We are a small family run guest house and writers’ retreat in a historic building dating from 1852, set among trees, with a stream running past our front lawn. Our house is only 3 miles from the beautiful town of Westport with its tourist amenities.
The Mellow Room is a large old fashioned room with 2 comfortable beds, a double and single. It has a rocking chair and writing table. It is also available as a single room, especially outside of high season. It looks out on the garden and surrounding woodland.
We have altogether two large guest bedrooms, and two smaller ones. The Musician's Room also has a double and single bed. These larger rooms share a bathroom situated right between them.
The Old Study has a small double bed which, while technically a sofa bed, has a firm metal base and permanent proper orthopedic mattress. The Old Study is downstairs and has its own bathroom.
The Artist's Garret has a double bed, but is smaller and shares a bathroom with one of the hosts.
The rooms have very different styles, looking out on different garden spaces. In all rooms, you’ll find a desk and seat and comfortable chairs and a kettle to make that much needed cup of tea.
You will be welcome to make yourself at home in our beautiful sitting-room, which is also where breakfast is served, at any time.
We also have a new wooden cabin- "The Tigín", which is fully self contained, with double/convertible to single bed, shower, kitchen facilities, sitting area and writing desk. The stream runs past it and trees surround it.
If you specify in your booking which room you would like, we'll do our best to accommodate you appropriately.
There is wifi available throughout the house and in the Tigín.
We offer 4 different experiences:
* Bed and Breakfast in a real family home in a secluded environment. You can opt for a traditional served breakfast or help yourself from a range of foods.
*The Tigín- a small but perfectly formed hideout -fully self- catering.
* The Artist’s Retreat – a creative space for anyone looking for a quiet working place or just time out, in the house or in the Tigín. This can be B&B in the Main House or self catering in An Tigín. I can sometimes offer full board by arrangement .
* Weekend Writing Workshops in a small group setting.
We can take up to 10 people depending on cabin bookings.
We have a lovely sittingroom which guests are always free to use. If you let me know we'll light the stove for you.
This is a family house as well as a place where we welcome guests. If the door is open, you're welcome in! If it's closed, please knock.
For those elusive but wonderful sunny days, we have a number of different garden spaces with seating areas and tables. Should you wish to use the barbecue at any time feel very welcome to ask.
Interaction with guests
Our aim is to create a space for anyone looking for time out in a welcoming home from home or a quiet working place where you can be a total hermit or as social as you wish.
.'ll be delighted to share any information or help I can give you about the locality and what to do here. Sometimes sharing stories is what we end upup really wanting to do!
Other things to note
Prices quoted are for single people.
Our usual rate for shared rooms is €35 pp B&B.
The Cabin (self catering) costs 275 per week.
Evening meals shared in the Main house are offered (by arrangement) to those staying for a week to write or do other creative work and cost an additional €20 per day.
Information on workshops and writing weekends can be found on our website (URL HIDDEN)
We assume that guests will treat us with the same respect for ourselves our house and grounds and our needs for privacy that we accord them. We share with a dog, a cat, several hens and occasionally, horses. If you want to bring another pet into this menagerie, talk to us first. We'll do what we can.
As in all buildings in Ireland, no one smokes inside our house.