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Ivy House

Carrowcroy near Boyle, County Sligo (Ref. 26160)



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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "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 DawnJul 2021

  • "Lovely, clean, spacious home."

    Host welcoming. Perfect for family holidays.

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 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 JulieAug 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 GrahamMay 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 PaulApr 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 BridgetMar 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 AngelaAug 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 LeoJul 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 PrinceJul 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 PaulJul 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
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Mobile coverage is limited in this area
  • Note: Check-in 5pm, 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.

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