A delightful, traditional, 150 year old farmhouse, nestled in the middle of rural Ireland. With working farms close by, this tranquil farmhouse is a true getaway but yet not isolated. Lanesborough, a five kilometer drive away, is the local village, and is situated at the top of Lough Ree where the majestic River Shannon flows into the lake. Why not take a stroll down to the lakeshore and admire the beautiful sunsets over the water and watch the boats go by.
Situated on just over half an acre of land, there is plenty of room to run around. Often there are cows or sheep in the field behind the house and occasionally next doors chickens and ducks can be seen wandering through the back garden.
It is a 20 minute drive from Ballymahon where the the new Centre Parc Longford Forest is being developed.
It is also a great spot for anglers, where you have Lough Ree and the Shannon on your doorstep. There are two fishing shops in the town should you need bait, hooks or equipment. Further information about fishing and other water based activities in the area can be found at (URL HIDDEN)
Access to entire house and gardens. Except for one locked room upstairs to the left of the bathroom, the locked garage and the boat.
Unfortunately it is not always possible for me to be there to meet and greet guests. I am always contactable by message or telephone should you need any help or additional information.
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Things to See & Do
Lanesborough is noted for its fine angling, most particularly at its ‘hot water stretch’, which attracts anglers from all over Europe.The River Shannon and Lough Ree offer countless opportunities for water sporting activities including cruising. In addition to the towns prime location on the River Shannon, it is also surrounded by vast stretches of raised bogland unique to the midlands of Ireland. The Commons is a rich ecological area south of Lanesborough which contains an area of mixed woodland, limestone quarry, reedbed systems grading into freshwater marsh and dense species of rich scrub/verge grassland. It provides a wonderful setting for a tranquil walk amongst nature. Lanesboro/Ballyleague is a thriving community which hosts a number of annual events including the renowned Lough Ree Environmental Summer School, an aquathon, a triathlon and an International Harp Festival by Windsong Music School. The town has several public houses with live music and entertainment at weekends. There are also shops, restaurants and every modern convenience a town requires.
Heritage sites and buildings of interest in the town and its environs include St Johns Church of Ireland, which dates back to the 5th Century, and is one of the oldest buildings in Lanesboro. It was plundered during the Cromwellian and Williamite wars but was finally rebuilt in 1861. The church which lies on the outskirts of the town and is still in use, is a limestone building with large windows and gothic arches. In nearby Rathcline stand the ruins of Rathcline Castle. Situated 2km from the town of Lanesborough, overlooking Lough Ree, it was built around the 9th Century by the O’Quinn clan. Later it was fought for and taken by the O’Farrell clan and subsequently taken over by the Normans around the beginning of the 12th Century. Most interesting about this structure is the inclusion of a Sile na Gig on the Northern splay. This ancient representation of female sexuality, rebirth and regeneration is the best of two to be seen in the county, the other being located at Abbeylara Monastery.
No food or drinks allowed upstairs.
Nappies, sanitary towels, tampons and condoms must be wrapped and disposed of in the rubbish. Do not try and flush them down the toilet.
Do not go into the farm yard next door unless invited and supervised by the farmer.
I am a professional event photographer living in Dublin with my wife and three children. We love animals and currently have two dogs and a cat. When I get a chance, I enjoy indoor football and archery. I am co founder of Dundrum Archers based in Sandyford, Dublin. Needless to say I also love taking photographs and generally have a camera with me at all times.