This is a lovely cottage with lots of little touches that make it feel more like a home, like lots of board games and lots of nice mugs & glasses. The downstairs is very spacious and comfortable and the wood burning stove makes the cottage very cosy. It's got the comfort of a modern property and the charm and character that comes with being a 200-year old cottage
We also loved the garden which has a wonderful view down to the loch. By the boathouse there is a small play area (swings). The location gave our kids lots of freedom and as the play area could be seen for the cottage and the garden they were able to come and go as they pleased which they absolutely loved.
We had a great week at the cottage and were really sorry to leave it.
We had a great week at Lake View Cottage. The location is incredible with a fantastic view of the lake. It is so peaceful, all we heard is the sound of the birds and the occasional tractor.
The open plan layout downstairs really worked for us - it was cosy, yet spacious at the same time with the sofas arranged around the massive wood-burning stove. We had a couple of wet days so it was great to light it and laze around reading and chatting.
We found it was a great location in the middle of Ireland; so easy to get around and see other parts of the country. We'd recommend visiting Mullingar, the nearest town, as it has a lot to offer in terms of restaurants and shopping.
Sarah's daughter, Joanne, met us and got us settled in, Sarah checked we were doing ok later in the week. She was kind enough to let us bring our pets, and they loved it too! We will definitely be back.
If you look for a place to relax, having a nice cottage directly situated at a lovely lake with a little boat, thats the place to be.
An amazing quaint cottage,we loved everything about it,we really enjoyed the peaceful surroundings.It was lovely just to be able to wander down to the Loch.Sarah and Brian were lovely,very helpful and easy to get on with.The local pub was great,very friendly ,as was the local shop,even if they could not answer our questions they referred us to someone who could help us.Such friendly people.One great holiday. Thank you so much :)
Beautiful , peaceful location where you can enjoy all the countryside has to offer and even a breathtaking lake on your doorstep. I stayed with my three children aged 11 - 21 and it was a chance to get away from Xbox, mobile phones and play stations! The cottage is perfect with everything you could possibly need even a friendly next door neighbour dog. Nearby Ballynally Castle is a lovely day out with a picnic. We spent most of our time fishing and boating on the lake. The Cottage comes with a boat which is an excellent addition the owners really have thought of everything to create the perfect family break! Sarah and Brian were great hosts and very helpful. Looking forward to booking another stay!