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Ardtarmon in Ballinfull, Sligo

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
1 bathroom

Key features

  • B&B and self-catering
  • Unique wedding venue
  • Suitable for all celebrations
  • Magnificent setting
  • Warm and welcoming hosts!
  • Group and individual bookings
  • Lots of activities

Ardtarmon description

Ardtarmon House and Cottages are set amongst 20 acres of mature grounds on the north coast of Sligo Bay, overlooking Drumcliff Bay with Knocknarea on the opposite side. The rural and coastal surroundings of the Yeats Country in County Sligo invite walks on the shore, along country roads, and through the grounds.

You may choose to stay either in the 19th century Ardtarmon House in generous Bed and Breakfast rooms, or take the option of staying in one of the five self-catering cottages. Cottages and grounds are suitable for children to roam and explore; they can enjoy table tennis in the games room or safe swimming within 500m on the private beach.

Five generations of the family have lived in Ardtarmon House, and the traditional feel of the residence has remained intact, offering guests an insight into the lifestyle of bygone times while experiencing modern comfort.

Self-catering Cottages:

There are five renovated self-catering cottages for you to choose from: The Gate Lodge, Thatched Cottage and three converted farm buildings: The Garden Cottage, The Harness Cottage and The Barn Cottage.

The Gate Lodge

A compact house originally built in 1884, the Gate Lodge is located at the start of the avenue to Ardtarmon House. It has a secluded and quiet atmosphere overlooking woodland, the willow plantation, and bog land across the road. The lodge is comprised of a sitting room with wood-burning stove, kitchen, double bedroom, adult-sized bunk bedroom, an attic twin bedroom, and a small shower room. It is warmed with electric heating, and is ideal for a couple, family, or small group.

The Harness Cottage

This cottage has a double bedroom, sitting room with open fire, kitchen, shower room, and eco-friendly central heating. The cottage is placed at a junction of the old farm buildings, including part of the dairy, the engine room, the harness room and store room. The bedroom can be converted into a twin bedroom, making it ideal for a couple on a break or a small family on holiday.

The Thatched Cottage

This cottage is the original family home, dating from between 1790 and 1840. It has two small adjoining living room areas, a spacious kitchen, a bathroom and two small bedrooms- one a double and one with adult sized bunk beds. There is an open fireplace and environmentally-responsible central heating. The cottage is snug and charming and faces onto the Main House front lawn.

The Garden Cottage

This is a converted farm garage with a combined sitting room and kitchen, a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a shower room, with eco-friendly central heating. The stonework came from a local ruined cottage. From the back door, you have a delightful pathway leading to a sheltered original seating area with millstone seats and a slab table. The surroundings give playground and safety for small children, or peace and tranquility for a retreat.

The Barn Cottage

This cottage gets its name from its former use as a storage barn for seed potatoes and hay. The Barn Cottage has a combined sitting room and kitchenette, a double bedroom, and shower room- all with environmentally-sound central heating. The Barn Cottage's size and location make it ideal for a couple's retreat in peace or for an individual's quiet study for exams.


  • Bars nearby
  • Bath towels included
  • Breakfast available
  • Detached property
  • Downstairs WC
  • Downstairs bathroom
  • Downstairs bedroom
  • Drying machine
  • Easy walking access
  • Enclosed garden / patio
  • Family friendly
  • Fishing onsite / nearby
  • Good for couples
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Linen included
  • Microwave
  • Nature walks
  • Open all year
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Restaurants nearby
  • Shops nearby
  • Shower
  • Washing machine
  • Watersports

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Hermosa Beach, California
June 2011
“Ardtarmon House is why you go to Ireland”. "This home is the fondest memory of a perfect & memorable trip.This is an historic country house surrounded by spectacular scenery with a beautiful path to Sligo/Drumcliff Bay. Antiques decorated our spacious room which had a sitting area, beautiful fireplace & mantle & ensuite bathroom. This wonderful place was matched by the graciousness & charm of the owners Charles & Christa. Their vast knowledge of the fascinating history of this area was an added bonus. Travelled with friends". Hermosa Beach,California
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