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Bed in Barn - Cosy Campfire-Sounds of Silence

Barn hosted by Hermine
6 guests2 bedrooms5 beds1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the barn to yourself.
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Tucked away in the unspoilt Ox Mountains it is the ideal screen-free place to ‘get away from it all’, where the only call is that of nature beckoning you to explore it. This hidden gem is an ideal retreat for nature lovers, artists, or a romantic break away. Be embraced by the four seasons, bird song in spring, buzz of bees in summer, amber colours in autumn and the dark sky in winter. Reconnect with nature in our Back to Basics Bed in Barn.

The space
The Bed in Barn is a characteristic converted hay barn on its own 1 acre private plot. The hay barn with its arched roof on pillars was a common outbuilding on the Irish small farm and used to be a part of a 'small holding. Staying in the Barn will give you a back-to-basics experience.

The Barn is carefully converted into a new eco-friendly accommodation, retaining the old 5 m high pillars and its 'barn' character.

Take a stroll through the landscaped garden, enjoy the view on the valley and the mountains from your swing bench in the covered outdoor area, light a ciggie or make a barbeque without being rained upon.

When you enter the Barn you step back in time. The rustic kitchen downstairs has a pantry with crockery and cutlery; a fridge, a toaster, a kettle, pots and pans and utensils to cook up a meal on the a wood fired 'old world' range. For a quick stir fry there is an electric hob. (Please note, NO OVEN provided). In the pantry you will also find some ingredients for a (basic) breakfast, porridge, cereals, tea, coffee, sugar, cooking oil, pepper and salt.

From the kitchen a slightly steep staircase leads you up to the master bedroom ensuite and livingroom/bedroom.

The master bedroom has a king size bed and a queens wardrobe, a chest and a wash basin. Linen, towels, shampoo and a hairdryer are provided.
Situated between the bedroom and the living room, you will find the bathroom with a shower using rainwater heated by the range downstairs. An electric shower is standby to sprinkle a hot drop on you if the water from the range has gone cold.

Then there is the spacious living room/bedroom with reclining chairs and a couch that can be converted to a single bed or a double bed. If needed extra beds can be added. From this room you can enter the (ensuite) bathroom as well.

You can throw a dice on one of the board games or loose yourself in a book.

We harvest rainwater to flush the toilet, take a shower, do the dish wash (left tap, hot water). Fresh drinking water (right tap, cold water) comes from our own well with its filtration system

The main heat source is a wood burner (range) downstairs. It heats the water and the upstairs radiators. It is also the main hob for cooking - although an electric hob is available. Upon arrival you will get instructions how to light the fire in the range. Plenty of fire wood is at your disposal. We are happy to help you out on getting a fire going.

On the roof 14 Solar PV panels are installed. It generates electricity and if there is a surplus, it goes into the Power diverter and will heat the water in the tank to provide hot water for the radiators and the shower as well.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Garden
Children’s books and toys
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Dedicated workspace

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Where you’ll be

Cloonacool, Sligo, Ireland

The Bed in Barn is situated between Lough Easky and Lough Talt great for fishing and water activities. Tucked away in the heart of the Ox Mountains it is the ideal place for hiking, walking, cycling and horse riding. Cycle tracks and walking trails and loop walks run in the vicinity.
Banada stables are nearby where you can explore the surroundings on horseback, Island View Riding Stables (between Sligo and Bundorran) offers also beach riding. If you are a surfer Easkey and Enniscrone is a quick drive across the mountain. Wild Wet Adventures offers water activities on a.o. Lough Talt or explore lakes etc by - guided - Sligo Kayak Tours . Awesome adventure tours offers kayaking in the Sligo/Leitrim area as well.

The Atlantic Ocean with its sandy and rocky beaches and the Wild Atlantic Way are just 20 km from here. Pay a visit to Enniscrone seaweed bath, or go for a drive to Easky with its castle, natural swimming pool, take the coastal road to the old thatched Beach Bar and sandy beaches and dunes at Dunmorran strand.

Further afield you can visit Carrowmore Megalithic tombs & Ceide Fields, Down Patrick Head (where you can see all various layers of rocks), Museum of Country Life and much more

Hosted by Hermine

Joined in January 2015
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Benjamin and myself are happy to 'share' this lovely, special place with you. As a former PE teacher and being sporty, I now collect and chop wood to keep the Bed in Barn warm and cosy. I love gardening and growing organic vegetables. I also do some conservation work in the Ox Bindery together with Benjamin and create my own hand bound, quirky books and black boards. We are happy to give you a tour around in our studio and little gift shop. We love to share this lovely, fairy place with family, friends and guests. The roof of the old hay barn, part of the small holding (farm) was falling apart, so in 2012 it was time for a new roof and a 'nice build-in-between-the-old-pillars rooms' with a natural feel to it. I did the 'architectural' work, the builder built the basic structure, and Benjamin finished the rooms with self made furniture, as the Queens wardrobe, lamps made of parchment etc. We are happy with the result: eco-friendly, back to basics, a touch of the old days - range, rainwater, drinking water from a well - and some modern comfort as a fully insulated new building, landscaped garden, all on a 1 acre site.
Benjamin and myself are happy to 'share' this lovely, special place with you. As a former PE teacher and being sporty, I now collect and chop wood to keep the Bed in Barn warm and…
During your stay
We are at present during your stay and available for all queries you might have.
When you arrive we are around the Bed in Barn to welcome you, either in our cottage or the Ox Bindery (our studio) or somewhere on the property. Just knock on the door in case we missed your arrival. We like to say goodbye when you check out.
We are at present during your stay and available for all queries you might have.
When you arrive we are around the Bed in Barn to welcome you, either in our cottage or the Ox…
Hermine is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 15:00 - 22:00
Check out: 11:00
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
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