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A spacious country period house convenient for Knock Airport in County Mayo

Marion McDonnell

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Marion McDonnell

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Calendar last updated:
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A spacious country period house convenient for Knock Airport in County Mayo

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

County Mayo Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Unique country house comprising 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms set in quiet countryside

Tavneena House is a two storey spacious period country house with many character features located in a quiet rural location.There is a panelled entrance hall with high ceilings throughout the house. The ground floor comprises sitting room with an open fire and plenty of comfortable seating, kitchen/dining area with an open fire, utility area, shower room and one of the double bedrooms. The main bathroom is on the half landing along with the single bedroom.  On the second floor are the further two double bedrooms.  Each double bedroom also has a sofa where you can relax and read quietly if you wish. The garden is to the front of the house with lawn either side of the drive and ample parking. The nearest town is Charlestown (3 miles) which offers many traditional shops, pubs and restaurants (as do most nearby towns) it is usefully situated at the junction of the N5 and N17 roads making it a perfect central point from which to explore the West from Mayo to both Galway, Sligo and beyond!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marion McDonnell (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner

TAVNEENA REVISITED APRIL 2012



Tavneena is not 'Brideshead' of the famous book, but for me, returning

to it after a very long absence was an unique experience. It was my

home until I was 18 years of age, and my entire universe for most of

that time! I know I am prejudiced, but for anyone who wants to get

away to a quiet holiday in the country, while still within reach of

the main attractions of the West, it is ideal.

The house is very comfortable, bright, and spacious; well equipped

with all the necessary appliances throughout. If you like an open

fire, there is plenty of turf, and there is good reception for TV.

The front garden is ideal for barbecues or just relaxing in the sun.

The country air is filled with the smell of honeysuckle, new-mown hay,

and turf fires.

The only sounds to disturb you are those of the cuckoo, the curlew, a

cock crowing, or a dog barking in the distance.

The proprietress, Marion, lives at a short distance, and is very

thoughtful and accommodating - milk in the fridge when you arrive -

turf fires set, and the house well heated - just to mention two

things!! She is familiar with the area, and can advise on places to

visit. She will ensure that your stay will be as enjoyable as

possible.

I love to think that my old home can give joy to visitors - and I hope

that many will make it their base for visiting the west of Ireland.

You will not be disappointed.

Pearl Henry April 2012
Apr 2012
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Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

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A spacious country period house convenient for Knock Airport in County Mayo
average rating of 4.714286 based on 8 reviews
5

Fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

We stay at Tavneena house from 12th August until 28th August. The house is very comfortable, bright and spacious, well equipped and there was plenty of turf to do a fire every night when we got "home" after our excursions.

Marion couldn´t have been more welcoming to us, we arrived late and the house was very warm which was very gratefull after a full day of travelling, she also left some milk, butter, wine, beers in the fridge for us. She was also very helpfull by sending us tourist information before we arrived to Ireland helping us to arrange our visit before we got there.

I would recommend a stay at Tavneena house for losts of reasons, but specially because it´s a very good base for exploring the west couast of Ireland and Knock airport is only 5 minutes from the house.

Thank you again for a fantactic stay in Ireland.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sara Thank you for your generous review. So glad you were the first family from Spain to stay at Tavneena House. I am hoping that I will have had visitors from all over Europe and indeed the world in a few years time! Hope to meet you again. Kind regards Marion
5

Family from Australia, with relatives Ireland

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been more pleased with Tavneena house on a recent stay in Ireland. We have often been to Ireland visiting friends and family, staying in B&B's and hotels. The stay at Tavneena superseded all of our previous visits.

Marion couldn't have been more welcoming to us. We felt like we were coming home. The house was lovely and clean, without being too fussy, so the kids could enjoy the stay without being afraid of touching anything. There was plenty of turf for the open fires which we lit every day, even though it was summer. The house is fully equipped with everything you need, so all you need do is get off the plane with your suitcase of clothes. The kids loved the house with it's massive bedrooms, upstairs and downstairs and big front garden. The washer/dryer was invaluable on those rainy summer days. We stayed for 9 days and friends and family came from all over Ireland to see us. Marions rates were very reasonable, and she even provided us with some milk for tea and a bottle of wine when we arrived. We enjoyed walks through the tiny village and through fields of our family's farms and all the locals were delightful.

I would recommend a stay at Tavneena House. It is so relaxing and peaceful. We certainly intend to stay again on our next visit to Ireland.

JB & VB from Australia

(Thanks again, Marion)

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased with your excellent review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Tavneena House, particularly as you have had previous experience of Irish B&Bs and hotels. Hope to see you all for future visits! Best Wishes Marion
4

Family of 7 staying for a wedding/hols

  • 4 of 5

John K - Family of 7 from Leicester, England - 4 stars

My family and I stayed at Tavneena House for a week at the end of May 2012.

It was a fantastic week and Marion could not have been more welcoming. During our stay we found the House (ex school masters residence) to be very comfortable and homely. The house is very roomy and well furnished and to keep things cosy we liked to use the turf/peat open fires in the evenings..

There is plenty of hot water and the four bedrooms were all very comfortable with clean bedding and towels.

As we were based here for a local wedding we found the location an excellent mid point between the Airport and Charlestown especially as members of the family flew in and out different times.

It is only a 5 minute drive from Charlestown, where there are plenty of shops, some fantastic pubs and plenty of places to eat.

It is also a good base for exploring the west coast and Westport is very pretty and whilst we did not get to Achill island this time, I understand this is a must if the weather is nice.

Marion the owner is very helpful and couldn’t do enough for us to ensure our stay was as memorable as we had hoped. The week flew by and we were very sorry to be heading home.

We hope to be going back for another visit someday and I wish Marion and her husband Ricahrd all the best with their venture.

Thanks again for a fab stay.

I hope that this review has been helpful

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you found you had everything you needed at Tavneena House and that the nearness of Ireland West International Airport (Knock) in particular was convenient for you and all the guests. I very much hope to meet you and your family at Tavneena again. Best Wishes Marion
4

Family of six from England with relatives in Knock

  • 4 of 5

Good accomodation and easy access to Knock airport. There are many places to visit on the west side of Ireland including the lovely Achill Island and they are easily reached from this location. Shops in nearby Charlestown and Knock are fine with a Tesco store not far in Swinford Town. We had a very enjoyable stay here and Marion was always available if needed.

Thank You

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write a review I do appreciate it! I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Tavneena House. I agree that the Swinford Tesco supermarket may be a most convenient one-stop shopping destination for visitors. Hope to meet again you are welcome anytime. Best Wishes Marion
5

Walking in Mayo

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tavneena House recently. Very impressed by the comfort of the beds - always important in a holiday house - but more particularly by Marion's (owner) attention to detail and concern for her guests to really relax and enjoy their stay. Nothing was too much trouble: we arrived late at night to find the heating on and a fridge impeccably stocked with all essentials - and not a few luxuries! We soon felt very cosy and settled especially once the art of the peat fire had been mastered. All in all, lovely, spacious, well equipped and easy to live in.

Tavneena is rural but we felt very much part of the real Ireland. We got to all the places we wanted to go (again guided by Marion) including Achill Island - the sea cliffs and views in all directions are incredible - and climbed Croagh Patrick, St Patrick's legendary mountain (lots of scree, wear good boots); and found many good walks in the vicinity. I was most impressed and interested to find that we were so close to the magnificent salmon fishing of the River Moy - visit Clarke's wonderful fish shop in Ballina for superb smoked salmon. Also thoroughly recommend a visit to the Foxford Woollen Mill not just for their beautiful rugs and blankets etc but also for their tea room - fabulous baking, still dreaming of the scones. Another excellent tea room is The Hungry Monk at Cong, just by the abbey ruins. More good walks along the lakeside at Cong.

Thank you Marion!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Clare Thank you for your very detailed review. I do try to make every effort to ensure that everyone staying at Tavneena House is as comfortable as possible - summer and winter! I know that you certainly made the most of Mayo in your week's visit and I hope that you will stay at Tavneena House again - you are welcome anytime. As you mentioned next time you might consider flying from the UK into Ireland West International Airport (Knock) as the house is only a short drive from the airport! Kind Regards Marion
5

Family of 6 from Rotherham, England

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Tavneena House for the weekend at the end of February 2012.

During our stay we found the whole cottage to be very comfortable, quiet and cosy. The cottage is also very well equipped with all the necessary appliances throughout the house. If you like a nice open fire, there is plenty of turf/peat. We loved to cosy down in the living room on an evening with a nice glass of wine.

There is plenty of hot water whenever you need it and the central heating is more than adequate.

The four bedrooms are very comfortable with nice clean bedding and fresh towels.

The village of Tavneena is very quiet and peaceful.

Everyone in the village is extremely friendly as are all of the Irish. Mike the next door neighbor is a farmer with livestock and is very friendly and helpful should you need anything or just want a chat.

We found the cottage very handy as it is just a 5 minute drive from Knock International Airport, where you can hire a car or catch a taxi quite easily.

It is also only a few miles from Charlestown, where there are plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants.

Marion the owner is very helpful and couldn’t do enough for us to ensure our stay was as amazing as we imagined it would be.

We will defiantly be going back for another visit in the near future.

I hope that this review has been helpful

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a good review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Tavneena House. I do agree that flying into Ireland West International Airport (Knock) was very convenient for your family as it is only a few minutes drive from the house. I would be delighted if you came to stay again and look forward to seeing you! Kind regards Marion

Map

Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Knock Ireland West
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Charlestown
Nearest Ferry
185 Kilometres
Dublin
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Swinford
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Claremorris
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
N17 and N5 at Charlestown
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Charlestown
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Enniscrone
Car: necessary

Tavneena House is a spacious two storey period house in a quiet rural location 3 miles from Charlestown County Mayo.

Charlestown is situated at the intersection of the N17 (Sligo to Galway) and the N5 (Dublin to Westport) and only 4 miles from Ireland West Airport Knock. It is a wonderfully central point from which to make day trips across the West from Croagh Patrick and Westport House in Mayo to Lissadell House and Yeats Country in Sligo and Kylemore Abbey and Clifden in County Galway.

With many loughs and rivers in the immediate locality including Loughs Conn and Cullin and the River Moy fishing is readily available. Numerous golf courses, horse riding and some of the best Blue Flag beaches in Ireland are also within easy reach as are the National Museum of Country Life the Foxford Woollen Mills and Knock Shrine.

For walkers and cyclists the Great Western Greenway (from Newport to Mulranny) and a large section of the Wild Atlantic Way (from County Sligo through County Mayo into County Galway) are both less than 1 hours drive.

Approximate distances from Charlestown are Ballina 25 miles, Sligo 30 miles, Westport 40 miles, Galway 60 miles and Dublin 115 miles.

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Rates & Availability

From £350 Per week

County Mayo Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Season
Apr 18 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
£455
 
 
Summer Season
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
£560
 
 
Autumn Season
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£455
 
 
Off Peak
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
£350
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
£490
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Weekly bookings are generally from Saturday afternoon to Saturday morning but we are more than happy to accommodate other requests subject to availability.

Extra nights or shorter stays (min 3 nights) can be negotiated.

Our rates include bed linen, towels and cleaning. A turf fire starter pack is provided (additional turf if required can be supplied). 

Electricity is extra and meter-read on arrival and payable on departure after a final reading.

10% discount for bookings of two consecutive weeks.

When booking a non-refundable deposit of £100 (against the full rental cost) is required.  The full amount is to be paid 6 weeks before arrival.

Payment will be accepted by bank transfer, Euro Cheques or Sterling Cheques.
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Amenities

County Mayo Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a full-size bathtub with basin and WC. The downstairs shower room has a walk in shower with basin and WC. Hot water can be generated from the central heating system or alternatively from an immersion tank.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • Each of the double bedrooms are very spacious with double aspect windows giving lots of light. There is a sofa in each of the double bedrooms where one can relax quietly. One of the double bedrooms is on the ground floor.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
Notes:
As there are stairs in the house it may be unsuitable for the very young or elderly.

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