Franks Cottage Mayo Holiday Home

House - Entire home/apt · Cloonlumney, Ballaghaderreen, Mayo, Ireland

A cosy 2 bedroom rural cottage, close to Knock Airport with all modern conveniences including WiFi. Two lovely donkeys will welcome you to the cottage!

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A cosy 2 bedroom rural cottage, close to Knock Airport with all modern conveniences including WiFi. Two lovely donkeys will welcome you to the cottage!

The Space

Are you looking for a quiet, relaxing break in the countryside in the West of Ireland? Rustic, but with all modern conveniences? Then look no further!!

Frank's Cottage is a traditionally styled cottage but modernised to make your stay comfortable and welcoming! The sitting room is the heart of this home with wood panelled high ceilings and the wood burning stove - heated with turf from our own bog! You enter the smaller of the two bedrooms from here - with its two single beds this room still maintains the traditional feel. From the sitting room you enter the modern country kitchen with seating for 6 and a fully equipped kitchen. While having your breakfast, you can look out into the fields and watch the donkeys playing! The Double bedroom is accessed through the kitchen and this is a large room with plenty of wardrobe space and room for an extra single bed or toddler bed (upon request). The utility room connects the kitchen with both the back door and the large shower room (with electric shower). There is a washer/dryer in the utility room as well as cleaning supplies.

The cottage is located in a quiet, rural area, 5 miles from the neighbouring towns of Charlestown and Ballaghaderreen. Sometimes the only noise is the sound of farm animals and birds chirping!

There is no public transit within walking distance, so a car is a very good idea.

One of the best loved aspects about Frank's Cottage are the two very friendly donkeys who are sure to give you a big, warm welcome!

We normally try to greet our guests but because our check in is flexible we may not always be home ( or awake!) when guests arrive. We will have as much or as little contact depending on what each guests want! We live next door to the property


We love our pets and do try to facilitate guests who wish to bring their pets on their holiday. We will consider your pets, as long as you agree that they do not enter the bedrooms and are housetrained. Please let us know that you would like to bring a pet. An extra cleaning fee of €25 per week or €5 per night is added to cover the cost of cleaning, as we want to make sure that the cottage is pet hair/smell free for our next guests who may or may not be pet lovers!


*Families with young children staying more than 2 nights - please indicate the number of children and their ages to apply for this discount
*Guests staying 3-5 nights maybe given a discount off the nightly rate.

Interaction with Guests

We normally try to greet our guests but because our check in is flexible we may not always be home ( or awake!) when guests arrive. We will have as much or as little contact depending on what each guests want! We live next door to the property

The Neighborhood

I love the peace and quiet! There is a small river at the back of the house and lots of fields where the donkeys and horse graze.

Getting around

The Bus Eireann bus stops in Carracastle village twice a day, but in Ballaghaderreen and Charlestown, which are each 8km away, the bus is more regular.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $7 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $421 /week
Monthly Price: $1262 /month
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Our family of five stayed in this completely renovated lodging. The quaintness of the original stone building remains even with the new modern kitchen, spacious bathroom and furnishings. There were detailed directions on house rules and how things work that were quite helpful. A selection of DVDs were available along with local merchandise that could be purchased. Some food and drinks were also left for us. Although we only stayed one night, we enjoyed ourselves. We would stay here again.

    July 2014
  • Second time there- every bit as good as the first. Looking forward to staying there again.

    June 2014
  • Franks cottage is the perfect get away! The house is sweet, the scones are delicious and the donkeys are super friendly. I can't say enlightened good about this place. Stay Here!

    May 2014
  • The house is totally remodeled on the inside and couldn't be in much more of a tip-top shape. Really like a modern cabin with all the amenities. Enjoyed the homemade scone they left as part of their welcome pack. Seamus and Judy are very nice and helpful. The area is pure country goodness as far as the eye can see. A great place to get away from it all and back to nature.

    May 2014
    Response from Jc:

    Thank you Ramin for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the cottage and your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future!

    May 2014
  • What a wonderful place! We loved the privacy and all the space this cottage offers. It's a home away from home and we especially loved the kitchen and cosy sitting room with fireplace. Very sad that we had only 1 night there! We'll have to come back! It is a bit difficult to find but follow your gps/satnav and you'll be fine. Thanks Judy ans Seamus!

    April 2014
  • The cottage was really lovely, there was a basket full of good things to eat on the kitchen table and we were very well welcomed. We really had a great time and if I happend to be around this place again I'll definitely come back and stay at Francks cottage.

    April 2014
    Response from Jc:

    Thank you Claire for that lovely review! We hope you will come back and visit us again sometime soon!

    April 2014
  • We had a great stay at Franks Cottage. The family was friendly and gave us helpful hints for spending our time in the town.

    April 2014
  • We had a lovely night here. The turf fire in the woodburning stove kept us warm, the donkeys and horse kept us company, and the hospitality kept us feeling welcome.

    April 2014
  • Staying at Frank's Cottage was a pleasure and everything was organised very well. Judy picked us up at the nearest village and made sure everything suit us. Even when the wifi did not work she tried everything to make it work again. Furthermore, she made a fire when we arrived. The cottage was clean and we felt like home. Thank you Judy. We would stay here again.

    April 2014
    Response from Jc:

    Thank you Cherin for your kind review and your patience in trying to sort out the wifi!! We would love to welcome you again!

    April 2014
  • The owners seem to be very friendly people but regarding the property, it surely isnt the cleanest place we stayed in as there were dirty cotton buds under the sofa... And yes we did arrive late but than spent an easy two hours looking for the cottage as it does not have any postcode and is close to impossible to find.. The kitchen was nice snd spacious. The rest was fine

    March 2014
    Response from Jc:

    Owen we pride ourselves on the cleanliness of te cottage and spend hours cleaning after guests leave. In your case we spent an extra few hours due to the smoke and general untidiness. Ireland does not have postcodes anywhere. On out listing we include detailed directions and the gps to make it easier for guests to find. We also offer to meet guests in the local town if they give us an arrival time. Had you communicated your arrival time in advance we would have gladly met you. In fairness we did come and meet you at the pub at midnight do you could follow us back to the cottage. Rural Ireland can be very difficult to navigate which is why we try to go above and beyond in assisting our guests find the place. We are convinced that this will be well worth it and they will enjoy their rural retreat is the quiet Irish countryside.

    March 2014
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Hello and welcome to our holiday home! We are a family who work full time, but enjoy offering the cottage in our spare time, epsecially now that our children are getting bigger. We are looking forward to the experience of meeting new people through airbnb. This cottage is part of my husband's homeplace and has been in his family for over 200 years!! We decided to use it as a holiday home to generate income to put our children through college. I've added a few things to the cottage that I couldn't live without - WiFi, Books, warm fire and Tv/Dvd!!
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