Steeped in nature, tradition and heritage, McGuires Cottages holiday accommodation are a family run business. Owned by Sinead and Pascal Gillard, the cottages were the idea of Sinead’s parents, Moira and James McGuire and built in late 1970’s by Sinead’s grandfather, Jack Heeran.
Her parents decided to name each of the cottages after their eight children and was one of the first ever self catering accommodation businesses set up in Ireland. They have welcomed visitors from all over the world who come to de-stress, fish, walk and enjoy the relaxed pace of rural life here.
McGuires Cottages offers a chance to experience some of the traditional Irish comforts and customs in a modern, cosy and idyllic setting. Onsite is our award winning Jinnys Bakery and our newly established, Jinnys Tearooms at Acres. Guests can enjoy our freshly baked goods throughout their stay or sit in and relax in our tearooms where tasty homemade light bites, cakes, sweet treats, teas and coffee are served from Thursday to Sunday.
The seven cottages overlook the picturesque Acres Lake with its outdoor heated pool, tennis courts and playground. We are also at the start of the Shannon Blueway, an off road trail as far as Leitrim village, approx. 6km. They are just under 1km from the lovely village of Drumshanbo with a footpath from the cottages to the village. There are 4 cottages that sleep 6 and 3 cottages that sleep 4.
All cottages have the traditional look with the historic half door, large open fire, flag stone floor along with the modern conveniences of wi-fi, “free to air” satellite TV, dishwasher, washing machine, gas central heating and fully fitted kitchen with all the cooking utensils that you would need.
With our family residence beside the cottages, we are always close by if you should need anything.
Traditional cottage features
Open hearth fire and flagstone floor
Wi-fi and “free to air” TV
Dishwasher and washing machine
Fully Fitted Kitchen
Gas central heating
Bed linen and tea towels
Handbasin in each bedroom
Shower room and separate toilet
No pets allowed
Just a few mins walk from the cottages and slightly closer to the village of Drumshanbo is our other property that sleeps 7 people. It is just on the edge of Acres Lake and is a modern 2 storey, detached house with private parking .
There is 2 x double en-suite bedrooms (one upstairs and one downstairs), 1 x twin and 1 x single bedroom, and a separate bathroom. There is a large kitchen/dining and living area with a patio, outdoor furniture and bar-b-que. There is also a utility room with washing machine and tumble drier.
This is an ideal house for a larger family or a family get together. It is on the Shannon Blueway path that leads to the Lough Allen hotel.
Acres Cove Features
2 x ensuite double bedrooms
1 x twin bedroom
1 x single room
Large kitchen, living and dining area
Fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher
Washing machine and tumble drier
Free to air satellite TV/ DVD player
Patio with garden furniture
Open fire and gas central heating
Bed linen, tea towels and towels provided
No pets allowed
Private garden and parking
NO HENS, STAGS, 21ST PARTIES OR PARTY GROUPS AT EITHER PROPERTY