STUNNING 4 BEDROOM FARMHOUSE. FACING SLIGO BAY. PICTURESQUE VIEWS. FREE WIFI.

Mary and Desmond Carway

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Bedrooms 4
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STUNNING 4 BEDROOM FARMHOUSE. FACING SLIGO BAY. PICTURESQUE VIEWS. FREE WIFI.

County Sligo Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

4 double bedrooms. 2 bathrooms. Unique lounge/dining room. Free WiFi. Games Room

SPECIAL OFFER: Take 10% off when you stay a week or more from 7th September through to the 2nd November 2013. Come to Sligo and set your spirit free.

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, 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.

Our beautifully renovated 4 bedroom vacation holiday farmhouse is on an elevated site facing Sligo Bay. This enchanting area near Lissadell (5km) is steeped in history and mythology and well described by W.B.Yeats for its beauty and creativity. The dramatic limestone mountains of Benbulben and Knocknarea will fascinate you. Spectacular views and sounds from the Atlantic Ocean are captivating. You may even want to take out your surf/body boards and beach towels. Experience the vacation of a lifetime where we can help you and your family/friends plan your holiday or just relax and enjoy the natural beauty surrounding you. Enjoy the spirit of Sligo.

Things to Do from Your Tranquil Home-away-from-Home in Ireland's Magical Northwest:

Bird Watching

This area is a paradise for birds and waterfowl. Some of our land has been recently designated as special area of conservation. Barnacle Geese visit us every year from mid-October to late April. A walkway (for able and disabled) provides direct access to view the geese. Close by (10 minutes) is the Ballygilgan Nature Reserve (Lissadell) (http://ballygilgannaturereserve.com). And Bird Watch Ireland / Sligo site (http://birdwatchireland.ie or http://sligobirding.com) provide up to date recent sighting of various birds and waterfowl in the Sligo area.

Arts and Culture

This area is notorious for its artists from writers, poets, painters, and fairy makers, and many have set up home here. The Model (Niland Gallery), Hamilton Gallery, Yeat’s Society, Hawkswell, Blue Raincoat Theatre, the Factory, and more are within 20 minutes drive.

Surfing

Go to Lislarry (about 6km) for some of the best waves in the northwest. Or go further to afield to Bundoran (http://www.turfnsurf.ie orhttp://bundoransurfschool.com) or Strandhill (http://www.strandhillsurfschool.com) and experience the thrills of surfing on the big Atlantic waves (both 30 minutes away). Or the Adventure Sligo site (http://www.adventuresligo.com) can provide additional links.

Sailing / Boating / Canoeing/Kayaking

If you have your own boat (sail boat, rib, canoe, etc) bring it along and we will help you launch it from the recently renovated Raghley pier. You can explore and relax in tranquility of Drumcliffe Bay. The boat can be stored in our sheds. Other popular activities include kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding. (http://www.adventuresligo.com/water/kayaking).

Within 20 minutes there are 2 sailing clubs (http://mullaghmoresailingclub or http://sligoyaughtclub.ie) offering beginners and experienced sailing courses for juniors and adults.

Horseriding

If you own your own horse(s), you can have a unique holiday by bringing him/her/them with you. Access to the local beaches (Ardtarmon Strand or The Golden Strand or Tra Bui) can be provided through the owner’s land. Then the horse(s) can graze under your watchful eye. All options considered. Contact us for more information.

Alternatively, Island View offers horseriding for all the family year round (http://islandviewridingstables.com). This family run business is located about 15 minutes away and offers beach rides, trekking, lessons, and carriage riding. Use these links for additional riding stables: http://www.irelandonhorseback.com or http://www.markreestables.com) in the Sligo area.

Golfing

Ireland is renowned for its golf courses and Rosses’ Point is no exception. The County Sligo Golf Club at Rosses’ Point (http://countysligogolfclub.ie) is ranked in the top 10 links courses in Ireland. The club boasts renowned visitors and champions, Rory McElroy and Tom Watson. Or you can go to Berties Pitch and Putt (http://www.bertiespnp.co.nr) or the Tyeconnell Pitch and Putt course in Bundoran.

Fishing

There are plenty of excellent fishing points on the Raghley peninsula, where you can catch mackerel, pollock, bollin or if you are lucky sea trout. Raghley Harbour is located ¼ mile away. Spoil yourself with some fresh lobster and crab caught by local fishermen (available on request). Or try your hand at getting some razor fish or rock fishing. Crab fishing off the pier provides fun for everyone. In Rosses’ Point (http://www.sligoboatcharters.com) (Darryl Ewing can pick you up at Raghley Pier, depends on tide) or Mullahmore (http://www.offshore.ie or http://www.inishmurrayislandtrips.com) charter boats are available for the serious fishermen. We can help with any bookings.

Walking/Hill Walking

Exploring North Sligo on foot can be a beautiful way to see the county. Various magical walks include: Lissadell House and Woods; Glencar Lake and Waterfall; Streedagh Point and Beach; Knocknarea and Queen Maeve's Cairn, Glennif Horseshoe at the foot of Ben Bulben to name a few. Go to http://www.sligotourism.ie and/or http://www.irishtrails.ie/Trail/Benbulben-loop or http://www.coillteoutdoors.ie for more information on mountain walks, nature trails, coastal walks and more.

Local Attractions: The following sites provide useful information about places to see and visit in Sligo:

1. http://sligotourism.ie

2. http://www.irishtourist.com/directory/places_to_visit/west/sligo/

3. http://www.lookwest.ie/events

4. http://mykidstime.ie

5. http://www.sligoheritage.com/links.htm

6. http://www.discoversligo.com/?pagid=arts

7. http://www.discoversligo.com/?pagid=heritage

Shopping and Restaurants:

Sligo offers shopping with a difference. There is a good mix of the extraordinary shops with hand-crafted pieces, the shops passed down through the generations and the more typical shops. Wooden sculpture by Michael Quirke and hand-crafted jewelry at The Cat and the Moon offer some unusual items while Mullaney’s and Moffits have been in the center of town for generations. The shopping centers provide a good mix on newer shops. Café’s, restaurants, and bistros are plentiful in Sligo town. Closer to 'home' there are several tasty meals at Lang's Bar and Restaurant, Yeat’s Tavern (or Davis’); and Henry’s Restaurant (within 10-15 minutes of our house).

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Reviewed August 14, 2012

We had a very fun holiday. The children had lots of activities to keep them amused. The games room ,selection of DVDs and art and crafts were fantastic. the children also enjoyed the trips in the tractor down to the harbour in the evenings.The house was very well equipped and clean.There was lots to do in the surrounding area and lots of beautiful beaches to explore.We would certainly recommend this house to our friends.
Jul 2012
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Mary and Desmond Carway

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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STUNNING 4 bedroom farmhouse. FACING SLIGO BAY. Picturesque Views. Free WiFi.
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STUNNING 4 bedroom farmhouse. FACING SLIGO BAY. Picturesque Views. Free WiFi.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1003516
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County Sligo Ireland
5

PERFECT FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Incredible beauty! The house is across a field from the bay with plenty of beaches and rocky shores. The views are truly stunning and refresh the soul. Desmond and Mary are superb hosts and provide better concierge service than five star hotels. My family of six was very comfortable with plenty of space to spread out. The kitchen is perfectly stocked and the beds are big and comfy. The "rainy day room" is stocked with activities for kids. The house is in the quiet country, yet less than 20 minutes from everything. We climbed a fairy mound, rode horses, climbed mountains, visited castles, went to the spa, saw an amazing eagle show, ate lobsters fresh off of the boat, and relaxed on the shore. The kids also got to feed newborn lambs and ride a tractor. We hated to leave and will surely come back!
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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STUNNING 4 bedroom farmhouse. FACING SLIGO BAY. Picturesque Views. Free WiFi.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1003516
+353 0719163744
County Sligo Ireland
5

PERFECT QUIET GET AWAY FROM IT ALL

  • 5 of 5
The Herdsman's house was an absolute slice of heaven for our family. Everything we needed for our stay was available at this property. My husband and I both love to cook, the full stocked kitchen was great. I loved the sunroom, incredible views even if it was a rainy day. We had several fun filled competitions at the airhockey table. The house was clean and well maintained. Desmond and Mary were the true meaning of "Irish Hospitality". The owner recommendations were right what we were looking for. Our favorite resturant was Lang's, incredible food and they treated us like locals. The beach in front of the house was nice for walks as was the neighboorhood. We plan to someday return.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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STUNNING 4 bedroom farmhouse. FACING SLIGO BAY. Picturesque Views. Free WiFi.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1003516
+353 0719163744
County Sligo Ireland
5

PERFECT HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
We stayed with friends at Herdmans House. We had three children aged 3, 4 and 8 with us and they had a fantastic time! The house is lovely, spacious and clean. The beds are really comfortable. We enjoyed the short walk to the pebble beach or the sandy beach. The location is quite and we felt tucked away, but not secluded. The children loved exploring the waterholes, playing in the hay and riding on the tractor! All in all, this holiday was all about relaxing, going for long walks and enjoying beautiful Ireland. Desmond, Mary and children are fantastic hosts. Thank you for a wonderful holiday!
Bettina, Jamie, Tim and Emily
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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STUNNING 4 bedroom farmhouse. FACING SLIGO BAY. Picturesque Views. Free WiFi.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1003516
+353 0719163744
County Sligo Ireland
5

FABULEUX !

  • 5 of 5
Si vous désirez un endroit calme face à la mer, pittoresque dans un pays chaleureux n'hésitez pas .Nous y avons passé une semaine extraordinaire avec un couple d'amis et nos ados respectifs.Desmond ,le propriétaire, nous a accueillis comme des amis:il a apporté des planches de surf pour les jeunes,nous a emmenés au coucher de soleil dans les champs en tracteur , nous a indiqué les bons plans touristiques et nous a fait découvrir sa plage secrète digne des plus belles ïles ,2km de sable fin accessible à pieds , rien que pour nous!La maison est spacieuse,les chambres agréablement décorées et nous avons profité pour nos repas des différentes possibilités:la salle de séjour pour les grands jours ,la grande table conviviale de la cuisine et la terrasse pour les barbecues et même les petits déjeuners !Il y a tout le confort .
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Knock
Nearest Ferry
226 Kilometres
Larne Ferry Terminal, Co Antrim
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Sligo town
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Golden Strand
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Ellen's Pub
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Rosses' Point
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Yeat's Tavern
Car: necessary

The perfect vacation location for touring, exploring and relaxing. Start your magical holiday looking out on Sligo bay, or walk to the nearby fairy forts for some amazing views. Several beaches are located within 1km. Lissadell House, woods, and beach are only 5km away. We are located in Ballymulderry, Ballinfull, North County Sligo, about 16km from Sligo town.

Tourist attractions include: W.B. Yeats' grave (12km), Streedagh Beach and Spanish Armada (8km), Glencar Lake and Waterfall (26km), Parke's Castle (28km), Mullaghmore (15km), Sligo Abbey (16km), Eagle's Flying Raptor Center (35km), and more.

While Strandhill (28km) and Bundoran (40km) are the more popular surfing locations, the waves in nearby Lislarry (5km) or Streedagh (10km) cannot be bet either. Mullaghmore and Rosses' Point provide additional water sporting activities.

Raghly Harbour is within 2km and local fishermen can provide you with fresh lobster and crab on request. There is an abundance of rock fishing areas within 2km as well. Or deep sea fishing may suit the fishing enthusiast and we can help arrange evening or day outings with Sligo Boat Charters (www.sligoboatcharters.com).

The West of Ireland Championship Golf course in Rosses' Point is only 15-20 minute drive (20km).

The dynamic limestone Benbulben mountain provides visual appeal as well as appeal to walkers and hill climbers. And while you are at it climb Knocknarea to visit Queen Maeve's cairn.

Whatever your interests - boating, fishing, water sports, horse riding, arts and culture - we would be happy to help you.

The local shop and pubs are less than 3km from our holiday home. One of the pubs, Ellen’s Pub, has traditional music sessions on most Friday evenings (visiting musicians welcome). Larger shops and filling stations are available in Grange village, about 10km away.

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County Sligo Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer (July)
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
€780
 
 
Summer (August)
Aug 2 2014 - Aug 8 2014
7 night minimum stay
€780
 
 
Summer, 2014 (Fleadh)
Aug 9 2014 - Aug 15 2014
7 night minimum stay
€880
 
 
Summer (August) 2014
Aug 16 2014 - Aug 22 2014
7 night minimum stay
€780
 
 
Summer (August) 2014
Aug 23 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€780
 
 
Autumn 2014
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 3 2014
7 night minimum stay
€450
 
 
Late Autumn/Early Winter 2014
Oct 4 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
€150
€300
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
€450
 
 
Late Winter 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
€150
€250
 
 
Easter 2015
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
€450
 
 
Late Spring 2015
Apr 11 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
€500
 
 
Early Summer 2015
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
€550
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
€795
 
 
Early Autumn 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
€450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €100.00
Notes Your accommodation includes:
Unlimited Wireless Internet
Electricity (reasonable use)
Starter pack for solid fuel stove (winter months only)
Bed linen with 100% cotton sheets
Hand, Face and Bath Towels
Initial supply of toilet paper and paper towel
Fully equipped kitchen
The price DOES NOT include Hot Water or Heat. (Oil meter is read on arrival and departure)

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

County Sligo Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Tiled Stove
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Walk-in Shower
  • Two spacious bathrooms Newly tiled main bathroom with old cast iron bath, separate electric shower with glass doors, and hot press. The second (en-suite bathroom) new bathroom has a lovely walk in wet room with electric shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Bed Linen = 100% Cotton Sheets
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bed Linen = 100% Cotton Sheets
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , King Coil Mattress and 100% Cotton Sheets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , King Coil Mattress and 100% Cotton Sheets
  • Beautiful views from the large bay windows in each of the 3 front bedrooms (facing south). Spacious and well finished rooms with built in wardrobes and hgh quality pillows and mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Towels
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Bicycles ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • marina
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
  • surfing
  • pier fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountaineering
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
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