17 Customer Review(s)
“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
“We left 4 days ahead of our scheduled departure.”
Yes the location is scenic and quiet yet close to required services. The lack of Internet was very inconvenient. Understandable that it was due to the construction but it should have be rectified for us. The number of month old cobwebs was not enjoyable. The horrible smell in the bathroom is what eventually forced us to leave. Replacement of the washroom heater is required, the urine has damaged it beyond cleaning I'm sure. The lack of potable water was also an inconvenience and should have been posted on the website. The utensils and pots and pans should be checked before the next client arrives. We did not eat here because I didn't think it was my job to clean clean dishes. The location needs an owner who lives close if it is intended to survive as a holiday destination. I think the owner needs to be made aware of these issues.- Mr Shaw, December 2019
“It's a beautiful "grand" little house/lodge full of atmosphere, height in living space and that lovely experience of a little bit of castle life with cosiness thrown in.”
We loved our time here and the hosts were super nice and helpful about everything. I would definitely go back and the area is full full full of beauty and things to do.- Ms Murphy, October 2019
“Lovely unique play to stay, felt very cosy and homely.”
Good location with easy access to main road for Sligo, Mayo, Donegal etc.. The hosts Wilfred and Sheila were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back.- Miss Tuohy, July 2019
“Lovely comfortable place with all the the essentials plus clean & tidy and a welcoming host the area is beautiful and the people are friendly will be going back to the Republic.”- Mr Gander, June 2019
“The local care taker / property manager (Wilfred) was very helpful and went over expectations to make us feel welcome and ensure we had everything we needed.”
The house / castle is great for the price and looks amazing. Staying in a Georgian gate house in the style of a castle was a real treat.- Mr Borrow, March 2019
“Had a great time, plenty to do in the area.”
The host, Wilfred, was really friendly and made sure we had everything we needed- even a bottle of wine on arrival. He also was kind enough to take us up the tower. Would recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxing time in beautiful surroundings- Mr Mcmanus, December 2018
“A very special accommodation had a fantastic 2 weeks in September.”
No issues Wilfred was very helpful. Will book again- Mr Finan, September 2018
“A cosy and comfortable place to stay far away from the crowds but with the N4 on your doorstep, Sligo and the coast were easy and quick to get to.”
Lots of things to see and do locally with long sandy beaches and scenic upland walks.- Mrs Hall, August 2018
“We'd a lovley time at West Gate Lodge.”
The Cottage ist what it seems to be - an own castle! Perfect location and an owner who's one of the friendliest and most helpful person we've ever met. Thanks a lot, Wilfred!- Mr Jaeger, July 2018
“Wilfred was very kind and helpful, as were the people in Collooney and Sligo.”
We enjoyed the sheep talking to us :) It was a remarkable experience!- Mrs Schuller, June 2018
“This is a beautiful gate house in a excellent location.”
We had very good weather and enjoyed our stay, it was well equipped apart from the towels, only two small bath towels and one guest towel for the whole week this is not enough for two people. It would also benefit from a couple of chairs so you could enjoy the outside space which has wonderful views, because the Windows are so high in the house being able to sit out side would have been a bonus. Wilfred was lovely and very helpful.- Mr Scott, June 2018
“We were met by Wilfred close to the lodge and we followed him to to property so we didn't get lost.”
He then showed us around the property, explaining everything we needed to know. He had bought us some bread, milk, water and wine which was a lovely treat! The lodge had everything we needed and was a true home from home. Cosy yet modern with Netflix and a comfy bed. You are off the road enough that all you can hear is birdsong and sheep but close enough to be in Sligo within 10 minutes and then out onto the Wild Atlantic Way. We know where we will be staying when we return to Ireland!- Mrs Welensky, May 2018
“Just as described”
The house was clean and tidy on arrival and we were met by the manager with the key. We got good instructions on the operation of the facilities and everything worked.From (ONLY) a personal opinion, it was quite remote (very reasonable to describe as romantic) but I felt that it was heading to be a little lonely. The TV is Netflix only and being on the mezzanine floor the "flow" of the house was a little disjointed. Would we go again - "Yes"- Nomad_Nortman, April 2018
“We were delighted with West Gate Lodge in just about every way.”
Located outside Collooney, it was very central for access to most of Sligo and beyond. Our travels in the week ranged from Carrick-on-Shannon and Boyle to Mullaghmore and to Glencar Waterfall, and nothing seemed like a very long way away. The accommodation had the charm of an old gate lodge, but was furnished and equipped in a fairly modern and practical style inside. It was comfortable, cosy and roomy. The WiFi is very fast, and I even managed to watch the ill-fated Real Madrid v Bayern Munich match in smooth HD in the BT Sport app on my iPad. Wilfred and Sheila, the caretakers, were most helpful and accommodating, and we'd like to thank them again for everything. Definitely a place I'd look forward to staying at again... and again.- Mcmorris, April 2018
“This accommodation was extremley easy to heat.”
It is in a lovely quiet setting of Sligo- Ms Mohan, March 2018
“What a lovely place unique and charming.”
We absolutely love it it was like our own little castle. Wilfred was absolutely wonderful and helped us every way he could.- Mr Mortell, February 2018
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
COLLOONEY, COUNTY SLIGO
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:
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