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 bfore 1775, when the lands formed part of the Greville estates.
It is vital that you contact your Local House Manager 5 days before arrival to arrange time to meet. Contact details will be emailed to you. Failure to contact your local House Manager in good time make result in access to the property been delayed. Latest arrival is 9pm. Guests will have access to the entire property with garden to the front and little courtyard for parking.
Interaction with guests
The Local House Manager will meet you at the property when you arrive to show you in, tell you about the house and other information you will require for your stay. Latest arrival is 9pm.
Other things to note
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.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
Irish Landmark is a non-profit organisation that finds interesting and unusual properties that are in need of conservation, and we give them new life. Since 1992, we’ve been turning historic buildings into truly special self-catering holiday accommodation. Our properties range from lighthouses and schoolhouses, to castles and gate lodges.
As an educational charity, our primary aim is to conserve and sustain iconic buildings. That’s why Irish Landmark properties are living buildings, not museum settings. Irish Landmark always respects the history and architectural integrity of the structures we conserve, but we also ensure they have all the contemporary comforts you want in a holiday home.