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
Gael and Gary were wonderful hosts! Gael gave us the basic cooking supplies we needed and never stopped asking if there was anything else she could help us with. The accommodations were very comfortable for two, and her directions to her house were spot on when followed exactly (we couldn't find it with the GPS coordinates given but when we back tracked and used her directions it was a breeze!). The two dogs are very friendly and love to play as well. The village contains a small grocery shop (for basics) and a pub/restaurant. We cooked for ourselves mostly but lived the traditional Irish fry prepared for us by Gael! Don't miss the chance to eat and chat with the family as they are lovely people. All in all it was perfect for a stay in the country (with easy access to a highway, for sight-seeing out to either coast).
Durch die gute Wegbeschreibung war es relativ einfach die Wohnung zu finden. Gael war sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Die Unterkunft ist liebevoll eingerichtet und wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Einen Teil des Abends haben wir in einem kleinen aber niedlichen Pub ganz in der Nähe verbracht, den Gael uns empfohlen hat. Am nächsten Morgen gab es ein leckeres Frühstück mit selbst gebackenem Brot und selbst gemachten Smoothie. Alles in allem haben wir unseren Aufenthalt sehr genossen und können es mit gutem Gewissen weiter empfehlen.
The place was just perfect! The family are so nice and accommodating. The room was spacious and private. The doggies were friendly and cheeky, so enjoyable! Would highly recommend!
Thanks Gael, Me and Jen had a great time and I think Jessie even more so! Lovely warm and homely accommodation with everything you need!
Gael was a very warm and welcoming host. The apartment is both spacious and cosy! If you're looking for a fantastic dining experience during your stay check out The Fatted Calf nearby.
Gael's place was perfect! The directions to her place were spot on and we had no trouble finding the place. Everything was very comfortable and her two dogs were adorable. We spent a lot of time with their dog Oscar. Gael made sure to stop in and see that we had everything we needed. If we weren't so tired from just getting in the night before we probably would have wandered down to the local pub down the street, but instead we played some board games that she keeps stocked in the place.
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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.