Located on a farm only 2.5 miles from Banagher town in Co. Offaly, Ireland. The Ashtree Cottage has the feeling of seclusion while it is actually well placed to tour the West of Ireland and is within easy walking distance of the River Shannon.
The Ashtree Cottage you'll notice the attention that's been given to every detail. There are beams in the raised ceiling and Celtic ironwork lamps, stained glass in the front door and an Italian tiled floor.
The large living room, kitchen,Sitting and dining room are open-plan.
There is a big open fireplace in the living room complete with large chimney and mantle piece.
The custom-made sofas, upholstered in rich burgundy fabric, flank the fireplace.
Should you like the novelty of lighting the fire, please come to the main farmhouse for peat -given to you with pleasure!
The kitchen area has all appliances (a microwave, dishwasher, Free standing cooker, refrigerator and freezer, toaster, coffee maker). The walls are creamy white and the simple cupboards and dresser are in knotty pine.
Off the kitchen, a small utility room has the a washer and dryer and ironing facilities
There is a TV and DVD and stereo system
The dining table seats eight people.The en suite bathroom has a large slipper tub and shower over tub.
There are 3 all ensuite bedrooms in the Ashtree Cottage.
(Two double and a twin)
French doors in the dining area open onto a private patio that has outdoor furniture, a pergola and a barbecue
Heating and hot water is provided by the geo-thermal system. The cottage has under-floor heating and thermostats in the bedrooms.
Children are warmly welcomed here. They have a play area with swing and sand pit and large garden space to play in.
For the fisherman a very well equipped tackle and bait storage facility is at the rear of the cottage
Your pets are welcome- An excellent kennel with fridge and shower are provided for their comfort.
If your passion is fishing then Ashtree Cottage is the place for you! Its location near the River Shannon makes the Ashtree an angler's dream.
Banagher is famous for its Irish music pubs, its river cruises, Bog walks and tours, great Fishing, ( coarse fishing - pike fishing is particularly rewarding). Its proximity to several golf courses, Excellent super markets and shops, Restaurants and Hotels make it a great holiday location . Most of the pubs serve really good food and creamy Guinness
In this landscape hidden at the centre of Ireland you have space to breath, to be refreshed. It is a wonderful place for outdoor enthusiasts. It is a place where clean, unpolluted air and water are taken for granted.
Angling:Flowing through Lusmagh and Banagher the River Shannon is the major waterway in Ireland. The Little Brosna joins the Shannon at Lusmagh and the Grand Canal joins the Shannon just up stream at Shannon Harbour as also does the Brosna River.
All these water ways provide unbeatable angling. There are great stocks of fish including salmon, trout, bream, tench and perch in abundance.
Pike fishing is particularly rewarding
The area boasts excellent fishing access and facilities, bait shops and outboard boat hire.
There are several walking routes in the area including
The Offaly Way on the banks of the Grand Canal,
The 66km Slieve Bloom Way passes deep glens and beautiful waterfalls.
The Clara Bog, The Lusmagh Bog Walk Lough Boora Parklands allow you to walk on a flat landscape of unbelievable natural beauty and rare animal and plant species. All these walks promises the tranquillity of an unspoiled landscape.
There are at least five excellent golf courses within easy reach of Banagher.
The 18 hole Birr Golf Course (Tel. 057 91 20082) is only 8 miles away.
Other courses include:
Roscrea Golf Course,
Tullamore Golf Club,
Glasson Golf and Country Club.
Esker Hills Golf Course (Tel. 057 9355999
There is a fine pitch and putt course in Banagher itself
Banagher, Offaly, Irland