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150 Year Old Irish World Charm

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage



About the property

Ballaghy Cottage

Ballaghy Cottage is a one hundred and fifty year old stone cut world charm cottage which has been totally refurbished to a high standard and also to maintain its character. It stands on half an acre of tastefully landscaped gardens with extensive large patio area for relaxation. Ballaghy Cottage consists of three double rooms and one single (sleeps 7), one en- suite, main bathroom, kitchen and separate living/dining room with glazed doors to patio area. This is strictly a NON SMOKING cottage. All linen and towels are supplied. NO PETS ALLOWED.

Mary Durham
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
29 January, 2012


5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

150 Year Old Irish World Charm
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

7 of us where staying for a wedding. House is very clean and has everything you could need. The couple renting are lovely leaving a breakfast in the fridge also providing folder of useful information about the area. This cottage made the stay for the wedding very comfortable would recomend to everyone. :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in Ballaghy cottage in July 2014 attending a friend’s wedding. What a stunning cottage! And beautiful patio and garden! I really didn’t want to go home! It had everything we needed for the weekend and more. The lovely owners were so accommodating they even went to the trouble of filling the fridge with breakfast for us so we were well set up heading off to the wedding. I couldn't recommend a stay there more!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Amazing House

  • 5 of 5

This has to be the nicest house I have ever stayed in ! I stayed there in Nov. with five other people and we loved every minute of our stay ! We were there for a wedding and staying in this house made it a precious memory forever for all of us ! The comfort and cleanliness and the atmosphere in this house is next to none ! We did not want to leave at the end. I would go back there and so would all five others who stayed with me !

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I honestly could not say enough about my stay in this beautiful house ! I was attending a wedding with five others and we will remember our stay here forever ! It actually made the whole trip to the wedding precious for us The comfort in this house is next to none and the garden is absolultely out of this world ! In fact none of us wanted to leave it.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John and Tess, We thank you for your kind comments. Our aim is to always give quality service and comfort.
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Dublin Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The Drake Inn
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Middleton Park House
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Set in the heart of Ireland, in the historic village of Castletown Geoghegan this beautifully refurbished cottage will make an excellent base for your exploration of the Irish Midlands. Located midway between Dublin and Galway this country getaway is ideally situated between the towns of Athlone ,Mullingar, Tullamore and Longford. Within walking distance, the village has a church a well stocked grocery shop, post office and three cosy country pubs. With Lough Ennel less than five minutes drive away you are within easy striking distance of a pitch and put course, fishing, boating, water sports at the Jonathon Swift Park and Lilliput Adventure Centre. For lovers of golf the area has numerous top quality golf courses including Mullingar Golf Club, New Forest in Tyreelllpass, Moate and Glasson. The nearby town of Kilbeggan is the home of the oldest Irish whiskey distillery with its own visitors centre and museum. Kilbeggan race meeting are held throughout the summer season.

There are plenty of modern amenities in the major towns in the area, cinemas, swimming poopls, leisure centres, bowling and horse riding. For those with an interest in local history, the cottage is situated across the road from one of Ireland finest examples of a Motte and Bailey dating from Norman times. The village is named after the the McGeoghegan family, extensive land owners disposed in Cromwellian times. Their coat of arms can be seen on a headstone in the old R.C. graveyard. The Church of Ireland graveyard is the burial place of Arthur Boyd Rochfort recipient of the Victoria Cross Medal of Honour for Valour during the First World War. His family were the original owners of Middleton Park House which is now an exclusive wedding venue and fine dining restaurant. For those interested in more recent history it was in the local village hall that Joe Dolan performed at his first dance for the local hurling club. Joe went on to world wide fame and his life size statue can be seen in Mullingar.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Castletown, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$142

Minimum of 2nights
2 nights €500.
3 nights €600
4 nights €700
5 nights €800
6 nights €850
7 nights €900
€200 refundable deposit required.

Linen and towels provided.
Welcome pack provided for arrival.
Electricity and central heating supplied.
10% discount off weekly rate for all returning customers.
For any further information contact the owner.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Castletown

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , En-Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • conservatory
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing