About Ray Traynor
Ray and Rose Traynor have restored these lovely stone buildings with care and pleasure. We have lived locally most of our lives and have a family on 2 sons and 3 daughters, ranging in age from 23-11. We also currently have 2 budgies, 2 cats and 2 hens. We have a small farm and enjoy the country life very much and we will be delighted to share our favourite locations and attractions with you.
Ray Traynor purchased this Cottage in 1996
Why Ray Traynor chose Ballina
Our properties all have been designed to be original and unique. Each has its own story and character, and a homeliness we hope you enjoy and simply relax into.
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Amazing and cosy stay at Sally's cottage
Me and my partner stayed at Sally's Cottage end of April .
She didn't know where am I taking her it was a wee surprise .From the moment we walked in we fell in love .The place was so cosy and cute and unique .
Mr Ray arrived soon to greet us ,he was very nice and he even lights up the fireplace for us. We woken up Sunday morning to hee - haw of four Donkeys braying which I find it awesome :) Honestly there is everything you need if you want to peaceful weekend or even week away to relax . It was close to Ballina town and beautiful Lough Conn with overview on Nephin Mountain provides a wonderful backdrop to the villages all around. We also made a trip to Achill Island and Downpatrick Head which is spectacular and must see ! For someone who love fishing that's the place to be , famous for Salmon and Trout .People I highly recommend Mr Treynor cottages to stay and we will definitely be back in near future :)
Roma and Sylwia
Very clean and cosy
I would like to thank Mr Traynor for his warm welcome and very helpful advice regarding restaurants and places of interest and for making himself readily available to us.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Briar Rose cottage. It was very comfortable and well equipped.
Briar Rose cottage was ideally situated for my fishing holiday. Ray and Rose were very welcoming and hospitable and helpful throughout my stay. It was a treat to have a turf fire and to have somewhere to sit outside. I would recommend it highly.
Mr Sullivan was no bother at all...a cheerful chap with
plenty stories....thanks a lot Jim....great to have met you.
Lovely stay - lovely place and people.
We found this lovely cottage and its fantastic owners by chance, called them, and got an answer from abroad! Ray was travelling, but smilingly redirected us to his lovely Rose. In two hours we were set up in Sally's Place and had gotten overview and maps over everything possibly needed and wanted.
We enjoyed our stay very much - and even prolonged it with a night.
The place has everything one could want - including freezer, washing maschine and tumble dryer. There is no dishwasher - and no need for it either.
It is clean and well-maintained - they have restored and decorated everything themselves and continues to keep it very well.
As previously mentioned the owners are a fantastic couple. Friendly, informative, chatty and in every way service minded.
We really do recommend the the cottage, the place and the people and we will come back later to.
Thank you, Rose and Ray, dor a really lovely stay.
Greetings from Norway, Lars and Elisabeth A.
Thankyou so much for your lovely review, We are delighted you enjoyed your stay, it was great to meet you, and especially as you were from Norway , with good stories to tell. We do not have so many guests from your homeland.
Sorry we did not have more time to spend with you, but perhaps the nest time.
We spent 2 weeks in Anastasia cottage in which we had great fun with the other people in Briar Rose and in Sally ; this were very good holidays and we can only recommand this place to all lovers of quietness !
The county of Mayo is really nice and Ray and Rose the owners are very nice people with whom we share very great times having fun with music and dansing !!We will never forget the diner we spent alltogether with your lovely daugthers , with Barbara and Bernhard and we really hope to come back one of these days !!Yes Ray not sure to be back soon but we will see you and Rose again with great pleasure
Now we have new friends in Ireland!!
Why not coming in France ??
Rémy and Odile
Dear Remy and Odile,
You created a great atmosphere for the other guests with your music and fun.
We are delighted your trip went so well and indeed you have new friends in Ireland, Send me a Berret !!!!! only joking.
Ray and Rose
Lovely Cottage, lovely hosts!
We had a wonderful vacation in the "Briar Rose" cottage. We also had the chance to see the other two cottages Ray has to offer and they looked just as lovely.
Ray and Rose were amazing hosts and had a lot of local insights and traveling tips to offer. Thank you for a wonderful time!
Anna and Jason
Hi Anna and Jason,
Thankyou for your kind words and I am very pleased you enjoyed the cottage and all the delights Mayo has to offer.
A warm welcome awaits you at Anastasia's our award winning accommodation. Set on a quiet lane that leads to Lough Conn, it is ideal for leisurely walks, and exploring the lake shore or enjoying the breathtaking scenery. There is free fishing or swimming at the local sandy beach.The local village Knockmore is set on the lake shore and is a 5 minute drive. Ballina, 'The Salmon capital of Ireland' is a 15 minute drive, with excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. The Foxford Woolen mills, Cheide Fields and National Museum of Ireland are all within a 30 min drive, with Westport, Croagh Patrick (Irelands Holy Mountain) and Knock Airport all about 40 mins away. There are fantastic coastal drives along the Atlantic at Ballycastle and Achill,and with 14 blue flag beaches to choose from in Mayo,so you will have plenty of use for your togs and walking shoes. There are round towers, castles and Abbeys, so what ever takes your fancy, you will find it not too far away, Come on and see for yourself.