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Come To The River Shannon For Your Holidays

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Located on a farm only 2.5 miles from Banagher town in Co. Offaly, Ireland. The Cottage has the feeling of seclusion while it is actually well placed to tour the West of Ireland and is within easy walking distance of the River Shannon! If your passion is fishing then our Cottage is the place for you! Its location near the River Shannon makes the Ashtree an angler's dream

Banagher is famous for its Irish music pubs, its river cruises, Bog walks and tours, great Fishing, ( coarse fishing - pike fishing is particularly rewarding). Its proximity to several golf courses, Excellent super markets and shops, Restaurants and Hotels make it a great holiday location. Most of the pubs serve really good food and creamy Guinness .

The Cottage - Designed for Comfort, Warmth and Style by the Owners, who Would like nothing Better than to Welcome you to Rent it for your Visit to Ireland. this House with Character is Brand New and is Now Included on our Holiday Rental Properties for you to Enjoy. it is an Accommodation Thoughtfully Decorated in an Irish Country Cottage Style and Built to Eco-friendly Principles Using the GEO-THERMAL System.

The Kitchen - the Kitchen Area has all Appliances (a Microwave, Dishwasher, Free Standing Cooker, Refrigerator and Freezer, Toaster, Coffee Maker). the Walls Are Creamy White and the Simple Cupboards and Dresser Are in Knotty Pine. off the Kitchen, a Small Utility Room has the a Washer and Dryer and Ironing Facilities.

the Dining Table Seats Eight People. French Doors in the Dining Area Open onto a Private Patio that has Outdoor Furniture, a Pergola and a Barbecue.

The Large Living, Kitchen, Sitting and Dining Room are Open-Plan. With a Big Open Fireplace Complete with Chimney and Mantle Piece.

Double King Bedroom - the Second Bedroom has a Custom-made King Size Double Bed which Can be Divided to Make Twin Beds.

Bathroom - the En Suite Bathroom has a Large Slipper Tub and Shower over Tub. Panelled Pine and Mirrors, Clock and Table of Celtic Ironwork , Add Style to the Bathroom.

Charleville Castle Tullamore - Charleville Castle Tullamore is Worth Visiting for its Ghostly Atmosphere and Hosts its Traditional Music Sessions each Summer When the Ghosts and the Locals and Visitors Are Treated to Very Best in Music Dance and Story Telling..

Annual Tullamore Agricultural Show in August and St Patricks are great events at which to spend a days holiday.

There are many great Walking Ways in the area including The Offaly Way on the banks of the Grand Canal. The 66km Slieve Bloom Way passes deep glens and beautiful waterfalls. The Clara Bog, The Lusmagh Bog Walk Lough Boora Parklands allow you to walk on a flat landscape of unbelievable natural beauty and rare animal and plant species. All these walks promises the tranquillity of an unspoiled landscape.


There are at least five excellent golf courses within easy reach of Banagher. The 18 hole Birr Golf Course is only 8 miles away.

Other courses include:

Roscrea Golf Course,

Tullamore Golf Club,

Glasson Golf and Country Club.

More Details

Marian McDonald
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Marian McDonald

John and Marian well known in our small village of Lusmagh. John's family have been farming here for generations. We have mostly cattle on the farm fed on grass in summer and silage in the winter time. Marian loves to keep a nice garden with perennial flowers and roses.

We enjoy meeting many nice visitors to our cottages in this way we have made lots of friends from far away places.

Marian McDonald purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Marian McDonald chose Lavagh Beg

Ashtree Cottage is a house with character is brand new and is now included on our holiday rental properties for you to enjoy. It is an accommodation thoughtfully decorated in an Irish country cottage style and built to eco-friendly principles using the Geo-thermal system.

What makes this cottage unique

Ashtree Cottage is designed for comfort, warmth and style by Marian and John McDonald, who would like nothing better than to welcome you to rent it for your visit to Ireland.

The Ashtree Cottage has the feeling of seclusion while it is actually well placed to tour the West of Ireland and is within easy walking distance of the River Shannon!

If your passion is fishing then Ashtree Cottage is the place for you.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lavagh Beg in Offaly

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
For the fisherman there is a lock up tackle shed with fridge-freezer for bait and equipment storage. The rail over the solid fuel cooker is ideal for drying wet fishing gear also there is some drying facilities in the tackle shed. Boat hire locally also bait and tackle. You are welcome to use the peat/solid fuel provided on request. A kennel is provided for pets.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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The house was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We drove all around the area including Dublin and Belfast! The beds were comfortable after long days of sightseeing. Marian and Buddy were great hosts! We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Angela for your lovely review. It was lovely to meet you at the Ashtree Cottage.
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Cozy Cottage in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We spent several weeks as guests of Marian and John in Ashtree Cottage. They were very friendly and gracious hosts. We found the cottage matched what the description and pictures online showed. The cottage was inviting, well equipped and each of the three bedrooms had en suite bath. Peat (turf) was provided if we wanted a fire. We had requested Internet access and Marian set it up when we arrived. Although it was a little slow, it was adequate for surfing and email, as Marian had told us in a previous conversation. The only negative I can think of is that the sofa and chairs in the living room could use better support for the cushions and we brought that to Marian's attention. Marian and John's farm is located next door and any questions or concerns were quickly addressed. Marian was very helpful in helping us find local music and restaurants. The cottage was on a quiet country road and we took a walk most days, sometimes joined by Buddy, the farm dog. We often ended up at the Shannon River which was tucked in between trees and farmland and very beautiful. You will need a car as it is a drive of 10 minutes to Banagher for groceries, petrol, pubs and restaurants. It was an ideal place to explore central Ireland with monastic sites, castles, gardens, bogs, steeplechase racing, distilleries, canals, and markets. We really enjoyed the sunsets, listening to the birds and watching Marian's flowers bloom. Family members who stayed with us for a week agreed with our assessment of the cottage. We would definitely stay in Ashtree Cottage again and would recommend it to our family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Terry and Debbie for your nice review. It was a pleasure meeting you. May to June is a lovely time to visit Ireland and the garden comes alive as the weeks progress. It was a busy few weeks on the farm also so it was good that we had your company. Thank you for choosing the Ashtree Cottage for your visit to Ireland.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Car: necessary

The Ashtree Cottage is in the Galway/Offaly area, three miles from the popular riverside town of Banagher in Co. Offaly. The wide bridge which crosses the River Shannon to County Galway opens the way to tour the west of Ireland. Banagher is famous for its Irish music pubs, its river cruises, Bog walks, great Fishing, (Pike fishing is particularly rewarding) Excellent super markets and shops, Restaurants, and Hotels. Most of the pubs serve really good food also.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Check IN: 04:00 PM Check OUT: 10:00 AM
Key is provided at check in.
Because there is key-less access, you can arrive as late as you wish.
Flexible Check In/Out times are possible, dependant on outgoing/incoming guests.
Linen and Towels is included in the rent
Pets are allowed.
Parking is free.
Internet is provided on a pay as you go basis
Heating and electricity is included in the rent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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