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House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 78 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This striking oak framed home has recently been traditionally built and specified to the owner’s exact requirements and to a high standard. It is nestled on the banks of the River Suck in the pretty picturesque village of Castlecoote, County Roscommon.

Features include traditional antiques - including an impressive Italian chandelier, fully fitted kitchen with dish washer, range oven and all known cooking utensils and implements to cook up a feast.

There is a separate utility room with washing machine and drying room.

The property is of substantial size and boasts 4 double bedrooms, 3 of which are en suite. There is also an additional separate family bathroom. All beds have sumptuous mattresses and lush duvets to envelope you into a deep and comfortable sleep. Each bathroom is well stocked with either a footed roll top bath or 'dinner plate' shower.

The impressive double height dining hall is a fantastic venue for entertaining and with the addition of an extremely large open fire place never fails to impress.

The lounge area is located on the first floor and enjoys amazing views across the Suck Valley Way which can either be enjoyed from indoors or from outside on the terrace. The galleried view on to the dining hall maximizes the space and sense of modern day 'grandeur' this property boasts.

This house does not offer a TV, instead those wishing to stay here are encouraged to pass the time reading, writing, reflecting, walking, talking, laughing, fishing, golfing and generally having a thoroughly restful break from modern day demands!

The property is well suited for disabled access as much of the facilities are easily accessible at ground level. The galleried Lounge and fourth bedroom are located on the first floor. Handover day is Friday and all sheets and towels are provided freshly laundered. Milk, bread, butter, sugar, tea and coffee are provided upon arrival and included in the weekly rental rate. Children are welcome. 2 high chairs and a travel cot are provided.

Sorry no pets are permitted and this is a non smoking house.

Additional packages are available. Please enquire for further details and rates. Most requests accommodated!

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Salthill, Galway 78 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Knock Airport 78 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire
General Central heating
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking, Wheelchair users

The Western Ireland region

County Roscommon is located in the West Region of Ireland and is part of the province of Connacht. It is a thriving and attractive midland town set in pleasant countryside - in the heartland of the 'invisible Ireland' that is less frequently seen by tourists. Whilst the county is not one of Ireland’s primary tourist attractions it has a lot to offer the tourist seeking walking, cycling, golfing and fishing pursuits. It is very well placed for touring the country and serves as an excellent base for which to take in the immediate county and the rest of Ireland - in particular the western counties – Mayo, Galway, Sligo, Clare and its stunning coast.

Roscommon is a county of fertile farmland, undulating hillsides, quiet country lanes and silver lakes. The area has strong musical connections - it was the birthplace of Percy French, and O'Carolan often played there. The town of Boyle is home to one of Ireland s principal lakeside attractions, Lough Key Forest Park, which offers nature walks, ring forts, cruising, fishing, a bog-garden, an old ice-house, picnic grounds and a fully-serviced caravan and camping site. Herds of deer wander freely through the park.

Roscommon is ideal for discovering the authentic side of Ireland, where people still make time to chat to strangers and friends alike in convivial local bars.

Other attractions in County Roscommon include Drumanone Dolmen, Boyle Abbey and the Suck Valley walk. It's also worth exploring the ruins of Roscommon Castle.

Roscommon is the 11th largest of the 32 counties of Ireland by area and the fifth least-populous county in Ireland. It has the second least population density after Leitrim.It is the third largest of Connacht’s five counties by size and fourth largest in terms of population. The county borders every other Connacht county (Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim). Lough Key in north Roscommon is noted for having thirty-two islands. The Geographical centre of Ireland is located in the county.

Roscommon comes from the Irish Ros meaning a wooded, gentle height and Comán, the name of the county's famous saint and the first bishop. Rathcroghan was home to the Kings of Connacht and then to the High Kings of Ireland.

Tulsk is the nearest village to the mythological site of Rath Cruachán, home of Queen Medb (Méadhbh, Maeve). This was the starting point of the Táin Bó Cúailnge, or Cattle Raid of Cooley, an epic tale in Irish mythology. Rathcroghan has been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2010, as part of the Royal Sites of Ireland group, with Tara.

Dr Douglas Hyde, the first Irish president, was born in County Roscommon and the GAA park in County Roscommon is named Hyde Park in his honor. Strokestown Park House and Famine Museum is an award-winning museum for its portrayal of the great Irish Famine. John O'Donovan (1809-61), historian and scholar, visited County Roscommon in 1837. He was compiling information for the ordnance survey. Entering St. Peter's parish in Athlone in June, 1837, he wrote 'I have now entered upon a region totally different from longford, and am very much pleased with the intelligence of the people'.

www.visitroscommon.com/attractions.asp

Castlecoote

Castlecoote is a picturesque village which has often won the acclaimed title of “Tidiest Town”. It is situated ten minutes drive from Roscommon Town, and only two hours north-west of Dublin. The property sits on the main Roscommon to Creggs road on the banks of the River Suck which is the main tributary of the River Shannon. Castlecoote has a general store, post office, church and a pub.

Castlecoote House is a local landmark situated on the site of a medieval castle thought to be built between1570 and 1616. It was a strategic site, and may have been the base of the Chieftains of Fuerty, the MacGeraghty clan. In 1616 it fell into the hands of Sir Charles Coote, who improved and refortified the castle. The castle was attacked three times by the confederate forces in the 1640's. In the 18th century the property passed into the ownership of the Gunnings, rumoured to have won it in a poker game. The two Gunning sisters, who were later to become the Duchesses of Hamilton and Argyll, were renowned for their beauty. Their portraits, painted by Joshua Reynolds, can be viewed in the main hall. An impatient Duke of Hamiliton wedded the youngest of the sisters at half-past midnight, with a ring torn from the bed curtains. In the 20th century, the house was owned by Henry D. Strevens, a noted equestrian.

Castlecoote is also on the route of the Suck Valley Way - The Suck Valley Way is a long-distance trail in Ireland. It is a 105-kilometre (65-mile) long circular route that begins and ends in Castlerea, County Roscommon. It is typically completed in five days.It is designated as a National Waymarked Trail by the National Trails Office of the Irish Sports Council and is managed by Roscommon County Council, Roscommon Integrated Development Company and the Suck Valley Committee.

The Way was devised by the River Suck Valley Development Cooperative, which was formed in 1991 to develop tourism in the region.

The trail circles the countryside around the valley of the River Suck south of Castlerea, which straddles the border between Counties Roscommon and Galway, taking in the "Nine Friendly Villages" of Ballintober, Dunamon, Castlecoote, Athleague, Mount Talbot, Ballygar, Creggs, Glinsk and Ballymoe.

The section of the Suck Valley Way from Ballygar to Ballymoe forms part of the Beara-Breifne Way, a walking and cycling route under development, intended to run from the Beara Peninsula, County Cork to Breifne, County Leitrim, following the line of Donal Cam O'Sullivan Beare's march in the aftermath of the Battle of Kinsale in 1603.

Distances

Roscommon: 5 miles (8 km)

Knock Airport::48 miles (78km)

Galway City: 43 miles (69 km)

Shannon Airport: 92 miles (148 km)

Dublin Airport: 106 miles (169 km)

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