Charming Country Home, Near Scenic Seaside Westport Town(53 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 12)
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.
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Member since: 2008
- 2100 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- 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
- Games For Kids
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Wood Stove:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Oct 1 - Dec 22, 2017
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $265.35
- Cleaning-Utilities-Wifi $159.21
- Taxes Not included
The One-Time Cleaning & Utility Charge of 150 EURO covers everything: Cleaning-Electric-Oil Heat-WiFi
THE NIGHTLY RATE ONLY APPLIES TO EXTRA NIGHTS STARTING WITH THE 4th NIGHT THROUGH THE 6th NIGHT AFTER THAT THE WEEKLY RATE APPLIES.
THERE IS A REDUCED NIGHTLY RATE FOR STAYS EXCEEDING 7 NIGHTS.
A Rental Contract and your Damage Deposit (250 Euro or $300 USD) are due at the time of booking. We DO accept personal checks for the deposit. Full rental fees are due in EURO CASH ONLY (No checks or Credit/Debit Cards accepted) when you arrive for check-in. Payment can also be made in advance by bank wire transfer 1 week prior to your stay. Your Damage Deposit will be returned 7 days after stay
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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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.
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 County Mayo, Ireland:
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.
- Primary: +1 8475027014
- Secondary: +1 8479239670
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Relax or Dine AlFresco on a Fine Day
Through the canopy of trees on Cartronbower Boreen
Comfortable and Relaxing Living Room
Living room w/ woodburning stove
Hearth warmed kitchen dining
Master Bedroom Ensuite with Walk-in Closet
Large Bedroom w/2 Queen Beds
Keem Strand One of the many Beautiful Beaches on Achill Island
Our Summer Window Boxes
A Closeup view of Croagh Patrick from our patio
Descending Croagh Patrick
Ballintubber Abbey Site of Celebrity weddings
Through the gates of Teach Mo Chroi'
Wide hallways throughout the house
Living or Sitting Room
Watch TV or a DVD, or select a book to read
Large Kitchen with table and breakfast bar seating
Blue room with a queen and single bed (sleeps 3)
Butterfly Bedroom w/Queen Bed & Single pullout
Breathtaking Kylemore Abbey
Roundstone Pier in County Galway
Winter Snow Blankets Croagh Patrick
An intersection in Clifden Town
12th Century Ballintubber Abbey- Our local Church
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Monday, February 13, 2017
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