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6 Strand Cottages

Achill Island, County Mayo (Ref. 934816)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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18 Customer Review(s)

  • Norman

    “The booking process through yourselves was hindered by th Covid 19 pandemic and we lost our 1st deposit of £130 for the initial booking as it was for May 2020 and travel was not advised but borders were not closed to visitors.”

    We made another booking which through yourselves and the owner we finally arranged for September 2021. Having waited over 16months from the initial booking date we duly arrived at what on paper sounded like our idea of an ideal holiday home. ...

    We made another booking which through yourselves and the owner we finally arranged for September 2021. Having waited over 16months from the initial booking date we duly arrived at what on paper sounded like our idea of an ideal holiday home. However what we arrived at was far from that. The property smelt musty having only been unoccupied for 1 week. The ashes from an old fire were still in the grate and the fireguard was caked with dust. The hob was covered in grease and grime and 1 cupboard door had remnants of a gravy spillage running down it. The Grill pan for use in the oven was missing from the property. The fridge had no icebox in the top and no facilities to store frozen food or ice for drinks was available in the property. The shower in the downstairs en-suite has a permenant drip. The shower in the upstairs en-suite has a broken connection with the shower hose/showerhead making it unsuable. The leather covering on the sofa and a leather chair in the lounge are split through age in various places. An electric socket in the lounge id damaged and should be replaced as a matter of urgency. We contacted the owner who gave us a refund of 60 euros on the rental. I will not be returning to the property unless the ownwer spend a considerable amount of money refurbishing the property from top to bottom. It begs the question "do you as a company check the properties you act for, or just take the owners word as gospel. This cottage is in such a beautiful location but lets itself down.

    - Norman, September 2021

The property

This fantastic house is in a stunning setting just 100 metres from the blue flag beach in Dugort which provides fantastic sea views and an easy walk down to the sea edge.

Ideal for a family or group of friends who are looking to get away from it all and enjoy the peace and quiet of the area, this charming property provides a lovely base set amongst beautiful scenery and mount Slievemore.

The cottage is set over two floors and has four bedrooms which have been comfortably furnished and decorated.

On the ground floor the open plan living area has a well-equipped kitchen where you can prepare home cooked evening meals to be enjoyed in the dining area.

You could even get a picnic together to take out with you while you explore the nearby area.

When you return in the evenings the sitting area has an open fire to keep you warm and cosy and is a relaxing place to enjoy spending time reading a good book.

With such an inviting beach on your doorstep you must wander down and enjoy the summer sun while the children play before walking the short distance home.

This fantastic island has so many picturesque areas to discover you will not be short of anywhere to go when you put your walking boots on or hop on your bike.

If you fancy trying something more adventurous then you are only a short drive from the village of Keel which is a haven for watersports and you could book a surfing lesson to really experience the wild Atlantic waves.

For any fishing enthusiasts in the group there are many spots available further inland and a good range of pubs and cafés to enjoy a meal on your way back to the cottage.

Further afield you can visit the town of Westport on the mainland and experience the culture and Irish welcome in one of the local pubs while you listen to traditional music.

The Cottage is a fantastic choice in a perfect location which you will find yourself wanting to return to before you’ve even left.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x single, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area (seats 6) and sitting area (seats 7) with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Gravelled area to front
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub, coast and beach 5 mins walk.

About the location


Westport 33 miles.

At 57 square miles, Achill is the largest island of Ireland, and lies off the west coast, in County Mayo. The island is linked to the mainland by the Michael Davitt Bridge, making it easily accessible. Boasting five Blue Flag beaches, Achill has some of the most beautiful, secluded, remote beaches in Ireland, but watersports are always easy to find. Try surfing, windsurfing, canoeing or kayaking on one of the beautiful beaches, enjoy a horse ride along the coast, or simply take a stroll through the sand. With its beautiful mountainous landscape, Achill Island provides great walking, and the Atlantic Drive, 40km of coastal scenery, is perfect for cars and bicycles alike. Visit the Deserted Village at Slievemore, or the Tower at Kildavnet and discover some of Achill Island's history, or just over 30 miles away lies the town of Westport, on the mainland, ideal for a day out. A lovely island, with endless possibilities.