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Herdsman's House Self-Catering

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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
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Experience the vacation of a lifetime in our stunning holiday farmhouse perfectly located in Ireland's magical northwest. Have a great activity holiday or just relax and enjoy the natural beauty surrounding you. This holiday home has a unique 40 foot lounge/reception area with superior views of Sligo Bay, Raghly Harbour, and Queen Maeve's cairn. Large, new spacious fitted kitchen. Two bathrooms and four double bedrooms- three rooms with bay windows facing the sea. Free Wireless Internet access and TV/DVD player. An Art and Games Room is adjacent to house with free pool and air hockey tables, art supplies, and board games. Large front and side garden and lawns. Outdoor furniture and barbeque. Locked storage shed available for bicycles, surfboards, fishing rods, golf clubs, boats, etc. Priv...Experience the vacation of a lifetime in our stunning holiday farmhouse perfectly located in Ireland's magical northwest. Have a great activity holiday or just relax and enjoy the natural beauty surrounding you. This holiday home has a unique 40 foot lounge/reception area with superior views of Sligo Bay, Raghly Harbour, and Queen Maeve's cairn. Large, new spacious fitted kitchen. Two bathrooms and four double bedrooms- three rooms with bay windows facing the sea. Free Wireless Internet access and TV/DVD player. An Art and Games Room is adjacent to house with free pool and air hockey tables, art supplies, and board games. Large front and side garden and lawns. Outdoor furniture and barbeque. Locked storage shed available for bicycles, surfboards, fishing rods, golf clubs, boats, etc. Private access to lands where Barnacle Geese and migrating birds are plentiful from October to April. Our friendliness and hospitality will make this your home away from home.More
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About the Owner
Mary C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2012
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

Seriously, these guys made our 1 week vacation a blast. The ownwer was always easily contactable, friendly and knowledgeable but never pushy. Desmond knows every stone of the bay and is a real "problem-solver". Sometings missing? Need help with directions or tipps for the daytrip?...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Management response:Responded August 7, 2018

Thanks Thomas and all of the Magnificent 8!! You definitely ticked several boxes on your 'list'. Great that you loved the remoteness and the rural outdoors, the walking tours of the area, the local harbour, fairy forts, etc. The days you were out fishing with...More

Reviewed January 5, 2018

It was pleasure to meet Mary, Des and their kids and enjoy their hospitality. The house is in a great location with beautiful view over the bay. It is closer to attractions around and value for money. There is loads of space in all areas...More

Date of stay: December 2017
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

The setting - sublime. The house - well set up and comfortable, the beds were heaven plus the added touch of hot water bottles in cozies to fill before bed for added bliss. 2 full baths and well equiped kitchen. The view - stunning view...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank MexTraveler27
Management response:Responded October 18, 2017

Mary Beth and Meg, Thank you very much for your kind comments regarding our house and the beauty of the area. We are delighted you enjoyed the walks in the area with and without the cattle! It was a pleasure having yee. Take Care, Mary,...More

Reviewed May 17, 2017

Herdsmans House is a wonderful place to stay if you are looking for peace and tranquillity. The location overlooking the sea and the mountains is perfect and the comfort and cleanliness are outstanding. Both Mary and Des were the best hosts you could wish for,...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Adventurer645626
Management response:Responded May 18, 2017

Thank you so very much for your kind words and your strong recommendations. It was a pleasure to have met and spend time with you and your family. Special people deserve special places and we would love to have you back. Kind Regards, Mary and...More

Reviewed August 2, 2016

Des and Mary made us most welcome in their property which was in a lovely location over looking Sligo bay.The house was beautifully prepared and had all of the facilities of home plus a much used playroom for the adults @children. Des ,Mary@ family gave...More

Date of stay: July 2016
2  Thank bernadettetasker2016
Management response:Responded August 4, 2016

Dear Bernard and Marion, We are very happy that your grandchildren and yourselves enjoyed your stay with us. It was great that you were able to get an opportunity to catch and taste some Atlantic mackerel! We are delighted the children enjoyed the tractor rides...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Pool Table
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
House Swap
Additional amenities & feature info
• All ground floor rooms • Four large double bedrooms: 3 large rooms with bay windows facing Sligo Bay 4th double room is en-suite • 100% cotton sheets on all beds * Face, Hand and Bath Towels per person Cot and highchair are available on request • Two bathrooms: one en-suite with walk-in shower/wet room, basin, WC main bathroom with bathtub; separate walk-in shower/wet room, basin and WC. • Unique 40 foot lounge boasting large windows throughout with solid maple wood flooring, where you can sit and relax looking out at the sea and mountains. This amazing room has the feel of relaxation. • Bright, new spacious fitted kitchen with all mod cons Amenities Free, Unlimited Wireless Internet access. 32 inch colour television; DVD; CD/Radio; selection of DVDs. A bright Art and Games Room is adjacent to house. The pool and air hockey tables will provide good entertainment for those rainy days. An art table with some art supplies can offer another diversion. There is a selection of card and board games. There is a small selection of children's bicycles available (protective gear not included). We are sorry we cannot accept pets. Zoned, oil central heating throughout with individual radiator controls in each room. Additional heating with solid fuel stove (briquets and wood only - no coal). (A starter pack is included for the winter months only). Electricity and water are included in rent. Oil is on a metered system which is read on arrival and departure. There is a 100 euro cash cleaning/damage deposit due on arrival. This is usually returned on departure after the house is checked. Please allow 15-20 minutes before departure for the house check. Large front lawn and garden. On the lounge/kitchen side of the house there is a secure, lawned play area for children. Old cobbled driveway with parking for 3-4 cars. Cobbled veranda with outdoor furniture. A barbeque is available for fresh lobster, crab meat, or whatever you fancy.
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About the neighborhood
Bird Watching This area is a paradise for birds and waterfowl. Some of our land has been recently designated as special area of conservation. Barnacle Geese visit us every year from mid-October to late April. A walkway (for able and disabled) provides direct access to view the geese. Close by (10 minutes) is the Ballygilgan Nature Reserve (Lissadell) (http://ballygilgannaturereserve.com). And Bird Watch Ireland / Sligo site (http://birdwatchireland.ie or http://sligobirding.com) provide up to date recent sighting of various birds and waterfowl in the Sligo area. Arts and Culture Maugherow is notorious for its artists from writers, poets, painters, and fairy makers, and many have set up home here. The Model (Niland Gallery), Hamilton Gallery, Yeat’s Society, Hawkswell, Blue Rai...
How to get there
Directions From the South (e.g. Knock Airport; Shannon Airport) Take the N17 (sign posted Sligo). Entering Charlestown, turn left then an immediate right onto Market Square - N17 (sign posted Sligo). Continue forward onto the N17 entering Curry, then Tobercurry. Continue on N17 (signposted Sligo) until you reach a roundabout. Take the 1st exit onto the N4 (sign posted Sligo). At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit (signposted Sligo). Continue ahead on the N4 toward Sligo. At roundabout take the 1st exit (straight ahead) onto Sligo Inner Relief Road - N4 (signposted Town Centre). Continue straight ahead on the Sligo Inner Relief Road - N4 through all the traffic signals. Continue forward onto Bundoran Road- N15 (sign posted Lifford). Continue on the N15 entering Drumcliffe. Af...
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