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TawnyLust Lodge Reviews

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Susan O
Susan O
2023-11-16
Beautiful Leitrim/Manorhamilton Had another fantastic stay in Tawnylust. The accommodation is spot on, fantastic location and views and Nuala is so knowledgeable on places to see, eat and explore. We'll be back
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Paradise30793529891
2022-07-30
Beautiful location so clean and every thing we needed , Nuala made very welcome and her fab cats would recommend it anyo This location is wonderful for us as I grew up next to Tawnylust lodge brought back a lot of wonderful memories .
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Trek27697466234
2022-03-14
Amazing location, beautiful accommodation, excellent care by owner I stayed here for two nights and the place was just full of surprises. From the lovely rural location, the cleanliness, tidiness and lovely little artistic touches. The Bed is just divine. And oh my god, the view - I arrived in darkness so had the beautiful experience of the view revealing itself to me in the morning, it really is spectacular. Nuala could not have been more welcoming or helpful, always available to answer any queries and provided loads of information of things I could do locally. Manorhamilton is still not fully recognised for all it has to offer with the Theatre, the Arts Centre, all the lovely walks and very friendly community. Definitely will go back.
Ciara H
Ciara H
2022-03-05
Trip to Manorhamilton Really enjoyed our stay in Tawnylust . Very nice apartment. Bed so comfortable. Will definitely be going back again. Treated very well by Nuala and Paul. Did loads of shopping in Manor Boutique, dined in Ostia and Fulacht Fiadh. Really enjoyed their food. Staff all very nice and helpful. Next time will go in the summer and go on more walks in the area. This time relaxed in the apartment. It’s so comfortable and cosy. Thanks Nuala and Paul. See you soon.
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Departure34346864165
2022-01-10
Lovely self-contained accommodation in beautiful landscape Such a lovely, restful and restorative stay! The accommodation is a self-contained, very clean, comfortable and welcoming space. Nuala left some homemade jam and chocolate on arrival as a welcome which was a nice touch! Having Nuala living nearby was great as she gave wonderful tips about the surrounding countryside and suggested nice places to visit. The landscape in North Leitrim is beautiful. Tawnylust Lodge is a great place to experience this, from the view from the living room window overlooking the hills, to being perfectly located to travel around. We spent many days exploring and visiting places like Fowley’s Falls, the Organic Centre and generally just exploring the wonderful surrounds of North Leitrim. Northern Leitrim is well worth a visit and we will definitely be back to stay at Tawnylust Lodge!
IrishEleanor
IrishEleanor
2022-01-01
Beware! False advert! Host lives in the building! The apartment unit is not in a separate building as implied, but is within a family home, in which you can hear all of their activity through the door and wooden floors. Very noisy. No privacy. Maybe suitable to use as base for exploring surroundings but not suitable for individual rest and relaxation as advertised, or for a couple etc. Bed is not king size as advertised, but is two single beds pushed together. Also, who awarded 'eco' status? By what criteria? Use of air conditioning system in December in Leitrim is totally unnecessary. Guest has no control over use or heating. Cold air blew out on the bed all night. Aircon contributes 7% to global emissions. Very disappointing.
Passport523925
Passport523925
2021-07-27
3 amazing peaceful days in Leitrim Tawnylust Lodge was a wonderful relaxing place for my hubby and I. Nuala , who owns the lodge could not have been more friendly and helpful giving us print outs of the many beautiful walks in the area. Accommodation was lovely...we wanted for nothing. Thank You Nuala and we would definitely recommend this lodge to friends.
Ciara H
Ciara H
2021-06-18
Our Visit to Tawnylust Really enjoyed our trip to Tawnylust. Got great advice from Nuala of where to go and what to see and do. Lovely comfortable apartment with great views. Will definitely be going to Leitrim again.
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Climber817440
2019-10-06
Alan Stunning views and silence greet you every morning. Accommodation is a superb lodge for all occasions. Days out walking or driving observing the numerous lakes, cliffs, mountains, waterfalls, valleys, stunning coastline and beaches are never far away. Visiting quaint little towns, pub lunches and meeting friendly locals is the bare minimum in Ireland’s smallest but friendliest county.
dundrumpat
dundrumpat
2019-10-02
Eco-destressing at its best. We stayed at Tawnylust Lodge for the weekend. It was a wonderfully restful break. Nuala was so welcoming, friendly and helpful it made our break even more relaxing. The accommodation was well appointed. The bed was very comfortable and welcome after a day of activity. We went walking and foraging, there are plenty of places locally where you can enjoy these activities. Combined with historical sites and great roads for cycling this is a great area for filling your weekend with invigorating pastimes, or just sitting in the main room of the lodge and looking out the window at an amazing view for hours at a time, watching the weather sweep across the mountains opposite. We left with our batteries recharged, planning our next break at Tawnylust Lodge.

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Press Reviews

Eco Escapes

Tawnylust Lodge has been listed by Catherine Mack in the book Ecoescapes as one of the top 50 Eco destinations in Ireland.

“Nuala McNulty is so passionate about her home county of Leitrim, that she added a guest annex onto her new state-of-the-art wooden house, overlooking the Ballinabehy Ridge in the Leitrim hills. ‘That’s why I built it. I love to share Leitrim’, she said in Ecoescape Ireland, which featured Tawnylust in its top 50 Irish ecoescapes. Hospitality comes top of the list for Nuala who leaves a welcome parcel for her guests, full of local chutneys, jam, herbs, elderflower cordial and fair-trade chocolate. Her second love is the environment, and the house was built with this at the forefront of the design process. It has passive solar heating, solar panels for hot water, low wattage under floor heating, recycled paper insulation, an inbuilt heat recovery system, and electricity from a renewable energy company. Nuala likes to keep things local too, with Leitrim artists’ work on the walls and information on local markets and cooperatives. Walking is central to a stay at Tawnylust, and Nuala is the founder of a local hill-walking club, Holey Soles. She also works closely with a local walking guide, Tina Pommer and together they run Leitrim Landscapes walking package holidays. Tina is an expert in Leitrim’s archaeology, nature, wild mushrooms as well as foraging. If you want to get to know eco-Leitrim, this is one of its greenest spots, and you will be hosted by one of its best sources of local knowledge. With this combination, you won’t fail to fall in love with Leitrim too.”

Irish Times

“Hunting for food used to be confined to the sort of person who knits their own yoghurt, but the recent rehabilitation of foraging applauds such behaviour. All you need to know is where to look…” read full review

Ethical Traveller

“SLOW TRAVEL is the latest eco-buzzword. By using slower forms of transport you can not only reduce your carbon footprint but also make the journey a feature of your break…” read full review

Naked Hungry Traveller

“Leitrim Landscapes Guided Walks owner Nuala McNulty covers the county from an environmental perspective. She knows more about the hidden eco-tourism wonders of this region better than anyone. I’ve been walking with her for two hours while the fickle weather takes a turn for the worse. Driving rain prevents us from climbing a nearby hill for its western views over County Sligo to the Atlantic Ocean. Instead we follow a flooded river down a steep valley, past a waterfall, slipping and sliding on smooth stones, exchanging stories about curious characters we’ve met here and elsewhere on our individual travels…” read full review