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Country retreat in Sligo on the Wild Atlantic Way

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Benbulben
Classiebawn Castle with Benbulben mountain in the distance
Waves crashing at Streedagh beach

Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
7 nights minimum 
This small self contained apartment is located in Drumcliffe, in the shadow of the majestic Benbulben mountain in an idyllic country setting with mature gardens and just off the Wild Atlantic Way route. The apartment is 5 miles (8km) north of Sligo town and 2 miles (3 km) away from the beautiful Lissadell beach. Several other beaches, including Rosses Point and Streedagh, are only minutes away by car. Yeats's grave is located 1 mile away and this apartment is located right in the centre of the Yeats country. There are golf courses, excellent fishing rivers, quiet country roads for cycling and peaceful walking tracks in this area. Benbulben, Truskmore and Knocknarea offer challenging mountain climbs. Horse riding can be enjoyed nearby. Strandhill and Streedagh beaches are famed for surfing...This small self contained apartment is located in Drumcliffe, in the shadow of the majestic Benbulben mountain in an idyllic country setting with mature gardens and just off the Wild Atlantic Way route. The apartment is 5 miles (8km) north of Sligo town and 2 miles (3 km) away from the beautiful Lissadell beach. Several other beaches, including Rosses Point and Streedagh, are only minutes away by car. Yeats's grave is located 1 mile away and this apartment is located right in the centre of the Yeats country. There are golf courses, excellent fishing rivers, quiet country roads for cycling and peaceful walking tracks in this area. Benbulben, Truskmore and Knocknarea offer challenging mountain climbs. Horse riding can be enjoyed nearby. Strandhill and Streedagh beaches are famed for surfing. Glencar Waterfall is just across the border in County Leitrim (4 miles (6 km) away). There are excellent rivers close by for fishing. There are lively pubs with traditional Irish music and excellent restaurants and cafes in the area, some of which are within walking distance. Given our proximity to the coast, this is an excellent base for water-based activities and boat trips can be arranged locally, to include trips to the deserted monastic settlement on the island of Innismurray. There is a public swimming pool in Sligo town and local hotels can be accessed for leisure facilities. On the cultural side, Sligo has a multiplex cinema and is home to the famous Hawk's Well Treatre, as well as the Model Art Centre and Niland Gallery, which is an interesting and progressive gallery. Sligo museum and county library are worth a visit, as are the twin cathedrals in Sligo town. The apartment is located adjacent to a family home and has its own entrance. It was recently refurbished. There are two double rooms, both of which are ensuites with power showers. There is a small kitchen/living room with TV, oven, microwave and washing machine. Fresh bedlinen and towels are provided. Highchair and travel cot available. Babysitters can be arranged. A small welcome pack, including the owner's homemade brown bread and jam, is provided on arrival! There are board games and books to read. For longer stays, a cleaner is available. We have a 'no shoes' policy in the apartment and provide indoor footwear. The apartment is equipped with everything a guest will need, but it is a small space and is ideal as a base from which exploring of the local area is undertaken.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
2 Doubles
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Una K
Hosting since June 2013
Response Rate: 92%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsWe live next door and are usually around when guests are staying. We consider ourselves unobtrusive but we are available to interact as much as the guests wish. On occasion when we are away ourselves, a family member or our neighbour will be on hand.

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Reviews (15)
Helmut E
Helmut E
Sauerlach, Germany1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the best cheap locations in Sligo area.
Coming to the northwest of Ireland since 20 years, for us it is one of the cosiest holiday homes in this area. Located in a beautiful landscape with view to well known Benbulben mountain we experienced a very warm welcome by the owners Una and Frank with fresh bread, eggs, jam, and flowers. The holiday house is separated from the main house of the owners, and consists of two bedrooms, two bathrooms with toilets, an a combined living room / kitchen. All is in excellent condition, and everything you need is there. We are already looking forward to next year when we will come back.
Visited July 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 23 August 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
unakeaney
unakeaney
Helmut, we really enjoyed having you to stay in the apartment. It was great getting to know you and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in summer 2015 as friends! Una
Written 8 November 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Greg B
Greg B
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A superb retreat in Drumcliffe
My partner and I stayed in North Sligo County Retreat for one week and absolutely enjoyed it. The accommodation was very clean, spacious and extremely well placed for short or long day trips. It has two bedrooms, both with ensuites and all necessary cooking facilities. The surroundings are to dream of, being in direct sight of Ben Bulben, a mountain made famous in Yeat's poetry. From the house you can see it in all of its moods. Finally, Una and Frank are excellent hosts. We arrived to find a lovely loaf of bread Una had baked for us and two eggs from their own chickens. At all times they were very helpful to us.
Visited July 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 27 July 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
unakeaney
unakeaney
We were delighted to have you to stay and to spent some time in your company. It's always lovely when there's a bond with the guests.
Written 21 August 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FinbarrMc
FinbarrMc
Belfast, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect!
I was there for 4 days (3 nights), I went with my partner and another couple. It was our first time in Sligo and everything was perfect! The house was perfect, and super clean. We enjoyed a LOT as well as the homemade bread, jam and eggs that Una and Frank left for us! Very nice location and sights! Una and Frank were very helpful, friendly and informative about things to do and see in the local area. I would love to go back!
Visited July 2014 Travelled with friends
Written 26 July 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
unakeaney
unakeaney
Finbarr, thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the apartment and your visit to Sligo. We would be delighted to welcome you back!
Written 21 August 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jacques p
jacques p
Albi, France
4.0 of 5 bubbles
a comfortable home well situated to visit Sligo and its beautiful surroundings
We spent 4 very pleasant days in this cosy little house. Our hostess was very friendly, helpful but discreet and greeted us with all we needed to start off in the kitchen including home-made bread. The area has a lot to offer in all directions: wonderful sea scapes, lonely peat-bogsas well as interesting ancient sculpted crosses. We found many interesting walks to do and would recommend staying here.
Visited June 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 30 June 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
unakeaney
unakeaney
Thank you very much for you review. It was lovely to have you to stay with us and we're very glad you enjoyed both our property and the wonderful Yeats Country. Una
Written 8 July 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ThomasheenOgRua
ThomasheenOgRua
54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent location in Drumcliffe
Nestled at the foothills of Ben Bulben is this ideal 2 bedroom apartment which makes a perfect base for exploring all Sligo has to offer. I stayed here in April and could not recommend it highly enough. I am already planning a return trip. The apartment is located just off the N15 on a quiet road in the middle of Yeats Country. The majestic Ben Bulben mountain almost forms part of the back garden and provides a stunning vista at all times of the day. Drumcliffe church, Lissadell house, Rosses Point, Strandhill, Sligo town and Bundoran are all within easy reach. The owners Frank and Una live next door and offer wonderful hospitality and have great recommendations for and insight into the local area. The apartment is clean, comfortable, spacious and is well equipped and provides everything you need for a perfect stay. It has two fantastic power showers. On the night I arrived, I was presented with a welcome hamper which included fresh eggs from Una's hens, milk, butter, tea bags but the highlight was Una's homemade brown bread which was delicious. It also included jam made from the fruit drees i could see from my bedroom window. There is a large back garden which has a barbecue for those rare sunny days so you can dine al fresco while the majestic Ben Bulben mountain watches over you. There are endless activities to do in the neighbourhood. My scrawny friend and I brought our bikes with us and cycled through some spectacular scenery such as Gleniff horseshoe, Glencar waterfall, Knocknarae. I also hired a surfboard in Streedagh and Strandhill and caught some awesome waves. My scrawny companion was afraid of the water though. The only downfall was that our stay was too short. It's easy understand why Yeats fell in love with and wrote extensively about the area I would strongly recommend a stay here. You won't be disappointed.
Visited April 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 19 April 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
unakeaney
unakeaney
Thank you Tom. We were delighted that you chose to rent our apartment during your short visit to Sligo. We are glad that we were able to play a part in making your stay enjoyable. Una
Written 19 April 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Parking
  • Parking available
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access

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Map
Getting there
Dublin Airport
179.2 km

Knock Intl Airport
51.8 km
Restaurants
Lyons Cafe
8 km

Vintage Lane Cafe
2.8 km

Austies Pub & Kitchen
6 km

The Little Cottage Cafe
5.5 km
Attractions
Atlantic Sheepdogs
7.2 kmFarms

Benbulben
3.1 kmMountains

Rosses Point
6 kmPoints of Interest & Landmarks

Drumcliffe Church
1.7 kmReligious Sites
Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
A damage deposit of €100 will be taken. This will be refunded following departure, unless substantial damage has occurred.

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