|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This is a beautifully located bungalow situated on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. This spacious property consists of 3 double bedrooms, 2 large reception rooms, a kitchen, a modern fitted bathroom and an additional shower room. The master bedroom and front living room overlook the ocean and the rear of the property has open rural views stretching to the mountains and the nearby Rockfleet, or Carrickahowley, Castle. A few minutes’ walk along the sea front will take you to this 16th century castle, which was once the home of the Irish pirate queen, Grace O’Malley, or Granuaile. Also within easy walking distance along the sea front is Roigh Pier with a small harbour of local fishing boats. Fishing and sight-seeing trips can be arranged from here. The immediate area provides excellent walking opportunities, including the Furnace lakes, Shramore and Letterkeen forest and the Nephin mountain range. Both stylish and cosy, this bungalow is perfect for couples, families and groups.
Near the sea:
My husband and I stayed in this lovely home for a week in June. The location of the house is simply stunning - fabulous views of Granuile's castle and out over a small inlet of Westport Bay. The road is very peaceful and quiet and there are beautiful walks on your doorstep. The Greenway is easily accessible across the N59 and offers excellent opportunities for cycling or walking with amazing views provided at every turn. We toured all round Mayo and highlights were definitely climbing Croagh Patrick and walking up round North Mayo - Carrowteigue and the Belmullet peninsula, the Ceide fields, Downpatrick Head etc.. - beautiful.
The house is really well equipped and contains everything a small or large group would need. The layout of the house allows for different activities - the front room (overlooking the bay) is a great place to sit and read in peace and quiet and the 'den' is a brilliant place to sit and watch tv. The house has a huge self-contained garden (ideal for our little dog) which could easily accommodate a game of football! Newport is a lovely little town and we enjoyed treating ourselves to dinner in Newport House (Catherine is a treasure) and a few pints in Granuile's bar in town. Nevin's bar/restaurant also offers great pub-grub and more excellent service.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Newport and would love to visit again. Big Thanks to Rita, who very kindly forwarded on my electric toothbrush, which I'd foolishly left behind. This is a wonderful part of the world and offers so much to see and do, and the house offers the perfect base from which to explore Mayo
The Property is very well situated with some stunning veiws, very well equiped for 6 people. Good enclosed gardens for our dogs. Will definately re book this property for next years break in Mayo
We immediately fell in love with the incredible sea view from the front of the house. The ever changing mountain views from the rear were also stunning. The house was clean, spacious and well equipped and there was a large, safe garden. Perfect for children. I would
recommend lighting the open fire with traditional turf in the cosy kitchen diner if the weather is a bit chilly. One of the highlights was an evening of live Irish music at Nevin's Newfield Inn, a 10 minute drive away.
We would also recommend a wonderful seafood restaurant at Westport called An Port Mor.
This is a lovely retreat if you enjoy peace and quiet and wildlife. There were lots of interesting birds in the garden, also rabbits and there are lambs and calves in the fields behind.
Mr O'Boyle's representative nearby was on hand to deal with any queries.
All in all a holiday venue to remember.
The house is very poorly maintained. The kitchen is very old and falling apart. The couches in the snug/tv room is falling apart. The mattress in the main bedroom is uncomfortable, you can feel the springs through the mattress. The bathroom is ok and functional. The hot water runs out in seconds, so don't bother having a bath. The shower is so-so. For the amount paid, this property is a serious let down - DISAPPOINTING. The only thing going for it is the surrounding views. The photo's don't do the property justice.
The owner was always very helpful and quick with responses to any questions we had before our stay.
We were looking for a peaceful off the beaten track location for our holiday and we got it! Looking out of the front windows onto bays and islands was idyllic, with the sea a safe, but exciting, 30 yards from our front door when the tide was in.
Nevins pub, just a couple of miles from the house serves great food at reasonable prices, and to top it all they offered free transport to and from their pub, which we gladly accepted. They had live music from local musicians on a couple of nights on the week we were there, which was also great.
We hired bikes from James, recommended by Nevins, and that also worked out really well. James will deliver and collect the bikes from anywhere you want in the local area, but for a first trip we set off from the house and joined the Greenway (the longest in the UK at 42km?) about 1/4 mile away, and made our way up to Achill Island which was a lovely ride....quite a way though...but you wouldn't have to go so far if you didn't want to - There are a few tea shops and shops on the way. We would recommend Yvonne Café as it was traditional, welcoming but with a sad story to tell. For a second bike trip we had the bikes delivered to the hotel before the bridge that goes to Achill Island, then we set off onto the Island turning left along the Atlantic Drive, which has stunning scenery. Again the maps are good and you can cycle as far as you like.
One of the highlights for us happened after the 2nd cycle ride when we got in our car to tour the rest of Achill Island....during the short trip we spotted a pod of about 20 dolphins frolicking about 70 meters off shore. We watched them for about 1/2 hour, then drove to the end of the Island. On our journey back about 1/2 hour later, we spotted them again about 1km down the coast. We have certainly never seen so many dolphins in that scenario before.
You must take the walk / hike up Croagh Patrick, which is just the other side of Westport - Not for the faint hearted, but having said that there seem to be a lot of 70yrs plus walking along side of us!!!!
The property is situated on the shores of Clew Bay in Co. Mayo on the west coast of Ireland. In the immediate vicinity are Newport (4 miles), with its shops, bars and restaurants and Mulranny (5 miles), with its blue flag beaches and a beautiful 9 hole links golf course. 15 miles away in Westport and Castlebar there are superb 18 hole golf courses. The house also provides a perfect base to explore Achill Island, Westport and Connemara.
Other Activities: shellfish picking
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Bookings can be confirmed with a non-returnable* deposit of 20%. Full amount payable 3 weeks before arrival date.
No additional charges apply.