cosy doubleluxury towels provided
Cosy double B/fast and Bikes.

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

I am offering a double and a single room. You help yourself to breakfast, Cereal, eggs, bread, jam, fruit, freshly squeezed juice, tea, coffee. You have use of the kitchen at any time, I will provide fresh produce from my garden when in season. I also provide 2 free bikes for your use during your stay. The bathroom is shared and I also have a downstairs toilet.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $12 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $16
Weekly Discount: 11%
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The space

My House is situated between the town and the quay area. It is a 15 minute walk to town,( you can stroll into town along the old railway line which is now a popular walking and cycling area.) Or you can cycle on the 2 bikes I provide. You can cycle on the 42klm greenway route or you can cycle to Croagh Patrick. It is a 5minute walk to the Quay area and Westport House. There are pubs and restaurants at the Quay. There is a big supermarket 3mins from my door. Westport is a unique and charming heritage town. It was voted best place to live in in Ireland by Irish Times readers in 2012. Ireland West Airport is 1hr away, Shannon Airport 2and half hrs, Dublin Airport 4hrs away. Westport has lots of outdoor activities to offer, eg. Gael Force, Sea2Summit . You can also avail of boat trips from the quay area. Other activities include hiking, fishing, horse riding,spas, surfing. There are also many stunning beeches to enjoy. No visit to Westport would be complete without a visit to Croagh Patrick (The Reek) which is a 10 mins drive away. The newly established great western greenway starts in Westport. The greenway is the longest off-road cycle and walking trail in Ireland. Built upon the old railway line between Achill Sound in the north and Westport to the southeast of clew bay, it extends for 43.5 km (27 miles) . It also won 1st prize at the European greenways development completionWhen you are tired out after all the activities you can relax either in my home, or you can visit some of the many restaurants in town or at the quay. If you are cooking dinner I will provide fresh organic vegetables from my garden when in season. After dinner you can use the front sitting room to relax by the fire and watch a film, or you can stroll into town to visit some of the many music pubs. Matt Molloy of the Chieftians has a great music pub.
If there is anything you need during your stay I will be very happy to try and provide it, as I want all my guests to have a really good time in my home.

Guest access

The guests have full access to the kitchen and living room at all times. The bathroom is shared and I also have a small bathroom downstairs.

Interaction with guests

I am around for guests who need any info about the area, or need any help during their stay. I also know how to give guest privacy especially if they want to cook a meal in the evenings.

The neighborhood

I love the fact that you can walk down to the quay area and see the boats, or go for a walk down to Westport house. We also have a nice flat walk into town along an old railway line which has been made in to a walking and cycling way.

Getting around

There is a train station and buses come from all over Ireland. Free private parking at my house.

Other things to note

I also have a single room to let, its titled cosy single room breakfast and bikes included.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 1PM

There is no smoking in the house. Smoking outside with ashtray only.. If you are cooking please put dishes in dishwasher and tidy up after you, thanks. No pets allowed. I would prefer if guests would not wear outdoor shoes upstairs. I can provide indoor shoes for guests, the bathroom is shared please wipe down the shower after use, Thanks.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

157 Reviews

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Kathy User Profile
May 2017
Ruth's place was everything we had hoped for: a view of Croagh Patrick, well-tuned bicycles, brown bread and coffee to start the day, a fire in the stove, warm laughter and advice, lovely cottage gardens, and a fine bed to rest our weary heads at the end of the day. We could have spent a lifetime just enjoying the simple pleasures of Ruth's home, but for a week we ventured into the beauty of Mayo County which was at our finger tips. The Great Western Greenway is right off of Ruth's street and it led us to adventures on Achill Island, downtown Westport and the Quay. We had a spectacular time. Many, many thanks to Ruth for opening her home to us and for being such a gracious hostess. Highly recommend!
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Response from Ruth:
Thank you Kathy and Bill for your kind review. It was a real pleasure to host you and I wish you well in the future. Ruth
May 2017

Liz User Profile
April 2017
We had a lovely few days staying in Ruth's cosy home. We both felt very welcome and loved staying here. The breakfast arrangements suited us both very well, I loved having a choice of fruit and whatever breads we preferred as well as delicious fresh eggs, and i even had purple sprouting broccoli from the garden with poached eggs on the top one morning! Malachy loved having a free bike available an cycled all the way to Achill on the beatiful Greenway one day I loved sitting by the turf fire in the sitting room in the evenings and felt pampered with a hot water bottle inmy bed for extra cosiness Thanks Ruth, we'll be back! Westport has loads to offer and your home is just perfect
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Response from Ruth:
Thanks Liz and Malachy for your kind review. You are very welcome back here anytime.
April 2017

Alice User Profile
April 2017
Westport was a surprising treat.... We were attracted to Ruth's lovely house thanks to the prospect of bicycles to borrow free of cost but Westport itself didn't disappoint either! The house is near both the quay, with lovely restaurants and views, and Westport house (insufficient time to visit). Ruth is an excellent host, very welcoming and even permitting use of her kitchen . She provided us with helmets and bikes and sent us on our merry way along the Greenway which was a great cycle path out to Achill island. We didn't manage the full stretch but it's great to know we can come back to such a cosy house and explore again on two wheels...!
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Response from Ruth:
Thanks Alice for the kind review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the bikes on the greenway. Thats good to know that you might come back and finish the greenway, You are very welcome here anytime, all the best, Ruth
April 2017

Anna User Profile
April 2017
Ruth is a lovely host. She was very helpful, picked us up and dropped us off at the station, helped us make reservations at a restaurant. She has bikes that she lends to the guests which is great, we used them in to town which only takes 5-10 minutes. Our stay at Ruth's was wonderful and I would highly recommend staying at her place.
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Response from Ruth:
Thanks Anna for the review.
April 2017

Justina User Profile
April 2017
My boyfriend and I stayed at at Westport for four nights and we had a really pleasent stay at Ruths place. The bedroom is spacious and has lovely furniture and detailed decoration. There are numerous maps and tourist leaflets as well. The bathroom is modern, very clean and there is enough space. We liked especially that we could use the kitchen every evening to cook dinner for ourselves. Further, there was enough space to store groceries, we even had an own shelf in the fridge. And we could use the leftover supplies from other guests and the many spices in Ruths kitchen. We particularly enjoyed the ample and tasty breakfast with freshly squeezed orange juice, 'real' coffee, loads of fruits and eggs. With everything else as well, Ruth was very helpful and caring, as she picked us up from the train station with her car and showed us around Westport in a quick drive. This accomodation is also just perfect as Ruth provides relly good bikes, which we used to cycle the greenway and to Murrisk. This is an incredible advantage in a region that is living from cycle tourism ;) In addition to that, Ruth gave us sticks to climb the Croagh Patrick, that helped us enourmously when climbing the steep mountain. We fully enjoyed our stay at Ruths place and would love to come back any time. You will find everything you need and even more in her airbnb and we highly recommend Ruths place to everyone coming to Westport! :) Mein Freund und ich haben vier Nächte bei Ruth in Westport verbracht und hatten einen sehr angenehmen Aufenthalt bei Ruth. Das Zimmer ist geräumig und liebevoll und detailreich eingerichtet. Es liegen auch zahlreiche Infomaterialien und Wanderkarten und ähnliches bereit. Das Bad ist modern, sehr sauber und bietet genug Platz. Besonders gefallen hat uns, dass wir jeden Abend die Küche nutzen konnten, um uns Abendessen zuzubereiten. Wir hatten auch genug Stauraum für Vorräte, sogar ein eigenes Fach im Kühlschrank. Und auch an den übrig gebliebenen Vorräten anderer Bewohner und an Ruths großer Gewürzsammlung durften wir uns bedienen. Besonders verwöhnt wurden wir durch das ausgiebige und köstliche Frühstück, das Ruth uns bereit gestellt hat, sogar mit frisch gepresstem Orangensaft, "echtem" Kaffee, viel Obst und Eiern. Auch bei allem weiteren war Ruth sehr hilfbereit und fürsorglich. Wir wurden sogar mit dem Auto vom Bahnhof abgeholt und haben direkt noch eine kleine Rundfahrt durch den Ort bekommen. Diese Unterknft war auch deswegen einfach perfekt, weil Ruth gute Fahrräder zur Verfügung stellt, mit denen wir auf dem Greenway und nach Murrist gefahren sind. Die Räder sind wirklich ein unglaublich großer Vorteil in einer Region, die vom Radtourismus lebt ;) Außerdem hat Ruth uns auch Wanderstöcke ausgeliehen, als wir auf den nahe gelegenen Croagh Patrick gestiegen sind, das hat uns bei dem steilen Aufstieg enorm geholfen. Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt bei Ruth in vollen Zügen genossen und würden jederzeit wiederkommen. In der Unterkunft findet man wirklich alles, was man sich wünscht und noch...
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Response from Ruth:
Thank you so much for the kind review. It was a real pleasure to have you to stay in my home and you are welcome back here anytime, all the best, Ruth
April 2017

Barbara User Profile
April 2017
Warm and cozy, Ruth is great hostess, lots of good advice for touring the area. Highly recommend.

Jasmyne User Profile
March 2017
Ruth was very accommodating. She even offered to pick us up at the bus stop.

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Westport, Ireland · Joined in January 2012
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I live in the west of Ireland and enjoy the country life. I grow all my own vegetables and herbs. I enjoy cooking and hill walking and swimming.

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