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Doogara Cottage

Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon (Ref. 921487)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


8 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was ideal for us-just what we needed."

    Open space and loads of privacy-a real tonic. Very quiet and restful with facilities less than a mile away including a good SuperValu supermarket. Green fields all around and cattle grazing. The N5 motorway within a reasonable distance giving access to Lough Key, Roscommon and Sligo to mention a few.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2021

  • "1/8/20 - 8/8/20 Fantastic little cottage, offering great value for money."

    COVID-19 safe All measures had been met and exceeded. It felt very safe to stay there Comfortable and homely little cottage. Offering peace and quiet privacy yet conveniently located to the local village and all amenities you could need. Ideally placed for touring and sightseeing not just in the local area but also further afield We had a fantastic and enjoyable week staying at this cottage We would not hesitate to recommend it or to return again for a future stay In fact we are already planning to do so.

    Reviewed by NealAug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Doogara, there were four of us on two motorcycles and the cottage is ideally located, close to main arterial routes for exploring the region but also in a quiet and beautiful spot: the town is close by and has some lovely pubs, we were made welcome by everyone we met."

    The cottage was first class, tidy and really cosy, with everything you could need for an enjoyable stay. Ronan came to meet us not long after we arrived and was available for any issues, (we didn't have any, everything was spot on), a great host: there was a welcome pack to get us started too, which was a thoughtful touch. A great cottage in an ideal location, would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by AjJul 2019

  • "When we got to the cottage we were not happy to find rusty pans in the cupboard ..."

    When we got to the cottage we were not happy to find rusty pans in the cupboard not happy with the back of the cottage very uneven to get to the washing line needs leveling and some grass would be good bed was very hard all in all cottage needs updating also there was no ironing board or pegs for washing line also chipped plates and dishes not up to your normal standard of cottages would not reccomend

    Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry that our cottage did not meet your expectations. I am sorry that there is no grass but we feel that this is clear from the pictures on the website. No one has complained about the bed before but we appreciate that this is subjective. I would have been happy to assist or replace items, had you called to let me know you were unhappy. I will ask my cleaner to check the items you have mentioned and ensure that these are replaced. I hope you enjoyed your stay otherwise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2019

  • "Great location,comfortable,clean,great host,"

    Reviewed by ThomasApr 2019

  • "Would highly recommend anyone to stay in the cottage, beautiful sights and the owners were very helpful."

    Very clean and owners supply a lot of items, such as toilet rolls, toiletries, bread milk and butter (A very nice touch on arrival) Thank you for an amazing stay.

    Reviewed by KayApr 2019

  • "We had a lovely time at Doogara cottage."

    On arrival we found all the necessary provisions etc to start us off. The owners did not impose on us and were very helpful in providing anything else we needed for the cottage and our stay. As we are Townies from near london the peat fire was wonderful and brought back memories for us of the time when open fires were standard in houses Very good holiday , shame about the weather but we expected rain and were well equipped We made it back by road and ferry arrived safe and sound. Stephen and Bernadette Forrest

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2018

  • "Our hosts were really friendly and helpful."

    We enjoyed our stay very much.

    Reviewed by KimberlyOct 2016

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The property

Ballaghaderreen 1 mile.

Situated just a 20-minute drive from Knock International Airport, on the outskirts of Ballaghaderreen in County Roscommon, is this cosy Irish cottage.

Sympathetically decorated throughout, this traditional cottage is the perfect base for couples and groups of friends wishing to explore and discover the counties of Roscommon and Mayo.

This cottage boasts the original set up of a sitting room with a lovely open fire and two well-presented bedrooms leading off the sitting room where you can enjoy a good night’s sleep.

For delicious home-cooked meals and social evenings together, there is a well-equipped kitchen and dining area, or why not take your lunch outside to the picnic bench and enjoy the sunshine?

The bustling town of Ballaghaderreen is situated in the western part of County Roscommon and is only a few miles from the border of County Mayo.

Home to a selection of shops, pubs and eateries, visitors can mingle with friendly locals and immerse themselves in rural life.

Roscommon is famed for its excellent fishing opportunities, with the Lung River valley on your doorstep.

With such wonderful attractions and destinations within easy reach of your holiday cottage, you will certainly find yourself spoilt for choice!

Choose from the Lough Key Forest and Activity Park in the nearby town of Boyle, also home to the stunning Boyle Abbey, or a cruise along the River Shannon at Carrick-on-Shannon.

For those that are looking for sand and sea, the stunning beaches of County Sligo are not far away, including Enniscrone and Strandhill.

For the history and botany enthusiasts, Strokestown House and Gardens are certainly a must whilst staying in the area, with its walled gardens, Irish Famine Museum and woodland walk.

A wonderful base to sample this majestic region.


  • All ground floor
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, WiFi, TV with FreeSat, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Front lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile

About the location


Castlerea 13 miles.

Ballaghaderreen, also known as 'The Way of The Little Oak’, is a small but thriving cathedral town in the county of
Roscommon, just beside the border of County Mayo. Situated in the Lung Valley, Ballaghaderreen is surrounded by captivating rural scenery and views. With its friendly people, the town of Ballaghaderreen is a charming touring base for your west of Ireland getaway. Ballaghaderreen is also a great place for traditional and Country and Western music that can be enjoyed in the local pubs. There is also a traditional music centre just a few miles away that holds twice weekly concerts of Irish music and dancing; ideal for fans of all ages, as is the traditional, annual Irish music week on 1st July. Lough Gara and the surrounding lakes in Boyle and Carrick-on-Shannon are perfect for anglers, and is probably one of Ireland’s best coarse fishing destinations. The area also boasts tennis courts, golf courses (Ballaghaderreen, Rosses Point and Enniscrone) and there are boats available for hire in this great fishing area. Nearby is the Lough Gara Riding stables where you can avail of horse riding, clay pigeon shooting and falconry. Lough Key Forest is just a short drive away and is great for all the family as there is plenty of activities both indoor and outdoor available including zip-lining. Kayaking is also available at the nearby Errit Lake. This is an ideal base for touring the area, with Galway and Donegal both within an hour’s drive away and also as a gateway to the west and North West Ireland with Sligo and Westport just over a half hour drive, all just waiting to be discovered.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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