Ocean View

Achill Island, County Mayo (Ref. 928659)

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  • Sleeps

    4

  • Bedrooms

    2

  • Bathrooms

    2

  • Pets

    Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside

The property

A comfortable detached cottage situated within walking distance of the Blue Flag beach at Keel, on Achill Island. Located on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, this delightful cottage is ideal for those seeking a peaceful retreat in an area of stunning scenery. The cottage offers a spacious open plan living area with a kitchen with a breakfast bar, plus a dining area, and a comfy sitting area with solid fuel stove, perfect for warming your toes by on cooler evenings. Completing the accommodation are two pleasant bedrooms upstairs. The seaside village of Keel has a selection of restaurants and pubs, as well as a sandy beach, Keel Lake and Achill Golf Club, ensuring everything is conveniently on your doorstep. The area has some stunning scenery to enjoy as it has Slievemor Mountain on one side and the clear blue Atlantic Ocean on the other. For those who love watersports you’ll be spoilt for choice, as Achill Island offers swimming, sailing, diving and fishing. The area is scattered with sheltered coves to discover and no less than five Blue Flag beaches, plus it’s a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Why not hire a bike and explore the Greenway, a 26 mile traffic-free trail that runs from Achill to Westport with fabulous scenery along the way? Within an easy drive is the pretty town of Westport as well as Ballycroy National Park. This is a lovely cottage in a fantastic area.

Facilities

Inside:

Ground Floor

  • Open plan living area with…
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area with solid fuel stove
  • Basin & WC

First Floor

  • One double bedroom with balcony & en-suite shower, basin & WC
  • One twin bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin & WC

General

  • Oil central heating with solid fuel stove
  • Electric oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • TV with Saorview
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for stove included Apr-Oct inclusive, €30 supplement payable directly to owner Nov-Mar inclusive
  • Bed linen & towels included
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • No smoking

Outside:

  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 1 min walk
  • Beach 5 mins walk

Notes:

  • First floor balcony, children to be supervised

About the location

ACHILL ISLAND, COUNTY MAYO

Westport 33 miles.

Driving times:

  • Knock Airport – 63.5 miles; 1 hr 37 mins
  • Dublin ferry - 194 miles; 3 hrs 59 mins

Area:

  • Nearest shop; 5 mins walk
  • Nearest pub; 1 min walk
  • Nearest town; Westport, 36 miles

On the doorstep:

  • Blue Flag beaches - There are five Blue Flag beaches on Achill Island
  • Croagh Patrick - Large mountain renowned for its pilgrimage and invigorating hikes
  • Curraun Hill - Climb your way to the top and enjoy glorious country views from the summit
  • Fishing - There is great fishing available on Lough Corrib and Lough Mask
  • Golf - enjoy a round or two at the magnificent Westport Golf Club, with wonderful views Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay
  • Great Western Greenway - Walk or bike along the longest off-road trail in Ireland for the best views of the Irish countryside
  • Mullet Peninsula - A small and sparsely populated peninsula, where beautiful scenery abounds
  • Slievemore - The highest point on Achill Island at 671m
  • Watersports - Enjoy surfing, windsurfing, canoeing and kayaking on the Atlantic

Day trip:

  • Ballinrobe - This market town is a thriving fishing location, ideal for walking and cycling County Mayo
  • The Aran Islands - Catch the ferry to this collection of 3 small islands and discover Iron Age forts and the home of the Aran jumper
  • Ballycroy National Park - Spend a day and admire the natural wilderness in this wonderful National Park
  • Clare Island - An inhabited island guarding the entrance to Clew Bay and home of the Clare Island Lighthouse
  • Clew Bay - Beautiful ocean bay overlooked by Croagh Patrick
  • Connemara National Park - Scenic National Park covering heath, bogs and woodlands
  • Mayo National Park - Ireland's sixth National Park
  • Mweelrea Mountains - Great walking on varied terrain
  • Westport - Lovely town backed by Croagh Patrick, and home to Westport House