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.
Le logement était tel que décrit sur le site, chaleureux et nickel ainsi que l'environnement. Les petites attentions à notre arrivée (lait beurre chocolat bouquet de fleur poêle allumé) nous ont fait nous sentir chaleureusement accueillis ainsi que le sourire de Mary et Eamonn qui ont un grand sens de l'hospitalité. Nous avions notre petit coin pour déjeuner dehors au bord du ruisseau (coin repas, barbecue) si bien que malgré le fait de partager la même cour, notre intimité était totalement respectée. Mary était toujours disponible pour nous donner des bons plans (restau, balades, prêt de vélos...). Tout était au delà de nos attentes et a contribué grandement à la qualité de nos vacances. Si vous souhaitez des vacances relaxantes dans un cottage cosy accueillis par des hôtes charmants, discrets et authentiques, Riverside est pour vous !!
We enjoyed our stay in Mary and Eamon's place. The location is fantastic, so much to do and see close by. The river area at the house is a special, wild place. We loved lighting the stove in the evenings and playing board games as a family. Having the use of the bikes was a real bonus for us. Thanks Mary and Eamon!
Mary and her family were the nicest hosts we ever had. We felt really welcome and she did everything that we felt comfortable during our stay. The house is very well equipped and we never slept better in a bed on travel. The garden around is wonderful, the nearby town Westport offers everything you need and a beach is just a 10 minute ride by car. Mary also offers you bikes to use.
We were really sad when we had to leave.
Excellent house and service! Beautiful surrounding and garden with lot's of flowers. The fireplace was very nice in the evening, very comfortable and nice to look at. We loved the books in the house and good to have some real Irish music. Westport and the nearest supermarket are 5 km away. We had a nice walk around from the house, maps were inside the house. Nice view of the area. Mary is great, very friendly and full of energy. She arranged some food and drinks as we arrived in the fridge and some fresh flowers. Stay over, it is a great place!
De verhuurder was zelf met vakantie, maar ze had voor een prima vervanging gezorgd, die ons ontving. Er was brood, melk, suiker en thee en koffie voorradig.
De huisbeschrijving klopte prima. Een erg mooie plek. Fietsen waren beschikbaar, maar het weer was niet zo geschikt om te fietsen.
Een prachtige tuin, maar ook daar hebben we weinig gebruik van kunnen maken, omdat het veel regende. Maar ondanks dat hebben we genoten van alle gemakken die het huis te bieden had.
Our stay at the Riverside Cottage exceeded all our expectations. Upon our arrival we were greeted by our lovely hosts, Mary and Eamon, whom advised us on the local area, restaurants, points of interest etc. Soon-after we settled into our beautiful surroundings. The cottage is tastefully decorated in keeping with its location and is spotlessly clean. It has all the utensils and appliances you could want with a good shower, comfortable bed and a fabulous wood burning stove.
The key to the cottage is the sense of serenity it offers while still only a short distance to Westport town. It is a real gem and for those whom might have any problem unwinding this is the place for you! I couldn't recommend it highly enough!
The cottage is wonderfully quirky; cosy, private and thoughtfully equipped with everything you could need. We received a warm welcome from Mary and Eammon and the three sweet doggies. They are fantastic, interesting hosts, keen to offer tips on things to do, but also to give us our space to relax and enjoy our very own retreat. Westport and the surrounding county are wonderful and well worth exploring if you want to. We loved getting out and about for the day then coming back to light the wood burning stove, cook a meal and just enjoy the surroundings. It is a gem of a place and we hope to return.
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.