US Family on Vacation
Our family (me, my wife, 11 & 15 year old daughters) stayed in the Stone Bridge Cottage during our dream vacation to Ireland. It is a great location for visiting Westport and exploring Ireland's west coast. We climbed Croagh Patrick, and I played golf at Westport Golf Club (this was not a golf trip but it was a great deal including club rental. I also got a nice early tee-time, so the girls got to sleep in and I was back in time for lunch.)
We found the property clean and very well-maintained. It is difficult to find the first time due to there being so few street signs in Ireland. Once we made it there the first time, it was very easy to get back to. You will need to have your own towels, wash cloths, etc. I can't recall the name, but there is a nice store on the left just as you are leaving Westport going to the cottage. It has most anything you would need from groceries to clothing.
There are two beds and a sleeper sofa in Stone Bridge. Unless you have small children, I would think it would be a bit cramped with more than four staying there.
My favorite things about staying at Stone Bridge were the fact that the cottage was over 250 years old, and it was adjoined by working farms. I imagine staying there today is much like it was then (except now you have hot, running water). The weather was nice when we were there, and I loved leaving the windows open and listening to the sheep next door. We also go to watch the sheep dog round up the sheep and drive them to the next pasture.
The only negative I can remember is that the shower occasionally lost pressure. You just had to give it a couple of minutes, and it would come back.
The owners are very nice people and gave us good directions to places we wanted to visit. They also had a welcome basket for us when we arrived. Overall it was great. I hope I get to go back and stay there and see more of Ireland's west.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 4/4
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