Knocknalosset House

Canningstown, Bailieborough, Co.Cavan

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 4 people.

  • Sleeps 4

  • 1 Dog Allowed

  • Child Friendly

  • From €402 for 2 nights

  • Wood Burning Stove


  • Knocknalosset House is an endearing two-storey farmhouse in roughcast with a hipped roof.  Set down a country lane this property is ideal for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.  With original features throughout this property you are invited to take time to relax, unwind and recharge in this charming farmhouse.


    • 1 Double Bedroom
    • 2 Single Bedrooms (one with ensuite shower room)
    • Oil fired central heating
    • Wood burning stove in Kitchen and Sitting Room
    • Kitchen/Dining Room with small utility space
    • Microwave
    • Washer/Dryer
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Towels & Linens Provided
    • Travel cot/crib for infants (under 2 years), on request
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron & Ironing Board
    • Cooking utensils and equipment
    • 1 Bathroom with bathtub (located downstairs)
    • Sitting Room/ Reading Room
    • Enclosed front cottage garden
    • Garden furniture
    • Cobblestone Courtyard at the rear of the property
    • Radio
    • Car parking

    Please 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.

    Please note:  Irish Landmark properties that welcome a pet may not have secure enclosures.  It is vital that you supervise your pet during your stay

    A contribution towards light and heat is applied to all bookings.   As a not for profit organisation, this fee makes a significant contribution to energy costs.   It is our aim to reduce our energy consumption at all self catering properties and encourage guests to reuse, reduce, recycle.

    This property is approved to Fáilte Ireland standards





    Before and after Restoration

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  • history

    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-ceiling 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.


  • Loc8: G82-88-J12
    GPS: 54.008637 , -7.013056


    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. If you have any queries about the property you are interested in and would like more clarification please contact Irish Landmark at

    Arrival and Departure Time?

    Unless otherwise agreed with the House Manager the earliest time at which you can check in is 4.oop.m.  Guests may NOT take over the property any time later then 9.00pm.   Guests are requested to vacate the property by 10.00am at the latest on the day of departure.

    Is there a TV?

    No, but there is a radio, board games, cards and plenty of books.

    Is there WiFi?

    No, at our properties you have an opportunity to experience the best of a former way of life:  beautiful architecture, fascinating history and a peaceful relaxed ambiance, without modern electronic distractions, where you decide the pace of your holiday.

    Can I bring a dog?

    Yes.  Please check the Irish Landmark T&Cs re bringing a dog to Irish Landmark properties.

    Can I bring more than one dog?

    This would have to be checked at time of booking and discussed with Bookings Officer.

    Is linen supplied?

    Yes – the beds are prepared and ready for your arrival.

    Is there an open fire?

    No.  However there is a wood burning stove in the sitting room and in the kitchen.

    Can I light a fire?

    Yes.  You can light the wood burning stove in the sitting room and the kitchen.   There is a limited amount of fuel left for the fire (where applicable) so guests may want to bring more for the duration of their stay.  Please contact the local House Manager for more information on what type of fuel is used at your chosen property.

    Do I need a car to get here?

    It would be preferable to have a car otherwise it will be difficult to get to shops etc as the house is situated 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.

    Can I get here by public transport?

    Bus to Bailieborough or Cootehill and then taxi to the property.  There is no train in Co. Cavan.

    How do I get the keys?

    When you complete your booking, you will receive an email giving you information about arranging access on your arrival date.

    Can I arrive early?

    Only by special arrangement with the bookings office and agreement of the local House Manager.   The standard earliest arrival is 5pm.  A charge is made if you are requesting a morning arrival, as this means we cannot take a booking for the night before your arrival date.  Actual arrival time MUST be agreed in advance with the local House Manager.

    What is the latest departure time?

    10.00am.  The House Manager will discuss arrangements for your departure on the day you arrive.

    How far to the nearest town?

    It is about 16 kilometres to Bailieborough.

    Is there a caterer who will come in to cook meals?

    We do not know of anyone who can go in to cook meals at this property.

    Is it suitable for children?

    Yes, this is a suitable family property.

    Is it suitable for older people?

    This property does not suit anyone with mobility issues.  There is a narrow and steep staircase up to the first floor where all the bedrooms are located.

    Does it have facilities for disabled people?


    Is it suitable for a wheelchair?


    Is there central heating?
    There is central heating with radiators throughout the building.

    How many bathrooms?

    One bathroom downstairs and an ensuite shower room upstairs.

    Do you supply towels and bed linen?

    Yes.  The beds will be made up on your arrival and you will be provided with a bath towel and guest towel according to the number of beds in the property.

    Can I book for just one night?


    What is your minimum booking period?

    Irish Landmark Trust have a 2 night stay minimum at all of our properties.  Some Special Dates will have restrictions on arrival and departure date which will effect the minimum number of nights.

    Is there a garden at the house?

    Yes, there is a lawned area with flower beds at the front of the house.  This is surrounded by a high wall making it very safe for children.

    Is there parking on site?


    How many cars can I bring to the house?

    Limited to 1 car.

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