Evishatrask: 'Course mountain pasture of the missel thrush.'
Evishatrask cottage has a very spacious ground floor kitchen/living/dining area, fitted with a kitchen with electric cooker and grill, microwave oven and all necessary cooking and dining equipment.
The room has a pine table and chairs by the patio doors that open to a barbeque area. There is 2 two seater sofa, 2 arm chairs and inset seat by the fireplace this is suitable for sleeping 1 extra persons, the area is also fitted with a pellet burning stove room heater.
There are 3 rooms with king & single beds, 1 room with en-suite, 1 room with bathroom on the ground floor and 1 room on the first floor . The twin rooms on the ground floor with en-suite is wheelchair accessible.
The cottage has an oil fired central heating system and a solar panel to assist with heating domestic water. The cottage is in the grounds of An Creagán with a wide range of activities and events for all the family.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Belfast International Airport 70 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||BBQ, Bicycles available|
An Creagán is a superb site with a range of facilities and activities for families, couples, individuals and groups. Located between the historic town of Omagh and the market town of Cookstown at the foothills of the majestic Sperrin Mountains.
Our Rural Landscape:
The mountainous landscape of Creggan is dominated by bog, with dispersed settlements of small farms on gravel ridges and dotted with small lakes. From the 1700's to the beginning of the century, population pressure led to an inflow of settlers mainly from families who had moved from outside the area in the long aftermath of the plantation. These farmers stripped the bog making ridges which were treated with lime to reclaim the land for farming. The string of many clachans at the edge of the bog is evidence of this type of reclamation. Fields reclaimed in this manner have individual Gaelic names to this day.
The Sperrins in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the largest and least discovered mountain range in Ireland spanning over 40 miles with the highest point at 2224ft. The Glenelly valley is one of the most spectacular valleys which runs through the Sperrins and is the longest uninterrupted valley in Ireland.
Archaeology / prehistoric settlements:
Evidence of prehistoric habitation of the Creggan area dates from the Neolithic period.
Within a five mile radius, archaeologists, have identified seventy ancient monuments, including, Court Tombs, Wedge and Portal Tombs, a Ring Cairn and Henge, Stone Circles, an Ogham Stone and Standing Stone. The monuments date mainly from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Early Christian era. A number of the sites are well preserved and are very easily accessible. Tours to the major sites are available by arrangement with An Creagán.
The Creggan Boglands and Black Bog:
The Creggan landscape is rich in ancient Raised and Blanket bogland. Formed over thousands of years since the Ice Age, the bogs provide an ideal environment for a wide variety of flora and fauna, some of which are extremely rare. Of special interest is the Black Bog, one of the largest remaining intact Raised Bogs in Ireland. Pollen records show that the vegetation has grown on the Black Bog for over 7000 years.