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Amazing Country Cottage set in a beautiful landscape, internet available

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property



Originally the family home, this spacious property has been tastefully restored and decorated. In a delightful rural setting, the front garden is enclosed but is almost part of the overall countryside where you can see the sheep, donkey and horses grazing happily.

The rear of the property is accessed through a picturesque courtyard. There is an enclosed lawned garden, courtyard and garden furniture.

Beautiful scenic area with amazing views, 3 miles from town. Very secure site with owners living on grounds and always available for a chat or advice if you so wish.

Enjoy your well earned break with family or friends , reconnect and reminisce in this peaceful and tranquil location.

Make the most of your visit to ireland....forget about the cities, they are okay for a day trip.......experience the real Ireland in a safe friendly environment and take home memories you will always treasure..... Catherine

P.S, Bird watch Lovers.....The following birds were observed in Greenacres garden and around the house from May 18th to 25th

by visiting bird enthusiast ... Rooks,Jackdaws, magpies, Cuckoo

Woodpidgeon, Starling, House sparrow, Wrens, Robins, Goldfinches,Chafinches, Meadow Pipit, Goldcreast, Blackheaded Seagulls, Blackbirds, Swallows, House martins ,Herring Gulls..

The shops are 3 miles away, Pub/Restaurant 3.25 miles.

An ideal base for touring Mayo, Galway and Connemara, this location is perfect for fishing and golf love.

Beautiful views from cottage

ideal for you family gatherings.The cottage is equipped with a solar system ,heating is by way of oil central heating and solid wood stove in kitchen and open fire in the sitting room.Heating and electricity are extra and are charged at cost price and can be used at your own discretion.

Reflexology available on request

More Details

Catherine Concannon
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Catherine Concannon

martin + catherine have lived next door all there lives and reared 6

children. a personal welcome is guaranteed for all quests as

we genuinely love to meet and greet everybody .

Why Catherine Concannon chose Ballinrobe

Peace & security in a tranquil setting .

Relax, read a book or even be inspired to write a book.

Alternatively tour the beautiful lake district.

What makes this cottage unique

There are so many but i think it has to be Catherines

friendly welcome + chats and her beautiful home made scones

available on arrival

Guestbook comments from the owner

Good days in Greenacres,a nice family...wonderful landscape
Sep 2012
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Nearest town is Ballinrobe ( 3 Miles ) adjacent to the 3 of most popular lakes in Europe, namely Lough Mask , Carra and Corrib. The town is renowned for its many race meetings each year also hosts the World angling trout competition each year. Ashford castle + Cong village (famous for the making of the Quiet Man film ) is just 15 minutes away. Ballinrobe is a great base for touring Connemara , the beautiful Kylemore Abbey and also the Burrin in Clare.

Ballintubber + Moore Hall is just down the road and Knock shrine is 30 minutes away.


Ballinrobe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Electric shower+WC in shower room....bathroom one contains 1overbath shower,.... hot water supplied by solar system. + immersion heater or oil if so required.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 4 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • I fold up bed suitable for child can be supplied.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
One small pet welcome.


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Amazing Country Cottage set in a beautiful landscape, internet available
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

One of the best holiday cottages around

  • 5 of 5

Had a brilliant weekend in Co.Mayo staying here with husband and two children aged 4 and 1.

Cottage is lovely, bigger than looks in photographs, and really homely with Catherine and Martin being great hosts. The children loved the animals and lots of little extras which really made it special!! Great location for visiting Go Mayo, Connemara and Galway. Hoping to visit again next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A haven of calm; great owners and a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic facilities and the real centre of our holiday (two adults, two small children and a very elderly grandma). Martin and Catherine were brilliant - from the welcoming scones to our eventual departure (nobody wanted to leave). Our children could quite happily have spent the entire week playing with Jimmy the donkey, Rosie the mare and the two farm dogs (shy Jessie and energetic Phoebe). The spacious accommodation is a perfect focal point for any visit to the area - there are some wonderful places within easy reach (from beaches and countryside to museums and unique shopping places). The National Museum of Ireland: Museum of Country Life in Turlough (Castlebar) is well worth a visit - especially the onsite cafe with its homemade bread. The beaches on the west coast are real hidden gems, and it is very easy to be the only occupants. There is a decent-sized Tesco nearby, and a SuperValu supermarket - both are more than capable of catering for your holiday needs. All-in-all, a fab holiday, and we can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Greenacres Holiday Cottage, We strive to give polite personal service at all times & obiviously are trilled when our guests appreciate it ...
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Fantastic Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time staying at Greenacres Cottage! The rural setting (complete with friendly donkeys!) is so charming, and the view from the bedroom windows, across the pastures and towards the high hills in the distance, was a treat to wake up to each morning. Still, the cottage is near enough to Ballinrobe to make going into town for a meal or groceries a quick trip. We loved coming home to the cozy peat stove after our excursions around Co. Mayo and Galway.

The owners were nothing but helpful and welcoming, even going so far as to have scones with better and jam waiting for us on our arrival, and hanging our laundry out on the line while we were out for the day. The cottage is great on it's own, but their warmth is what really makes this rental perfect. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words our aim is to make our guests feel at home and have them leave happy, it is mission accomplished for us when that happens. looking forward to seeing you again. Catherine & Martin
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Fun home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This nice large home is in a wonderful location to explore Connemara Nat'l Park, Galway, Sligo as well as a large portion of central Ireland. There are many beautiful drives, castles and historic places to visit. It is near Ballinrobe so shopping is convenient. Martin and Catherine were terrific hosts and were eager to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. The furniture was comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. We would highly recommend this holiday home.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warm welcome in a very cosy house

  • 5 of 5

My family and I, 8th of us including 4 children, stayed at the Concannon's cottage and felt like at home. Even with the bad weather the house seemed very cosy. Martin and Catherine were very kind and tried to cover all our needs. They facilitated our arrival as we had a late flight and we didn't need to book a hotel for the first night. By the way, it was great to have the electric blankets on so we could get into a nice warm bed! They were also setting the fire every day and when we arrive to the house after doing some sighteen it was warm and comfy.

The house is perfect for children. They even had the chance to get into Martin's tractor!

We recommend to visit the nearby village of Cong and have a walk up to Ashford Castle and the quiet man house. Also Connemara mountains and the fjord are brilliant.

Estuve con mi familia, 8 miembros incluyendo 4 niños, en la casa de alquiler de los Concannon y nos sentimos como en casa. Incluso con el mal tiempo que tuvimos la casa resultó acogedora. Martin y Catherine fueron muy atentos con nosotros e intentaban cubrir todas nuestras necesidades. Nos facilitaron mucho la llegada pues nuestro vuelo llegaba muy tarde y no tuvimos que reservar un hotel para el primer día. Por cierto que tener las mantas eléctricas encendidas en las camas y encontrarlas calentitas fue una gozada. Además nos encendían la chimenea cada día para que a nuestra vuelta de hacer turismo por la zona pudieramos estar cómodos.

¡Ni que decir tiene que los niños disfrutaron cuando Martin les dio una vuelta en su tractor! De hecho la casa es perfecta para ir con niños.

Recomiendo a todo el mundo acercarse al bonito pueblo de Cong y ver la casa del hombre tranquilo, la abadía y dar un paseo hasta el castillo de Ashford. También es interesante el paisaje de las montañas de Connemara y el fiordo.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: many thanks for your kind comments. Looking forward to the next time//??
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If you can book it, you should BOOK IT

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two elementary school-aged daughters and I spent far too short a time with the Concannons (and their horse, foal, Irish ass, cows, dogs, and etc.) on our recent trip to the west coast of Ireland. If we would have known how spit spot and cozy the cottage was, how incredibly welcoming the hosts would be, and how stunning the landscapes of Connamara we would have maxed out our vacation time and stayed even longer. The kids were thrilled start to finish with the fun of the farm, and the adults -- warming by the turf-burning stove and looking out on green pastures-- felt well taken care of. Highly, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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