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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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935JaneL3...
Coleraine, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“Fabulous house, Fabulous place”
Reviewed 21 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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I travelled with my husband and 6 children. House is immaculate and stylish. It has an amazing view of the bay. The children had loads of space to play outside and when it rained there was a play room with a snooker table which kept them occupied for hours!Desmond and Mary were very welcoming and friendly. We will be back again.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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marisabm
Dana Point, California
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9 reviews
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“Beautiful home in a peaceful setting with service-oriented hosts!”
Reviewed 21 January 2014 for a stay in September 2013
1
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From the moment we arrived to Herdsman's House, we were treated like family. Desmond, Mary and their children were extremely hospitable and service-oriented in every way! We were 2 couples (father & mother and son & daughter-in-law) and there was plenty of room in the home for all of us to enjoy our three week stay. The home was spotless and it had everything we needed to feel comfortable. Our favorite space in the home was the "sun room" because it had beautiful countryside & ocean views and stayed warm while we read our books and drank tea. It was like heaven! The kitchen, laundry room and bedrooms were all very well equipped without any details left unturned. Desmond frequently stopped by to ask if we needed anything or had any questions about the home or nearby attractions. Mary also surprised us with a wonderful wedding anniversary gift basket during our stay! Lastly, this wonderful family invited us over for afternoon tea and we had a great time laughing and sharing our life stories. We've never experienced such kind service in any other vacation rental. We truly feel fortunate to have found Herdman's House and hope to return one day. If you're seeking peace & quiet and a break from life, Herdsman's House is the place to go!

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Liked best: The size of the home and the views
Liked least: Internet was slow at times
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Darren A
Wakefield, RI
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Special Properly, Even More Special People”
Reviewed 24 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
2
people found this review helpful

The other reviews eloquently described just how special this property and family are. Consider yourself lucky if you've been able to track down this rental and stay with these folks.

Desmond, Mary, and their amazing children made for a trip and life event that we'll never froget. The property is simply stunning and peaceful. Every detail is considered in which they keep in the house, which is so immaculate it almost makes you feel guilty running inside with soiled shoes!

Des/Mary really open themselves up to you and treat you like family. Actually, they treat you BETTER than family and are great to chew the cud with. We had a bit of an ordeal when upon arrival to the town, I had put gasoline in a diesel engine. What could have been a disaster, Des was able to take the lead on and help me out of a jam with a fuel pump out using his connections and wits. The kids are both incredible and a reflection of their parents.

I could go on and on, but the point is book it now!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Young Children
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Deirdre M
Worcester, United Kingdom
1 review
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“A visual and gastranomic delight”
Reviewed 27 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We were met at the house by Des and family and shown round. They had catered for our every wish right down to supplying the most fantastic array of seafood that could be had. We ate like Kings all week. Des came up with his tractor and took my grand daughter out for a trip which she loved as did her father and uncles who went as well!! If we needed anything it was never a problem and we had it delivered within the day. It is stunning countryside around with a gorgeous sandy beach close by that my grand daughter loved going to and swimming. Watching cows and sheep putting on a performance every evening was very entertaining. Best holiday for a long long time. House was spotless and it was such a bonus to have pure cotton sheets on the bed. Everything about this holiday was great and we would love to come back again. Thank you Des and family.

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Liked best: We felt as if we had experienced a really excellent holiday
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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SAT
Reviewed 3 August 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Liked best: The Carways and the scenery.
Liked least: There was nothing we disliked.
Travelling group: Friends
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