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The Pond

Bungalow | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 0km

Ard Sheelin is a house built in the 1950s and recently renovated and modernised to the highest standard. The house has 4 bedrooms, one of which is a master bedroom en-suite. There is 2 acres of mature gardens surrounding the house, which provides great privacy and also a perfect location for a country getaway and well suited to families with children.

There are very few properties on the holiday rental market in this area, making it essential for this years 'The Gathering' which will be getting underway shortly.

The layout of the house has a relaxed open plan layout; the living room and dining area are divided only by a column tunnel fireplace which is an interesting fixture within the room. The living and dining room is also equipped with a Lutron panel which allows for the lighting in the room to be adjusted to some pre-set decorative modes. The view from the large front window gives an unobstructed view for miles into the unspoilt Irish countryside.

The kitchen is large, and has its own breakfast bar with stools. There's also a black range cooker which is traditional to a country kitchen, however the kitchen is thoroughly modern with all the mod-cons needed for a comfortable cooking experience. Not only is there plenty of counter top space but also an induction hob, hood and saucepans, a double oven with grill, a microwave and a plate warmer. There are also utilities such as a filter coffee machine, orange juice maker - as well as a kettle and toaster and dinnerware/cutlery and cooking utensils.

Adjacent to the kitchen there is a utility room with a door to the garden, this room contains another sink, clothes washer and dryer. An ideal space for storing coats and shoes this area makes for a great extension to the already generous kitchen space, should you find yourself needing it.

The Master Bedroom and en-suite are fully furnished with a bed, side tables and drawers and a chest of drawers for storing clothing. Bed linen and some towels are provided however guests are advised to bring their own should they need any more. The Master Bedroom also has its own private conservatory area with a view of both the front and back of the gardens, ideal for sitting and relaxing in during the day it is dressed with curtains to blend seamlessly with the rest of the room when not wanted.

The Main Family Bathroom has an Insignia shower unit that doubles as both a bath and a shower; it also has a steam function and jets/Jacuzzi. There is also a radio inbuilt to the shower tuned to some local channels and a remote control which can control these functions from outside before you step in.

The three other bedrooms are all furnished and each can comfortably sleep two people. All are furnished with wardrobes, beds and side tables as standard and these bedrooms are located alongside each other at the front of the house beside the Main Bathroom.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Dublin
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Dublin Airport 125 km, Nearest railway: Edgeworthstown 10 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 Internet access, DVD player, Boat available
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Trampoline
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

The Central Ireland region

Quiet and understated, Longford is renowned for its fishing, mellow countryside, easy pace of life and fascinating heritage attractions. This Midlands county boasts unspoiled natural beauty with lakes, bogs and wetlands, as well as welcoming towns where you can relax after a day in the great outdoors.

Granard

Granard is known for the motte built by Risteárd de Tiúit. It stands 166 m (543 ft) above sea level, located at the head of the town. A statue of St Patrick was erected on the motte in 1932 to commemorate the 1500th anniversary of the coming of the saint to Ireland for the second time.[7] Due to the location between the three rivers and near Lough Sheelin, it is also a centre for trout and coarse fishing. The Gaynors were once the Gaelic lords of Granard.

Granard was the location of an annual Harp festival from 1781 to 1785. This had been due to the financial support of James Dungan, an Irish merchant then residing in Copenhagen, and a native of Granard, who had heard of similar events being organised in Scotland. Many of the harpists who won prizes at these festivals, including Charles Fanning, Arthur O'Neill, and Rose Mooney went on to perform at the Belfast Harp Festival in July 1792. There has been a revival of the festival since 1981.

During the Irish War of Independence, on 31 October 1920 a police officer, District-Inspector Philip Kelleher was shot dead by two masked men in the bar of the Greville Arms Hotel, Granard. As a reprisal, a motor convoy of Crown forces entered the town four days later and systematically destroyed the main business premises of the town, including the Greville Arms Hotel.

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