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Ring Fort Cottage

Ballinamuck, County Longford (Ref. 917999)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


7 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed our stay, but the cottage was not up to our expectations."

    It really needs updating. The crockery was very mismatched and some of it chipped. We had to wash cups and glasses before using them. Sean the owner is a lovely friendly guy, he made us feel very welcome and said if you need anything just let me know. So we asked if we could have the heating on morning and night, but it was never on in the morning and only occasionally in the evening, even though we asked twice. The cottage was convenient for visiting Longford though.

    Reviewed by JeffreySep 2021

  • " Second Christmas to celebrate at the Ring fort Cottages because of the perfect superb welcome and service offered by Sean."

    My family loved staying there - it's clean and homely. l would definitely recommend it to someone

    Reviewed by HatinaDec 2019

  • "Sean was a lovely host he made us feel most welcome the cottage was very ..."

    Sean was a lovely host he made us feel most welcome the cottage was very spacious it was lovely and warm which was important as we stayed in November

    Reviewed by LorraineNov 2019

  • "Sean met us on arrival and was extremely welcoming and friendly, not only explaining how everything worked but taking time for a general chat as well."

    This is a fine house that has all you need to enjoy a restful break in this part of Ireland. We spent most of our days in the rural area visiting local lakes and forest parks but made time to visit Longford and Carrick-on- Shannon , both within 20 - 30 minutes drive. Would have no problem returning here in the future and there are two adjoining cottages available to accommodate larger groups.

    Reviewed by CecilOct 2019

  • "Brilliant..."

    Reviewed by Ana CristinaJul 2019

  • "I cannot ask for anything better."

    Keep up the good work. Thank you

    Reviewed by HatinaDec 2018

  • "Sean was welcoming and accommodating of our needs."

    Reviewed by OsatohanmwenAug 2018

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The property

One of three lovely holiday cottages, located on the outskirts of Ballinamuck, County Longford, close to the border with Leitrim.

Set amongst one acre of the owner’s very well-kept shared gardens, this comfortable cottage offers friends and families spacious and well-equipped, sociable accommodation with a large open plan living area offering a welcoming place to gather together, discuss your day over dinner and share plans for tomorrow’s adventures.

A handy cloakroom completes the ground floor, whilst on the first floor is a family shower room and three comfy bedrooms including an en-suite family room.

Outside, you can enjoy the late afternoon sunshine in the shared grounds, or set yourself up for the day with a sunny alfresco breakfast on the patio.

The owner is a keen angler, and with two boats at his disposal, is happy to take you out on a fishing trip to one of the many local lakes.

The village of Ballinamuck, and its range of amenities, is just a short walk from your charming country cottage.

Surrounded by attractive scenery dotted with tranquil lakes and low-lying hills, there are plentiful walks and cycling routes to discover practically from the door.

Ballinamuck Battle Heritage Centre tells the tale of this ancient village, before enjoying one of the historic walks around the battlefield.

Spend the day in Carrick-on-Shannon, a popular inland resort just over half an hour’s drive away, with its vibrant music and arts scene and busy marina where you’ll find excellent restaurants.

With plentiful activities and attractions to suit all ages within easy reach, including horse riding, golf, archery and a whole range of watersports to enjoy, this welcoming holiday promises a perfect base for an active getaway.

Whether you’re seeking a fishing, walking or touring holiday in this excellent county or simply fancy a break away from the bustle of daily life, this is a fantastic choice.

Note: This cottage is next to Ref 917758 and Ref 956231, together they sleep 16.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Saorview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Garage storage for bikes and outdoor equipment
  • Shared front patio with furniture plus shared rear lawned garden
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk

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About the location


Aughnacliffe 6 miles; Newtownforbes 9.5 miles; Longford 12 miles; Cavan 16 miles; Carrick-on-Shannon 25.5 miles.

The historic village of Ballinamuck is situated in the north of County Longford, close to the borders of Leitrim and Cavan. Literally translated to ‘mouth of the ford of the pig’, Ballinamuck is a wonderful area to discover the mass of farmland, lakes, low lying hills and pristine boglands of North Longford. Ballinamuck was once the site of the Battle of Ballinamuck and there is a local heritage centre which houses an interesting exhibition of the events of the battle. The centre also offers guidance on local walks, which retrace the steps of those who fought during the battle. Fishing, cycling and walking are very popular in this region, with endless miles of unspoilt countryside to discover and explore. The local pub is an old thatch pub with another large pub where you can have a nice evening meal also. The village has a large play area for kids and a basketball court also. Just a short drive away is the vibrant town of Longford and the impressive St Mel’s Cathedral, offering a superbly central base for touring the heart of the country, with Dublin, Galway, Sligo, Enniskillen and Mayo, at most, two hours away!

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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