Castlehouse B+B

Castlehouse is in the third generation of my family and was originally built by my grand father, it is a house that oozes character and old world charm. My house
has a sea and mountain view and is just a five minute walk to the beach, Renvyle where I live is on the Wild Atlantic Way in north Connemara one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland. Castlehouse is located in a small village that has one small and one large shops, another village 1.5 km away has a couple of pubs and restaurants. Connemara National is 5 km away and Kylemore Abbey is 8 km. Any volunteer that comes will have the chance to improve there English and immerse themselves in Irish culture and our way of life, and you will have the chance to meet people from all over the world. Accommodation is a mixture of private and dorm where you will share with just one other person and this is only in peak season. Sorry lads but I only accept ladies as I don't have enough separate accommodation.You will be given three good meals a day and have two days a week off, you will also have the use of my mountain bike during your stay.
I also have a small sheep and Connemara pony farm and you are more than welcome to come along and see how things are done..

I have lived in Renvyle all my life apart from the five years I spent in boarding school. Cycling is my main hobby and the Renvyle area is well suited to it. I am a keen cook with an interest in experimenation I have been running a B+B since 1990 and I love meeting people from all over the world..I enjoy foreign travel and have visited most European countries. I am quiet an easy going person and I treat everybody with respect.

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Muchas, muchas gracias por la hospitalidad de John. Disfruté mucho del lugar, la playa y los alrededores... Recomiendo el voluntariado a todos los amantes de los lugares alejados de la ciudad y que quieren conectar con la naturaleza.

hace 1 mes



I had an excellent experience at Castlehouse B+B. John was a great host, friendly, respectful, and cooked the best dinners!

Activities were super easy as it's a small B&B.

Although is located in a relatively remote area, I visited a few interesting places. If you're looking for something calm and relaxing (as I was!), that's the place. If you want parties and sightseeing all the time, read the room lol it's the Irish countryside! :)

Anyway, I am very grateful to John, and also to Evelyn, I will have fond memories of them, the horses, and sweet Ruby <3

hace 2 meses



Fue mí primera experiencia como Worldpaker y lo súper recomiendo. John es muy amable y atento, el b&b es cómodo y el trabajo es fácil de realizar. También te ayuda mucho con el idioma, y puedes conocer a personas de diferentes países y la cultura de Irlanda también.
El lugar es hermoso 😍.
Muy agradecida con John y la experiencia en general! Volvería sin dudar.

hace 2 meses



If you are wondering whether to apply for this volunteering, the answer is a big YES.
The B&B has 5 rooms so the cleaning duties are very simple. The shifts are in the morning so you have the afternoons to explore the area or take the opportunity to unplug and relax surrounded by nature.
To get there you have to take a bus Dub-Galway and Gal-Letterfrack (30€).
John is a very kind man, with great culinary talents, very respectful and polite.
Jonh: Thank you so much for making me feel part of the family, I hope that fate will cross our path again! It will be hard to beat this volunteer :)

hace 3 meses



It was my first experience and it exceeded my expectations.
The time goes by very quickly.
From the first moment you feel welcomed by John and the other volunteers. The tasks are easy and not heavy to do.
The food is delicious and the beach is super close and beautiful.
I would definitely recommend it.

hace 4 meses

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