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4 Star Self Catering lakeside holiday log cabin in County Monaghan Ireland

Bedrooms 3
Space 84 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Self Catering accommodation Approved to Failte Ireland Standards

The log cabin is on the shores of Rahans Lake in County Monaghan beside counties Cavan, Meath and Louth.

This rural self catering accommodation is situated in a fishing and golfing paradise.

The cabin stands on its own site in a quiet rural location.

The cabin's proximity to the border with Northern Ireland makes it an ideal base for exploring both parts of the island of Ireland.

There are numerous excellent fishing lakes within a 5 miles radius.

Golf available at the 18 hole Nuremore or Mannan Castle, or 9 hole Cabra Castle.

Rahans Lake Lodge is 2 miles from Nuremore Golf & Country Club & Cabra Castle hotels.

3 miles from romantic Dunaree Forest Park with its famous Wishing Well.

1 hour from historic Cooley Mountains of Irish legend and Carlingford Lough.

90 minutes from Belfast International Airport and Titanic Exhibition.

45 minutes from Newgrange World Heritage Site.

This Irish holiday chalet is a pet friendly haven of tranquility only 1 hour from Dublin via M1.

All heating, lighting, bed linen and towels are included in price.

Carrickmacross Equestrian Centre is just a five mile journey.

Carrickmacross town is surrounded by a host of lakes, which produce excellent catches annually.

Monalty lake, covers an area of 16 hectares with depths to 6m. This lake holds good stocks of fish including pike, roach, rudd, bream, hybrids, tench and eels. Anglers fishing in the early months of March and April and the later months of August, September and October produce the best results.

Lough na Glack, covers approximately 12 hectares with depths to 7m located in the North East quadrant of the lake. Depths elsewhere in the lake range from 3m to 5m. This is an excellent pike fishery

Lisanisk is a 5 hectare lake with a maximum depth of 2.5m. This lake holds good stocks of bream, roach, hybrids, perch and pike. Lisanisk has a very weedy bottom and is best fished by float or pole.

Corcrin Lake covers 3 hectares approximately and has depths to 6m. This lake contains tench to specimen size and good stocks of bream, rudd, roach, perch and pike. Parking is difficult on the narrow road. A number of fishing stands have been provided on the northern shoreline and swims are cut around the lake.

Spring Lough this is an excellent pike fishery and covers an area of 14 hectares with depths to 6m. You will find deep water off the rod tip if fishing from the shore but spaces are limited. A small road runs from the west of the lake right to its southern shoreline but access is difficult. This lake is reed fringed and overgrown in places and it is best fished from a boat.

Capragh Lake, covers an area of approximately 12 hectares and has depths ranging from 3m to 12m. It contains bream to specimen size and good stocks of roach, rudd, tench, perch and pike. Pike anglers will also find it possible to launch a boat at this venue.

Lough Fea is a 36 hectare private fishery. Day permits can be purchased at the lodge house for a nominal fee. This lake contains good stocks of bream, roach, rudd, hybrids, perch and pike. Boats are not permitted on this water.

Rahan’s Lake, covers an area of 25 hectares with depths ranging from 1m to 6.5m. The deepest area being the central area at the northern end of the lake. Rahans contains good stocks of pike as well as roach, bream, hybrids, tench and perch. Stands and good car parking are available. It is also possible to launch a boat from the slipway.

Descart Lake covers an area of 8 hectares with depths varying from .5m to 4.5m with the deepest area located in the North East quadrant of the lake. There are some stands on the South East shoreline and a number of swims have also been cut. Some of the shoreline on this lake is extremely soft. The lake holds good stocks of pike, roach, rudd, bream, hybrids, tench and perch.

Reilly’s Lake is a 1 hectare lake. Fishing stands are in place. It contains some pike as well as rudd to specimen size and stocks of roach, bream, hybrids and perch.

Clonturk Lake covers an area of 1 hectare with depths to 3m. It contains stocks of pike, roach and bream and large stocks of tench. Access is by way of a lane way and anglers are requested not to park in this lane way. A number of fishing stands are in place on the western shoreline

Lisnashannagh covers an area of approximately 2 hectares with depths to 5m. This lake holds stocks of pike, roach, perch and carp and good stocks of bream, tench and rudd to specimen size. Parking is limited. The margins of the lake are extremely soft so anglers should ensure they fish from a solid bank.

A number of fishing stands have been provided by the Eastern Regional Fisheries Board.

Drumconrath Village is surrounded by a number of small to medium sized lakes and is only a short journey from many of the other angling centres mentioned above. Lakes in the area include Corstown Lake, Ballyhoe lakes 1 and 2, Mentrim lakes, Lough Bracken and Balrath lake.

Mentrim Lake covers approximately 4 hectares and has been developed to a high standard with depths to 5m. The lake holds good stocks of bream, roach, rudd, hybrids, tench, perch, pike and eels with bream and hybrids to specimen size (7.5lbs and 3lbs respectively)

Corstown Lake, leaving Drumconrath on the R165 to Kingscourt, turn right for Carrickmacross at the top of the town. Corstown is located approximately 1.25kms outside Drumconrath on the right hand side of the road. The lake is sign posted and a small roadway of 1km takes you to the lake shore where you will find good parking. This lake covers an area of 12 hectares and has excellent fishing stands on the northern, southern and eastern shorelines. The lake is a good match fishing venue and has depths to 8.5m with the deepest area located in the northeastern quadrant. The lake holds good stocks of pike, bream, roach, hybrids, perch and eels.

Balrath Lake covers an area of about 1 hectare with depths to 3.5m. It holds reasonable stocks of small fish including pike, bream, roach, rudd, hybrids and perch.

Ballyhoe Lakes: Ballyhoe 1 covers approximately 11 hectares and depths from 3.5m to 4m with the deepest area just south of centre. This lake can be weeded in summer so float methods can produce the best results. Feeder methods work well earlier in the season. This lake holds good stocks of pike, bream, roach, rudd, hybrids, perch, tench and eels.

Ballyhoe Lakes: Ballyhoe 2 covers an area of 16 hectares with depths to 8m. The deepest area is in the North Eastern quadrant. The Lagan river that flows from Ballyhoe 2 also holds good stocks of coarse fish.

More Details

The Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
8 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Mason Lodge, Ireland

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 84 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , No Smoking
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , No Smoking
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , No Smoking
  • Bedroom 1 has a double bed, 2 lockers, 1 wardrobe and wall-mounted TV. This bedroom has an en suite toilet, handbasin and shower enclosure. Bedroom 2 has a double bed, 2 lockers, 1 wardrobe and wall-mounted TV. Bedroom 3 has a double bed, 2 lockers, 1 wardrobe and wall-mounted TV.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat Dock
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
The cabin has a decking area of 30 square metres overlooking the lake.


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4 Star Self Catering lakeside holiday log cabin in County Monaghan Ireland
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

A little piece of heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

Well what can we say. Just home from The Lodge and what a lovely relaxing clean place. David, David, Mark, myself and Oggey the dog really enjoyed our break. Weather was perfect and great fishing. Our first of hopefully many more visits. The Lodge was excellent and had everything we needed and knowing Jim wasn't to far away was handy too. Thank you Jim. Was lovely to meet you. The Geddis Family.

  • Review Submitted: 21/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to hear that the family enjoyed their stay at Rahans Lake Lodge. They are all fond of fishing and the numerous small lakes in the area was paradise to them. I must compliment them for leaving the cabin as clean and tidy as they found it.
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  • 5 of 5

Have just spent the Xmas week in the log cabin.we had a fantastic time.the cabin is lovely and soo cosy.the perfect place to spend Xmas.

  • Review Submitted: 29/12/2013
  • Date of Stay: December 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted our guests had such a good time at Rahans Lake Lodge. To add a seasonal touch we had Christmas lights on the outside of the cabin and a Christmas tree inside. Their visit coincided with a landmark birthday for one of the family.
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Unforgetable Christmas Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Last Christmas, my family stayed at this wonderful lodge during our trip to Ireland. We came for Christmas with my 3 small children (aged 1, 5 and 8) and my grandmother (aged 72). Jim had a Christmas tree set up for us and lights on the outside of the house, to complete the holiday feel. He was super helpful, able to give us directiongs to all kind of important places - like the nearest places to visit Santa Clause!

The cabin itself was clean and well supplied. It was gloriously warm inside, even though it was quite cold outside.There was a great little yard for the boys to play in and a lake with some awesome birds right outside, which my boys had a great time watching - with the binoculars Santa had brought them.

We spent 2 weeks in the cabin and enjoyed every minute.

  • Review Submitted: 28/09/2013
  • Date of Stay: December 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We knew that our guests wanted to experience an Irish Christmas for the first time so we did our best to make it authentic. We do the same for guests with birthdays, anniversaries etc.
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The Best Place in Ireland to stay.

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we have stayed here. It is in a lovely location 10 ft from the edge of Rahans lake. As always it was spotless when we arrived with a warm welcome from Jim. Three bedrooms, one en suit plus bathroom, kitchen and living room big enough for a large family.

This lodge was well designed and insulated. Parking for about 6 cars and a huge play area for the children.

Perfectly peaceful with only the odd car going past and the birds in the trees and the odd swan.

The people all around are very friendly and good food can be had in Carrickmacross.

Ask Jim to get Kathleen Kerley over to show how the lace is made. you will be amazed!

There is lots to do around or just chill out and enjoy.

Thanks Jim.

  • Review Submitted: 19/06/2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The cabin was also spotless when our guests left. They were very unlucky to only see a few swans, sometimes we have as many as 80.
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Merchantville, NJ USA

Beautiful place! Highly, highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

This was a gorgeous cabin in the middle of nowhere, yet in the middle of everything! "Town" was very close by (about 4 miles) and we did daytrips all over the country from this place, but the cabin itself was secluded, quiet and the view from the front door was breath-taking! Dublin was about an hour on the motorway, Cliffs of Moher was about 3 1/2, Belfast was about 1 1/2 and Waterford/Blarney Castle-Stone was about 4-5. There were many other places to go and see much closer though. The town of Carrickmacross was very quaint with very good restaurants and very nice people. Jim, the owner, was an extremely nice and helpful gentleman who maintains a very clean and well-kept place. His cabin description and listing is extremely accurate. We brought our 2 year old daughter and didn't have to worry about her wandering into any of the rooms and getting into anything - all of the doors lock. Outside, however, be aware that you are literally right on the lake! Beautiful, but be mindful with a small child. There is also no tub - only showers. (Wonderfully hot and soothing, though!) My only two recommendations are: One for Jim - perhaps you could get some shelves or a medicine cabinet for the bathrooms so toiletries can be left in the bathroom on a shelf; and one for visitors - bring earplugs or turn on a radio (cabin has one!) for some background noise if you bring someone with you that snores - this cabin is soooooo quiet at night that you can hear a pin drop in it!

Thank you again, Jim, for a spectacular honeymoon!!!!! We'll be back in 5 years for our anniversary!

  • Review Submitted: 21/03/2011
  • Date of Stay: March 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, her husband, daughter and mother-in-law used the cabin as a base for touring the rest of the country. This is something that most of our guests do and has been made easier by the new network of motorways that criss-cross the country. The fact that the log cabin is so easily accessible by car from the airports and ferryports in Belfast and Dublin is a huge positive with our visitors. Apologies to Barbara about the bathroom shelf, that's already taken care of.
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Fantastic Property thanks for a great break!

  • 5 of 5

We were down for a wedding and booked the property for two nights as it was much better value than the Nuremore, but it turned out to be one of the best value places I've ever stayed in!

The living area is extremely spacious and comfortable for 6 people, the kitchen is very well eqipped, and all 3 bedrooms are also a great size, with one having a very nice en suite as well. The weather was quite chilly when we were there but the cabin was always very warm, and the views out over the lake are great.

Also Jim the owner was very helpful and friendly throughout our stay. I couldn't really fault this place at all, we all had a brilliant couple of days.

  • Review Submitted: 01/11/2010
  • Date of Stay: October 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
55 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Cabra Castle
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Blackrock County Louth
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Mason Lodge, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Peak Season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • -1% refund if cancelled at least -1 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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