About This Listing
Modern, architect-designed house, (designed to resemble a small cluster of traditional houses and to blend with the landscape). Bright & airy 3-bedroom house; There is one double bedroom available. Easy access to shore..., only a few yards from the house. Adjacent bathroon, w power-shower. Wifi, TV, ample parking. Stays of over one week's duration by special arrangement only..
Stunning views, almost 360 degrees..Facing south across the waters of Clew Bay to Croagh Patrick, south-west to Old Head and further west to Clare Island; Right on the shore of Clew Bay, sea-swimming directly from the house. Soft-pebbly beach. Horse-riding stables within half a mile. Golf & rugy clubs 1 mile away; Sailing Club 2 miles away. Weekly racing, skippers often looking for crew. Wonderful walking trails, and a wide variety of cycle paths right on the doorstep. Westport's famous Greenway only 5 Km away, towards town.. Cycle from the house or from Westport all the way to Achill on a cycle path!
Westport was recently awarded accolade of "Best Place to Live in Ireland". Perfect location for exploring North and South Mayo & Connemara. Ideal for those attending outdoor challenge events, eg Gaelforce West, Sea2Summit , etc. Eventeers welcome!
Westport town only 7 Km away. Best town in Ireland for family shops of character, variety and quality; high quality, reasonably-priced restaurants and cafes. Farm produce at weekly market. Excellent pubs, with lots of music, traditional and all varieties.The most famous Westport pub is probably Matt Molloy's, (of Chieftains fame). Or have a wonderful day in Westport House! Lots of indoor activities, including the Leisure Centre and the cinema.. All in all, the perfect place to stay!
Apart from the bedroom and adjacent bathroom, which is for guests' exclusive use, guests will have access, by arrangement, to the kitchen / dining area, plus a small middle area or "sun-room".. most guests like to leave the house in the morning and return in the evening...and often to head out for a meal, or a music session a little later.. access to the sun -room is available for short--periods, but not really for day-long or other long periods... the house is too open-plan for that to work well..
Interaction with Guests
I hope I am friendly and helpful, and I have been told that I am, which is nice...and I definitely like to have some conversation with guests, but I have learned that it is not possible to be totally personally available for long conversations with all guests only because that is impossible to sustain..
If guests are using the kitchen, I like for us all to arrange times when we would like to cook.. so that guests have the kitchen to themselves for their meal and, either before or after that, I can cook separately in my own time as well..
Other Things to Note
Given enough notice, I can arrange art classes for groups of eight to ten people.. and can sort out accommodation for all.. two people in my double room and others elsewhere locally.. Classes will be given by well-known artist Breda Burns.. a great artist and a great teacher.. I know, because I've been at her (beginner!) classes!
No smoking throughout the house. Please remove outdoor shoes when inside. You will be free to make yourself a cup of coffee or tea. Please respect host privacy, just as yours will be respected, too... No noise after midnight..., unless I'm involved!
Please do not leave Velux windows open in bedroom and bathroom , a) when you are not in the room, and b) overnight.. This is because rain can start suddenly and can fall quite heavily without warning and falls straight onto the floor; It will soak and damage the floorboards very quickly.
A camp bed is available, on request, for one child /adult to use in the same bedroom, for an additional fee.
looking back into kitchen/ dining room; Dogon and Bozo craft pieces from Mali, West Africal
Elizabeth's warm and welcoming home is in a most magical location on Ireland's Atlantic shore. The house is beautifully light and our host was most charming :) Breakfast was specifically great with lots of choice and healthy options.
Elizabeth was very nice and welcoming. Her home is beautiful and the view is incredible. This was easily one of the best nights of our vacation. The next morning we found a nice breakfast and guide books for our next day already out for us.
We had a great two days stay at Elizabeth's wonderful house. She showed us on arrival the kitchen and offered that we can use everything what we need. Then she prepared a nice cup of tea for us. The size of our room and the bathroom were very comfortable. Elizabeth had given us very good recommendations for places to visit and where to go for dinner.
We highly recommend to stay at Elizabeth house.
Martina and Ralf
Elizabeth welcomed us with open arms and a comfy room!! Set on the coast with beautiful scenery, she opened her home to us and we were very comfortable. The area was gorgeous and her home is a stone's throw from the beautiful city of Westport. Highly recommended.
Elizabeth was a great and flexible host, she immediately puts at ease and gives lots of useful tips for an excellent trip in Ireland!
The house and the room are so cozy and comfortable!
It is hard to find but this is the price to pay for sleeping in a beautiful landscape.
Do not hesitate !!
A beautiful house ten minutes from westport. The guest room is secluded and confortable. Rich and tasty breakfast. Elizabeth is kind, helpful and easy going. Recommended
Elizabeth was very kind. She helped us and recommended places to visit.
The bedroom has a fantastic view of the bay.
Elizbeth left us free to use the kitchen and living area, so our stay was very comfortable.
The house is very nice, quiet location, with beautiful surrounding area.
I highly recommend Elizabeth and her home.
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About the Host, Elizabeth
Hi. I'm looking forward to having you to stay as a guest, but I'm not mad about too much sharing of personal information online.. I will certainly make you very welcome, and will try to make your stay in the Westport area a really memorable one.. I love all kinds of music, and really enjoy live gigs.. some of the recent gigs I was at were Ane Brun .. fantastic.., and Dave Liebman, jazz saxophonist; both gigs were in Whelan's in Dublin. I was at Electric Picnic three times in the past four years, and Keith Jarrett a couple of years ago; I've seen Radiohead four times .. my favourite band, well,.. apart from Sigur Ros and Elbow, that is!
A Motto? well., how about "the only reason we are here is to connect with other people"? or "the day I grow up is the day I know I'm dead.."? See you soon!