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The Lake Cottage

Ballintogher near Sligo Town, County Sligo (Ref. 1103583)

3.9

Good

Hogans Irish Cottages rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Review(s)

  • Philippa

    “The cottage is in a fabulous position overlooking the lake with great views from all the windows.”

    We loved seeing all the wildlife nearby such as deer and loads of birds including baby wrens. The welcome pack with milk, butter, coffee, cake and eggs was great. Unfortunately there was a leak coming from the kitchen sink as mentioned in a previous review which meant we had to keep mopping the floor after washing up. Some of the equipment in the kitchen was lacking - some oven trays needed for the oven and also a larger frying pan. There was only one wine glass but lots of plastic picnic ...

    We loved seeing all the wildlife nearby such as deer and loads of birds including baby wrens. The welcome pack with milk, butter, coffee, cake and eggs was great. Unfortunately there was a leak coming from the kitchen sink as mentioned in a previous review which meant we had to keep mopping the floor after washing up. Some of the equipment in the kitchen was lacking - some oven trays needed for the oven and also a larger frying pan. There was only one wine glass but lots of plastic picnic glasses. The bathroom was very small and needed some TLC. The main living room was nice but a lamp would have been good for the evenings. The grounds of the cottage were lovely and well kept with some lovely flowers and nice outside furniture complete with cushions and blankets if needed. The hosts Brian and Aoife were very pleasant and quickly responded to any questions. We loved the area - close to some beautiful beaches and mountains. Sligo was close for meals out. We had a great holiday despite a few issues with the cottage.

    - Philippa, July 2022

Summary

  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, and fridge, TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared garden with bark area and children’s play set
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 4.2 miles
  • Note: The property is accessed via stone steps
  • Note: Due to the age of the cottage, some of the doorways are low

The property

Sligo 6.1 miles.

Perched in an elevated position, just outside of the popular town of Sligo, County Sligo, is The Lake Cottage.

Perfect for a couple or solo traveller this characterful cottage offers a welcoming space for a peaceful break, with local woodland walks, views of Lough Gill, and a toasty woodburning stove, this cottage is ideal all year round.

Stone steps lead you up to the cottage, where exposed stone walls create a traditional appeal to an Irish home-from-home.

Enter the kitchen/diner, fit with all the appliances you need for a self-catering stay, along with a corner dining table where you can catch up on the day's events over dinner.

From here, the sitting room invites you to cosy up with your loved one in front of the woodburning stove while you flick through the channels on the TV.

When sleep calls, venture off to the double bed and rest your head before a day of exploring your surroundings, and when you wake, the shower room offers a walk-in shower so you can freshen up.

Outside, take advantage of the shared garden, home to a fire pit and barbecue, so you can dine al fresco and enjoy the picture-perfect views of Lough Gill and the mountains.

Sligo is a charming town with a rich history and culture that is well worth visiting if you can tear yourself away from your home away from home.

Sligo Abbey, a 13th-century monastery with beautiful Gothic architecture, and The Model, a must-see for art lovers, house The Niland Collection, a world-renowned collection of paintings, sculptures, and other works of art.

The Yeats Society Sligo is a lovely day out for those interested in the works of Nobel Prize-winning poet W.B.

Yeats, and the town is also home to many great shops, restaurants, and pubs, making it the ideal place to spend a few days exploring.

Further afield, you can visit Strandhill for stunning beaches along the wild Atlantic Bay, or Rosses Point for a stroll around the harbour.

The Lake Cottage is a wonderful and romantic retreat, any time of year.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1102987 together sleeping 10 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of €150.

About the location

SLIGO TOWN, COUNTY SLIGO

Strandhill 5.6 miles; Sligo Airport 6 miles; Ballaghaderreen 30.2 miles.

Sligo, one of Ireland’s largest towns is a great destination set among Benbulben Mountain, Knocknarea Hill, sandy beaches, and the green countryside of the Emerald Isle. The town itself offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants with great seafood and pubs playing traditional Irish music. You won’t be stuck for things to do while in the area; go to the races and pick out the winning horse, practice your swing with a few rounds of golf, go horse riding on the beach, or relax with a spot of fishing. Sample the local culture by visiting the Yeats Memorial Building, The Model Contemporary Centre and the Hawk’s Well Theatre, one of the oldest regional theatres in the country. Take the Queen Maeve Trail to the top of Knocknarea and be sure to bring your camera along to capture the breathtaking landscape that this county has to offer. Sligo is an excellent base for exploring this part of Ireland.