CHARMING COUNTRY HOME, NEAR SCENIC SEASIDE WESTPORT TOWN

K. Geraghty

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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CHARMING COUNTRY HOME, NEAR SCENIC SEASIDE WESTPORT TOWN

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House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 12)

Teach Mo Chroi' meaning 'Home of My Heart', is set upon an acre of meadowland amidst the farmland of Ballintubber, Co. Mayo where your nearest neighbor is likely to be the cow or sheep in a nearby field.

Drive down our little boreen, through the canopy of trees, to the gates of 'Teach Mo Chroi', a fresh friendly country home overlooking the Partry Mountains and Croagh Patrick. Our boreen, Irish for tiny one-lane road, is just a 1/4 mile off N84 and midway between Castlebar and Ballinrobe Town. Only a 15 minute drive into Westport, a bustling seaside town on the Atlantic's Clew Bay, an hour to Galway City, and 25 minutes to Cong Village, home to Ashford Castle and The Quiet Man Cottage.

In this calm and tranquil setting there's nothing quite as nice as awakening to the birdsong on a fine summer morning. Relax with a cup of tea on the patio beside sunlit mountains; or pluck a novel from the book shelves and settle in for a good read. When night falls, the sky is transformed into a visual feast of stars!

The house is in an ideal location for touring the West of Ireland. Whether you've an hour or the day, consider visiting these worthwhile nearby offerings: 12th Century Ballintubber Abbey, Ballinrobe Horse races, Heneghans Heritage Centre, Corrib Cruises, The Ceide Fields, Kylemore Abbey, Croagh Patrick, Westport House & Country Park Amusements, The Fjords at Killary Harbor, Our Lady of Knock Shrine, Galway City, the spectacular cliffs and superb beaches of Achill Island, or for a special treat learn to fly a hawk at Ashford Castle's Falconry School. For the thrill seekers and outdoorsmen, try the unique challenges offered at the Killary Adventure Center.

Teach Mo Chroi' is a family friendly home with many desirable features to its credit; providing excellent accommodations to large groups, for reunions, anniversaries, and special family gatherings. There is ample parking for 6 vehicles.

The house is equipped with US 110v outlets as well as the standard Irish 220v, so bring along your I pods, etc. For the film buff, relax and enjoy a selection from our more than 30 Irish Films on DVD. From the spacious kitchen to the warm inviting living room, every room is large and comfortable.

The Master Bedroom is en suite with a King bed and walk-in closet. All bedrooms are fitted with ultra plush US mattresses. The Extra large Dbl Bedroom has 2 Queen beds and TV w/DVD-VCR. Two additional Bedrooms host a Queen & Single bed in each. There are 2 more bathrooms with tub and shower units as well as a large utility room w/washer and dryer. Great water pressure throughout the home.

Cartronbower boreen serves as a walking route to many of the locals because its peaceful and rarely traveled. Wander down its winding path and you're likely to encounter cows, horses, or donkeys in the surrounding fields, each known to enjoy a carrot or apple from a friendly passerby. In early Spring, the fields are alive with the sights and sounds of baby lambs, a vision to behold for children and adults alike. A portion of the front garden is a soccer/Gaelic football field complete with 2 netted goals. Additionally, there's a paved area for basketball with 2 backboards, child's swing set, and a patio complete with furniture and BBQ Grill.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
K. Geraghty (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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About K. Geraghty

My husband is originally from Ballintubber Co. Mayo. His parents still live in this tranquil little village. We found ourselves travelling to Ireland more and more as the years passed and our family grew. Renting a place large enough to house our family became an ever increasing challenge and always required a drive to visit the extended family of cousins and grandparents. We knew eventually we would build somewhere and decided that this village we called Home was the only real choice for us. We designed and built the house over the space of 2 yrs seeing to all the important details ourselves. It was and still is an expression of our love for the area and of Ireland itself. When we came to realize this, the only proper choice for a name was Teach Mo Chroi' or 'Home of my Heart'. We are Karla & Gerry Geraghty. We are raising 4 children, live and work near Chicago, Illinois.

K. Geraghty purchased this house in 2001

Why K. Geraghty chose County Mayo

We originally chose the site for its close proximity to family, its tranquil setting, and mountainous views. Building our own home allowed us to pack it full of unique features and details not found in other homes.

Our location makes us a great choice for touring the West of Ireland. We are within an hour of many of Irelands treasured landmarks and tourist attractions. Ashford Castle in Cong, Croagh Patrick in Westport, and Achill Island are merely a few of the places a visitor must see. The town of Westport is full of Irish music and merriment in any number of traditional pubs which line its cobblestone streets.

What makes this house unique

Teach Mo Chroi' is a family friendly home with many desirable features to it's credit. The house is equipped with US 110v outlets as well as the standard Irish/European 220v, so bring along your ipods, laptops, and cameras, but leave the converters at home you won't need them. No need to pack that bulky hair dryer we have 3 for use during your stay.

All of our bedrooms have super comfortable thick American mattresses which will provide a great nights rest after a long day of touring.

We offer exceptional password protected WIFI as well as an extensive selection of Irish Films (30+) on DVD and also numerous award winning American films for your viewing pleasure. If you enjoy a good novel we have many to choose from in our library of books.

Our Satellite (SKY) TV has a considerable number of channels and special kids programming (Disney and Nickelodeon) to please the whole family.

The grounds of our property offer a number of activities for families to enjoy together; soccer, basketball, and exploring the farmland surrounding the home.

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 42 traveler reviews

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Charming Country Home, Near Scenic Seaside Westport Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
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County Mayo Ireland
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5

Lovely Country Setting; perfect for a large family or group

  • 5 of 5
My extended family recently stayed for 5 nights. Our group included a range of ages from 5 to 77 and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The kids loved the play areas and the soccer field. We all enjoyed the patio with bbq and views. The home is a quick drive to Westport, as well as Cong, and a bit farther to Kylemore Abbey and Achill Island, about an hour from Galway, so very central location and a beautiful area of Ireland. We always enjoyed returning to the house. We loved how well signed everything is, good instructions, and well-stocked kitchen for cooking. We also had some nice evenings viewing movies (extensive collection) especially enjoyed seeing The Quiet Man. We just wish we had more time! You could easily spend a week or more in this area.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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County Mayo Ireland
5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5
This house exceeded our expectations. The house was very clean upon arrival. Little notes though out the house explained everything we needed to know about the operation of things in the house. The kitchen was equipped with everything need to prepare as simple or complex a meal as needed. The view from the kitchen was something we could not get enough of. Satellite TV and internet allowed us to keep in touch with home. Phone was available to receive calls or make calls with a calling card which can be purchased in one of the towns. We were so comfortable we hated to leave. Shopping and restaurants were not far away. We were amazed how every thing was well thought out in the house to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We would recommend to friends.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you chose our home over the many options available to guests in the area. I'm glad your experience was so enjoyable.
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Charming Country Home, Near Scenic Seaside Westport Town
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County Mayo Ireland
USA
5

Felt like home

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here with another family during our first week in Ireland and it was by far the nicest place we stayed. It has all of the conveniences you could possibly need and the view from the back is spectaclular! The first thing I saw when I walked out the back door the morning following our arrival was a rainbow and it's one of my favorite pictures from our trip. This was our first visit and certainly won't be the last. From the races in Ballinrobe to Matt Molloy's in Westport, it was a dream come true!
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Teach Mo Chroi' it solidifies our decision to share the house with others. Weren't you lucky the races were in town during your stay not everyone gets that chance, I hope you won some money!
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Charming Country Home, Near Scenic Seaside Westport Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p275231
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County Mayo Ireland
5

Wouldn't stay anywhere else!!

Wouldn't stay anywhere else!!
  • 5 of 5
This is the absolute BEST vacation home. Great location! It is equipped with anything you could every need or want. Plenty of towels, bedding, and kitchen utensils. POWER CONVERTERS were a lifesaver!!! Beautiful views. Quiet countryside. Perfect for families. I look forward to staying here on my next visit!
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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County Mayo Ireland
5

A little bit of Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5
This was a beautiful home in a beautiful setting - the mountains in the backyard and equipped with everything anyone could need. Our neighbors the sheep and a few cows - were fabulous. Maura and her husband helped us become familiar with the amenities and we had a WONDERFUL visit. The area was wonderful and we took full advantage of it.
Everything was as promised and then some, there was nothing that we needed and we LOVED the place. Driving down the narrow road you come out to the house and cannot believe the beauty !!! This is a place not to be missed..
We took advantage of the Grill for dinner one evening and enjoyed the evening at home with a fire in the wood stove...

This lovely home is very conveniently located to many locations in the Mayo area and we took full advantage . We went to Cong to see where the Quiet Man was filmed and onto Galway. Another day went tot the beginning of the Achill Peninsular and Kylemore Abbey were amongst other places we visited ..

The people of Ireland are it's biggest assest - we met the lovelest people - wherever we went - ALL were Sooooo - welcoming and very happy to assist and help us with whatever we needed .. THX to everyone ... GO and See Ireland !!!
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Review of Charming Country Home

  • 5 of 5
Our family was delighted with this cottage rental in County Mayo. There was easy access to all surrounding towns and sites, but completely private down a lovely lane. The view from the back patio was amazing. The cottage was well equipped, plenty of room to spread out. It really made our first visit to Ireland a pleasure.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our close proximity to major towns and attractions is what draws guests to us, but the added bonus of being tucked away from the main roads in a quiet tranquil area with scenic mountain views is what really makes us unique. We're happy you enjoyed your visit.
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Car: recommended

Nestled in the tranquil village of Ballintubber, Co. Mayo; Teach Mo Chroi' is 15 mins East of Westport, 10 mins South of Castlebar, and 10 mins North of Ballinrobe Town. Cong Village and Ashford Castle are 25 mins away. Teach Mo Chroi' is ideally located for touring the West of Ireland, with scenic drives and many interesting places to visit and explore. We'll help you plan a trip to remember, you need only ask! For the outdoorsmen or adventure seeker, there's fishing at Lough Carra or Corrib as well as a great slection of activities at Killary Adventure Center. Climb Croagh Patrick and enjoy an incredible view of the Atlantic's Clew Bay atop St. Patrick's Mountain.

Other Activities: Childrens Swings, Basketball court, Soccer/Gaelic field and Patio with Furniture & Grill are all on the property.

Golf: Ireland remains one of the worlds best golf destinations. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy a variety of exceptional Golf Courses to choose from. Those in our area include: Ashford Castle Golf Club in Cong, Westport Golf Club, Clew Bay Golf Club, Connemara Championship Links (Balliconnelly), Mulranny Golf Club, and Ballinrobe Golf.

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Availability & Rates

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County Mayo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid-High
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
€133
€850
 
 
Low
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
€92
€575
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
€950
 
 
Low
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€92
€575
 
 
Mid-Season
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€117
€750
 
 
Mid-High
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€133
€850
 
 
High
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€150
€950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning-Utilities-Wifi €150
Refundable damage deposit €250
Notes The One-Time Cleaning & Utility Charge of 150 EURO covers everything: Cleaning-Electric-Oil Heat-WiFi
THE NIGHTLY RATE ONLY APPLIES TO EXTRA NIGHTS STARTING WITH THE 4th NIGHT THROUGH THE 6th NIGHT AFTER THAT THE WEEKLY RATE APPLIES.
THERE IS A REDUCED NIGHTLY RATE FOR STAYS EXCEEDING 7 NIGHTS.
A Rental Contract and your Damage Deposit (250 Euro or $300 USD) are due at the time of booking. We DO accept personal checks for the deposit. Full rental fees are due in EURO CASH ONLY (No checks or Credit/Debit Cards accepted) when you arrive for check-in. Payment can also be made in advance by bank wire transfer 1 week prior to your stay. Your Damage Deposit will be returned 7 days after stay
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Amenities

Amenities

County Mayo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Wall mounted hair dryer
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Master Ensuite with Power shower. Portable hair dryer.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Electric Shower. Wall mounted hair dryer.
  • Two family bathrooms with tub and shower units and an ensuite bathroom with power shower as well as a large utility room w/washer and dryer. Great water pressure throughout the home.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • The Master Bedroom is en suite with a King bed and walk-in closet. All bedrooms are fitted with ultra plush US mattresses. The Extra large Dbl Bedroom has 2 Queen beds and TV w/DVD-VCR. Two additional Bedrooms host a Queen & Single bed in each.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Child's Swing
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • surfing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
Notes:
Wood Stove: Wood & Solid Fuel burning stove in the living room. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer. House is equipped with a pay-phone. Home is equipped with USA 110v outlets as well as 220v Irish outlets, 3 hair dryers, property has basketball court, wooden swing-set, soccer/gaelic football field w/goals, adult patio swing, patio furniture, and BBQ Grill. Accommodations are not available for renters under 25 unless accompanied by their family. Handicapped Accessible (may have limitations): Offering a shower chair for use while bathing. The home has large 5 ft. hallways is on one level and no stairs. Wheelchair Accessible (may have limitations): Like most Irish homes, there is a stoop outside every outside door. However, once inside the home there are no stairs or thresholds, and 5 ft. wide hallways. A wheelchair moves freely throughout the home.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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