Castleblayney holiday cottage rental with internet access, golf, walking and fireplace

85 reviews

From the owner

  • Cottage
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

From the owner

At Muckno Lodge we pride ourselves on providing charming and luxurious 4 Star Failte Ireland approved Self Catering accommodation nestled within the beautiful countryside of Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.

Boasting private lake views and located right beside tranquil Lough Muckno, a favourite of keen course anglers, and the popular Concra Wood 18 hole Championship Golf Course Golf Club, guests can look forward to a warm welcome and relaxing lakeside and countryside break at Muckno Lodge.

We have two cottages:

- A large spacious 5 bedroom, newly renovated original Bath Estate Stone cottage dating back to 1869, caters for up to 10 guests.

- A 1 bedroom Lakeside apartment next door, which can cater for up to 3 guests.

- Cottages can be booked separate or together for larger parties.

Visitors will experience a little bit of Irish history during their stay, as Muckno Lodge was originally a game keepers cottage built on the Bath Estate in 1869 during the Plantations.

Although fully restored, Muckno Lodge has retained it's original charm with features such as the old stone exterior which has been restored, and the Bath Estate Coat of Arms above the door.

One of the most charming aspects of the accommodation however is the traditional open-hearth fireplace featuring the old skillet pot hanging from a traditional old-style crane which has been fully restored.

Guests will enjoy a modern, spacious dining and living area, decorated in beautiful teal shades reflecting the view out onto your own private lake.

The kitchen and utility has all mod cons including microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer.

The living room has TV & DVD Player and a traditional Wood Burning stove surrounded by a cosy stone fireplace.

Muckno Lodge boasts 5 spacious bedrooms, three double rooms, one with a disability friendly ensuite on the ground floor and two twin single rooms. For convenience one hairdryer is supplied for guests.

There is one downstairs WC and bathroom upstairs.

Keen anglers, golfers and water sports enthuaists will also appreciate the wet gear storage facilities in the outhouse which also includes a fridge for fresh bait.

Guests, both adults and kids alike, will also have lots of fun competing against each other in our separate Games Room which boasts a Pool Table and Air Hockey Table as well as some oldie but goodie Board games.

Free WIFI also available.

Outside we have a spacious patio area with beautiful scenery of your own private lake and the Co. Monaghan countryside.

In addition to Lough Muckno and Concra Wood Golf and Country Club, there is a wide range of leisure and entertainment facilities nearby, including water-sports, paint-balling, go-karting, spa & wellness centre to name a few. There is also a selection of excellent restaurants and bars in nearby Castleblayney town.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: King Bed
  • Bedroom 3: King Bed
  • Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
  • Bedroom 5: 2 Single Beds
  • 2 Family bathrooms, 1 Toilet Only


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome


  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

We will be there for you our guest as much or as little as you want us to be :) We will meet you on arrival to provide you with the keys, show you around and answer any questions you may have about your stay or suggestions of what to see or do. We will also be available throughout your stay should you need us - just give us a call :)



Cancellation policy

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

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No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

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Check in: 16:00 Check out: 12:00
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No smoking at this property

About the owner

Fiona M.
Average reply time:
1 hour 32 minutes

Calendar updated:
02 Dec 2021

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 15 Nov 2011. Located in County Monaghan, it has 85 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £877.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 02 Dec 2021.


85 reviews
Very Good

Highly recommend
Aug 2021

I stayed her for a family celebration and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough. It is a modern fresh space but they have kept some of the traditional features of the cottage. If you’re lo… More 

Reviewed 7 Sep 2021


Fab house
Sep 2021

Had a wonderful time in this beautiful house. Had everything you could wish for and lots of space for a large group. Set in beautiful countryside. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed 7 Sep 2021


A perfect slice of Irish paradise
Aug 2021

As a group of 5 fishing friends this was our 12th year of visiting castleblayney. Immediately upon arrival we were blown away by the amazing accommodation. The lodge is simply beautiful along with th… More 

Reviewed 3 Sep 2021

Monaghan, Ireland

If I could give more stars I would!
Jun 2021

Fiona and her husband were the most amazing hosts. We held our wedding reception here and every one of our guests loved the house, facilities and atmosphere. Beautiful house and location! We really co… More 

Reviewed 10 Jun 2021

Owner's reply:
Awww thank you so much for the lovely review Nicola, it was our absolute pleasure
Dublin, Ireland

Perfect cottage and venue
Apr 2021

Fiona and the Muckno Lodge came to our rescue and became the venue for our micro wedding reception when the original hotel cancelled. Fiona and her family were incredibly helpful, during what was a st… More 

Reviewed 21 Apr 2021

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