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Located beside the beautiful Lough Key Forest and Activity Park it is an ideal getaway for gentle leisurely activities or more energetic pursuits in the Park. Outstanding accomodation in a Country Village Setting. The Perfect base to explore.
Esker Lodge is a 4 Star Rated Holiday Home ideally located beside Lough Key Forest and Activity Park and in the middle of Cootehall Village just 4 miles from Carrick-on-Shannon - the perfect location for a family holiday. Come stay for a short break or take a week to enjoy all the attractions of this wonderful area. Some of the attractions at Lough Key Activity Park include Zip-It, Boda Borg, tree walks and huge new enclosed activity playground. www.loughkey.ie
Lough Key is one of the finest fishing areas of the entire country and is renowned for good pike fishing, while the River Boyle (2 minutes from the house) is very popular for trout fishing. The beautiful picturesque River Boyle flows through the village perfect to sit and watch the barges and cruisers coming through from the River Shannon on their way to Lough Key. Indeed a boat with oars or an engine powered boat can be hired in the village at excellent rates and a short trip takes you downstream to Carrick-on-Shannon or upstream to Lough Key.
Moorlands Equestrian Centre is just 15 minutes away and is very reasonably priced for lessons, treks and cross country rides. 10% discount for Esker Lodge visitors.
A visit to the Arigna Mountains just 15 minutes from the house is a must, the scenery is breath taking and for the energetic there are splendid walking trails. The routes are varied and take in the 3 lakes, Lough Allen, Lough Key and Lough Arrow. While there, visit The Arigna Mining Experience, the only underground tour in the country. The tour lasts 45 minutes and gives visitors an insight into the difficult conditions of miners work. www.arignaminingexperience.ie.
For beach lovers, the perfect destination is Rosses Point; a small seaside resort with a beautiful sandy beach just 30 minutes away is definitely worth a full afternoon. Just beyond that is Drumcliff, the burial place of WB Yeats a feature overlooked by many tourists. There is also a renowned 18 hole championship golf links at Rosses Point, while back in Carrick-on-Shannon there is an 18 hole golf course.
While this is large and spacious four bedroom house comfortably sleeps 8 people, we offer special rates for groups of 2 and 4 persons. The house is newly decorated and is in excellent condition throughout.
The kitchen is bright and spacious with dining room at opposite end. The dining room is open-plan and leads out to the sitting-room. This room has a large fireplace and opens out into the conservatory.
The master bedroom has a super-king bed with en suite. Bedroom No.2 has twin beds and also an en-suite. The other 2 double bedrooms are adjacent to the main bathroom.
Booking includes bed-linen, towels, welcome pack of tea, coffee and treats, a bottle of wine and bag of firewood for the open fire. OFCH free of charge. ESB meter read.