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Lakeview House
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Very good
32 reviews
Lakeview House
master bedroom
the river beside lakeview house
our new dining room cum sunroom
reading ,chatting or tv room
heading for the mountains
en suite cosy room
you have arrived
get your fresh eggs in the morning
kayaking on our private river
all new equipment for guests use free of charge
feed our saddlebacks
ice cream break out cycling in the sliabh aughties
our donkeys , contemplating life
time out
see the white tailed eagles here in mountshannon
lough derg, a short walk from the house
mother and son, out for a walk
derrygoolin scenic views and walks
wait for me, on the mountain roads
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Portumna, County Galway, Western Ireland

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densheer
Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A Little Disappointing”
Reviewed 1 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We recently spent 7 days in Lakeview House for an extended family holiday. There were 9 of us in total - 7 adults & 2 children. We made the booking a number of months ago after reading the reviews and watching the promo video. Lakeview House seemed a good fit - large enough to accommodate everyone with onsite activities for all ages.
The living room was comfortable & the dining room was bright and airy.
The bedrooms were spacious but there was a lot of property in the wardrobes (including past occupants / guests clothes) so some of us opted not to unpack our bags.
The kitchen was in poor repair and would benefit from a complete overhaul. The extractor fan appears to be broken for a long time and is held shut with parcel tape. There was absolutely no storage space available for our food. Aside from the presses containing the utensils etc, every other press was full of junk or left over / expired food.
Externally, there is a large lawn around the house. The kayaks, fishing rods & bikes were available as advertised. The river runs right alongside the property but this section is unsuitable for kayaking. We carried the kayaks further down river but we were unable to reach the lake due to fallen branches and fluctuating water levels. There is no pedestrian access to the lake via the adjacent land - the route along the river is overgrown and the fields turn to marsh the closer you get to the lake. You can walk to the lake via the road - this is a pleasant 15-20 minute stroll. The road to the lake is extremely narrow and winding so I would advise caution if you decide to take the kayaks down to the lake by car.
I would agree with previous reviews about the location of this property for touring the surrounding region, however, we were more interested in staying local and enjoying the onsite activities. The children were too young to use the bikes or kayaks but they were really looking forward to seeing all the animals shown in the promotional video - donkeys, hens & pigs. It was extremely disappointing that we encountered none of these. There was evidence that donkeys or cows may have been in the enclosure to the front of the house - but not during our time there. The was however absolutely no sign of the pigs or hens or indeed the outhouses / sheds depicted in the photos / video. I would query the relevance of the images of children petting the animals and collecting eggs if it doesn't form part of the experience of Lakeview.
I would recommend this property for anyone solely interested in using it as a base for touring the region but not for the house itself or onsite facilities.

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Liked best: Size of bedrooms
Liked least: Kitchen
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
15 Apr 2016
Insurance costs prohibit access to the farmyard , following an accident where a visitor fell, it was decided not to allow access to the farmyard . Find it unusual to see this review contradicting all the other positive reviews but it's an opinion and we take it on board .
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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 14 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
2
people found this review helpful

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Liked best: Great place with a lots of rooms for a group of eight
Liked least: Bathrooms might be ready for a freshup
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ernest H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Family Reunion”
Reviewed 2 November 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
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The house and location were ideal for a family reunion. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely come again.

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Liked best: The large dinning area at the front of the house, ideal for a large family at meal times
Liked least: Can't think of anything that I didn't like about the house
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Paige D
Gillette, Wyoming
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful Home in a Magical Setting”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Our time at Lakeview House was far better than we had hoped or expected. The house itself is spacious, clean, and elegant; it really felt like being at home. It is perfectly situated as a home base while touring the entire country (as we did), but it is also perfect for staying put to walk the grounds, fish, and boat the lake. Gary and his mother are wonderful hosts who treated us like welcome guests rather than "renters". We are already planning our return trip.

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Liked best: Comfort and Location
Liked least: Having to Leave
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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mike w
Bradford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“great house”
Reviewed 26 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
2
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a lovely house set in tranquil surroundings we had a great time chilling out and enjoying the facilitys, we used the bikes a lot and also tried the canoe down the river
garry the owner was a great bloke and we enjoyed the sing alongs and the crack
at his pub up the road also thanks to his mate for the fresh eggs all week
do try the half barrel pub at whitegate best steaks ever and lovely rachel and staff great hosts

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