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Excellent 5/5 Score from 23 reviews

James Tymon selfcatering

from £29 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5 Score from 23 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

from £29 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Excludes fees (if applicable). Enter your dates to see the total cost.

View of cottage from bottom of garden with barn to left and old stone buildings to rear.

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

James Tymons late19th century cottage with its cowbire and old stone out buildings is a haven of tranquillity yet only 1km from the bustling village of Gurteen. It nestles in 30 acres of stone walled fields.

We have many prepared tracks leading from the house by the river and through the trees to the fields and meadows beyond, ideal for quiet walks and relaxation after returning from exploring the wonderful and varied landscape of Yeats country or attractions such as Eagles flying in the Raptor research centre and farmers market in Boyle. Check out our website tymons cottage west for special offers.

In the evenings relax as we do with turf fires in the living room or stroll to the village to enjoy traditional Irish music in the local pubs (this is the heart of traditional Irish music). Our garden furniture and BBQ are ideal for those lazy sunny evenings. Stay with us and discover why our guests return again and again.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Strandhill 39 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Knock International airport 37 km, Nearest railway: Ballymote 11 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

*Our living room contains a good selection of books and plenty of games not to mention a cosy open fire with unlimited turf.

* We have satalite TV a DVD player and a selection of movies.

*We have a nestor martin stove in the dining room. We provide all the fuel.

*We also provide a cot, high chair and a stair gate for our younger guests.

Further details outdoors

*We provide turf (peat) for the open fire and stove free. The fuel is stored in one of our sheds.

*The property has gates which can be closed If you so wish.

*We have gardens to the front and side of the house.

*Unlimited access to all of the land and most of the buildings.

*Prepared and mowed paths lead from around the house by the river and up through the trees and stone walls to the fields and meadows beyond.

There is no charge for bringing your pets and they will just love the space to play and run.

Further details

How about getting away from it all in our cosy cottage over Christmas or the New year.

Unlimited turf and timber supplied for our stove and open fire.Start your Christmas holiday on any day and at any time you wish.

*We provide a welcome pack and we meet all our guests on arrival.

*Our caretaker lives close by.

*We have garden furniture ideal for eating out or just relaxing in the sunshine.

About this location

The Western Ireland region

The rugged landscape is steeped in history. Many of the caves and passage tombs in the surrounding hills are linked with Irish myth and legend. This is ideal country for the outdoor enthusiast.Enjoy hillwalking in the nearby hills and closer to home feel free to ramble the stone walled fields of the farm.

The Oranmore river forms a picturesque backdrop to the land which is dotted with many mature chestnut and beech trees. Lough Gara with its Crannogs (lake dwellings) dating back to 1000bc is close by.The town of Boyle with its impressive ruined Abbey and weekly farmers market is 16km away Ballymote with its ruined Norman castle is a major centre for angling and also has a golf course.

There are megalithic tombs at Carrowkeel in the Bricklieve mountains close to the caves of Kesh which has wonderful views from its summit. Wonderful beaches at Strandhill Rosses point and Mullaghmore.


Gurteen is a Mecca for traditional Irish music. The Coleman centre in the village hosts weekly events and a music festival every summer. The friendly local pubs also have regular music sessions. Two of the pubs also serve food. The villagers and visitors are well catered for with a supermarket, post office, petrol station,a hotel.and a pharmacy.

The neighbouring towns host numerous festivals throughout the summer months while Boyle has an Arts festival in July. Close by visit the Irish Raptor centre and watch these marvellous eagles in action. Gilligans world is a great day out for the young ones.

See Yeats " lake Isle of Innisfree",visit historic Lissadel house and King house or take scenic drives through the curlew mountains and marvel at Wynnes view.

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6 Oct 2014


"A treat for me the hubby and our dog"

We decided to spend a week in Ireland at the end of August to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The house was stunning with so much character and lots of original features. Sadly for us the weather w… More

I'm really pleased the cottage met your expectations especially as it was an important anniversary. I'ts important to me that the cottage and farm buildings retain their original character.You were a little unlucky with the weather but it gave you the excuse to have a few turf fires in the stove and open fire. The beds are certainly higher than modern beds but thats because as you know the bed frames are original to the cottage.Thank you both for taking the time to write such a positive review of the cottage and perhaps one day you may return and if you do you will certainly receive a very warm welcome.

28 Sep 2014


"Character & Comfort"

A lovely place to stay, both in the cottage & its surroundings. Kieran is a great host & the cottage has everything you could need for a comfortable & enjoyable visit. We were very lucky to have had g… More

it was a real pleasure having you both stay at the cottage and to know that you enjoyed the house and its grounds is very satisfying. Eating outside on the grounds or down by the river is very enjoyable but particularly as you say this summer and autumn when the weather has been so settled.
I look forward to having you both back again at James Tymon cottage some time in the future. Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review.

26 Aug 2014


"Idyllic cotttage and location"

James Tymon Cottage. Gorteen. Co. Sligo

As a Corporate Travel agent my most important criteria in choosing accommodation is accurate description of both property and location.

This traditional cottage more than met the criteria. It is a beautifully appointed two bed- roomed property tastefully decorated and furnished and just located far enough not to hear any main road traffic without being isolated.

My wife who (incidentally found this cottage) and I were more than
pleased with our stay walking our dogs on the thirty acres of fields, wooded areas and grassed paths on which this cottage sits, bordered by a small river teeming with wild brown trout, a joy for any angler.

We appreciated the warm and generous welcome, the abundant wildlife
swallows nesting in the barn, kingfisher on the river, a hare in a field, and bats in the evening.

The location of the cottage is ideal, very peaceful yet well situated to explore this lovely area of Co. Sligo, we found lots of places to see and explore, too many for our first visit.

It is with great pleasure that I write this acknowledgement having just read your wonderful and descriptive review of your stay at James Tymon cottage.It is very pleasing to know that the cottage,lands,river and wildlife added so much to your holiday.Hopefully you will both return to the cottage one day where a very warm welcome awaits you.

19 Jul 2014


"excellent cottage and great central location"

Stayed at this cottage for two weeks in July, very clean and comfortable, has everything you could need from a well equipped kitchen to very comfortable beds, the grounds around the cottage have been … More

I am delighted you took the time and effort to write such a thoughtful review of my cottage. Your comments about the house and its facilities are much appreciated. The walks around the farm especially along by the river are relaxing and as you found one can happen upon wildlife if you are watchful and what a joy that is. I hope to see you and the family back again at James Tymon cottage sometime in the future. All the best till then.

31 Mar 2014


"What a gem!"

Stayed for four nights, wished we could have stayed longer. Amazing cottage, very welcoming and one of the best equipped cottages we have stayed in. Lots of lovely treats and stunning log burner to we… More

It was a great pleasure meeting you all and I am very happy that the cottage was all that you hoped it would be. After you left such wonderful comments in my guest book at the cottage I didn't expect that you would go to all the extra trouble of writing a review on Trip Advisor. It was a very pleasant surprise to be told you had done just that. With many thanks for your generous comments may I say I look forward to meeting you back at the cottage again in the not too distant future.
best wishes,

Kieran Ruane.

18 Mar 2014


"A Birthday Present"

This was a birthday present for my sister who wanted to stay in Ireland on St Patrick's day before her birthday.She was not disappointed we had a lovely time. The cottage is a real gem and home f… More

I am delighted you both had an enjoyable experience at the cottage particularly as it was your first visit to Ireland.Thank you for your kind comments on the comfortable beds, the selection of books and the peat fires. Really pleased you took advantage of the walks on the land. It is certainly lovely and peaceful along by the river. I look forward to seeing you both back at the cottage again sometime in the future.


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.

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      • 6 Years listed

      95% Response rate

      Calendar last updated:13 Apr 2015

      Based in Ireland

      Languages spoken
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      +353 (0) 87 2456 928

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