Detached House, 3 Bedooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
What makes this Cottage unique
Lakeside views - Stroll to village - Decking area
Wonderful, spacious well maintained home
We had a great time. Good central, quiet location for car travel in Southern Ireland
Sufficient but needs upgrades
Overall the house met our needs but it needs some updates.
The bedroom mattress was horrible. You could easily feel all the springs through it. We had to take a quilt off the spare bed to pad up the mattress. Both bathrooms has leaking faucets and they were short on toilet tissue. If we were to bring those supplies they should have let us know. We went out and bought some. It would have been helpful for them to mention there was no WIFI. We enjoyed the electric fireplace which came in handy on the cool evenings. With a few upgrades it would make a better stay.
clean and tidy
Good property, however lacked care and thoughtful touches.
Mount Shannon is a lovely area, and a little more care in equipping the property for guests would have made it much more appealing to us. We stayed in six different properties on our recent trip, and this was the only one that fell below our expectations. We felt it was equipped minimally in many aspects. For example there was an unfinished light fixture, in our view the carpet and couches clearly needed replacing or at least required a steam cleaning, there were no mattress pads/protectors (the fitted sheet in the master bedroom was thin and the pattern of the mattress could be seen through the sheet), the television was of pre-flat screen vintage. Although it did not claim to have WiFi, I would suggest this might be worth mentioning specifically, since it is a little unusual and can cause some inconvenience (better yet, provide WiFi). It seems that the items mentioned would be reasonably easy to address, so this is why we suggest a little more care and attention on the part of the owners would make a noticeable difference. We had a great time in the area despite these minor deficiencies.
We stayed here June 3-9, 2018. This place is perfect!!!! The home is well maintained, spacious, everything fully furnished and quite comfy and cozy. We had lots of privacy, and everything we wanted to see and do in Ireland was within a 2 hour drive. The location of the house is near the water and the views do not disappoint! There are a couple pubs within walking distance that were warm and welcoming and the atmosphere was spot on! If your looking for a place to stay that is extremely reasonable, clean, and is close to Blarney, Killarney, Cliffs of Moher, etc. this is the place to stay... we loved the home and will definitely stay here again the next we come to Ireland.
I have holidayed in Mountshannon many times over the years but the location and size of this house was perfect. It's to the rear of the main street and in a private close. A short walk downhill to the main harbour. The house is a bit bigger than the photos depict. We had a lovely relaxing stay there thank you Maureen.