The Thatched Cottage

Drummin near Westport, County Mayo (Ref. 2869)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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25 Customer Review(s)

  • Jonathan

    “While the pictures and description of the cottage are relatively accurate (although while we were there, the cottage was never as bright as shown in the photos), they omit certain crucial aspects, which detracted very much from our stay in the cottage.”


    Most of the furnishings, including the kitchen, the beds and bedding and the shower, are old and grubby. The shower cubicle does not fit in the space allotted to it, so it is impossible to open the doors properly. The worst aspect, however, is the division of the lower part of the cottage into the windowless shower room and a claustrophobic double bedroom, these two rooms separated by a wedge-shaped “hall” which tapers to the width of a small sweeping brush. It is all done on the cheap, with ugly wooden panelling and sliding doors. Access to the shower room is only really possible when the bedroom sliding door is open. We didn't notice much traditional Irish charm inside the cottage, but if you have nostalgia for grim 1980s bedsits, this is the place for you.

    - Jonathan, August 2021

The property

This traditional style detached Westport cottage is set on the outskirts of the sleepy hamlet of Drummin, 10 miles from Westport in County Mayo.

Set entirely over the ground floor, this Westport cottage dates back over 200 years, and still retains many original and quirky features which add to its charm and attraction including uneven and sloping floors, low-height door frames, the beautiful thatched roof and a traditional Irish fireplace, complete with warming woodburner.

Oozing traditional Irish charm, this delightfully cosy, compact cottage makes the perfect escape from everyday life, and a unique change from most Westport holiday cottages.

The open plan living space inside benefits from the woodburner, so while you're cooking in the kitchen of this Westport self-catering cottage, and enjoying a family meal in the dining area, you can make the most of the cosy atmosphere.

Sit out and relax in the lawned garden of this Westport cottage, and make the most of the mountain views, or for the more energetic, there is great walking and hiking in the area.

Nearby Westport is an official access point for the award-winning off road cycling and walking trail the Great Western Greenway.

This traffic-free route runs between Westport and Achill Island along the route of the old railway line, and enjoys some magnificent scenery including along the Clew Bay coastline.

This thatched hideaway is a wonderful Westport holiday cottage with a difference.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single bed, 1 x double with very limited access and floor space (room is approximately 6' x 6' in size) and access from one side of bed only
  • Shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Compact open plan living area with basic kitchen facilities, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Electric storage heating with woodburner
  • Gas cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, Wifi, TV, DVD, CD/cassette player
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden to front with garden table & chairs
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop & pub 5 mins walk.

About the location


Westport 10 miles; Clifden 35 miles.

Drummin is quite a rural village located approximately 10 miles south of Westport in County Mayo. The hilly areas around the village present an attractive web of winding, leafy lanes festooned with honeysuckle and wild roses in season. From the hilltops, superb panoramic views extend across Clew Bay to Clare Island, once a stronghold of the Pirate Queen, Gráinne Uaile. The popular town of Westport is well worth a visit with a wide range of shops, restaurants, pubs and bars, and is alive with traditional music and rich Irish heritage. There are also good fishing rivers within easy reach, including the Erriff River, approximately 8 miles away, and the Delphi River, approximately 6 miles away in the Doolough Valley. For those who enjoy a good walk, nearby Croagh Patrick awaits with invigorating hikes and stunning views. For a memorable day trip, why not head south into County Galway, just over half an hour’s drive away, with magnificent coastal scenery and the world renowned Connemara National Park?

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas