Welcome to Ballyblood Lodge, near the town of Tulla in County Clare, Ireland. Ballyblood Lodge is a 19th century barn that has been converted into a home. It is now used as a vacation rental so let’s have a peek inside to see what they did with the place…
The interior doesn’t much resemble a barn anymore; with its clean, modern lines and polished wood floors.
The “Ballyblood” name refers to the ancient O’Blood family “who owned all the district round this place“, according to the Ballyblood Lodge website.
The rental cottage has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It is also wheelchair accessible with plenty of open space for a wheelchair to easily navigate.
Large barn door openings were made into window banks allowing for ample light and expansive views of the Irish countryside.
There is also a “mezzanine reading area” on the upper level:
Former hay-loft, perhaps? I love that each area of the house is defined by a brightly colored wall…
And since it’s Ireland, we need at least one green room:
Each of the upstairs bedrooms opens out onto the back deck complete with lounge chairs and a seasonal hot tub.
Read more about Ballywood Lodge at homeaway.com.
(Hey, it’s March! Did you think House Crazy Sarah would let this occasion pass without some Irish house love?! More to come next week!)