|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
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Situated in the spectacular Dartry mountains, Glenade, County Leitrim, this cottage is a perfect quiet retreat for hill-walkers and sightseers alike. As local Irish owners, we provide a unique guide to the area that will allow you to make the most of every moment of your vacation.
The cottage is spacious and charming comprising of an original stone building with a modern extension. It has a living room; fully fitted kitchen/diner with all amenities and a dining table that easily seats eight; three double bedrooms (one en-suite); two bathrooms - a shower in each; and oil central heating with a cosy solid fuel stove to supplement.
From the cottage itself are beautiful mountain views that change hourly as sun, mist and moonlight shift across the valley. You can choose from a short stroll down the lane to tougher hikes up the mountain, and anything between. The mountain peaks to challenge you are Benbulbin, Benwhiskin, and Trusk More each with pathways of varying ease and difficulty and all with spectacular summit views.
This is the heart of ‘Yeats Country’ with easy access via car to Sligo, Yeats grave, and Lissadel House. Nearby attractions also include Glencar lake and valley; Queenmaebh burial site (Knocknarae, Sligo); Manorhamilton village (with traditional music); Bundoran coastal town (with beautiful cliff walks and beach); Sligo town; and Donegal Town & castle.
Other attractions, within day-trip range, include Slieve League Cliffs (Donegal - highest cliffs in Europe and utterly spectacular, 80min ); historic City of Derry (Northern Ireland, 90min); Marble Arch Caves (Enniskillen, 50min); and The Giant’s Causeway (Bushmills, 130min).
This area of Ireland is unspoilt countryside with considerably fewer tourists than Kerry/Killarney. Historically, because of the (now ended) ‘troubles’ in Northern Ireland, areas north of Galway and Dublin have not been promoted by the Irish Tourist Board. This area is EQUALLY if not MORE beautiful than its southern counterparts and much more economical! In Leitrim, Donegal, Sligo and their neighboring counties you’ll have a vacation to remember without cleaning out your bank account.
We use the cottage as our family cabin most of the year and our children love it. They love the stream in the garden, climbing trees and getting (very) muddy and wet as they explore the countryside. The cabin is equipped with books, games, and movies. Within three miles is the coastal town of Bundoran with a beach, cliff diving board, and various water sport camps for adults and children. Bundoran also has a Fun Fair and an indoor water park (for rainy days).
The property has been in our family for generations. It was, originally, the home of our great-uncle. It is well maintained year round because of our frequent visits with children and grandchildren. As a result it feels more like a home than a vacation property.
Claire purchased this cottage in 1880
This area is stunningly beautiful...there really is no way to put it in words. You just have to experience it!
For many visitors time is of the essence and you'll want to make the most of your visit. We can give you a verbal guide to the area that will ensure a wonderful vacation and guarantee that you'll be able to make the most of every moment you have in Ireland.
My husband & I spent a lovely 6 weeks in the cottage. We were surrounded by beautiful mountains, a stream and peaceful pastures. Amanda & and her sister Adele were very accommodating and helpful, telling us about walks and things to do in the area, as well as making sure we were comfortable and well. They quickly responded when I told them the cafetiere was not working & replaced with a new one. The house is comfortable, with a large kitchen area and 2 full baths. I never lacked kitchen equipment to make our meals. I loved that the cottage is so close to both Donegal & Sligo. The closest village, Kinlough, has all the basic amenities, and a good pub to watch football! I recommend!
We had a very comfortable stay here! The views are spectacular and it is close to so many things!
Friendly and helpful owners, beautiful views, handy for Bundoran beach, warm and comfortable house, wish we could have stayed longer and hope to return again. Thanks a lot.
We had a wonderful time at this rural cottage with breathtaking views in every direction. Amanda was a wonderful host, explaining the particulars of the heating system and the wood stove that was available to supplement. She also directed us to some special nearby walks that were delightful. We ate our meals here and had everything we needed. Thanks to her for sharing her place with us!
We travelled to Leitrim for some much needed winter relaxation and a day or two of hillwalking (3 adults). The house and area did not disappoint. We were in perfect walking distance of the hills on either side of the Glenade valley - offering spectacular views into Leitrim and out toward Donegal and the sea. In fact, one of the hillwalks starts directly from the back garden without the need to get on the roads at all !!
The house itself was extremely comfortable, with the added luxury of electric blankets for the winter evenings (not something we had come across on other New Year hillwalking trips). There was also more than enough fuel for the fire to see us through our stay.
On arrival, Amanda was very helpful - offering us valuable information on hillwalking routes and access.
I would have no hesitation in recommending the house. While we were a group of three adults - I must say that the location close to sea and mountains, as well as the fantastic garden made me think it would be a fantastic spot for a summer break with the kids.
Hi All ,
We visit this Cottage and the Beautiful Environment in April this Year !
We had a wonderful time in the Cottage The Stilness and Richness of Nature!
A place for Joy Contemplation Privacy and More
A place where I will Happily return 😊😊😊
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
Please tell us a little about your group when you book/make an inquiry.
We arrange a phone call with guests prior to a visit. This allows us to explain access to the property and provide information on attractions in the area. It also protects us and the guests - you know we're real and want to make sure you're time at the cottage is as good as it could be, and we know guests will be trustworthy custodians of the house during their stay.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.