About the property
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- Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights
A holiday home that sleeps 6 guests in 4 bedrooms
Helensville Cottage is located on a small inlet of Clew Bay in the highly desirable area of Rosbeg just 3.8km west of Westport town.OutsideThere are only a small number of properties in the immediate. This location is just 3.8kms west of Westport in west County Mayo and 0.5kms from the lively Quay area with its many fine shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.The area is serviced by the "Greenway" - a popular designated walking, jogging and cycling track. Westport is a hugely popular coastal town voted the Irish Times' "Best Place To Live In Ireland". Positioned on the eastern shores of Clew Bay and at the foot of Croagh Patrick, Westport has attracted a diverse range of people who call it home.Please note that this property will not accept large groups of adults and would prefer the house to be used by families only. The owners respectfully request that you do not smoke inside this property.
House layout2 Double bedrooms2 Double bedrooms with 4 foot beds suitable for one adult or 2 children. The house sleeps 6 persons
House Facilities:• Wheelchair friendly• Linen and Towels Provided• Cooker• Microwave• Kettle• Toaster• Fireguard• DVD player• Vacuum Cleaner• Central Oil Heating• Private Garden- rear• Washing machine• Tumble Dryer• Dishwasher• Open Fire• Iron & Ironing Board• Washing/Dryer Machine• Heating & Electricity an extra charge• Off Road Parking
Fridge with ice boxAmple garage space for bike's
Local Amenities:Galway City 80minutes driveSupermarket 2kmNewsagents 1kmPost Office 3kmChurch - Roman CathloicChurch - Church of Ireland3 BanksTourist Information Centre - Bridge Street, Westport.Town Swimming Pool 3kmPub/restaurant 2 minute walk
ExtrasBed Linen and towels are provided
A security deposit of €100 will be requested on arrival and returned on departure once the property is left in a clean and tidy condition.
Electricity is charged at €10.00 per day.
WIFI is available at this property
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
A beautiful house,a bit dated but very homely,we loved it,we had a very relaxing holiday,the garden is lovely and big so we got to have fun with the kids,the view is beautiful from the house,the caretakers are fantastic,if u need anything their there so thank you Ray&Maureen.xx.
Good morning Michelle Thank you for your review on Helensville House. We are delighted to hear that you and your family had a relaxing stay here. The garden and view from the house are fantastic. Ray, Maureen and Caroline are brilliant as they want all guests to enjoy their stay. Thank you again for your feedback. Kindest regards Maura
The setting of this house is spectacular ~ looking out over Crough Patrick ~ with the ever changing skies and tides and the birdsong. The caretaker is very friendly and helpful. Four comfortable beds with lovely linens. The library of 3000 books many of them on Ireland, literature, philosophy, and nature and on the West gave a great support to our learning. A nicely equipped modern kitchen beautifully designed. Our one recommendation ~ bring a sharp knife with you and a vegetable peeler.
Good morning Sue Anne Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Helensville House. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay here. The house is lovely and surrounded by amazing views. The caretaker is excellent and wants all his guests to enjoy their time at Helensville. We have passed your comments on to the caretaker. Thank you again for your feedback. Kindest regards Maura
A stunning view in a quiet place, just what we need
A breathtaking view over Croagh Patrick and the bay is the best point of this house. The location is excellent if you want to discover what County Mayo and Connemara can offer you. The house has got a special and personal atmosphere. If you are looking for a quiet place to relax and enjoy your stay, then you have found the perfect address. Westport provides you with all the facilities and some good restaurants are only a kilometer away. The keeper offered us a warm welcome and some good advice too.
Thank you for taking time to review your stay at Helensville House, we appreciate your feedback and delighted you enjoyed your time in Ireland. Thank you
Excellently located private & spacious
We recently stayed in Helensville with our 4 children for a week. House was clean spacious well equipped & very private. The location was excellent within walking distance of Quay area of Westport. Kitchen appliances were all new and kitchen was well equipped. Limited wifi was slight drawback.
Thank you for taking the time to review your holiday experience at Helensville,we appreciate the feedback and glad the family all enjoyed their break!
Badly in need of refurbishing and modernising
Much of the house is like an Agatha Christie set with old and damaged furniture. Where there has been refurbishment it is shoddy. There is a smell of damp and mould in the bedrooms, the mattresses are worn out, there is little in the way of useful info on what to do when for example the showers trip (which they do), there is mould growing and flaking paint on the walls, some curtain rails are either missing or hanging off the walls. The overall impression is of owners who have gone away and made little attempt to set the house up as a holiday let. Pros are a good location and reasonably cheap.
Great house overlooking Clew Bay
Seven of us a fabulous week at Helensville House in July....the house is perfect with a lovely sitting room with views over the bay and Croke Patrick (sometimes it was there and sometimes it disappeared in the mist!) The owners have a wonderful collection of books especially if you are interested in Philosophy and plenty of games. The space is roomy and feels like home from home. I would definitely rent the house again when we were in Mayo. For kids, there is a huge lawn in front where you can play football or..
There is a great pub just up the road with good food and a bit of craic. You can walk into the Quay area where there are more restaurants and pubs and plenty of music in the town itself.
Westport is a one of a kind town with its charisma and continental flavour. Cheerful coloured shop fronts with loads of shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants to choose from. Little wonder it has become one of Ireland's most popular and cosmopolitan holiday destinations. It is a safe haven, Westport touches the south east shores of the Atlantic inlet of Clew Bay and lies against the backdrop Croagh Patrick. It has been crowned the best place to live in Ireland.
Croagh Patrick is situated near the town of Westport in County Mayo, Ireland. The main pilgrimage route originates in the village of Murrisk, 8km outside Westport. It is best to climb the mountain in summer and the views on a clear day are spectacular. The Centre at Croagh Patrick has a restaurant, information services, guided tours of the mountain, packed lunches, secure lockers, craft shop, shower facilities (for a nominal fee).
The beautiful Aran Islands is located just off Galway. A true Irish experience where locals speak Irish as well as english. Here you will find Celtic Churches dotted around the place, The spectacular Dun Aonghasa and Cliffs of Aran. The Aran Islands is a beautiful spot to visiting.
Pirate Adventure Park
Pirate Adventure Park and Westport House in Mayo has become one of Ireland's best loved attractions. There is a variety of attractions and things to do to for the whole family. It is set on the 480 acre estate, the Pirate Adventure Park is a treasure trove of family fun with its Grace O'Malley-themed amusement park with rides and activities ideally suited to families with children under 12.
Ceide Fields Visitor Centre Mayo
The stone walled fields, extending over thousands of acres are almost 6,000 years old, the oldest known in the world. They are covered by a natural blanket bog. The Visitor Centre has won several awards, including the Gold Medal for architecture. It is located beside some of the most spectacular cliffs and rock formations in Ireland and a viewing platform is positioned on the edge of the 110m high cliff.
Ceide Fields Visitor Centre Opening Times
Mid-march – May: Daily 10.00 – 17.00
June – September: Daily 10.00 – 18.00
October – November: Daily 10.00 – 17.00
Marian Shrine, Knock, County Mayo
On the wet Thursday evening of the 21st August, 1879, at about 8 o'clock, Our Lady, St. Joseph, and St. John the Evangelist appeared in a blaze of Heavenly light at the south gable of Knock Parish Church. Behind them and a little to the left of St. John was a plain altar. The Apparition was seen by fifteen people whose ages ranged from six years to seventy-five and included men, women and children.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Extras<br /><br /> Bed Linen and towels are provided<br /> A security deposit of €100 will be requested on arrival and returned on departure once the property is left in a clean and tidy condition.<br /> Electricity, heating and wifi is extra and is charged at €10.00 per day (for 3 utilities) payable to the caretaker. <br /><br /> <br />
Contractual booking deposit: 20.00% rent