The Glen Road Residence

co. sligo, ireland
4 bedroom - 2 bath
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€200 - €220 per night (EUR)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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Perks for the Parents

This architect-designed home with captivating views and mid century design touches is 5 minutes drive from Strandhill and well set up for young children. Well set up for a family, it has a family bathroom with shower and bath and a privately situated spare bedroom/office on the other side of the house, well suited for a nanny or au-pair. A wonderful retreat, it is only a short drive from the buzzy seaside village of Strandhill but offers a quiet family space with views across Ballisodare Bay.

Why Kids Love it

The home has toys, books and a slide in the playroom. There is lots of room to run around and the house is all on one level, so scooters and skateboards are welcome. The house is south-facing and is bathed in sunlight all day long. Totally baby-friendly, it has a crib and 2 high-chairs, and all toilet training facilities can be provided. Nearby family-friendly attractions include the beach at Strandhill, where there are watersports activities including SUP, surfing and kayaking, and dunes to run up and down.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 days. The house is on the side of a mountain with spectacular views across Ballisodare Bay. But please note: the house is rural and the drive up to the house is steep. A car is essential; if kids are playing out the front of the house, they will need to monitored. The house is on one floor with no stairs. The rear deck has a gate and is enclosed. It is a 2.5-hour drive to Dublin and on the doorstep of the beautiful counties of Leitrim, Donegal and Mayo.

About the Location

The house is just outside Strandhill village, the adventure capital of Ireland, and only 10 minutes from Sligo town. Fresh air heads will love the breadth of activities for families in Sligo including surfing, SUPing, swimming, kayaking, hiking or just running down the sand dunes. Strandhill village is a bustling surf village all year around with lovely cafés, bars and a weekend market. Both Dublin and Belfast international airports are just under a 3-hour drive away.

Accommodation Details

This 4-bedroom detached house includes a large open plan kitchen, living and dining room, a rear deck and a front garden, all with lake and mountain views. Bedrooms include a master bedroom with kingsize bed, 2 children’s bedrooms (one with crib, the other with bunk for age 4+) and a guest room/office with a double bed. There is also a toy and book-filled playroom.

Style Notes

Modern European. This beautiful family home is bright and modern with Nordic and mid-century influences. The open plan kitchen and living area is an exercise in ply delight; bright orange lights hang from the ceiling, a cheery yellow door greets you on arrival and a huge wall of windows celebrates the view. More than anything, the house is playful with colourful prints, furniture and no dangerous corners.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 full / double
1 sofa bed (double)
1 bunk bed
sleeps 2
1 baby crib
1 travel crib
Aoife P.
Member since September 01, 2014
I'm a digital marketer and mum of three who loves good design and salty air.

Co. Sligo, Ireland

The northwest capital

County Sligo is Yeats country - the poet lived and wrote in the area, inspired by the scenery. It’s a gorgeous place to explore - all winding country lanes, wild beaches, lochs and mountains. Ride ponies along the beach at Strandhill to a backdrop of surf and surfers, visit Sligo itself to discover more about W B Yeats’ poetry and legacy, and walk up or around Benbulben Mountain to see if you can spot the area’s fairies or ‘gentry’, supposed to live in these parts.