The stone marking the geographical center of ireland is a few yards from our front door, making this vacation rental close to Athlone the perfect touring base from which to explore the length and breadth of Ireland. This welcoming, immaculate family country home is just 8 minutes north of Athlone on the N61. Dublin, Galway and Limerick are 45 minutes to 1hr 15 mins away. The full size snooker table is located in its own specially-designed building just behind the house. The house sits on 1 1/4 acres and is gated, so there is a lot of room for children to play in safety. (It's a very quiet, safe and friendly area with very little traffic.)
This is a high quality family home that the family still uses, so expect the kind of quality you would expect in your own home. It was built by my hard-working parents - a real labor of love - and now we'd like to share it with you. There is a lovely new log fire in the living room, and the new double doors at the front make the house even more cozy than before.
We are down a country lane just off the N61 (the Athlone-Roscommon road). We are a few minutes' drive from beautiful St John's Wood, the National Looped Walk and Rin Duin castle. Lough Ree is a short walk away. A water sports center is nearby:
Staying here, you have all the benefits of easy access to Athlone without any of the restrictions (noise, difficulty and cost of parking, etc).
In May 2018 high speed broadband finally made its way to our village, so now the house offers super high speed wifi as well a premium TV channel package.
An extra charge of $40 per guest per night is due on top of the nightly rate for parties of more than two people. We work hard to keep the house to a high standard.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the house, but is permitted in the outside areas. This wonderful holiday home is perfect for couple, families and groups. None of the bedrooms share a wall with any other, and even the sofa bed (located in the Dining Room) is incredibly private.
Please note that only registered guests are allowed on the property, and parties of any kind are not allowed. (We have had a couple of bad experiences in this regard, which have resulted in this decision.) Please provide names of all registered guests at time of booking.