Spacious comfortable 1 bedroom en-suite ground floor self-catering apartment with wood-burning stove, private outdoor terrace, private parking, dishwasher. The apartment is wheelchair accessible.
Relax - The Lodge is situated in a quiet garden on a quiet country road with little traffic. The only sounds you will hear are birds, farm animals from neighbouring fields and occasionally farmyard machinery.
The wood-burning stove in the sitting room is perfect for nights in by the fire.
Accessibility - The Lodge is fully accessible, on the ground floor with step-free access from the car parking area. The bathroom has a wet room-style shower and hand rails. All light switches are reachable from a wheelchair. A wheelchair user assisted us at the design stage to make sure we thought of everything!
Wifi - There is no wifi - perfect for a digital detox. However, if you need to stay connected, 4G mobile data is available if you have this service on your mobile phone. (We are working on a technical solution to provide wifi.)
You will need your own transport to arrive at The Lodge. There is no public transport in the area.
The Lodge has its own private terrace with outdoor seating. Guests can also access our 1.5 acre landscaped garden. The Lodge is situation next to our family home but in a completely separate building with separate entrance and parking area.
We will meet you on arrival and welcome you with tea or coffee and an introduction to The Lodge and the area. If you need help with finding The Lodge, it is possible to meet you in a local village (Tulsk or Ballinagare) and you can follow our car to The Lodge. A location map is provided on this AirBnB page. We will be in touch before you arrive to clarify if you need further directions.
During your stay
We are available to assist you with any queries during your stay. Our family home is situated in a separate building next to The Lodge. We welcome the opportunity to rectify any issues during your stay, rather than reading about it afterwards.
We are generally around to answer queries and you will always be provided with our mobile phone number to contact us.
Bikers - We are biker friendly and indoor motorbike parking and storage is available. You can discuss touring options, repairs or local weekly bike meets with our resident biker.
Anglers - We are ideally situated for fishing holidays. Local fishing spots include Tulsk, Boyle and Carrick-on-Shannon. Local tackle shops are available in Castlerea, Carrick-on-Shannon and Ballaghaderreen.
Families - We are a short journey from Lough Key Forest Park, a unique space with parkland, forest, lake with boat hire, coffee shop and outdoor adventure area for kids of all ages. Attractions include Zip-It zip line, tree canopy walk and Boda Borg adventure quests.
History - The area is rich in history and many visitors attractions provide detailed historical insight, including Rathcroghan ancient site (Tulsk), King House (Boyle), National Famine Museum and gardens (Strokestown), Douglas Hyde Centre [first president of Ireland] (Frenchpark).
Knock Shrine - we are approx 30 minutes from Knock Shrine.
Horse riding, golf, walking and watersports are all available within 30 minutes drive. Explore the local area on the "Visit Roscommon" website.
Parkrun - Castlerea and Lough Key Forest Park - weekly timed 5km run on Saturday mornings at 9.30am.
The Lodge is a self-catering apartment. We are in a quiet countryside area. The Lodge is most suited to relaxing or active countryside holidays but is not a party destination.
The Lodge is presented clean and tidy. We request that you leave the apartment as you found it, e.g. please leave the kitchen as you found it.
Pets - Pets are not allowed but guide dogs are welcome.
Environment - We like to guests to separate refuse into rubbish and recycling. We request guests to switch off lights, heating and appliances when not in the apartment.