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The White House

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Drumshanbo, County Leitrim Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our time at The White House it had everything we needed for a very relaxing holiday."

    Drumshanbo was a great place to stay we found lots of quiet roads for bike riding & some lovely places to eat, we will certainly be returning.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Apr 2024

  • "The White House was a lovely property with beautiful views, plenty of parking space and a large contained grassed garden which our dog loved !"

    Drumshanbo the nearest village was only 3 minutes by car or a 10 minutes walk. Here you will find two supermarkets two pubs and even a fish and chip shop.The area is well placed for the popular Carrick on Shannon and other outlying villages with authentic old Irish pubs like Beirne’s of Battlebridge ,6km from the White House,this pub is also dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Damian4.1Apr 2024

  • "We are seasoned travellers and stay regularly in holiday homes."

    Our experience in this house was our worst. Firstly the house was freezing when we arrived so we spent a few hours with our coats on. The double room was in fact very small with bedside locker and light only on one side, The en-suite shower was tiny. Little more than 3ft in width. No mirror over the sink but a mirror cabinet in a corner by the toilet. No shaving unit. The shower was one we didn’t use as the water was a weak or very light flow. No place to hang the towels. The family bathroom was always cold. The shower an electric one but at times the doors of the shower jammed. Only 1 of the 6 lights worked and the towel rail never heated. With rain the dogs walked through small pools of muddy water to get to the grass. The outside lights at the back didn’t work. The outside of the house needed TLC. No winter flowers. It looked unwelcoming. We were informed not to use the downstairs toilet except for no1, otherwise it gets clogged. The photos of the house misrepresent the house - apart from the kitchen photos. It also felt the owners had moved out to let us in. There were a supply of shoes in the front hall. We contacted the owner on some of the above and were told the clothes were theirs and the heating couldn’t be on when we arrived as they lived at a distance. It is the first ever holiday home that didn’t have a welcome pack and though it advertises an open fire, there was nothing there, including no instructions on using the fire, no first pack of firewood. We arrived late as a member of our party died suddenly. We asked if there could be a reduction that could be returned to them. We were given a list of why that couldn’t happen. We were quite shocked at that - basically on the grounds of compassion for the impacted couple. On the positive side: beds were comfortable and once the house got warm, it was comfortably warm. Games room is fine for kids. We left early. In essence we stayed two full days - not counting our arrival date or departure date. And these two days seemed two days too long! It was certainly not like any holiday home we have used - and we use many, This house needs a lot doing to it to put it on par with other holiday homes of the same price.

    Firstly can I say how disappointed I was to read your feedback for the White House, as you can see from our previous reviews our guests have always enjoyed their stay with us and quite often mention a return visit to the house . I am sorry that you felt the photos miss represented the property in anyway, but we feel that they give an accurate portrait of the White House. We will certainly look into the issues you raised regarding the water pressure in the shower, although no visitors then have mentioned it since then. I had kindly allowed a change of date (from Autumn 2023) for your booking when one of your group contracted COVID even though I was out of pocket as the original week was left empty. Then, for the rescheduled booking in March 2024, when a member of the travelling party sadly passed away a full refund was offered and declined. I am sorry that the White House did not match your expectations. Property Owner

    Reviewed by D2.2Mar 2024

  • "The property is very private with a large garden/grounds."

    The facilities are great, e g. kitchen, games room, bathrooms and TV lounge. It is well decorated and furnished and is just like walking into an elegant family house. I hv stayed in many holiday cottages in Ireland and this is easily the best. Plus it is a lot cheaper than the UK. Leitrim is my favourite of the Irish counties and the property is close to amenities such as golf, restaurants and supermarkets. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Kieran5.0Jan 2024

  • "Fabulous expansive place, Well stocked kitchen, great for entertaining."

    Thoroughly loved staying here, was cosy, happy and such an awesome location. Owner was kind and attentive. We would definitely book it again.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Nov 2023

  • "My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at the White House; it’s a very welcoming and homely house, really nice living room with large TV and open fireplace, would also be perfect for a family as there’s a pool table, indoor basketball game and a TV in the games room with a Nintendo Wii set-up."

    Great facilities, anything you might need is there. The owner Gareth and his wife were extremely helpful, all the info you need about the house and local services etc is provided before you even get to the house, and while they gave us complete privacy they were always available for help for advice. Lots to do around Drumshanbo and it’s a great base for drives around Leitrim and Mayo. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a lovely house in quiet spot very nice house was clean very roomy really big only the two of us, games room big bathroom 2 showers ,kitchen was very well equipped everything we needed was there Gareth very helpful it all went like clockwork."

    Drumshanbo was lovely had a great bike ride to Carrick on shannon walked up a mountain had a great crack in the pubs brilliant place

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very lovely place to stay."

    nice and quiet.easy to relax.

    Reviewed by Patrick4.1Sep 2023

  • "The White House was absolutely beautiful lovely location very spacious house ..."

    The White House was absolutely beautiful lovely location very spacious house really enjoyed our stay It was easy to find from the directions given by the owner who was very helpful throughout our stay Would definitely recommend and if in Ireland would stay again

    Reviewed by Phillippa5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had an excellent stay in the White House."

    This is a lovely house in the outskirts of Drumshambo in a private location. It has loads of space both inside and outside, and the games room is a bonus for children! The house was very well equipped with everything you would require for a self catering stay. There is also loads to do nearby, so the property is in an ideal location. We would definitely recommend this property and will stay here again.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Aug 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin, fold out bed suitable for a child
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Downstairs toilet with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Games room with pool table and games console
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawned garden with treehouse
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles

The property

Set down a quiet lane on an elevated site, 500m from the center Drumshanbo, in the heart of County Leitrim, is this substantial, two-storey detached property, The White House.

Set within large grounds within a gated entrance, The White House is a wonderful place to call home for a family seeking a stay in this scenic region of Ireland.

After parking up, head inside and make yourself at home in the lounge, with plenty of windows to fill the space with natural lighting, two sofas, an open fire and a TV for entertainment.

Carry the conversation into the kitchen/diner, where the head chef can impress the group with a hearty meal, whilst the rest of the group set the dining table for a feast.

While away the hours in the games room with pool table, challenging each to pool and entertaining into the night, or escape to the large garden, boasting a secret woodland area housing a treehouse, sure to be appreciated by the little ones.

Head upstairs and freshen up in the bathroom, providing choice of bath or shower over, before choosing from three tasteful bedrooms to lay your rest; the master offers a sumptuous double with en-suite shower, whilst there are also two twin rooms.

Head into the town centre of Drumshanbo, home to a selection of amenities including independent shops, convenience stores, pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Take a tour of the renowned Shed Distillery, where you can learn about the gin-making process and sample the world-class Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin.

Head south to the bustling town of Carrick-on-Shannon, known as the ‘marina capital of Ireland’, providing an attractive focal point of the town, plus there is lots of history to uncover with a visit to the unusual Costello Chapel, which is believed to be the smallest chapel in Europe.

Other attractions worth adding to your list include the Lough Key Forest and Activity Park for zip-wiring and bmx riding and the coastal delights, beaches and stunning scenery of Couny Sligo.

Escape to Drumshanbo for an exceptional family holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £650.

About the location


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

Drumshanbo is a traditional Irish town located in the heart of County Leitrim. It is home to some lively Irish pubs, mouth watering restaurants and quaint shops, and also plays host to a number of popular festivals which are held throughout the year. Walkers and ramblers will be delighted to learn that the town is surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, woodlands and lakes, as well as being overlooked by Sliabh an Iarainn, the iron mountain, which is approximately 585 metres high and has a mining history dating back over 200 years. To the north of the town is Lough Allen, the third largest lake on the River Shannon, with excellent angling and opportunities for windsurfing, canoeing and other water sports. If golf is your game, you will find four excellent courses within easy reach. Drumshanbo has something for everyone, whatever time of year you choose to visit.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas