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Charming Irish Lakeside Thatched Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 5

Experience true rural Ireland at Roosky Cottage located in North West Ireland on a large scenic trout and salmon lake. Although technically in Leitrim County we are only 5 minutes from popular Donegal County. The cottage is a traditional 19th century dwelling with thatched roof, tucked away on a grassy hillside, under the Dartry Mountains of Yeats fame. The property lies 10 minutes from the seaside town of Bundoran, 1/2 hour from Sligo and Donegal towns, three hours from Dublin, two hours from Belfast. Roosky cottage is one of a kind... the only thatched cottage on Lough Melvin. Ideal for honeymooners, couples, family of four, fishermen, golfers, writers and artists! Traditional open-hearth fireplaces grace the living room and bedrooms. Central heating, and modern ceramic tiled bathrooms make Roosky your ideal vacation home. Enjoy preparing your own meals in our fully-equipped kitchen. Electricity and heating are included in our rates. Fishing boats available nearby.

Wonderful location with much to see and do!: The countryside provides pastoral views, woodlands, heather clad bogs (where you might see turf being cut), celtic ruins, waterfalls and spectacular valleys for viewing and hiking. Right out our door is majestic Lough Melvin, known for challenging trout and salmon fishing. We have boats and fishing guides for rental. Shoppers and city folk will enjoy visiting Donegal town, known for its tweeds, sweaters and gateway to spectacular Atlantic coast scenery, as well as Sligo town, famous for its music festival, both only 1/2 hour away. The famous Belleek Pottery is 15 minutes from the cottage and in the evening there is a wide range of superb seafood and continental restaurants and local pubs in our area. Food shops and pubs are a 10 minutes drive away.

Golf info:: Bundoran Golf Club, Bundoran, Co. Donegal - 18 hole golf course and a 69 par is set on the cliffs over looking Donegal bay and beaches and is only 10 minutes away from the cottage. +353 (0)72 41302 .

Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh) Co Donegal - 18 hole links course with a par of 73. Set on the spectacular penninsula overe looking Donegal Bayand and is 0.5 hours away from the cottage. +353 (0)73 34054.

Sligo Golf Club (Rosses point) Co Sligo - 18 hole championship course with a par of 71 under the shadow of famed Benbulben, set amongst vast sand dunes overlooking the Atlantic. 0.5 hours from the cottage tel +353 (0)71 77186.

More Details

Mary Bradley
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 30, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Roosky Cottage really captures Ireland! It is peaceful, but yet near all the sites. You feel like you are really getting away, but yet within a short distance is shopping and pubs in the cities such as Sligo. I'd love to go back again! Judy Mysza, Chicago, Illinois USA

'We loved how peaceful and private it was & its location…close to so many wonderful spots! One of the most gorgeous spots is the road along the mountain behind the cottage. Our dream is to return some day!'

Joan and Phil Bilodeau Deerfield, New Hampshire USA
Nov 2007
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Roosky Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double , Hearth
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Hearth
  • 1 double, 1 twin There is also a single sofa bed in living room. So could sleep 5 in a pinch.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Roosky Cottage is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful north west of Ireland. The Atlantic Ocean is only 10 minutes away and provides the traveller with spectacular ocean vistas, rugged cliff scenery, golden beaches, surfing, fishing, and quaint villages dotted up and down the coast.


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(4 traveler reviews)

Charming Irish Lakeside Thatched Cottage
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews
Tarbrax, Scotland

Roosky Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic stay at Roosky cottage, beautiful, tranquill setting. Great to get away from it all. Claudia who manages the property was fantastic, had everything ready for us. Fishing on Lough Melvin, or a boat trip, or just chilling out and getting away from it all. Plenty to see and do within an hours drive from the cottage. Craig.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that our guests enjoy their stay at Roosky Cottage. We strive to preserve the old world feel of cottage life here, from the natural landscaping, original stone and thatch construction and turf fireplaces, yet offering the conveniences of modern life. We are lucky to have a wonderful manager who is our dear neighbor that keeps Roosky in it's pristine condition and is so welcoming and helpful to our guests.
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Idyllic getaway retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Rooksy cottage so much last year that we are going back this year but for two weeks instead of one. The cottage is a perfect family retreat. It is clean, comfortable and private. Claudia the caretaker is a lovely lady who was so welcoming and helpful. I would certainly recommend a stay in Roosky cottage.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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germany, neuruppin

Cottage with direct access to lake - calm & cosy

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Roosky Cottage. Made of stone, very calm, no neighbours and a direct acceess to a famous angling lake, with scenic views over the lake, very friendly housekeepers (living 1 Km away). Its perfect

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Turf makes the day..

  • 4 of 5

Ireland, late autumn, wet, windy and wonderful. Raincoat, hat, good shoes and warm pullovers on. Out in the mornings, packed lunches, golfoutfit and off we went. Thougths about work, stress and "have-to-do-this-and-that" flew away in the wind. The Atlantic in sight every day, at new stops (golf-courses) nearby, gave an inside harmony. This together with the Irish wind, that we got used to, gave us a new close to nature experience. Good shopping, lambsteak, at the local butchers and back home to our cottage late afternoon, the cottage felt like home. Everýthing you need for cooking at home was there. After a nice homecooked dinner with a pint or two of Guinnes we sat down by the fireplace. Got the turffire burning, we felt warm, happy and tired. Totally relaxed by the fire gave us lots of new energy for the next day. New places to see, a new challange, a new scenic wiew, a new experience to fill our mental rucksack with. Staying in this cottage gives lots of different choices, not far to go and the cottage is full of booklets with information, ideas and maps which makes it easy to plan for your stay. Everybody that is longing for a relaxed stay, with active life during the day and a relaxing evening by the turffire should choose Roosky Cottage.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
116 Miles
Belfast Aldergrove International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
115 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Golf: Bundoran Golf Club, Bundoran, Co. Donegal only 10 minutes drive -18 hole golfcourse and a 69 par is set on the cliffs over looking Donegal Bay and beaches. 353 (0) 72 41302. Donegal Club (Murvagh) Co. Donegal - 18 Hole links course with a par of 73. Only 1/2 hour dirve from cottage. Set on a spectaular penninsula overlooking Donegal Bay. 353 (0) 73 34054. Sligo Golf Club (Rosses Point) Co. Sligo only 35 minutes drive from cottage. 18- hole championship course with a par of 71 under the shadow of famed Benbulbin Mountain, set amongst vast sand dunes overlooking the Atlantic. 353 (0) 71 77186.


Rates & Availability

Roosky Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

All rates include electricity, heating, bed, bath and kitchen linen use. We can provide shorter stays of 2-6 nights. E-mail us for quote. Monthly rentals available at 10% off weekly rate times 4. 50.00 Euro per week surcharge for holidays. Rates subject to change but guaranteed once deposit is received.

Pay deposit of 33% of rental rate upon booking. Final payment is due 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.