Ballyglass Thatched Cottage

Ballyglass near Rahara, County Roscommon (Ref. 10139)


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine

The property

This charming Irish cottage is situated in Ballyglass, just 2.5 miles from Rahara, and 8 miles from Roscommon, in County Roscommon. Dating back to the late 1800s, and boasting a beautiful thatched roof, this Roscommon cottage was fully refurbished in 2005 to provide a wonderful, high quality holiday cottage for friends and families to enjoy. With two mezzanine bedrooms situated in the wood-panelled eaves, one accessed via a ladder and the other by spiral stairs, this Roscommon cottage offers unusual and interesting accommodation nestled amidst the stunning Irish countryside. An oil-burning stove gives this Irish cottage a cosy and welcoming feel, while the stable door exudes charm and character in keeping with its tradition. A bedroom and a bathroom on the ground floor make the accommodation in this Roscommon cottage accessible, so the whole family can enjoy this Irish cottage accommodation. With fantastic walking and cycling opportunities close by, and Lough Funshinagh, a 'disappearing' lake, there is no better way to spend an Irish cottage holiday than in the peace and quiet of Ballyglass Thatched Cottage.



Ground floor

  • Open plan living area with...
  • Galley kitchen
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area with oil-burning stove
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC

First floor

  • Two mezzanine twin bedrooms (1 accessed via spiral staircase, 1 accessed via retractable ladder)


  • Oil central heating, oil-burning stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • TV with Freeview, DVD
  • CD/radio
  • Selection of books, games & DVDs
  • Oil & electricity included
  • Bed linen & towels included
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • No smoking


  • Washer/dryer in outbuilding
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Paved area to front
  • Raised lawned garden to side
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2.5 miles


  • One twin room accessed via spiral stairs, the other accessed via retractable ladder, may not be suitable for young children or the infirm

About the location


Athlone 9.5 miles, Roscommon 12 miles

Driving times:

  • Knock Airport - 27 miles; 41 mins
  • Dun Laoghaire ferry - 117 miles; 2 hrs 23 mins


  • Nearest shop; 4 miles
  • Nearest pub; 2.5 miles
  • Nearest town; Roscommon

On the doorstep:

  • Roscommon Castle - Visit the remains of this fort dating back to the 1280s
  • Lough Ree - Hire a boat and enjoy the vast expanse of water, or stay on the banks and indulge in a spot of fishing

Day trip:

  • Lough Key Forest Park - Enjoy a stroll around this lovely area and try the tree canopy walk
  • Galway Bay - Try sailing or sea fishing, or perhaps take a trip out the the Aran islands off shore