Cottage - Main Street

Ballycastle, County Mayo (Ref. 1040593)

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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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The property

Set in the heart of Ballycastle, a friendly village on the Wild Atlantic Way in County Mayo, is this delightful semi-detached dwelling, Main Street Cottage.

Positioned on the main street next door to the church and close to the local shops, pubs and businesses, as well as being under two-miles from the beach, Main Street Cottage is a surprisingly spacious property, perfect for hosting a family or group holiday to Ireland.

Enter Main Street Cottage and be welcomed into the sitting room, where a feature vintage stove offers an insight into the property's history, and two sofas and an armchair provide a relaxing spot to wind down, and enjoy watching TV with your loved ones after another exciting day.

In the next room you can find the kitchen, rustle up some simple dishes in here with the 2-ring electric hob and a microwave, a breakfast bar seating two is a great spot to drink a morning coffee, while the local pubs and café are sure to keep you well-fed and watered.

Discover a neat shower room on the ground floor, along with a king-size bedroom, perfect for those in the group less able to tackle stairs.

Up on the first floor you can find three more resting spots, including two more king-size bedrooms and a single bedroom, along with another shower room here too, with pretty bedding, simple and elegant decor and lots of storage for your belongings.

The village of Ballycastle makes a lovely base for a break to Ireland, with local café Mary's Cottage Kitchen serving heart-warming meals and Healy's Bar a perfect spot for an evening drink.

Just a mile north of the village is Ballycastle Beach bordered by sand dunes making it ideal for sunbathing, and with safe, clean waters for swimming you are sure to enjoy many beach days here in the summer months, with this particular area becoming ever more popular with scuba divers thanks to the unpolluted waters and abundant sea life!

Whichever direction you take from Ballycastle you are sure to encounter stunning walking country, head along the coastline up to Downpatrick Head where the magnificent Dun Briste Sea Stack adds to the dramatic scenery, and get a close look at the erosion of soft rock in the form of Pul na Sean Tinne or 'Hole of the Old Fire'.

Explore the neolithic site at Céide Fields containing the oldest known stone-walled fields in the world dating back almost 6,000 years, with incredible views over the Atlantic and an award-winning heritage centre to learn about all the exciting discoveries made here.

Visit the nearby village of Killala to embark on a thrilling day trip with Killala Sea Trout Angling, offering you the chance to fish these stunning waters holding a diverse array of fish, as well as taking in the breath-taking coastal scenes, it's sure to be a memorable experience.

Tackle the Wild Atlantic Way yourself by heading to Enniscrone and booking a surf lesson with one of the two surf schools here, or simply enjoy the lovely 5km beach.

Travel further inland to Blanemore Forest and follow the Blanemore Forest Archaeological Walk and find more coastal landmarks in the form of Rathfran Abbey in Carbed, and The Gazebo at Castlelacken.

For a holiday full of adventures, stay at Main Street Cottage in Ballycastle.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size, 2 x king-size, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar (seats 2)
  • Sitting room
  • Electric heating
  • Microwave, 2-ring electric hob, washing machine, fridge, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed back yard with sheltered area. On-street parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile

About the location


Killala 8.6 miles; Ballina 16.4 miles.

The quaint village of Ballycastle is located near the beautiful rugged coastline of north Mayo, and is superbly situated just a short distance from Downpatrick Head, one of the main points of interest on the Wild Atlantic Way. The lovely Stags of Broadhaven, 600 million year old rocky islets are located a few miles further west. Ballycastle is a small but thriving village, an easy drive from the lively towns of Ballina, Crossmolina and Killala, where the 12.5km "Monasteries of the Moy" cycling greenway is open to Ballina. The ancestry and heritage of the local area can be experienced at the Ceide Fields Centre, where you can visit the Interpretative Centre set beside one of the world’s oldest Stone Age monuments. The spectacular cliffs at Ceide reach 365 metres and offer sensational, panoramic views, while the wider area also offers an abundance of splendid sandy beaches. The coastal waters around Ballycastle are becoming increasingly popular for scuba diving and other water activities, however if you prefer a more relaxing coastal holiday, the sandy beaches are ideal for a leisurely stroll.