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Charming Country Home, Near Scenic Seaside Westport Town

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Last updated: 07/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Westport house description

Teach Mo Chroi' meaning 'Home of My Heart', is set upon an acre of meadowland amidst the farmland of Ballintubber, Co. Mayo where your nearest neighbor is likely to be the cow or sheep in a nearby field.

Drive down our little boreen, through the canopy of trees, to the gates of 'Teach Mo Chroi', a fresh friendly country home overlooking the Partry Mountains and Croagh Patrick. Our boreen, Irish for tiny one-lane road, is just a 1/4 mile off N84 and midway between Castlebar and Ballinrobe Town. Only a 15 minute drive into Westport, a bustling seaside town on the Atlantic's Clew Bay, an hour to Galway City, and 25 minutes to Cong Village, home to Ashford Castle and The Quiet Man Cottage.

In this calm and tranquil setting there's nothing quite as nice as awakening to the birdsong on a fine summer morning. Relax with a cup of tea on the patio beside sunlit mountains; or pluck a novel from the book shelves and settle in for a good read. When night falls, the sky is transformed into a visual feast of stars!

The house is in an ideal location for touring the West of Ireland. Whether you've an hour or the day, consider visiting these worthwhile nearby offerings: 12th Century Ballintubber Abbey, Ballinrobe Horse races, Heneghans Heritage Centre, Corrib Cruises, The Ceide Fields, Kylemore Abbey, Croagh Patrick, Westport House & Country Park Amusements, The Fjords at Killary Harbor, Our Lady of Knock Shrine, Galway City, the spectacular cliffs and superb beaches of Achill Island, or for a special treat learn to fly a hawk at Ashford Castle's Falconry School. For the thrill seekers and outdoorsmen, try the unique challenges offered at the Killary Adventure Center.

Teach Mo Chroi' is a family friendly home with many desirable features to its credit; providing excellent accommodations to large groups, for reunions, anniversaries, and special family gatherings. There is ample parking for 6 vehicles.

The house is equipped with US 110v outlets as well as the standard Irish 220v, so bring along your I pods, etc. For the film buff, relax and enjoy a selection from our more than 30 Irish Films on DVD. From the spacious kitchen to the warm inviting living room, every room is large and comfortable.

The Master Bedroom is en suite with a King bed and walk-in closet. All bedrooms are fitted with ultra plush US mattresses. The Extra large Dbl Bedroom has 2 Queen beds and TV w/DVD-VCR. Two additional Bedrooms host a Queen & Single bed in each. There are 2 more bathrooms with tub and shower units as well as a large utility room w/washer and dryer. Great water pressure throughout the home.

Cartronbower boreen serves as a walking route to many of the locals because its peaceful and rarely traveled. Wander down its winding path and you're likely to encounter cows, horses, or donkeys in the surrounding fields, each known to enjoy a carrot or apple from a friendly passerby. In early Spring, the fields are alive with the sights and sounds of baby lambs, a vision to behold for children and adults alike. A portion of the front garden is a soccer/Gaelic football field complete with 2 netted goals. Additionally, there's a paved area for basketball with 2 backboards, child's swing set, and a patio complete with furniture and BBQ Grill.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be at least 25 yrs old and not part of a bachelor or bachelorette group....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            4-5 ft wide hallways throughout the home. Shower chair available...moreless

          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome:

            Childs Swings, Basketball Court, Soccer Field, Board Games, & Disney & Nickelodeon TV programming. Portable Crib and Highchair...moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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          • The Master Bedroom is en suite with a King bed and walk-in closet. All bedrooms are fitted with ultra plush US mattresses. The Extra large Dbl Bedroom has 2 Queen beds and TV w/DVD-VCR. Two additional Bedrooms host a Queen & Single bed in each....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Wall mounted hair dryer...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Master Ensuite with Power shower. Portable hair dryer. ...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Electric Shower. Wall mounted hair dryer....moreless

          • Two family bathrooms with tub and shower units and an ensuite bathroom with power shower as well as a large utility room w/washer and dryer. Great water pressure throughout the home....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Wood Stove: Wood & Solid Fuel burning stove in the living room. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer. House is equipped with a pay-phone. Home is equipped with USA 110v outlets as well as 220v Irish outlets, 3 hair dryers, property has basketball court, wooden swing-set, soccer/gaelic football field w/goals, adult patio swing, patio furniture, and BBQ Grill. Accommodations are not available for renters under 25 unless accompanied by their family. Handicapped Accessible (may have limitations): Offering a shower chair for use while bathing. The home has large 5 ft. hallways is on one level and no stairs. Wheelchair Accessible (may have limitations): Like most Irish homes, there is a stoop outside every outside door. However, once inside the home there are no stairs or thresholds, and 5 ft. wide hallways. A wheelchair moves freely throughout the home....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Large bedroom has TV-DVD as well as Living Room....moreless

              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Books:

                Book shelves packed with novels...moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • Games:

                Childrens games for a rainy day...moreless

              • Games For Kids
              • Video Library:

                Over 30 Irish Films on DVD and many other award winning films to select from....moreless

              Theme

              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo
              • Health/Beauty Spa

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Miniature Golf

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Mountain View

              sports and adventure activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Kayaking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Golf
              • Cycling
              • Fishing

              Arrival Day

                  • Flexible

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Seating for 10 people

                      General

                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Living Room:

                        Flat Screen LED TV, Extensive DVD Library, Shelves packed with novels for your reading pleasure....moreless

                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        Hearth style fireplace in the kitchen....moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        Payphone in house....moreless

                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Internet:

                        Excellent password protected wireless internet....moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Bring your own laptop or smart phone and use our wireless connection for a small fee. Password protected....moreless

                      • Wood Stove:

                        Living room...moreless

                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace:

                        Hearth style in Kitchen...moreless

                      • Parking

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Kitchen:

                        Kitchen is equipped with almost every conceivable appliance....moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Stove

                      Outside

                      • Patio
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Picnic table and additional seating for dining al fresco....moreless

                      • Golf:

                        Several nearby courses on offer...moreless

                      • Beach Towels
                      • Binoculars
                      • Large Cooler
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Child's Swing
                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Weber gas grill available May-Sept....moreless

                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Rental rates quoted in:
                      Dates Nightly Wknd Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Low
                      Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      €425 €600

                      Extra Nights: €85


                      Notes: For stays of ONE WEEK or MORE add 150 Euro cleaning and utility fee.

                      Mid-Season
                      Apr 1 - May 31, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      €500 €750

                      Extra Nights: €110


                      Notes: For stays of ONE WEEK or MORE add 150 Euro cleaning and utility fee.

                      Mid-High
                      Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      €550 €850

                      Extra Nights: €120


                      Notes: For stays of ONE WEEK or MORE add 150 Euro cleaning and utility fee.

                      High
                      Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      €600 €950

                      Extra Nights: €135


                      Notes: For stays of ONE WEEK or MORE add 150 Euro cleaning and utility fee.

                      Mid-High
                      Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      €550 €850

                      Extra Nights: €120


                      Notes: For stays of ONE WEEK or MORE add 150 Euro cleaning and utility fee.

                      Low
                      Oct 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      €425 €600

                      Extra Nights: €85


                      Notes: For stays of ONE WEEK or MORE add 150 Euro cleaning and utility fee.

                      Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (€) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.


                      Additional information about rental rates:

                      85 - 200 EUROS per Night
                      Jan-Mar / Oct-Dec 21 .....€425** / 3 Nights ......... 600* Euro/week & Clean Fees Apr-May ......................... €500** / 3 Nights .............750* Euro/week & Clean Fees July-Aug .......................... €600** / 3 Nights ........... 950* Euro/week & Clean Fees ** 3 Night Rate Includes Cleaning Fee & Utilities *1-Week or More Stays ADD 150 Euro Cleaning & Utility Fee Refundable 250 Euro Security Deposit Paid at Booking Christmas & New Years available for 950 Euro/week & Clean Fees Add Additional Nights @ 85-135 Euro depending on season. See Chart Above Wireless Internet Optional Flat Fee: 3-4 Nts is 10 Euro 5-6 Nts is 15 Euro 7+ Nts is 20 Euro
                      150 Euro cleaning & utility fee per visit. The 3 Night Rate includes the Clean Fees, Weekly Rates Do Not.

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                      Location

                      Car: Recommended

                      Nestled in the tranquil village of Ballintubber, Co. Mayo; Teach Mo Chroi' is 15 mins East of Westport, 10 mins South of Castlebar, and 10 mins North of Ballinrobe Town. Cong Village and Ashford Castle are 25 mins away. Teach Mo Chroi' is ideally located for touring the West of Ireland, with scenic drives and many interesting places to visit and explore. We'll help you plan a trip to remember, you need only ask! For the outdoorsmen or adventure seeker, there's fishing at Lough Carra or Corrib as well as a great slection of activities at Killary Adventure Center. Climb Croagh Patrick and enjoy an incredible view of the Atlantic's Clew Bay atop St. Patrick's Mountain.

                      Other Activities: Childrens Swings, Basketball court, Soccer/Gaelic field and Patio with Furniture & Grill are all on the property.

                      Golf: Ireland remains one of the worlds best golf destinations. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy a variety of exceptional Golf Courses to choose from. Those in our area include: Ashford Castle Golf Club in Cong, Westport Golf Club, Clew Bay Golf Club, Connemara Championship Links (Balliconnelly), Mulranny Golf Club, and Ballinrobe Golf.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2001

                      About the owner: My husband is originally from Ballintubber Co. Mayo. His parents still live in this tranquil little village. We found ourselves travelling to Ireland more and more as the years passed and our family grew. Renting a place large enough to house our family became an ever increasing challenge and always required a drive to visit the extended family of cousins and grandparents. We knew eventually we would build somewhere and decided that this village we called Home was the only real choice for us. We designed and built the house over the space of 2 yrs seeing to all the important details ourselves. It was and still is an expression of our love for the area and of Ireland itself. When we came to realize this, the only proper choice for a name was Teach Mo Chroi' or 'Home of my Heart'. We are Karla & Gerry Geraghty. We are raising 4 children, live and work near Chicago, Illinois.

                      Why the Owner Chose Westport:
                      We originally chose the site for its close proximity to family, its tranquil setting, and mountainous views. Building our own home allowed us to pack it full of unique features and details not found in other homes. Our location makes us a great choice for touring the West of Ireland. We are within an hour of many of Irelands treasured landmarks and tourist attractions. Ashford Castle in Cong, Croagh Patrick in Westport, and Achill Island are merely a few of the places a visitor must see. The town of Westport is full of Irish music and merriment in any number of traditional pubs which line its cobblestone streets.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Teach Mo Chroi' is a family friendly home with many desirable features to it's credit. The house is equipped with US 110v outlets as well as the standard Irish/European 220v, so bring along your ipods, laptops, and cameras, but leave the converters at home you won't need them. No need to pack that bulky hair dryer we have 3 for use during your stay. All of our bedrooms have super comfortable thick American mattresses which will provide a great nights rest after a long day of touring. We offer exceptional password protected WIFI as well as an extensive selection of Irish Films (30+) on DVD and also numerous award winning American films for your viewing pleasure. If you enjoy a good novel we have many to choose from in our library of books. Our Satellite (SKY) TV has a considerable number of channels and special kids programming (Disney and Nickelodeon) to please the whole family. The grounds of our property offer a number of activities for families to enjoy together; soccer, basketball, and exploring the farmland surrounding the home.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Relax or Dine AlFresco on a Fine Day

                        Relax or Dine AlFresco on a Fine Day

                      • Through the canopy of trees on Cartronbower Boreen

                        Through the canopy of trees on Cartronbower Boreen

                      • Comfortable and Relaxing Living Room

                        Comfortable and Relaxing Living Room

                      • Living room w/ woodburning stove

                        Living room w/ woodburning stove

                      • Hearth warmed kitchen dining

                        Hearth warmed kitchen dining

                      • Master Bedroom Ensuite with Walk-in Closet

                        Master Bedroom Ensuite with Walk-in Closet

                      • Large Bedroom w/2 Queen Beds

                        Large Bedroom w/2 Queen Beds

                      • Keem Strand One of the many Beautiful Beaches on Achill Island

                        Keem Strand One of the many Beautiful Beaches on Achill Island

                      • Our Summer Window Boxes

                        Our Summer Window Boxes

                      • A Closeup view of Croagh Patrick from our patio

                        A Closeup view of Croagh Patrick from our patio

                      • Descending Croagh Patrick

                        Descending Croagh Patrick

                      • Ballintubber Abbey Site of Celebrity weddings

                        Ballintubber Abbey Site of Celebrity weddings

                      • Through the gates of Teach Mo Chroi'

                        Through the gates of Teach Mo Chroi'

                      • Wide hallways throughout the house

                        Wide hallways throughout the house

                      • Living or Sitting Room

                        Living or Sitting Room

                      • Watch TV or a DVD, or select a book to read

                        Watch TV or a DVD, or select a book to read

                      • Large Kitchen with table and breakfast bar seating

                        Large Kitchen with table and breakfast bar seating

                      • Blue room with a queen and single bed (sleeps 3)

                        Blue room with a queen and single bed (sleeps 3)

                      • Butterfly Bedroom w/Queen Bed & Single pullout

                        Butterfly Bedroom w/Queen Bed & Single pullout

                      • Breathtaking Kylemore Abbey

                        Breathtaking Kylemore Abbey

                      • Roundstone Pier in County Galway

                        Roundstone Pier in County Galway

                      • Winter Snow Blankets Croagh Patrick

                        Winter Snow Blankets Croagh Patrick

                      • An intersection in Clifden Town

                        An intersection in Clifden Town

                      • 12th Century Ballintubber Abbey- Our local Church

                        12th Century Ballintubber Abbey- Our local Church

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                      €600 - €950 per week (EUR)
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                      4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 12

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                      Speaks: english
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