About this listing
Our seaside cottage is in the heart of a small rural community reminiscent of rural Ireland gone by. If taking evening walks down cobbled roads to the beach whilst listening to the braying of donkeys and witnessing the local farmers herding the sheep and cattle after a long day sounds attractive to you, then this is a perfect get-away for you.
Beautiful scenery in a tranquil location in an area full of culture and character. Some great local pubs a short drive away and great sights to see including Ceide Fields, Dun Briste and Croagh Patrick.
Curlew cottage really is a unique and special place to make unforgettable memories with friends, family and loved ones.
It becomes very clear as you drive toward this quaint cottage and ascend the cobbled stone hill bordered by the hanging fuschia that this is not just another holiday home bundled among other holiday homes which lay vacant throughout the year.
Foghill, Lacken is a warm rural community which overlooks Lacken strand inlet. Sit on the back porch and watch the tide fill the whole inlet twice daily. Take a walk on the strand and fill your lungs with that fresh atlantic breeze. Bring Binoculars and keep an eye out from the house for fisherman returning to Lacken Pier, they sometimes have fresh crab claws and fish they are willing to part with.
In the evenings, sit out on the back porch and watch the sunset. As the day begins to slip, start the oven stove and retire with a glass of wine within the cosy comfort of Curlew Cottage.
Within the house there is a electric cooker with oven, microwave, fridge and small freezer.
Two bathrooms with hot showers and a heating system are fully functional.
If during your stay you might be interested in either fishing or kayaking please just mention it in your email and we will try and accommodate you.
Help yourself to our collection of books and DVD's and even some Irish music if you're feeling adventurous.
Interaction with Guests
Usually there is at least one member of the Hogan Family close-by to help with any queries or questions you may have while staying in the area.
While staying here we insist that if there is any problem at all, just give us a quick call and we can resolve it the best we can.
Lacken is a small rural community about 10 minutes drive from Killala and 20 minutes drive from Ballina.
On the way to Lacken one can pick up whatever food you need in local supermarkets or butchers or fish from the pier.
Some nice things to do while in the area:
- Go to mass on sunday morning at the church on the strand.
- See if there is a local GAA football match on after mass to see a traditional Irish sport.
- Go visit Bessie's bar on Kilcummin Pier. This is always a hive of activity as ducks and geese are always running around. Perfect place for a pint.
Ideally one should have their own transport to get to the cottage as public transport would only get you so far
There is parking for 2 - 3 vehicles available on the property..
Pets are welcome.
Please smoke outside the house.
Be respectful of our neighbours and their farm animals.
Have a great time!