Nora's Cottage

Riverstown, County Sligo (Ref. 929568)


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Two miles from the village of Riverstown and only 20 minutes' drive from Sligo itself you will find this cosy, detached cottage in a rural location in the eastern part of County Sligo. This lovely cottage is comfortable and offers a high finish throughout making it a quality getaway in this fabulous part of Ireland. With three well-presented bedrooms, the cottage is homely and will allow you a peaceful night’s sleep away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There is also a stylish kitchen with a dining area, which is ideal for getting together with a big meal and planning your next day’s adventure. The sitting room has an inviting open fire which is perfect for warming your feet and relaxing by after a day of walking. Why not trek up to the ancient passage tombs at Carrowkeel or explore the Caves of Keash? The village of Riverstown is less than an hour from Knock International Airport, and lies on the banks of the Unshin River where there are excellent fishing opportunities for both experienced and amateur anglers. There are a selection of shops and pubs available in the village as well as the famous Sligo Folk Park, a fantastic opportunity to step back in time and experience rural Irish living. Ballygawley is a nearby village with shop, two pubs, hotel with spa and golf course. For a more adventurous day you can visit one of the many sandy beaches including Enniscrone, Strandhill, and the home of the counties finest surfing spots at Rosses Point. You can also try stand-up paddle boarding on Lough Gill or have a relaxing stroll along the lake at Lough Key Forest and Activity Park. The history buff in the group is sure to enjoy a trip to the Irish Famine Museum, Drumcliffe Round Tower and Sligo Abbey. Just a short drive away is the town of Sligo on the stunning Wild Atlantic Way where you will find excellent cuisine, culture and heritage. For a day trip you can head further afield to the River Shannon for a boat trip and take in the breathtaking surroundings of County Donegal. This cottage is a superb base for your Irish adventure!



Ground floor

  • Two double bedrooms
  • One single bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room (seats 4) with open fire


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


  • Ample off road parking
  • Private front patio with furniture
  • Rear lawned garden
  • Shop & pub in Riverstown, 2 miles

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

About the location


Lough Key Forest Park 7 miles; Ballymote 8 miles; Dublin 119 miles.

Driving times:

  • Sligo Airport – 15.5 miles; 30 mins
  • Dun Laoghaire ferry – 130 miles; 2 hrs 40 mins


  • Nearest shop; Riverstown, 2 miles
  • Nearest pub; Riverstown, 2 miles
  • Nearest town; Ballymote, 6 miles

On the doorstep:

  • Carrowkeel Megalithic Tomb - Stone tombs scattered over a remote countryside, with spectacular views
  • Sligo Abbey - A ruined abbey built in 1253 and restored in the 1850s

Day trip:

  • Lough Key Forest Park - Wonderful forest park of outstanding beauty and sweeping landscapes
  • Ballycroy National Park - Spend a day and admire the natural wilderness in this wonderful National Park