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Incredible family home with unsurpassed views

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,254 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Modern 4BR 3Bath bungalow with unsurpassed mountain views

Large home with everything you need for a fabulous get away. 4 ground floor BR, 2 en suite with generous living areas, island kitchen with seating for 13. All modern appliances with washer and dryer. Central heat with pellet stove for year round comfort. Plenty of hot water with 80 gallon tank. Completely outfitted for comfort and convenience. Fully equipped kitchen with full size refrigerator, convection oven, and induction cooktop. And did we mention the views-oh the views.

Member since: 2011
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
6 August, 2018

About Jim

Geraldine and Jim have lived a number of places-Jim having grown up in Minneapolis and Annapolis, MD and Geraldine in Ballymote, County Sligo . After college in Richmond, VA and New York, NY, Jim relocated to Roanoke, VA where he lived for 22 years, raising 3 sons. Geraldine arrived from Ireland in 1988 and spent time in New Jersey and South Florida, until she relocated to Roanoke where our paths crossed. We currently live in Boca Raton, Florida. (If you're planning a trip to sunny Florida, check out our other listing, 917719)

Jim purchased this house in 2011

Why Jim chose Castlebaldwin

Geraldine and I visit her Irish home frequently and were looking for a home to eventually spend part of the year when we retire-we came upon this home almost by accident, seeing a flyer in the window of a real estate office in Sligo. We got to see the property the day before we were returning home to the States, and committed to making it ours. We were captivated by the views from the home and the potential the home had with the renovations we knew we would do, and it was large enough to hold our family comfortably.

What makes this house unique

There really are no other properties that compare to this house. The combination of views, historic location, access to outdoor activities, and the feeling of complete relaxation afforded by the complete package is unbeatable.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Castlebaldwin in Sligo

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2254 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Full four piece baths in main hall bath. two three piece baths in two en suite bedrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , en suite with shower, vanity, and toilet
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , en suite with shower, vanity, and toilet
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , bunks
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Incredible family home with unsurpassed views
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

You won't be disappointed.

  • 5 of 5

My only regret is that I didn't book this property for longer. Just completed a 10 day trip to Ireland and this home, by far, was the best living experience.

The view from the house alone is worth the trip up the road (which is not for the faint of heart!). The house was immaculate and the property manager was incredibly helpful. I would highly recommend this home and hope to return myself someday.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Peggy-hope you can stay longer next time! No matter how long we stay it is never long enough
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  • 5 of 5

Super house in stunning surroundings!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views and lovely house

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. The sites and views wherever you go are simply amazing. The house was just perfect. Having the red guide book helped to plan our days of adventure. The house has everything you would need or want to make your stay enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay-we hope you can visit again to enjoy even more of all the west of Ireland has to offer
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We came for a family reunion. Everyone was very impressed with the facilities and the views. Had a g

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house. Very comfortable. Caroline was fabulous. My husband got sick and she arranged for him to see the doctor immediately. She was extremely helpful. Our group had a lovely time and kept exclaiming about what a great house it is.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I’m ready to move in!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful week in a perfectly appointed and located home. Easy access to Sligo and Boyle/Carrick on Shannon. Wonderful for entertaining family who live in the area. The property is spacious yet cozy. The kitchen has every gadget and gizmo necessary to prepare a 5 star experience. Bedrooms are nicely appointed and beds are super comfortable. We WILL be back.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property is well equipped.

  • 3 of 5

Home was comfortable but hard to find. View was beautiful as long as weather cooperated. Access was up a steep, unmarked narrow path. Owner was unable to provide satellite GPS coordinates. Departing instructions were a little tacky. After being charged a $100 cleaning fee for a three day stay, I did not appreciate being told to strip beds, run dishwasher and shut off heat, appliances and to sort and empty trash.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry you didn't enjoy your stay-never had any complaints before-and we can't do anything about the weather. Steep unmarked narrow path-otherwise known as a road in Ireland. Maybe an urban setting would be more suitable.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Ireland West
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Car: necessary

Enjoy wonderful hiking, exploring ancient tombs just above the house, local markets and festivals, and just taking in the fabulous views afforded by the elevated site over Lough Arrow.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.25
Property Damage Insurance £61.03

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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