Sligo 6.1 miles. Perched in an elevated position, just outside of the popular town of Sligo, County Sligo, is The Lake Cottage. Perfect for a couple or solo traveller this characterful cottage offers a welcoming space for a peaceful break, with local woodland walks, views of Lough Gill, and a toasty woodburning stove, this cottage is ideal all year round. Stone steps lead you up to the cottage, where exposed stone walls create a traditional appeal to an Irish home-from-home. Enter the kitchen/diner, fit with all the appliances you need for a self-catering stay, along with a corner dining table where you can catch up on the day's events over dinner. From here, the sitting room invites you to cosy up with your loved one in front of the woodburning stove while you flick through the channels on the TV. When sleep calls, venture off to the double bed and rest your head before a day of exploring your surroundings, and when you wake, the shower room offers a walk-in shower so you can freshen up. Outside, take advantage of the shared garden, home to a fire pit and barbecue, so you can dine al fresco and enjoy the picture-perfect views of Lough Gill and the mountains. Sligo is a charming town with a rich history and culture that is well worth visiting if you can tear yourself away from your home away from home. Sligo Abbey, a 13th-century monastery with beautiful Gothic architecture, and The Model, a must-see for art lovers, house The Niland Collection, a world-renowned collection of paintings, sculptures, and other works of art. The Yeats Society Sligo is a lovely day out for those interested in the works of Nobel Prize-winning poet W.B. Yeats, and the town is also home to many great shops, restaurants, and pubs, making it the ideal place to spend a few days exploring. Further afield, you can visit Strandhill for stunning beaches along the wild Atlantic Bay, or Rosses Point for a stroll around the harbour. The Lake Cottage is a wonderful and romantic retreat, any time of year. Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1102987 together sleeping 10 guests.
Sligo, Ireland's largest town, is surrounded by Benbulben Mountain, Knocknarea Hill, coastal beaches, and lush greenery. The town itself has many shops, restaurants, and bars singing traditional Irish music. You can go to the races and pick the winning horse, play golf, ride horses on the beach, or relax with a spot of fishing. Visit the Yeats Memorial Building, the Model Contemporary Centre, and the Hawk's Well Theatre, one of the country's oldest regional theatres.
One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC.
Sitting room with woodburning stove
Oil central heating with woodburning stove.
Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, and fridge, TV with Freeview and WiFi.
Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove included in rent.
Bed linen and towels included in rent.
Off-road parking for 2 cars.
Shared garden with bark area and children’s play set.
Sorry, no pets and no smoking.
Shop 3.5 miles, pub 4.2 miles.
Note: The property is accessed via stone steps.
Note: Due to the age of the cottage, some of the doorways are low
Ideal for two people. Amazing views - especially for stargazing. Minor peeve - I am only 5'1" and the kitchen shelves and some switches (and kitchen seating) were probably sited for someone taller. Also a bedside lamp would have been useful. Apart from that, we had a brilliant time and will be back in the future.
The facilities in the cottage were fine for our needs, although some things could be improved to make it even better. The bench seat in the kitchen/dining area was a bit high and left my wife's feet dangling off the floor unless she perched on the very edge, a couple of dining chairs would be nice. The storage jars for tea, coffee and sugar were on a shelf that was too high to reach, as was the fire blanket and extinguisher. I had to use a small, but sturdy, lamp table from the living room to climb up to reach and bring down the blanket and extinguisher to put them in a more accessible place where I hope they are left for future guests safety. In the bedroom a couple of bedside tables holding bedside lamps would be appreciated as the only lighting in the room is the overhead light. Personally I would change the large drawer chest for a single wardrobe to replace the open hanging rail and put a narrower set of drawers between the windows. Brian was wonderful and coped exceptionally well with the unexpected problem with the water supply, hope it's all ok soon. I hope these comments are taken in the spirit of constructive criticism that they are meant as the cottage is wonderful and just needs a few tweeks to exploit it's full potential. Thanks for making our stay memorable. SlÃ inte Peter and Cathie McMahon Kirkintilloch Scotland.
The cottage was amazing, very clean and excellently presented and absolutely everything was provided, even milk in the fridge! We found the property to be way beyond our expectations and set in a wonderful scenic and quiet location. We were also blessed with wonderful weather for the whole of our 7 day stay which was a bonus. We have no hesitation in recommending this wonderful cottage to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings.
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