Modern semi-detached house, facing green area; private, not overlooked.
En suite double bedroom; and 2 single bedrooms.
OFCH, fully equipped kitchen, utility room, dryer, washing machine, dishwasher. Downstairs toilet/cloakroom. Rear garden/patio.
Car parking on forecourt.
Modern semi-detached house in the small village of Kilkelly Co Mayo. Barr na Trimóige is a small estate of 40 houses facing a green area; private, house not overlooked. Minimum booking 3 nights (see below).
House not suitable for children under 5 yrs of age. No pets please.
All mod cons, en suite double bedroom; and 2 single beds, bed linen. towels supplied; fireplace in lounge (has Dimplex electric inset fire) and oil fired central heating; fully equipped kitchen, fridge freezer, electric hob and oven, microwave, toaster and toasted sandwich maker.
Utility room with washing machine, condenser tumble dryer and dishwasher. Down stairs toilet and cloakroom. Downstairs is wheelchair accessible (but sleeping accommodation is upstairs only).
Maintenance free rear garden with patio and garden shed, looking on to open countryside. Car parking for 2 cars on tarmac.
Internet access with satelite modem. No WIFI. Radio, TV (Irish channels only).
Village has grocery shops (with Lotto), RC church, school, pubs (music at weekends), pharmacy, excellent craft butcher shop, large hardware store, garage, betting shop; new reatuarant on Square open till 7pm daily and fast food take-away café at night; petrol/diesel and ATM machine in nearby Centra supermarket and fuel store on N17. Petrol/diesel and solid fuel also sold at village supermarket.
Tennis court nearby with safe children's playground area.
Golf course 9 miles drive near Ballyhaunis; and Tubbercurry c. 15 miles.
Knock Shrine 7 miles drive, facilities for disabled and invalids. For RCs - Mass in Basilica every day at 3pm.
5 miles from Knock International Airport, served by Ryanair to UK and Europe. Good location for touring Co Mayo - Westport (festivals), Newport, Mulranny, Achill, Céide Fields prehistoric site, Belmullet, Erris, Ballina, Enniscrone (surfing, swimming) Castlebar (Theatre Royal), Cong, Ashford Castle, Foxford (Woollen Mills retail outlet), Pontoon, Tourmackeady, Killary Harbour (fiord), Kylemore Abbey, Delphi Adventure Centre, Clifden, Omey, Connemara etc.
Car hire at airport.
Fishing amenities in Pontoon, Foxford and other areas. Good area for cycling, walking (Westport to Achill Greenway) and climbing (Croagh Patrick near Louisburg). Wild Atlantic Way within easy driving distance.
Good location for touring Co Mayo. Car hire at Knock airport.
Fishing amenities in Pontoon, Foxford and locally also. Good area for cycling, walking (Westport to Achill Greenway) and climbing (Croagh Patrick, Nephin, Ox Mountains, Twelve Bens in Connemara) etc
Golf course near Ballyhaunis (9 miles) and Tobercurry (15 miles).
Frequent daily Galway/Sligo bus service (via Knock airport) and on to Londonderry (no 64). Athlone to Westport bus (no 440) stops in village Square and at Knock airport a few times daily and on Sunday also See timetables on Bus Eireann website.
Interaction with guests
Minimum stay 3 nights. Please give 3 days notice of booking.
I will be there to meet guests on arrival and departure. If urgent, I can come to the house, with a few hours notice.
Tea, coffee, milk and sugar supplied for arrival. Other food items on request.
Detailed OS maps of the area available.
Please note there is no internet connection in the house - you need a satellite modem (dongle) for your laptop etc. Pub and grocery shop in village have wifi and have allowed some of my guests to access internet in their premises.
Other things to note
Minimum stay is 3 nights. Guests are requested to give at least 3 days notice in advance of booking.
Please dont smoke in the house. Please do not light candles in the house.
House not suitable for small children under 5 yrs (due to stairs).
Please leave house clean and tidy on departure, especially cooking area and cooking utensils.
Please put bed linen and towels in blue laundry basket or in washing machine.
Please ensure that all electrical appliances and heating are switched off on leaving; and immersion heater in hot press and water taps also.
Enjoy your stay.
I worked in Dublin for over 30 years and in London for 5 years. I have visited a few European countries, and Turkey, Nigeria, Japan and USA (San Francisco, Washington DC and New York). I am married and retired and I don't get the opportunity to travel abroad as much as I would like to. But touring around Ireland is lovely too, especially along the West coast and going to venues where traditional Irish music is played, mostly in pubs late at night. I speak Irish (Gaelic) quite well.
I also enjoy classical music events mainly in the National Concert Hall in Dublin and visit London now and then. I attended the last two Leonard Cohen concerts in Dublin.