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.




Traditional Cottage

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

Private parking        

No pets allowed



Acres Cove


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