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Lounge/Dining Area
Front Elevation
Kitchen
Dining Room Table and Chairs in Lounge Facing Sligo Bay
Double Bedroom with Bay Window facing Sligo Bay
Vestible off the Lounge Looking Out Onto Sligo Bay
Twin Bedroom with Bay Window Facing Sligo Bay
En-suite Bathroom with Walk-in Shower, Toilet and Sink
Main Bathroom with Bath, Shower, Toilet and Sink
Cosy Sitting Area off the Kitchen
En-suite Double Bedroom
Barnacle Geese in Autum/Winter
Looking out at Benbulben Mountain Range from Lissadell Beach
Pool and Air Hockey Tables in the Games Room
Deck with Picnic Table, Barbeque and Playing Area
Raghly Penninsula
Side Garden and Deck Area with Knocknarea in the Distance
Doorly Park Walk along the Shores of Lough Gill
Sail Boats in Sligo Bay
The Three-horned Goat at Eagle's Flying, Ballymote
A Sheperd's Delight: One of the Many Beautiful Sunsets from the Kitchen and Lounge Windows
Paddle Boarding in Raghly Harbour
Finn Whale washed up in Sligo Bay - November 2011
Fresh Delicious Lobster Available from Raghly Harbour on Request (Seasonal / Depends on Weather)
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Farmhouse -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Ballinfull, County Sligo, Western Ireland

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AnnyMayB
Paris, France
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed 4 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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We stayed in Herdsman's House for one week in July, we are a French/Irish family with 8 and 11 year old children. Desmond and Mary and their children made our stay very special. The house was spotless on arrival, very well equipped and with beautiful furnishings. The views are spectacular from the sitting room and the front bedrooms. The games room for the rainy days (not many!) and free wifi were a luxury.
During the week, Desmond and Mary ensured that we lacked nothing in the house, proposed activities and outings to us to discover this beautiful remote unspoilt part of Sligo. Walks to Raghley Pier, Yellow Strand were fabulous as well as an excellent pint of the black stuff in Ellen's Pub. Desmond even asked the local fisherman to bring us back some lobster for our dinner one night, now that was special! What can we say, my children rated this holiday week in Sligo the best in our many Irish holidays. My husband and I agree totally! It is wonderful to see such an Irish welcome as the Irish are renowned for ... their great generosity, hospitality and good humour. Many thanks to Desmond and Mary. We highly recommend without a doubt and just wish we could have stayed longer! We'll be back !

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Liked best: The hospitality of the owners, the house, the area, the views.
Liked least: Nothing !
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Alison J
Galway, Ireland
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“Lovely house, great location and scenery”
Reviewed 12 July 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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We had a lovely long weekend stay in this house and really loved it. The house is clean,spacious and has lots to offer. There is lots to do in the area as well, walks and beaches for example, and the landlord Des (who is one in a million by the way) is extremely helpful and friendly. We have plans to return in the autumn for more of the same.

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Liked best: Des, a wonderful host!
Liked least: The weather, but this didn't really spoil things too much.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Gilles B
Montbrison, France
1 review
Reviewed 24 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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Travelling group: En famille avec adolescent(s)
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Andreas B
Germany
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Reviewed 21 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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