About this listing
200 year old Irish cottage lovingly restored with architect designed apartment. Located in rural South Sligo, heartland of traditional music, known as Coleman Country. Nearby lakes and mountains. a short distance to unspoiled beaches and Sligo city.
This is a unique property with both the cottage and modern wing totally self contained, designed to be combined or used separately. The cottage, though old, contains all modern amenities, central heating, open fire and wood burning stove. Both sections of the property have separate kitchens, bathrooms etc. and access to a sunroom. The cottage can hold 6+ and the new build 4+.
Guests have total access to all facilities and two bicycles are also available. There is ample parking for 3 cars.
Interaction with Guests
We are able to meet and greet our guests as we are both retired. This is our home in the country though we are based in Dublin. We will leave our guests to enjoy their stay but will be available on the phone or via email.
This is a quiet rural location providing a combination of peace and tranquility but with plenty to see and do. The mountains, lakes, coast with world class surfing and Sligo City are nearby.
There is traditional music in the local pubs and famous Coleman Centre is in, nearby, Gurteen village.
Our Guests can enjoy walking, golf, fishing and a host of cultural activities such as Boyle Abbey, King House, The Museum of Country Life. Boat hire and river cruises are available in Carrick-on-Shannon.
Lough Key Forest Park, a great amenity for both young and old, is about 30 minutes drive. Arigna Mining Experience is also well worth a visit.
Gurteen village is 4 Kms away with supermarket, post office, hairdressers and a number of pubs.
A car is advisable, though airport pickups can be arranged.
Distances from airports:
Knock 32Kms, 35 Mins
Shannon 173Kms, 2 Hours 30 Mins
Belfast 138Kms, 3 Hours
Dublin 189Kms, 2 Hours 17 Mins
Other Things to Note
The two areas, the cottage and modern wing, can be rented separately for 75 Euro per night( 100 per night July/August) or combined for 100 Euro per night(150 per night July/August). Minimum stay is 3 nights, refundable breakages deposit 100 Euro, cleaning fee 50 Euro.
As we use this as our home from home it contains many personal features we expect our guests to respect. There will be dry goods in the store cupboard which, of course, can be used as needed. We want our guests to enjoy what we have and leave our hideaway as they found it.
We were greeted by Brian and Eileen at their lovely home, with fresh flowers, Guinness, and home baked tea bread and brown bread and butter!! A very warm welcome to Gurteen, and their wonderful house. If we had not been so tired after our flight, we would have loved to get to know them a bit better. They left a binder that had lots of information about places to visit in the area, and we made good use of it. There was turf to make a fire , and Brian even brought a bbq grill and left charcoal for us- as my husband likes to bbq.Very thoughtful hosts!
Brian was a gracious host and had all the essentials for us on arrival. The house was lovely and very suitable for our special family reunion. The spacious living room/dining room/ kitchen wiht its lovely stove and comfy sofas was relaxing and spacious enought for 7 adults and 2 children. We enjoyed our stay very much and would love to return someday!
We had a fabulous time at this lovely spacious Irish Cottage. It is very thoughtfully decorated and comfortable. A great combination of traditional Irish cottage and modern conveniences. Perfect for family get togethers! We had a warm welcome from our attentive host Brian. He gave us lots of information about the cottage and surrounding areas. The location is a typical rural Irish setting. It is very quiet and peaceful. While not in the heart of the holiday destinations of the area, it is perfect location for visiting northern Connaught. As natives of Mayo we found many hidden gems and surprises in the area and really enjoyed our stay. We will be back!
About the Host, Brian
We are from Dublin, both retired, travel a lot. We are interested in folk music, sing a bit and play badly. Before retiring we both had careers in the public health service. Other interests include soccer(thats me) and we do some hill walking. Last year we spent some time Shenandoah National Park. Places visited include most of Europe, Brazil, Singapore, Vietnam and Australia.