Esker holiday house to let with jacuzzi/hot tub, internet access and balcony/terrace and walking

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House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 Home 109419

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House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

***New to Market ***

Riverside House is a Bord Failte approved 4* rated, stunning 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom hideaway luxury house, with a private water front garden on the banks of the River Shannon. Riverside House has everything you need to relax, rest and retreat. It is the perfect get away for those who want privacy, freedom and luxury too. This luxury holiday home may yet cause Bord Failte to revise its 4* rating system.

Riverside house is all about space while still retaining that intimate feeling, as the 6 bedrooms are spread over 3 floors. It is ideal for a number of families or a group of people coming to stay, who want to holiday together in the same property. There is a floor area of 3,200 sq. ft. to enjoy, with a superb terrace and BBQ area. This compliments a beautifully landscaped garden so finding your own space will never be a problem.

To make your stay a special one Riverside House has luxuries such as a Jacuzzi, a full size pool table, 42” plasma TV, DVD's, Hi speed internet access (free of charge), a karaoke machine, and a bookcase full of good reading. The children are not forgotten either, they have their own indoor playroom complete with toys and books.

This holiday home is both child and pet friendly. With gardens that are enclosed with timber fencing. The entrance gate and gateway to the private jetty are both electrically controlled and fitted with intercoms, making this property both secure, private and safe for families with young children.

Set in the heart of the Irish midlands, just 3km. outside of the picturesque village of Banagher,

Co Offaly, boating and fishing facilities are literally on your door step. Riverside House is also perfect to explore the West of Ireland, from Clonmacnoise where monks knelt in prayer to the traditional festivals of county Clare and the majesty of Lough Derg to the bohemian bustle of Galway City, the lunar landscape of the Burren and the sweet mauve hills of Connemara.

If you want to bring your family, your friends or even yourself on a dream holiday in a dream home, call us now to see how we can help make your dream come true.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Shannon 80 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (4), Single beds (4), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

# Six bathrooms (four are en suite)

# Two living rooms with open fires

# Kids' playroom

# Games room

# Karaoke machine, 42’’ plasma TV and bar in 2nd lounge

# Sky TV package included

# Books, DVDs and CDs provided

Further details outdoors

# Glass walled terrace with child-safety gate & uninterrupted views of the River Shannon

# Electric front gates

# External lighting

# Garden furniture (Large extending table with four chairs & picnic table)

# Back garden leads down to private jetty

# Fountain

# Patio heater

Childrens activity centre, in rear garden.

The Western Ireland region

North-west of Banagher, on the Connaught side of the river is the site of the monastic establishment of Clonfert, with the more famous Clonmacnoise a short distance further north. Clonmacnoise, an early Christian site founded in the mid-6th century includes the ruins of a cathedral, seven churches, two round towers, three high crosses and the largest collection of Early Christian graveslabs in Western Europe.

Birr Castle, home to Lord and Lady Rosse and their family, is also home to Ireland's Historic Science Centre, The Great Telescope and demesne. Cloghan Castle is located between Gort and Loughrea, just outside the village of Kilchreest in Co. Galway.

The Slieve Bloom mountains is made up of forests, blanket bogs that are unique to Ireland, interspersed with hidden valleys of great character, and interest to the nature lovers.

The Shannon Regional Fisheries Board offers extensive game, coarse, pike and sea angling guides, describing the hundreds of fisheries located in the region.


Banagher is a scenic and charming Shannon-side village with an impressive history. As one of the few crossing points on the Shannon between the provinces of Leinster and Connaught, the village of Banagher held an important military strategic position. Any army that wanted to cross the river had few choices: Banagher, Athlone, Shannonbridge or Portumna. As a result numerous castles, forts and Martello towers dot the surrounding landscape.

Corrigans “The Corner House” Public House, located in the centre of the town, is a traditional Irish family-run pub. Flynns Bar & Lounge is a family-run pub serving food and drink and also has live music at weekends.

Birr Golf Club (18 hole golf course, Par 70) and Esker Hills Golf Club are both nearby. The River Queen, a fully licensed fifty-four seat cruiser which sails the river Shannon on a one and a half hour cruise, sails daily from Shannonbridge.

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26 Jul 2015


"Excellent weekend in lovely house and garden on the river Shannon with great facilities for children and adults."

My family and I enjoyed our sunny weekend in this spacious, well equipped house by the River Shannon. The playroom, snooker and activity room, and garden with swings,slides, football area and fishing boat and slipway to the river area provided lots of facilities for children and adults. We visited Birr Castle with its famous telescope, beautiful grounds and lake and play area and cafe. Also, nearby we explored the historic Abbey and visitor centre at Clonmacnoise which is located right beside the Shannon. I particularly enjoyed sitting on the house balcony looking at the river, countryside and glorious sunsets.

Thank you Ursula for your review,great that you all enjoyed your stay at Riverside Paradise.Nice to you got to visit some of the many local attractions near Riverside Paradise.We look forward to meeting you all again. Peter & Pat Downey

6 Jul 2015


"A week of non stop entertainment, in a wonderful house and amazing grounds"

We were met on the first day by a kind lady who showed us around the house and gardens. A complimentary white and red bottles of wine were left on the kitchen table with an inviting message from Peter. The house was amazing, we had 11 adults, 6 kids and 2 infants, so it was a large group of extended family members. All were accommodated very comfortably and at times during our stay we had to go looking for people as the house had two living rooms, a games room, a kids play room and a very large kitchen & untilty room. The house and it's contents were to a very high standard and each room in the house was fully equipped with everything you needed and more. Even on the last day we were find new things about the house and its contents which was unreal. We stayed for a full week and hired a bouncy castle for the kids. We did leave the house, only to get shopping, as there was so much to entertain us at the house. We played rounders, football, water fight, sports day, bowling, fishing, boat rides, and a nature walk and playing on the private playground. In side the house there was a pool table, bar, large LED TV with sky sports, kids indoor playroom full of toys and games, poker table, WiFi throughout, very comfortable furniture, barbecue, baloney, American style fridge, juzzuie, ensure bedrooms, very clean and comfortable beds and all the bedrooms had LED TVs with DVD players. The house also had lots of books, DVDs and games which were used by all. We are already planning a return trip and we couldn't recommended this holiday more highly, you won't be disappointed. We were all very upset on the day we were leaving as the holiday had exceeded everyone's exceptions.

Thank you Sean for taking the time to express how much your family enjoyed Riverside Paradise.We look forward to meeting you all again. Peter & Pat Downey

22 Oct 2014


"Great family/friends place - highly recommended"

group of 10 adults and 8 babies/toddlers stayed for 4-days. perfect location and great break away from hustle and bustle. amazing setting and not too far to travel to (from Dub or Galway). We brought a dog and this caused some issues (for the cleaners) but overall the facilities in this house were amazing - very well kept and clean. Great space and in great condition. Rooms were very suitable for couples (5 couples, 4 new borns and 4 toddlers <3yrs). I would highly recommend to families/groups of friends. the games room and patio's were great social spaces. - kitchen was big enough to hold us all. The owner was exceptionally helpful and provided great support and insight into the mgmt of the space and what was in the locality - JJ Houghs definitely worth a visit. The super value store was very convenient too.

Great that all enjoyed Riverside Paradise.The problem with the dogs was, I did ask that the dogs were confined to a particular area of the house or our outdoor kennels, during their stay, for hygiene reasons and all was agreed before the arrival date.Unfortunately they were allowed to travel in all rooms,leaving dog hair on all carpets and sofas.It did take the cleaners a lot of additional time,to have Riverside Paradise ready for our next guest. Peter

11 Aug 2014


"Lives up to the name!"

We booked Riverside Paradise as it looked fantastic on line and also large enough for our group(9 adults 2 kids). On arrival we were welcomed by the owner Peter who gave us a tour of the house and we quickly realised the house would be perfect for us! The cleanliness of the property was outstanding in all rooms. The house is perfect for large groups as the house is so big it doesnt feel as if your on top of each other, with 2living rooms and pool room and huge garden there is plenty space for all. We had really warm weather while we were there so we were very impressed and made use of the outside furniture and BBQ and my own daughter loved the swing and slide. We would all definitely recommend this house for family gatherings etc Beautiful location and very relaxing.

Thank you for your excellent review,we look forward to seen you all again. Peter

22 Jul 2014


"Great for a group"

Lovely property that had something for all ages - playroom and swings etc. for grandchildren, pool for my sons, well equipped kitchen, terrace to relax on, Large family group and everyone was happy.Everywhere was safe and secure for the children so we could relax. Would recommend the private river cruise that picked us up at the jetty at the bottom of the garden and Adam coming in to prepare a great meal for us all.

A big thank you from Peter & all at Riverside Paradise,for taking the time to sent your review on your experience of Riverside Paradise. Thank you Peter

27 Apr 2014


"A truly wonderful house, 'our holiday mansion' is what our children said!"

Riverside Paradise was just the perfect holiday home for us. Four adults and 5 children aged between 12-5 travelled here and stayed for four nights. The bedrooms were delightful most with an ensuite bathroom. The basement living room with pool table and large comfy sofas was where we gathered most evenings to relax and chill out after a days sightseeing. We had movies,the pool table and the open fire. There is even a bar area and table and chairs which became our games table for the boys. The kitchen is fully stocked with every kind of a pot and pan, endless crockery, tea pots, coffee makers and glasses galore. The outside balcony off the kitchen was another favourite hang out for adults to watch the children playing in the garden or hear them chatting over a game of pool!! Of course I must give a mention to the lovely gardens, childrens play area and the jetty onto the river at the bottom of the garden, a great spot to dip in your toes after a days adventure! The location is fantastic to explore the surrounding area too including Banagher, Clonmacnoise, Birr Castle, Shannon Harbour and Lough Boora Parklands and Sculpture Park.

Thank you Julie for your excellent 5 Star review.I love the children's expression of "Our Holiday Mansion".

26 Apr 2014


"Top end comfort in a home from home environment !"

Clean, modern and comfortable house which, from a 'feel' perspective is thankfully a million miles away from being a clinical 'holiday home'. Lots of space, plenty of bedding/towels, stylish/minimalist decor and an extremely well kitted out kitchen all make for a stress-free get-away ; the garden and the proximity to the River Shannon only add to the charm. Peter the owner is a delight to deal with - responsive, caring and professional. You really do feel that he takes absolute responsibility for making your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. The house itself is a 4 minute car ride from Banagher town centre which has a well-stocked Supervalu. Flynns serves very acceptable Gastropub food. Further afield, The Thatch just outside Birr was a disappointment but Beans & Leaves in Athlone was great for lunch and The Locke (again Athlone) was world-class in every respect and should be a priority to visit (for Dinner) - see separate Tripadvisor reviews. All in all, a great Irish Easter break (the 19th such 'event' in succession) was enjoyed by my extended family and we are able to recommend this property without hesitation.

It was a pleasure to have you all at Riverside Paradise.To hear that you have holidayed in Ireland so many times and this was your first visit to the Midlands of Ireland.I am grateful to you, for taking the time to review the restaurants that you dined in, during your stay at Riverside Paradise.Thank you again,hopefully we will see you again at Riverside Paradise

15 Apr 2014


"A great place for family get together"

Weekend with 3 daughters+ partners+ 6 grand children in Riverside for 40th Wedding Anniversary Ideal for this. Plenty of space. Child's play room. Pool table Large dining room. V comfortable Would highly recommend Tom Moloney

Thank you Tom,Clare and family,for choosing Riverside Paradise,to celebrate,your 40 Wedding anniversary.We were delighted to be part of your special days with us.

23 Jan 2014


"Great Christmas holliday in the perfect house"

What a perfect house for a family reunion! Peter had the house beautifully decorated for Christmas before we had arrived which made it very homey and welcoming. This house has everything we needed for a family get-together. The kitchen was fantastic and very well equipped. Lots of living space - two sitting rooms with lovely open fires that kept us nice and cozy on those windy winter nights. Everything was as advertised and depicted in the photos. Bedrooms were bigger than we expected from the photos with plenty of closet space. The property was very nice. So much room for kids to play. The views were fantastic - nice to wake up to the river Shannon out the back window. Everyone had a great time. Banagher is very close and we spent some time in this lovely town. The house is also centrally located for day trips. We went to Galway and Tullamore and explored other places. The owners were very accommodating and made sure our stay was perfect. We'll definitely be back. Next time in the summer to enjoy the Shannon more. Thanks for a great stay!

16 Jun 2013


"Home away from home"

PROS: Good for babies and kids Allows for privacy even if you have big groups Private chef if desired Huge yard with swing play set for kids Beautiful view Close enough to town/restaurants/supermarket CONS: heavy sediment in drinking water I can't stay here all the time ;-) Traveling with a 10 month old is challenging when it comes to baby proofing each house we stay at but at Riverside, it was easy. The downstairs area was simple to move easy to grab items, and we used two of the red lounge chairs to block off the bar area and Or baby was free to play and explore. We even enjoyed a fire without him being able to reach it. X 2 Child gates X 2 travel cots X 2 high chairs We also hired the personal chef, who came over last minute, cooked a beautiful mean and to die for dessert and he was the perfect amount of being there but not there during dinner. A skill very difficult to master. He was so nice and such a great chef. It was the highlight of our stay. We did a day trip out to The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher. But instead of sightseeing, we preferred to stay in and enjoy the home.

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