We really couldn't believe our luck when we booked this gorgeous, two storey refurbished former Gatekeepers Lodge at the edge of Rossmore Forest on the Cootehill Road just 5 mins drive from Monaghan town. Beautiful views of the garden and forest greeted us from every window, the two bedrooms have polished wooden flooring, comfy beds, fluffy towels, tvs, plenty of storage space with the top floor room having a cosy ensuite with separate shower and bath. A walk in shower plus extra tiolet/basin downstairs. A real home from home. A fully stocked kitchen with washing machine/dishwasher/double oven/microwave plus all the little extras such as cake mixer if you happen to fancy whisking up pancakes one morning, blender/toasty maker etc etc. Off the kitchen is the warm and welcoming lounge/dining room with log-burning stove, tv, CD player and reading corner. We enjoyed entertaining friends and family here. We had long walks in the forest. Our two girls aged 10 and 8 loved the freedom and excitement of the large surrounding garden were they could run around and explore. Definitely coming back. 10/10.
Cormeen Lodge was perfectly situated for my most recent visit to my family in Monaghan. It's less than 5 minutes outside of Monaghan town and located right on the edge of a public park. It had all the modern conveniences: cable, wifi, security. It has been recently updated so the bathrooms have modern touches as well.
The only downside was the weather lol. We were there for Hurricane Ophelia but thankfully weren't impacted beyond not going out for the day. Hopefully I'll be making a trip next year and I will definitely be checking to see if Cormeen Lodge is available.