The Old Post Office

Belcarra near Castlebar, County Mayo (Ref. 904700)


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

This lovely detached cottage is situated next to the owner's home, two miles from the village of Belcarra and five miles from the town of Castlebar in County Mayo. Dating back over 100 years and formally a post office, this Castlebar cottage boasts character features, including stone floors, vaulted ceilings and patterned walls, which combine well with modern conveniences. Set all at ground floor level, this cottage near Castlebar offers three bedrooms, including one that has an en-suite shower room, so after a busy day out and about; a peaceful night’s sleep is assured. However before retiring to the bedrooms, light the multi-fuel stove in the sitting room, or make a hearty meal in the kitchen and reminisce about the day you’ve just had around the dining table. Outside this County Mayo holiday home there is a private courtyard, as well as use of the owner’s lawned garden next door. Close by is the village of Belcarra, from where you will find a wonderful, circular walk, and a souvenir to remind you of your holiday on the Emerald Isle can be bought in Castlebar, which also offers pubs and restaurants. There is something for everyone to enjoy in the area, including Ballintubber Abbey, fishing on the River Moy and Lough Mask, as well as many walking and cycling routes, and there are a number of beaches in the area.



Ground floor

  • One double bedroom en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • One double bedroom
  • One twin bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin & WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove


  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD
  • CD/radio
  • Selection of books, games & DVDs
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for stove included
  • Bed linen & towels included
  • Travel cot & highchair on request
  • No pets & no smoking


  • Ample off road parking
  • Courtyard & patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Shared use of owner's lawned rear garden next door
  • Shop & pub in Belcarra, 2 miles


  • Some internal steps, cottage may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location


Westport 17 miles; Claremorris 23 miles; Sligo 52 miles

Driving times:

  • Knock Airport – 27 miles, 40 mins
  • Dun Laoghaire ferry – 160 miles, 3 hrs 5 mins


  • Nearest shop; Belcarra, 2 miles
  • Nearest pub; Belcarra, 2 miles
  • Nearest town; Castlebar, 5 miles

On the doorstep:

  • Castlebar - This popular town offers a number of shops, pubs and restaurants
  • Fishing - Fantastic fishing is available on Moy River

Day trip:

  • Connemara National Park - Scenic National Park covering heath, bogs and woodlands
  • Achill Island - Ireland's largest offshore island, joined to the mainland by a bridge