Ballyglass Thatched Cottage

Ballyglass near Rahara, County Roscommon (Ref. 10139)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
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  • Pets


The property

Roscommon 8 miles. A true Irish gem!

A charming, detached, thatched cottage dating from the late 1800s, and refurbished to a high standard in 2005, nestled in the lush green countryside of County Roscommon, 2.5 miles from Rahara village.

This quirky Roscommon cottage makes a unique and cosy getaway, with views over the surrounding fields.

The open plan living area of this cottage in Ireland is bright and welcoming, with a stable door, oil-burning stove and well-equipped galley kitchen.

There is also a bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor, ensuring guests of all ages can enjoy the peace and quiet of this Roscommon cottage.

The characterful twin rooms are perched in the eaves, looking over to one another, with semi-circular windows and a real hideaway feeling!

Visitors at this Ireland cottage will love visiting Lough Funshinagh, a 'disappearing' lake home to a variety of bird and animal life.

There is plenty of walking and cycling available through the quiet local lanes, with opportunities for golf, fishing, shopping and dining on offer in the vicinity, including in Roscommon, the county town.

A lovely cottage in Roscommon, ideal for a romantic or family break.


Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 2 x mezzanine twins (1 accessed by spiral staircase, 1 accessed by retractable ladder). Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with galley kitchen, dining area and sitting area with oil-burning stove.


  • Oil central heating with oil-burning stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine in outbuilding, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, books/DVDs/games
  • Oil and electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Paved area to front
  • Raised lawned garden to side
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2.5 miles
  • Note: One twin room accessed via spiral stairs, the other accessed via retractable ladder, may not be suitable for young children or the infirm.

Guest Reviews


    • “Beautiful, charming cottage in very peaceful rural area.”
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    • “We are just back after spending few nights in this beautiful cottage. We loved everything there, staring from outside - very spacious parking, nice garden, bench, table and chairs you could use in a nice day. The views from windows were stunning. Cottage was very clean, cosy, lovely decorated, very comfortable well equipped and easy to hit up. There were 2 sheds with freezer washing machine and most importantly bikes! We use them alot as the roads around are so quiet and safe. Overall I would definitely recommend that cottage to everyone and I wish I will come back there again. Kate and family”

    111kasia2, March 2015

    • “Old Charm”
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    • “Just returned home today, 29th June, after a weeks holiday. Quaint 150yr old cottage with deep walls, lovingly restored by the Fallon family. Set in farmland on traditional Irish narrow roads. We had also taken our chocolate labrador with us. Whilst pets are not allowed in the ground floor bedroom, there was plenty of room in the lounge area for her kennel. Great raised grass area for her to run about in. Traditional cottage with 3foot walls so no mobile signal inside, No WiFi either. But then you are going away on holiday to get away from all the daily bombardments of life. The "upstairs" bedrooms would be idel fro grown up children, as one is accessed via a spiral staircase and the other by a wooden ladder, which needs to be pulled out in to the living room, (no handrails).. The basics are there; tv with satelite (takes a bit of getting used to the setup on use.) microwave, cooker (again takes a bit to get used to the set up), fridge. 2 outsheds; 1 stores bikes and fishing gear for your use. The other has an outside toilet, freezer and the washing machine. It also houses the oil boiler, which means it is constantly warm, (good for drying clothes). Whilst the owners farm is next door, you never see them. The narrow "Irish" roads take getting used too,but the locals will stop to let you pass, and are always friendly,(which is more than can be said for most motorists). The only down side would be the signposts for the cottage - they are small and easily missed on the trees at the road junctions - but once the roads have been travelled a while you get to know where to turn. Definately one to keep for future use.”

    Paul S, Newtownards, June 2013

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    • “The cottage is in a beautiful position and is very convenient for Roscommon town and for Athlone. The surrounding area is very quiet and peaceful.”

    Mr Hooks, Epsom, June 2015

    • “The cottage was perfect for our get away to find our family roots in the beautiful countryside of Ireland. It was like taking a step back in time, while still having all the creature comforts at your disposal! The owner and his family did a beautiful job with the restoration. It was an amazing find for us. We were given a print out to bring along with 40 pages worth of information and a number to call just in case they left something out. You are made to feel welcome in their home and it makes you want to return. There are 40 acres to explore and all they ask is that you close the gates behind you as you enter. So whether you live in the busy cities in Ireland and just want a quiet retreat or you want a getaway from another country, to the country, this is perfect.”

    Mrs Tomasso, Attleboro, May 2015

    • “What a perfect place to stay. Our four daughters loved sleeping up in the lofts, it was true country living. We all loved watching all the sheep across the road and we made a lot of day trips under two hours visiting several castles and tourist attractions. The owner was delightful to talk to. Ireland was absolutely gorgeous. We would definitely recommend this rental to others. It was very affordable and we made very special memories as a family.”

    Ms Bivens, Jackson, March 2015

    • “Loved that it was represented exactly as shown in the pictures and as described! There were little quirky things that made us feel truly in the country in a beautifully restored-but-old cottage! Once you learn how to turn everything on, everything works beautifully, and we love the conservation that they expect (because we are 'green' people). The owners couldn't have been friendlier, and were an absolute DELIGHT to meet and talk to. Great location for us! Day trips within easy reach, the cottage serene and so peaceful. Would definitely do it again!”

    Dr Wunderli, Waunakee, March 2015

    • “Excellent facilities in a beautiful location. Had a great holiday!”

    Mr Gibbs, Hastings, November 2014

    • “A dream location hidden in beautiful countryside. The cottage itself is idyllic and just a short drive from the lovely little town of Roscommon and also from Athlone which has many attractions. Nearby is the Hodson Bay - worth a look and a walk around the lake. The cottage was perfect and would absolutely go here again!”

    Mr Milward, Hereford, May 2014

    • “Perfect! A lovely cottage and the proprietor is very friendly.”

    Mr Jean, Montaut, April 2014

    • “We were made to feel at home there. Everything we needed was there. It is such a beautiful house. We will be back, next time we will stay for two weeks. We love the area. A wonderful vacation.”

    Ms McQueen, Ocean, November 2013

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About the location


Athlone 19 miles.

Roscommon is the county town of County Roscommon, and offers a selection of shops, pubs and eateries, as well as a varied programme at the Rosscommon Arts Centre. Roscommon is a small, attractive town, or if you prefer to head out of the area, the South Roscommon Drive starts from the town and takes in some beautiful scenery. County Roscommon is known as part of the Lakelands, with the Lough Key Forest Park a particular favouriate amongst visitors. Enjoy lakeside strolls, visit Roscommon Castle, play a round of golf or head out on a boat for an afternoon’s fishing – all this and more is on offer in this beautiful tranquil county.