finalist in the Soil Association Awards 2014
- english, french
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great Home Base for those who like to hike
House is lovely, very quiet and set well off the road. Looks just like the pictures. Host came to nearby town to guide us in the first time, then we set the GPS in the car and found it was easy access to a decent grocery store and the roads to all the hiking we wanted. We cooked our own meals, but the host provides you with a listing of good places to eat in the area as well as a useful collection of things to do organized by topic. This is a place to get away from it all. Highly recommend. US travelers take note - heat and electricity charges are additional (I understand this is common in EU) but VERY REASONABLE. The process is transparent and the house is a great value for the money. Hope the host will have us back!
Lovely Country Hideaway
My family and I had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful home nestled around magnificent trees and beautiful Irish countryside this Christmas. Mary is a very gracious host and our every need was met, The house itself is charming, with a lovely fire space both in the living room and dining area.It was spacious for a family of 5, very clean, with all the facilities you would need but also really comfortable and relaxing. We found ourselves cuddled up in the sitting room at night feeling so grateful that we had such a lovely home to stay in while we were in Ireland. The location was ideal for us being only 20 minutes to Sligo, 5 minutes to Manorhamilton, and 40 minutes to Bundoran. We were able to visit Rosses Point beach, Parks Castle, W. B. Yeats grave, and many other numerous outdoor attractions within those times. All my family agree we would love to stay here again and especially would love to enjoy the home in the Summer.
Thank you so much for your kind review it was a real pleasure to host you and your family and I look forward to your next stay.
I was aware of the remoteness of the cottage but the directions (in French) were not of great help. After driving around for some time Mary met us and guided us in to our delight.
The cottage is a country gem and the area has plenty for everyone. Apart from the cold (which can be resolved through a roaring open fire) we had an awesome week in a lovely setting. Everyone was so friendly and we were met by a bubbly host who started our week with some free range eggs and home made fruit jam, along with a nice posey of flowers. Mary also was happy to provide as much wood as we required for the fire.
There is plenty of help with activities etc from literature at the cottage. Many thanks for ensuring that our anniversary holiday (and first trip to Ireland) was an enjoyable one. We would definitely recommend this cottage.
So glad you enjoyed your stay it was a pleasure to be your host!
Alder cottage was wonderful! Mary was very welcoming and helpful as we arrived. We are a family of four, two adults, one teen and one 20 year old. We had many matches and great laughs with table tennis in the stone shed area. The surroundings are quiet, peaceful and lovely. While it rained the entire time we were here, there was still much to do around the area. Sligo and Lough Gill were our favorites. We loved our stay and would highly recommend this for a nice getaway. No wifi was a bit of an issue with the kids, but we adults were fine to unplug for a few days!
Thanks Mary, for your wonderful home and hospitality.
I am so glad you all enjoyed your stay in spite of the rain.!
As for wifi I am so sorry it was an issue, some travelers prefer to have a total escape from modern technology! however we can organise wifi if asked in advance.
Had a wonderful time, very clean, fires were beautiful, great value for money and Mary was very helpful throughout our stay. Leitrim is a gorgeous place to visit with beautiful views and a peaceful atmosphere. Would definitely stay again :-)
So glad you enjoyed your stay and lovely to meet you both
Alder Cottage is a spacious and luxurious holiday home in a beautiful and unspoilt environment. Host Mary gave us a warm welcome and provided us with tasteful organic meals. Our two children had a great time playing table tennis in the shed next to the cottage.
There is plenty to do in the North West of Ireland. North Leitrim offers great mountain walks and it is an ideal base from where to make trips to the Donegal and Mayo Coasts and Marble Arch Caves. Our children especially liked the Ulster American Folk Park in Northern Ireland. The recently opened Cavan Burren Park is also a recommandation.
Thank you so much,I am delighted you enjoyed your stay!