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Very good
20 reviews
Dining and Reading area
The nearby Shannon Pot
River Shannon nearby
Marble Arch Caves
Kitchen and stairs
7' Slate pool table and home cinema surround sound
Nearby Lough McNean playground
Ground floor Bedroom
Front elevation
Ground floor wet room wheelchair accessible
Bedroom 4 ensuite
Clean air
Landing
Adjacent woodland
Lounge
Reading area
Balcony landing
Garden
Range cooker with double oven
Bedroom 4 ensuite
By Donegal bay
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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Dowra, County Cavan

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Very good - based on 20 reviews
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Gary C
1 review
“Great House”
Reviewed 28 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Great house for get-togethers. Lovely and warm and lots of hot water! We were 3 families with 2 adults and 2 kids per family so house was perfect for us. Great living and dining space downstairs and the kids loved the segways! Close to Arigna Mining Experience (V.v.good) and Glenfarne forest park for walks beside Lough MacNean. Also have Nevin Maguire's restaurant in Blacklion if you want to celebrate something special. Michael the owner was very helpful and we would definitely go back.

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kath N
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Welcoming and beautiful Location-perfect!”
Reviewed 8 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We had a wonderful stay in the old school house. The school house managed to fit 26 of the extended family for a get together; with a large dining room and open plan living room and a cosy second lounge with a pool/ games room for adults and children alike.

A wet room on ground floor made this accomodation accessible to one of our party; the ground floor itself if fully wheelchair accessible.

Michael made us feel very welcome and kindly gifted us with two bottles of wine which was a lovely token.

We had a fantastic reunion and we miss our holiday greatly.

We would love to go back!

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Liked best: Size of property and the area
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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irishhome...
Western Ireland, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Relaxing accommodation in lovely area”
Reviewed 16 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015
2
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Stayed at house with friends for a weekend for the second time. Once again the accommodation was clean well presented. Michael was fantastic and even went as far as leaving a bottle of bubbly for us to enjoy. There was also two children's segways provided by Michael. Ages of children varied from 1 1/2 to 16 and they all loved the house along with the adults. The open plan was great for the adults to catch up and the children to play without feeling cramped. 10 min drive to local play park which was fantastic and a short drive to Enniskillen for sightseeing or to shop. The house was well equipped for all our needs. Would definitely recommend this property.

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Liked best: open plan, pool table, wi-fi
Liked least: Going home
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
2 May 2015
Many Thanks for your return custom and hope to see you next year
Best Regards
Michael
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bridget55...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Spacious and comfortable house in lovely countryside”
Reviewed 26 November 2014 for a stay in August 2014
2
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Stayed here with my three sisters and six children for a week in August. The house is located in a very quiet area a few minutes from Dowra. There are plenty of attractions for tourists not far from the property and lovely walks.

The House was extremely spacious and comfortable. Downstairs is a huge open-plan area with a very well-equipped kitchen and dining area, two sitting areas and a games room, with a pool table. The two sitting areas were great for a large group as children were able to watch TV if they wanted at night and adults sit and chat although we were all still together. We had a get together one night with our relatives - we cooked dinner for 20 and everyone had plenty of space.

We had a very enjoyable week here. The owner was very helpful when I had a problem with my car on the last day and gave me a phone charger when I managed to break mine.

Have been meaning to write this review for ages and when looking at the house again for next year saw the previous review and cannot reconcile this with our experience. Everything was clean and comfortable and the owner couldn't have been more helpful.

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Liked best: Spaciousness
Liked least: wi-fi was intermittent
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Large groups
People with pets
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verdigo10...
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Terrible experience and terrible attitude”
Reviewed 12 September 2014 for a stay in June 2014
7
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Booked what we thought would be a lovely house for our family to visit friends and relatives in Dowra. On arrival what met our family was simply shocking- a smelly, dirty and unsafe environment for our young children.

The house itself could have been great, it had everything we needed. Most important for us was the big open dining/family space.. But it was simply awful. The floors were filthy, the bed linen was stained with obvious body odour. The cupboards, fridge and kitchen bin again were absolutely filthy and foul smelling. Even the couch was dirty with cocktail sticks stuck to it. Immediately outside the back door were broken tiles in piles - which should have also been removed before our arrival. The downstairs toilet also had faeces around the toilet rim, and all three toilets smelt of urine. The galleried balcony on the first floor in my opinion was also unsafe, with some movement. The grounds were also unsafe, very overgrown and unkept- incredibly different from the pictures online.

We called the owner with the many problems we had, and he sent the cleaners boyfriend back to the house. He apologised and agreed with us, but made no offer to clean the house to an acceptable standard. So we again called the owner and he was even more apologetic this time, and seemed generally sorry for our experience of his house. At that point he did not offer to clean the house again, so we asked for a full refund which he said he would organise. We were than left with trying to find alternative accommodation during a music festival, but the house was that bad we really had no choice!

The refund never materialised, so I contacted him on my return to the UK. His tone was completely different, he was rude and aggressive. As we had spoken to friends and relatives about our experience local to his house, he said he had no intention of refunding our money nor would he speak with me anymore. Once I involved holidaylettings, he claimed he offered as alternative accommodation whilst he sent a “team of cleaners” to the house. The only truth in that was that a “team of cleaners” were needed to bring the house inline with what was advertised.

I am very sure that the house has now been cleaned after our complaint, but let’s hope that no one else needs to experience the poor management/cleaners.

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Liked best: leaving
Liked least: the owner
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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