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West Gate Lodge

Collooney, County Sligo (Ref. 962405)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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    Off road parking
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    Ground floor bedroom
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    Open fire
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    Garden / Patio
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    Washing machine
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17 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Cummins

    “This is a fantastic cottage for a romantic getaway.”

    We really enjoyed our stay. The caretaker Willard went out of his way to help us. The cottage was a little bit hard to find due to roadworks, but once we found our way everything was great. I highly recommend this cottage for couples.

    We really enjoyed our stay. The caretaker Willard went out of his way to help us. The cottage was a little bit hard to find due to roadworks, but once we found our way everything was great. I highly recommend this cottage for couples.

    - Mr Cummins, February 2020

The property

Once part of the magnificent Markree Estate, West Gate Lodge, a restored 19th century Gothic Revival Castle Gate House, offers unique holiday accommodation.

Built in 1832 for the Lord of Markree Castle, West Gate Lodge, was designed to impress.

Crafted from locally cut limestone, this stunning gate house offers views of the surrounding countryside from its spiral-staircased tower.

The interiors are cosy and modern.

With its master bedroom at ground level, coupled with an open plan kitchen/dining//living area and open fire, West gate Lodge is ideal for a romantic getaway or as bolthole to relax and unwind.

The quaint village of Collooney is only a short distance away at the confluence of the Owenmore and Unshin Rivers. The vibrant county town of Sligo is a few minutes drive by dual carriageway.

Home to the famous poet, W B Yeats, Sligo, on the Wild Atlantic Way, offers many attractions to its visitors, from art galleries, surfing, boat trips on Lough Gill, seaweed baths, mountain and nature trails and much more.

Let your Sligo adventure begin at West Gate Lodge.


  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size bedroom, 2 x single sofa bed in living area
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire
  • Utility room.
  • Oil fired central heating with additional heating from oil fired range and open fire in kitchen/dining/living area
  • Gas hob with oil fired range to include hotplates and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with internet channels, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Gravel area to the side of cottage
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop/pub/supermarket 2 miles
  • Note: A narrow stairwell with overhanging beams leads to mezzanine level, so care should be taken
  • Note: The property adjoins Markree Castle Demesne, some of which is farmland
  • Guests are asked to park off the access road to allow the farmer occasional access
  • The farm gate to the rear of the property must be kept closed at all times.

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About the location


Sligo 7 miles.

Collooney is a quaint little village in Co Sligo. Situated at the confluence of the Owenmore and Unshin rivers and forming a gateway to Sligo town, seven miles away, Collooney has a rich history. Markree Castle, ancestral seat of the Cooper family with its two ornate gate lodges is close by. Sligo town,one of Ireland’s largest towns is a great destination set among Benbulben Mountain, Knocknarea Hill, sandy beaches, and the green countryside of the Emerald Isle. The town itself offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants with great seafood and pubs playing traditional Irish music. There are many attractions on your doorstep, practice your swing with a few rounds of golf, visit art galleries, seaweed baths, go horse riding on the beach, or relax with a spot of fishing. Sample the local culture by visiting the Yeats Memorial Building, The Model Contemporary Centre and the Hawk’s Well Theatre, one of the oldest regional theatres in the country. Take the Queen Maeve Trail to the top of Knocknarea and be sure to bring your camera along to capture the breathtaking landscape that this county has to offer. Sligo is an excellent base for exploring this part of Ireland.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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