Cullentragh Lodge home swap

At Cullentragh Lodge, Velo Leitrim we offer you the opportunity to enjoy the comforts of our Irish home which we have lovingly restored. Experience staying in an original classic Irish stone cottage complemented by eco credentials, luxurious interiors and stunning views. An ideal base to discover everything the hauntingly, beautiful County of Leitrim has to offer.

Whether you come to cycle, walk or simply chill out, Cullentragh Lodge, with its spectacular views across the valley and the peaceful surroundings will leave you with wonderful memories.

Built over 100 years ago the craftsmanship used to build this original old stone cottage shows real artisans at work. We set out to retain the authenticity of the original build and to bring it back to life after 60 years of neglect. It has been a labour of love for the building itself and the deep roots we have with this part of Leitrim. It is our 'home' in Ireland which is reflected in the quality of the re-build and the choice of interiors.

The original stone cottage is highlighted by bare stone both outside and inside showing off the original grand fire place, original wall joists and even the metal rings built into the stone to harness the animals during the winter months. This is sharply contrasted by the new built extension with its clean lines, white walls and glass.

Throughout the house we have tried to bring in as much natural light as possible with a floor to ceiling glass wall along the back wall of the kitchen and a stunning glass extension to the side of the house with views across the valley capturing the continuous changing skies and setting sun on the Western horizon. Having discovered the monolithic fireplace we needed to show it off in all its glory and created a double height lounge area with mezzanine level adding to the sense of light and space.

Leading off the lounge area is the high quality kitchen made and fitted by a local craftsman. The granite worktops are in keeping with using natural materials and the central island often becomes the social hub of the house.

Upstairs the views from the mezzanine are framed by the windows and the master bedroom with its 2 large windows capture the beauty of the valley beyond. The bedroom is set off by a luxurious en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower with windows providing light and great views.

The interiors have been chosen to suite our style and comfort and we have furnished it with old family favourites, stylish mid-century pieces, sumptous sofas and comfortable mattresses.The natural oak flooring throughout is beautiful, warm under foot and complements the furnishings.

Outside the distinction between the old stone cottage and the new build is highlighted by red cedar wood which wraps around the back half of the building and in time will change naturally to blend in with the surrounding countryside.

It can accommodate 6 people (2 bedrooms and one mezzanine floor with sofabed) and includes:


Open plan living with kitchen, lounge and glass conservatory creating a natural flow from one room to another.
High end, fully equipped modern kitchen
Lounge running the Full length of the cottage featuring double height ceiling at one end and cosy TV area at the other end.
Contemporary Floor to Ceiling Glass Conservatory used as dining room and reading room with stunning views
Twin bedroom with views down the valley
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, ironing board, iron, hairdryer.
First Floor

Master bedroom with Super King size bed and wonderful views. Luxurious en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath and separate shower and wonderful views.
Mezzanine area with Day bed, chaise longue and sofa bed which doubles up as 3rd bedroom
2nd large luxurious bathroom with shower
Open walkway looking down on lounge and kitchen.

Beautiful front garden bordered by dry stone wall. Steep grass bank to the back.
Parking for 3 cars
Garage for bikes
Eco Features

Ground Source Heating (no use of oil)
Solar panels
re-cycling of original stone
Use of natural materials sympathetic to the environment - red cedar wood wrapping back half of house
2 wood stoves
Air recovery system
Underfloor heating throughout

We also have 2 bedroom gite in the Rhone Alps, France listed separately - HE32028

About the location

Like our home in France this region of Ireland is an idyllic ‘back water’ where you can step off the ‘hamster wheel’ and take stock of life. Our location in Glenfarne, N. Leitrim is just a stones throw from the Counties of Cavan, Donegal, Sligo and Mayo. This location offers the best of country living with its abundance of lakes, rich landscape and incredible fauna and flora. The Wild Atlantic Way with its many sandy beaches and Top Surfing locations is only 30kms away and if its shopping you're looking for Sligo city and Enniskillen offer an array of 'individual, boutique shops and high street stores. For more info visit our website at

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • Pet Care Offered
  • No small children

Glenfarne (HE32061)

Leitrim,   Ireland

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 6) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
Tasmania, Melbourne, Adelaide

Dates available

January 2015 - March 2016

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks


Meet the member

Adults: 2     

Membership expiry date: 14 Mar 2016