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James Tymon self catering cottage – Home 48391 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

James Tymon self catering cottage – Home 48391

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 35 reviews

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • 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: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
Cancellation policy
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House rules

The cottage will be perfectly clean and tidy when you arrive. Please leave it neat when you leave.
There is no charge for bringing your pets. I respectfully request that
guests not allow their pets on the furniture or beds.
In the vicinity of cows or cattle please keep your dog on a lead.


About the owner

Kieran R.
Calendar updated::
25 May 2018
Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 31 Jan 2008. Located in County Sligo, it has 35 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £261 to £397.

The property’s calendar was last updated on 25 May 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 35 reviews Excellent
35 reviews

Very Good

“Excellent place to stay.”

Reviewed 4 Nov 2016

This was our second stay at this cottage and it has got better, there is a new shower and shower cubicle and the shower room has been fully redecorated. The grounds are as good as ever and the cottage is warm, comfortable and very clean, the beds are great and the unlimited turf makes a cold autumn night very cosy, we will definitely be back, many thanks Kieran.

Owner's reply: I am delighted you enjoyed your second visit to the cottage and I am particularly pleased you thought it had improved. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family again.Thank you for your kind comments on the redecoating of the bathroom and the new shower. I believe its hard to beat a large shower. Hopefully you will return for another visit in the future and I look forward to seeing you then. Kieran.

“Idyllic cotttage and location”

Reviewed 26 Aug 2014

James Tymon Cottage. Gorteen. Co. Sligo As a Corporate Travel agent my most important criteria in choosing accommodation is accurate description of both property and location. This traditional cottage more than met the criteria. It is a beautifully appointed two bed- roomed property tastefully decorated and furnished and just located far enough not to hear any main road traffic without being isolated. My wife who (incidentally found this cottage) and I were more than pleased with our stay walking our dogs on the thirty acres of fields, wooded areas and grassed paths on which this cottage sits, bordered by a small river teeming with wild brown trout, a joy for any angler. We appreciated the warm and generous welcome, the abundant wildlife swallows nesting in the barn, kingfisher on the river, a hare in a field, and bats in the evening. The location of the cottage is ideal, very peaceful yet well situated to explore this lovely area of Co. Sligo, we found lots of places to see and explore, too many for our first visit.

Owner's reply: It is with great pleasure that I write this acknowledgement having just read your wonderful and descriptive review of your stay at James Tymon cottage.It is very pleasing to know that the cottage,lands,river and wildlife added so much to your holiday.Hopefully you will both return to the cottage one day where a very warm welcome awaits you. Kieran.

“Home away from home”

Reviewed 25 Sep 2013

When we booked the cottage on the internet, we already thougth, how beautiful and cosy the house looked like, and when we came, it absolutely exceeded our expectations. What a sweet cottage! You`ll have everything you need for holidays. The house is well equipped with everything, that makes a holiday feel good. Nice books to read, brochures and information about sights in the surrounding, board games and DVD`s . And: turf! We were not experienced to use turf bricks for fire: it`s wonderful!The house is very tidy and the garden overwhelming. It`s settled between meadows, a river and woods. Peaceful. But it is the good maintaining and caretaking of the owner, which makes the cottage unique and special. For example: We were welcomed with delicious things like applecake, wine, juice and so, and tea was ready for us. Kieran also gave us ideas of what to do and to see, and was very helpful in organising our further trip. We hope, to come back

Owner's reply: Thank you for such a generous and thoughtful review. I am really pleased you found the cottage matched your expectations especially as you had travelled so far to get here. I try to provide all that is needed to make a stay at the cottage both enjoyable and relaxing. Your enthusism and interest in the history of the cottage was very welcome. It was wonderful meeting you and your family and I am sure you will have fond memories of your visit to Ireland for a long time to come. Until the next time - auf widersehen.

“Search no further !”

Reviewed 1 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.

Owner's reply: 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. Kieran Ruane.

“A Lovely Cottage, a real Home from Home in a Perfect Location”

Reviewed 12 Oct 2012

We had a wonderful holiday at James Tymon Cottage. The cottage is without doubt the best holiday home we have ever stayed in. It was an added bonus that electricity and heating was included in the rental price, also an unlimited use of peat for the fires, so there was no extra charge to pay at the end of our stay. When viewing the internet pictures, it is not possible to appreciate the charm and extent of what this property has to offer, it by far exceeded all our expectations, in every possible aspect. The facilities and cleanliness in the property are second to none. On arrival we were met by Kieran, the owner, a peat fire burning in the sitting room and one in the dining room arger. A chilled bottle of wine in the fridge and a homemade apple pie along with tea, coffee and milk. A really warm and much appreciated welcome after a long journey with our 2 dogs. The location of the property is perfect, being in a quiet rural area, a 15 min walk to Gurteen town with pubs, entertainment and local supermarket, also just a short drive from the busy towns of Ballyhunis, Ballymote and Charstown, all with many places to eat and drink and all with a wealth of traditional Irish entertainment. Sligo is very central and within easy reach of Rosscommon, Mayo, Galway and Donnegal. I can only say that for us, the cottage, the location, the homeliness, the cleanliness, the outstanding facilities in the cottage and the surrounding walks and fields, made it a perfect holiday for Barry and I, and also for our 2 dogs Sally and Bailey. We will most definately be back early 2013. Margaret and Barry Didham (and Sally and Bailey)

Owner's reply: Thank you for your warm and generous comments about your stay at James Tymon cottage. I am very pleased it met with your expectations as in my opinion accomodation is such a major part of ones holiday. Having the benefit of space with 30 acres of grounds but yet within walking distance of the village of Gurteen makes it an ideal base. As you pointed out it is well located for touring and exploring not only Co Sligo but also the neighbouring counties of Galway Mayo Donegal and Roscommon. I very much look forward to welcoming you all back to the cottage in the near future. Kieran Ruane.

“Incredibly welcoming, well located and beautiful property.”

Reviewed 24 Sep 2012

We were welcomed to the cottage late one evening by Mr Ruane, who had spent the day readying the property and setting out a lovely tray of tea and yummy apple pie for us. The cottage itself is beautifully looked after with everything we needed for a relaxed holiday. From past experience we have noticed that holiday lets can sometimes have inferior, sometimes uncomfortable sofas and beds, but not here. After long days sightseeing we were able to light a turf fire and recline in the comfy living room and slept deeply in the beds upstairs. Really comfy. One of the reasons we chose this property was the river which forms part of the grounds' border. My husband is a keen angler and wanted to include some fishing, which he did and thoroughly enjoyed. He enthuses to everyone about the quality of the fishing at that location. There's so much to see when taking a walk around the land which this house sits on. I like to practice photography and spent many hours roaming around taking pictures. The cottage is located close enough to Gorteen to walk. It is also surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland. I have spent many years travelling around Ireland, but had never spent any time in this area. It it definitely somewhere I intend returning to.

Owner's reply: It is very satisfying to read such warm comments about your stay at the cottage and the standard of comfort you found there. I am very pleased you and your husband derived so much pleasure from your photography around the grounds and his enjoyment of fishing on the river. Even though I don't fish myself the walk from the house down to and along by the river bank and back through the land is one of my favourites. I am really pleased the cottage played such a memorable part in your holiday. Thank you for your kind comments and I hope you will return to Co Sligo and to this cottage. Kieran.

“All the comforts of home in a PERFECT setting”

Reviewed 26 May 2012

The pictures on the website only hint at the real charm of this house. We arrived to a spotless house, turf fires burning in the parlor fireplace and dining room stove, a welcoming apple pie and chilled bottle of wine, every appliance one needs for their stay (hair dryer, iron, washer/dryer, satellite TV, radiant heat throughout, all kitchen appliances are first rate). The owner had recently mowed walking paths along the river and elsewhere throughout the many-acre property. Patio furniture and picnic table/bench by the river looked brand new. Book shelf was filled with an eclectic assortment - something for everyone, including children. The house is a lovely 20 minute walk into the town of Gurteen, where the shop-keepers and "Publicans" were very welcoming. If you wish for a quiet country retreat, or a home-base from which to explore Ireland, this is the perfect spot.

Owner's reply: Than you for your very kind and thoughtful review. It is a great pleasure for me when I know guests have had a happy stay in the old farmhouse. Walking by the river or through the trees has always been one of my favourite things to do so I am really pleased you also enjoyed them.Hopefully you will make a return visit in the future and be assured the welcome will be the same. Kieran Ruane.

“True taste of irish hospitality”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2011

Marion, Matthew, Natasha and Pippa the dog had a fantastic time at the house. It was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and very well equipped. The house was quiet but yet very central to lots of places and things to do. We loved the walks around the grounds, especially Pippa (the springer). We played the games and read some of the books, just a home from home. It was really nice when we arrived to an apple pie and a cup of tea. Later we then sampled the wine left by the owner Kieran. I could not fault the house or Kieran in any way. We will be returning to the house hopefully next year. There are lots of other things that we would like to explore in that area. I wish Kieran all the best for the future. We would recommend this house for a true taste of ireland. Marion,Matthew and Natasha not forgetting Pippa the dog.

Owner's reply: I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay and were so happy with the farmhouse.The paths around the house and down by the river are a great opportunity to stretch the legs not alone for oneself but especially ones pet after a days sight seeing.They have proven to be a great success with pet owners. Looking forward to you returning again in the future.Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your stay at the cottage. Kieran.

“Little piece of heaven.”

Reviewed 4 Aug 2011

The farmhouse is welcoming and cosy everything you need and more is there for you. The garden and land is wonderful to explore and the scenery is differant each day. The fishing loughs are a great day out for all the family and there is lots of sight seeing to do you will find it hard to fit it all in. When that is all done relax with the open fire and a glass of wine.

Owner's reply: Its wonderful that you found the cottage welcoming and cosy.Its really important to me that all visitors enjoy their stay as I believe the cottage and land with its prepared paths form an important part of every holiday.It is certainly a beautiful area with lakes and mountains and lots to explore.With thoughts of a turf fire and a glass of wine on a cool evening in James tymon cottage perhaps we will meet again.Until then many thanks for your kind remarks. Kieran.

“Perfect for a Stay in the West of Ireland”

Reviewed 31 Jul 2011

We arrived to find the owner already waiting for us. A fresh apple pie and flowers made the cottage feel very welcoming. A bottle of wine in the fridge along with milk, tea, coffee etc. were also a lovely touch. The cottage is perfect for walks in the surrounding countryside otherwise you are not far from the main roads to get you on your way. The cottage has everything you will need for any length of stay and in the colder months there is a real live fire which makes the cottage feel very cosy.

Owner's reply: Thank you Wendy and Howard for your thoughtful and kind comments.It was a pleasure having you stay at the farmhouse.I am really pleased you enjoyed your holiday at the cottage and found it a good base for getting around.Relaxing in front of an open fire on a cold evening is the real thing and with unlimited turf available no worries about looking for supplies.I hope our paths will cross again at James Tymon cottage in the future. Kieran.

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