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.
We found this to be an all round, first class experience.
We were delighted with the cozy warm comfy home.
It is a must return to stay at Elizabeths home, and the wonderful area.
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.
Nice and clean house, not far from the ocean or the town. Everything was as promised. Not any disappointment !
The booking process was quick and easy; I received a full guide to the house and clear, detailed instructions on how to get the keys etc as soon as I had completed the booking.
The house itself is really lovely and exactly as it looks in the photographs. The setting is extremely peaceful, with just the sound of sheep to be heard. There is one neighbouring house, but we didn't hear anything from them at all.
We found it really well equipped in general and cooking was a pleasure as everything we needed was there (good pans, knives etc).
All in all, a really comfortable, cosy, peaceful and well equipped home from which to explore beautiful Mayo. Can't wait to go back!