About this listing
Stay in an private en-suite bedroom with views of green fields. Continental breakfast. Walk to the village of Ballinahown, or if you're particularly energetic, walk to Clonmacnoise to immerse yourself in history, or sit by the Shannon.
Cozy cottage is a new build, situated in a green field, walking distance to a small village on the Westmeath/Offaly border. There is ample space to park outside the house. When the weather is nice, there is seating at the front of the cottage.
Guests will have access to their own sitting room, close to their ensuite bedroom. They will also have access to the kitchen, where a Continental breakfast is available and tea/coffee making facilities.
Interaction with Guests
When I'm around, there's nothing I like more than to engage with guests, sharing hints on where to go and what to see in the locality. Athlone is the centre of Ireland, so access is convenient to both Galway and Dublin, 4 miles from the West/East motorway M4/M6.
Ballinahown, is a small rural village in County Westmeath with three approach roads; Athlone, Ferbane and Clonmacnoise.
It is on the main road south from Athlone to Limerick (N62), and is the last small village in Westmeath as you travel to Ferbane (Offaly) and/or Clonmacnoise (Offaly). It is approximately six miles from Clonmacnoise and seven miles from Athlone and Ferbane.
Ballinahown is part of the West Offaly partnership area and is an active participant in their community programme.
Ballinahown is a very important village in Westmeath in terms of its strategic location; close to Clonmacnoise, and the Pilgrim Path (ancient roadway from Clonmacnoise & Durrow).
Ballinahown is in the hinterlands of Bord Na Mona’s peat production and also close to Mongan Bog. This bog is of International importance as it is a fine example of preserved raised bog and is located 2 miles outside the village on the Clonmacnoise road.
A car is necessary to enjoy the by-roads of rural Athlone and surrounding areas. There are trains and buses available from Athlone town for convenient travel to most towns / cities.
Margarita was very welcoming and helpful, gave us some good local knowledge and a good breakfast.
Margarita is really friendly and she welcome us warmly ! We really enjoy our stay in her quiet house in the landscape !
Margarita, was very nice to us.
She told us about clonmacnoise, and proposed immediatly to drive us there with her car because it was too late to visit but she knew how to get there. Very nice !
It's located in a small village quiet and peacefull but also really easy to acces from to motorway.
Accueil très agréable par une chaleureuse hôtesse. La maison est belle et confortable avec une chambre avec une salle de bain privee. Margarita nous a préparé un superbe déjeuner. Nous avons pris beaucoup de plaisir à discuter avec elle et à echanger. Je conseille cette adresse.
Margarita,s neighbour greeted us very pleasant lady.
showed us around where things were etc.
The cottage was very comfortable and clean.
Lovely quiet area lots of cows.
We loved the village very friendly made us feel welcome.
Very lucky just a few minutes from the church where we attended
a wedding. Super time would recommend Aisling cottage.
I recommand really this place. Margarita is very very nice woman, very helpful, thoughtful.
The place is central, you can stay to visit Ireland. Just 12 km from clonmacnoise. (1h Galway and the gate of connemara, 1h20 Dublin, 1h45 cliff of moher)
The room is very confortable with private bathroom and the breackfast is very full.
About the Host, Margarita
Professional Administrator living in Ireland, but originally from U.S.A (New York). Love meeting new people. Have travelled to Northern Ireland (Belfast), London, France (Paris & Biarritz), and Austria (Gratz, Vienna & Salzburg).
Have never opened my home to host people that I do not know, so this is a new venture for me.
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