STUNNING 4 bed, 2 bath farmhouse. Picturesque views overlooking Sligo Bay. WiFi

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4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Beach nearby, beach towels
Beach nearby, beach towels
Balcony
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Overview of STUNNING 4 bed, 2 bath farmhouse. Picturesque views overlooking Sligo Bay. WiFi

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STUNNING 4 bed, 2 bath farmhouse. Picturesque views overlooking Sligo Bay. WiFi

4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
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Ballinful, County Sligo

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLissadell House7 min drive
  • Popular LocationCounty Sligo Golf Club20 min drive
  • Popular LocationRosses Point Beach26 min drive
  • AirportKnock (NOC-Ireland West)71 min drive

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About this area

Ballinful

Located in Ballinful, this farm stay is in a rural area and near the beach. Quayside Shopping Centre and OConnell Street are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Ben Bulben and Streedagh Strand. Water tubing and windsurfing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking and mountain climbing nearby. Guests appreciate the farm house's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Lissadell House - 7 min drive
  • County Sligo Golf Club - 20 min drive
  • Rosses Point Beach - 26 min drive
  • Drumcliffe Church - 27 min drive
  • Strandhill Beach - 44 min drive

Getting around

  • Sligo Mac Diarmada Station - 30 min drive
  • Knock (NOC-Ireland West) - 71 min drive

About this property

STUNNING 4 bed, 2 bath farmhouse. Picturesque views overlooking Sligo Bay. WiFi

Family-friendly farm stay in Ballinful with water park
Come to Sligo and set your spirit free.
Experience the holiday (vacation) of a lifetime in our stunning holiday farmhouse perfectly located in Ireland's magical northwest. Have a great farm and/or marine based activity holiday or just relax and enjoy the natural beauty surrounding you.
Our holiday home has a unique 40 foot lounge/reception area with superior views of Sligo Bay, Raghly Harbour, and Queen Maeve's cairn. Large, new spacious fitted kitchen. Two bathrooms and four double bedrooms- three rooms with bay windows facing the sea.

Free unlimited WiFi. Central heating throughout the house. Heating costs are included. Large front and side garden and lawns. Outdoor furniture and barbeque. Private access to lands where Barnacle Geese and migrating birds are plentiful from October to April.

Guests can participate in farming activities (seasonal). If you would like fresh lobster, just let us know and we will make arrangements with local fishermen. They can be brought to your door (free cooking demo included if desired).

Climbing the nearby fairy fort with us is breathtaking and later visiting the 'pigeon holes' in Raghly where the sea comes in under the land. Our friendliness and hospitality will make this your home away from home.

Our beautifully renovated 4 bedroom vacation holiday farmhouse is on an elevated site facing Sligo Bay. This enchanting area near Lissadell (5km) is steeped in history and mythology and well described by W.B.Yeats for its beauty and creativity. The dramatic limestone mountains of Benbulben and Knocknarea will fascinate you. Spectacular views and sounds from the Atlantic Ocean are captivating. You may even want to take out your surf/body boards and beach towels. Experience the holiday/vacation of a lifetime where we can help you and your family/friends plan your holiday or just relax and enjoy the natural beauty surrounding you. Enjoy the spirit of Sligo.

Things to Do from Your Tranquil Home-away-from-Home in Ireland's Magical Northwest:
Bird Watching
This area is a paradise for birds and waterfowl. Some of our land has been recently designated as special area of conservation. Barnacle Geese visit us every year from mid-October to late April. A walkway (for able and disabled) provides direct access to view the geese. Close by (10 minutes) is the Ballygilgan Nature Reserve (Lissadell) (http://ballygilgannaturereserve.com). And Bird Watch Ireland / Sligo site (http://birdwatchireland.ie or http://sligobirding.com) provide up to date recent sighting of various birds and waterfowl in the Sligo area.

Arts and Culture
This area is notorious for its artists from writers, poets, painters, and fairy makers, and many have set up home here. The Model (Niland Gallery), Hamilton Gallery, Yeat’s Society, Hawkswell, Blue Raincoat Theatre, the Factory, and more are within 20 minutes drive.

Surfing
Go to Lislarry (about 6km) for some of the best waves in the northwest. Or go further to afield to Bundoran (http://www.turfnsurf.ie orhttp://bundoransurfschool.com) or Strandhill (http://www.strandhillsurfschool.com) and experience the thrills of surfing on the big Atlantic waves (both 30 minutes away). Or the Adventure Sligo site (http://www.adventuresligo.com) can provide additional links.

Sailing / Boating / Canoeing/Kayaking
If you have your own boat (sail boat, rib, canoe, etc) bring it along and we will help you launch it from the recently renovated Raghley pier. You can explore and relax in tranquility of Drumcliffe Bay. The boat can be stored in our sheds. Other popular activities include kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding. (http://www.adventuresligo.com/water/kayaking).
Within 20 minutes there are 2 sailing clubs (http://mullaghmoresailingclub or http://sligoyaughtclub.ie) offering beginners and experienced sailing courses for juniors and adults.

Horseriding
If you own your own horse(s), you can have a unique holiday by bringing him/her/them with you. Access to the local beaches (Ardtarmon Strand or The Golden Strand or Tra Bui) can be provided through the owner’s land. Then the horse(s) can graze under your watchful eye. All options considered. Contact us for more information.
Alternatively, Island View offers horseriding for all the family year round (http://islandviewridingstables.com). This family run business is located about 15 minutes away and offers beach rides, trekking, lessons, and carriage riding. Use these links for additional riding stables: http://www.irelandonhorseback.com or http://www.markreestables.com) in the Sligo area.

Golfing
Ireland is renowned for its golf courses and Rosses’ Point is no exception. The County Sligo Golf Club at Rosses’ Point (http://countysligogolfclub.ie) is ranked in the top 10 links courses in Ireland. The club boasts renowned visitors and champions, Rory McElroy and Tom Watson. Or you can go to Berties Pitch and Putt (http://www.bertiespnp.co.nr) or the Tyeconnell Pitch and Putt course in Bundoran.

Fishing
There are plenty of excellent fishing points on the Raghley peninsula, where you can catch mackerel, pollock, bollin or if you are lucky sea trout. Raghley Harbour is located ¼ mile away. Spoil yourself with some fresh lobster and crab caught by local fishermen (available on request). Or try your hand at getting some razor fish or rock fishing. Crab fishing off the pier provides fun for everyone. In Rosses’ Point (http://www.sligoboatcharters.com) (Darryl Ewing can pick you up at Raghley Pier, depends on tide) or Mullahmore (http://www.offshore.ie or http://www.inishmurrayislandtrips.com) charter boats are available for the serious fishermen. We can help with any bookings.

Walking/Hill Walking
Exploring North Sligo on foot can be a beautiful way to see the county. Various magical walks include: Lissadell House and Woods; Glencar Lake and Waterfall; Streedagh Point and Beach; Knocknarea and Queen Maeve's Cairn, Glennif Horseshoe at the foot of Ben Bulben to name a few. Go to http://www.sligotourism.ie and/or http://www.irishtrails.ie/Trail/Benbulben-loop or http://www.coillteoutdoors.ie for more information on mountain walks, nature trails, coastal walks and more.

Local Attractions: The following sites provide useful information about places to see and visit in Sligo:
1. http://sligotourism.ie
2. http://www.irishtourist.com/directory/places_to_visit/west/sligo/
3. http://www.lookwest.ie/events
4. http://mykidstime.ie
5. http://www.sligoheritage.com/links.htm
6. http://www.discoversligo.com/?pagid=arts
7. http://www.discoversligo.com/?pagid=heritage

Shopping and Restaurants:
Sligo offers shopping with a difference. There is a good mix of the extraordinary shops with hand-crafted pieces, the shops passed down through the generations and the more typical shops. Wooden sculpture by Michael Quirke and hand-crafted jewelry at The Cat and the Moon offer some special items while Mullaney’s and Moffits have been in the center of town for generations. The shopping centers provide a good mix on newer shops. Café’s, restaurants, and bistros are plentiful in Sligo town. Closer to 'home' there are several tasty meals at Lang's Bar and Restaurant, Yeat’s Tavern (or Davis’); and Henry’s Restaurant (within 10-15 minutes of our house).
Guest accommodation at this farm stay offers coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a shower. This Ballinful farm stay provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on request.

Recreational amenities at the farm stay include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Mary and Desmond Carway
Speaks English

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Internet access

Things to do

  • Playground
  • Water park access

Family friendly

  • Children's books
  • Dining table
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Playground
  • Fridge

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Golf privileges (optional)
  • Housekeeping (on request)

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture

More

  • Beach towels
  • Books
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Deck or patio
  • Private porch

More

  • Dryer
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

Overall score and ratings

4.9

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 41 out of 44 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Relaxing and fun break
Our views consisted of, Ben Bulben, Queen Maeves Grave, Rosses point (and by night it's lighthouses) and miles of ocean. We also were treated to (an afternoon of) the Coastguard helicopter tossing objects into the ocean and dumping the crew out to fetch them back. While training exercises in general may be boring to watch, this isn't something most people ever get to even see. Aside from the amazing views, the house was impeccable and Mary and Dessie were the fun'nest neighbours we've ever had on a holiday. This trip was an absolute delight and goes directly to our 'will do again' list.
Stayed 6 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful Christmas break
Dezzie and Mary could not have been more welcoming and accommodating especially as we arrived later than anticipated. The house is really excellent for large families ( we are six with four almost adult children) as well as socialising with extended family. The view from the house is wonderful over the bay towards Ben Bulbin and there are amazing walks to beaches and headlands within range of the house. Everyone was so welcoming we even enjoyed a community St Stephens day Swim in the sea. We highly recommend this house for a taste of true west of Ireland warmth and spectacular views over the wild Atlantic Coastline.
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

A Heavenly Slice of Coastal Farmland
Mary & Desmond are great hosts, helpful & hospitable. Our 3 year old grandson enjoyed the tractors while we enjoyed the coastal walks. The 4 BR home is very spacious and comfortable; and the kitchen had all that we needed for a 5 night stay. The water & mountain views and countryside quiet enhanced the comfort of our stay. David’s Restaurant & Yeats Tavern had 5-star cod fish & chips! Lots of good hikes nearby. Donegal an hour away. Even with lite rainy weather, a most active an enjoyable stay was had by all.
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2021

4/5 Good

Unique stay with friendly family host
Hosts were family living next door to house and were very approachable about where to visit and places to eat. They made sure we knew about lots of hidden gems on their doorstep and went above and beyond to make sure we had a memorable week. The house itself is quite dated but well stocked. Remote location. 10 min drive to supermarket. 20-30 min drive to Rosses point, Mullaghmore, Bundoran, Sligo town. Had access to stony beach across the road for part of the week. Lovely to walk with Benbulbin in the distance.
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

A lovely stay in Sligo
We had a very enjoyable stay at this property, it was super clean & had everything we needed & beds were really comfy. The kids loved all the space both inside & outside. The owners are so friendly and accommodating. Beautiful sea views and a lovely walkway down to the beach in front of the house. Would definitely recommend.
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2021