I can't believe my review wasn't posted here before... either my bad or a technical glitch! My apologies to Catherine for not having kudos up here in a more timely fashion! I couldn't thank her enough for making our stay here possible, from the beginning with delays in booking due to horrible weather related problems at home, to resolving the booking company errors after our stay. None of that should reflect upon our vacation at Marsh Cottage. Catherine went far above and beyond to make our visit happen!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay... relaxing in the cottage, enjoying the serenity, feeling as if we were staying at a family place (not the usual stripped bare holiday cottage). We enjoyed our leisurely breakfasts and evenings by the fire in the cozy living area. Our days were passed relaxing there or walking on the beach, taking day trips to Donegal Town, the Giants Causeway and drives through the countryside, as well as shopping in Sligo, exploring the local sights and sites, and a few nights out at local places having dinner and connecting to wifi and letting the folks at home know how wonderfully our trip was going.
I've never heard anyone one say that Sligo should be on a top ten list of "must see" places to be in Ireland, so let me be the first. After many trips to other parts of Ireland, I have to say that our time at Marsh Cottage felt more authentic, real, and peaceful.
Our thanks to Catherine and her family for sharing such a unique place with us.
We were at Marsh Cottage with our two rescue greyhounds for a week in early September. Sunshine and rain showed off the stunning landscape to dramatic effect. We were on the trail of WB Yeats and visited Ben Bulben mountain, Inisfree lake and the grave in Drumcliffe. Streedagh Beach with its rolling surf is sensational. More prosaically we were impressed by the SuperValu hypermarket in Grange with its great range of wines and local produce. The house is comfortable and old-fashioned with plenty of room and 5 beds. Our dogs were made to feel especially welcome.
Superb - exactly as promised. The cottage is secluded but not too eerily remote, extremely comfortable and - important for our two rescue greyhounds - very dog friendly.
Within easy reach are the magnificent Streedagh beach and Mullaghmore Point. For the Yeats enthusiast there's Lissadell House, which is very well restored and maintained, the grave at Drumcliffe, and the beauty of Lough Gill. All under the shadow of the truly impressive Ben Bulben.
Unique location for a great holiday.
A superb welcome and the attentive proprietor have everything ready for you in this remote and well maintained traditional cottage. It became a wonderful paradise for our family and dogs with easy access to all the Yeat's Country attractions and the magnificent scenery and beaches. We particularly enjoyed our early morning walks on Streedagh Beach (5 minutes away by car) with the dogs, the Atlantic Ocean, Benbulben, millions of fossils and nobody else!
Good memories were recalled as the cottage brought back evenings and summers spent with Nana in her home on Co. Clare.