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IVY HOUSE. woodburner, spacious cottage, large garden near Boyle, County Sligo

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Overview
5 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
10 guests
3 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
This spacious, detached cottage sits in a rural location, 5 miles from the village of in County Sligo, and can sleep ten people in five bedrooms.Ivy House is a spacious and detached cottage set in a rural position, 5 miles from the village of Boyle in County Sligo. With five bedrooms, including three doubles, one single and one family with en-suite shower room, this cottage can sleep ten people. The rest of the cottage includes a family bathroom, three sitting rooms, including one with a woodburner, plus a kitchen with dining area. Outside there is ample off road parking and a large lawned garden with furniture. Ivy House is a wonderful spacious cottage, and with a wealth of history and unspoilt countryside, loughs and beaches close by, it is ideal for large groups of families and friends...This spacious, detached cottage sits in a rural location, 5 miles from the village of in County Sligo, and can sleep ten people in five bedrooms.Ivy House is a spacious and detached cottage set in a rural position, 5 miles from the village of Boyle in County Sligo. With five bedrooms, including three doubles, one single and one family with en-suite shower room, this cottage can sleep ten people. The rest of the cottage includes a family bathroom, three sitting rooms, including one with a woodburner, plus a kitchen with dining area. Outside there is ample off road parking and a large lawned garden with furniture. Ivy House is a wonderful spacious cottage, and with a wealth of history and unspoilt countryside, loughs and beaches close by, it is ideal for large groups of families and friends looking to explore the beautiful west of Ireland. Amenities: Oil central heating with woodburner. Electric oven with hob, gas oven with hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Free-to-air channels, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel and power included in rent Apr - Sep, fuel charged by meter reading Oct - Mar, first 20 included in rent. Starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Ample off road parking. Lawned front garden, rear lawn and patio with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Pubs, restaurants and shops 6 miles away. Note: Mobile coverage is limited in this area. Note: Check-in 5.30pm, check-out 10am. Please note this property is next to a small working farm. Region: The West of Ireland conjures up many images; thatched, whitewashed cottages, a flock of sheep on a narrow road, an emerald green field with a stone wall, or the Atlantic waves crashing into towering cliffs and rocky shores. Town: Boyle is a small town on the border of Roscommon and Sligo. It has a 12th century abbey and a variety of shops and bars.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
4 Doubles2 Singles
Bathrooms
2 Showers

Meet the host
Sykes Holiday Cottages
Hosting since October 2009
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (10)
fenella j
fenella j
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely house, beautiful area
Such a lovely house in a beautiful area. The house had so many useful things eg soap in every bathroom, dishwasher tablets, lots of towels, plenty of space and lovely outdoor area. Its location is great with plenty to see and do. We enjoyed the Bricklieve mountains and Carrowkeel tombs, Sligo, Lough Key activities, Marble Arch Caves and trips to Galway and Dublin. We would love to stay again and would recommend this house and lovely hosts.
Visited August 2023
Written August 12, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

SHONA McEntee
SHONA McEntee
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous experience
We stayed in Ivy House for Christmas, and we couldn’t ask for a better experience. This comfortable , spacious and well equipped house provided us with a “home from home” experience, and helped make our Christmas a special one. The house is well laid out , warm, and the log burner fire was well used! The Christmas tree and decorations made the house a lovely festive setting for our family.Everything we could possibly need was provided, and the house was spotless. The location was ideal, a few minutes drive from Ballinafad and Boyle, and we managed a few walks in the beautiful Forest Park and the Caves of Keash. Thank you to Liz and Bernard for being such gracious hosts, we look forward to a return visit!
Visited December 2020
Written December 30, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sarah G
Sarah G
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful house in a beautiful seting
Lovely house in a beautiful, serene setting close to all Co Sligo and the North West has to offer..Great space for a large group and the kids will love the back garden equipped with 2 goal posts. The house accommodated 11 of us ranging from 3 to 63 and was a home away from home.. The house was very clean both inside and out and the host Liz was very friendly, accomodating and the cakes went down a treat..Even though the weather was poor we still explored the area every day..Must see is Lough Key the boat trip was well worth it and the crew told us a great place to swim..Doon Shore (on Lough Key) and it was only a few mins drive from the house..Carrowkeel Tombs, the Caves of Kesh are all a few mins drive..Kesh has a lovely playground for the kids..Couldn't recommend this home enough..definetly one to come back to. Thanks Liz.
Visited August 2019
Written August 22, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rita C
Rita C
Omagh, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing stay!!
Our family party of 9 including a 1 year old baby stayed at Ivy House in June 2019. Our stay was fabulous! Liz was just a joy, so friendly and welcoming, nothing was a bother! The house is so spacious and the gardens are fabulous, plenty of space to play in, the house was perfectly kitted out for our baby including stair gates, travel cot and high chair, perfect and just what's needed when holidaying with a baby. Everyone really enjoyed their stay, lots to do nearby and its easy to get to the surrounding towns/villages. Beaches are nearby too, just a short drive to Rosses Point and Strandhill, both are lovely!! Would highly recommend Ivy House!! Thanks again Liz & Family!! The McNamme's
Visited June 2019
Written July 10, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kevin C
Kevin C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Brilliant host
Spent one week in Ivy House fantastic house, very spacoious, great gardens everything you need & a beautiful host Liz. Thank you so much for everything. Kevin Colton, Co. Tyrone
Visited June 2019
Written July 10, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Seth Mason
Seth Mason
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing
We’ve just spent a lovely week in your beautiful home. The location is stunning, lovely peaceful surroundings complete with a very spacious garden which our kids absolutely loved! We made full use of the log burner which kept us toasty on our fun filled game nights. Liz and Bernard were delightful hosts and made us feel very welcome. We would love to return to explore the area more and thank you for a wonderful holiday.
Visited April 2019
Written April 13, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Andrea
Andrea
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superb!
We had a wonderful stay in Ivy Cottage for New Year’s with my friends for the second time already!The house is very well kept, very clean and cozy, fully equipped with everything you possibly need.The owners are such lovely people and do everything they can to make you feel welcome.We loved our stay and I would highly recommend!
Visited December 2018
Written December 30, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Connector151162
Connector151162
Redhill, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
OUTSTANDING
We first booked this lovely house in April and after our stay we had to come back in December.After a lifetime of holidays in the Boyle area staying in our grandmother's house, this is the only place that fulfilled our needs when she passed. Beautiful quiet country location with gated drive and privacy. Situated on a working farm next door with the pleasant sound of cattle and peace and tranquility. A lovely modern house with yet some rustic old charm that works in harmony. The owners Liz and Bernard couldn't do more for us and the house has absolutely everything we needed from tea,coffe, sugar, washing up liquid to every cooking utensil and even has a dishwasher, as well as tin foil and kitchen towel!! The Little things that go a long way when staying elsewhere . A home from home and will be going back again. Although only 3 of us stayed would be ideal for more people. The house warms up very quickly and we were left a beautiful welcoming fire on arrival. Can highly recommend this home if you want a peaceful relaxed break.
Visited December 2018
Written December 18, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Helen Gallagher
Helen Gallagher
Culdaff, Ireland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved it!
We booked a week away for 7 (2adults and 5 kids aged 13, 11, 9, 7 and 3. We were expecting a lovely homely house in a beautiful setting but what we got was so much more. The fire had been lit for us on arrival and the house was so warm. The delightful owners met us with warm smiles and kind hearts and made us feel so welcome. There are so many extras included that are not listed like dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, hand soaps, towels, toilet roll.... I know this sound so trivial but it makes such a difference when you’re travelling with kids that these things are already taken care of. The grounds are spectacular. It was autumn and the leaves were changing colour and beginning to fall. It was so picturesque. Looking out on the view everyday was a delight. My kids loved playing in the garden which is situated off from the main road so safe for young children. The house itself is so big and was so clean with linens which smelt beautifully. It was evident that the owners are meticulous when it comes to hygiene and cleanliness. The house was so central to all the places we wanted to visit. Arigna mining experience, Foxford Woollen mills, Lough Key Forest, Ballina, Carrowkeel Passage Graves, Carrick on Shannon etc. So many things to see and do. Everyday was a new family adventure. These moments were precious and made even more special knowing that we were returning to Ivy House each evening. Overall we had a fantastic stay and would highly recommend it. We will most definitely return to this property to stay again.
Visited October 2018
Written November 3, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

walshejess
walshejess
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Location was different to advertisement
House was very clean and a good size if very dated, however it is certainly not 5km to Boyle. A sign 100 meters from the house says Boyle 10km.!!! Much further away than we wanted. Very rural road which made it difficult to go out at night. Nearest pub is advertised as 500 meters however we passed it while driving and sat nav said 1100 meters from the house. We paid top money for a week in August but felt it was a bit unsafe for our small children as grounds were not private. Vans drove through a dirt track in front of the house on numerous occasions. Only a small little garden at the house not the acre as advertised.
Visited August 2017
Written August 14, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Quest258378
Quest258378
Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments. The property owner has provided a response below: We thank you for your feedback this is very important to us. I am sorry that the distance to Boyle has been inserted incorrectly this, has been relayed to the company who market our property and amendments have taken place. The road is rural and I am sorry if this was not sufficient for your needs, many customers appreciate this being rural as they come away for a relaxing getaway. The pub this is in fairly close proximity and was estimated to be 500 metres away, and please rest assured the garden is approximately 1 acre in total. I am sorry that you felt the area was not safe for young children, we have had many families stay with us, and are disappointed to hear you did not feel the property was suitable for your family's needs.
Written May 15, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Entertainment
  • Television
Parking
  • Parking available
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  • Countryside area
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
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IVY HOUSE. woodburner, spacious cottage, large garden near Boyle, County Sligo is able to accommodate up to 10 guests. See all property details.

IVY HOUSE. woodburner, spacious cottage, large garden near Boyle, County Sligo has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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