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Walden Lakehouse | Luxury Self-Catering | Lough Ree, County Westmeath

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:

Walden Lakehouse is in a pristine condition. All internal furnishing is to a very high standard, modern and of excellent taste. It gives a most homely feel. 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 sunset. The nearby restaurant run by the owner’s brother is of very high quality and the strip-loin steak made in heaven. Overall, a truly fantastic welcome and experience of Ireland.

Walden Lakehouse; so incredibly peaceful and calming! Beautifully designed and very stylish. 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. 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.

We have had the most memorable holiday in your beautiful home in this fantastic spot by Lough Ree. We couldn´t have asked for any more, you really have thought of everything. We have loved waking up to this exquisite view each morning and exploring the local area. We have been very lucky with the weather and our girls even managed to enjoy a dip in the lough! Thank you for sharing your home, we hope to be back!

Like being lost in the woods, away from all the pressures of everyday life. So peaceful and tranquil. Just fabulous interiors, not a thing left to chance, everything has been carefully thought about and placed to perfection! Design heaven. As an interior designer, you have provided me with inspiration. The position of Walden Lakehouse is simply perfect, we´re just so sad to be leaving. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful house with our family.

What you have created here is truly magical! We came away needing a re-charge and de-stress and we have left completely relaxed and ready to take on the world! Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us. Ireland is a wonderful country and the people are the best, nothing is too much trouble. We will be back!

Wow! The house, the setting and the changes in the light are just wonderful. We had a great week and this is a fantastic base for exploring the area from. We even spotted a kingfisher from the deck!

Thank you both for giving us the opportunity to stay in such a beautiful and tranquil placed. Your home is absolutely gorgeous and provided much-needed peace after a very busy time in our lives. We are leaving refreshed and reenergised and would love to return in the future.

Thank you so much for blessing us with a stay at this cottage on our first trip to Ireland. The design and decor have given us much inspiration to bring back to our own home in California. We have been traveling the world together for 10 years, but this is the first place we´ve stayed with the news that we´re expecting our first child. Truly a memory that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Walden Lakehouse was exactly everything that we were looking for. Beautiful house, great facilities and perfect location. We didn’t want to leave and will definitely be back.

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!

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! 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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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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