Primrose Cottage

Cootehall, County Roscommon (Ref. 940613)


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

A really lovely stone cottage, situated just 10 minutes’ walk from the village of Cootehall, on the banks of County Roscommon’s pretty Boyle River. Ideal for couples in need of a peaceful break, or a family looking to spend some quality time together, this all ground floor cottage is a perfect touring base for an Irish adventure. Comfortably-furnished and tastefully-decorated, this homely property comes complete with a kitchen with a dining area, a great space to enjoy a delicious meal with your loved ones, before retiring to the cosy sitting room with a solid fuel stove. When bedtime beckons, there are three bedrooms, all boasting en-suite shower rooms, whilst a convenient cloakroom and a handy utility complete your holiday home. When it’s lovely and sunny outside, head out into the lawned garden, stretching round the front and rear of the property and enjoy idyllic countryside views whilst planning tomorrow’s discoveries and relaxing with a cool drink. There’s also off road parking for three cars and the pretty village of Cootehall boasts a beautiful marina. For those with an interest in angling, test your skills or enjoy exhilarating water-based activities such as kayaking and windsurfing on the many fantastic lakes and rivers in the surrounding area. Hop in the car and a short journey will take you to the excellent Lough Key Forest and Activity Park with a beautiful harbour and open parkland. You can also pay a visit to Carrick-on-Shannon for a leisurely cruise on the river before perusing the plentiful selection shops, pubs and cafes. An unmissable day out can be had at the Arigna Mining Experience, where you can really appreciate the toils and tribulations of past generations. Alternatively, head west for 20 minutes to the busy town of Sligo on the ever-popular Wild Atlantic Way, a thriving place made famous by its association with the poet W B Yeats. For a wonderful adventure spent exploring the excellent north west of Ireland, you couldn’t ask for a better base than this delightful cottage.



Ground Floor

  • Two double bedrooms with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • One family bedroom with one double and one single and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 6)
  • Sitting room (seats 5) with solid fuel stove
  • Utility


  • Oil central heating with solid fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • TV with Saorview
  • Fuel and power charged via a meter reading with the first €15 included
  • Starter pack for stove included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • No smoking


  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Private enclosed garden with furniture
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk


  • Double bed in family room is accessible from one side only
  • Small step to kitchen/dining area, care should be taken

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location


Carrick-on-Shannon 6.6 miles; Boyle 6.8 miles

Driving times:

  • Sligo Airport - 34.3 miles; 49 mins
  • Dun Laoghaire ferry - 113 miles; 2 hrs 17 mins


  • Nearest shop; 10 mins walk
  • Nearest pub; 10 mins walk
  • Nearest town; Carrick-on-Shannon, 8.5 miles

On the doorstep:

  • Angling - With 41 lakes within a 6 mile radius of Carrick-on-Shannon, this area is considered an angler's paradise
  • Carrick Castle - See the remains of this historic building
  • Carrowkeel Temples - Dominating conical mounds known as motes
  • Elphin Windmill - Take a tour around this wonderful landmark
  • Lough Key Forest Park - Wonderful forest park of outstanding beauty and sweeping landscapes
  • Moon River - a picturesque boat tour of the River Shannon
  • River Shannon - Longest river in Ireland, offering superb cruising waters, watersports and relaxing riverside walks.
  • The Dock - A multi-purpose arts centre
  • Water Music Festival - Annual festival in Carrick-on-Shannon with wide variety of music, workshops and events

Day trip:

  • Donegal Town - Bustling town in County Donegal
  • Dublin - The capital of Ireland, lively Dublin is home to the Gravity Bar, Ireland's highest bar, and Guinness Storehouse
  • Dublin's Guinness Store House - an insightful look into an Irish favourite
  • Rosslare - Cliff top village with panoramic views of Rosslare Bay
  • Sligo Folk Park - Turn back time and find out about rural Irish heritage
  • Streedagh Beach - Beautiful, sandy beach in Sligo
  • Yeats Country - Explore the poets homeland with a minibus tour