The Olde Acre - a Place to Re Discover Your Soul
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Set in the heart of Ireland surrounded by the wonderful majestic Lough Ree (one of the three major lakes on the river Shannon), Glasson is one of the most famous landmarks in the Midlands. As the song goes 'Lough Ree oh Lough Ree where the three counties meet, Longford, Westmeath and Roscommon', this picturesque and welcoming village is situated on the Westmeath/Longford boarder. Glasson is famous for its hospitality with its award winning pubs and restaurants. Located on the shores of Lough Ree it is often referred to as 'The Village of the Roses' and it is considered by scholars to be the 'Sweet Auburn' of Goldsmith's 'Deserted Village'. Originally built as an estate (Waterstown) village, Glasson still retains its old world charm, beauty and tranquillity. There are many historic buildings and monuments in the area including the old schoolhouse built in 1844, lakeshore and forest walks, angling, cruising and golf are some of the activities that can be enjoyed locally. There is something for everyone on the established walks around Glasson, whether you simply want to enjoy the beauty of nature or find subjects for photography you will not be disappointed.
Little extras like access to our local knowledgeable host is just one of the little things that make your stay with us more enjoyable. We are very proud of what we have to offer guests and we believe that you will get excellent value for your money. We really want you and all of our guests to have an enjoyable experience and our support team make every effort to have the property looking like new for every guest.
Keywords: Luxury cottage set in one acre of mature gardens with the river shannon as a backdrop. Contemporary and traditional meet in this beautiful three bedroomed (two en suite) cottage which is the epitome of chic style and modern living. Furniture, lighting and ambiance create the perfect place for you to get away from it all and relax in a home away from home five star sanctury. Gas fired open fire as well as oil fired central heating is provided making this a cozy retreat. The cottage is suitable for the most discerning of clients and it is a perfect retreat for a family or group of friends for that special celebration or an indulgent country holiday from where you want to discover the real ireland.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
- 3.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
Kitchen & Dining
Fully equipped kitchen with high quality cutlery and crystal glasses provided. We will provide a very nice welcome food pack on your arrival to include home made bread as well as other goodies! If you have any special food requests we will do our best to meet them prior to your arrival!...morecollapse
- Catering Available:
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Gas Fireplace
- Parking Off Street
- DVD Player
- CD Player
Location & View
- Golf Course View:
- Lake View
Within walking distance: Local traditional Irish music and dancing, Fine dining and country pubs with fine cuisine, Portlick woodland and country walks, Killanure Marina. Within a short drive: Strokestown House and Famine Museum (www.strokestownpark.ie), Ceolteois and Fleadh Ceoil Events (www.comhaltas.ie), Visit Clonmacnoise – Irelands’s Early Christian Monastic Settlement (www.vikingtoursireland.ie), Bog tours Country Marts – Beef livestock, Horse Marts/Fairs (Drumshambo, Ballinasloe), Lockes Distillery (Kilbeggan) and Tullamore Due Distillery, Kilbeggan Horse Racing and Mullingar Greyhound Racing, Belevedere House and Gardens (www.belvedere-house.ie), Glendeer Pat Farm (www.glendeer.com). Tuar Ard Arts Centre, Moate, The Dean Crowe Theatre and Arts Centre, Athlone, Shannon boat trips, Athlone Leisure World, Lilliput Adventure Centre Galway and Dublin - approximately oneand a half hour drive from Glasson For more information - www.athlone.ie. ...morecollapse
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31 November 2011 - 31 March 2012 - 725 Euro 31 March 2012 - 30 June 2012 - 750 Euro 30 June 2012 - 1 September 2012 - 800 Euros 1 September 2012 - 3 November 2012 - 750 Euros 3 November 2012 - 5 Janurary 2013 - 725 Euros
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: Both my husband and I work internationally and have travelled to nearly every corner of the world between us over the years so we know what is needed when it comes to relaxation and getting away from it all! Going back to Glasson is like 'chicken soup for the soul' - we just love wakening up and seeing the beautiful countryside and lakes just outside our window. Not being a country boy, my husband is constantly surprised by the cattle and horses in our neighbouring field that come to greet us in the mornings! This is our true getaway from it all!
Why the Owner Chose Glasson:
Having grown up in the area, it was always my dream to own a house in Glasson. The area has captured my imagination from a young age from the beautiful scenery to very fact that around every corner there seems to be something more magical awaiting. As I got older, I was further impressed by the availability of beautiful unpretentious pubs and restaurants locally that offer good food and great hospitality. I also love the fact that there is so much to do in the locality and no where seems too far to travel to when you are located in the very heart of Ireland. Thankfully my husband was easily persuaded and Glasson is now where we call home (despite the fact that we do not get to visit too often!)! My family live in a neighbouring village so being close to them is an added bonus of having a home in Glasson. We bought the property as a run down home and totally gutted it in 2007. It has been a complete work of love over the past few years and we are now happy to share it with you!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Peace. Tranquility. Fresh Air. Recharging of batteries. Slow pace of life. All the home comforts and luxury one could want. Good food, good hospitality, great people, diversity of choice from Lizzy Murrays pub where the locals go for ceoil agus craic (music and fun) to the Wineport (directly across the water from our cottage) where you could bump into Bono (from U2) as he arrives in style! This is what living and enjoyment is all about! Who could ask for more?
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Third Bedroom En Suite
The friendly neighbours looking into our garden!
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