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Traditional Cosy Stone Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

First season Holiday letting

Laurel Cottage is a rustic secluded traditional Irish stone cottage over 200 years old, located in the foothills of the Ox Mountains. The Cottage is beside an ancient trackway origionally giving access to Osey’s Rath (fort). There are three renovated Cottages in the tiny clochan(traditional Irish village) two of which we let for holiday use. Otherwise the cottage is surrounded by trees, stone walls and several acres for wildlife, including Deer, red squirrels, fox’s, pheasants etc.

Our little traditional cottage has been renovated so as to preserve its original features such as exposed beams and stone walls. It is a perfect place to get away from it all, to return to a more relaxed down-to-earth way of living (but with all mod cons!) and an open fire , for that extra bit of cosy!

Laurel Cottage has two bedrooms and one bathroom, living/dining room and open fire.

Located beside the lovely Village of Coolaney, at the end of a long private driveway, Laurel Cottage is only 20 minutes drive to Sligo Town, shopping centre of the North-West & is the perfect location to explore the Wild Atlantic Way.

Please be aware that that our cottage has low doorways, steps and a slightly steep staircase, and it may not be suitable for someone with limited mobility.

We are happy to offer a 15% discount for stays of seven nights or more, this discount will apply when you select your dates.

Guest access

Guests have full use of the cottage and the attached garden. A picnic table is beside the cottage for your use. There is a private car park.

The cottage is for the private use of guests. Although we do not live beside the cottage we are available by phone should you have any problems.

The neighbourhood

The village of Coolaney is aprox 1 km away, with a general store, petrol pump, pubs and a take away. There are many excellent eatery’s within a short drive.

There are many great beaches within easy reach, including Dunmoran Strand only 10 minutes drive away. A country market is held every Saturday morning close by in Beltra village.

The cottage is situated beside the famous Ladie's Brae scenic route which makes it ideal for beautiful walks. The nearby “Wild Atlantic Way” is easily accessible by car.

Getting around

Knock International Airport is 30 minutes by car. If you are traveling from Dublin or the south west we will send detailed instructions on how to find the Cottage. Directions to Rathosey Cottages are available on google maps.

Collooney Railway Station is 10 minutes drive from the cottage.

Other things to note;

You will need a car to get to this cottage.

The need to preserve the traditional character of the cottage makes it unsuitable for wheelchair access and for persons of limited mobility as there are steps, low doorways and a fairly steep stair case.

Although we do not live beside the cottage, we are only a short drive away and available by phone if you have any questions.

There is Free Wifi at the cottage, a Television , and the associated hifi has bluetooth input, so that you can play your own music from phone/tablet or laptop.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About The Owner

I grew up here in Sligo and although I spent many enjoyable years studying in Galway and working in Cornwall, my family and I returned home to live because we love it here.

I'm very interested in Art, always baking and I love the wildlife and beautiful scenery in Sligo.

It is really enjoyable and interesting to meet people from other places and make them at home while they discover or revisit Sligo.


Sligo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom contains; bath, Shower (in bath) Wash hand basin, WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • surfing


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Traditional Cosy Stone Cottage
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Most darling place to recreate while visiting ancient sites in Sligo area

  • 5 of 5

It's like a hobbit house, completely restored and modernized yet retained it's character in the fertile farmland beneath a canopy of trees. The three of us were delighted as we peeked in each room upon arrival and climbed up the stairs to our light-filled bedrooms. We called the owner Marilin after settling in to thank her for having such a precious place to stay while in Sligo visiting megalithic sites and the shore. We visited with her in person later to learn more about the local history, the restoration work her family has done, and followed her advice for sightseeing and delicious local food. All amenities in house or a couple minute drive into town.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to meet you all Tawnya, thank you for staying at Laurel Cottage and taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. I hope that we can welcome you back one day, Warm Wishes Marilin and Family
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19th Century ambiance with enough creature comforts to make it enjoyable

  • 4 of 5

We spent three days and nights at Laurel Cottage. After four nights at a lovely, upscale B&B up in Donegal, on arrival we thought we might have gone a little too rustic. But after lugging our too-full bags up the narrow staircase, we lit a turf fire in the fireplace and thoroughly enjoyed our time in the Traditional Cosy Stone Cottage.

The cottage completely matches up to the description. On the one rainy day we had, we spent almost the entire day in front of the fireplace and enjoyed a lazy day.

If you're looking for a posh setting with all the modern conveniences, this might not make you happy. But if you want to experience Ireland at its best, you'll really like this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Only the sound of the birds ..

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a cozy stay in this quiet, charming, rustic stone cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Knock Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Strandhill Golf Club
Nearest Train
8.3 Kilometres
Collooney Railway Station
Nearest Beach
5.3 Kilometres
Balysadare Bay


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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