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. The bus service runs from Letterrfrack and I can drop you there if needed. 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.


Reviews

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Staff & Host

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

Italy

5

I had a great time at Castlehouse B&B! The tasks are easy, the dinners John cooks are delicious and I really enjoyed the evenings at the local pubs with John and the other volunteers🍻. Here uou will learn about ponies, turf, fry-ups, washouts and much more, you will drink a lot of tea and of course you will iron a lot of fitted sheets😜 In your days off you can explore Connemara on foot or by bike. The mountains and beaches in Renvyle are really wonderful 🥰 I met lovely people and felt at home at Castlehouse🤗 I absolutely recommend this experience to other volunteers!

4 days ago

Italy

5

I had an amazing first experience. John is a very nice person and he’s really pleasant to be with, he does his best to make everyone feel welcome and appreciated. I was also very lucky to meet other wonderful volunteers with whom I shared my experience.
I highly recommend to apply for this experience, it’s exactly how described in the profile. The working hours are mainly in the morning and you can have the afternoon to walk and explore the amazing nature around the BnB.

7 days ago

Spain

5

I really enjoyed the trip, met interesting people and learnt more about responsibility while I helped other people feel comfortable at the B&B. In addition, it was a great opportunity to practice my English skills, and everyone was very friendly and helpful. I absolutely recommend it to other people who want to work in a summer job while discovering other countries and cultures.

11 days ago

Chile

5

John es un hombre muy amable y carismático! Nos cocinaba de primera calidad y disponía de tiempo y amabilidad para trasladarnos en su vehículo. Gran experiencia si buscas tranquilidad! Te recomiendo ser paciente con el inglés porque el acento irlandés en difícil de entender algunas veces pero nada terrible. Lo pase increíble! Gracias por todo✌🏼✨

about 1 month ago

Spain

5

It has been an amazing experience with John in CastleHouse b&b! John is an excelente chef, he cooks healthy and fresh food! The tasks I had to do were exactly what was required in the profile. I felt very comfortable, I laughed a lot. He is a very good person. I recommend him 100%.! See yaa My Dear Host!!!

about 2 months ago


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