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Mountain Walks Retreat for Individuals, Groups, or Families.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,375 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property


Situated in the spectacular Dartry mountains, Glenade, County Leitrim, this cottage is a perfect quiet retreat for hill-walkers and sightseers alike. As local Irish owners, we provide a unique guide to the area that will allow you to make the most of every moment of your vacation.

The cottage is spacious and charming comprising of an original stone building with a modern extension. It has a living room; fully fitted kitchen/diner with all amenities and a dining table that easily seats eight; three double bedrooms (one en-suite); two bathrooms - a shower in each; and oil central heating with a cosy solid fuel stove to supplement.


From the cottage itself are beautiful mountain views that change hourly as sun, mist and moonlight shift across the valley. You can choose from a short stroll down the lane to tougher hikes up the mountain, and anything between. The mountain peaks to challenge you are Benbulbin, Benwhiskin, and Trusk More each with pathways of varying ease and difficulty and all with spectacular summit views.

This is the heart of ‘Yeats Country’ with easy access via car to Sligo, Yeats grave, and Lissadel House. Nearby attractions also include Glencar lake and valley; Queenmaebh burial site (Knocknarae, Sligo); Manorhamilton village (with traditional music); Bundoran coastal town (with beautiful cliff walks and beach); Sligo town; and Donegal Town & castle.


Other attractions, within day-trip range, include Slieve League Cliffs (Donegal - highest cliffs in Europe and utterly spectacular, 80min ); historic City of Derry (Northern Ireland, 90min); Marble Arch Caves (Enniskillen, 50min); and The Giant’s Causeway (Bushmills, 130min).

This area of Ireland is unspoilt countryside with considerably fewer tourists than Kerry/Killarney. Historically, because of the (now ended) ‘troubles’ in Northern Ireland, areas north of Galway and Dublin have not been promoted by the Irish Tourist Board. This area is EQUALLY if not MORE beautiful than its southern counterparts and much more economical! In Leitrim, Donegal, Sligo and their neighboring counties you’ll have a vacation to remember without cleaning out your bank account.


We use the cottage as our family cabin most of the year and our children love it. They love the stream in the garden, climbing trees and getting (very) muddy and wet as they explore the countryside. The cabin is equipped with books, games, and movies. Within three miles is the coastal town of Bundoran with a beach, cliff diving board, and various water sport camps for adults and children. Bundoran also has a Fun Fair and an indoor water park (for rainy days).

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
8 March, 2017

About Claire

The property has been in our family for generations. It was, originally, the home of our great-uncle. It is well maintained year round because of our frequent visits with children and grandchildren. As a result it feels more like a home than a vacation property.

Claire purchased this cottage in 1880

Why Claire chose Ireland

This area is stunningly beautiful...there really is no way to put it in words. You just have to experience it!

What makes this cottage unique

For many visitors time is of the essence and you'll want to make the most of your visit. We can give you a verbal guide to the area that will ensure a wonderful vacation and guarantee that you'll be able to make the most of every moment you have in Ireland.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Keeloges in Sligo

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1375 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Toilet , Electric Shower & Sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Toilet, shower & sink
  • One bathroom is en-suite off the King bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • limited accessibility
Great golfing and world class surfing at Bundoran 20 minutes away!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Mountain Walks Retreat for Individuals, Groups, or Families.
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Secluded and peaceful in a dramatically beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I spent a lovely 6 weeks in the cottage. We were surrounded by beautiful mountains, a stream and peaceful pastures. Amanda & and her sister Adele were very accommodating and helpful, telling us about walks and things to do in the area, as well as making sure we were comfortable and well. They quickly responded when I told them the cafetiere was not working & replaced with a new one. The house is comfortable, with a large kitchen area and 2 full baths. I never lacked kitchen equipment to make our meals. I loved that the cottage is so close to both Donegal & Sligo. The closest village, Kinlough, has all the basic amenities, and a good pub to watch football! I recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marta and Gary, It was a pleasure to have you stay at the cottage and take such good care of it while you were there. We hope you'll have fond memories long into the future and wish you the very best for the remainder of your travels. You'll always be welcome back but we know the world is vast and there is much to explore! Amanda
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Quiet with amazing views

  • 4 of 5

We had a very comfortable stay here! The views are spectacular and it is close to so many things!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Trevor for being such wonderful guests at the cottage. We're so very glad that you enjoyed it and that it was a good place from which to explore the beauty of Ireland. I must apologies for the '4 stars' in the review of you as guests - it was because I did it from my phone and the screen was so small I made an error - it was meant to be five stars. I've tried to fix it since but it seems to be unchangeable. Apologies again but you were perfect guests! Very best to you and your wonderful family for the future! Amanda
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great break

  • 5 of 5

Friendly and helpful owners, beautiful views, handy for Bundoran beach, warm and comfortable house, wish we could have stayed longer and hope to return again. Thanks a lot.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Elsa, Thanks for taking the time to do a review - its very much appreciated. Glad you had a good time at the cottage and it worked well for your visit. Thank you for leaving the place so clean and tidy - we'd hardly know you had stayed at all. You're welcome back anytime, of course. Very best!
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Wonderful rural get-away

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this rural cottage with breathtaking views in every direction. Amanda was a wonderful host, explaining the particulars of the heating system and the wood stove that was available to supplement. She also directed us to some special nearby walks that were delightful. We ate our meals here and had everything we needed. Thanks to her for sharing her place with us!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for doing the review. So happy that it worked out and you got to enjoy the space and the area. Thank you for leaving it so very clean and tidy! Very best and hope to see you again.
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Lovely Leitrim - a New Year getaway

  • 5 of 5

We travelled to Leitrim for some much needed winter relaxation and a day or two of hillwalking (3 adults). The house and area did not disappoint. We were in perfect walking distance of the hills on either side of the Glenade valley - offering spectacular views into Leitrim and out toward Donegal and the sea. In fact, one of the hillwalks starts directly from the back garden without the need to get on the roads at all !!

The house itself was extremely comfortable, with the added luxury of electric blankets for the winter evenings (not something we had come across on other New Year hillwalking trips). There was also more than enough fuel for the fire to see us through our stay.

On arrival, Amanda was very helpful - offering us valuable information on hillwalking routes and access.

I would have no hesitation in recommending the house. While we were a group of three adults - I must say that the location close to sea and mountains, as well as the fantastic garden made me think it would be a fantastic spot for a summer break with the kids.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John, Thanks so much for doing the review. So glad you enjoyed the cottage and you got to see the beauty of the area. You're welcome back anytime, of course, but continue to enjoy your New Year travels wherever you are! Amanda
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Magnifient Cottage and Environment Feels Like a Dream

  • 5 of 5

Hi All ,

We visit this Cottage and the Beautiful Environment in April this Year !

We had a wonderful time in the Cottage The Stilness and Richness of Nature!

A place for Joy Contemplation Privacy and More

A place where I will Happily return 😊😊😊



  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Keeloges, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Peak Season
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £77.3
Tax Rate 5.0%

Please tell us a little about your group when you book/make an inquiry.

We arrange a phone call with guests prior to a visit. This allows us to explain access to the property and provide information on attractions in the area. It also protects us and the guests - you know we're real and want to make sure you're time at the cottage is as good as it could be, and we know guests will be trustworthy custodians of the house during their stay.

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.
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