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Beautiful Cottage Nestling under Benbo Mountain. River, lake and sea fishing

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 8 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Gortgarrigan - Alder Cottage

finalist in the Soil Association Awards 2014

This beautifully renovated cottage is ideally located away from the hustle and bustle of modern life on Bluebell Organic Farm. Close to rivers, lakes, mountains and the sea, it makes for the prefect tranquil getaway for couples, families or friends.

A barbecue and covered table tennis table are available for guests to enjoy along with outdoor tables and chairs.

Bluebell Organic farm can supply you with fresh organic eggs,jams and chutneys all year round and vegetables in season

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Mary Luthers
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2016
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based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful Cottage Nestling under Benbo Mountain. River, lake and sea fishing
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Quiet Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Fantastic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

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 :-)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and lovely to meet you both
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Marvellous holiday!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much,I am delighted you enjoyed your stay!
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  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay here - 2 adults and 2 kids (6mths and 3yrs).

The cottage is bright, clean, tastefully modernised, and very very quiet. Good blackout curtains in both rooms for difficult sleepers!

Location is great - very good supermarket 5-10 mins drive away, Sligo 20-25 minutes (I think!), Mullaghmore 35-40 mins with a nice beach and a great seafood lunch at Eithna's by the Sea.

Property owner lives locally and is very helpful (and makes beautiful Gooseberry and Elderflower jam on her farm :).

Highly recommended for anyone who wants to get away for some peace and quiet. (note: no WiFi / internet at the time of writing, but this suited us fine as we wanted to unplug for a week!)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Alder Cottage.It was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family. A lot of our clients prefer to get away completely from wifi etc however the library in Manorhamilton does provide access and I can always accommodate those urgent messages!
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Classy home and hosts!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property & home. My wife and three daughters had a splendid time relaxing and enjoying this rural property. The home was immaculate and very comfortable for our family of 5. The owners were accommodating and always available with suggestions for local sights and activities.

We completely enjoyed our nearly month long stay. The home is rural but has great access to Sligo and surrounding communities. There are castles, oceans, rivers, mountains, fine dining, live music, and even professional soccer games all within a 15 min drive.

I can't emphasize enough how clean, well prepared, and well maintained this property is kept. We couldn't believe with all the modern amenities the home offered it was the same age as our home state of Texas (est 1845!!).

Many thanks to our host Mary and her attention to detail. Our family completely enjoyed the optional canning lessons she taught and tours of her fabulous garden.

I highly recommend this property, especially for those with families looking to explore Ireland and those looking for the best Ireland has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I really enjoyed meeting you and your family!
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with our family at the cottage for a week in August. The house was simply wonderful and the location was perfect for taking advantage of all that this area of Ireland has to offer. Mary was an incredibly gracious host and provided us with great information about the area.

For a week we were able to relax, explore and make many day trips North of Sligo. This may have been the first time where we have stayed in a house where the pictures don't quite capture the house's beauty. Whether we were having dinner outside, enjoying a fire or having fun cooking in the beautiful kitchen, this house exceeded all of our expectations. We would return to this cottage in a heart beat.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much it was a real pleasure to meetyou and your family
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
175 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Castle Dargan
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
22 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gortgarrigan, Ireland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
28 Aug 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
8 night minimum stay
17 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178

Nous demandons 50% du loyer verse pour reserver. Le dernier 50% doit etre verse 15 jours avant l,arrivee.
La caution de 200 euros en arrivant sera payee en liquide. Ce montant sera rendu a la fin du sejour moins le prix de l,electricite et du mazout, si tout est en ordre et intacte.
Le compteur electrique et du mazout seront lus avec les locataires et le proprietaire le jour de l'arrivee

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gortgarrigan in Europe

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 108 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    - Toilet
  • there is a large bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 Double Bed
    - 3 Single Bed
  • There are 2 bedrooms.One large with 3 beds and one double with a double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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