About the property
- Cottage1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay6 nights
3 bedroom, 2 bath, open space living and gorgeous 360 views. Walkable to beach.
Clare View Cottage is situated on a hill overlooking the coastline, in 1/2 an acre of land. The area is shown on maps as Killeen and/or Killadoon and the nearest town is Louisburgh, which is about five miles to the north east. Louisburgh has ‘blue flag’ beaches, shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, where traditional music may be enjoyed. Pony riding, cycle hire and permits for river and lake fishing are available.
Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holy mountain, can be seen from the house - there are paths to the summit and climbing it is a very popular way of passing a day for fit visitors!
The recently renovated kitchen features all new appliances, ample storage space and a full size refrigerator/freezer. Meals can be enjoyed at the large farm-style dining table. There is hard wood flooring throughout the living space with cozy rugs. The luxurious dark blue Italian leather three piece suite is positioned to enjoy the panoramic views of the coastline from the floor to ceiling picture window. Three large radiators provide plenty of heat, but the local stone fireplace, with cast iron stove and stone mantel, gives a comforting blaze on a cold or wet day.
The dining area easily seats six, with views of Clare Island through the patio doors. Pictures and lighting complete the scene, and 32'' LCD TV with satellite channels, DVD player, Bluetooth speaker, CD player/cassette/radio and books. The kitchen is well outfitted and has many work surfaces. Dishwasher, fridge, freezer, electric cooker with ceramic hob, double oven & grill, extractor fan, electric kettle and toaster.
There are three bedrooms, two twin bedded, one has built in wardrobe, the other has bookshelves. The master bedroom has a built in wardrobe, double bed with pocket sprung mattress, ensuite toilet, washbasin and shower. Every bedroom has a chest of drawers, bedside tables, mirrors, pictures, reading lights and a comfortable chair. House bathroom with toilet, washbasin, bath and separate electric shower cubicle. Hairdryer.
Airing cupboard, automatic washing machine, iron + board.
Wireless broadband connection.
Duvets, pillows, bed linen & towels included in rental.
Rotary washing line, garden chairs,
Electricity & oil fired central heating included in rental (external boiler house so no oily smells!)
Enclosed large lawn area around the house with gate.
Ample parking on tarmac drive/patio area.
Sorry no pets and no smoking in the house!
A further fourteen miles from Louisburgh, at the heart of Clew Bay, is Westport , a bustling town with Georgian layout designed by James Wyatt, with some fine buildings. Westport has interesting shops, numerous cafes, restaurants and bars catering for every taste (including the famous Matt Molloys) and a championship golf course, but still retains a West of Ireland charm. Westport House, with children’s zoo and other attractions, is open to the public.
There are a number of mountains in the area, the nearest is Mweelra, Connaught’s highest mountain, which is about four miles from the house. It rises from a particularly beautiful beach known as the Silver Strand. Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holy mountain, can be seen from the house - there are paths to the summit and climbing it is a very popular way of passing a day for fit visitors!
Clare Island, home of the sixteenth century pirate queen Grace O’Malley, can also be clearly seen from the house. A visit by boat from Roonagh Point, about four miles away, is also very popular with visitors. There are also regular boat services to Inish Turk, which is a little further out than Clare., and well worth a visit.
Delphi Lodge and Delphi Spa and Adventure Centre are about six miles inland, on the road to Leenane, location of the film ‘The Field’. The scenery alone on this drive makes it well worth a visit. There are regular boat trips from Leenane along Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only Fjord, whilst Delphi House is well known for fishing. The Adventure Centre offers numerous outdoor activities, and there is also a surf school which operates from a nearby beach - Horse riding and guided hill/mountain walking can also be arranged locally.
Closer to the house there are a number of excellent beaches, the nearest about a mile away, reached by quiet country lanes. Post office, church and bar/restaurant are all within a mile of the house, and for shopping Louisburgh is less than a quarter hour's drive.
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- within a few hours
- english, german, dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Harry Simons
I'm a Dutchman living in Philadelphia, who fell in love with the West coast of Ireland. Since making this my home away from home, I've made significant upgrades hoping you'll enjoy them as much as I do.
Harry Simons purchased this Cottage in 2015
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Lovely and cozy cottage with great sea view
great cottage with beautiful view on Clew Bay, big garden, new kitchen, wifi, all facilities you need for a confi stay! Perfect for a family stay.
Thank you very much for your review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and the breath-taking surroundings of County Mayo.
Please visit us again.
My family of 5 stayed in Clare View Cottage for four nights in April 2016, and it was all we dreamed it would be. The scenery is stunning with rolling meadows, the sparkling bay, wild flowers, and sheep dotting the hillsides. We must have arrived just in time to see adorable new-born lambs everywhere we looked. The cozy living room with wood burning stove has wonderful views of the water, and the brand new kitchen was well appointed and clean. Three bedrooms with comfortable beds, and two baths with showers, gave us plenty of space and privacy. This is a great location for exploring the outdoors, hiking Croagh Patrick Mountain, and driving through the Burren and Connemara. We had good meals at restaurants in Louisburgh and Westport, and enjoyed the pubs there as well. The cottage is remote, quiet, and so peaceful, yet within a short drive to shopping and dining. Overall a wonderful experience. We recommend it highly.
Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm delighted you and your family had the opportunity to stay with us and experience the beautiful surroundings Co. Mayo has to offer!.
An Amazing Retreat
Cosy, comfortable and clean cottage with sea views in good walking countryside. Good internet access, wood burner and radiators throughout, we were never cold. Our stay was for 5 days from New Year's Eve. We ate at a restaurant called the Idling Wall to celebrate new year which we would thought offered excellent service and fresh quality food. Weather wasn't the best by far but we had many beautiful bracing walks including hiking up Clough Patrick. The scenery is spectacular, wild and rugged. Plenty of good eateries in striking distance - we had excellent meals in Louis burgh and Westport. Highly recommended and we will definitely rent the property again.
This is a delightful cottage that is quiet and away from the busy tourist areas. There are plenty of quiet roads and ocean beaches to explore. The cottage was clean, well-cared for, the care-takers are terrific and the owner responds quickly to questions. Overall this is a great quiet retreat with all the necessary amenities in a great location with good access to places to explore (Westport, Achill, Clare Island, etc.). I will be back!
I'm very appreciative of your review. Glad you enjoyed the cottage and the surroundings. I look forward to having you back.
Lovely cottage, stunning views and beautiful countryside
Great Cottage with stunning views. Perfectly equipped and well cared for by very kind housekeeper Trisha. We really loved the 10-days-stay with our 8-months-old son. Great strands nearby to visit by car (or one just a 20 min. walk). Sheep (and lambs in april :)) all around with very friendly local farmers. Thank you so much for letting us stay, Harry. Hope to return!
schönes Cottage mit spektakulärer Aussicht
Wir hatten eine wunderschöne Ferienwoche in dem gemütlichen und geschmackvoll eingerichtetem Cottage. Trisha hat sich sehr nett um uns gekümmert und war immer sofort ansprechbar. Schön war auch der Kamin, für den bereits Holz zur Verfügung stand. Spektakuläre Aussicht von Küche und Wohnzimmer auf Clare Irland!
Thank you for the kind words Marion. So glad you had a great vacation.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We don’t ask for a deposit against damages but we ask that if guests break something they replace it with similar and bring it to our attention. Rates from Saturday to Saturday.