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Luxury lakeside cottage on Lough Ree in County Westmeath, Ireland
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Guest Feedback and Testimonials

Feedback is of utmost importance to us here at Unique Home Stays, and we love to hear back from our guests to ensure that we have not only fulfilled, but exceeded their expectations every step of the way. But don't just take our word for it, read what previous guests have said about Walden Lakehouse below:

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in your forest getaway. A perfectly idyllic location and a beautifully appointed home. Thank you also for the restaurant recommendation - a delicious meal with a great atmosphere and so conveniently located!

Walden Lakehouse is a stunning property, fabulously located and just out of this world. We would love to return.

What delights me the most is your decision to share your beautiful hideaway with others. It would be tempting to hold onto something so precious but sometimes holding on tightly may be negative. I do believe that by sharing and trusting, more joy will be attracted here for you to enjoy.

What a wonderful home you have. It has only been three days but we have relaxed as if we have been here a week or more. Your taste is perfect and your vibe is all around. True food for the soul (and next door is the best food for the body!). We will be back for sure, thank you for sharing.

Thank you Egon and Richard! We had a lovely week in your home. Time for us to relax looking out over the water and drinking lots of coffee. We now need to decorate our house and make it as pretty as here.

Thank you for welcoming us into your home by the lake. Everything about it, inside and out, is beautiful and inspirational. We spotted a Kingfisher outside and enjoyed great food and hospitality next door and in Glasson´s lovely pubs.

We had a great week in your beautiful cottage - many thanks for all of the treats and goodies. What an amazing location and what great taste you have.

What a beautiful, peaceful spot; perfect to simply be still and unwind. We particularly appreciated the generosity of your welcome with fresh flowers and a homemade pie - delicious!

We were lucky enough to spend time in the incredibly peaceful and calming space that is Walden Lakehouse. Beautifully designed and very stylish, it is also very comfortable. As people who have travelled very widely and hired spaces around the world, we know how rare and special it is to find comfort and style combined in such a relaxed and homely setting. Walking in, we could immediately feel our shoulders relax. There is an exceptionally well equipped kitchen and wonderful bathrooms, ours made very atmospheric use of tadelakt. The calibre of the furnishings and finish was impeccable everywhere; the eye for detail ensures aesthetic pleasures abound. And that is before one mentions the truly stunning location and setting. Again we were lucky enough to experience a sunset on the lake which rivalled sunsets in some of the most lauded travel spots in the world. Anyone who is lucky enough to get to spend time in beautiful Walden Lakehouse should probably buy an Irish lottery ticket immediately, as they may indeed be experiencing a lucky streak.

What a start to the new year! A magical lake shore cosy cottage getaway with wood fired stove, the interiors are a designer’s dream, gorgeous woodland walks, and great local restaurants. Looking forward to a summer visit!

You feel at one with nature, wrapped in a blanket of cool greenery; the proximity of the water is calming and beautiful. A good place for mindfulness and meditation. The expanse of water is surprising. And the lake boasts a local visiting Viking boat from nearby Athlone which is quirky and unexpected. Added to that the sunsets are superb. The village of Glasson has some good restaurants and a short drive away is the mystical Clonmacnoise an ancient monastic site on the River Shannon.

The cottage is in a pristine condition throughout and all internal furnishing is to a very high standard, very modern and of excellent taste. The cottage gives a most homely feel. All furniture and soft furnishing is of exquisite quality and standard and the kitchen is very well equipped for all culinary tastes possible. The location directly on the shores of the lake, with a jetty and access to water for swimming is excellent and the terrace invites you to sit outside on a balmy evening with a Guinness to watch the sun set. The nearby Restaurant, run by the owner’s brother is of very high quality and the strip-loin steak made in heaven. Overall, a fantastic welcome and experience of the true Ireland.

Quite embarrassingly excited about staying in a house that’s featured on the TV. It’s even better ‘in the flesh’, full of thoughtful touches and great design ideas to steal.

Athlone makes a super base for exploring Ireland and we took full advantage of day trips to see stately houses, take long country walks and even catch some musical events in Dublin. It’s the best of all worlds.

Beautiful countryside, within easy reach from Dublin. We loved the stylish, relaxed house and the calming, tranquil surroundings. The deck with direct access to the lake is a really special feature.

Most relaxing place to stay ever. On sunny days, the view over the lake is tremendous. And when it’s chilly, the lakehouse is cosy and welcoming.

Thank you for letting us stay in your magical cabin by the lake. We loved the way it has been furnished with such exquisite taste, yet remains so simple, cosy and welcoming. And such a lot of wonderful things to do - sailing down the Shannon from Athlone to the green peace of the Clonmacnoise Monastic site was a highlight. Best of all, of course, was returning each evening to sit out on your deck, watch the trees and then the sunset become mirrored on the lake and wait for the return of the wild swans. Just heavenly.

The cottage is beautifully decorated, managing to be both comfortable and stylish in a wonderful setting. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back again.

A haven of comfort and tranquillity, Walden Lakehouse is the perfect place to switch off, unwind and take in the ever changing colours of the stunning view across the lake.

What a secret gem this place is. The mid-century interior is to die for, and the location is so peaceful. We came home restored and relaxed. Thank you!

Beautiful, beautiful cottage. No wonder you won Ireland´s Home of the Year. We´ll be back!

Absolutely loved my stay! So cosy, and a perfect getaway - it was a dream waking up to that view every morning.

Such a magical place, we didn´t want to leave. Thank you! From the lochside terrace to the luxurious bedrooms, everything was 100% wonderful.

Walden Lakehouse is such a wonderful cottage and it’s situated in a brilliant location to explore Westmeath and central Ireland. The views and tranquillity of Lough Ree is beautiful, it’s a really special cottage and offers everything you need for an indulgent break away.

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