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Grange 5 miles; Sligo 8 miles; Donegal 38 miles.
Ardtermon (from the Irish language, meaning ‘high safe place’) lies in the north of County Sligo, and is a quiet town land beside the sea and Raghley harbour, offering a truly stunning coastal base to explore the splendour of this unspoilt county. The immediate area offers an abundance of things to do; there are four 18 hole golf courses, two horse riding centres, numerous inland and coastal walks and for the anglers there is sea and river fishing all close by. For a day's touring there are a number of suggestions for self-drive tours available from the local tourist office; why not hop across the border to the rugged county of Donegal a short distance away? What better way to finish a day's exploring than by sampling that true Irish hospitality in one of the village pubs, frequented by the locals and offering traditional Irish music? In the evening, why let the enjoyment end; for theatre lovers there is entertainment available at the Hawkswell Theatre in Sligo town, or why not try one of the many local restaurants offering something to satisfy everybody? So whether it's a quiet coastal getaway or perfectly situated base you are looking for, this location has it all.
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This delightful, detached, traditional Sligo cottage has been the family home of the owner for many generations. Fully renovated but maintaining many traditional features, and delightfully decorated in the Irish country style, the cottage is situated on a working livestock farm with cows in the fields, in the quiet townland of Ardtermon on the Raghley Peninsula, and offers awe-inspiring views from the farm yard across Sligo Bay to Benbulben, and views from the front of the cottage to Knocklane and the beautiful Donegal Mountains. Set in spacious grounds and with direct access to the beach across the owner’s land, this Sligo cottage is a short walk from the town land of Maugherow, and offers a real "get away" location without being too isolated. There are many things to see and do from the cottage, such as numerous walks, horse riding, fishing and the area is well known for its flora and fauna. There are plenty of great golf courses, some beside the ocean, including Rosses Point, Strandhill, Enniscrone and Bundoran. In the evenings, why not take a short walk down to the Raghley dock and watch the local fishing fleet land its catch, then sample one of the village pubs and enjoy an evening of true Irish hospitality, music and dancing? Alternatively, why not take a romantic evening stroll to the beach and watch the sun set over the impressive Benbulben Mountain?
All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x double with sink, 2 x twin (one with sink). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC. Shower room with shower, basin, WC. Fitted kitchen with folding breakfast bar. Sitting room with fold-away dining table & woodburner.
Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, radio, library of books. Oil charged from meter reading, electricity by €2 coin meter. Starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 4 cars. Lawned area to front, yard to rear with garden furniture. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop & pub 1 mile. Note: The owner requires a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of €100, payable on arrival.
Previous visitors' comments about Castlegrange Farm:
The location of the cottage was ideal for our needs with the beach within walking distance. Having 2 bathrooms was great for us with 6 people in our party and the electric shower was brilliant.
Mrs Collins, Andover, July 2012
The cottage is ideally located 20 mins from Sligo and a perfect base for
touring the surrounding countryside and coastline. It has private access through the fields to the beach where our daughters spent many a happy hour in the rock pools and swimming in the sea. There is a large grassy area at
the front of the house - ideal for playing frisbee! The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped and is ideal for families with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. We found lots of logs nearby to use on the wood burning stove but the local shop does sell peat which has a lovely smell! We certainly hope to return to Castle Grange again and would recommend it as a perfect holiday getaway.
Mrs Davies, Banchory, July 2011