James Tymon selfcatering
About the home
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, 39km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|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 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake / river|
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 Stanley 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.
*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.
*House trained pets are welcome.
*Our house is a non smoking one, we request guests smoke outside.
*20% of rental rate required to secure booking.
*Remainder due 8 weeks prior to commencement of rental period.
The North West Ireland / County Sligo 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.
The Gurteen area
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.
How to get there
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Fly to Knock international airport (knockairport.com) its approximately 40 minutes from our cottage. The airport is serviced by budget airlines such as Ryan air (ryanair.com) bmibaby(bmibaby.com).
Car hire available from Hertz (hertz.ie), Avis (avis.ie) and Caseys (caseycar.com).
Irish Ferries (irishferries.com) and Stena Line (stenaline.co.uk) operate numerous daily sailings between the UK and Ireland.
I will provide full and clear directions to our cottage from any place in Ireland.
Activities near Gurteen
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
07 May 2013
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... 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... more
01 May 2013
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
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... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|January to March 2013||5 Jan 13||2 Mar 13||€ 275||€ 60||€ 65||3 Nights|
|March to April 2013||2 Mar 13||27 Apr 13||€ 335||€ 70||€ 75||3 Nights|
|April to june 2013||27 Apr 13||29 Jun 13||€ 355||€ 75||€ 80||3 Nights|
|June to August 2013||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||€ 450||€ 85||€ 90||3 Nights|
|August to September 2013||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||€ 355||€ 75||€ 80||3 Nights|
|September to November2013||28 Sep 13||2 Nov 13||€ 335||€ 70||€ 75||3 Nights|
|November to December||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||€ 275||€ 60||€ 65||3 Nights|
|Christmas /New year 2013||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||€ 355||€ 75||€ 80||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Your pet (or pets) are welcome for free.
There are no other costs whatsoever.
All heating,electricity, linen and towels are included (Including unlimited turf for both the open fire and Stanley stove)
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