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Port Heron Lodge

Ballykeeran near Glasson, County Westmeath (Ref. 1082818)



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3 Customer Reviews

  • "We (2 adults, two teenagers and one child) stayed in Port Heron Lodge from Sunday 2nd to Wednesday 5th January 2022."

    We were instantly bowled over by the really gorgeous, unique log cabin and by the welcome we received from our host Trisha. Trisha had gone to so much trouble prior to our arrival - it was beautifully prepared with Christmas decorations and lights inside and out; heating turned on and lovely and very kind touches of milk, bread, cake and wine left for us along with tea, coffee and sugar. A lovely start to our holiday! Trisha continued to check in with us by text every day to see if all was okay or if we needed anything. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this most beautiful lodge and in the tranquil surroundings of Lough Ree. So lovely to wake up to the beautiful view of the lake and the ducks! It was so peaceful at night and was the perfect wind-down place to stay after Christmas or we are sure at any time. All want to go back again! We could not rate the lodge, the reception, the care and kindness of and from the host highly enough. Thank you very much Trisha! Jacqueline

    Reviewed by JacquelineJan 2022

  • "We loved our stay here so much."

    I have already recommended it to friends and family and we will definitely be back. Trisha was lovely and lots of great recommendations for the area. Looking forward to booking again.

    Reviewed by LisaDec 2021

  • "This is one of the nicest properties I’ve ever stayed in."

    Everything from comfort, cleanliness, location, scenery and the exceptional owners was more than anyone could ask for. . I highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by ValerieDec 2021

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The property

Glasson 2.3 miles.

This quaint detached log cabin, Port Heron Lodge, rests by an idyllic lake in Ballykeeran near Glasson, County Westmeath.

Just moments away from the stunning Lough Ree lake and boasting beautiful views in a quiet setting, this is the perfect home-from-home for a family wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of life.

After parking in the ample off-road parking available close-by, make your way up to the decking of this timber abode.

Head inside to be enveloped by a rustic open-plan living space, where everything you need is at your feet.

Gather your loved ones on the sofa and watch your favourite show on the Smart TV.

The kitchen is fitted with everything you need to rustle up those homecooked favourites, from a fridge/freezer to a dishwasher; enjoy dinner at the nearby dining table with its plush corner sofa.

As the day draws to a close, head to bed in three inviting bedrooms, including a double bunk bed with single over and another bunk bed that are ideal for the kids; both rooms showcase ample storage for your belongings.

Close-by is a fabulous king-size room where you can enjoy a well-earned rest as you watch a move on the wall-mounted Smart TV.

The rooms share a well-presented shower room that boasts a spacious corner shower, where you can wash off a day of walking or cycling.

Savour a sunny afternoon on the timber decking and enjoy a spot of alfresco dining on the abundant seating available with a handy barbecue.

The property backs onto a lake where you can stroll along its jetties and sit down by the beautiful waters; why not take your furry friend for a stroll around the lake, or try your hand at angling in it?

Ballykeeran is home to a popular pub, The Dog & Duck, providing you with tasty meals for days when you don't feel like cooking.

Travel further afield to the lovely village of Glasson where you can find two more pubs, including local-favourite Grogans, and a convenience store stocked with your essentials.

For a day by Lough Ree, be sure to visit Wineport with its twin marinas or Killinure where you have access to the stunning Portlick Millenium Forest and Castle, along with sailing opportunities to Inchmore and Hare Island.

The bustling town of Athlone isn't far and is home to a famed walking trail, the Old Rail Trail, the vast, riverside Burgess Park and the River Shannon where you can enjoy sailing through its waters on a pleasure boat.

Athlone additionally plays host to a plethora of fascinating attractions, including: the Castle Information Centre, Luan Gallery and the famed Sean's Bar.

Travel further afield to the county town of Mullingar where you can tour the stunning Cathedral of Christ the King, take the kids for an afternoon of fun at Rock 'n' Bowl, or venture to the close-by Lough Ennell for watersports and the family-friendly Mollie Moo's Pet Farm.

There is so much more to see in the wider area, including the thriving city of Galway where an abundance of activities and attractions await.

For a peaceful holiday in County Westmeath, choose Port Heron Lodge.


  • All-one-level
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Smart TV, 1 x double bunk bed with single over, 1 x bunk bed
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Decking with a barbecue and furniture
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.3 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: Children must be supervised at all times on the jetties and by the lake
  • Note: There are steps leading up to the decking, please take care

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Wineport 1.3 miles; Athlone 5.3 miles; Ballymahon 8.4 miles.

The delightful village of Glasson, also known as the Village of the Roses, rests the quaint countryside of County Westmeath near its border to County Roscommon. The village's Irish name is Glasán, meaning "small stream" and the village lives up to this name with a brook weaving through its centre to the renowned Lough Ree Lake. Glasson was originally built as an estate to serve the Temple-Harris family art Waterston House, the remains of the building can be found to the south of the village. The village features a selection of amenities for holiday-goers, including: the olde world pub of Grogans, a bar/restaurant, a well-stocked convenience store, butchers and an independent crafts shop. After making the most of the picturesque village, venture to Wineport with its pretty marinas and Killinure Island. Holidaymakers can enjoy visiting the banks of Lough Ree for a day packed with lakeside activities, from its glorious Portlick Castle and its Millenium Forest, to sailing through the waters to Hare Island and Inchmore. The bustling town of Athlone isn't far with the River Shannon; an afternoon can be spent sailing through the river's waters on a pleasure boat or simply walking alongside, before venturing into the town's selection of independent shops, eateries and historic attractions. Glasson additionally provides visitors with access to the peaceful, inland villages of Rosemount and Ballymore; both making for idyllic days out for the family. Further afield is the town of Castletown Geoghegan that is situated near Lough Ennell and its Lilliput Adventure Centre; continue east to find the county town of Mullingar where visitors can find a selection of green spaces, family-friendly activities and lakes in and around the thriving town.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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