The Herd House at Finlough Farm

Cabin - Private room · Unnamed Rd, Ballintemple, County Roscommon, Ireland
Finn

Our cosy 150 year old stone cottage in the heart of Roscommon is the perfect base for exploring the countryside, or just retreating into the tranquility in the stunning natural surroundings of our organic farm.

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Our cosy 150 year old stone cottage in the heart of Roscommon is the perfect base for exploring the countryside, or just retreating into the tranquility in the stunning natural surroundings of our organic farm.

The Space

Our cosy 150 year old stone cottage in the heart of Roscommon is the perfect base for exploring the countryside, or just retreating into the tranquility in the stunning natural surroundings of our organic farm.

As cosy in winter as it is cool in summer, our nearly 200 year old cottage sits nestled in the middle of our farm. With stunning views across Finlough this charming cottage has had much needed TLC over the last decade that sees it ready for those looking to escape city living for a weekend or even if you're ready to disappear into the countryside for a month. We have flexible rates that will accomodate whatever time period you choose. Obviously when we run courses and events on the farm, the cottage can be either used during the weekend by visitors or as a site for staging indoor workshop sessions.

The cottage can sleep up to five people, with a central heating complemented by a superb solid fuel stove, and open fires. Reclaimed pitch pine floors and stone tiles along with a beautiful solid oak kitchen make this a lovely space to spend time in.

Read, write, relax and unwind and let the countryside wind you down in our herd house.

Guests have full access to our rambling property, including use of our fishing boat with its private jetty on a well stocked coarse fishing lake.

Guests will have the cottage to themselves, but may choose to help out on the farm if they so wish. There's always something to be done at Finlough!

Strokestown is a small but vibrant community, full of local charm, and with many popular festivals that take place in the vicinity, such as the Roscommon Lamb Festival, Percy French Festival and O'Carolan Harp Festival - and if you just want to escape the hustle and bustle some of the finest walks and rambles in the mid-west are located within a few minutes of the farm.

Bus from Dublin/Sligo/Westport comes to Strokestown, and trains from east and west stop at Roscommon (15 minute taxi) or Carrick on Shannon (40 minute taxi) so all parts of the countryside are accessible with a bit of planning. 3 bikes are kept on the property to allow guests to explore the countryside or get into Strokestown (20 mins).

Guest Access

Guests have full access to our rambling property, including use of our fishing boat with its private jetty on a well stocked coarse fishing lake.

Interaction with Guests

Guests will have the cottage to themselves, but may choose to help out on the farm if they so wish. There's always something to be done at Finlough!

The Neighborhood

Strokestown is a small but vibrant community, full of local charm, and with many popular festivals that take place in the vicinity, such as the Roscommon Lamb Festival, Percy French Festival and O'Carolan Harp Festival - and if you just want to escape the hustle and bustle some of the finest walks and rambles in the mid-west are located within a few minutes of the farm.

Getting around

Bus from Dublin/Sligo/Westport comes to Strokestown, and trains from east and west stop at Roscommon (15 minute taxi) or Carrick on Shannon (40 minute taxi) so all parts of the countryside are accessible with a bit of planning. 3 bikes are kept on the property to allow guests to explore the countryside or get into Strokestown (20 mins).

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $350 /week
Security Deposit: $140
Cleaning Fee: $42
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
  • Our stay at Herd House was very nice. It was so nice to have a place to ourselves for our last week in Ireland, but still have a place to cook. We had fun looking at all the cows and my husband especially enjoyed counting the calves to see if any had been born while we had been out. The view is beautiful, especially when you catch a morning mist.

    Finn and his associated Christine were very accommodating and addressed any issues we had right away. They were great about responding quickly and were good about explaining things to us. We would definitely recommend a stay here.

    June 2014
  • What a lovely place to stay! My partner and I were charmed by the photographs, but in reality the cottage was even more charming. Some of the views overlooking the lake at sunset were really quite stunning.

    The bed is comfortable, and the heating works quite efficiently; we stayed during late May, but the nights became so cold that when outside I wore my goose down jacket. Our host had prepared a lovely peat fire in the living room, all ready to go upon our arrival, but unfortunately we were so busy out and about that we could not use it. The kitchenware is sufficient for basic cooking (pasta, casseroles, stews), though you might want to bring some bowls with you if you intend to serve soup, cereal, etc.

    Our hosts were very helpful whenever we had any questions. We look forward to returning again!

    June 2014
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I'm from Dublin, where I run a healthfood store, and also an organic farm in the countryside. I'm a food obsessive, and love all things attached to food culture. *Includes eating.
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