The Thatch Cottage

Legan, County Longford (Ref. 952898)


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

The property

Take a short detour from the main Dublin to Sligo route at Edgeworthstown, Co Longford and you will find The Thatch. Nestling along the country road to Legan village, this cosy traditional retreat oozes charm with its long thatched roof, half doors and tiny windows. With its 2 double bedrooms, a quaint kitchen/diner with oil fired range, and a cosy sitting room, this gem will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Relax in the study with a book or glass of wine and plan the following days endeavours. The cottage is sheltered by tall trees with a vegetable garden in neat raised timber beds. The village of Legan is a short distance away with its local pub and shop. Travel to nearby Abbeyshrule, a multi-award winning village with its beautiful picturesque canal and many treks and trails. The mighty River Shannon flows through Lanesboro village. This is a haven for anglers and offers many boating attractions. Visit the county town of Longford, with its imposing cathedral, and relax in its cafes, bars and restaurants. The coastal town of Sligo is just over an hour away and offers wonderful attractions such as galleries, seaweed baths, boat trips on Lough Gill, hill walking and much more. The Thatch will provide you with wonderful olde world charm. Let your midlands adventure begin here.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 2 x double. Bathroom with bath, hand held shower, basin and WC. Wet room with basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room. Study. Utility.


Oil fired central heating with additional heating from electric range in kitchen. Microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with basic channels, selection of books. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels rent. Ample off road parking. Gravelled area to front and side of property. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: There are a number of steps and low doorways throughout the property, so care should be taken. Note: The cottage garden opens out to a main road so children need supervision. Note: The living room stove is for decorative purposes only. Note: the Wifi may run slow due to rural location.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas

About the location


Abbeyshrule 3.1 miles; Ardagh 4.9 miles; Ballymahon 9.6 miles; Lanesborough 21.7 miles; Longford 12.6 miles; Ballinamuck 24.9 miles.

Legan is a small village in County Longford in Ireland. The surrounding area is made up of beautiful countryside with fantastic walking opportunities. Nearby Abbeyshrule is a multi award-winning village with several lovely walks in the area and a beautiful canal harbour offering leisurely cycle rides along the banks of the royal canal. For those seeking sightseeing with a difference why not book a pleasure flight or even a lesson at Abbeyshrule airport? Ardagh is only 6.9 miles away and sits in the very heart of County Longford, surrounded by stunning rural countryside. It is one of the most picturesque villages with many architecturally important features. An easy drive takes you to Ballymahon where more energetic activities are on offer including canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, river tubing, zorbing and aqua spheres. Fishermen will enjoy a trip to Laneboro located on the banks of the River Shannon which is regularly referred to as a fisherman’s paradise here you can expect to encounter large bream, roach, hybrids, perch and pike. Longford town is a bright bustling centre dominated by the historic Saint Mel's cathedral and is home to a fine selection of restaurants, pubs, boutiques and shopping outlets. Longford is also home to a cinema, a back stage theatre as well as an 18 hole golf course. Take a day out to the historic village of Ballinamuck is situated in the north of County Longford, close to the borders of Leitrim and Cavan. Literally translated to ‘mouth of the ford of the pig’, Ballinamuck is a wonderful area to discover the mass of farmland, lakes, low lying hills and pristine boglands of North Longford. Ballinamuck was once the site of the Battle of Ballinamuck and there is a local heritage centre which houses an interesting exhibition of the events of the battle.