Fort Cottage

Cootehall, County Roscommon (Ref. 928382)


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

The property

Situated in the village of Cootehall, a short walk from the marina is this airy detached cottage in County Roscommon. The accommodation is welcoming and you will instantly feel at home in this well-decorated, charming cottage. With four lovely bedrooms, two of which have an en-suite shower room, the cottage is ideal for families or friends to discover this unspoilt part of Ireland. The well-equipped kitchen is perfect for the chef in the group and you can enjoy your delicious meal in the dining area. The sitting room has the added benefit of a warming open fire, so you can kick off your boots after a hard day’s walking and spend the evening relaxing. There is a large garden outside where any children in the family can play safely, giving the parents some peace of mind. Cootehall is in a lovely location on the shore of Oakport Lough and the Boyle River and has nearby amenities such as a local shop and pub. This is a great base for touring the nearby region and there are many attractions nearby including the towns of Boyle and Carrick-on-Shannon. You can take cruises on the River Shannon, go for walks at Lough Key Forest and Activity Park or visit Boyle Abbey and the Argina Mining Experience. For any history fans you can travel back in time and visit the tombs at Carrowkeel which are older than the Pyramids, Kilronan Castle Estate which is a short drive away or spend an afternoon at the Irish Famine Museum at Strokestown Park House. The Wild Atlantic Way is a little further afield and is a haven of picturesque coastlines and sandy beaches, with so many choices of what to do you’ll be returning sooner than you thought.



Ground floor

  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 6)
  • Utility
  • Sitting room (seats 5) with open fire
  • Reading room (seats 4)
  • One double bedroom
  • One single bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin & WC

First floor

  • Two double bedrooms with en-suite shower, basin & WC (one with balcony)


  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • TV with Saorview
  • DVD
  • Selection of books & games
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for fire included
  • Bed linen & towels included
  • No pets
  • No smoking


  • Ample off road parking
  • Front lawned garden
  • Balcony
  • Shop, pub & marina 10 mins walk

About the location


Carrick-on-Shannon 6.6 miles; Boyle 6.8 miles

Driving times:

  • Sligo Airport - 34 miles; 48 mins
  • Dun Laoghaire ferry - 116 miles; 2 hrs 16 mins


  • Nearest shop; 10 mins walk
  • Nearest pub; 10 mins walk
  • Nearest town; Carrick-on-Shannon, 8 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