Doogara Cottage

Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon (Ref. 921487)


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

The property

This cosy little cottage is conveniently located just twenty minutes’ drive from Knock Airport, set back from the main road, one mile from Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon. With comfortable furnishings throughout, Doogara Cottage is a welcoming home-from-home for couples and friends seeking the sights of Roscommon, Mayo and Galway beyond. A traditional sitting room forms the heart of this holiday home, where you can sink into the sofas and enjoy the warmth of the hearty open fire after a busy day. Set all on the ground floor, two prettily presented bedrooms lead from the sitting room, sharing a shower room, and providing a good base for a restful night’s sleep. Spend sociable time together in the kitchen, planning your adventures over a good breakfast before heading out for the day, or settling down to dinner to share stories of your holiday so far. Outside, you can enjoy a drink on the lawn before heading into the bustling town of Ballaghaderreen for a bite to eat or a customary pint of the black stuff amongst the friendly locals. There are a number of beautiful loughs in County Roscommon, with wonderful opportunities for fishing nearby as the Lung River Valley lies practically on your doorstep. The lovely Lough Key Forest and Activity Park is sure to win your heart; steeped in history it offers pretty walks and sweeping views across the rich greenery. Take a tour of the Tree Canopy Walk where you can wander through the treetops and enjoy the sights from a different aspect. On sunny days, a boat trip along the beautiful River Shannon is a must, with a wealth of cultural attractions to entice you in the vibrant town of Carrick-on-Shannon, just over half an hour’s drive away. A beautiful range of sandy beaches can be found on Sligo’s coastline, offering the perfect day beside the sea, with the stunning shores at Strandhill and Enniscrone to be found within an hour. For history and botany buffs, Strokestown Park is within easy reach of your holiday home, with its well-kept walled gardens, woodland walks and the Irish National Famine Museum. This charming cottage offers basic but comfortable and conveniently situated accommodation for exploring the wonderful west of Ireland.



Ground floor

  • Two double bedrooms
  • Shower room with shower, basin & WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire


  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • TV with FreeSat
  • Selection of books
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for fire included
  • Bed linen & towels included
  • Travel cot & highchair on request
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • No smoking


  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Front lawned garden with furniture
  • Shop & pub 1 mile

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute

About the location


Castlerea 13 miles.

Driving times:

  • Knock Airport – 13 miles; 19 mins
  • Dun Laoghaire ferry – 124 miles; 2hrs 31 mins


  • Nearest shop; Ballaghaderreen, 1 mile
  • Nearest pub; Ballaghaderreen, 1 mile
  • Nearest town; Ballaghaderreen, 1 mile

On the doorstep:

  • Fishing - There is great fishing available on Lough Corrib and Lough Mask
  • Carrick-on-Shannon – This bustling town has everything you need to keep busy, shops, pubs and restaurants, a leisure centre, and even a theatre!
  • Lough Key Forest Park and Activity Centre - Wildlife, historic buildings and evocative islands

Day trip:

  • Beach - Spend a day on Enniscrone's long sandy beach or nearby Easkey for great surfing
  • Ballycroy National Park – Take a walk along the Bangor Trail and explore the diverse wildlife and wonderful rugged countryside of County Mayo
  • Rosses Point - Spend time relaxing on the beach or exploring the village