About This Listing
Stay in the Heart of Ireland, SC Log Cabin, CH, Tranquil Setting on small farm 1¼ hours west of Dublin, 9 miles from Mullingar. Fishing, bird-watching, golf, horseracing, walking, cycling, many places of historic interest. Writers/artists/photographers retreat; spiritual refreshment. Children/dogs by arrangement. Well recommended. Friendly welcome.
People love the atmosphere, the ambience and the whole setting.
It houses one double bed with en suite, plus a sofa bed that pulls out as a double.
There is a tiled ensuite shower and the shower-room/wc/whb is now part tiled
The garden, the farm (at own risk); internet. Parking on shared forecourt.
Interaction with Guests
I give my guests a warm welcome, and chat with them if and as they wish; I'm happy to show them round the farm, and recommend places to visit once I know their interests. I ask them how long they would like the central heating on for (other than all night).
I love the peace and tranquility, the rural countryside.
The bus is one and a half miles away; it is best to bring/hire a car if wishing to travel around.
Other Things to Note
The cabin is to be refurbished; other problems have been rectified.
There is always spare clean bedding and most of it is new; there is an electric blanket on the bed and there is also a small electric heater.
There is some new cookware.
I'd like visitors to behave well, of course - so far the vast majority have simply loved the place and the experience.
The number one house rule is no smoking (and not to leave stubs lying around if smoking outside).
A dog is allowed by advance arrangement; it must be house-trained and not aggressive; it needs to be on a lead near the hens. Here we have a Golden Retreiver and an elderly black Labrador, and they will welcome a well-behaved friend (and all guests).
I politely ask that food/debris is not left burnt on to pots or stove, or hair in the shower.
We spent a brilliant week with Anne at the Cottage. We were welcomed warmly after following the simple directions to the cabin. The pictures do not do the cabin justice. It is very comfortable and has all the facilities to cook and store food for the week.
After reading previous reviews, I can honestly say that the cabin was beautiful to stay in and perfectly warm. Anne asked us what time we would like the heating on at and it was perfect.
After a week we would certainly consider returning and hopefully getting better weather. However there are plenty of things to do in the surrounding areas.
Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Thank you - you were a pleasure to host even though I didn't see much of you; and because of the weather you spent most of the week inside the cabin and yet you left it even better than previous guests even though the vast majority of them have been good. And you left it cleaner than anyone - thank you!
I spent 3 delightfully comfortable nights in Anne's cabin. It was in the garden of her house with a lovely outlook there were a few cottages locally but the beatiful views were of the lake through to the big house on the hill beyond. Anne's horses lived in the field below the cabin and the dogs were very friendly. A lake two minutes walk away was fringed with trees and teeming with wildlife.
The bed was very comfortable and the cabin contained everything I could possibly need for convenient self catering.
Ann was truly friendly and helpful without ever being intrusive and actually assisted me with the family history research which was one of the reasons for my trip.
I did enjoy my stay and have made a new friend. I hope to come back again soon when time permits. Thank you Anne.
We chose this place as a stop-over between Galway & Dublin; we love the countryside and thought this place would be perfect for us. As the weather was bad we arrived one hour early in the cabin so we understand that everything was not really in order and we're not really demanding...but it seems that if you want to spend a night at this cabin you should have no level of demand at all!! After a short visit of the cabin, Anne asked us if we wanted her to sweep the carpets; we answered that it wasn't necessary and in fact it wasn't. What would have been necessary : a complete cleansing of the cabin !!! When she left, we wanted to drink a tea, we realized that all the dishes were very dirty (and no sponge was supplied so we had to clean the dishes with our hands); the kettle was in such a poor state (four layers of dirt on it) that we decided to give up our tea time idea; in addition, the cabin was very cold but we could not turn on the heating. Anne turned it on for two hours at night but it was not sufficient, we woke up in the night because of the coldness... As the weather was still bad, we decided to watch the TV but after 20minutes watching it, the sound cut .... As for the bathroom, I think I can speak of insalubrity !!! Marks of ... (guess what) in the toilets; there were some spiders on the toilet paper; and COCKROACHES in the shower !!!!!!!! I've never seen that in my whole life, we decided not to take a shower so that we were disgusted by it. And in the morning, the smell in the bathroom was terrible. My wife is pregnant and nearly vomited in the morning just to get to the toilets... Let's now speak about the bed: not comfortable at all; and we've never seen that as well but a heating system for the mattress was hidden under the sheets and plugged to the wall. We noticed burning marks on the mattress because of that; I don't know if Anna is aware of that but this system could be very dangerous in a wood cabin; and maybe even nonstandard for a bedroom welcoming guests. It could have killed us! As for the blankets and the pillows, we made a very meticulous inspection and decided to sleep with our clothes since there were all covered with hair, dirts, insects, stains... I think the sheets were washed but not the pillows and the blankets... It was really the worst experience we had in Ireland (and we could even say the worst experience ever!). Fortunately all our Irish hosts were not like that; as it could definitely give a very bad image of the country and the people. In France this type of lodging would have been declared unhealthy; we hope some checking will be made by airbnb....
Sorry to read this; the couple arrived earlier than arranged when I was still inside the cabin preparing it; they did not want me to continue but I should have insisted. Firstly, there are NO cockroaches; occasionally, being a wood cabin, woodlice creep in; they are harmless but I try to prevent them coming in and to keep on top of them and any spiders. The sheets and pillowcases are ALWAYS washed and ironed and the towels always washed; there is a quantity of spare bedding, sheets, tea towels etc which I pointed out to them. The only mark I can see on the mattress is one ink stain. I discussed with the couple when they would like the heating on and for how long; I asked if they wanted the heating on then, because I’d had the windows open to air the cabin, but they said no; they were going to go out, and I went through some suggestions with them; later I noticed they had not gone out, so I put the heating on an hour earlier than agreed. Also, because they were going to be leaving between 8 and 9am, I put it on at 6.30 in the morning. There is also a small electric radiator in the cabin which they could have put on, plus an electric blanket.
The kettle suffers from limescale, not dirt, which is due to the area; the only remedy is every now and then to buy a new kettle; they could, if they wished, have boiled water in a saucepan. There was a packet of J-cloths for washing up.
My particulars specifically do not say there is TV, and on my Welcome Guests notice I refer to it as a dvd player.
As with all my guests, I asked them to please let me know if they had need of anything or any queries. All they had to do was knock on my door.
A member of Airbnb is welcome to visit any time.
This cabin was our last stop on our two week tour of Ireland. We stayed three nights. It was not a good experience. We found the cabin cold, dirty and poorly equipped. Upon entering, we first cleaned the windows. The bathroom had a lot of black mold on the floor, wall and shower curtain. The smell was quite strong. We noticed the sheets smelled of dog and so slept in our clothes with only the top comforter. The heat was turned on for an hour or two at night and an hour in the morning. We kept our coats on the whole (website hidden) equipment was limited and very old and battered. We could go on but why relive it. A thorough cleaning with bleach, better linens and improved kitchenware are needed among other things. The shower was broken with no hot water which we ended up fixing ourselves. I don't think her heart was in it really. Sorry to be so negative but we have to be honest.
The cleaning issues have been dealt with; all the sheets are new as well as washed and ironed; I asked if they wanted the heating on for longer plus there is an electric heater; Myrna appeared delighted to have the use of my own bath while the shower issue was being resolved. I have learnt that some recent guests allowed my dogs into the cabin which I strictly don't allow. As this couple well knows, I had full blown 'flu during their stay.
This little house was cosy and comfortable. It was only a little bit chilly at night as the heating wasn't fully working at night.
Unfortunately we had to leave 1 night earlier because of an incident, because the surroundings are great.
We also loved the dogs, they are so well trained and super friendly.
The only negative point is that somehow there was no warm water coming out of the shower. Furthermore it was a pleasant stay.
We did enjoy the rural location, however we were disappointed in the presentation of the cottage. We did not meet the host.
Annes place is located a little remote, but we had no Major Problems finding it with the gps-directions she provided.
Arriving there, we where greeted by two supersweet Dogs, fred and Barney, before we meet anne who was over at the stable. She gave us a warm welcome and it was very nice chatting with her.
The cabin was indeed very cozy, but not too small, there where two rooms, one which contained a double-bed, and the other a guest-bed. there was a fridge, a stove, dishes, pan, pot and a sink to clean them in. There wasn't really a Thing we felt was missing.
Anne gave us permission to stroll around her property, which is quite large and reaches to a nice small lake.
THere was a small misunterstanding with the breakfast; we thought it would be included, but it was meant to be self-catering. Maybe we didn't read the part in the description. Anne was very nice however and gave us one anyway.
The Cabin gets a bit cold in the evening, but nothing you can't fight with an extra hoodie and thick socks.
All in all we can strongly recommend to anyone to stay at annes cabin!
About the Host, Anne
We are located down a small, pretty rural lane.The cabin is fully self contained and self catering; it shares the forecourt and garden with our small cottage but is totally separate. I ride horses and I write books; I have two dogs, three hens and some ponies; I love the countryside - and we welcome guests who do also.