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Duffy's Cottage

(Ref. 1024438)

Gorteen, County Sligo Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • house (8)
  • sylvia (7)
  • lovely (7)
  • clean (7)
  • quiet (6)
  • comfortable (6)

17 Customer Reviews

  • "We wanted a base to explore the Sligo and Roscommon areas and Duffy’s proved to be the perfect solution."

    The house in on the edge of the village, a short walk to the supermarket and very quiet. We felt welcome from the moment we arrived. The lockbox code worked without a problem and we entered the house to find the heating already switched on for our arrival and a very thoughtful and generous welcome pack. We chose the bedroom without the en-suite as there was a little more space. The bed was very comfortable with good quality bedding. The whole house was squeaky clean. Sylvia was available by phone and email during our stay to answer any questions we had. There are a few rough edges in the kitchen but the positives far outweigh any minor negatives. Highly Recommended.

    Reviewed by Cathy4.7Dec 2023

  • "The property is comfortable and spacious."

    Excellent bedding. Easy access for unloading and parking. Very quiet neighbourhood.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Comfortable cottage in a small village."

    Close to two pubs with good food and a take away and a small grocery. Both the listing agency and the owner were very responsive to any questions, with calls or texts returned within minutes. Convenient to explore the Sligo area. Thanks Sylvia.

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Aug 2023

  • "What a friendly welcome!"

    A vase with fresh flowers on the dining table, tea, coffee, sweets for the kids and in the fridge some fresh food - we walked into the spacious house and could relax the minute we arrived. Good matrasses, a big dining table, a neat little garden, VERY comfortable armchairs and sofa in the living room and plenty of space and light in the entire house. The supermarket is in walking distance (less than ten minutes) and open seven days a week. There are lots of things to do for those who enjoy walking: explore the passage tombs in Carrowkeel and enjoy the view from the top of the hill By car you can get to Sligo in half an hour - don't miss the 7-km-loop walk starting in Strandhill or walk around Rosses Point and dine in Sligo afterwards. Within about an hour you can get to the foot of Croagh Patrick - even if you only do half the climb you will be rewarded be breathtaking views. We had a wonderful time! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Oliver4.7Jul 2023

  • "We are just back from a short break at Duffy's cottage which was great!"

    The house was very well presented and in a quiet location. On arrival, we found the house exactly how you would like but with a few lovely added touches e.g. fresh bunch of flowers, wheaten bread etc We spoke with the owner Sylvia who was lovely. As stated shops and pubs are all within a 10 minute walking distance. Would highly recommend. All in all we had a great stay and would consider staying again if we were that direction.

    Reviewed by Donna4.7Jul 2023

  • "Property was excellent and owner was very friendly and house was clean and tidy garden was enclosed for our dog"

    Reviewed by Noel5.0Jul 2023

  • "Duffy’s cottage was very comfortable,clean and had everything you need to make the holiday enjoyable."

    The many extra’s provided by Sylvia was very much appreciated who was also very helpful when required. The area was quiet but very friendly it was only a short walk to the shops also the pavements were wheelchair friendly.It was a central location for getting around and would definitely go back if we were to go back to the area again

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great base for touring, very clean and comfortable."

    Lovely welcoming touches with a bottle of wine, and other essentials. Would happily use it again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "Really friendly, very welcoming."

    Every day was amazing. There even was food in the fridge on arrival. A very quiet spot, and still able to watch the village's St. Patrick's parade drive by. One of the best places I've been to.

    Reviewed by Kristina4.7Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely smashing property to rent."

    Extremely clean, lovely added touches that was well used. Lovely open fire and equipment to have this all done. Able to wash and dry our clothes. The host was brilliant. Very easy to communicate with. Will definitely be renting again if we are in the area. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2022

  • "Duffys Cottage is of an exceptional standard."

    It has everything you need and more and is meticulously clean. Sylvia the owner has been so thoughtful in providing every amenity you may need and the house is fully equipped with all appliances, crockery, glassware and utensils. I would give this property a 5 * rating and would like to thank Sylvia for an amazing stay.

    Reviewed by Madeleine5.0May 2022

  • "We had a wonderful welcome on arrival from Sylvia, with some lovely wine in the fridge, as well as milk and a few other thoughtful bits and pieces, and we had a lovely stay - we'll certainly look at your availability next time we're over."

    Thanks again!

    Reviewed by James4.7May 2022

  • "Thank you to Sylvia for allowing me to move my stuff into the house early."

    Your assistance made my move to Gurteen much easier. You have a beautiful home and it was cleaned immaculately. Another great aspect is that Duffy's is pet friendly. Shamrock, my dog, was content during our stay. Thank you again. Kelly O'Connor

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Sep 2021

  • "Just back from a week's holiday staying in duffys cottage, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the house was perfect, really clean, it has everything ud need, a real home from home."

    Netflix was a bonus. Teabags, coffee, sugar, biscuits, wine etc to greet us on arrival. The flowers was also a lovely touch. Gurteen is a small village just a few minutes walk from the house, it has a few pubs and a fine big centra shop, all the locals very friendly, a great base for visiting neighbouring counties, I would recommend it, a nice break from the hustle and bustle from the city.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "The house was lovely owner very helpful Village very close for grocerys & ..."

    The house was lovely owner very helpful Village very close for grocerys & shopping Maybe some more cups saucers & Extra plates would be good A lovely house we enjoyed

    Reviewed by Josephine4.7Jul 2021

  • "Duffy's Cottage provided a very restful holiday base: its quiet village of Gorteen has adequate shopping (and eating) facilities."

    Within easy reach are the interesting towns of Sligo, Ballina and Carrick-on-Shannon: Galway and other venues in the West are also easily accessible. The neolithic passage tombs at Carrowkeel are twelve miles by car followed by an interesting countryside walk.

    Reviewed by George4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely host."

    Milk, tea, coffee, cheese, bread and wine for us on arrival

    Reviewed by Sinead5.0Aug 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil central heating and open fire
  • Washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Rear lawn area
  • One pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop and pub within 0.3 miles

The property

Surrounded by green countryside, resting just paces away from the traditional Irish village of Gorteen is this semi-detached retreat, Duffy's Cottage.

Perfect for friends and families alike, this refreshing retreat offers an array of amenities and features to ensure a welcoming base in which to explore the nearby lochs or venture to the bustling town of Silgo with your loved ones.

Step into the spacious hallway, where you can kick off your walking shoes and hang up your rain coats before relaxing into the contemporary interior.

During a relaxing evening, look forward to cosying up on the plush sofa and flick on the TV, whilst the open fire offers a sense of charm to the space.

Certain to entice any budding chefs is the fully-functioning kitchen, boasting quality appliances for a self-catered meal and conveniences such as a washing machine, a tumble dryer and a dishwasher.

After an action-packed adventure with your loved ones, venture upstairs to drift off to the evening’s embrace in one of the bedrooms, exuding a refreshing ambiance.

Choose between a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a double with good wardrobe storage and a single bedroom, designed to provide flexible sleeping quarters for the needs of your group.

If the weather is on your side, a picnic or an alfresco dining opportunity can be enjoyed within the rear garden, as well as a spacious lawn area for your pet to roam.

Take a leisurely stroll into the centre of the village, where the traditional Irish charm can be admired at the Coleman Irish Music Centre with wonderful traditional music sessions, as well as a number of pubs and a shop for picking up local produce for your next culinary delight.

Alternatively, take a scenic drive to the bustling town of Sligo where a larger selection of amenities awaits, as well a number of attractions including Sligo Abbey, Hamiliton Gallery and the Lough Gill which offers watersport opportunities.

If you fancy, head to the coast to visit the oasis of Westport where you can sample Irish culture and tradition.

Duffy's Cottage makes a wonderful getaway for an adventure with the whole family.

About the location


Carrick-on-Shannon 19 miles; Knock Airport 22.3 miles; Sligo 22.5 miles.

Gorteen, meaning small garden, is a delightful village in south east County Sligo. There is great Irish music to discover in Gorteen, and with strong ties to the past and tradition, Gorteen is home to the Coleman Irish Music Centre. Nearby 16th century Moygara Castle, which overlooks Lough Gara, provides a wonderful backdrop for a spot of fishing, while the area is home to a host of varying lakes for watersports as well. With many villages and towns on the doorstep, Westport just over an hour away and Galway City only a couple of hours away, Gorteen is a great touring base.