Charlestown 4.7 miles.
Dating back to the early 19th century and boasting a traditional stonework façade is Ireland West Farm Stay, a traditional Irish farm cottage resting in the heart of rural County Mayo.
This all-ground-floor property is ideal for a family wanting to enjoy a quaint and peaceful retreat, while also being within easy reach of bustling towns and modern conveniences.
Step inside the property and feel the warmth of the underfloor heating, as you discover a wonderful combination of 19th century interior and modern comforts, with the centre piece of the property the amazing hearth, which you can cosy around with a hot drink sharing stories and making plans for the remainder of your stay.
The well-equipped kitchen/diner boasts modern appliances to allow you to create delicious meals you can enjoy together at the dining table, enjoying the picturesque countryside views, while the owners will leave a delicious local breakfast basket each morning, containing produce, bread and eggs from the local farms & cheesemakers, so you can start your day with an incredibly fresh breakfast.
In the evening, spend time in the sitting room beside the woodburning stove, curling up with a book from the bookcase or kicking back with a family film night.
When it's time to catch up on rest, find three spacious and unique bedrooms, with the master double benefiiting from an en-suite shower room, while the second double and the family room, comprising a double and a twin, are served by the family bathroom, which offers a choice of bath and separate shower.
Outside, you can soak up your tranquil rural location in the patio garden, sitting out and enjoying the fresh air or dining alfresco with lunch at the picnic bench.
Venture into Charlestown, known as the Gateway to the West of Ireland, to find a good selection of pubs, restaurants and shops, as well as opportunities to fish at one of the many lakes and rivers, golfing, cycling and walking trails amidst scenic rural landscapes.
Charlestown offers easy access to Knock, its airport, and points of interest like its museum and Catholic pilgrimage centre, Knock Shrine, while the N17 runs through the town towards Galway City and to the edge of Sligo Town, with its abbey that dates back to the 13th century, Yeats Building - a literary centre and library, along with heritage walking tours.
With plenty of day out opportunities within easy reach, Ireland West Farm Stay is a fantastic base for an Irish rural retreat.