We hope you will find relaxation and enjoyment at our cottage.....

Entire home/apt

5 guests

2 bedrooms

4 beds

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About this listing

A cosy 2 bedroom rural cottage, close to Knock Airport with all modern conveniences including WiFi. Two lovely donkeys will welcome you to the cottage!

The space

Are you looking for a quiet, relaxing break in the countryside in the West of Ireland? Rustic, but with all modern conveniences? Then look no further!!

Frank's Cottage is a traditionally styled cottage but modernised to make your stay comfortable and welcoming! The sitting room is the heart of this home with wood panelled high ceilings and the wood burning stove - heated with turf from our own bog! You enter the smaller of the two bedrooms from here - with its two single beds this room still maintains the traditional feel. From the sitting room you enter the modern country kitchen with seating for 6 and a fully equipped kitchen. While having your breakfast, you can look out into the fields and watch the donkeys playing! The Double bedroom is accessed through the kitchen and this is a large room with plenty of wardrobe space and room for an extra single bed or toddler bed (upon request). The utility room connects the kitchen with both the back door and the large shower room (with electric shower). There is a washer/dryer in the utility room as well as cleaning supplies.

The cottage is located in a quiet, rural area, 5 miles from the neighbouring towns of Charlestown and Ballaghaderreen. Sometimes the only noise is the sound of farm animals and birds chirping!

There is no public transit within walking distance, so a car is a very good idea.

One of the best loved aspects about Frank's Cottage are the two very friendly donkeys who are sure to give you a big, warm welcome!

We normally try to greet our guests but because our check in is flexible we may not always be home ( or awake!) when guests arrive. We will have as much or as little contact depending on what each guests want! We live next door to the property


We love our pets and do try to facilitate guests who wish to bring their pets on their holiday. We will consider your pets, as long as you agree that they do not enter the bedrooms and are housetrained. Please let us know that you would like to bring a pet. An extra cleaning fee of €25 per week or €5 per night is added to cover the cost of cleaning, as we want to make sure that the cottage is pet hair/smell free for our next guests who may or may not be pet lovers!


*Families with young children staying more than 2 nights - please indicate the number of children and their ages to apply for this discount
*Guests staying 3-5 nights maybe given a discount off the nightly rate.

********Any trouble finding us? Call into Davys Pub and shop in carracastle village and they will direct you. *********

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire property and to the two donkeys, horse and dog and cats!

Interaction with guests

Seamus is next door to the property s D is available for any problems or questions you may have. I am available through phone and email. We tend to let our guests enjoy their holiday without any interruption from us but are always available should you need us!

Other things to note

Wifi is included. The code is in the information booklet in the cottage and can service 5 devices. There is a limited capacity and as such we ask that you use for email, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) etc but not for downloading or watching movies. Our area does not have access to unlimited internet access unfortunately

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Check In: 4PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 6 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: 24
Weekly Discount: 25%
Weekend Price: 78 / night
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House Rules
Check in time is 4PM - 12AM (midnight)

This is a non-smoking property but there is a covered shed a few feet from the back door which smokers can use.
Some pets are considered (please check with owners first).
A cleaning fee of 25eur will apply for pets
House will be clean upon arrival. Guests are asked to leave the property in the same good condition of cleanliness in which they find it.
Owners are on site
An extra single bed/baby cot/toddler bed available upon request



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

106 Reviews

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Werner User Profile
July 2017
We really liked the place. It was clean and big enough for two adults and three kids. Judy and Seamus are very nice and supporting. The place is quiet, beautiful house. Thanks for everything!
Judy User ProfileJudy is a superhost.
Response from Judy:
Thank you Werner. We are so happy you loved the cottage. Thank you for letting us know right away that the coffee maker broke so that we could replace it immediately. We appreciate you letting us make your stay more enjoyable.
July 2017

Anna User Profile
July 2017
This is a newly built, beautiful cottage with all modern amenities. It has a living room with a cozy wood burning stove, TV, movies and books. Two bedrooms with two beds each, a brand new kitchen with everything you could possibly need to cook, bathroom with shower and washer dryer. This was my favorite place that I stayed in Ireland. Highly recommend it!

Heather User Profile
June 2017
This cottage was absolutely perfect for our family. It is well appointed with everything you would need for your stay. The area is central to many sites to go see. The area is quiet, has great views and everything was as described. We are sad to leave the donkeys. Tip: They love carrots! Unfortunately, we never got to meet our lovely host, but communication was perfect and quick to respond as well as kind enough to allow us late entry upon check in. Many thanks!!

Gina User Profile
June 2017
Judy gave us excellent, easy to follow directions. The recommendation to go into swinford to the tesco for groceries was a plus. The cottage was clean and comfortable. There is a wonderful stove fireplace that kept us warm when it got chilly outside. Seamus was sure to keep us fully stocked with turf! thanks Seamus!! My boys absolutely loved Chip, Sugar and Billy who we fed carrots and apples to regularly! They pretended the shed was their own little playhouse and they loved that they could just go outside and play in the quiet surroundings! Easy to get to Sligo, westport, charlestown, Boyle, Carrowmore and other surrounding areas for siteseeing and other things to do. I would definitely recommend staying at the cottage to anyone wanting to visit ireland.
Judy User ProfileJudy is a superhost.
Response from Judy:
Thank you Gina for the lovely review. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed the space and the animals. They love the attention. We hope to see you again sometime.
June 2017

Elizabeth User Profile
May 2017
The cottage was peaceful, private, well appointed and vey clean. We really enjoyed our stay. Seamus was very helpful with local advice so we were able to get car repairs done without too much stress. Thank you so much it made our onward journey so much easier. Would highly recommend the cottage.
Judy User ProfileJudy is a superhost.
Response from Judy:
Thank you Elizabeth! So glad you enjoyed your stay and found the recommendations helpful! Hope to see you again
May 2017

Sarah User Profile
May 2017
Lovely secluded cottage - very quiet and peaceful. The donkeys and horse were a treat and you could hear the sheep in the distance. Great set-up for a family and easy access around to explore Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon areas.Recommend stopping at Davey's for supplies on the way, friendly helpful people.
Judy User ProfileJudy is a superhost.
Response from Judy:
Thanks for your review and we are happy you were satisfied! The donkeys in particular love the attention they get from our guests!!
May 2017

Mary User Profile
May 2017
Everything was great. The cottage was very nice - with everything you could possibly need. Judy was a great communicator. The cottage was more remote than we expected, but it was perfect for us.
Judy User ProfileJudy is a superhost.
Response from Judy:
Thank you Mary and so glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope the cottage was a restful retreat after exploring the sights.
May 2017

Mayo, IrelandJoined in August 2010
Judy User ProfileJudy is a superhost.

Hello and welcome to Franks Cottage! Running the cottage is a family affair. We are a separated couple who work together on the cottage to help put our children through college. I work from a distance with the bookings, communications and websites, etc while Seamus is next door and makes sure the cottage is sparkling clean and maintained, greeting guests when not at work and is available for any questions which arise.

This cottage is part of Seamus' family homeplace and has been in his family for over 200 years!! We think it is a great place to stay and hope you agree1

I've added a few things to the cottage that I couldn't live without - WiFi, Books, warm fire and Tv/Dvd!!

I love to travel and experience new things. My goal is to go someplace new every year or to see something that I haven't seen before.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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