About this listing
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 and bikes 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.
I really enjoyed staying with Ruth. The room was very comfortable and we were made feel at home. Ruth was an excellent host going out of her way to help when our car broke down. I would absolutely recommend staying with Ruth when next in Westport.
Lovely , comfy bed, lovely fresh linen, quiet , lovely bathroom , chocolate by the bed ! Freshly squeezed orange juice, lots of nice thoughtful touches. Ruth takes the job of making your stay the best possible seriously and succeeds
Ruth was a great host! She welcomed us and made us feel at home. She has a lovely house and she seems to be experienced in hosting and Airbnb. Her house is really near Westport's harbor, which is a really nice place to eat and have some nice time. She had everything more than ready for breakfast. We highly recommend her house for a nice stay in Westport.
This was a cozy, comfortable place to stay with a wonderful host and many amenities. I borrowed the bicycle and followed the greenway both in to town and to the quay/water--both of which are a beautiful and short ride away. Ruth could not have been more hospitable. She left plentiful items for breakfast and allowed me to cook in the kitchen any time I wanted. She also made me a hot water bottle each night as I was slightly chilled having come directly from a heat wave in Paris. This stay was well worth the money and perfect for a traveler on a budget. I can't recommend Ruth nor her sweet home more highly.
Our stay with Ruth was perfect. Ruth is an amazing host and very helpful. We'll be back in Ireland in a few years and if We make our way back to Westport, I know exactly where I'm going back to. Ruth is very helpful, kind, funny and most of all very welcoming. We enjoyed our two nights and then we were off to the next city. She even has the special touch of leaving lilac flowers on the pillows. Sorry to spoil it Ruth, but that small detail was great. HIGHLY RECOMMEND anyone looking for a quiet space, true Irish hospitality, this is the spot!!
Ruth was really friendly as soon as we arrived and was ready to help !
We could borrow her 2 bikes for a splendid journey on the green way.
Regarding the room, you have a beautiful view on Croagh Patrick and a wonderful breakfast with fruit from her garden.
If you stay in Westport for a night (or more) stay at Ruth's !
Excellent room, facilities, appliances, location and Ruth was nothing less than a dear friend always. It is the place to stay if you go to Westport!!
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