nights. We could not have been happier with the place or our hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of our best memories of all times

  • 5 of 5

Your first impression is wishing you had more time to spend in the property. We stayed almost a week, and was impossible to enjoy everything Shannonview had to offer. It's the kind of place that you would like to rent for a winter stay, when you want plenty of indoor entertainment, or a summer one, to make BBQs outside while looking at the sunset over the lake. As we stayed in spring, we enjoyed the best of them: a warm and comfortable inside and a delightful outside full of flowers and singing birds.

The house is fully equipped for any length, with plenty of room for your own belongings. It is next to a very quiet road with almost no traffic, perfect to have a walk to the lake. If you don't have planned anything or need extra help, there is a lot of useful information about Ireland that you can check to decide your next move.

From there you can easily cover the west and the center part of the country in one day trips, but shorter trips to the beautiful immediate surroundings would give you enough free time to spend at the house.

And the most important: Connie and Mike, the owners, were an added value to the house. They make you feel as friends, not as customers. They live in a village nearby so can help you with anything you need with just a call, but believe me, you won't have any problem because everything was in the best conditions. Any words I say are not enough.

If we plan another trip to Ireland, I know where we would stay. No need to look further.

And, of course, I haven't told everything, as there are some surprises you should discover by yourself (wink!).

Thanks for everything!!

Pilar, Jesús and Ricardo

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent home away from home!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Shannonview exceeded our expectations. The home is comfortable, well maintained, clean and have plenty of room of our family of 4. Connie and Michael are great host and hostess. They were very customer oriented, friendly and gave us lots of great tips on local places to eat and purchase groceries. We spent New Year Even's with them at "Paddy" Pub and had a blast. We would recommend this home to anyone who is looking for a great place to stay. The view from our bedroom and the sun room is fantastic. The bedrooms are specious and comfortable as well as the bathroom. When we are back next time, we will be back and stay at Shannonview. Thank you Connie and Michael for being so kind to us.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Impressive and unforgettable Christmas retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The house has an impressive panoramic view of the beautiful lough derg. Every corner of the house is well designed. We spent most of our time in the lovely living room, watching TV and playing cards at the fireplace. Easy drive to many great places including Galway (1hour) and Birr castle (30 mins), we also had a nice drive around the lough derg. It was a extreme cold winter, but with Connie and Mike's hospitality, we feel extremely warm. Unforgettable Christmas dinners together, and a really deep explore in the mid Ireland! We will definitely be back in summer time! hope won't be fully booked then:) LOL

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Besser geht es nicht!

  • 5 of 5

Bereits die Buchung erfolgte problemlos mit umfangreichen Informationen. Vor Ort erwarteten uns ausgesprochen gastfreundliche Vermieter (mit kleinem kulinarischen Begrüßungskorb!), die uns den Aufenthalt auf nette und unkomplizierte Art sehr angenehm gestalteten und jederzeit für unser Wohlbefinden und für Fragen zu Haus und Land erreichbar waren.

Das Haus ist sauber und mit allen Notwendigkeiten und vielen Annehmlichkeiten ausgestattet. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Selbst Gebrauchsmittel aller Art waren großzügig vorhanden.

Die Lage ist einfach traumhaft. Sowohl ein Ausspannen am Haus auf einem großen Grundstück mit super Aussicht als auch stressfreie Tagesausflüge in alle vier Himmelsrichtungen zu namhaften irischen Sehenswürdigkeiten bieten sich bestens an. Ein Aufenthalt bei Connie und Mike ist uneingeschränkt zu empfehlen. Wir kommen sicher wieder!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lieber Dirk und Enrico, Danke fuer die lieben Worte, es ist super, dass es Euch bei uns gefallen hat, gerade auch, da Ihr "alte Hasen" seid, was Irlandaufenthalte angeht und Vergleichsmoeglichkeiten habt. Daher wissen wir Eure Kommentare umso mehr zu schaetzen ! Wir freuen uns schon auf ein Wiedersehen mit Euch ! Connie und Mike
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Paddys Bar and Derg Inn, both in Terryglass
Nearest Ferry
195 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Portumna Golf Club
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
85 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Directions from Dublin airport (195 km):

Go direction Way Out, M1, Dublin. Leave M1 at junction 1 to join M50 Motorway Southbound. There is a toll to be paid (check with your rental car provider whether this is included in rental price, otherwise it has to be paid by phone, internet or in designated shops until 8pm the following day). Follow M50 south, then leave it for N7 Direction Limerick. Stay on N7 for c. 60km, you will have to pay another toll (cash). Stay on N7/M7 Motorway until Exit No. 26 (Nenagh). Follow the signs for N52 Direction Borrisokane/Birr, you will go through several roundabouts. After the last roundabout, stay on N52 until you come to Borrisokane. Go through the village until you come to a crossroads, take the road to the left R493 direction Ballinderry. Once you arrive in Ballinderry, take a left on the crossing (disused gas station with lots of parked cars on left). Go past Elsie Hogan's pub and then over a stone bridge. Immediately after the bridge take a right and stay on main road. After 4 kilometres you should see a sign 'Kilgarvan Quay' on the right side of the road. Stay on the road, Shannonview Selfcatering is the next house on the left hand side on the hill (next house after the Bed & Breakfast). Go slow as you have to take a wide swing into the driveway up on the left. There are two stonepillars with lions on them.

There are numerous activies in the area like fishing, walking, sailing, horseriding. The house is centrally located so that some of the most scenic tourist attractions like the Cliffs of Moher, the city of Galway, Bunratty Castle can all be visited within day trips from the house


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow in Brockagh, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
January to April 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
May and June 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
July and August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
November and December 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$0

Downpayment / Deposit requested. Security deposit requested on arrival. Supplement for heating depending on the season. Payment can be made either via direct bank transfer or through Paypal. Shorter stays are accepted during off-season, please enquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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