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Swallows Nest

Aughnacliffe, County Longford (Ref. 976690)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 13

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Great home great location plenty of space loved it ."

    Surrounding area and local pub was great.glenveiw bar excellent Brendan the owner what a character we will defo be back in swallows nest

    Reviewed by GavinJul 2022

  • "We are just back from a 3 night stay at Swallows Nest."

    The house is beautiful, very spacious with all the home comforts you could want. The host was fantastic, he was available if we had any queries and he was very helpful. We would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by JosephineDec 2021

  • "We have just returned from a week at this fabulous house!"

    We have stayed in many holiday rentals over the years and this is one of the best. The property is in a stunning location, so peaceful with great views and beautiful walks but near enough to local facilities. The house is immaculately kept and so spacious. There is room for everyone with some to spare. The kitchen was well equiped for those who prefer to home cook but the local pub just up the road is a must visit for those who prefer to lift nothing more than a glass of something! We especially loved relaxing in the evenings with the log fire going in the lounge/sitting room. I have to say a huge Thank You to Damien the owner, who has to be the most thoughtful owner I have ever encountered. Damien had a genuine concern that we enjoyed our visit and that we had no problems and had a great time. We were left in peace, but knowing that he was just a phone call away should we need anything. I would 100% recommend this property if you want a relaxing break in a beautiful property in a beautiful area. We will definitely be back! xxxx

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2021

  • "A remote tranquil cottage for a good relaxing break"

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2021

  • "A large family gathering of 9 adults and 3 children, we had a brilliant time."

    The house is very spacious so you don't feel crowded, swallows nest suits it perfectly as there where so many wee Swallows nest all over the place. The perfect holiday to relax and take it easy. A few forest walks near by, the Glenview was great for dinner and a few drinks and plenty of evenings playing board games

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2021

  • "We rent Swallows Nest for family gathering."

    House is very spacious with large garden and great patio. Swallows Nest is great place to spend relaxing time far from city noises.

    Reviewed by ArekAug 2021

  • "Plenty to do lovely places to see ."

    Reviewed by AoiseJul 2021

  • "It’sa great spacious home but still very cozy and comfortable."

    We had a family gathering for Christmas and could seat the whole family at the table and in the sitting room. Ideal for family gatherings!!

    Reviewed by KevinDec 2019

  • "The host and maggie were amazing, so friendly and helpful."

    Our stay was so enjoyable and would come back.

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 2019

  • "Good location."

    The right house to spend time with family and friends.

    Reviewed by VasuOct 2018

  • "The place was really nice the scenery was beautiful, plenty of things to do."

    Reviewed by BabraSep 2018

  • "We had a great time!"

    A beautiful house in a fantastic location! The owners were very helpful and accommodating!

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage in the heart of the countryside."

    We were looking for a big place for a family holiday and Swallows Nest didn’t disappoint. Accommodation was superb and in great condition and easily accommodated 10 but could have managed more. Damian, the owner, contacted us in advance of the trip with good advice and also during our stay to make sure we were happy which was much appreciated. If you are looking for somewhere quiet but close enough to towns and activities this cottage is perfect.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "Very nice house with loads of space, would have loved to have stayed longer."

    Reviewed by SiobhanJun 2018

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  • Five bedrooms: 4 x ground floor double, one with en-suite shower, WC and basin, 1 x family room with 1 double and 3 singles
  • Shower room with shower, WC and basin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and basin
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Oil-fired central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, American fridge and freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with basic channels, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Lawned garden to front side and rear of property
  • Paved patio area with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Wheelchair access at rear of property
  • No Stag/Hen or similar parties
  • Please note: this property requires a good house keeping bond of €250 to be paid 5 days prior to arrival

The property

Aughnacliffe 3 miles.

Nestling in rolling countryside, outside the village of Aughnacliffe in County Longford, you'll find Swallows Nest.

This spacious, modern retreat has been lovingly decorated and furnished to provide quality and comfort throughout your stay.

Boasting 5 bedrooms, 4 doubles plus a large family room with 1 double and 3 singles, this is the perfect place for families and groups of friends to explore this idyllic location.

Enjoy brunch in the large kitchen/dining area before setting out on the days adventures.

Relax in the comfortable sitting room with open fire and plan the following days endeavours.

Outside the cottage, the rolling hills and green countryside offers a relaxing backdrop.

The stunning lake, Lough Gowna with its many picturesque inlets is a short drive away and boasts wonderful fishing and boating facilities.

Travel to the bustling county town of Carrick, on the mighty River Shannon and enjoy the many cafes and restaurants or take a trip up river and enjoy many inland waterways.

Longford town is 20 mins away and offers an ideal location to explore.

Take a day trip with the family to Florencecourt estate and The Marble Arch Caves which offers a fantastic underground adventure.

The Arigna Mining Experience is well worth a visit where you will experience the trials and tribulations of past generations.

Return to the Swallows Nest in the evenings, feeling relaxed and refreshed.

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About the location


Ballinamuck 6 miles; Granard 8.5 miles; Longford 13 miles.

Located midway between the towns of Longford and Cavan is the small, scenic village of Aughnacliffe in North County Longford. The village is regularly referred to as a fisherman’s paradise as there is an abundance of lakes on the doorstep, including the impressive Lough Gowna, perfect for pike, trout and bream fishing. Lough Gowna is also home to the island of Inchmore where the remains of a historic monastery lie. Aughnacliffe is literally translated to ‘Field of the stones’ and named after the two prehistoric portal tombs that are located here, the Aughnacliffe Dolmen and the Cleenrath Dolmen, dating back to roughly 3800BC. Aughnacliffe is also home to Leebeen Park, with a walkway along the lake shore, a children’s play area and outdoor exercise equipment. A wonderful base to discover this scenic region.