Old Leonard House

Foxford, County Mayo (Ref. 949500)

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  • Rating

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  • Sleeps

    5

  • Bedrooms

    3

  • Bathrooms

    2

  • Pets

    Yes

Features

  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

Travel to the delightful County Mayo town of Foxford on the banks of the famous River Moy and seek out the Old Leonard House. This townhouse has been lovingly restored and furnished to provide quality and comfort during your stay. Boasting three bedrooms, this property is ideal for couples, families and groups of friends wishing to spend some time in the great outdoors of the western counties of Ireland. Enjoy a home-cooked meal in the open plan kitchen with a dining area and a warming range cooker, before retiring with a glass of wine or a local beer to the cosy sitting room complete with a woodburning stove, whilst planning the next day’s adventures. Outside the house you will experience a unique streetscape to the front and rear, with a beautiful walled garden offering privacy and tranquillity. Take a short stroll to Foxford Woollen Mills, famed for its traditional weaving and browse in the craft shop or relax in the adjoining restaurant and coffee shop whilst the River Moy, world renowned for its salmon fishing flows right past. Travel to nearby Pontoon where the road traverses a narrow waterway between Lough Cuilinn and its big sister Lough Conn, where you can continue on to the county town of Castlebar with its many shops and cafes. The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, at nearby Turlough is a great day out for the whole family with plenty to see and do and is where you can experience the trials and tribulations of past generations. Take a day trip to Westport, a key stop off point on The Wild Atlantic Way and savour the wonderful beaches and mountains in the locality where you can marvel at and climb Ireland's holy mountain Croagh Patrick standing proud over Clew Bay. Motor north to bustling Ballina and into County Sligo to feel the Atlantic breeze on your face on beautiful Enniscrone beach which stretches for an amazing three miles. After a wonderful day out, returning to the Old Leonard House will have you feeling relaxed and refreshed and is simply a wonderful place to experience the many delights of County Mayo and the West of Ireland.

Accommodation

Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x 4' double, 1 x twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with woodburning stove.

Amenities

Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Solid fuel range cooker, electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, selection of books and games. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome (older than 2 years). Sorry, no smoking. Roadside parking on a first come, first served basis. Pub, shop and restaurant 1 min walk.

About the location

FOXFORD, COUNTY MAYO

Ballina 10 miles; Castlebar 15 miles; Westport 24 miles; Sligo 45 miles.

Foxford is a delightful town situated on the River Moy in County Mayo. Foxford is well known as a tourist centre and has a variety of traditional pubs, restaurants and shops. Nestled between the Ox and Nephin Mountains, the town caters for a range of outdoor activities such as walking, mountain biking and fishing. The Foxford Way is a 53 mile long trail which takes in the Ox Mountains, archaeological sites, boglands and river banks. For fishing enthusiasts, the River Moy offers some of Ireland's best salmon fishing, whilst nearby Loughs Conn and Cullin provide opportunities for brown trout fishing. Further afield are the towns of Ballina, Castlebar and Sligo, the Ballycroy National Park and Achill Island, all suitable for a day trip.