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Willowbrook Cottage

(Ref. 20421)

Askill, County Leitrim Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing place, if you want to get as far away from the city, very remote, and still a short drive to Ballyshannon and Bundoran, beautiful cottage with everything you need, beautiful views and wildlife."

    I hooe to be back. Thank you Henry.

    Reviewed by Damien5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is a beautiful traditional cottage set in an idyllic, peaceful setting."

    Stayed with my 2 boys {12+15} with the little wood land, access to lake Melvin, lots of outside space they had so much fun exploring. This is a place for couples, families, an artist's retreat, anyone that loves nature and exploring. Close to some many towns with lots to offer. Henry is a generous, helpful host. With a huge welcome pack, games, books, dvds and more available. This is a magical place, but with all the facilities and mod cons you need. A haven, will definitely be back again.

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Aug 2023

  • "What a beautiful place and cottage was amazing."

    Henry the owner is a really nice man and couldn't do enough to help us, would definitely go back and spend another spell there absolutely fantastic. Thank you so much Henry ❤️

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful little cottage,and owner very hospitable."

    A history of the cottage would be a lovely added touch as it is obviously a very old building beautifully maintained

    Reviewed by Pat4.7Apr 2023

  • "My wife and I have travelled all over Ireland in the past and stayed in many different types of accommodation sadly my wife past away."

    The willow Brook cottage is a great place to stay and ideally situated for travelling around the North West of Ireland we met the owner Henry who went out of his way to bring us some interesting information also he left us plenty of food items way beyond the norm .it's a cottage that grows on you day by day I wouldn't hesitate going back again thank you Henry.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jul 2022

  • "Just a lovely old world Irish Cottage, location was great to go walking in the mountains, head to the beach and explore the Lakes area."

    The owner had the place spotless and made us feel very welcome. Lovely quiet place to properly chill out.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at Willowbrook Cottage."

    It is well located for easy access to the local towns, beaches and mountains of this stunningly beautiful area. The cottage is secluded and tranquil and is adjacent to two lanes for a tree-lined or lakeshore stroll. Traditional and characterful inside, the cottage is an ideal destination for those seeking a peaceful retreat from life's fast pace. We loved our stay.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Aug 2021

  • "Wonderful holiday, thank you Henry!"

    The property is a thoughtfully renovated, comfortable and well equipped traditional Irish cottage, the kitchen being one of the best I've encountered. The cottage is beautifully located on the shores of Lough Melvin while a beautiful glade of trees beside the cottage provided much needed shade during the recent heatwave! There's lots to see and do in the locality though we also enjoyed swimming in the lake at nearby Derrynaseer ( an excellent alternative to crowded beaches as is nearby Garrison) cycling and walking the quiet roads, edged with lush hedgerows! It's clear that Henry takes Covid precautions very seriously which was reassuring. There were generous touches too like new toiletries and kitchen basics - and not so basics, wine and nice crisps! Although there's no mobile coverage inside the cottage, it's available a few 100 metres up the road - fine by us and promoted a sense of getting away from it all. Communication with Henry was easy at all times. We certainly plan to return - highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage, of historical value and authentic charm, is situated in a quiet glade of trees and lawn visited by birdsong and occasionally cows just over the fence to the south."

    Our visit was a peaceful one well-removed from the din of daily living. We enjoyed walking the country lanes, biking along Lough Melvin and shopping in nearby villages. Our host, Henry Hill, amended our stay with tales of growing up on farms in the area and adding friendly hospitality to our two weeks at Willowbrook Cottage. Jerry and Tim

    Reviewed by Jerry5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic location and the owners were very helpfull."

    Perfect for a family of 4 or two couples.Ideally located for walks fishing ect.There are 3 or 4 towns close by with plenty of pubs and restaurants.Very clean and Cosy.

    Reviewed by Ross4.4Aug 2020

  • "Great location close to beaches and loughs."

    Lots to do in the area and an extremely quiet place to unwind. We went with 2 young children and the cottage had what we needed, was clean and there was plenty to do in the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2020

  • "Our host was particularly welcoming and helpful, both during our stay and afterwards (returning some children's book which had been left behind)."

    Reviewed by Evonne4.4Aug 2020

  • "Cottage fantastic, really clean and was what it said on the tin."

    Host Henry very nice and accomodating. Only improvement would be to try and facilitate internet coverage but that been said it has its advantages not to have it !!! Would def return someday.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Jul 2020

  • "If you are looking for peace and quiet this is the cottage for you."

    It is at the end of a half mile long lane and is secluded but not isolated. The owner is friendly and informative. We appreciated the Welcome basket that was provided.

    Reviewed by Anne Deirdre5.0Aug 2018

  • "My wife and I stayed in Willowbrook Cottage in late April and what can I say!"

    Absolutely a fantastic place to get away from the pressures of everyday life. It is an ideal place to discover the delights of Donegal and it's beautiful coastline. The cottage is warm, homely and very comfortable. Henry had a welcome pack for us and fuel for the open fire which was lit every night. If you are looking somewhere different and a home away from home visit this place, you will not be disappointed. Thank you again Henry, recommended without doubt. We will be back. Best wishes Tom and Valerie Coleraine NI.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Apr 2018

  • "The solitude was wonderful."

    Henry is the perfect host... Excellent welcome pack that felt tailored to our specific requirements. Our fourth visit... And certainly not our last.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2017

  • "This lovely cottage is relatively isolated but it was exactly what myself and my companion were looking for."

    I can't say enough good about this cottage - it made me fall in love with Ireland.

    Reviewed by Nicolle5.0Jul 2017

  • "Quite and peacefull, host very friendly and helpful, motoring was a pleasure not experienced for many years now and fishing was great."

    Reviewed by John4.6Aug 2016

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Shower room with shower only
  • Separate basin and WC
  • Kitchen with open fire
  • External utility
  • Sitting/dining area with solid fuel stove.
  • Electric storage heaters with electric heater, open fire and solid fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, WIFI, DVD, selection books and DVDs
  • Electricity and starter pack for fire and stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed front lawned garden with small woodland, stream, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 miles
  • Lough Melvin 10 mins walk
  • Note: There is a fenced stream in the garden, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Access to second double bedroom is via the first double bedroom

The property

This charming traditional single-storey stone cottage sits in a rural location in the townland of Askill in County Leitrim, on the border with County Donegal and close to the Northern Ireland border too.

This welcoming Askill cottage is ideal for two couples or groups of friends, and with both an open fire and solid fuel stove, is warm and cosy throughout the year.

Furnished in a traditional cottage style, this cottage in Askill has two well-presented double bedrooms, a shower room, kitchen with open-fire and sitting room with solid fuel stove.

Outside this Askill cottage is an enclosed lawned garden with small stream running alongside.

Willowbrook Cottage enjoys a wonderful setting on the north side of Lough Melvin, plus there is a cycling and driving route signposted around the Lough.

This area is famed for its trout and salmon fishing, and also for its wonderful panoramic views.

Explore Kinlough, head into Donegal to visit the beaches at Rossnowlagh and Bundoran, or the market town of Ballyshannon.

Alternatively, you can cross into Northern Ireland to spend time in Belleek or Garrison.

Sligo, Donegal Town, Letterkenny and Enniskillen are also an easy day trip.

For those feeling adventurous, within appox.

3.5 miles, you will find yourself at the glorious Wild Atlantic Way, where you can look forward to discovering unspoilt beaches and watersport opportunities.

Then, return to your Askill cottage and relax.

About the location


Ballyshannon 4 miles; Bundoran 6 miles; Donegal Town 18 miles; Enniskillen 27 miles; Sligo 27 miles.

Askill is a townland in County Leitrim, close to the border with County Donegal and also the border to Northern Ireland. Askill is on the banks of Lough Melvin, which offers wonderful fishing for salmon and trout species. Askill is well placed for the beaches at Bundoran or Rossnowlagh in County Donegal, or for heading to the towns of Belleek, Garrison or Kinlough. Sligo, Donegal Town and Enniskillen are also within easy driving distance. An excellent base for relaxation or touring this lovely area.

Note: Max 4 guests including infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas