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Cosy home nestled within scenic expanse of Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Two bedrooms, sleeps seven; 7 acres of privacy, mountain and ocean views

Situated in Kilsallagh Lower, just a 15 minute drive to Westport (Ireland's Tidiest Town, 2001, 2006, 2008) and about 10 minutes from Louisburgh, this comfortable vacation home features privacy, every comfort and convenience, and the certainty of breathtaking views and landscape. The two bedrooms provide ample space and accommodation for 7, with provision made for more. There is one full bathroom and a large en suite off the master bedroom. Every amenity is included: washer, dryer, microwave, dishwasher, gas and electric range, gas fireplace, hair appliances, satellite TV and DVD player. With seven acres, much of it trees, surrounding the house, you can enjoy the privacy of the property, or hike the countryside, or to beaches nearby. As the house overlooks Clew Bay, sunsets here are nothing short of spectacular, especially on long summer nights when the light can linger indefinitely. Ard Muire is the perfect setting for an unforgettable Irish holiday.

Leisure activities galore, for every interest: A vibrant and busy heritage town on the North Atlantic, Westport and area has something for everyone:

- safe and beautiful sandy beaches, many of them rated EC Blue Flag

- sailing and yachting

- sea and fresh water angling

- world class surfing

- 18-hole championship golf course

- horseback riding and pony trekking

- children's activities (Westport House - Pirate Adventure Park)

- popular cultural events and festivals throughout the year

- Croagh Patrick (Ireland's Holy Mountain) - climb 'The Reek'

- local artists and artisans

- ferry to Clare Island (Grainnuale's Castle - Ireland's Pirate Queen)

- rich cultural and historical sites

- Westport Horse & Pony Show (first weekend in June)

- Sea Angling Festival (third or fourth week in June)

- annual Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage (last Sunday in July)

- Westport Arts Festival (first week of October)

- Westport Blue Grass Festival (June)

- Westport Music Festival (five day event in July)

- Westport Seafood Festival (October Bank Holiday weekend)

- Westport Shop 'n Spraoi na Nollag (Christmas Festival held over a December weekend)

- and much more

More Details

Property Manager
Jim & Marie Davis
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

Why Jim & Marie Davis chose County Mayo

My father purchased this property some time in the 1980s, but didn't build on it until 1992. He had built a house in Cloonagh, closer in toward Westport and, though it is a beautiful, enchanted part of Westport, he just couldn't forget the gorgeous view over Clew Bay from the Kilsallagh property, He started work on this house in Kilsallagh Lower while still living - on holidays, anyway - in Cloonagh. Truly, I doubt there is another view quite as beautiful many places in the world.

What makes this cottage unique

We'll defer to the English novelist, William Makepeace Thackeray who visited Westport in 1842, and wrote of the area, 'The most beautiful view I ever saw in the World. It forms an event in one's life to have seen that place so beautiful and so unlike other beauties that I know of. Were such beauties lying on English shores it would be a World's wonder perhaps, if it were on the Mediterranean or Baltic, English travellers would flock to it by hundreds. Why not come and see it in Ireland!'

Add to this that Westport is County Mayo's premier tourist destination, and considered one of the liveliest and most charming towns in the West of Ireland, and the visitor can be assured of the best in scenery, food, entertainment, attractions, craic and fond memories.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We left your relaxing home yesterday. Your house is absolutely lovely. Four nights was just a tid bit of what the beautiful Clew Bay has to offer, it left us wanting more. We would love to return some day. We enjoyed the Guinness Casserole at the Tavern, and Westport is just a great town. We made such great memories. We didn't want to leave. Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us.
Sep 2016
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Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Old Head


Westport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Cosy home nestled within scenic expanse of Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick
average rating of 4.714286 based on 16 reviews

Amazing views and prime locaion. Owners are wonderful people.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 weeks at the cottage in July and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Jim was so helpful and responsive in answering my many quesions prior to our visit. The cottage is in a prime location as a base of operations to plan day tips throughout county Mayo and all of western Ireland which has awesome scenery. We met with relatives in Westport which is only 20 minutes away. Both Wesport and Louisburg are charming towns. We hope to return!

Mike and Linda McDonnell/USA

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words Mike and Linda. We strive to make our guests stay a good one. We hope that you will return to stay with us again. Kindest Regards, Jim & Marie Davis
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Beautiful, amazing views, restful, peaceful, exciting all rolled into one!!

  • 5 of 5

An amazing house, beautiful views, a real home from home. Everything you needed for a great stay, will definitely return again

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time in Kilsallagh and would love to have you back again in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

Great house. Wonderful views. Very cozy

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you enjoyed the house and views. Please come visit again. Kindest Regards, Jim Davis
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Comfy and well equipped home with awesome view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights and used the house as a home base for sightseeing. The hosts Jim & Marie gave us a lot of information about places to visit -it's a great base to explore County Mayo. The highlight of this place for us is the view - it is outstanding and thanks to the fickle Irish weather, the view of Clew Bay was always changing. It's set back on a side road so it is wonderfully quiet and peaceful. The home is clean, well equipped, spacious and the kitchen is well stocked, which allowed us to buy groceries and eat at home every night. Highlights of our day trips included Cong, Achilles Island, and Doolough Bay. Also recommend a visit to Stauton's Pub around 5 or 6 pm, which is very close -very friendly locals and live music.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back in the future. Kindest Regards, Jim & Marie
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This being our first trip to Ireland it was nice t

  • 5 of 5

This being our first trip to Ireland it was nice to stay in this cozy, comfortable cottage overlooking Cleugh Bay. Very spacious rooms and well equipped kitchen where we cooked delicious meals supplied by local groceries and butchers. We experienced live music at the local pub just 5 minutes down the road. Day trips were spectacular from this location, including Kylemore Abby, Cong and Achill Island across the bay. The minor issues we had were quickly resolved by the owner. Would definitely go back again.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay in our little slice of heaven in Ireland and would love to have you back any time.
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Westcoast surprise

  • 3 of 5

Cosy home, this is a too small description for your castle at the slope of Crough St Patrick mountain.

I guess 6 or 7 could have their seats and comfort. Since we're two, it's a lot of space and a bathroom each.

A few remarks which are also mentioned in your guestbook.

A house in Ireland gets wet on all sides because of all the rain and drizzle. The heating can bearely cope this situation.

The washing machine did a good job. The dryer is easy to use if the manual keeps in sight but we had to find out!

Cooking if my favourite. Unfortunately most pans were dirty or even rosted. And the cookingmachine is very outdated. Quit an experience to find out how things work. Making a real Irish stew is even impossible lacking the right cooker.

We were a bit disappointed not te be personnaly welcomed or introduced in the house. The key was put in a simple spot and we had to make our own way. So we did and had a fine stay. Even the wheather was real Irish so we didn´t need to search the chairs for the outside view on the terrace.

Insects on the inside and outside of all windows made it hard to catch a bright view on Clew Bay..

This is really a beautiful house on an excellent spot. Some details could be improved. We mention the very old chairs and couches in the sitting room and in the bedroom. In the long term sitting could be dangerous ! And we give the suggestion to update the kitchen.

Thank you for being your guests!

Hilde and Henk

Nijmegen, Holland

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the house. Thank you as well for your comments and suggestions as to how we can improve our guests stay. The enjoyment of our guests in our home is important to us and we have already but some of your suggestions into place. We would love to have you back in the future.
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  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.