Quiet Man's Cottage

Mayo Abbey near Castlebar, County Mayo (Ref. 930460)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • 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/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Nestled in the heart of south Mayo, on the outskirts of the hamlet of Mayo Abbey, is this delightful cottage.

With its thatched roof, smart red windows and original ceiling beams, this little gem will whisk you away and leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.

With three cosy bedrooms, the pace of life at this delightful cottage is slow-moving, an ideal retreat to stop off and recharge the batteries.

Enjoy a meal in the dining area adjacent to the small, but intimate, kitchen area and retire to the comfortable sitting room with a woodburner and plan the following day’s endeavours.

Outside the cottage there is an enclosed back garden and a gravel area with furniture where you can relax with a refreshing drink.

The surrounding terrain is of lush green countryside with stone wall field boundaries and thorny ditches.

The hamlet of Mayo Abbey is a mile away with its pub and shop.

Famed as a monastic learning centre since the 6th century, when it attracted students from all over Europe, it is now a tranquil village.

A short journey will take you to the bustling town of Castlebar and on to Westport, an oasis on the Wild Atlantic Way.

It is here that majestic Croagh Patrick stands proudly over Clew Bay.

Savour its many shops, pubs and restaurants.

Take a day trip to Foxford, straddling the mighty River Moy, famous for its salmon fishery, and home to Foxford Woollen Mills.

Experience the wonderful knitted crafts in its extensive shop and enjoy a meal in the the adjacent café.

Motor north to the Museum of Country Life at Turloughmore and immerse yourself in the daily lives of past generations.

The city of Galway is a leisurely one hour’s drive away.

Explore this unique place and savour the local tradition and cuisine along its bustling streets.

The cottage is only 40 minutes' drive from the sacred Knock Shrine at Knock which is a holy place for pilgrimage, which also extends a welcome hand to the general visitor.

The Quiet Man's Cottage welcomes you with open arms, a great place to drop the suitcase and just chill.


  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Oil fired central heating with woodburner
  • Electric hob with halogen oven, microwave, WiFi, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Saorview
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Private enclosed front, side and back gardens with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: There are a number of steps and low door frames throughout the property so care should be taken.

About the location


Castlebar 10 miles; Claremorris 6 miles; Balla 3 miles;

Mayo Abbey is situated in the heart of County Mayo in an area known as the 'The Plains Of Mayo'. Nestled in an area of outstanding rural beauty with its stone walls dividing the small holdings and thatched cottages gleaming with their white-washed walls. Founded in the the 6th Century, Mayo Abbey proved to be an important monastic site, thriving as a centre of learning for many centuries, attracting students from all over Europe.
Today, the village is a beautiful, tranquil hamlet. Situated in the bosom of south County Mayo, 10 miles from Castlebar, 6 miles from Claremorris and 3 miles from Balla, the village extends a warm hand of friendship to its many visitors. Mayo Abbey also has good links from the West of Ireland Airport, with it being half an hour away. It is an ideal base to explore the many local attractions

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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