Set in the heart of Gorteen, County Sligo, a few miles from the borders with counties Mayo and Roscommon, this homely end-terrace cottage is the perfect base from which to discover the delights of Western Ireland.
Step inside to find a stylish kitchen and a spacious sitting room with dining area where you can curl up by the woodburner after sharing a delicious home-cooked meal.
Upstairs, there are three comfortable bedrooms where you can enjoy a good night’s rest after a day exploring Lough Key Forest Activity Park, just twenty minutes away, or Strokestown Park with its superb walled gardens and the Irish National Famine Museum.
Outside, the rear lawned garden is the ideal place for enjoying a refreshing drink in the sunshine and for the children to play safely.
The village of Gorteen, meaning 'little garden’, is only half an hour’s drive from Knock Airport, has a strong community of friendly locals and is surrounded by glorious countryside.
Gorteen is also home to the Coleman Traditional Music Centre and regular sessions can be enjoyed in the local pubs, the perfect slice of Irish culture!
There are many attractions within easy reach, including horse riding and wonderful walking and cycling trails through vivid countryside.
Why not hire a boat and spend an afternoon fishing on nearby Lough Arrow or Lough Key?
The vibrant town of Carrick-on-Shannon is only a short drive away with a wonderful selection of amenities.
It’s also known as the cruising capital of the Shannon region, with daily excursions available.
The county town of Sligo is also within an hour’s drive and is home to some of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches with Strandhill and Enniscrone.
This welcoming cottage is the perfect base from which to explore the North West.
Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Sitting room with dining area (seats 4) and woodburner.
About the location
GORTEEN, COUNTY SLIGO
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.