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The Lake Cottage

Ballintogher near Sligo Town, County Sligo (Ref. 1103583)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is in a fabulous position overlooking the lake with great views from all the windows."

    We loved seeing all the wildlife nearby such as deer and loads of birds including baby wrens. The welcome pack with milk, butter, coffee, cake and eggs was great. Unfortunately there was a leak coming from the kitchen sink as mentioned in a previous review which meant we had to keep mopping the floor after washing up. Some of the equipment in the kitchen was lacking - some oven trays needed for the oven and also a larger frying pan. There was only one wine glass but lots of plastic picnic glasses. The bathroom was very small and needed some TLC. The main living room was nice but a lamp would have been good for the evenings. The grounds of the cottage were lovely and well kept with some lovely flowers and nice outside furniture complete with cushions and blankets if needed. The hosts Brian and Aoife were very pleasant and quickly responded to any questions. We loved the area - close to some beautiful beaches and mountains. Sligo was close for meals out. We had a great holiday despite a few issues with the cottage.

    Reviewed by PhilippaJul 2022

  • "We were quite pleased with this holiday Cottage."

    Location very suitable not too far from shops etc. good base for touring, some lovely walks near by. Cleanliness and facilities On arrival the welcome pack in the kitchen and bedroom were a nice touch plus all the helpful hits and information were much appreciated. But now for the snag list. 1. there's a slight knack to opening and closing the external doors. 2. On arrival the kitchen smelt slightly damp and musty, this could be down to a lack of use as the property is new to the rental market and also a leak was discover under the sink during our stay which may also contributed to this. the table in the kitchen is a bit low for the wall bench seating and long legs. A roasting tin and or a baking tray would be an advantage in the kitchen. Please note this house has no TV channels at present but the owner had left a note to this effect, stating however that the TV is a Smart TV so we were still able to watch Netflix and UTube on it. Please also note that this house / cottage has no curtains or blinds on any window. Bedroom and en suite while the bed was comfy with adequate bedding there was no place to hang up clothes due to lack of space. the shower in the en suite burnt itself out on during the week due to small stones and grit having been sucked in most likely off the wall. and the dirt of the vanity unit behind the mirror left a lot to be desired. the plunger stopper in the wash hand basin also got stuck down one morning causing more problems. the lack of an electrical socket for shaving etc. was also an inconvenience. Although we never met or spoke to the caretaker in person she did deal with the shower problem promptly. Outside the property the care parking area wasn't the cleanest a little power washing would make a difference. and the 2. wheelie bins were not adequate as they are shared with another house on site. This is my report on our stay we were quite pleased as it is a new letting but as you can see there is room for improvement.

    Reviewed by KieranJul 2022

  • "An absolute gem in a spectacular setting!"

    Loved it!! X

    Thank you for the feedback. So glad you enjoyed it. Safe home. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MadeleineJun 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, and fridge, TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared garden with bark area and children’s play set
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 4.2 miles
  • Note: The property is accessed via stone steps
  • Note: Due to the age of the cottage, some of the doorways are low

The property

Sligo 6.1 miles.

Perched in an elevated position, just outside of the popular town of Sligo, County Sligo, is The Lake Cottage.

Perfect for a couple or solo traveller this characterful cottage offers a welcoming space for a peaceful break, with local woodland walks, views of Lough Gill, and a toasty woodburning stove, this cottage is ideal all year round.

Stone steps lead you up to the cottage, where exposed stone walls create a traditional appeal to an Irish home-from-home.

Enter the kitchen/diner, fit with all the appliances you need for a self-catering stay, along with a corner dining table where you can catch up on the day's events over dinner.

From here, the sitting room invites you to cosy up with your loved one in front of the woodburning stove while you flick through the channels on the TV.

When sleep calls, venture off to the double bed and rest your head before a day of exploring your surroundings, and when you wake, the shower room offers a walk-in shower so you can freshen up.

Outside, take advantage of the shared garden, home to a fire pit and barbecue, so you can dine al fresco and enjoy the picture-perfect views of Lough Gill and the mountains.

Sligo is a charming town with a rich history and culture that is well worth visiting if you can tear yourself away from your home away from home.

Sligo Abbey, a 13th-century monastery with beautiful Gothic architecture, and The Model, a must-see for art lovers, house The Niland Collection, a world-renowned collection of paintings, sculptures, and other works of art.

The Yeats Society Sligo is a lovely day out for those interested in the works of Nobel Prize-winning poet W.B.

Yeats, and the town is also home to many great shops, restaurants, and pubs, making it the ideal place to spend a few days exploring.

Further afield, you can visit Strandhill for stunning beaches along the wild Atlantic Bay, or Rosses Point for a stroll around the harbour.

The Lake Cottage is a wonderful and romantic retreat, any time of year.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1102987 together sleeping 10 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of €150.

About the location


Strandhill 5.6 miles; Sligo Airport 6 miles; Ballaghaderreen 30.2 miles.

Sligo, one of Ireland’s largest towns is a great destination set among Benbulben Mountain, Knocknarea Hill, sandy beaches, and the green countryside of the Emerald Isle. The town itself offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants with great seafood and pubs playing traditional Irish music. You won’t be stuck for things to do while in the area; go to the races and pick out the winning horse, practice your swing with a few rounds of golf, go horse riding on the beach, or relax with a spot of fishing. Sample the local culture by visiting the Yeats Memorial Building, The Model Contemporary Centre and the Hawk’s Well Theatre, one of the oldest regional theatres in the country. Take the Queen Maeve Trail to the top of Knocknarea and be sure to bring your camera along to capture the breathtaking landscape that this county has to offer. Sligo is an excellent base for exploring this part of Ireland.

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