About this listing
The en-suite bedroom has two single beds.
My house is located on a hill overlooking, and 500metres from the town centre of the heritage town of Westport, Co Mayo.Westport, in the County of Mayo, Ireland is a magical town. Many have visited, returned home to pack their bags and move back to live, as I did 13 years ago! We boast an eclectic community who take a real pride in the town.
It is special, and acknowledged as such throughout Ireland, as the best place to live in Ireland. It has the appearance and feeling of a quaint small town but offers a wide range of amenities to worldwide visitors to suit all tastes and levels of fitness.
From playing a round of golf on a stunning golf course at the foot of our holy mountain Croagh Patrick, five minutes away by car or perhaps horse riding along the sandy beach? The choice is endless.
Many visitors feel that they cannot leave without a Croagh Patrick climb. The sense of achievement witnessed by those who climbed is a delight to see. Less strenuous swimming, both indoors or out at a local beach is also available,
The newly developed 42km off road “Greenway” for cycling enthusiasts can be accessed minutes from the cottage. (Local rental available) As can a game of tennis, just at the end of my road.
The surrounding area boasts Clare Island accessed by boat for those who like quiet time or a visit to Achill Island with its striking cliffs and sandy beaches is an hour away by car
Westport House and Country Park is located minutes away. It is one of the most popular attractions in Westport with its extraordinary mixture of history, culture and fun for all the family. Consider a visit to the Westport House & the amazing Pirate Adventure Park.
Unique and charming, the heritage town of Westport is a captivating blend of traditional and modern. From the cosiest corner of an antique pub to state-of-the-art conference facilities; from the heart-stirring beat of traditional music to the cosmopolitan approach, contrast and paradox are just part of its charm.
The town boasts many excellant and some award winning resturants and coffee shops.
Many more attractions are available. Just too many to list (website hidden) home is on the edge of the Greenway and minutes walk to the centre of the cosmopolitian town of Westport.
A cosy space. with the early morning light and looks out onto the fish pond. The dog is not included. he just likes getting his photograph taken!
A visit with Kate starts with a hot bowl of soup. Then a most comfortable bedroom and luxurious bathroom. There is a spectacular view out front and an intimate garden and fish pond out back. And Kate is a most interesting person. Be sure to read her bio 'before' you go. I didn't, wish I had gone prepared, I would have gained a lot more.
I was welcomed by Kate at the train station after my many hours of travel. I know she is not always available to do this - so happy it worked out on the day I arrived. Most important, the absolute beauty and peace of Kate's home, the most delicious soup, Finnegan, and most especially Kate herself. Lucky is the person who stays in this grace-filled home.
Kathleen's beautiful home reflects her creativity in every detail. It's lovely and comfortable, and the views are great. Best of all are Kathleen and her awesome dog Finnegan. I feel lucky to have gotten to know her a bit and to have been the recipient of her many kindnesses. She really is a Super Host.
Katherine couldn't have made me more welcome. Beautiful house, spotlessly clean and only a short walk into town. A credit to Airbnb - recommended!
Katherine was an exceptional host. She was so obliging throughout our stay and helped us with anything we needed. She is very easygoing, happy to chat but never imposing. She really added to the enjoyment of our trip to Westport.
The house itself is beautifully laid out with a fantastic view of the sea!
I would highly recommend staying with Katherine.
Katherine is a very nice person, she's kind welcome and not intrusive. Her dog also is very very quiet but lovely. The house is very beautiful, I loved the decorations, furnitures and everything there is modern. The room I've rented was exactly the same as in the picture, and the next door bathroom can provide a warm shower instantly at ay time of the day. I strongly recommend this place, last but not least I want to express the personal opinion that so far this was probably the best Iv'e found since I've started using Airbnb. Way better than the average hotel room out there!
Kate was a very warm and welcoming host, I greatly appreciate the help she gave me while I was in Westport. The bedroom was great with a comfortable bed and felt very private with a lovely clean bathroom. The shower temperature was a bit funny at times but not terrible. The area of Westport was beautiful, all the people were so friendly and on Kate's advice I ended up bike riding the green way - which I highly recommend. Thank you very much Kate
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About the Host, Katherine
I was a social work manager and trainer until 2000 when I gave up my post to follow a healing gift. Since 2000 I have published a book about my work, Healing Visions, First-Aid for the Soul. I now spend my time providing opportunities for healing of body, mind and spirit acoss the world. I travel to the US and India most winters for a few months.
I believe that our thoughts create our manifested world. No matter how seemingly "bad" our current situation, staying grateful is the key to pure joy.