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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Ballymahon, County Longford

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Langan513
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Paradise”
Reviewed January 6, 2018 for a stay in April 2017
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We actually came in 2015 and unforgivable of me not to have posted before I know but recently I just want to say your beautiful, large, tastefully furnished and decorated cottage bursting with character made us fall in love with Ireland so much we have bought a small property there. Wonderful views watching dawn rise from the master bedroom whilst surrounded by nature with visits from the friendly neighbouring cat could not be beaten. You have a enviable property in an excellent spot close to the tranquil Royal Canal.....paradise indeed. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

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Management Response
Jan 7, 2018
Thanks so much Jean for your lovely review Im glad to hear of your purchase enjoy every minute of it
Regards
Maeve
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Ray123420...
Hartford, Connecticut
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great cottage in the heart of Ireland”
Reviewed September 19, 2017 for a stay in September 2017
2
people found this review helpful

We had a fantastic 8 days in Ireland. The cottage was in a great location for traveling around to all the sights. The cottage had everything we needed for a relaxing vacation. We also grew very fond of our neighbors,( Four of the cutest cows ever.) We loved the rustic features of this cottage. It added to the feeling that we were experiencing the real rural Ireland. Thank you to Maeve for keeping in touch with us all during our trip. All in all we loved our time in the cottage and in Ireland. We hope to return to both in the very near future

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Management Response
Oct 6, 2017
Great having you .Your very kind to take time to write this lovely review

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Maeve
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Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 5, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

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Management Response
Oct 6, 2017
Thank you so much for writing your detailed review
I was so delighted with your news I have had honeymooners but never a situation like your . I ve told lots of people your lovely story
Regards
Maeve
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Plant City, Florida
Reviewed May 19, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
May 28, 2017
Thanks Debbie for your very detailed account ,I corresponded with you on 15 occasions over the 2 week period its a pity you did not mention your concerns as they could have been addressed easily while you were on your travels each day and not interfered with your time there. However the accommodation is very cheap as you have pointed out less that 10e a day per person which is cheaper than hostile accommodation . It is also self catering where washing machine facilities mean that towels can be laundered as required. Unfortunately with those rates I cannot offer 5 star accommodation. Many American visitors often find newly built accommodation with modern interiors more appealing. The cottage being old has many recycled features some well over 100 years old , the Belfast sink with its old taps as you have mentioned these add the very character that many visitors enjoy . It is set in beautiful countryside were spiders form part of the ecosystem and unfortunately are impossible to get rid of..Lastly the sandwich maker was left by the previous guest so I have thrown it out with the coffee maker .We will hopefully be able to address all your concerns now .Thank you so much for the recommendation to friends.
Regards
Maeve
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aine13201...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely spacious cottage with plenty of character”
Reviewed October 10, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Hi Maeve, sorry it has taken me so long to write a review but thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality in March. It was a perfect place to stay the night before my wedding. We had loads of space for my bridesmaids & beautiful pictures in the morning.
Wish we could of stayed longer. Would highly recommend it. Thanks! Aine,

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Management Response
Oct 29, 2016
Thanks Aine
Im glad you enjoyed your visit
Hopefully we will see you again some time
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ainem806
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely authentic cottage”
Reviewed July 23, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Had a lovely weekend relaxing in cosy cottage. Ate in the conservatory looking out at the lovely view. Quiet location which is just what we were looking for. Loved original features of the cottage

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Management Response
Aug 9, 2016
Thanks Aine
Its nice of you to take the time to write the review,perhaps you will come for longer the next time
Maeve
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Lillie55
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous cottage”
Reviewed April 18, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed here for two nights and would love to have stayed longer. The cottage is very spacious with two lovely sitting rooms, a dining kitchen and a bright conservatory. It is well equipped and has a lovely cosy feel to it. Upstairs the 3 double rooms are all of a good size and are bright and comfortable. If you're looking for a place to get away from it all for wee while and enjoy rural Ireland then this is the place to come.
Maeve, the owner had the heating on when we arrived and was very helpful. She recommended a great local restaurant for dinner.
We would have liked to have had more control over the heating. The central heating comes
on in the early morning and again later in the evening but is controlled by the owner. There is a lovely wood/coal burning stove and we had this going the whole time as our daughter and friend stayed in the cottage during the day to revise for exams. It didn't throw out as much heat as we thought and it would have been nice to have had a downstairs radiator on as well. Upstairs was always warm. The tv/DVD player is in the other lounge which has an open fire. We did use this but as the room was cold it took a long time for the fire to warm it up.. We would highly recommend this lovely cottage.

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Recommended for:
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Management Response
Apr 19, 2016
Thanks Rhian
That's a lovely review and Im glad you enjoyed your stay It is a pity that you didn't let me know about the heating as I would have organised the central heating to come on for longer.Hopefully we will see you again soon
Regards
Maeve
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