Castlebar 7.9 miles.
Tucked away in the sleepy hamlet of Glenisland, you will find the delightful Sean Bhalle.
This detached bungalow offers a lovely place to call home while exploring Ireland’s quaint countryside and striking west coast.
Look forward to curling up in the sitting room, offering a multi-fuel stove which is sure to keep you toasty in the winter, plus a TV with Saorview.
Allow the chef of the group to get acquainted in the kitchen while the others set the table for a family feast, popping open a bottle of wine in the process.
Take the evening outside to the lawned garden where a set out outdoor furniture awaits, providing a calming spot to enjoy a favourite beverage.
There are three pleasant bedrooms to choose from, including two doubles and twin, each with neutral furnishings and storage space for your personal items.
Wake the next morning feel fresh and prepare for the day with a shower before sipping on your morning coffee and thinking where to visit next.
Close by is Lough Beltra where you can hire a boat or buy a fishing license.
For a family day out, you can’t beat a trip to the beach, and County Mayo has the highest number of Blue Flag beaches in Ireland, from pretty sheltered coves to expansive stretches of sand – further than the eye can see.
Venture to the bustling market town of Castlebar, offering excellent retail therapy for those shopaholics, plus a wide selection of pubs, restaurants and other amenities, such as the 18-hole Castlebar Golf Club and the Royal Theatre, where live shows can be enjoyed.
To the north of Castlebar lies the striking 13th century Ballintubber Abbey, an important sacred Irish historical site, or head to the imposing ruins of Burriscarra Abbey, both providing a fascinating insight into the region’s history.
Take some time to discover Newport, Westport, Croagh Patrick Mountain and Achill Island, which are all well worth visiting.
Sean Bhalle is a delightful country base for your Irish adventure which will provide fond memories.