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Ivy House

(Ref. 26160)

Carrowcroy near Boyle, County Sligo Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (9)
  • stay (6)
  • space (6)
  • great (6)
  • location (6)

13 Customer Reviews

  • "Such a lovely house in a beautiful area."

    The house had so many useful things eg soap in every bathroom, dishwasher tablets, lots of towels, plenty of space and lovely outdoor area. Its location is great with plenty to see and do. We would love to stay again and would recommend this house and lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by Fenella5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great property , loads of space, great gardens and lovely host."

    Absolutely loved our stay, lots of room for the 8 of us. Enough space for everyone to relax or play without getting in anyone’s way. Only 15 mins away from shops, and a little longer to main towns or days out . Look forward to staying again

    Hi Thomas, We're absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Ivy House. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and we're glad to know that you found the property spacious and enjoyable. It's wonderful to hear that you and your group made the most of the space and had a relaxing time. We also wanted to take a moment to commend you for being such wonderful guests. Your tidiness and respect for the property are truly appreciated, and it makes hosting a pleasure for us. We would be more than thrilled to have you stay with us again in the future. Your presence would be most welcome, and we look forward to another opportunity to host you. Thank you once again for your kind words and for choosing Ivy House for your stay. Best regards, Liz Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was well equipped for a large family, the house was beautiful in a lovely quiet and peaceful setting."

    The hosts were very welcoming and helpful with any questions we may have had, also phoning us after arrival home to ensure we had a good time. On the website there were three check-in times which were confusing though !!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "Liz and Bernard are outstanding hosts, with a lovely welcome."

    Everything was perfect and in a good location to loughkey.ie and Boyle. Dunmoran strand was only 40 mins away and by far and excellent beach. The local park in keash was good for the children, every night we went. The house it's self is great from being spacious indoors and out, the patio outside was great for lunches and dinner as the weather was perfect. I'm looking forward to our return to Ivy House. Thankyou Liz and Bernard. July 2021.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely, clean, spacious home."

    Host welcoming. Perfect for family holidays.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2020

  • "Liz and Bernard went out of their way to do everything to make us welcome and help us with anything during our stay, a lovely genuine caring couple."

    The house was immaculate and had everything we needed as well as being very peaceful and private.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Aug 2019

  • "Lovely big cottage in beautiful setting."

    Bernard and Elizabeth (the owners) were brilliant and very helpful. There is plenty of space for children to play and not overlooked except for a cow in the field nearby!! Would thoughtly recommend for a quiet holiday away from it all. Nearest towns for food shopping and banks with ATM were approx. 5 to 6 miles away. Supermarkets were stocked very well and had everything you needed. The is a lovely waterfall with adequate parking next to a large lake and a good little cafe for lunch and drinks. The drive from Dublin is around 2 hours and nearest airport is Knock which is around 35 to 40 mins with hire car facilities.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2018

  • "The house was in a fantastic spot and was run by a wonderful freindly couple who thought of Everything in equipping a home for a self catering holiday."

    No fault whatsoever.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2018

  • "We had a marvellous welcome from Liz & Bernard, they could not have been kinder or more hospitable."

    The house is large, comfortable and in an excellent location between Boyle & Ballymote, ideal for exploring the Kesh Caves, Lough Key, Carrowkeel & many other local places of interest.

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Mar 2018

  • "Ivy cottage is a fantastic large house with everything you need and more."

    The owners went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed. The house is very clean and well furnished. While it is in the country it is only 2.5 miles from the N4 which provided easy access to Sligo town, Carrick on Shannon, Boyle etc. There is plenty to see and do in the area. Mr and Mrs Dwyer exemplify all that is great about Irish hospitality and I would be very happy to recommend this beautiful house. We enjoyed a family reunion, consisting of 9 adults. We were all very comfortable in Ivy House and will always have very happy memories of our stay in Ivy House.

    Reviewed by Angela4.6Aug 2017

  • "Ivy House is a great holiday location and had all the facilities you need for modern day living."

    It easily facilitated our party of 10 (4 adults and 6 kids). The owners were lovely and greeted us on arrival and helped us settle in well. They provided a local map of all the nearby attractions and we had plenty of activities to keep 4 adults and 6 children happily occupied all week. In the evening time we had BBQ's outside the back of the house overlooking their big garden where the kids played. The house has 2 big livings rooms with TV's, so plenty of recreational space. All-in-all, a lovely modern big clean house, in a great location with plenty of nearby attractions. I would definitely recommend Ivy House for your perfect family holiday!

    Reviewed by Leo5.0Jul 2017

  • "Hi Sykes My family just returned from our holiday at the Ivy House Sligo."

    we had a fantastic time the weather was mixed but good and my family had a fantastic time at this lovely house. Elizabeth (Liz) was great as a host and showed us the whole house and all its facilities upon our arrival. The house was fantastic with lots of space which is important to me as I have seven children so for the party of nine which I have, we had lots of space to move about. One of the things we loved about the house was the front garden and the grandeur drive way and also the great view of the mountain. The website pictures doesn't fully do it justice. we also loved the mini football field with goal post. The boys had a great time trying to score goals against me, they gave up after a while of trying and they had a round of kick about against the older girls. One of the memorable likes especially for my wife and children was the occasional mowing of the cow and her little calf and the trips to the beach in Strandhill and Rosses point All in all we loved the house, the location and plenty to do in Sligo. Thank you Liz for allowing us to use your home for the week of our stay. Hopefully we can utilise it again in the future.

    Reviewed by Prince5.0Jul 2017

  • "An excellent, well maintained, spotless home which the owners should be proud of."

    The perfect hosts who are willing to do anything to make your stay as comfortable & as welcoming as possible. This is a gem of a house. It is HUGE with enough space to loose yourself in one of the 3 reception rooms or 5 bedrooms even with children running about. The gardens are well maintained & private & secure with enough space for the children to play. The location is out of the way but idyllic with the house being an excellent base for exploring the local area. It was brilliant to spend long days away keeping the children active to come home to such a relaxing & chilled out environment. The beds are so comfortable & we all had a perfect nights sleep, every night. Everything is supplied so we had no need to worry about a thing. The house is spotlessly clean with Elizabeth ensuring that it is so before arrival. I cannot fault the place. I would highly recommend this as an ideal home for a family or adults seeking a sound base for exploring Lough Key, Boyle & Carrick-on-Shannon for example.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2017

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  • Five bedrooms: 3 x double, 1 x single, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Second sitting room (seats 5)
  • Reading room (seats 5) with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven with hob, gas oven with hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Free-to-air channels, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power included in rent Apr - Sep, fuel charged by meter reading Oct - Mar, first €20 included in rent
  • Starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned front garden, rear lawn and patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pubs, restaurants and shops 6 miles away
  • Note: Mobile coverage is limited in this area
  • Note: Check-in 5.30pm, check-out 10am
  • Please note this property is next to a small working farm.

The property

Boyle 5 miles.

A detached cottage in a peaceful location in stunning County Sligo, five miles from the village of Boyle.

This Sligo cottage offers spacious yet cosy accommodation, and with five bedrooms, it is ideal for large families or groups looking to spend time together in a picturesque setting.

There are three charming sitting rooms at this cottage near Boyle, one boasting a warming woodburner, meaning there's plenty of space for relaxing with a good book.

The kitchen is well equipped and ideal for large groups, so why not cook up a storm and make some memories with friends and family by your side?

Outside this Boyle cottage is an expansive lawned garden with furniture, which children will love to explore.

This Sligo cottage is ideally located for a variety of activities; immerse yourself in local history at Ballymote Castle, Boyle Abbey and the prehistoric dwellings in the iconic Bricklieve Mountains, before seeking an adrenaline thrill at Lough Key Forest and Activity Park.

The village of Gurteen is nearby, regularly showcasing evenings of traditional Irish music, and from here you can take a guided tour of the caves of Keash, hidden in an emerald hillside.

There are plenty of tranquil spots for fishing enthusiasts, as well as an equestrian centre and a vast variety of footpaths throughout the beautiful countryside.

The towns of Sligo, Carrick on Shannon and Westport are within easy access, as are an array of unspoilt, idyllic beaches.

For a varied and memorable Irish holiday, book this Sligo cottage today!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

About the location


  • Carrick-on-Shannon 10 miles
  • Ballymote 13 miles

The small and lively village of Boyle sits on the border between County Roscommon and County Sligo. Steeped in history, Boyle has had a varied past and features a beautifully preserved 12th century abbey, as well as the grand King House, a restored Georgian mansion in the centre of the town. Lough Key lies just outside Boyle with a superb wooded adventure centre, as well as pretty footpaths around the lakes, which take in the ruins of Rockingham House. Nearby Carrick-on-Shannon, a lovely riverside town, is internationally regarded as an angler's paradise and offers no less than four large fishing lakes within a 6 mile radius. With a wide variety of shops, pubs and restaurants in the town, this is an excellent choice for an Irish holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas