About this listing
Fantastically cosy loft apt in the country . Self catering or traditional family style B&B..Join us for dinner or breakfast. On 1.5 acres of garden in our lovely village of Mt. Temple, 10km from Athlone and 1.20 hrs to Dublin. Sleeps 2 plus 2 kids
Your own cosy loft apt on 1.4acres of gardens. The apt is open plan, bright and airy with one very comfortable 5ft bed. There is also a double mattress that can be pulled out to accommodate 2 more. The kitchenette is fully kitted out for self catering with a fridge, hob, an oven and a washing machine.
There are pine floors and black slate throughoutwith plenty of storage space .
Our garden is wonderful for relaxing in and we would love you to enjoy it too. There is a also a lovely al fresco dining area and we have swings and a slide for the kids to enjoy aswell. As there is no television , children are more than welcome to come into our house and look at tv there. In our area, we are unable to connect to landline broadband, so we use mobile bb. The reception is poor. but if you need the internet, we are more than happy to lend you ours.
Interaction with Guests
My inspiration for our BnB harks back to the B&Bs of old....when you stayed with the family, in their home. Here you can have the best of both worlds....your own space to sleep and eat or our dining room table for meals and company !
Our house is right beside the apt, so we are close by for all your needs or any information that you might require. If you need the internet....some sugar.....whatever it is, we will endeavour to help.
If you would like to joins us for breakfast ( €10pp) or dinner (€15pp ) just let us know and we will set some extra places for whatever is in the pot !
Mt Temple is a beautiful little well kept village with a bar, restaurant, shop, church, an impressive 18 hole golf course & a driving range. (We have golf sticks, in all sizes if needed) Our home is 10min walk to all of these.
5 mins drive away, there is a lovely 30min walk along the bog and through the woods where i bring my dogs everyday.
Athlone is a picturesque town on the banks of the River Shannon .. Athlone castle is 900yrs old and has a wonderful position on the river in the centre of town. There is a great interactive museum which is definitly worth a visit, as is the free art Gallery. Luan Gallery opened up in 2013 overlooking the river and showcases some great Irish and local art.
The charming left bank area has some great restaurant ( many of which we can recommend) and pubs with lots of live traditional Irish music and Ireland's oldest bar, Seans.
Our home is located 5km off the Dublin\Galway M6 motorway....
We are 1.30 mins to Dublin airport and 1 hour to Galway.
There is no public transport to our village, but the bus from Dublin and the airport stops in Moate and Athlone. If you required a pickup, just let us know.
Ideally your own car is the most conveinent.
The train also stops in Athlone.
Other Things to Note
Breakfast....if tempted !.....€10
Fresh Fruit Smoothie
Crepes with grated Mature Chedder and wilted baby spinach, roasted pepper relish.
Traditional Irish Breakfast
Porridge cooked with banana & raisons, drizzled with honey and toasted seeds
Scrambled free range eggs with smoked Salmon on homemade toasted Soda Bread
French Toast with bacon and Maple syrup
Homemade Oat Bread, Fresh Fruit Smoothie and Coffee / Tea .....€5 p/p
No smoking in the apt
Recycling in operation
This is a great apartment in an ideal position for exploring middle Ireland. It has a calm country feel but is close to beautiful drives, townships, stores, pubs, eateries, attractions and culture. There is no TV or wifi in the apartment and it was lovely to get away from the world for a week. (Wifi is available at the main house.) Gael went out of her way to ensure we felt welcome and comfortable, regularly checking that we had everything we needed. If you are in the area and are looking for a place to relax and unwind, this is the place for you.
I had a beautiful stay in the Loft style apt. I stayed a week with my friend and it was just perfect. Everything was like in the description. Gael and her family are very friendly people. The two dogs also are very nice. We travelled a lot with our rental car and could visit a lot of places and heritage. I would definitively come back if I visit Ireland again!
We stayed for one night in Gael’s apartment. The apartment was very clean, comfortable and spacious. Gael’s husband welcomed us and showed us around and we were also given a warm welcome by their three adorable dogs. Communication was very good all along the way and we enjoyed our time there!
Gael was a wonderful host who made us feel very welcome in her beautiful and friendly family. An adorable spot in a perfect, quiet neighborhood, our stay was wonderful. Be advised that it is more convenient to bring your own car, as the home is far away from Athlone proper, but Gael was kind enough to drive us to and from. No WiFi in the room itself, but WiFi in the house so it's just a 30-second walk away. Very clean room, very nice spot. Gael left out truffles for us as well. We highly recommend this spot
Although Gael was not home to greet us she had communicated with us to ensure we had a smooth arrival. We were given a very warm greeting by the 3 gorgeous dogs. We loved the bright airy space and enjoyed relaxing here on our overnight stay. Although the lift was out in the country, it was relatively close to town and perfect if you are travelling by car. When Gael arrived home she went out of her way to call in and see us and check that everything was ok.
It was a great stay in a very nice place, with a very warm welcoming from Gael and the dogs. We slept well and had a good breakfast .
We would defenitly recommend this place!
Lovely clean, loft style apartment. Very kind hosts and great property. Would absolutely stay again .
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About the Host, Gael
Hi...You will have to excuse the selfie pic, but my husband is appalling at taken photos and I at best, end up like an ogre......not a good selling point !!
Anyway, my name is Gael, I'm married to Garry and we have 3 kids, 2 dogs, Zoe and Oscar, a hamster called Olivia and a guinea pig, Sarah. The kids are all into their sport and Garry & I love cooking, going to the cinema and of course, travelling. Our last trip in September was a 3 wk road trip around Albania & Montenegro..We had a fantastic time and were especially struck by the friendliness of the Albanian's in particular.