I am offering a double and a single room. You help yourself to breakfast, Cereal, eggs, bread jam, fruit, juice, tea, coffee. You have use of the kitchen at any time, I will provide fresh produce from my garden in season. I provide 2 bikes for you
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 completion.
When 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, or you can have a barbeque in my private secluded garden. 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.
The guests have full access to the kitchen and living room at all times. The bathroom is shared with me, 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.
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.
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 included.
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, crocks.
Ruth lives in a very small and cozy neighborhood in a location that gives you the best of both worlds. Her house is a 2 min walk to a small super market and a great restaurant/ bar (The Helm) that has live music on the weekends. The town area is a 15 minute walk from her house (which is enjoyable because you can see more of the cute neighborhood and mountain view). Ruth went out of her way to pick me and my friend up at the bus stop and show us around town before getting us settled into her house. She had coffee/tea and a great assortment of breakfast/ snack options available for us. The house was a little chilly but she has two fire places that made it very cozy. Ruth allowed us to stay past check-out on the last day because we had a late train back. She was very accommodating and did not need to do this. She also drove us into town with our bags when we were heading out. I highly recommend staying with Ruth.
It was a real pleasure to stay with Ruth. Her house was very warm and she was extremely inviting. Our room was very clean, but also very homely. We were able to do some washing and spend the evening in her lounge room heated by a fireplace. We felt very comfortable using Ruth's kitchen. I would definitely recommend staying with Ruth.
I actually booked the room with Ruth for my friend Benny who was travelling to Westport on short notice. Ruth was very accommodating, incredibly welcoming and really couldn't have done more for Benny. She really went above and beyond to make his stay in Westport a good one.
Ruth was helpful with directions, present when we arrived, very welcoming, showed us around and invited us to make ourselves at home in the kitchen and to use produce from her garden. She was available whenever we needed her, but also never intrusive or fussy. She was the perfect hostess.
Westport is beautiful and has great restaurants and music.
Ruth accepted with a short notice and was very accomodating. We had a problem with airbnb--due to us switching from home computer to mobile devices and some security glitch--and they fixed this and apologized. The room was as advertised, and Ruth was very hepful in making us feel at home and comfortable. She was very friendly, not invasive, and gave us the use of the kitchen and living room, even building a fire for us on several nights that were a bit chilly. She had a number of breakfast items available, both hot and cold, eggs and vegetables from her own garden. There was great wi fi and her place was a short walk to the quay, and, for us a short drive into town. She even got some DVD's for us to watch and offered to do some laundry for us. This a great place to see Westport and the surrounding region.
Ruth was a great host. She picked us up from the bus stop, drove us to the mountain we climbed and has a beautiful little house. The rooms were clean and nice and we slept very well. Breakfast was good, and her company even better. All in all two very pleasant nights!
Thanks a lot for everything!
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