An Maide Ban

Maudabawn near Cootehill, County Cavan (Ref. 24897)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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    1 Customer Review(s)

    Ms Leuszler
    October 2016
    “Only that one has to drive to the ...”
    Only that one has to drive to the nearest village or co-op for food and meals out. We were hoping to be able to walk around more. It filled our every expectation in all other ways though and everyone we met was friendly and helpful! We were welcomed to join in a local dance session that my four grandchildren will always remember. Finding a true Irish stone thatched roof cottage was on the top of our list and An Maide Ban was perfect!


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room

The property

Cootehill 4.5 miles.

Situated in the small hamlet of Maudabawn, just over four miles from the town of Cootehill in County Cavan is this striking detached cottage.

With its traditional thatched roof and stone-built walls, this lovely cottage provides spacious and homely accommodation for groups of friends or extended families wishing to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and spend some quality time together in rural Ireland.

This holiday cottage boasts three large family bedrooms to cater for a variety of sleeping arrangements and a traditional fitted kitchen with a dining area where you can enjoy your breakfast each morning.

Everyone can enjoy social evenings together in the large dining room, which also acts as a games room, complete with a pool table and football table, all complemented by a multi-fuel stove and sitting area.

Guests can also relax in the cosy sitting room by the gas fire with a good book and a glass of your favourite tipple.

Outside this thatched cottage is a spacious garden where the children can play safely.

The rural hamlet of Maudabawn lies on the Maudabawn River and is home to a pub, which provides nightly entertainment and a well-stocked grocery shop.

Also just four and a half miles away is the village of Cootehill, which has shops, pubs and restaurants.

The entire region is described as an angler’s paradise with a wealth of lakes and rivers to cast your net in, including Killyrue Lough, Lough Tacker and Lough Sillian.

Nature walks, countryside bike rides and lakeside drives are just some of the leisurely activities to do here in this undiscovered county.

Why not venture a little further and explore The Cavan Burren Park, Cavan Canoe Centre or Killinkere Pet Farm?

For a truly peaceful break from the hectic pace of everyday life, this lovely cottage is the perfect choice.


Three bedrooms: 1 x family room with 1 double and 2 singles, 1 x family room with 1 double and 3 singles, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area (seats 4). Utility. Open plan dining and games room with dining area (seats 8) and sitting area (seats 4) with multi-fuel stove. Sitting room (seats 8) with gas fire.


  • Oil central heating with ground floor underfloor heating, gas fire and multi-fuel stove
  • Range cooker with gas oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Max 6 adults.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of €140.

About the location


Dundalk 32 miles; Belfast 72 miles; Dublin 75 miles.

The prominent market village of Cootehill is situated in the northern region of County Cavan and is surrounded by rolling green countryside, scenic lakes and rich farmlands. Cootehill offers visitors a slice of peace and tranquillity with leisurely walks, scenic cycle routes and superb angling opportunities in the surrounding lakes. Home to a selection of shops, traditional pubs and places to eat, Cootehill also showcases some Georgian buildings and 18th century architecture. Just a few miles from Cootehill is the Cohaw Court Tomb, locally known as Cohaw Giants Grave where you can step back in time and marvel at the traditions of our ancestors. Day trips include the capital city of Dublin, home to The Guinness Store House and Carlingford Lough in County Louth. A wonderful, touring base to explore this undiscovered and extremely scenic part of Ireland.

Note: Max 6 adults.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas