Country retreat in Sligo on the Wild Atlantic Way
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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This self contained apartment is located in Drumcliffe, in the shadow of the majestic Benbulben mountain in an idyllic country setting with mature gardens and just off the Wild Atlantic Way route. The apartment is 5 miles (8km) north of Sligo town and 2 miles (3 km) away from the beautiful Lissadell beach. Several other beaches, including Rosses Point and Streedagh, are only minutes away by car. Yeats' grave is located 1 mile away and this apartment is located right in the centre of the Yeats country. There are golf courses, excellent fishing rivers, quiet country roads for cycling and peaceful walking tracks in this area. Benbulben, Truskmore and Knocknarea offer challenging mountain climbs. Horse riding can be enjoyed nearby. Strandhill and Streedagh beaches are famed for surfing. Glencar Waterfall is just across the border in County Leitrim (4 miles (6 km) away). There are excellent rivers close by for fishing.
There are lively pubs with traditional Irish music and excellent restaurants and cafes in the area, some of which are within walking distance. Given our proximity to the coast, this is an excellent base for water-based activities and boat trips can be arranged locally, to include trips to the deserted monastic settlement on the island of Innismurray. There is a public swimming pool in Sligo town and local hotels can be accessed for leisure facilities.
On the cultural side, Sligo has a multiplex cinema and is home to the famous Hawk's Well Treatre, as well as the Model Art Centre and Niland Gallery, which is an interesting and progressive gallery. Sligo museum and county library are worth a visit, as are the twin cathedrals in Sligo town.
The apartment is located adjacent to a family home and has its own entrance. It was recently refurbished. There are two double rooms, both of which are ensuites with power showers. There is a kitchen/living room with TV, oven, microwave and washing machine. Fresh bedlinen and towels are provided. Highchair and travel cot available. Babysitters can be arranged. Guests can enjoy fresh eggs from the owner's chickens - a delight for children! A small welcome pack, including the owner's homemade brown bread and jam, is provided on arrival! There are board games and books to read. For longer stays, a cleaner is available. We have a "no shoes" policy in the apartment and provide indoor footwear.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lissadell 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Knock 60 km, Nearest railway: Sligo Town MacDiarmada Station 8 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
|General||Central heating, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
About this location
The Western Ireland region
Raughley harbour - shore angling
Lissadell beach - swimming
Streedagh beach - swimming + surfing
Mullaghmore beach - swimming, water sports + angling
Rosses Point beach - swimming
Strandhill beach - surfing
Glencar lake + waterfall
Wild Atlantic Way
Queen Maeve's Cairn
W.B Yeats' Grave
SPORTS + LEISURE
Strandhill Golf Course
Cycling - safe place to store bikes
Rosses Point Golf Course
Swimming pools in Sligo
12 screen cinema in Sligo
Hawk's Well Theatre in Sligo
About the owner
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24 Oct 2014
Ce fût un séjour génial car l'endroit est idéalement situé, facile d'accès pour toutes les activités à faire autour, les virées nocturnes aux Pubs à Sligo qui est une petite ville … More
Catherine, I was so glad you enjoyed the brown bread! I will email you the recipe and it can remind you of Benbulben and your time with us! Una
23 Aug 2014
"One of the best cheap locations in Sligo area."
Coming to the northwest of Ireland since 20 years, for us it is one of the cosiest holiday homes in this area. Located in a beautiful landscape with view to well known Benbulben mountain we experie… More
Helmut, we really enjoyed having you to stay in the apartment. It was great getting to know you and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in summer 2015 as friends! Una
27 Jul 2014
"A superb retreat in Drumcliffe"
My partner and I stayed in North Sligo County Retreat for one week and absolutely enjoyed it.The accommodation was very clean, spacious and extremely well placed for short or long day trips. It has tw… More
We were delighted to have you to stay and to spent some time in your company. It's always lovely when there's a bond with the guests.
26 Jul 2014
I was there for 4 days (3 nights), I went with my partner and another couple. It was our first time in Sligo and everything was perfect! The house was perfect, and super clean. We enjoyed a LOT as wel… More
Finbarr, thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the apartment and your visit to Sligo. We would be delighted to welcome you back!
30 Jun 2014
"a comfortable home well situated to visit Sligo and its beautiful surroundings"
We spent 4 very pleasant days in this cosy little house. Our hostess was very friendly, helpful but discreet and greeted us with all we needed to start off in the kitchen including home-made bread. The area has a lot to offer in all directions: wonderful sea scapes, lonely peat-bogsas well as interesting ancient sculpted crosses. We found many interesting walks to do and would recommend staying here.
Thank you very much for you review. It was lovely to have you to stay with us and we're very glad you enjoyed both our property and the wonderful Yeats Country. Una
19 Apr 2014
"Excellent location in Drumcliffe"
Nestled at the foothills of Ben Bulben is this ideal 2 bedroom apartment which makes a perfect base for exploring all Sligo has to offer. I stayed here in April and could not recommend it highly enoug… More
Thank you Tom. We were delighted that you chose to rent our apartment during your short visit to Sligo. We are glad that we were able to play a part in making your stay enjoyable. Una