About This Listing
Small cottage in a beautiful quiet rural setting, on Western Way 3 miles from Westport. Two adults and up to two young children by arrangement.Own garden/barbeque area on river. FREE use of two adult bikes for the Greenway (deposit required).Silent!
Quiet, cosy, farmyard cottage on 14 acre farm on the banks of a river on the wooded eastern side of Croagh Patrick. Just off the Western Way walking trail and the Achill to Killary Harbour cycle path. Only 3.5 miles from the centre of Westport. At the end of a country lane, so no passing traffic.
Beautiul, quiet country walks from your doorstep. Numerous sandy beaches such as Bertra, Old Head, Carrowmore and Silver Strand within ten to forty minute's drive. Just thirty minute's drive to Connemara.
Facilities include woodburning stove, free broadband connection, TV, stereo, king size bed, washing machine, drier, microwave. Welcome package on arrival.
Guests are free to wander our farm, pet the horses and enjoy our peaceful riverside native woodland area.
This is a superb location for those interested in any form of outdoor activity such as hillwalking, cycling, surfing, horse riding, fishing, birdwatching or just relaxing with a good book, listening to music and taking a leisurley stroll along the many quiet, virtually traffic-free country lanes here on the slopes of Croagh Patrick. It is also an ideal base for touring the West of Ireland from the deserted beaches of Blacksod in North Mayo, south to Connemara and Galway City.
The accommodation is most suitable for a couple but we can also take a couple with up to two young children. Please ask for details.
Our price is €375 for a weekly stay, shorter stays are €65 per night, minimum stay three nights.
Riverside walk on our property
Use of adult bikes
Meals if required
Interaction with Guests
We are friendly, informative and always happy to provide the best recommendations from our own experiences.
We also respect each other's privacy.
Very quiet & secluded
Woodland & riverside walks
Numerous circular walks
Very close to Connemara & many beaches
Only 3.6 miles from Westport with its many fabulous restaurants, bars, leisure centres & swimming pools
Located on the Western Way, just off the start of the Greenway
Croagh Patrick on our doorstep
Very reliable local taxi service
Westport is easily accessible by bicycle or walking partially via the Greenway (3.6 miles)
Other Things to Note
Music lessons available
Bikes provided for guests - subject to deposit
The accommodation is suitable for a couple but we can also accommodate a couple with two young children by arrangement.
We do not ask for a deposit as we trust our guests to inform us of any damages and to cover cost of same.
Mary and Eamon were perfect hosts. They instantly made us feel welcome by giving us a full tour of the grounds and the house. The fire was even already lit before we arrived.
They provided free use of their brand new bikes and left us bread, milk, butter and fresh eggs from their hens.
We had an amazingly relaxed break whilst staying here, I'd highly recommend it for anyone who wants to get away from it all (but still wants to be within cycling distance from a pub! :)
We had a lovely stay in Riverside Cottage over a rainy Bank Holiday weekend. As Dubliners, we especially enjoyed the true get-AWAY this location provided. Tucked away in a beautiful quiet landscape, yet only a taxi fare from Westport, we had the best of both. Driving and walking nearby provided peaceful encounters with nature and breathtaking views of Mayo beauty spots. Mary & Eamonn provided thorough directions to the cottage, and upon arrival, helpful practical instructions along with a cheery welcome. The wood-burning stove was a challenge for us Urbanites, so we were glad we brought a few warmer items to cosy up in. (It didn't help that the weather was against us!) The cottage was well equipped and we loved the hot shower and big cosy bed. Mary & Eamonn were approachable and helpful, providing advice, taxi numbers, and extra bits we requested for our self-catering needs. We would recommend this spot for anyone looking for a rustic retreat with a difference.
We spend a wonderful three days here and loved every minute. Mary and Eamonn were very welcoming and informative about the area. The cottage was perfectly fitted out with all one could need. The area was beautiful, quiet and relaxing, a perfect place for a little getaway. Also....the most comfy bed in the world!
Mary made us feel incredibly at home - a welcome pack of brown bread, milk and butter in fridge, as well as fresh eggs from the cohort of hens roaming-free! Never mind the crackling fire and the heating electric blanket awaiting our arrival. There is also a trio of very friendly and easy-going dogs who are eager to make friends.
The cottage is beautifully located down a rural country lane adjacent to a wood and river, but benefits from a very short jaunt to Westport town or Croagh Patrick - whatever takes your fancy!
It's perfect for a couple looking to get away from it all and explore the outdoors - we hiked croagh patrick, kayaked clew bay, cycled the greenway, had a dip on Keem Beach on Achill - all of which are really close by... We cooked in and read our books fireside on some evenings but also tried out the local food in Westport and the local pub - all to be recommended.
This cottage offers an oasis with some nice trimmings to make you feel rested, relaxed and at home - enjoy!
We had a very nice stay at Riverside Cottage and were welcomed and shown around by Mary; welcomed by the 3 dogs and then greeted by 3 horses and the chickens. We were very self-contained and that suited us well.
The location was good for a bit of quiet and for being in the midst of off the beaten track countryside. It was also a good base for touring or just not going too far away once you found a nice beach or haven.
A very nice way to experience County Mayo.
Found the selection of hotels in Westport to be be overpriced & unimaginative so we decided on this venue instead. Glad to say that we had a wonderful weekend at this beautiful cottage. It is situated approx 10 minutes drive / 40 minutes walk / 8 euro taxi fare from Westport so its perfect for anyone who wants to combine peace, character & comfort with the option of enjoying the town at the same time. We found our hosts Eamonn & Mary to be very pleasant & helpful and to have literally thought of everything with regard to making our stay even more enjoyable. For example, the fire was lit so that the cottage would be warm upon our arrival, there was breakfast (farm fresh eggs, bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee, chocolate!) laid out for us in case we needed feeding the next day and there was a mountain of information, suggestions etc. on the area made available so that we would be able to make the most of our stay. Also, there was good strenght, free Wifi - always a bonus when staying in an unfamiliar town. This is my 2nd Air BnB experience & I can honestly say that, based on my experiences so far, I won't be using a hotel again in a hurry. Fantastic value for money too!
We were given a very warm welcome by Mary. She was very generous leaving breakfast in the fridge and a wee choccy surprise on the bed.
The cottage is small but fine for two people. Mary showed us around her wonderful smallholding - riverside walk, space for us in the garden and the hens (we loved the eggs!).
This part of Ireland is absolutely beautiful, whether you want a short walk from the cottage, or further afield (go to Achille Island !!!)
I was even loaned the use of a cello for the week ! ( I am a cellist)
The wood burner lit easily, and also we thought the electric blanket on the bed wasn't necessary IT WAS LUSH !
The bed takes up most of the bedroom, so you need to leap over your partner if you're on the 'inside'. I missed my bath a little too....but everything was fine really.
About the Host, Mary
I am a musician, I'm from Belfast and I moved to the West of Ireland recently. I love my music and love performing at various functions and concerts.
I love the outdoor life which includes attempts at running every morning through the beautiful local woodlands here. Also short rows on the nearby river, trampolining, sailing and swimming in the sea with my two lovely girls. I sought the quiet life after a hectic city lifestyle and found this dream home.
This location is a perfect silent and friendly place to travel from and explore all outdoor pursuits.