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Chestnut Cottage Self -Catering Holiday

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Key Information:
Specialty Category: Fishing lodges
Location: Ireland
Region: Europe
Min Price: 50 Euro (EUR) per day
Max Price: 100 Euro (EUR) per day

This is the only rental property on the farm and is Bord Failte (Irish Tourist Board) approved. It was the original home of the McDonald family for generations. The Chestnut Cottage has been lovingly restored, keeping as much as possible of the ’Old World’ character of the cottage while adding all the modern comforts. It is located close to the main farmhouse, in a nice farm garden with an orchard.

The Chestnut Cottage is in the Galway/Offaly area, three miles from the popular riverside town of Banagher. The wide bridge which crosses the River Shannon to County Galway opens the way to tour the west of Ireland. Banagher is famous for its Irish music pubs, its river cruises, Bog walks and rail tours, great Fishing, (Pike fishing is particularly rewarding), Excellent super markets and shops, Restaurants, and Hotels. Most of the pubs serve really good food also.

Flowing through Lusmagh and Banagher the River Shannon is the major waterway in Ireland. The Little Brosna joins the Shannon at Lusmagh and the Grand Canal joins the Shannon just up stream at Shannon Harbour as also does the Brosna River. All these water ways provide unbeatable angling. There are great stocks of fish including salmon, trout, bream, tench and perch in abundance. The area boasts excellent fishing access and facilities, bait shops and outboard boat hire.

Property amenities:
HEATING: There is oil fired central heating,if you would like to light the open fire we provide peat free of Charge
THE KITCHEN is well equipped with electric cooker, washing machine, fridge, microwave, iron, toaster, and coffee maker, Tea towels and washing-up cloths are provided.

THE LIVING ROOM has an Aga type solid fuel range (peat turf is supplied free) There is a colour TV and dining and sitting area.

THE BEDROOMS are two double rooms and a single rooms. One of the double bedrooms can convert to twin rooms.
BATHROOMS: There are two showers and two wcs, one of which adjoins two of the bedrooms.

OTHER FACILITIES:

* For children The cottage contains a cot and high chair and there is a swing on the chestnut tree for the children.
* There is a barbeque area at the rear of the cottage in the orchard.
* For the fisherman there is a lock up tackle shed with fridge-freezer for bait and equipment storage. The rail over the solid fuel cooker is ideal for drying wet fishing gear also there is some drying facilities in the tackle shed. Boat hire locally also bait and tackle.
* You can have your fire lighted before you return from your days outing on request.
* A kennel is provided for pets.

Nearby attractions and activities:
BANAGHER: This town welcomes visitors. The variety of different pubs means you can enjoy a quiet drink or follow the sound of singing and traditional music which can be heard on the street to a lively pub session. On a warm night listen to the distinctive sound of the corncrake on Banagher Bridge or go on a Corncrake Evening organized by Birdwatch Ireland during the summer.

ANCIENT MONASTIC SITE: Clonmacnoise was founded in 545AD by St Ciaran. The monastic ruins consist of a cathedral, two round towers, 8 churches and 3 high crosses. There is also the remains of a 13th century castle. There is a modern interpretive centre and tourist office on the site. Birr Castle Demesne:Features Irelands Historic Science Centre. In the Grounds is the Great Telescope built by the Earl of Rosse in the 1840’s and the most wonderful gardens you will want to visit.

CRUISES ON THE RIVER SHANNON:’ The Shannon Queen’ sails on the Shannon twice weekly in the Summer.

BIRR EQUESTRIAN CENTRE: Trek on boglands and forest trails with wonderful views of the Slieve Bloom Mountain, Programs tailored to individuals needs.

Location:
The Chestnut Cottage is in the Galway/Offaly area, near the riverside town of Banagher in Co. Offaly, in the center of Ireland. The wide bridge which crosses the River Shannon to County Galway

Policy:
* A deposit of €100 would be appreciated when booking and the balance when you arrive at the Chestnut Cottage.
* You will be welcome at whatever time you arrive at the cottage. But remember to allow time for the cottage to be prepared and ready for you. Usually 3 or 4 pm would be ideal.
* The keys can be collected anytime suitable to you.
* The McDonalds would be happy to give any help possible with any aspect of your holiday.

Packages:
Flowing through Lusmagh and Banagher the River Shannon is the major waterway in Ireland. The Little Brosna joins the Shannon at Lusmagh and the Grand Canal joins the Shannon just up stream at Shannon Harbour as also does the Brosna River. All these water ways provide unbeatable angling. There are great stocks of fish including salmon, trout, bream, tench and perch in abundance. Pike fishing is particularly rewarding. The area boasts excellent fishing access and facilities, bait shops and outboard boat hire.
WALKING
There are several walking routes in the area including the Offaly Way on the banks of the Grand Canal, The 66km Slieve Bloom Way passes deep glens and beautiful waterfalls. The Clara Bog, the Lusmagh bog Walk, Lough Boora Parklands and Portumna Forest Park allow you to walk on a flat landscape of unbelievable natural beauty and rare animal and plant species. All these walks promises the tranquillity of an unspoiled landscape.
GOLF
There are at least five excellent golf courses within easy reach of Banagher.
The closest, the 18 hole Birr Golf Course (Tel. 057 91 20082) is only 8 miles away.
Other courses include: Roscrea Golf Course, Tullamore Golf Club, Esker Hills Golf Course (Tel. 057 9355999), Glasson Golf and Country Club.
There is a fine pitch and putt course in Banagher itself.

Notes:
The cottage is rented at weely ratee of 300euro-400euro per week and accommodates up to five people at this price.

About This Supplier
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This is the only rental property on the farm and is Bord Failte (Irish Tourist Board) approved. It was the original home of the McDonald family for generations. The Chestnut Cottage has been lovingly restored, keeping as much as possible of the ’Old World’ character of the cottage while adding all the modern...

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