Norman Villa is a period townhouse oozing with character. The house has been developed to allow its period charm to shine, its light filled interior is the perfect canvas for expressing Dee and Mark’s unique and direct style.
Norman Villa is a Victorian townhouse situated just 15 minutes’ walk from Galway City center. The house combines period detail with contemporary art and design. The owners Dee and Mark Keogh operated an Art Gallery in Norman Villa for many years and their personal collection is showcased throughout the house.
The house sits on the Lower Salthill Road with a railed classical front garden, to the rear a modern kitchen, living room extension sits in the original courtyard and behind this a coach house and walled garden. Internally the house has a direct unfussy style with striped floorboards, working shutters and original cast iron and marble fireplaces. Contemporary modern art is a passion for the Keoghs and their collection of paintings, sculpture and ceramics gives Norman Villa its special style.
The room is located on the first floor to the rear of the house and has a king sized bed with back support mattresses and snug en suite facility. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided. Free on street parking is available directly outside the house. Wireless broadband is available.
Breakfast is served in the open plan kitchen, living room making for a uniquely personal experience. Everything is freshly prepared and cooked to order with locally sourced organic ingredients where possible. Norman Villa’s breakfast includes fresh squeezed orange juice, fruit, organic cereals with yogurt, home-made breads and a choice of cooked breakfasts including fish.
Along with the many attractions of Galway city centre, Salthill Village and the sea are a 5 minute walk from the house and there are many Pubs and Restaurants close by. Information and advice on Galway and the surrounding areas is always available.
Dee and Mark aim to provide a unique personal experience in a relaxed atmosphere allowing guests to explore the vibrant city of Galway and the surrounding attractions of the Aran Islands, Connemara and the Burren.
Norman Villa has two other listings on Airbnb under Unique Victorian Townhouse 2 and 3.
Along with their bedroom guests have access to to the sitting room and library, the garden and the kitchen/dining room for breakfast.
Dee and Mark welcome all guests, this is their home and they are always available with advice and directions.
Guests are expected to behave in a mature manner. No pets and we ask guests not to smoke in the house.
Dee and Mark are a happy outgoing couple who love interacting with people.
They have both been involved in the hospitality sector and have run an Art Gallery dealing in contemporary Irish Art for over ten years. They love reading, music, cooking and travel.