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Luxury Lakeside House, Great Fishing & Golf, Not Far from Town

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 12-13)

Six bedroom modern two-story house on own grounds, borders the river and Lough Ree lake, sleeps up to 13 people. Garden runs down to riverbank. The house is located about 1 mile (1.6kM) from Athlone town. The spacious open-plan living/ dining room/ kitchen has a wood burning stove. The house also has a separate sitting room, one en-suite shower room and two family bathrooms. Outside is a large South-facing deck with outdoor dining facilities & barbecue. The large garden is bordered by a small wood. Entertainment is provided by indoor & outdoor games and satellite TV.

There are numerous riverside fishing locations nearby. Fishing from your deck-chair at the lakeside or easy available boat-hire. Tie up your boat at the garden. Lots of wildlife on the river & lake. Cruising on the River Shannon & Lough Ree. Walking distance from Athlone town with many activities, shopping & visitor attractions to go to. Many good restaurants in Athlone town.

Several top class 18-hole golf courses nearby. Horse Riding Stables nearby.

Keywords: Villa, Bungalow, Cottage, Holiday Home, Vacation Rental

More Details

Jim Doran
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017

Why Jim Doran chose Ireland

We love the area so much that we had to have a vacation home here. We bought a waterside plot of land and then had this house built to our own design. It is in a beautiful, quiet, secluded place, but it is walking distance to busy Athlone Town. We like to be in the center of Ireland - it is great for touring: 75 minutes from Dublin; 60 minutes from Galway; a little further to County Clare or Sligo. You can even go to Waterford or Cork on a day-trip. The M6 Highway is only one mile away.

What makes this house unique

When we arrive at our vacation property, peace and tranquility are waiting for us. It is a very relaxing place. There is a lot of wildlife around: squirrels; birds; rabbits; swans; water-birds etc. The house is very spacious. The second lounge is a TV-free zone where you can read or talk or listen to music.


Hillquarter House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , On ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , On upper floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Guest wc in hallway
    En-suite - toilet , Part of Bedroom 2
    Bathroom / Master en-suite - toilet , shower , bidet , Part of Bedroom 1
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , En-suite wc
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 double , 2 baby crib
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (5), Baby Cribs (2), Bunk Beds (0)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Luxury Lakeside House, Great Fishing & Golf, Not Far from Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Great property!

  • 5 of 5

Jim was a wonderful host. He facilitated getting help to us when a minor emergency occurred. He was highly responsive prior to our arrival and during our stay.

The house was ideal for our family. The six bedrooms were comfortable; and, having two sitting rooms at opposite ends of the house was ideal for teens and their interests and the rest of us with our interests.

One must have sufficient transportation for everyone in one's party due to the need to drive into town for groceries, see the local sites and enjoy everything Athlone has to offer. The property location is rather distant from the town center - ideal for relaxing and enjoying the semi-remote location.

Be ready to drive your recycling to the central recycling center (a small fee is charged by the center).

Make sure to use the GPS coordinates to locate the property.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

Fantastic 'Home Away from Home' to attend an Irish Wedding

  • 5 of 5

I was part of a of multi-generational family who rented the owner's home for a week in April. The home had everything the owner had stated and it was our 'home' base to get acquainted with the local area prior to attending a family wedding. I highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alliance, Ohio, US

Idyll on the Shannon

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home owned by extremely helpful people. Set in an idyllic spot on the Shannon River, this home has all the amenities and is very close to Athlone, which is a charming city in the middle of the country.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sanford Maine

Great stay in Athlone

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this property for a week in June and had a great time. The property was in great shape and was very affordable. The home was clean and in a very private area located about 1.5 miles from downtown Athlone.I look forward to visiting again and will be sure to stay at this property.

I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fleming Island, Florida, USA

Beautiful Location and wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 3 couples who planned day driving trips in Ireland. Anthlone was the perfect central location with easy accessibility to the motorways.

The house was very comfortable with lots of areas to have quiet time.

The kitchen was well equipped and had good working areas.

The owners were very helpful with our pre-planning to Ireland. They were extremely thorough and accessible during our stay.

We all would highly recommend this home. It was away from the noise of a city and highways and felt like "home"

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Traumhaftes schönes Feriendomizil

  • 5 of 5

Wir durften eine Woche in diesem sehr schönen Haus sehr grosszügige Gastfreundschaft geniessen. Dafür Danken wir Jim Doran recht herzlich. Wir können dieses Haus nur bestens weiterempfehlen. Lakeside Lodge ist ein Traum. Besten Dank

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Dublin 60 Miles ; Shannon 65 miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest bar is 1.5 miles away
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Several golf courses nearby.
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Athlone train station 2 miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
M6 Highway is 1 mile away
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest restaurant is 2 miles away
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Hillquarter House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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