Laurel Lodge

Ballyvary near Castlebar, County Mayo (Ref. 933363)

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  • Rating

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  • Sleeps

    6

  • Bedrooms

    3

  • Bathrooms

    1

  • Pets

    Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine

The property

This delightful bungalow is set in a small village near Ballyvary in County Mayo, easy travelling distance from Swinford, Castlebar and Foxford. Providing a cosy base for friends or a family, this cottage is just a short drive from Knock Airport, perfect for exploring the west of Ireland. The well-equipped kitchen has everything you need to cook a filling breakfast to prepare you for the busy day ahead, or an evening meal for the whole family. Take this through to the dining room and share stories of your adventures so far with the oil stove keeping the cold at bay! You can then curl up in the sitting room on one of the comfy sofas in front of the open fire and enjoy a good book or a film. The lawned gardens are a lovely spot to sit and relax with a glass of wine or your morning coffee, while taking in the views and the fresh Irish air. Nearby, the village of Ballyvary has everything you’ll need during your stay, while a little further afield are Foxford, Swinford and Castlebar, offering a selection of restaurants and pubs where you can listen to some traditional Irish music. The towns of Ballina and Westport are within easy travelling distance where you will find cafés, pubs, restaurants and a golf course, all set in stunning scenery. For a relaxing day out, visit the Céide Fields and experience farming life, take a drive along the Wild Atlantic Way, or hop on your bike and explore The Greenway. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, put your walking boots on and head for Croagh Patrick Mountain before visiting Achill Island. This lovely cottage will be enjoyed by the whole family and is a great base for your Irish adventure!

Facilities

Inside:

Ground floor

  • Three double bedrooms
  • Shower room with shower, basin & WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with comfy seating (seats 4) & oil stove
  • Sitting room (seats 5) with open fire

General

  • Oil central heating with oil stove & open fire
  • Electric oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Washing machine
  • TV with Saorview
  • Selection of books & games
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for fire included
  • Bed linen & towels included
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • No smoking

Outside:

  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned gardens with furniture
  • Shop & pub 5 mins walk

Notes:

  • Note: Property next to a main road, therefore some traffic noise maybe heard

About the location

BALLYVARY, COUNTY MAYO

Castlebar 7 miles; Foxford 7 miles; Swinford 11 miles; Westport 17 miles.

Driving times:

  • Knock Airport - 17.2 miles; 25 mins
  • Dun Laoghaire ferry - 149 miles; 2 hrs 55 mins

Area:

  • Nearest shop; 5 mins walk
  • Nearest pub; 5 mins walk
  • Nearest town; Castlebar, 6.8 miles

On the doorstep:

  • Ashford Castle - Medieval castle on the shores of Lough Corrib
  • Castlebar - This popular town offers a number of shops, pubs and restaurants
  • Clew Bay - Beautiful ocean bay overlooked by Croagh Patrick
  • Fishing - Fantastic fishing is available on Moy River

Day trip:

  • 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
  • Achill Island - Ireland's largest offshore island, joined to the mainland by a bridge
  • Connemara National Park - Scenic National Park covering heath, bogs and woodlands
  • Moyne Abbey - Home of Rosserk Friary dates back to the 15th century