Beautiful beach front house in Aughris, Sligo. Relax in this cosy cottage with an open plan living space warmed by a wood burning stove. Stunning views from the house of the Atlantic and surrounding mountains.
There are 4 bedrooms sleeping a total of 7 people. The bathroom contains an electric shower. Stunning views from the house of the Atlantic and surrounding mountains. A perfect location for a family, group or a single person.
There is a lot to do in the local area including walking or cycling in the Ox mountains behind the house. Swimming or water sports at any of the local popular beaches Dunmoran, Strandhill, Ennischrone or Easkey. Sligo town is a 30 minute drive away. In Sligo you will find art galleries, traditional music, shopping and a great selection of restaurants.
On the back terrace of the house you will find a hand built cob pizza oven. Guests are free to use this during their stay, check out this wonderful blog post by a previous guest who used the oven - http://(email hidden)/blog/2014/7/5/chilling-at-beach-cottage-ireland-day-7.
Guests have sole use of the whole house. There is an open plan living space with a dinning table, kitchen and living space with comfy chairs. The living space is kept warm by a wood burning stove. The kitchen has an oven, hob, sink and fridge freezer and kettle. The bathroom has an electric shower.
Interaction with Guests
If guests desire it they can be met and given advice about the local area. Otherwise we are at the other end of the phone.
The cottage is located in a beautiful, secluded part of the West of Ireland but we are lucky to have some local amenities. The front garden runs down to a clean and safe beach suitable for swimming, water sports and walking. The Beach Bar is a 3 min walk from the house and you will find food, traditional music and a great atmosphere. There is also a tiny campsite beside the house that caters mostly to small groups and families. Very nearby are some great surfing spots, Easkey and Stranhill being the most famous. We are also close to the Ox Mountains, a stunning location for cycling and walking.
Sligo town is about a 25 min drive from the house and guests will find a wide variety of activities and places to eat there.
A little further in North Sligo guests can visit Yeats grave and see the stunning landscape that inspired much Yeats' work.
Unfortunately there is no public transport so guests would have to have/rent a car. Walkers or cyclist are also welcome.
Other Things to Note
Guests should note some things -
The road leading to the house is quite rough and requires careful driving if guests wish to drive right up to the house. Otherwise guests can park in the local pub and walk to the house (3 min walk)
The water in the house is not suitable for drinking, but is perfectly safe to cook and wash with.
We stayed here in February so not the warmest time of year and off peak. But Kate was an excellent host and was very honest about the cottage and went out of her way to make sure it was clean, tidy, warmed up and very welcoming. The house it's self was in a great setting with everything you'd need on a weekend away (or longer!)and the comfy sofa in the front room sits facing the front of the amazing view out to sea. There's a lovely double wood stove to make a warm fire in the evening and am pizza oven out the back which would have been perfect for the summer. We were more than happy with this cottage in an idyllic setting with the best pub in Sligo less than one minute walk away. Her DVD collection was perfect for our weekend away. There are local conveniences not too far away and Strandhill and Sligo are also worth a visit. Already have recommended and would love to come back ourselves.
It was just awesome! Great house, very nice location with everything you need for a wonderful holiday.
Kate is an excellent and very helpful host and always responded quickly to any questions. Thoroughly recommended!
We really loved this beach cottage. It is spacious (sleeps 7 in bedrooms, no use of bed-couches), simple but cosy, has a terrace at the back of the house that warms up nicely when the sun is out and an amazing view. We loved the quiet region and extremely kind Irish people that you meet, but one should realize that this cottage is situated 30km from bakery and supermarket. A great place to stay with family or friends, to catch up with each other and catch great waves! The house was nice and clean, pizza oven worked (mainly because of the very good recipe and manual to work the oven) and the beds sleep warm and very comfortably! We'd love to come back to this cottage, at any time of the year.
What a cosy cottage!
Such great views: from the living room-window, you can see the ocean&watch the waves...
It's the perfect place to relax, has comfy beds, a well equiped kitchen, and even a pizza oven.
And such a lovely host, who answeared all our questions and gave us good tipps to explore the surroundings- thank you Kate!
We really felt at home.
What a location! Stunning views from almost all the rooms and a stone's throw from the beach so you can swim easily and run back for the hot shower? Beach Bar has great Guinness and late-night music and is only 3 minutes walk. If you get all your groceries before you arrive at the house, you never have to leave. And there's even a surf school next door.
House is lovely, good beds, pillows and sheets and lovely open-plan kitchen, dining and living area, great for entertaining. Nice selection of books and boardgames provided and the host's welcome and directions and things to do list is perfect. We will be back!
Just back from a fantastic holiday... Firstly the view is difficult to even describe, I would say it's possibly one of the best from any holiday home in Ireland. I watched a few sun rises (thanks to my toddlers early rising) and they were truly spectacular.
The beach was great for an inquisitive toddler and good for walks too. I would really recommend the nearby cliff walk, as again the scenery was beautiful (Kate had mentioned this walk in the house folder which was so useful, packed full of things to do).
Kate was so helpful in both the information we received prior to our visit and also getting in touch during our stay to ensure everything was all right, she's a really great host.
The cottage was really well equipped, lots of games, books, dvd's, a great wood fired stove, not forgetting to mention the pizza oven which we cooked in on a couple of occasions (and we may now have to build one at home too!) It makes truly delicious pizzas and the whole experience of using the outdoor oven really made the holiday for us.
The Beach Bar, literally a stroll away was a great assist to the property, it serves delicious Guinness (my husband, a Guinness drinker, tells me they were some of the best pints of Guinness he's ever enjoyed!)
We will definitely be back, maybe even making it an annual event, the cottage is perfect for a family holiday and for exploring Sligo.
This was a phenomenal property from a phenomenal host. The house is just as described - a simple, comfortable home in an outstanding location. You can't beat the view out the front windows, and our kids had a wonderful time running straight down to the beach. The wood stove was much appreciated as it gets chilly in Ireland even in August, and there were lots of great little amenities (DVDs, games, books, and the famous pizza oven).
We parked at the local pub as we didn't think our car could cope with the private track, but this worked fine and we enjoyed a drink or two at the pub itself. There is a campsite between the pub and the house but this was pretty quiet. Important to stock up on food and bottled water before you arrive, as there aren't any shops in the immediate area (luckily Kate had kindly sent us directions to the two closest).
Kate, the owner, could not have been more helpful, and double checked all the details with us up to and during our stay, which was so reassuring. She is building up a really useful information book for the house and the surrounding areas, which we made good use of. The house is in easy reach of Sligo town, but there is plenty to see of interest both nearby and further afield.
A shining example of an AirBnB success - we just wish we had booked more time there!
Hi my name is Kate. I live in Dublin and work as an art teacher in a local school. I spend a lot of time in Sligo and love to swim, surf and be outdoors.