About this listing
Our Lovely Cottage is just a 3 minute drive to the Atlantic Ocean with access to Beaches, Islands, Surfing, Fishing, Walkways, Cycle Paths, Woods, Mountains, Boating, Kayaking, Horse Riding. Excellent Restaurants, Shops, Pubs, Library, and other amenities. The Western Atlantic Way goes directly past our Cottage. Free Parking, Secure Storage
Our quiet cottage is the perfect place to unwind, day dream, relax, or meditate We provide you with a comfy bed, and healthful breakfasts of whatever home made organic and local produce is available on the day! Max of 2 persons will be catered for.
We would like to point out that we ARE child friendly, however, our home is NOT Toddler Proof or suitable for very young children. Children over 8 would be fine.
You will have access to the dining/sitting room, bedroom and private bathroom. There is free onsite private parking. You will also have access to secure Garden Storage area where Bikes, Surf boards, Fishing gear etc. can be stored. Guests may feel free to roam about in the Gardens where you can find quiet places to Read, Paint, Sing, Dance or Snooze !! Our focus is on providing a peaceful and tranquil setting in order to help our guests depart with happy memories of their visits with us.
Interaction with Guests
We reside at our cottage. However, we like to respect our guests wishes and allow them decide whether they wish to interact with us, or not. Some guests prefer privacy with little interaction, which is perfectly understandable.. On the other hand, we're happy to assist our guests with any guidance or information they require.
Louisburgh is a small rural town at the foot of the mountains and beside the Atlantic Ocean. Louisburgh people are hard working with a solid sense of community. There are a variety of Restaurants, Pubs, Craft shops, Post office, Library, Grainneuaile Heritage Centre and Church. Louisburgh and the surrounding area with its magnificent views and majestic mountains provide the perfect setting for a myriad of exciting things to do such as Sea fishing, Canoing, Surfing,, Swimming Kayacking, Boating, Walking, Cycling, Rock Fishing to mention but a few. There are lots of old roads for those who just want a safe and leisurely stroll....! For Horse Riding enthusiasts there is an indoor Equestrian Centre in Westport, about 18 Klms from our cottage. Prior booking would be required. Superb Surf Classes can also be arranged and that facility is just 5 minutes from here. There is also the wonderful Greenway Cycle Path all the way from Westport to Achill Sound.
There is Public Transport from Westport to Louisburgh by way of 2 buses per day, each way. Taxies and Bike Hire services are available in Louisburgh . Knock International Airport is approximately a 1 hour drive from my home and there is an Airport Bus to Westport. From there, it is possible to get a connecting bus to Louisburgh. Daily, there are 4 trains commuting between Dublin and Westport town, which is 20 minutes from here, and again, there are connecting buses from Westport to Louisburgh.
Other Things to Note
My cottage is approx 10 minutes from Roonagh Pier where ferries can take you on day trips to the beautiful Inish Turk and Clare Islands. There is an old Oak Wood situated on Old Head Beach...5 minutes from our home. Perfect for an early morning stroll. Indeed perfect for an anytime stroll.!! Approximately 10 minutes drive from here is Ireland's famous Croagh Patrick mountain, and a place of pilgrimage where many thousands come to climb and pray every year. The views from the summit are positively stunning. There is also the Doolough drive along the lake and through the mountains which is simply breathtaking.. This drive can take you into the Connemara National Park, and another experience not to be missed. A little further on is the famous Kylemore Abbey . This abbey is still in use as a private Secondary School. A visit to see its gracious walled gardens, walkways and Gothic church is a delightful experience. Nearer home, there is our famous and Historic Westport House. It is a most interesting place to visit. Then there is Achill Island with its many unspoiled villages and beaches and its famous Heritage Deserted Village sit. The island is a little over an hours drive from here and well worth spending some time there. Another place of interest is our National Museum of Country Life at Turlough House and is a 45 minute drive from our cottage. All of these picturesque and wonderful places of interest are within approx 1 to 2 hours drive from my cottage. How fortunate !!
** We want our guests to feel as comfortable as possible, but since this is a Home Stay situation and Not an Hotel, there are some things to consider.
** We do not permit smoking indoors but feel free to smoke in garden.
** We ask you not to drink alcohol in your bedroom, you will have your sitting/dining room facility to eat and drink in!
** No hanging of hand washed clothes in bathroom or the other rooms available to you. However, we'll be happy to direct you to our local and speedy village Laundrette.
** Please LOCK front door when you leave and enter the house.
** We ask you to switch off the lights in your sitting/dining room before you retire.
** Finally, sorry to say pets are not allowed, we have a busy time looking after our own!!