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Swallows Nest

Aughnacliffe, County Longford (Ref. 976690)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “We have just returned from a week at this fabulous house!”


    We have stayed in many holiday rentals over the years and this is one of the best. The property is in a stunning location, so peaceful with great views and beautiful walks but near enough to local facilities. The house is immaculately kept and so spacious. There is room for everyone with some to spare. The kitchen was well equiped for those who prefer to home cook but the local pub just up the road is a must visit for those who prefer to lift nothing more than a glass of something! We especially loved relaxing in the evenings with the log fire going in the lounge/sitting room. I have to say a huge Thank You to Damien the owner, who has to be the most thoughtful owner I have ever encountered. Damien had a genuine concern that we enjoyed our visit and that we had no problems and had a great time. We were left in peace, but knowing that he was just a phone call away should we need anything. I would 100% recommend this property if you want a relaxing break in a beautiful property in a beautiful area. We will definitely be back! xxxx

    - Mr Grier, October 2021

The property

Aughnacliffe 3 miles.

Nestling in rolling countryside, outside the village of Aughnacliffe in County Longford, you'll find Swallows Nest.

This spacious, modern retreat has been lovingly decorated and furnished to provide quality and comfort throughout your stay.

Boasting 5 bedrooms, 4 doubles plus a large family room with 1 double and 3 singles, this is the perfect place for families and groups of friends to explore this idyllic location.

Enjoy brunch in the large kitchen/dining area before setting out on the days adventures.

Relax in the comfortable sitting room with open fire and plan the following days endeavours.

Outside the cottage, the rolling hills and green countryside offers a relaxing backdrop.

The stunning lake, Lough Gowna with its many picturesque inlets is a short drive away and boasts wonderful fishing and boating facilities.

Travel to the bustling county town of Carrick, on the mighty River Shannon and enjoy the many cafes and restaurants or take a trip up river and enjoy many inland waterways.

Longford town is 20 mins away and offers an ideal location to explore.

Take a day trip with the family to Florencecourt estate and The Marble Arch Caves which offers a fantastic underground adventure.

The Arigna Mining Experience is well worth a visit where you will experience the trials and tribulations of past generations.

Return to the Swallows Nest in the evenings, feeling relaxed and refreshed.


  • Five bedrooms: 4 x ground floor double, one with en-suite shower, WC and basin, 1 x family room with 1 double and 3 singles
  • Shower room with shower, WC and basin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and basin
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Oil-fired central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, American fridge and freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with basic channels, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Lawned garden to front side and rear of property
  • Paved patio area with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Wheelchair access at rear of property
  • No Stag/Hen or similar parties
  • Please note: this property requires a good house keeping bond of €250 to be paid 5 days prior to arrival

About the location


Ballinamuck 6 miles; Granard 8.5 miles; Longford 13 miles.

Located midway between the towns of Longford and Cavan is the small, scenic village of Aughnacliffe in North County Longford. The village is regularly referred to as a fisherman’s paradise as there is an abundance of lakes on the doorstep, including the impressive Lough Gowna, perfect for pike, trout and bream fishing. Lough Gowna is also home to the island of Inchmore where the remains of a historic monastery lie. Aughnacliffe is literally translated to ‘Field of the stones’ and named after the two prehistoric portal tombs that are located here, the Aughnacliffe Dolmen and the Cleenrath Dolmen, dating back to roughly 3800BC. Aughnacliffe is also home to Leebeen Park, with a walkway along the lake shore, a children’s play area and outdoor exercise equipment. A wonderful base to discover this scenic region.