Welcome to the heart of County Mayo. Our home is located in the charming and quiet village of Kilmaine. A short drive away is the world famous trout lakes Lough Mask, Corrib and Carra. It is 40 km from Galway city and 35 km from Westport town.
Our house is situated in the village and can accommodate at least four people. It is an ideal base for visiting Connemara and its only 10km from the world famous Ashford Castle. If you are interested in fishing then you are in luck as Kevin is an avid angler and knows where the fish are hiding! The area has an abundance of historical sites .We have an indepth knowledge of the area and will be delighted to help you with your itinerary.
There are four pubs in the village and two supermarkets.
Our guests will have access to our sitting room with television. They will also have access to our garden and are welcome to use the kitchen to make a snack etc. In other words a home from home,
Interaction with Guests
We will be present during our guest's stay and will interact with our guests as much as they want to and will be at hand to assist in any way we can.
We love where we live and are involved with the Tidy Towns . We enjoy keeping our village litter free and aim to have it looking as well as possible at all times. We hope you will enjoy your stay with us and have a wonderful holiday !
Our house is 45 mins from IrelandWest Airport Knock and there is public transport many times daily to Galway , Castlebar and Ballina. Claremorris train station is just 30 mins away.
There is ample parking at the house.
Our house is smoke free but you may smoke outside in the patio area. We are not equipped for pets.
This is a great value and was very handy for convenience (it was only a couple of blocks from the pub where we ate a great meal) and is a short trip to Galway for site seeing and fun! Marian and Kevin were great! Both were very helpful and friendly (Marian's home made scones and bread were wonderful and we probably gained weight being there! Lol) Kevin told us great stories about the history of Ireland and his personal experiences. Both of them went out of their way to help us get to places and gave us great advice. The Internet was slow but this wasn't a big deal being that the pub's internet was fast. All in all, staying here was a great and comfortable experience that we would do again when we come back to Ireland.
We spent 4 nights (2 adults +2 children) with Marian and Kevin. They were very friendly and helpful with everything we needed! Breakfast always included Marians freshly baken scones and different home made bread! (dark bread :-)) as well as cerials, toast tea or coffee or hot chocolate, yogurts and fruit... We already laughed alot in the morning as the atmosphere was very friendly. The rooms were big enough for us and even the car had a parking space in front of the house! Kevin gave us alot of detailed information for lovely roads to take to see the fantastic landscape of Majo and Connemara. Thank you again!
Trotz unserer späten Ankunft empfing uns Marian sehr herzlich. Sie bot uns Tee& Kaffee an und gab uns noch einige sehr hilfreiche Tips für die Planung des weiteren Trips, bevor wir in unser gemütliches, durch die Heizdecke vorgewärmtes, Bett schlüpften. Das Haus und das Zimmer waren sehr schön, sauber und wir hatten direkt neben dem Zimmer eine Toilette. Die Dusche im Obergeschoss erfüllte ihren Zweck. Das Frühstück war sehr liebevoll angerichtet, Marian bot uns selbstgebackene Scones & Brot an, außerdem gab es verschiedene Sorten Müsli, Marmelade & Obst. Marian und ihr Enkel, der zu Besuch war, leisteten uns am Frühstückstisch Gesellschaft, was die familiäre Atmosphäre noch verstärkte. Das Haus ist außerdem sehr gut gelegen für Ausflüge in den Connemara National Park oder nach Newport. Danke für die Gastfreundschaft!
Marian and Kevin were marvelous. Made us feel right at home instantly. Marian's homemade bread was literally, I mean that -- literally -- the best I've ever had. The heated mattress was sooooo appreciated! We laughed and visited and laughed some more. They were so knowledgeable about Irish history and what to see.
This was our favorite place in Ireland! Marian and Kevin were so friendly and funny it felt like we were staying with family. The location is excellent. You feel like you are in real Ireland, not tourist Ireland. Homemade scones, brown bread and funny jokes... Why would anyone stay in a hotel??
Marian and Kevin were superb hosts. They are very warm welcoming people, baking fresh breads and offering tea on our arrival. They arranged for our hope to see border collies and took us there, along with a tour of the Ashburn? castle, Cong, and their small town. Their warm peat fire spoke to me of how friendly Ireland is. We are very grateful for our time with them, and think it makes a great first stop. They have a a great route to see the beauty of Connemare. There place is very convenient to getting to Clifden, Leenane, Westport,
and the castle and monastery near there.
You'll enjoy them and their accommodations immensely.