The Cottage

Ross near Castlebar, County Mayo (Ref. 18828)


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This charming, detached cottage sits in a pretty, rural location, just 5 miles from the lively town of Castlebar, County Mayo. With enchanting views of the surrounding countryside, this Castlebar cottage is an ideal base for a couple or a small group of friends looking to discover this beautiful region of Ireland. Offering character features, with thick stone walls and a quaint half-door style entrance, this cottage near Castlebar allows guests to experience traditional, Irish country living. There is a comfortable double bedroom with dressing room on the ground floor, and a mezzanine sleeping area that overlooks the sitting room, allowing flexible and fun sleeping arrangements for additional members of your group. The inviting crackle of the turf fire in the open plan living area will provide a warming glow on chilly evenings, whilst on warmer occasions, guests can take a seat on the sun-trap patio garden outside this Castlebar cottage, light up a barbecue, and enjoy the delights of alfresco dining. The area of Castlebar offers a fantastic touring base for County Mayo as it sits in a central position. As the largest town in Mayo, Castlebar offers an abundance of shops, and a great selection of pubs and restaurants, as well as Castlebar's 18 hole golf club, and the Royal Theatre where performances and concerts can be enjoyed. Westport, famous for its traditional Irish music is a short drive from Castlebar, as is the Connemara National Park, Galway and Sligo. Travel a short distance to Pontoon Bridge, where you cross the narrow waterway linking Lough Conn and Lough Cullin. The mighty River Moy, famous for its salmon fishing, flows from Lough Cullin to its destination at Ballina estuary. Explore the beautiful shoreline of Lough Conn with its many sandy inlets and nature trails with Nephin Mountain towering in the distance. This quaint cottage near Castlebar has pretty views and a traditional homely atmosphere and is sure to delight you.



Ground floor

  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area & sitting area
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin & WC

  • One mezzanine twin


  • Oil central heating, open fire in sitting area
  • Electric oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Washing machine in external utility
  • TV with Saorview
  • DVD/radio
  • WiFi
  • Selection of books and games
  • Fuel & power included May to Sep, €30 fuel supplement Oct - April inclusive, payable direct to owner
  • Turf for open fire included
  • Bed linen & towels included
  • No pets
  • No smoking


  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Front lawned garden with furniture & BBQ, patio to side & rear
  • Utility
  • Shop 2 mins walk, pub 4.5 miles


  • The mezzanine sleeping area is reached via a ladder and may not be suitable for young children, the elderly or the infirm.

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:

  • Ireland West Airport Knock - 24 miles; 23 mins Dublin ferry - 152 miles; 2 hrs 57 mins


  • Nearest shop, 2 mins walk
  • Nearest pub; Castlebar, 4.5 miles
  • Nearest town; Castlebar. 5 miles.

On the doorstep:

  • Fishing - Fantastic fishing is available on the doorstep at Lough Mask
  • Ashford Castle - Medieval castle on the shores of Lough Corrib
  • Clew Bay - Beautiful ocean bay overlooked by Croagh Patrick

Day trip:

  • Connemara National Park - Scenic National Park covering heath, bogs and woodlands
  • Moyne Abbey - Home of Rosserk Friary dates back to the 15th century