Set amongst glorious countryside in the picturesque village of Collooney, County Sligo, is Clodagh's Cottage.
This is a delightful detached, gated bungalow, set on almost one acre of private land with mature gardens, paths and steps trailing through for both young and old explorers alike.
Perfectly positioned near the Wild Atlantic Way coastline and the scenic town of Sligo, this four-bedroom cottage offers a superb base for a family, friends or groups of up to seven seeking a rural retreat.
Find ample private parking at the front and back of the house to unload your luggage with ease and admire the quaint setting, with a mature colourful front garden with the Ox mountains and Owenmore river in the back drop before you.
Step into the property through the green door where you will find a spacious bright hallway leading to a welcoming fully equipped kitchen/dining area, with electric hob, oven, toaster, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher; The room is rustic in its décor with an elegant, electric stove to set a relaxing ambiance.
Gather around the dining table or relax in the beautiful armchairs and couch where there is a smart TV on the wall for some entertainment and high speed fibre broadband available at the click of a QR code.
Just off the kitchen there is a large, well equipped utility room/cloakroom with toilet and hand basin area, washing machine, iron and ironing board and lots of storage.
Moving through the property, find the stunning sitting room, with a roaring open wood stove fire (with a complimentary starter pack in the fire on arrival, ready to light) and plenty of plush seating to host the whole group, relax looking at the beautiful views.
As the evening draws to a close, there are four beautifully presented bedrooms to choose from; the cottage offers a large king-size bedroom with an en-suite shower and walk in wardrobe, a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a single, all with fantastic storage space.
In the morning, soak in a long bath in the large family bathroom or enjoy one of the two showers available.
Take the five minute walk into Collooney village, fully pathed and pole lit, where you can find a lovely outdoor playground, basketball court, outdoor gym and picnic areas.
You will find two churches, two pubs, three takeaways and two award winning cafes, along with grocery shops for fresh produce or any forgotten essentials.
A further ten minute walk takes you to Markree Castle - One of the largest privately-owned castles in Ireland, standing on a secluded 500 acre estate in scenic surroundings, enjoy lunch and a walk around the spectacular grounds.
Nearby, Union Wood offers beautiful forest walks, cycle trails and hikes up to Union Rock where you can enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of Sligo.
A five minute drive will take you to Castledargon hotel resort golf and spa retreat, a beautiful place to have lunch or treat yourself to a massage and enjoy the breath-taking golf course.
Venture a little further afield to the coastal village of Strandhill, boasting a spectacular beach for surfing, as well as a plethora of delicious restaurants, an 18-hole golf course and a fabulous indigenous spa, several magical beach walks along the coast and, if the tides allow, walk or drive onto Coney Island where the views of Sligo coastline make the journey worthwhile.
For keen hikers, while you are in Strandhill, Queen Maeve's trail will take walkers up to the north slopes of Knocknarea mountain which dominates Sligo's skyline, whilst Keash Caves on the south side of Sligo provide another hiking adventure with rewarding views at the peek.
Visit the town of Sligo, where you can admire the Romanesque architecture of Sligo Abbey, be engrossed with the cultural scene at The Model, home of the Niland Collection for quirky exhibitions, or visit the museum to unveil Sligo's past.
Just ten minutes from Sligo town, or twenty minutes from the cottage, the famous Rosses Point boasts golf and yacht clubs, a beautiful pier and walks along the beach of this rustic and charming village.
For fishing, Lough Arrow and Lough Gill are a twenty minute drive away, and Ballisodare Bay is just five minutes away, where seasonal daily salmon licenses may be available.
For cycling enthusiasts the Coolaney Mountain Bike Park is 11 minutes away boasting 8km of mountain bike trails.
Dunmoran Strand is a unspoiled local beach, and five minutes further is Aughris head and pier where you can take jaw dropping coastal walks before relaxing at the beach bar.
Lough Key Forest Park is also a short drive away and boasts ziplines for all ages, playgrounds, segways, bike hire and multiple forest trails, picnic areas and lake walks where you can feed the swans if you dare!
A further ten minutes from here and you will arrive at the buzzing town of Carrick-on-Shannon; treat yourself to a cruise on the River Shannon, Ireland’s longest river.
Exploring northwards towards Donegal, a 20 minute drive takes you to Glencar Waterfall, 15 metres high and viewed through a wooded walk; just over the road is the grave of the famous poet WB Yeats, with 18th century Lissadell House and the town and beaches of Mullaghmore just around the corner, all steeped in history with their own stories to tell.
Knock airport is also a 40 minute drive from the property.
For a wonderful countryside setting with a host of amenities to sample, a stay at Clodgah's Cottage has something for everyone.