Ballyglass cottage is an authentic Irish Thatched Cottage.
Originally built by the Fallon famiily in the 1850s, approximately 150yrs old.
The cottage been beautifully restored by the same Fallon family in 2005.
This is a Luxury cottage for holiday rental in Ireland. Book through Airbnb.
The cottage consists of 3 bedrooms; 1 double and 2 twins. The twin rooms are what is described as loft rooms i.e. upstairs. The cottage is designed with a wooden vaulted ceiling. Sleeps 6. Pet friendly.
Whether its just a short weekend refresh or a peaceful extended stay amongst the beautiful natural surrounds you will come away inspired and revitalised - we guarantee it!
There is no quiter location in Ireland, the cottage is located in a small valley, the accessing road is shared with only a handful of other homes so the area is very very quiet.
Just over 1.5 hour from Dublin city and 1.5 hour from Galway city yet in the nestled in the middle of quiet countryside.
Ideal as a family getaway or a central base to see the rest of the country.
This beautifully restored Irish thatch cottage is now available for your perfect country get away. Described as quirky it has some very unique characteristics as well as having all mod-cons you'd expect in a modern home.
The cottage was orignally built in the 19th century, probably post famine, by the Fallon family. The great great grandson of the original builders, Ray Fallon, now deceased restored the cottage with great care in 2005.
I am the son of Ray Fallon, Niall. The cottage and farm are still with the same Fallon family.
The cottage also has large garden with orchard.
Additionally the cottage is located on the grounds of a 50acre farm.
These reviews are from pre Airbnb (2021)
"A very nice place. Peace and quiet allows you to rest. There are nice people there."2020
"Cottage was truly picturesque, clean and warm, with all the comforts of home. Unspoiled views, animals as close as your garden gate. Extremely friendly owner and family. Quiet, comfort, what more could you possibly want or expect from a country cottage holiday in beautiful Ireland...??? Outstanding!!! 5*"2019
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ballyglass Cottage, it was our second time to stay here and we can't wait to return again. This cottage is a very serene home away from home. Our children absolutely adore everything about Ballyglass Cottage. If you want a relaxing break while also being within driving distance to many wonderful places to visit, particularly in the Midlands and the West of Ireland then I recommend you book this fantastic cottage to get away from it all. The best thing being that there is very little signal inside the cottage so you even get a break from the internet, 100% recommend."2019
"Great location, warm comfortable accommodation. After busy urban living the tranquil environment a total chill out experience"2019
"We had a great holiday in this cottage and we will definitely go back next year"2019
"It was just perfect, a traditional but beautifully modernised stone thatched cottage tucked away down narrow lanes and surrounded by fields."2019
"Lovely peaceful place relaxing all the way . Deffo go back again."2018
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ballyglass Cottage. We didn't want to leave. Everything was as described there were no nasty surprises. We would like to make a return trip and possibly make it an annual tradition for our family as we absolutely loved every minute of our stay here."2018
"The most relaxing and wonderful stay.Made many great day trips and got to return home to peace and quiet. Loved it."2018
"It was perfect. One thing that may help is having WiFi. Thank you very much, it was an excellent getaway"2018
"It was picturesque and had character...would go again"2017
"This is a lovely cottage in a great location and we have stayed in it twice before. The cottage is set in a quiet and beautiful area but it is very accessible for Athlone (motorway connection as well) and Roscommon. The owners are very nice people and it has been a pleasure to stay in their family's cottage. I am also rather biased as my mother comes from this part of Ireland."2017
"We had a wonderful time in this lovely traditional Irish Cottage. Its a great location to have an escape and just completely relax!2016
"On outward journey ferry was cancelled other passengers had a text or e mail. We had none we checked before travelling and it was running.the later ferry was one hour late leaving.and we did not get to the cottage till after nine at night.irishferries could have done a better job"2016
"Stunning location, peaceful."2016
"The cottage is a delightful location, incredibly peaceful if you don't mind baaing sheep. Ray, the owner, has been very welcoming and attentive. We recommend the place highly and might come back. Paula and Michael"2016
"Lovely period cottage in a great location. Situated in reach of plenty of activities/ sights etc."2016
"Very lovely cottage"2016
"Great homely feel to the cottage. On arrival it was clear the owner took a great deal of pride in the presentation, as it was very clean and had all the amenities as described prior to arrival. Garden was great for our dog to stretch his legs first thing in the morning and both outbuildings contained all you need for a week away (washing machine and waste disposal facilities). I will certainly be coming back and would recommend to anyone looking for a clean and homely cottage with that personal touch."2016
"The cottage is in a beautiful position and is very convenient for Roscommon town and for Athlone. The surrounding area is very quiet and peaceful."2015
"Situated in a quiet location. But within easy reach of towns"2015
"The cottage was perfect for our get away to find our family roots in the beautiful country side of Ireland. It was like taking a step back in time, while still having all the creature comforts at your disposal! Niall and his family did a beautiful job with the restoration. It was an amazing find for us1 Thank You Trip Advisor =) . Recessed lighting, access to the loft bedrooms via either a spiral staircase or a ladder, bedroom down, full working kitchen. We were giving a print out to bring along with 40 pages worth of information and a number to call just in case they left something out. You are made to feel welcome in their home and it makes you want to return. There are 40 acres to explore and all they ask is that you close the gates behind you as you enter. So whether you live in the busy cities in Ireland and just want a quiet retreat or you want a great away from another country in the country...This is perfect."2015
"Excellent facilities in a beautiful location. Had a great holiday"2014
"Quiet location away from it all.."2014
"Lovely Irish cottage. Perfect size for our family of five. Loved seeing the sheep across the road every morning. A little off the beaten path, but good location for day trips to various areas of western Ireland."2014
"About the cottage, the beds were very comfortable. It was a quiet, relaxing, friendly area. The owner was very friendly when he visited. The place had a nice feel to it."2014
"A dream location hidden in beautiful countryside. The cottage itself is idyllic and just a short drive from the lovely little town of Roscommon and also from Athlone which has many attractions. Nearby is the Hodson Bay - worth a look and a walk around the lake. The cottage was perfect and would absolutely go here again!"2014
"The over all feel was superb."2014
"Perfect, a lovely cottage and the proprierty is very friendly"2014
"We were made to feel at home there. Everything we needed was there. It is such a beautiful house, we will be back. Next time we will stay for two weeks. We love the area. Thank you for giving us such a wonderful vacation. Marge and Frank"2013
"The cottage was what it described, no hidden issues, located well for our needs and the owner made himself available when required"2013
"We liked the calm but it was a bit out of the way. Beautiful scenery."2013
"No noise out in the country"2013
"The peaceful location of the cottage was ideal for a weeks break away from it all and was thoroughly enjoyable and touring Ireland was fab"2013
"Peaceful and relaxing. Set in the middle of the countryside on a typical Irish minor road, ( one car width with passing places - farm gates, property entrances). Whilst the cottage was on the owners land and surrounded by their farm, you never saw them. But they were only a phone call away if you needed them."2013
"I could not have imagined a more beautiful place to stay in Ireland. 100% perfect!"2013
"This is in a very nice location which is really peaceful and relaxing."2013
"The property was outstanding and the owner was very friendly and helpful. The views were beautiful also"2013
"Lovely holiday, welcome break. Peace and quiet after festive season. Set us up for the new year. Many thanks for making us feel welcome. Hope to return very soon."2013
"Such a lovely place to stay, very friendly neighbours. Cottage is made feel just like home. Would love to rent pernanently. Thanks for everthing."2012
"This is our second visit to this beautiful cottage and we will be back again. Ballyglass Thatched Cottage offers everything you'd expect in a quiet country retreat."2012
"The cottage is so peaceful and well done. Thank you for a wonderful stay. The neighbours were friendly and helpful. Hope to be back soon."2012
"Beautiful cottage, very well situated for a peaceful break, well equiped for all your needs, pity the weather didn't match but ye can't control the weather. You made us feel very welcome and we hope to return."2012
"We’ve spent 2 wonderful weeks in Ireland. You made us feel very welcome in your lovely cottage. Even the weather wasn't quite as bad as expected. Thank you so much."2012
"Beautifuly cottage, wonderful holiday, what more could you ask for? Had and amzing time, stunning countryside, lovely cottage. Thank you. A brilliant week!! Weather was on our side and I will be returning for many more weeks! :)"2012
"Thank you for our 2 week stay in this lovely cottage surrounded millions of sheep Maaaaaah. The chance of ran was great but with great luck we enjoyed the Irish sun. And the surroundings here at the cottage is totally quiet, we loved that very much."2012
"Thanks you for the use of your lovely cottage. We had a lovely time visiting the surrounding countryside and seeing family. The cottage is ideally situated and we enjoyed our visits from Ray."2012
"Had a good stay in Ballyglass. Nice and quiet. Would definitely recommend it to a friend."2012
"Had a fantastic stay at Ballyglass. Very quiet and relaxing. Would definitely come back!"2012
"We all had a wonderful relaxing stay here at Ballyglass Cottage. The cottage is lovely with everything we needed and felt just like home. We will definitely be back to stay again!"2012
"Lovely cottage, lovely people, lovely holiday - Thank You!"2012
"Yet another wonderful stay. Such a great location for us to visit family in the Roscommon Balinasloe area. Can't believe the swallows are still here at the end of September!!"2012
"Lovely stay, made us very welcome. Lovely views. Will return soon."2012
"Had a nice time except for the weather. Your cottage is lovely and it was good to meet you. Would like to come again."2012
"Thanks for the lovely 3 days at Ballyglass. We have gad a great timme in a lovely cottage. We have never stayed in a cottage with such brilliant information before we arrived. Hope the cottage letting goes well"2011
"Thank you for a wonderful stay in Ballyglass Cottage. You have resorted the building beautiful with so many of the original features. It's peace and tranquillity welcome you home after a busty day out. We ill definitely be back!"2011
"We've had a great week here in Ballyglass Cottage. Thank you very much for providing us with a wonderfully cosy abode. Well done with the restoration, it's beautiful. Hope to be back again in the future."2011
"Well done guys - it cound be more comfortable and welcoming. I hope you reap the rewards of your labour and love."2011