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Cleghran Beag near Ballinaglera, County Leitrim (Ref. 925872)



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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "We had amazing relaxing stay ,beautiful house,so close to the lake,kids enjoyed it very much,definitely looking forward to go back again."

    Reviewed by AnastasijaMay 2022

  • "An amazing property and location by far the nicest place we’ve stayed."

    This is our dream style or house, all natural wood with plenty of space for any sized family and with everything you need to get away from the everyday world. Couldn’t be happier with our stay, we’ve been intending on building a log house and this represents everything we have been looking for. If you want a back to nature experience for you and your pets then I’d give this place a priority visit. Thanks for sharing this experience with us.

    Thanks so much for your feedback we feel its a very special place and are delighted to share it regards Gerry Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The house was so well equipped and comfortable and I would definitely recommend it to others.The kids had a great time,loads of space and plenty of games/dvds and activities to do.If I was to mention one tiny thing it would be a plug for the kitchen sink

    Thank you for your responce we,re delighted you enjoyed your stay hope to see you again regards Gerry Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaireadFeb 2022

  • "Great house, very well equipped in excellent location with direct access to lake, couldn't ask for more."

    Reviewed by LeszekJun 2021

  • "Ideal location for getting away from everyday life!"

    The cabin was very clean and well presented. Plenty of space and a huge garden for kids to play. Direct access to Lough Allen was a gift for anglers, with pike and roach caught right from the access point. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitively be back!

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2020

  • "Our family of 5 had a fab time at Ard Cuillean (two adults, 8, 12 and 18 year olds)."

    We were truly gobsmacked when we pulled in and realised we were literally waterfront. We knew we had a slip on the property, but didn't realise the waterfront was literally on our doorstep. The house itself looked smaller than expected from the exterior but we needn't have worried. It is huge inside thanks to generous high ceilings! And all of the bedrooms were amply sized. The beds were supremely comfy, and the house was stocked with far more than anywhere else we've ever stayed: enough pots, pans, and baking dishes to make meals for a large group easily; enough plates, glasses, cups, bowls and cutlery to host a banquet; electric kettle and washer and tumble dryer; and tons of DVDs and games for the kids. They loved the foosball/pool tables upstairs, too, in the family room. Even 24 hours without power thanks to a huge regional storm didn't dampen the stay. We loved it, enjoyed multiple outings on our canoe we brought, and will definitely be back. Just be prepared for a relaxed, remote experience or roadtrips to activities, because Drumshambo is a very small village with bare necessities, but not much going on. Can highly recommend the guided kayaking and paddleboarding on offer from the Drumshambo activity centre. Super affordable, and the leaders did a great job engaging with a group of about 20 participants and keeping an eye on everyone, entertaining, encouraging the little ones, and keeping everyone safe. And there's a great canal-side bike trail nearby that leads from Drumbshambo to a great wee pub in Battlebridge (about 9 miles roundtrip).

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2020

  • "Spent five days with our children and grandchildren we had a fab time, the house is in a great area near the local village with a private entrance to the lake, which our grandchildren loved, we could not get them out of the water, also there was lots of bored games and a small pool table to keep them occupied in the evening after they sat around the fire pit toasting marshmallows ."

    Would not hesitate to recommend this hoilday home

    Reviewed by JacquelineJul 2019

  • "The Owner Gerry was fantastic !"

    He went so out of his way to make our holiday so special ' Together with the lovely property and Gerry's help alot of happy memories where made

    Reviewed by TommyJul 2019

  • "The cottage and the place where great."

    So peaceful and private in the middle of nature. Trees, lake and a great swing for kids, too. Safe place for kids and dogs, too. Lots of games for kids inside. The kitchen was well equipped. I'd only suggest a new grill and new cooker as it took half hour to boil water in a small pot, it was very slow. And more chairs for sitting outside:) Otherwise all great! We'll be coming back;)

    Reviewed by AndreaJun 2019

  • "Maybe some more detailed information on how to find the cottage - as it the ..."

    Maybe some more detailed information on how to find the cottage - as it the track from the main road be easily driven past

    Reviewed by MarcApr 2019

  • "Home from home."

    We were amazed at the facilities. Everything was provided which meant we could get on with enjoying our holiday. I would like to thank Gerry Gallagher and his family for allowing people like us to taste a peace of heaven at Ardcuillean. My elderly parents came with us for the first part of our stay and loved it so much they stayed for a further 2 days! We definitely destressed, and the tourist information packs provided were spot on and enabled us to select what beautiful areas to visit and activities to get involved in. We still have plenty more to discover and will be looking to return in 2019 and Ardcuillean will be our first choice without a doubt. We so recommend Ardcuillean for couples, families of all ages and groups of friends.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2018

  • "Amazing spot."

    A hidden gem. Can’t recommend enough for anyone looking for privacy, seclusion and some peace from a busy life. And also for anyone looking to have fun on the lake. This place has it all.

    Reviewed by StevenSep 2018

  • "Everything was brilliant."

    The cabin was fantastic in an absolutely awesome location. You arrive a tourist and leave as a friend

    Reviewed by NeilJul 2018

  • "We enjoy our holiday,was nice to stay there,with beautiful wiew,beside was leak."

    ..We definetle will be back there..-:)

    Reviewed by LieneJun 2018

  • "Bad wifi connection was our only concern otherwise this place is perfect in everything you could wish for and all details are correct,nice quiet and relaxing holiday as this has been our second visit and we would definitely go back without any hesitation 10/10 with a doubt !"


    Reviewed by RobertJun 2018

  • "Ardcuilliean is a great place to stay."

    The location is quite, peaceful and tranquil. Yet its just 20 minutes drive from Lough Key Adventure Centre - a playground for kids young and old. The owners are very responsive and easy to contact and do all they can to ensure your stay is a pleasant one.

    Reviewed by JoanneJun 2018

  • "We had a great time in this property."

    Had everything we needed. Only 3 of us on a fishing holiday. Great base for local fishing. Met the owner. Very nice man helpful and friendly. Will certainly stay here again.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2017

  • "I was a bit apprehensive going to this cottage but it exceeded all my expectations."

    The cottage is beautiful and in a stunning location. Great facilities and plenty of room for the two of us and our two dogs.

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2016

  • "Thanks to Gerry for providing very comprehensive information before we arrived and for allowing us to use his water gear."

    Reviewed by AvrilAug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor family room with 2 triple bunks (double below, single on top)
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast area (seats 3) and dining area (seats 8)
  • Utility
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Free to-air channels, air hockey table, pool table, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent Apr – Oct, €25 supplement Nov – March inclusive, payable directly to owner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Front garden with direct access to lake and slipway to lake
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Property sleeps max. 8 adults as single top bunks are suitable for teenagers/children only

The property

Ballinagleragh 2 miles.

Situated on the shores of the sprawling Lough Allen, near the small village of Ballinagleragh in County Leitrim, is this family-friendly log cabin.

This delightful wooden holiday property has been lovingly decorated and furnished to offer guests a home away from home, ideal for groups seeking a peaceful getaway in one of Ireland’s most scenic and undiscovered counties.

Boasting a charming fitted kitchen, which comes well equipped for all your culinary needs, you’ll also find a dining area where you can gather together for plenty of sociable evenings with your loved ones.

After a day spent on the lake, why not relax and unwind in the spacious sitting room, perfect for all the family with its air hockey table and pool table?

Three comfortable bedrooms complete the accommodation including an en-suite master bedroom and a family room with two sets of bunk beds to cater for a variety of groups.

To the front of the cottage, guests can enjoy private and direct access to Lough Allen, and the property has its own slipway into the lake.

This vast stretch of water is not only a paradise for anglers, both professional and amateur, but is a wonderful location to sample the variety of watersports available nearby at the local outdoor pursuits centre.

The small village of Ballinagleara is home to two shops and pubs and is surrounded by luscious green countryside with plenty of quiet lanes and rural roads to explore either by bike or on foot.

If you fancy the night off from cooking then head to Gables restaurant nearby.

Moorlands Horse Riding centre is just a short drive away, as are the Marble Arch Caves for sublime scenery.

Further afield is the bustling town of Carrick-on-Shannon, home to a plethora of delicious eateries, relaxing coffee shops and traditional pubs.

Often referred to as Ireland’s ‘cruising capital’, it would be a shame to miss a boat trip along the Shannon to soak up the stunning scenery.

Other popular attractions include Boyle Abbey, Lough Key Forest and Activity Park for zip-wiring, high forest adventure and lovely walks, along with the stunning sandy beaches that stretch along the coast of County Sligo.

A truly welcoming holiday cottage, perfect for all the family.

About the location


Drumshanbo 8 miles; Carrick-on-Shannon 16 miles; Sligo 28 miles.

The small village of Ballinaglera lies on the shores of Lough Allen in County Leitrim. The village is served by two shops and two pubs but the main attraction has to be the Lough, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which boasts a plentiful supply of fish year all year round and hosts many annual fishing contests. Ballinaglera has its own outdoor adventure centre with activities such as canoeing, kayaking and wind-surfing available. There are also numerous opportunities for mountain biking and walking in this scenic part of Ireland. Leitrim has a rich mining history with the last mine closing in 1990. The countryside was also inspiration for the poet William Butler Yeats with the beautiful Glencar waterfall mentioned in his poem, The Stolen Child. Further afield, you will find the town of Drumshanbo, which hosts regular music festivals and has a plethora of shops and pubs. The towns of Sligo, Enniskillen and Carrick-on-Shannon are within easy reach as well making Ballinaglera a perfect location for all the family.

Note: Property sleeps max. 8 adults as single top bunks are suitable for teenagers/children only.