Knocknalosset is an endearing two-storey farmhouse. It is located in the heart of the lakelands of County Cavan, about 15 mins drive from Bailieborough. This lovely house sleeps up to 5 people.
Knocknalosset is an endearing two-storey farmhouse in roughcast with a hipped roof. Something of a split personality. The N front, set in a narrow yard facing a long lofted barn, is simple, with four bays and a small gabled porch on the ground floor; three bays above. Here the windows are all sill-less, mostly with miniature Georgian sashes. A contrast with the more formal S front, which was refenestrated in the late Georgian period: also of three bays, with with enlarged openings, with tripartite sash windows on sandstone sills. Entrance in an off-centre gabled windbreak.
The authentic limewashed interior is a very rare survivor, with low-ceilinged rooms and good 19th century paneled doors and shutters. Interesting plan, with five rooms on the ground floor around a long hall with narrow stairs placed across the kitchen at the centre; here a generous arch over the hearth and, piercing the stair wall, the obligatory squint as a window on passing life. Georgian maps show the existence of a house here before 1775, when the lands formed part of the Greville estates.
This is a self-catering property so you have the place to yourself for the duration of your stay.
It is essential that you call the House Manager at least 4 days before you arrive to arrange a time to meet and pick up the keys. The House Manager does not live on-site, and there is no reception area at the property. Contact details will be emailed to you. If you fail to arrive as agreed, you may not be able to access the property until the next morning. Latest arrival is 9pm.
Interaction with guests
It is essential that you call the House Manager 4 days before you arrive to arrange a time to meet and pick up the keys. The House Manager does not live on-site, and there is no reception area at the property. Contact details will be emailed to you. The local House Manager will meet and greet you on arrival. At this time they can answer any questions you have about what is happening in the local area during the time of your stay. Latest arrival is 9pm.
Other things to note
Knocknalosset House is located on a country lane. Please drive with caution during the winter months as the surrounding lanes and country roads are set back from the main traffic routes and could be slippy due to ice or rain water.
Our buildings were made to the standards of earlier times – and sometimes without the intention that they should be lived in. Consequently, you may encounter features that reflect their particular character but that deserve due care and attention, particularly by the young, elderly, less mobile or visually impaired. Examples of these are steps worn with age, uneven surfaces, low ceilings and beams, unexpected drops or changes in level, and by modern standards low or absent lighting. In all cases we have sought to make a sensible compromise between due regard for safety and the careful retention of the fabric of each building, which makes it an interesting place to stay. We ask you to appreciate and use the building with this understanding, and recommend you read the information in the Guest Book in the property.
We ask that you leave the property in a clean and tidy condition upon departure. All equipment, utensils etc must be left clean and the property must be left clean and tidy at the end of the hire period. All breakages and damage must be reported to the House Manager immediately so that they can be rectified. All breakages and damage are the legal responsibility of the Hirer and the cost of repair or replacement must be paid.