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Belladrihid Cottage

(Ref. 928800)

Ballysadare near Sligo, County Sligo Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Anne and Tommy were great we had a great episode with a deer, the house was so cosy and near to everything, I would recommend to everyone,could not get better."

    Myself and my lovely wife Anne enjoyed every minute of our trip.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage is in a lovely location, and very spacious and comfortable."

    The sun rising over the mountains is something we won't forget. Ann and Tommy are two of the nicest people you could hope to meet. They were never intrusive, but always available if we needed anything - and lovely to have a bit of a chat to as well! Ellie the dog, the ducks, hens and donkeys were lovely to meet too!

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jun 2023

  • "Ann and Tommy are the most gracious hosts."

    We enjoyed our chats with them.

    Reviewed by Eleonora5.0May 2023

  • "This is a very nice place to stay, convenient to Sligo and the surrounding area."

    It’s not in town, so there’s sheep out front and chickens in the back. The best of all worlds. Mrs. O’Donovan was very helpful and showed us extraordinary kindness - she had made a plate of sandwiches for us when we arrived. True Irish hospitality.

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very nice accommodation and lovely hosts."

    Welcome food pack was really nice. Very reasonable value. Handy for Ballysodare and Sligo.

    Reviewed by Paul Gerard4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderfully warm welcome (including a big plate of fresh sandwiches) from Ann, our host."

    She and her family were always available to provide assistance and directions. The accommodation was spotless, with fires laid in two rooms. Beds really comfortable and our dogs made as welcome as the humans! We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Oct 2022

  • "Property owner greeted us warmly and had a lovely generous welcome pack ready for us and was always helpful if called on for enquiries."

    The house is very comfortable, which was important to us as the October weather of our visit was damp to put it mildly but we were able to get out and about. The house has all the regular amenities including wifi and is beautifully sited facing scenic hills in the distance. It's only a short drive to Sligo town (plenty of amenities and history), Strandhill (beach), Knocknarea (mountain walk and Maeve's grave), Carrowmore (megalithic cemetery) and beautiful Lough Gill (Isle of Inishfree).

    Reviewed by Bernard4.1Oct 2022

  • "Unfortunately I had to cut my stay short because I took a positive Covid test within 24 hours of arrival"

    Reviewed by Anne4.1Sep 2022

  • "Great location, very clean and comfortable."

    Great wcome pack and sandwiches on arrival. Thank you Anne and Tommy.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2022

  • "The Cottage was fabulous."

    Very spacious and cleane. WIFI and all mod cons. The wellcome pack was much appreciated. Ann And Tommy were great hosts. Billy & Catherine

    Reviewed by Billy5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous stay in Belladrihid Cottage."

    The owner is really helpful and welcoming. We were left an amazing welcome pack with essentials and sweet treats on arrival. The cottage is very well equipped and has brilliant views. It's an ideal base to tour Sligo and the region. We particularly loved how quiet the cottage was but the fact you can be in Sligo Town or on a beach in a 10 mins drive. Would love to make a return visit in the future.

    Reviewed by Gary and Samantha4.7Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely brilliant hosts ."

    Welcoming package exceeded all we have had anywhere else. Couldn’t do enough for you . The cottage was spotless and had all you needed +. Would highly recommend .

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2022

  • "Great welcome."

    Fresh sandwiches and starter grocery pack when we arrived. Owners were very kind and helpful. Could not ask for better. Very cosy cottage.

    Reviewed by Thierry4.7May 2022

  • "We had a great stay."

    The house is beautiful and Ann and Tommy were very kind and welcoming. Patrick

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely hosts Great location Welcome pack very generous Would definitely return in the future"

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2022

  • "It was a genuine delight to stay with Ann and Tommy as our hosts."

    The cottage was extremely comfortable and we arrived to a very warm welcome and lots of edible treats. The location is ideal for exploring the Atlantic coast, but you only have to sit in the garden to see beautiful views of mountains and wildlife. Feeding carrots to the donkeys was fun and we found plenty of good pubs to eat in. Really want to go back again to see more of the area. 10/10

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Mar 2022

  • "A cosy, comfortable cottage located on a quiet road but within very easy reach of the National Road network."

    Ideally located for woodland and beach walks and exploring Co. Sligo. Ann the owner very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage is very well equipped (kitchen, washing machine)."

    The generous welcome basket was a great help. The cottage is very well placed for visiting numerous megalithic sites, beaches, Ben Bulbin, etc. Check out for ideas. The closest town is just a few minutes away by car, and has a good supermarket and chemist. Deer sometimes appear in the evenings in the field below the cottage, so bring your binoculars. The owners have donkeys, poultry and friendly dogs which children will love.

    Reviewed by Samuel5.0Aug 2021

  • "The house is so close to everything and in a really safe location."

    The owners are some of the nicest people you will ever meet . I could find no fault with anything.

    Reviewed by Conor5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent location and the house/cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2020

  • "Ann was a magnificent host and had a little welcome pack for us when we arrived which was most welcome."

    Strandhill and Sligo are both nearby and this is a great location from which to tour the sights of Sligo county.

    Reviewed by Sheldon5.0Aug 2020

  • "We enjoyed a lovely week at this cosy comfortable cottage."

    Ann and Tommy were extremely helpful and friendly. The welcome pack of sandwiches, biscuits, milk, butter and other groceries was very much appreciated by us. It was a real home from home experience and we would highly recommend a stay in this lovely area of Co Sligo. Our border collie Holly had a great time too.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2020

  • "The hospitable welcome from Ann and Tommy was amazing, the welcome package was really appreciated."

    This holiday annex is in a great location to explore Sligo & the Wild Atlantic Way. The annex is of a very high standard with everything you could possibly need. We hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Nov 2019

  • "We felt so welcomed during our stay."

    The home was very comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2019

  • "Our hosts were superb in every department and there were some nice personal touches."

    We appreciated a hamper of goodies and drawers full of everything we might need (but didn't). As soon as we arrived, we knew we could well be coming back some time in the future. We reached this decision late at night before even going inside! Perfect location as well as Sligo city centre is only 4 miles away and roads go north to Donegal, east into the interior (we got as far as Monaghan) and west to the wild expanses of the Ox Mountains and County Mayo. There are many fine beaches and quiet corners within easy reach along the Co Sligo coast. So ….. great location, friendly and helpful hosts and a pleasant place to stay. We also appreciated the absence of additional electricity/water etc. fees and even had our rubbish disposed of for us. Couldn't ask more. Well done and many thanks. Emma & John

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2019

  • "A beautiful quiet spot with lovely owners next door who couldn't do enough for you!"

    Especially lovely welcome pack. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2019

  • "The owners of this Cottage are very friendly and caring."

    Due the fact that our daughter lives in the naborhoud, we only slept there, but we will book this again.Quiet and Calm place to be.

    Reviewed by Rcc4.7Jun 2019

  • "The hosts are wonderful people, the location is both beautiful with views of Knocklnarea and Bunbulben, and is so easy and convenient to anything in the area."

    The facility is clean, comfortable and lovely.

    Reviewed by Henry5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was very warm and comfortable for the two of us."

    Many thanks to Anne for her kindness and hospitality. We enjoyed the rural views and seeing the donkeys, ducks and chickens. The cottage is in an extremely convenient, central position for exploring Sligo.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was set in a beautiful location with easy access to all the surrounding attractions."

    It was very clean and comfortable with the owners living next door. They were extremely kind and helpful but were not intrusive. They left us to enjoy our holiday but were always on hand if we required any assistance.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Apr 2019

  • "There was a fabulous welcome from Anne the host with a plate of sandwiches after a long drive."

    The house is cosy and warm with everything you need for a holiday. We loved the location as it was close to beautiful woods perfect for walking the dog as well as the beaches in Sligo.

    Reviewed by Gay5.0Apr 2019

  • "Cottage was perfect for our needs."

    It was clean, cosy and comfortable with amazing views. The hosts were wonderful, nothing was to much trouble for them. We will definitely stay here again and would highly recommend to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Apr 2019

  • "Very good cottage!"

    Dear family.

    Reviewed by Imre4.4Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely host."

    Ideal as a base to see the area. Would happily return.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2019

  • "Ideal location, comfortable cosy accommodation, lovely hosts, a great welcome with sandwiches and more."

    Totally recommended

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Mar 2019

  • "Great cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    The view out the front is spectacular. Clean, spacious and cozy, with all that you need for a stay. Owner really kind and helpful - left a lovely hamper for us on arrival and gave us a lift into town one evening. Would definitely recommend this place. Sykes cottages on the other hand cancelled my previous booking without notice, then took an email and phone call from me to get a refund. Even now the refund is not the full amount, which I am in the process of contesting.

    Reviewed by Henry5.0Nov 2018

  • "This was a pleasure to come to as the people who have this property are amazing, they were so helpful with informing us with what to visit, added bonus was the small-holding type animals."

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Sep 2018

  • "The friendliness of the family really made us feel at home."

    The cottage itself was so well equipped much more than a holiday home. The location was so easy to find and yet in idyllic countryside amongst the donkeys and ducks . It was close to the main road to go toward Galway or into Sligo and onto the North of Ireland. Amazing beaches close by especially Strandhill that had some lovely cafes and restaurants also. Our Westie also lived it and was a bit huffy when having to leave

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2018

  • "This clean, modern, beautiful facility is perfectly located near Sligo."

    You can be parked and out of your car in Sligo town in less than ten minutes. The tranquil location in countryside is beautiful and offers a view of both Knocknarea and Benbulben in one position in the back yard! The SuperValu grocery store is five minutes away by car and very convenient. The family of animals that live around the premises (dog, donkeys, ducks, turkeys, chickens) are adorable and friendly. Most of all, the host family who live on the property, the Donovans, are simply wonderful and helpful in every way. Ann had delicious sandwiches prepared for us in the kitchen upon our arrival. Superlative is my description of our three-week visit at Belladrihid.

    Reviewed by Henry5.0Jun 2018

  • "Thank you, everything was perfect."

    Reviewed by Jordi5.0Oct 2017

  • "Really friendly hosts - this is a delightful place to stay"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2017

  • "Lovely countryside, lovely people, lovely cottage, very lovely lady with a welcoming grocery pack !"

    that just says it all !

    Reviewed by Eric Roger4.6Jun 2017

  • "Belladrihid is a quiet location with convenient access to main road."

    Staying April/May we appreciated having a central heating timer so could warm the house up before getting out of bed.

    Reviewed by Guy4.2Apr 2017

  • "My car broke down Ann and family could not have been more helpful even lending me a car until mine was fixed."

    They made a disaster turn into a great time

    Reviewed by Eddie4.8Apr 2017

  • "Excellent location."

    Hospitable owners with a great welcome and home made ham sandwiches! Perfect for a young family and small dog.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Mar 2017

  • "Great location, very central to beauty spots and amenities."

    Very friendly and helpful welcome from the owners.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and open fire
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fires
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with basic Sky, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Shared off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned gardens
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Guided fishing tours on local lakes available on request and at additional cost
  • Note: This property is on the owners’ grounds and there are small farm animals in surrounding fields
  • The owners’ dogs also roam freely around the property.

The property

Ballysadare 1 mile.

Situated close to the small town of Ballysadare in County Sligo is this cosy semi-detached cottage, attached to the owners’ home and small livestock farm where you can enjoy a true slice of rural life.

This lovely cottage has been lovingly furnished and decorated to offer guests a home away from home, whilst exploring the wonders of County Sligo.

This delightful cottage comprises two comfortable bedrooms, a welcoming sitting room and a fitted kitchen with a dining area, where you can enjoy home-cooked meals with your loved ones.

Outside, you can feed the owners’ resident donkeys and chickens, whilst enjoying glorious views of Sligo’s two iconic mountains, Benbulben and Knocknarea.

The small but vibrant town of Ballysadare straddles the Owenmore River providing superb fishing opportunities for both experienced and amateur anglers and is home to a few shops and pubs.

Just over four miles away is the bustling town of Sligo, home to gourmet eateries, traditional pubs and laid back coffee houses.

Sligo lies on Ireland’s stunning Wild Atlantic Way and is famed for its sandy beaches that are set against the backdrop of Benbulben and Knocknarea Mountains.

With plenty of activities and attractions for all ages, Sligo is the perfect choice for a getaway in the north west of Ireland.

Why not take a hike along Queen Maeve's Trail, which takes you to the top of Knocknarea where the queen is buried with what can only be described as spectacular views along the ascent followed by a spot of lunch in Strandhill?

Other attractions include seaweed baths, surfing, Model Arts Centre, Carrowkeel Megalithic Tombs, and boat cruises on Lough Gill.

From Sligo the wonders and delights of County Mayo and Donegal are within easy reach and certainly worth a visit!

A wonderful place to begin your Irish adventures.

About the location


Sligo Town 5 miles.

The name Ballysadare means ‘The settlement of the oak by the waterfall’ and the impressive cascading falls are no doubt the main feature of this lively village. The small town is served by boutique shops and local pubs many of which showcase traditional music. Ballysadare lies on the rail link between Dublin and Sligo and it is just a few minutes’ drive into Sligo town itself. The coastline surrounding Ballysadare is beautiful with expansive beaches at Culleenamore and Strandhill with the latter being a top destination for watersports enthusiasts, and the rounded peak of Knocknarea, with Queen Maeve’s tomb atop, overlooks the village creating an impressive backdrop.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas