Primrose Cottage
Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, Ireland.

Nigel and Jacqui invite you to rent a beautiful 400 year old Irish stone cottage. Primrose Cottage is situated on the Laird family farm. It has been in the Laird family for at least 10 generations. The cottage is the only rental property on a working dairy farm in the unspoiled west of Ireland. It is an area of rivers, lakes, hills, prehistoric sites, historic houses and rolling farmland. The 2 bedroom cottage, the oldest building on the ancestral Laird farm, was the original farmhouse. Nigel and Jacqui lovingly restored it in 1999, maintaining its charm while installing all the modern comforts.

Primrose Cottage is in the Leitrim/Roscommon area one mile from the popular riverside tourist town of Carrick-on-Shannon. It boasts numerous pubs with traditional Irish music sessions, shops, restaurants, river cruises, golf (visitors welcome), swimming pool, leisure centre (squash, badminton, gym) fishing, horse riding and hill walking. It is an perfect location for touring the unspoilt counties of Leitrim, Roscommon, and Sligo. The lakes and rivers in the area are ideal for both coarse and trout fishing. Experience the excitement of doing battle with, and landing, a 30lb (13kg) Irish Pike. Bream, Perch, Rudd, Tench, Brown Trout and Pike are in abundance in the many rivers and lakes.

Lough Key Forest park, 5 miles away, surrounds a lake studded with beautiful islands. Boats can be hired to fish on the lake and visit the tiny islands, including Castle Island (which has an old ruined castle), and an island populated by a herd of goats. Wild deer and other wildlife inhabit this park (one of the largest forest parks in Ireland) and may be glimpsed on some of the forest walks. There is an adventure playground for children and lake cruises. There are also tunnels and bog gardens to be explored. Other local attractions include, Strokestown House and Gardens, King House, Frybrook, Boyle Abbey, Lough Rynn Estate, a Famine Graveyard, Megalithic Tombs and Standing Stones. Unspoilt sandy beaches with Atlantic breakers for swimming and bodyboarding are 30 minutes drive away.


Contact: Nigel and Jacqui Laird, Killukin, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, Ireland.

Phone: +353-71-9621658 || E-mail