Above the shores of Lough Melvin, nestled amongst picturesque Irish farmlands under "Sheenun", the "Hill of the Fairies" stands charming Roosky Cottage. This traditional 19th century thatched cottage, the symbol of Irish Life, provides a quiet and peaceful oasis for you.
Roosky Cottage is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom dwelling near Donegal Ireland and is perfect for 1- 4 persons (5 with sofa bed). It is situated within a 15 minute drive of the Atlantic seaside town of Bundoran and a Â½ hour from the bustling towns of Sligo and Donegal. 3 hours from Dublin, 2 hours from Belfast and 4 hours from Shannon. You will find it a great base for exploring all the attractions of our neighboring counties of Donegal, Fermanagh and Sligo.
Vacationers, honeymooners, golfers, fishermen, writers and artists have enjoyed the tranquility of lakeside living. The cottage offers more privacy, independence and comfortable living space than a hotel room or B & B and affords you the option to prepare your own meals anytime. It is centrally heated with modern amenities.
Living Room: Our cozy living room is graced with an original turf fireplace, comfortable sofa bed , chairs and TV.
Dining Room: The dining area shares this living space, providing a relaxed setting for your own home-cooked meals or a friendly card game.
Kitchen: Our country kitchen is furnished with a beautiful antique Irish hutch and is fully-equipped with microwave/convection grill, refrigerator, oven, stove, washing machine, cookware, towels, utensils and serving ware.
Bedrooms: Each of our cozy bedrooms offer turf fireplaces, European goose down comforters, and an adjoining private ceramic tiled bathroom and towels. Our master bedroom with double bed has a bathroom with tub. Our large bedroom with two twin beds is appointed with a bathroom with shower.
You can do as little or as much as you like here. Birdwatch in our garden, read a book or take a sunset walk along the Atlantic Ocean. Look for wild hares, pheasants and other local fauna. Try out Irish recipes in the kitchen. Pick our wild garlic, sorrel and blackberries as your secret ingredients, or the catch of the day from Lough Melvin!!!
Take a scenic drive with Roosky as your base. Drive up the Barr Road behind us for commanding views of Lough Melvin and Donegal Bay. Discover breathtaking sea cliffs and ocean vistas along Donegal Bay to Slieve League.
Seek out Ireland's past at numerous historical sites within a 1 hour drive of the cottage. A must see is Carrowmore, near Sligo, which contains the largest group of megalithic tombs in Europe, dating from 4000 BC. County Fermanagh has a collection of Celtic remains; Devenish Island where a 12th century round tower stands sentinel and Boa Island where you can greet two stone Janus figures dating from the first century.
The most fun is traveling the local roads and stopping at small friendly pubs. Ireland is known for it's friendly people, and it's the best way to learn about the country first hand.
Things To Do:
Challenging trout and salmon fishing can be found on Lough Melvin just a stones throuw from the cottage. Fishing boats and guides are available nearby for rental. â€¦or take a sea fishing charter on Donegal Bay from Mullaghmore or Ballyshannon.
Golfers can choose between 3 magnificent links courses during their stay: Bundoran Golf Club a 69 par 18- hole course 15 minutes away; Sligo Golf Club (Rosses Point) a championship 71 par course, 25 minutes drive and Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh) an 18 hole course with a par of 73 just 25 minutes away.
Hillwalking and strolling abounds here. Just 5 minutes drive from us is picturesque Fowley's Falls, a mile long sequence of waterfalls hidden in the woods, with a maintained trail and picnic area.
Rent a bike or boat in at the Holiday Centre in Garrison. Horseback riding is also popular with stables in two nearby towns....Read more
Charming Irish Lakeside Thatched Cottage Bundoran, County Donegal, Ireland
Additional Location Information
Setting amongst hillside and farmlands, outside of the village of Rossinver along scenic Lough Melvin Drive. 15 minute drive to the Atlantic seaside town of Bundoran and a ½ hour from the Sligo Donegal. towns. 3 hour drive from Dublin, 2 hours from Belfast and 4 hours from Shannon.
More About This Location
Rural retreats, Waterfront
Nearest airport: Sligo, 10 miles Car is essential
Last updated on March 27, 2015
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Left on 03/07/2011 for a stay in September 2004 | RamonaReviewed Mar 7, 2011Stayed Sep 2004
It was like living inside a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle of the Irish Countryside. From the purple door on the cottage, to the shore of Lake Melvin, and the cow crossing the road and peering into the car. Collecting slo-berries and canoe trips ended with a nice peat fire in the evening... and a pint of your favorite Irish beverage.
Left on 02/16/2011 for a stay in May 2010 | LoisReviewed Feb 16, 2011Stayed May 2010
Oh, my goodness! Where to begin? Roosky cottage was everything we look for when we stay in Ireland - a place to call home in Ireland, a real turf fire, comfy beds, a good shower, quiet and peacefulness - and even a thatched roof! The location in Leitrim couldn't be better - close to Donegal and Sligo town, yet in a rural setting near a small village and beautiful lake. We received a real Irish welcome on arrival. If you're looking for a peaceful, authentic place to stay on the West coast of Ireland, it'd be hard to find anything better then Roosky cottage. We absolutely loved our time there, and hope to return.
Left on 02/04/2011 for a stay in September 2003 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 4, 2011Stayed Sep 2003
This authentic Irish cottage complete with thatched roof is nestled in the rolling hills and overlooking the lake. Truly a step back in time. It's a charming country setting for relaxing, hiking, taking days trips or a quick jaunt to the pub. The best of two world's--thick stone walls, fireplaces, and 2 baths and bedrooms and a kitchen! We spent another two weeks in Ireland and kept wishing we were back at Roosky.
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