About this listing
Gorgeous house, full of character! 4 star Failte Ireland rating. Perfectly located on the WILD ATLANTIC WAY route. 5 min stroll into town, 500 yards to River Moy. 3 x double bedrooms, (big comfy beds!), 1 x double sofa bed, 2 bathrooms, 1 x WC, great living areas -inside & out. Spotlessly clean. A real gem. Free WIFI.
Great house, full of character! Classy & cosy, but with lots of space. Free Wifi.
3 Double Bedrooms .... big comfy beds! (2x double, 1x king size beds). Beautiful crisp bed linen, goose & duck down quilts. Hairdryers in each bedroom. Freshly laundered dressing gowns supplied for each guest.
1x Double pull-out sofa bed downstairs. Memory foam mattress. Super comfy!
2 upstairs bathrooms, 1 x bath, 2 x electric showers. 1 x foot spa.
All towels supplied (nice & fluffy!)
Shampoo/conditioners/shower gels & bath soaps supplied.
Living room, & Reading Den (separate rooms) ..... TV, DVD, 2 x CD players, iPod stand & speaker. Large CD and book collection. Chess and other board games. Both rooms great for relaxing in!
Dining room (seats 8/10) - beautiful reclaimed pine table.
Gorgeous kitchen, fully equipped..... gas hob/oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, juicer etc. Steller potware, professional knives & utensils. Ample supply of quality crockery, cutlery and glassware. Dry goods stock items provided - tea, coffee, spices, seasonings, sauces, etc.
Utilities area - washer, dryer, ironing facilities. Detergents provided. Mud room for wet (and fishing) gear. Separate downstairs toilet & wash basin.
Outside covered deck, perfect for al fresco dining or chilling in the sunshine! Gas BBQ. Outdoor lighting for night time use. Huge garden.
Open fires & stove, as well as oil fired central heating. And for the winter nights, electric blankets with dual side controls to keep you toasty!
Guests have the entire house and garden to themselves.
Interaction with Guests
Happy to help with any forward planning information. Guests will be met on arrival and will be provided with mobile telephone number to contact the host at any time.
The house is wonderfully located within the town and 500 yards from the beautiful River Moy. A five minute stroll along the river brings you into the town centre, where there are many traditional shops, bars and restaurants showcasing some of our fabulous local produce. Just a stones throw from the house is the wonderful town park, with basketball & tennis courts (grass & tarmac) and a great children's adventure playground. The town is also host to the Jackie Clarke Collection, Ireland's most important collection of historical material from the last 4 centuries. Over 100,000 items are housed in the musuem.... a wonderful place to visit!
The River Moy is famous for it's Salmon fishing and its most prolific beats are within walking distance of the house (Ridge Pool, Cathedral Beat, Ash Tree Pool, The Point).
Enniscrone Beach is just 10k away. There you can surf & swim along it's 5km Blue Flag strand. Fishing trips are also available from the pier. For pure indulgence we recommend a trip to Kilcullen's Seaweed Bathhouse for a steam box sauna & a soak to revive your body. Bliss! :-)
Heading west along the North Mayo Coast you will find Killala with it's perfectly preserved round tower. Further on you will discover DownPatrick Head and it's magnificent cliffs and sea stack. The Ceide Fields, Ireland's most extensive neolitic settlement, is just a few minutes on from the headland. Breathtaking!
There are 3 trains daily to and from Dublin (Westport route), as well as a multitude of bus arrival & departures from all over the country. 24 hour taxi service available.
We are also just 40 minutes door to door from Ireland West Airport (Knock). Car hire available at airport.
Other Things to Note
There is so much to do and see here in Ballina and its environs. Between two 18 hole golf courses, horse riding, fishing, treking, mountain climbing, swimming, surfing etc you won't ever be bored! But, if we could pick one activity that we would say don't leave without doing it.... it would be a Kayaking Tour with 'Paddle and Pedal'. The best fun, and an amazing adventure experience. The WILD ATLANTIC WAY is at our door step.
The house should be your home from home. We want everybody to feel comfortable here. And as such we just ask that the house is treated with respect. Thanks :-)
Gina left a welcoming message and plenty of treats for our arrival - the ingredients for a full cooked breakfast plus biscuits and booze. And then she rang once we'd arrived to talk us through various things about the house and advise about places to eat etc. The house is spacious and ideally located about ten minutes' walk from the centre of town. A burst water main made things tricky the first two mornings but Gina found out what was going on and kept us informed. And she organised more gas when we ran out as well. Very helpful and friendly! We were in Mayo to look at standing stones and burial chambers of which there are many. The beaches are amazing, we liked Dunmoran Strand in particular. It was a very wet two weeks but Caledonia is a cosy, comfortable house so you don't need to go out. The covered decked area in the back garden is handy if it's wet. Kitchen is well equipped and there are loads of books and DVDs etc.
The house is lovely, attention to detail amazing and Gina a warm , hospitable host. The whole experience just delightful. Just 500 metre's from town centre, the house is perfectly situated for coast, mountains, bars and restuarants . Furnished to very high standard, the house is comfortable and stylish. Gina easy to deal with, welcoming and concerned to ensure we had a great time, which we did!
Thank you so much Ken! It was a pleasure to have you both here. Am delighted you enjoyed the house. The only rule of Caledonia is to feel at home, and I'm so glad you did. It would be my pleasure to have you come stay again.... maybe I can organise better fishing weather!
Delighted with the property. Very clean, lots of space and Gina left lots of dried and fresh goods for our arrival - so helpful with two small children!
We found Gina excellent, she talked us through the whole house and how to operate everything and then left us to our holiday although she was always on the end of the phone if we needed her.
The house itself is spacious, clean and very comfortable. We were very happy with our stay and would definitely come back.
We had a wonderful stay in Caledonia. Gina was on call to ensure we had everything we needed! The house was exactly as described (and then some!:) a veritable treat, so spacious, two living rooms and thanks to the amazing chessboard in the living room we were occupied for hours! Great setting and very close to the centre of Ballina!
Gina was a fantastic host. She couldn't have been more helpful.
The house was clean, spacious and beautifully decorated. Very comfortable and tempting to just stay there all day if you wanted. You can see that Gina has great pride in how the house looks and feels.
Nice touches for a family with kids - CDs, family-friendly DVDs, crisps left in the kitchen. The location was ideal for us visiting Enniscrone ten minutes away.
I would highly recommend staying in this beautiful house and Gina's hospitality was second to none.
It was a pleasure to have you & your family here Paul! Thank you for making everything run smoothly too, and for leaving the place in immaculate condition! So glad you enjoyed your stay in "Caledonia", and that you got relax for the weekend. Thanks so much again! Best Wishes, Gina :-)
The house and location are fantastic. Clean and comfortable. Two minutes from the town centre and less than fifteen from the beach. Mary and I had a wonderful relaxing time. We would recommend whole heartily this airbnber and her wonderful space.