16 Oct 2013
"Warm, welcoming cottage in central location"
We arrived on a cool, rainy day to be greeted warmly by Kieran who had the turf fires burning in the stove and fireplace, making us feel immediately at home. Kieran showed us around the property, whi… More
I am really grateful to you for reviewing my cottage so positively. I am pleased you found it to be so central for exploring the surrounding counties. As you said you are within an hour of most attractions and I whole heartly agree with you abour visiting the Raptor centre which is just a few miles from the cottage. It is a real pleasure to observe those rare birds and the care they receive. Perhaps you will return sometime in the future to James Tymon cottage and you can be assured of a very warm welcome.
25 Sep 2013
"Home away from home"
When we booked the cottage on the internet, we already thougth, how beautiful and cosy the house looked like, and when we came, it absolutely exceeded our expectations. What a sweet cottage! You`ll have everything you need for holidays. The house is well equipped with everything, that makes a holiday feel good. Nice books to read, brochures and information about sights in the surrounding, board games and DVD`s . And: turf! We were not experienced to use turf bricks for fire: it`s wonderful!The house is very tidy and the garden overwhelming. It`s settled between meadows, a river and woods. Peaceful.
But it is the good maintaining and caretaking of the owner, which makes the cottage unique and special. For example: We were welcomed with delicious things like applecake, wine, juice and so, and tea was ready for us. Kieran also gave us ideas of what to do and to see, and was very helpful in organising our further trip. We hope, to come back
Thank you for such a generous and thoughtful review. I am really pleased you found the cottage matched your expectations especially as you had travelled so far to get here. I try to provide all that is needed to make a stay at the cottage both enjoyable and relaxing. Your enthusism and interest in the history of the cottage was very welcome.
It was wonderful meeting you and your family and I am sure you will have fond memories of your visit to Ireland for a long time to come. Until the next time - auf widersehen.
13 Sep 2013
"very comfortable ,secure and so peaceful and stunning views"
we as a family would highly recommend the James Tymon cottage its ideal for all age groups . the cottage is very comfortable and clean well looked after .the views are breathtaking the acres of land a… More
Thank you for taking the time to review James Tymon cottage. It was a great pleasure meeting you and your family. I am very pleased you all enjoyed the cottage and grounds so much. You can really get away from it all on the paths and trails through the fields and by the river with only the sound of bird life to accompany you. As you said it's ideal for all age groups and especially for those with children and pets with lots to explore. With the peace and quiet it can be difficult to believe the village is only 1km away.
I am looking forward to having you return to the cottage in 2014. Best wishes until then.
9 Jul 2013
"James Tymon Cottage, a gem in self-catering lodging."
Every aspect of renting this cottage was first rate: from contact to payment to directions and arrival. Our gracious host and owner, Kieran Ruane, met us and provided an excellent tour of the property… More
Your thoughtful and generous comments are very much appreciated and I am delighted the cottage added to the enjoyment of your holiday particularly that it was well stocked with all the utensils etc that you needed.I try to provide everything one needs for a stay in the cottage not just the bare necessities. As you found the local village is only a short walk away on a local rural road and is well catered for with a supermarket,pubs,hardware fuel station,post office and the Coleman music centre.Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review and I hope I will see both of you back at the cottage sometime in the future.
7 May 2013
"Look no further this cottage is superb, you will not be disappointed!"
What a find! An excellent warm welcoming cottage superbly located for touring this idylic part of Ireland. The cottages extensive lands were a gem for our Hungarian Vizsla who never tired of chasing h… More
It was a great pleasure having you and your family stay at the cottage. I am very pleased you found it such a good base from which to discover this part of Ireland. As you have found for those with pets the cottage grounds and paths have great appeal. Thank you for your kind remarks and I hope to see you all again in the not too distant future.
1 May 2013
"Search no further !"
I expect that anyone who gets as far as reading this review is considering renting the cottage. Well, save yourself a lot of further eye strain and book it.
There's no point in me repeating what others have already written, which is all true and which I wholeheartedly endorse. What I will add to the previous reviews is that the course fishing in the area is equal to the superb accommodation .
Whether you fish on Lough Gara or the Lung river, they're both full of fish !
So what more could anyone wish for? The very best appointed cottage and arguably, the fishing of a lifetime. A rare and valuable combination !
Finally. If you run short of anything the Supermarket, which is only a 5 minute drive away, stocks just about everything you'll need.
Thank you for your warm endorsement. I am delighted your holiday was all you hoped it would be and that the cottage added to that enjoyment. You have discovered like other guests that some of the best coarse fishing in Ireland is all close at hand. looking forward to having you back at the cottage in the near future.
31 Mar 2013
"Exceptional in every way"
We stayed at James Tymon Farmhouse with our two young kids and our big red and white setter. We all fell in love with the place. Kieran's welcome was warm and the cottage is immaculate and fully … More
I am delighted you and your family had such a good stay at James Tymon cottage. It was a real pleasure meeting you all.
The walks through the land and by the river are a particular favourite of most guests. Forest park in Boyle is a real gem with its beautiful lake, lots of walks a nice cafe and only a few miles from the cottage.
Thank you for your very positive review and I hope to see you all back at the cottage in the not too distant future.
13 Mar 2013
"Amazing perfect cottage, Kieran is great. So clean, all you need and personal touches fantastic. Highly recommend"
I stayed at the cottage for a weekend with my husband, sister, brother-in-law, niece and my 2 labradors. Kieran welcomed us to his amazing cottage and grounds, just so perfect. In advance Kieran kind… More
Thank you so much for your kind comments about my cottage and for taking the time and trouble to post a review. Its very satisfying to know that you and your family had such a wonderful stay at the cottage. looking forward to having you back at James Tymons cottage in the near future.
18 Jan 2013
"Best Cottage Experience"
We booked James Tymon farmhouse for 3 nights and ended up staying an extra night because we didn't want to leave. Kieran was so helpful, providing us driving directions and was there to greet us… More
It was a pleasure having you both stay at the cottage and your comments about your experience are greatly appreciated. The spacious grounds and paths are certainly welcomed by visitors and their pets. Looking forward to having you both return in the near future.
12 Oct 2012
"A Lovely Cottage, a real Home from Home in a Perfect Location"
We had a wonderful holiday at James Tymon Cottage. The cottage is without doubt the best holiday home we have ever stayed in. It was an added bonus that electricity and heating was included in the rental price, also an unlimited use of peat for the fires, so there was no extra charge to pay at the end of our stay.
When viewing the internet pictures, it is not possible to appreciate the charm and extent of what this property has to offer, it by far exceeded all our expectations, in every possible aspect.
The facilities and cleanliness in the property are second to none. On arrival we were met by Kieran, the owner, a peat fire burning in the sitting room and one in the dining room arger. A chilled bottle of wine in the fridge and a homemade apple pie along with tea, coffee and milk. A really warm and much appreciated welcome after a long journey with our 2 dogs.
The location of the property is perfect, being in a quiet rural area, a 15 min walk to Gurteen town with pubs, entertainment and local supermarket, also just a short drive from the busy towns of Ballyhunis, Ballymote and Charstown, all with many places to eat and drink and all with a wealth of traditional Irish entertainment. Sligo is very central and within easy reach of Rosscommon, Mayo, Galway and Donnegal.
I can only say that for us, the cottage, the location, the homeliness, the cleanliness, the outstanding facilities in the cottage and the surrounding walks and fields, made it a perfect holiday for Barry and I, and also for our 2 dogs Sally and Bailey.
We will most definately be back early 2013.
Margaret and Barry Didham (and Sally and Bailey)
Thank you for your warm and generous comments about your stay at James Tymon cottage. I am very pleased it met with your expectations as in my opinion accomodation is such a major part of ones holiday. Having the benefit of space with 30 acres of grounds but yet within walking distance of the village of Gurteen makes it an ideal base. As you pointed out it is well located for touring and exploring not only Co Sligo but also the neighbouring counties of Galway Mayo Donegal and Roscommon.
I very much look forward to welcoming you all back to the cottage in the near future.