£156 / night
Price for guests, Nights

36 River Valley, Ballyconnell, County Cavan – Home 6367121 Log cabin

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

36 River Valley, Ballyconnell, County Cavan – Home 6367121

  • Log cabin
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Located in the Irish Lake District on the Leitrim / Cavan border, our luxury log cabins enjoy an idyllic setting in mature pine forest on the banks of the Woodford River some 7km south of the market town of Ballyconnell. The location enjoys fantastic amenities for angling, walking, adventuring, caving and many other outdoor pursuits. For the less adventurous the chalets offer a wonderful relaxing environment with only the sound of birdsong and occasional children's laughter


Far from the madding crowd, our cabins are ideally suited for couples and families wanting to get away from it all and enjoy peace and quiet as they occupy an idyllic setting deep in the forest. Situated on the banks of the Woodford River the surrounding woodland is home to rare plant species and an abundance of wildlife. Our cabins make the most of their picturesque setting, affording peaceful woodland views and individual privacy. The cabins are equipped with everything you will need for a fantastic holiday, and the attention to the small details of design and finish are evident throughout.

The cabins are fully fitted with all modern conveniences including ceramic hob cooker and fan-oven, fridge/freezer, microwave oven, dish-washer, coffee machine washing machine, satellite TV (Sky Freeview), CD / Blueray player, extensive library of various books and children's books and luxury spa bath. High quality bed linen and towels are provided.

The cabins can easily accommodate three couples in three bedrooms, three bathrooms (one en suite). Space to park three cars at each cabin. The cabins and balconies are totally non-smoking.

Please note that the cabins are suitable for couples and family groups wanting peace and quiet with a maximum occupancy of 6 adults and two additional young children.

We do not accept bookings from groups of unsupervised teenagers nor do we rent the property for "parties" and any misleading bookings for same will be cancelled on arrival.

Dogs are welcome but we do limit this to two.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
  • 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suite


  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Deck
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

We always welcome guests and show them around the cabin explaining the central heating and other aspects and give information on places to eat and to visit. We also would be on hand at check out. We expect guests to adhere to the terms of the booking contract which includes a no smoking policy and compliance with the complex rules which includes restrictions on late night noise and "parties". We do not let the cabins to groups of unsupervised teenagers nor for "drinking parties" and any misleading bookings for such will be cancelled without refund on arrival.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
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

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 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

House rules

This is a quiet location and as such the property is suitable for families and up to three couples (a maximum legal occupancy of six people) wishing to enjoy the peace and quiet of the location.

We do not rent the property for groups of teenagers or for "parties" and will refuse admission if bookings are made with the intention to mislead in the latter case.

We allow a maximum of two well behaved dogs accompanying guests.


About the owner

Colin A.
Average reply time:
2 hours 42 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
23 Oct 2020
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Log cabin has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 31 Mar 2015. Located in County Cavan, it has 47 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £779 to £1091.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 23 Oct 2020.


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Guest reviews

47 reviews

Very Good

“Wanted to go home like a bat out of hell”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2020

Our stay was completely ruined by a nest of bats also sharing our lodge with us. When we contacted the owner he was completely dismissive and patronising. When we finally got them out by ourselves, we were still on edge the whole stay. In addition the water is dark brown and only one shower had hot water every now and again meaning if you wanted to wash you had to have a bath in muck. Whilst the jacuzzi looks gorgeous it is by no means relaxing in reality. A door handle also came off in my 18mth olds hand and hit her on the head. The lodge from the outside and surrounding area is undeniably beautiful but inside it is dated and far from a peaceful get away. Whilst other reviews may be excellent I can honestly say this was one of the worse stays I’ve had. I never ever write bad reviews and actually hate when people nit pick about places or properties but I would avoid this place at all costs.

Owner's reply: You booked for 2 adults and three children but turned up with an additional 2 adults against all advertised booking policies.  We made no comment. Firstly, the cabin is located in a forest, the home to a number of bird species, owls, red squirrels, pine martens and small bats and thus it is not impossible for one or more to enter the cabin.  As the cabin had been sealed for 48 hours before your arrival (Covid) it is self-evident that by your leaving doors and windows open at dusk you allowed the tiny bats to fly in, which you later trapped by closing the doors and windows.  We were not dismissive and had no idea from your phone call that you needed us to travel to the cabin. You were told on arrival that the hot water was on a timer and could be augmented at any time by simply pressing a button and these simple instructions are on the wall of the utility room, equally the electric shower would have hot water at any time.  Thus, your comment about shortage of hot water is total nonsense, and as you left 29 wet towels on the floor of the utility room, your claim is also implausible.  You were also told that the water was coloured due to peat although perfectly adequate for bathing having no detrimental chemical or bacteriological content.  For drinking 10 litres of bottled water was provided. When our cleaners arrived 48 hours after your scheduled departure (Covid) they found the doors unlocked, lights on inside and out, large items of rubbish left around the cabin and an appalling mess inside. We rarely have had the cabin left in such a bad condition that it took over 5 hours to clean instead of the normal 3 hours.  In addition we found that you had broken two toilet seats, broken the jacuzzi shower attachment, broken the shower pull-cord, broken door handles, broken crockery, lost parts from board games, pulled curtains off rails, burnt a barbecue instrument and that your “well behaved dog” had urinated on many of the rugs.  Also, for some reason best known to yourselves, you had switched off the fridge freezer which had defrosted leaving a large puddle of water on the floor. Log cabins are “old fashioned” and that is the point - they are meant to be and this is what most people love about it – the peace and quiet and being close to nature.   The cabin is exactly as shown in the photographs on the website and if you wanted “modern” a log cabin in a forest in the country is not a place you should have booked.     

“The perfect log cabin experience”

Reviewed 6 Sep 2019

Me an my family stayed in 36 river valley log cabin in august an it was the perfect place to stay the cabin is loaded with everything u will need for a comfortable stay an we wer greeted by Colin the owner who was very nice an told us all info on the local area of wer to go an wat to do, there is fishing on the doorstep!!!!, he even left a bottle of procecco in the fridge an some chocolates on the table which the kids loved, it was really comfortable with plenty of space an was very clean and tidy, we will defiantly be staying here again in the future

“A good place in a good setting”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2019

It was absolutely brilliant. However, there were some downfalls such as no coverage or wifi, but then again it was good to escape social media

“Family break”

Reviewed 24 Aug 2019

Great time had by all lovely clean cabin, the owners have thought of everything you could possibly need. Fantastic location beside the river.we will definitely be returning

“Relaxing week away!”

Reviewed 14 Jul 2019

Just returned from a very relaxing week at 36 River Valley and this was definitely a home away from home. It was spotlessly clean and there were lots of extras to make the stay even more comfortable. We will definitely return as it is such a relaxing spot. It was heaven each morning to sit and have coffee listening to the sounds of the local wildlife. Thank you Colin for everything!

“Log Cabin”

Reviewed 4 Jul 2019

A great place to relax and wind down. Very comfortable and well equipped. Has all that you could need

“Peaceful log cabin experience”

Reviewed 12 Nov 2018

This is the prefect place to stay if you are looking for peace and quiet and to be away from the buzz of real life. I would highly recommend it. The cabin was spotless and with so much care and attent… More

“36 River Valley Log Cabins Co Cavan”

Reviewed 17 Aug 2018

This is a wonderful place to stay. My husband and our two teenage boys stayed for 4 days with our dog. The cabin has great facilities such as a dishwasher, washing machine, sky free view, hair dryer… More

“You don’t know what you’re missing!!!”

Reviewed 24 Jun 2018

Just returned from our second visit to 36 River Valley Ballyconnell. And I can definitely say it won’t be our last! We were greeted on arrival by Bernie who gave us a very warm welcome, as Colin… More

“Most relaxing”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2018

Excellent accommodation, spacious and very clean. I would certainly recommend this place to friends and family.

Review 1-10 of 47


How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Colin (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Colin (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Colin (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Colin the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Colin (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Colin (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Colin (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Colin (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Colin (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Colin (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

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.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Colin (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Colin (the owner) a message.

If Colin (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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