About this listing
Walk from this quiet residential area adjacent to the Garavogue River, into Sligo town. Just 20 mins walk from bus and train station. Stay a while if you love traditional Irish music or poetry, or just beautiful landscapes. We love visitors!
Recently modernised 3-bedroom house with two bathrooms and stove in living area. Central heating throughout. The house is spacious and the room available is a very large bedroom with private bathroom.
The house is 2 minute walking distance to the lovely Garavogue River, a children's park and 'Outdoor Gym'. Also within 8 minute (literally!) of the town.
Sligo is a great base for getting to the sea (Rosses Point and Strandhill about ten minute drive, buses to both); and of course close to Yeat's most loved and written about locations. Great music, and hosting the Fleadh Ceoil in August.
Walking distance (about 15 mins) to train and bus station; local bus at bottom of street. We are cyclists and there is a locked shed if you want to store you bike at night.
Breakfast served in the morning - nothing fancy, from porridge to scrambled egg, toast or just juice!
Interaction with Guests
We enjoy having guests and have hosted guests from France, Germany, Italy, Australia and Oman! It's rare that we have guests that we don't have a cup of tea with, or a glass of wine with in the evening. Some even timed their visit to be able to enjoy our home-grown salad! For guests that arrive by bus or train, we usually drive you to local spots you might want to enjoy, like our local mountain for a spot of hill walking or Yeat's grave out at Drumcliffe.
It's a quiet, residential area close to town with a short, scenic walk along the river. Just five minute walk along the river there's the footbridge that brings you up to The Model Arts Centre, with evening plays or films and daily exhibitions.
There is a little, local bus to drops you close to the house if you're really, really tired... ;-)
Other Things to Note
We have a visiting cat (known as Berbi) who spends time in our living room.
There's a great canoeing company (adventu(URL HIDDEN) that will bring the canoes to the Garavogue River just 5 mins walk from us - and are wonderful guides!
Respectful guests welcome ;-) No smoking. We love pets, but not in the house (except for Berbi... see above!). Also, no outside shoes inside. We provide slipper socks if needed.
I am a somewhat travelled woman, having living in the US for 10 years, Britain and now back home in Ireland. I've worked in a number of different areas, some interesting like wind energy development, and some not...;-) I am now teaching maths to adults, and cycling skills to children!
I used to love travelling by myself to places like Central America and the Middle East, but now I travel with my Mother (the kind of 82 year old that everyone loves, not the crotchety kind!), and my daughter (who plays the fiddle and tin whistle, but not on holidays...), so I'm a little more conventional in my choice of holidays now.