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

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Bedroom One: Double Bed (south-facing) with Bay Windows.
View from bay windows in Bedroom One.
Bedroom One with double bed, lockers, wardrobe and arm chairs

Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bathrooms
2 Full baths

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Reviews (23)
Suzanne B.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
My worries that Herdsman's house was too far from ...
My worries that Herdsman's house was too far from "things to do" was pointless. It was a perfect location - about 20 minutes drive from everything we wanted to do. Quiet evenings back at the house with a view to the ocean were well-spent. Des and Mary made us feel so welcome and had great suggestions for things to do. The house has to be one of the cleanest places I've ever been too as well. I can't recommend the place highly enough.
Written November 22, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

michael O.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
A comfortable well equipped and spacious bungalow ...
A comfortable well equipped and spacious bungalow with outstanding views of Silgo Bay. The property was very clean, during our 3 weeks stay the the property was cleaned and bedlinen changed to cater for our family who stayed with us during the holiday. However, the one of the most important element of the holiday was the welcome and great times shown by the hosts Desmond and Mary. They kept the grandchildren entertained with tractor driving and feeding the bullocks. We would definitely stop at the property if we visited this part of the Wild Atlantic Way. Mike anbd Tina
Written November 16, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Elizabeth M.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
We had the very BEST time in Sligo at the Herdsman...
We had the very BEST time in Sligo at the Herdsman and the Sea Barn! Our hosts, Des, Mary and Elena were the MOST generous and gracious people imaginable. They anticipated and attended to our every need and facilitated many adventures throughout our stay. Fantastic hiking, biking, yoga and beach walks. Highly recommend!!
Written November 15, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Stephanie F.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
We stayed with our two teens for 6 days and I cann...
We stayed with our two teens for 6 days and I cannot begin to describe how much my family enjoyed our time at this beautiful property. Mary and Des are exceptional hosts and will welcome you warmly, and go above and beyond to meet your needs and ensure that your vacation is exactly what you want it to be. The home is immaculate, the views from nearly every room are lovely and there is just something magical about the area. Whether you want to just rest and read a book, walk the beach or cliffs, venture into the lovely town of Sligo, or drive to Slieve League for the day, The Herder's House is the perfect home base. Sligo is an easy drive and grocery is about 15 min. This is a place to restore, explore, and connect. I have been back for two weeks and still miss it. They also own The Sea Barn across the street which is absolutely gorgeous for a large group stay and is fully accessible. Thank you Mary and Des for giving our family an unforgettable holiday. We will be back!
Written November 3, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Four family members and I stayed for a week and en...
Four family members and I stayed for a week and enjoyed the house and all its amenities very much. The quality of the house and its beautiful seaside location was only surpassed by the kindness and consideration of our hosts, Mary and Des. They went out of their way to make sure we were satisfied with all aspects of our stay. I recommed this VRBO highly. And, if one needs a larger space for, say, a family reunion or business retreat, they have beautiful modern accomodations called the Sligo Sea Barn overlooking the bay as well.
Written August 28, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Carol D.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
If you want to travel into the past and see Irelan...
If you want to travel into the past and see Ireland the way it used to be, then this is the place to stay. The sun slowly rises over the local mountains; the owner will tell you the name of any mountain you point to and the ancient tale that accompanies it. The light is ever-changing: mist and scuttling clouds cast shadows against the mountains, the bay and the fields. There is something magical about this spot. We have stayed in many rentals, but this above the rest. We enjoyed long walks on quiet country roads where lush green fields, misty mountains, and choppy bay waves were always in sight. Des and Mary, the owners, let us explore the fairy fort on the property and showed us the walking trails along ocean cliffs. The meticulous modern house is spacious, well-lit, with spectacular views from most windows. The large kitchen is furnished with quality dishes, glasses and cookware. We were able to prepare wonderful meals. The bathrooms are clean and generous in size. The bedrooms are large and comfortable. The hosts are more than hospitable and knowledgeable. They tell you where to find traditional Irish music at a local pub, the best restaurants, and where to pick up basic items. Situated overlooking Sligo Bay, the house is minutes from Yeats’ tomb, Ben Bulben, close to ancient passage burial tombs older than the pyramids (5-6 thousand years old), and local waterfalls. The town of Sligo is just 30 minutes away. Amazing place!
Written August 24, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

kevin z.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Perhaps the best place we have stayed in a VRBO re...
Perhaps the best place we have stayed in a VRBO rental and we use VRBO a lot! Hosts were over the top helpful, friendly and informative. Wonderful stories and tractor driving too. Next trip to Ireland we will be back here!! Thanks Mary and Desi!!
Written August 24, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

James M.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Fantastic place, wonderful hosts, the accommodatio...
Fantastic place, wonderful hosts, the accommodations are TEN star! Des and Mary made us very welcome and know all the best place to visit in the Sligo area. You cannot buy the kind attention they gave us and the 4 kids (ages 10, 8, 5 and 3)…e.g., sitting with the cows, driving the tractor, access to the beach , touring the Sea Barn…we just had a wonderful time. The house has 4 great bedroom, 2 bathrooms, great kitchen, mud room with washer and dryer, lovely dining area and sitting sun room. Highly recommend this house or their Sligo Sea Barn for a family or large group holiday. The Murphy’s and Collette’s
Written August 18, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Gerald P.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Des and Mary were amazing hosts we were allowed to...
Des and Mary were amazing hosts we were allowed to look through the the sea barn conversion it is unbelievable if you have special needs family or friends it has everything you could possibly require we will be back we in the herdsmen house perfect for a grope of
Written July 11, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Gisela D.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
4.0 of 5 stars
Geräumiges Haus mit einer fantastischen. Aussicht....
Geräumiges Haus mit einer fantastischen. Aussicht. Sehr nette und aufmerksame Vermieter. An der Stelle noch mal ein Dank an Desmond und Tola für die schöne Angeltour und an Mary für das frisch gebackene Brot. Wenn man Land und Leute kennenlernen möchte, ist man hier genau richtig. Allerdings ist das Haus sehr einsam gelegen, zum einkaufen oder einen Besuch im Pub ist man auf ein Auto angewiesen.
Written July 11, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Location info
  • Kid friendly

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Map
Getting there
Dublin Airport
186.3 km

Knock Intl Airport
48.3 km
Restaurants
Austies Pub & Kitchen
5.9 km

The Little Cottage Cafe
6.3 km

Shells Cafe
7.7 km

Mammy Johnston's Ice Cream Parlour & Cafe
7.6 km
Attractions
Atlantic Sheepdogs
7.8 kmFarms

Strandhill Beach
7.7 kmBeaches

Rosses Point
5.9 kmPoints of Interest & Landmarks

Lissadell House
3.8 kmArchitectural Buildings

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.
Cancellation policy

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