About this listing
Located on our smallholding in the west of ireland. Satelite tv, microwave, gas/electric inclusive. Parking for two cars. On site wifi access. Bed linen & towels supplied. Laundry service available @ €8 per load.Children & pets welcome. Smokers are welcome but not in the van please.Situated in the quiet village of Greenauns & 9 miles from Castlebar where you will find pubs, shops, swimming baths, etc.
4 miles from irish museum of country living & horse/pony riding.
For the fisherfolk loughs conn & cullen are 5 miles away & offer good fishing with boats & gillies available for hire & for the cyclist or walker we have miles of counrtry lanes & hill walks. The accomadation comprises one double bedroom, 1 bedroom with two singles or join to make double & one double which makes up in lounge. Tents to house larger parties are welcome & one two man tent is provided with the van.
Guests at Greenauns Cottage Caravan can expect a warm welcome & as much or as little contact with us as they require. There are few restrictions imposed, you will come & go as you wish whether it is 3pm in the afternoon or 3am in the morning ! Being a truly rural area ( we are 3 miles from the nearest road ) public transport is not an option, so you will need to consider your transport needs, cycling on our lovely quiet lanes is a popular choice, as is walking our beautiful hills. Must visits have to include Westport house with its great pirate themed park for the kids & Achill island with its gorgeous beaches & rugged beauty providing a great day out for all the family & lots more. Guests in our caravan can avail of fresh free range eggs provided by our own hens & ducks ( no charge for the early morning alarm ! ) We also have numerous cats & three very friendly but boisterous dogs always happy to make new friends. Due to a late cancellation our van is now available from 1st to 5th August at a special offer price of €30 per night or €200 for 7 nights.
The van is sited in its own large field with a lawned area around it for guests to enjoy, the only shared area is the driveway which serves both the van & our cottage. The areas off limits are clearly signed & gated & this is for guest safety due to the presence of our geese.
Interaction with Guests
Our guests are welcome to spend time with us if they so wish & if privacy is required we respect that also.
It is a beautiful place in which to live. We like & encourage wild birds & butterflys. It is a rural setting...so aside from the odd donkey braying is very tranquil & we are in the lee of a small mountain ( accessible to walkers ) while the van is sited to give breathtaking views of the nearest lough. Towels & bed linen are provided & as our water is pumped from the stream which runs though our land bottled water for drinking is also supplied.
Public transport is reasonable...there are buses & trains...but we are 3 miles from the nearest bus route so you would need to consider this.
Other Things to Note
We have a lot of animals on site..incuding three dogs, numerous cats & poultry ( which can be quite noisy ) so if you are not too keen on the presence of animals this may not be the best choice for you.
van to be left as found
children & pets welcome
Gates to be closed at all times
No smoking inside the van
In an area where trees get rare and nature exposes it's beautiful roughness up and down the hills, we found this warm and comfortable place that came with a heart warming welcome. With Lesley and her husband you discover a lovely Birmingham humour right in the middle of nowhere, Ireland. You'll instantly feel comfortable around the two of them and the respectful way we were treated was of the kind you don't find in any hotels these days. Talking the hind legs off a donkey or just enjoying the perfect silence up there, we were welcome to do both at any time. The caravan provided enough space for the four of us to cook rich meals and regain energy after days full of nature, fresh air and the wild Atlantic coast. Didn't run short on anything, didn't miss anything and left grasping to come again.
My girlfriend and I stayed at this caravan and loved it. We spent the days exploring the surrounding hillsides and marshes, and each night back on this very spacious caravan. County mayo is beautiful, Lesley and her husband were very welcoming and friendly and I couldn't recommend them more as hosts. Next time we are in Ireland we hope to stay with them again!
Really peacefull place, lost in the country side among small hills, fields and farms. Quite difficult to find out : i advice you to use the Gps coordinates as the road is unknown and marks are not present.
Once time you found the van it'sperfect for a rest :confomtable, large, well equiped,(cooking, recent dvd even for children).
Lesley and his husband are here if you want to discuss about the region or other topics.
Walks are easy from this point and landscape is really pretty: turfs, small fields on hills, farms, many birds.
We really enjoyed our stay, it was off the beaten path and quite interesting getting there.
We were a party of 5 and were accomodated quite comfortably. Lesley and Andrew were very gracious hosts, even providing fresh eggs for breakfast.
We would definitely stay here again if we are back in this area.
About the Host, Lesley
54 yrs old, animal crazy, i have dogs,cats,quail, geese,ducks, chickens & a husband. my motto in life is do as you would be done by & by & large it works for me. Anybody coming to stay with us can have as much or as little contact as they require.