About This Listing
Our house is a comfortable home -from-home in a quiet setting with stunning views including Croagh Patrick and the Sheffrey mountains . There are 4 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms . It is fully equipped and is only 1K from Louisburgh and the beach.
Our house is well equipped and can easily sleep 8 people in 4 bedrooms .there are 2 double beds , one substantial double futon , and 2 single beds . There is also an inflatable double bed.Two of the bedrooms are en suite and there is a family bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped inc dishwasher. There is dining area and a wood burning stove , a glorious sun room , a sitting room with open fire and a utility room with washing and drying machines.
Outdoors there are lawns for playing and sitting out and behind the house is a field .
Guests are welcome to use the house facilities including the large DVD and CD library. There is internet access and a satellite link for UK TV reception and radio. There is also a guitar for the musically talented.
Interaction with Guests
As we live part time in the UK, when we are not there we have an arrangement for a local person to meet and greet you as well as giving you information about local amenities .
If you are looking for a peaceful totally relaxed environment in Co Mayo with stunning views and pure air, this is it! It is the home to many artists and when you see the light and dramatic scenery you will see why.
We are within walking distance to the town (1.5km) with its one supermarket and several pubs !
There is a small tourist shop and information centre( summer) , a small hotel and coffee shop ( summer ) a cafe , and 4 restaurants . Louisburgh hosts several festivals including traditional music.
The local beaches are lovely with white sand and swimming is safe although cold! It's famed for its surfing.
Galway is an easy day trip away and the pretty town of Westport is an easy 30 minutes away.
There are many lovely walks and cycle rides . Bikes can be hired (website hidden) trips can also be arranged and in the Summer there are local foraging walks.
Public transport is limited . There is a bus and taxis are available . However it is best to have a car
The house is within easy reach of Knock airport - about 1.5 hours drive away
Other Things to Note
There is detailed helpful written information about the house and local surrounds that will be sent to you after booking
The house is also a home for us . We do expect guests to treat it with respect and leave it clean . There is a cleaning service after your stay.
Non smoking policy. Pets not encouraged but could discuss.
The house was just as described, peaceful, cosy and well equipped with all one needed. Elizabeth provided very comprehensive details regarding the location, the usage of appliances etc., and suggestions for places to visit in the county. We were met by a very helpful and friendly caretaker who ensured that we had all we needed.
Elizabeth provides a very well stocked library of books and DVDs. The bedrooms are comfortable and living areas are large and well furnished. It is obvious that this is a well loved home and one senses the generosity of the owners in all aspects of the house.
Very comfortable house with a well equipped kitchen. This was important to me as I prefer to cook my own food rather than eat out. It's in a stunning area with a beautiful coastline and islands to visit. It really doesn't matter if it rains, the mist shrouded mountains are so atmospheric! Everything went very smoothly. Elizabeth provided detailed instructions and we were met by Jeanne who was kind and helpful.
Cant recommend this house highly enough for a complete get-away from-it-all and recharge-your-batteries experience. The house was actually better than expected and is obviously a well-loved owner-used holiday home with tasteful understated furnishings, well-equipped kitchen and a personal interesting range of books, dvds and artwork..
If you do manage to leave the house the surrounding area is wonderful for walks, cycling, surfing, spectacular drives with ocean and mountain scenery. The small local village of Louisburgh has a few excellent pubs some with traditional music and the Derrylahan has really good pub food.
We spent our family Christmas there and it worked out so well we even managed to get our teenage sons out for a hill-walk on Christmas day! - we had decided against other houses as they had no wifi, a deal-breaker for the boys but even they were happy with the wifi service and range of movies so happy days. (smiley face).
Elizabeth has a beautiful house that me and my family felt very lucky to call home for a few days.The house is bright,cosy and has lots of character...from the beautiful rugs,comfy couches and nice art work on the walls!Also a great selection of CDs and DVDs to unwind too after a hard day exploring the surrounding beaches and mountains.Also Cathy the caretaker was very helpful and nice to my family.
the house was exactly as showed in photos & description : convenient, very clean, very peaceful and lightful (the sunroom was great with its 4 windows in the roof). We spent a wonderful time there and had a good contact with Elizabeth and Kathy, who welcomed us when we arrived. The information given was complete and very useful.
We had a lovely stay, the house is perfect - very peaceful and has everything that you need. Lots to see and do nearby - in particular, some amazing beaches. Elizabeth was really helpful throughout. Would love to come back again in the future.
About the Host, Elizabeth
Highest mountain - can climb /walk it in few hours . Tiny chapel on top . Lovely views and seen from my sunroom windowMayo
A lovely market town . Plus Westport House , Matt Malloys Pub ( Chieftains fame ) Trad MusicWestport Mayo
closest airport - about 1.5 hrs drive away . Shannon or Dublin airports /ports are alternativesKnock
Lovely university city - fresh fish restaurants , shops . Beautiful drive thru lochs and mountains near Leenane to get there