£150 / night
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Herdsman's House Self-Catering – Home 238328 Farmhouse

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Herdsman's House Self-Catering – Home 238328

  • Farmhouse
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 30 reviews

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Farmhouse / 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Experience the vacation of a lifetime in our stunning holiday farmhouse perfectly located in Ireland's magical northwest. Have a great activity holiday or just relax and enjoy the natural beauty surrounding you. This holiday home has a unique 40 foot lounge/reception area with superior views of Sligo Bay, Raghly Harbour, and Queen Maeve's cairn. Large, new spacious fitted kitchen. Two bathrooms and four double bedrooms- three rooms with bay windows facing the sea. Free Wireless Internet access and TV/DVD player. An Art and Games Room is adjacent to house with free pool and air hockey tables, art supplies, and board games. Large front and side garden and lawns. Outdoor furniture and barbeque. Locked storage shed available for bicycles, surfboards, fishing rods, golf clubs, boats, etc. Private access to lands where Barnacle Geese and migrating birds are plentiful from October to April. Our friendliness and hospitality will make this your home away from home.

Further details indoors

• All ground floor rooms
• Four large double bedrooms:
3 large rooms with bay windows facing Sligo Bay
4th double room is en-suite
• 100% cotton sheets on all beds
* Face, Hand and Bath Towels per person
Cot and highchair are available on request
• Two bathrooms:
one en-suite with walk-in shower/wet room, basin, WC
main bathroom with bathtub; separate walk-in shower/wet room, basin and WC.
• Unique 40 foot lounge boasting large windows throughout with solid maple wood flooring, where you can sit and relax looking out
at the sea and mountains. This amazing room has the feel of relaxation.
• Bright, new spacious fitted kitchen with all mod cons

Free, Unlimited Wireless Internet access. 32 inch colour television; DVD; CD/Radio; selection of DVDs.
A bright Art and Games Room is adjacent to house. The pool and air hockey tables will provide good entertainment for those rainy days. An art table with some art supplies can offer another diversion. There is a selection of card and board games. There is a small selection of children's bicycles available (protective gear not included).

We are sorry we cannot accept pets.

Zoned, oil central heating throughout with individual radiator controls in each room. Additional heating with solid fuel stove (briquets and wood only - no coal). (A starter pack is included for the winter months only). Electricity and water are included in rent. Oil is on a metered system which is read on arrival and departure. There is a 100 euro cash cleaning/damage deposit due on arrival. This is usually returned on departure after the house is checked. Please allow 15-20 minutes before departure for the house check.

Large front lawn and garden. On the lounge/kitchen side of the house there is a secure, lawned play area for children. Old cobbled driveway with parking for 3-4 cars. Cobbled veranda with outdoor furniture. A barbeque is available for fresh lobster, crab meat, or whatever you fancy.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Safe
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Mary C.
Average reply time:
1 hour 15 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
14 Oct 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Farmhouse has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 18 Jun 2012. Located in Ballinfull, it has 30 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £599 to £600.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 14 Oct 2019.


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Guest reviews

30 reviews

Very Good

“Treated Like Family”

Reviewed 3 Aug 2013

I was looking forward to our stay at Herdsman's House, not only because of the wonderful pictures and description on their website, but also because of Mary's friendly and prompt responses to my pre-visit emails and questions. And we were not disappointed in any regard. The house and surrounding area are beautiful - everything promised and so much more. Whether we were busy sightseeing in nearby Sligo and Donegal, or taking a day off relaxing at the cottage, exploring the "neighborhood" and enjoying the game room, we loved every moment of our stay. Ireland has many wonderful self-catering rentals, but Mary and Des and their two beautiful, talented children make Herdsman's House the best by far in my opinion. This was our fourth self-catering experience in Ireland, and while the other cottages and owners were all excellent in their own right, the Carways are very special people. When my husband needed treatment for a minor medical emergency, Mary and Des helped us obtain the necessary care and provided moral support throughout. Although he felt much better the next day, he decided to stay at Herdsman's House and take it easy while the rest of us went on an outting. Mary and Des dropped by to see how he was doing, and took him for a short ride out to scenic Mullaghmore where their young son was sailing. That was only one of their many kindnesses. We were greeted with milk and cookies on our arrival, and fresh Irish soda bread the day of our departure. And Des provided a guided tour of the fairy fort just up the road. Given the opportunity, we will visit Herdsman's House again, and encourage others to do so as well. You won't regret it.


Reviewed 24 Sep 2012

mr carway was helpful and friendly but i was very dissapointed that there was no bikes, boats. etc which was in the addvert and was then charged 90 euro on top of the rent for gas when i left.i couldnt believe it after i was told u get this back,we left the house clean and no damages.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your comments regarding our friendliness and helpfulness. We are sorry that the available bicycles did not meet your needs. It is regrettable that a lot of time was spent trying to have your car repaired and missed some opportunities for a boat trip. Unfortunately we have to charge for heating oil, as is outlined on our website. On guests' arrival, we explain the radiator controls, time clock and read the oil meter. Everyone's need for heat varies. If the heat is on day and night, some people might consider it expensive. Thank you for staying with us and your kind comments.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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If Mary (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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