OLD IRISH FARMHOUSE CARROWCULLEN
Please consult terms and conditions regarding cancellation for future bookings, to which is added a Covid-19 returns policy or facility to re-book at a future date, should Government restrictions be re-imposed affecting those bookings.
CARROWCULLEN is available for holiday and short let rental. Treat yourself to a retreat in a traditional old Irish farmhouse in an awe-inspiring natural setting of Ireland’s WILD ATLANTIC WAY.
OLD IRISH FARMHOUSE CARROWCULLEN is Failte Ireland Welcome Standard approved property and is a Hidden Ireland approved property.
Covid-19 procedures include aerosol disinfecting of house after guests leave, after linens removed, non-mixing during cleaning of used linen and clean linens, disinfecting house following cleaning; house sealed for guests arrival. Given social distancing which prevents the traditional tour through the house and the required removal of house Welcome booklet, guests will be emailed a Welcome Pack which also encourages guests to ask questions.
Wifi with boosters.
CARROWCULLEN is located on Ireland’s WILD ATLANTIC WAY in Skreen, County Sligo. Ladies Brae and Knockachree, in the Ox Mountains, rise dramatically behind as an ever-changing backdrop. The OLD IRISH FARMHOUSE CARROWCULLEN is a 22.9 kilometers (23 minutes) drive to Sligo’s W B Yeats Building visitor centre and the Sligo County Museum. It is located on the 2203; turn off N 59 at Skreen Primary care centre; 3 kilometers; just past the Holy Hill Hermitage, a small steep hill; Carrowcullen’s iron gate immediately on the left, recessed, with a’NO SHOOTING’ and ‘please close the gate’ signs. F91 EVK6.
II. The farmhouse:
CARROWCULLEN is an 1880’s traditional six-room OLD IRISH FARMHOUSE, offering space for up to six guests. It has been been meticulously restored by a heritage specialist. It offers a ‘step back in time,’ unique experience as a holiday and event rental. For those with Irish roots, it offers as well a base to explore their Irish ancestry and heritage in addition to Ireland’s WILD ATLANTIC WAY natural setting.
At CARROWCULLEN guests can engage with the 19th century, while enjoying modern conveniences. Period features include original stonework, hearth, fireplaces, internal doors, staircase, decorative paint and furniture. To these have been added historical furnishings, additional furnishings and Victorian sanitary ware complementing the original features. Because of these combined features, it is, in the words of one visitor, ‘just like my grandmother’s home!’
CARROWCULLEN also offers an ideal setting for writers’ and musicians’ retreats; for musicians, its Bluthner Model B upright piano affords guests with a professional grade instrument. Furthermore, the inspiring selection of books and the log burning stoves provide perfect ingredients for those hygge moments.
III. The setting:
In addition, the OLD IRISH FARMHOUSE CARROWCULLEN is sited within inspiring and dramatic natural settings. The farmhouse is set well back from a quiet country road on a dry-stone wall lined lane. It sits within a timeless, rugged working fourteen-acre farm with outbuildings, stream, natural springs, sheep and poultry.
Furthermore, the OLD IRISH FARMHOUSE CARROWCULLEN guests can immediately take advantage of Ladies Brae and Knockachree and Sligo popular walking trails and bicycling routes, which lead from its lane and the quiet country road.
Because of all its features, CARROWCULLEN as a holiday and short let rental provides an opportunity to pause, reflect, and connect with nature — in all its moods and complexities — and with oneself and others.
IV. Nearby activities:
Using the OLD IRISH FARMHOUSE CARROWCULLEN as a holiday and short let rental base, a full range of activities are available nearby.
Hiking, fishing, golf, surfing, traditional music, horse-riding, fresh water lakes with water-based activities, lovely beaches with stunning views of mountains are all within a few minutes walk/bicycle/drive to a half-hour’s drive.
Similarly, traditional Irish music, cultural events, heritage sites are within easy distance.Sligo Mjusicians Online Festival Community has contributed to nurturing bothmusicians and their audiences during Covid-19.
Guests can take full advantage of annual events including: SLIGO LIVE (October), SLIGO JAZZ FESTIVAL (July), SLIGO FESTIVAL OF BAROQUE MUSIC (September), SLIGO INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL (May), SLIGO SUMMER FESTIVAL (August). Due to Covid-19 restrictions, please check directly with the providers of any events and activities.
Local and Sligo pubs offer a choice of of traditional music sessions, again subject to Covid-19 restrictions. Restaurants: Beach Bar Aughris Head, Pudding Row Easkey, Sally Gardens Ballysadare. Chemist, Super Valu, Post Office, butchers in Ballysadare. Post Office and Collery’s shop and petrol/diesel in Beltra; shop and petrol/diesel Ardabrones.
In addition, HAWK’S WELL THEATRE runs an ambitious ongoing cultural programme all year.
Heritage sites within easy driving distance include LISSADELL HOUSE, SLIGO COUNTY MUSEUM, YEATS MEMORIAL BUILDING, GLENCAR WATERFALL, SLIGO ABBEY, SLIGO FOLK PARK, CARROWKEEL PASSAGE TOMBS, CREEVYKEEL MEGALITHIC TOMBS, and CARROWMORE MEGALITHIC CEMETERY.
Because of its location and proximity to activities, CARROWCULLEN provides an ideal base for holiday and short let rental.
CARROWCULLEN’s holiday rental facilities for up to six guests include:
Ground floor: traditional kitchen with butlers sink and Stanley 8 stove; gas cooker with oven; understairs toilet; parlour, additional sitting room with iron and brass 4′ bed (with sink and toilet behind Victorian screen). Cooking facilities: gas cooker with oven; , toaster, microwave. Small dishwasher and undercounter fridge with freezer compartment; larder fridge available in addition.
First floor: one large bedroom with double bed and sink; one bedroom with two single beds and sink, a small bedroom with day bed; family bathroom with shower over traditional cast iron bath.
Wifi router with internal boosters within farmhouse. Small TV and dvd player.
Additional facilities limited availability during Covid-19 and only by prior arrangement.
Grounds adjacent to house; walking lane leading directly from the house. Sligo walking trail leads from the road.
Free parking space for two vehicles off lane near house; space to off load vehicles prior to parking.