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Lissergool Thatch

Entire cottage hosted by Catherine
6 guests2 bedrooms2 beds2 bathrooms

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A Traditionally Irish Thatched cottage in a peaceful rural setting...
Close to local town of Ballaghdereen (4km) and Castlerea (12km).

From the location ; guests are free to explore local sites which include Lough Key Forest Park, Angling Services, King House and Boyle Abbey...within a 20km distance.
Other local interesting sites include Rathcroghan Visitor centre in Tulsk, Strokestown House&Famine museum and Arigna Mines.
Knock airport is 25 mins drive away. Knock Shrine is 35mins drive.

The space
The Thatched cottage has been in our family for over 100 years. It was my Great Grandparents home and my Grandmother and Mother were both born and raised here.

This property had completely delapidated by the 1980's..(a gable had fell in, and the galvanised roof had rusted and split)...the Thatch roof had rotted away.
The cottage itself was barely visible from the road; encompassed by a crumbling garden wall and overgrown with foliage.
It was completely uninhabitable.

My parents re-built and restored the cottage back to it's original glory in 1998.

From video footage taken at this time and from my own personal recollection and involvement in the latter stages; this was a long and arduous project..but an interesting, rewarding and memorable experience.

The Actual Descendants who were born and raised here decades before were involved in the renovation a daily basis; my Grand uncle,my maternal Grandparents, their cousins, neighbours and of course my Mother...all with their own fond recollections and reminiscences.

There was a great sense of camaderie amongst everyone that year during the renovation aswell, many cups of tea and sandwiches were consumed as they reminisced and opined on the ongoing renovation process and progress.

Some modernisation had to take place obviously; converting an old bedroom for a start into a bathroom; then building on a back kitchen, sewerage, installing central heating, re-wiring and plumbing etc.

It is of great sentimental value to Us as a family...and with great pride we offer you Lissergool Thatch; a quiet and peaceful spot to relax and unwind aswell as exploring local leisure and historical sites.

Guest access
Lissergool Thatch sleeps 4 guests comfortably in two double rooms (One of which is ensuite)
There are two single air mattresses on request.

There are solid fuel stoves in each room.
Guests have full access to this private property.
There is ample parking space behind and in front of property.

Other things to note
The property is located in a quiet country road.
It's absolutely Essential to have One's own transport to make the most of your stay.
There is extremely limited public transport in the surrounding area.

Pets are Very welcome..
If domesticated; I have no issue whatsoever in regard to keeping them inside the cottage itself.

Being an animal lover myself; I totally understand that our beloved pets are part of the family.
There is a locked shed on the property if you need to use it for your pet either.

And in terms of pets; just to be aware that a little brown Yorkshire Terrier pops around the Thatch occasionally so don't be surprised if you see him..
He seems a friendly placid little guy, and to take the usual precautions any responsible pet owner would..in terms of their own pets mixing with unknown animals, children etc.

I have recently had the pleasure aswell of being 'visited' by an extraordinary beautiful long haired black and white cat (who resembles a racoon around the eyes).
He graced me with his presence!

To re-iterate I suppose again; there is no TV or Wifi access in the Thatch currently.
These amenities were never listed at any point in the Lissergool Thatch profile...
I just don't want guests to be disappointed regarding this..

I understand these facilities are very important to many guests in modern day society...Myself included.
It is important that One brings their mobile Wi-Fi/modem.. Laptop etc if they require this facility.
A Traditionally Irish Thatched cottage in a peaceful rural setting...
Close to local town of Ballaghdereen (4km) and Castlerea (12km).

From the location ; guests are free to explore local sites which include Lough Key Forest Park, Angling Services, King House and Boyle Abbey...within a 20km distance.
Other local interesting sites include Rathcroghan Visitor centre in Tulsk, Strokestown House&Fam…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 airbed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Washing machine
Smoke alarm
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Essentials
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
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Location

Castlerea, County Roscommon, Ireland

The area is rural and quiet.. a farming area mostly.
If you are seeking a peaceful, relaxing, remote, quiet location to chill out and perhaps enjoy a little birdsong..this property is ideal.

Hosted by Catherine

Joined in February 2016
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I would like to meet guests personally where possible (I work full time).
Otherwise I like to interact with guests online&make necessary arrangements in case I cannot be there in person.

My family members are available when I am unable to be there in person...and like to meet guests personally.
We have a Self Check in system...
So if guests are arriving at late hours that is No problem...and I am very flexible on check in/check out times...please feel free to ask.
I would like to meet guests personally where possible (I work full time).
Otherwise I like to interact with guests online&make necessary arrangements in case I cannot be there…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 12:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy

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