Spectacular Riverbank Setting, Sea Views, Bright Spacious Contemporary Interior
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What makes this House unique
This home provides level of space and quality of environment not commonly found in a holiday home, you will not need to compromise your level comfort in order to enjoy a stay in the heart of the West of Ireland. Some of the highlights that some of our guests have enjoyed: - a lazy afternoon spent in the light filled and spacious first floor living room, alternately reading and enjoying panoramic views; sailing boats and fishing craft making their way up and down the estuary; the new spring lambs cavorting in the outer front garden. - an evening catering for and entertaining a party of 14 extended family for a family reunion - the father of a five year old reported spending an afternoon spent teaching his 5 year old son the basics of fishing at the river edge, within 100 meters of the house. No fish were caught but a memorable evening was spent - a lively family barbecue dining al fresco on the sheltered L -shaped terrace.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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Just back from a 5 night stay at this lovely house in County Mayo. We travelled with friends to do some cycling and the property was perfect for us.
It's 12-15 minutes drive from Ballina and accessed down a series of country lanes that ooze rustic charm! An 8-10 minute drive in the other direction takes you to Killala, where there's a decent size supermarket and a tea room called "On The Way" that sold the delicious range of sweet treats!
We bought groceries so we could have evening meals at home and we were delighted how well the kitchen was equipped for our food prep.
This is a BIG house with an open plan kitchen/dining/living room on the ground floor, a utility room, a family bathroom and 3 bedrooms the biggest of which has an en suite. Upstairs guests also have use of an enormous lounge with windows on 3 sides giving views of the River Moy and sheep grazing in lush green fields. We spent our evenings upstairs after dinner, sinking into the 2 big comfy sofas to watch TV or chat over a few glasses of wine.
The beds were all very comfortable with cotton sheets and good quality pillows/duvets.
Water pressure in the showers was excellent and there was plenty of hot water for all 4 of us to use.
One of the biggest advantages of the house is the peace and tranquility. We never heard the sound of a car engine (or another human voice for that matter) any time we were at the house so we really enjoyed the opportunity to chill out completely.
The only thing we missed was a good WiFi connection. It was fine for emailing etc but otherwise ranged from very slow to non existent. This isn't just at the house however. It's all around the area. We drove to Ballina one evening to look up some websites we couldn't get to load at home only to find that the WiFi in the nearest big pub was "down again" and when we ventured into a hotel in the town centre we found the WiFi there was just as hit and miss as it was back at the house! We used the Eir network on our mobile phones but had to stand outside the front door to receive a strong enough signal to make a call or load Google Maps and the like.
This isn't a criticism of the property as it is beyond their control. It's just something to be aware of if you're planning to stay in the area and a strong WiFi connection is essential for you.
For a "get away from it all" stay in beautiful County Mayo this house does not disappoint! It's easy to see why the reviews give it the definitive thumbs up!
An amazing house, well equipped and well appointed, in a beautiful tranquil location. Gerard, the owner, was always quick to respond and very helpful and the house is a perfect base to explore this wonderful part of Ireland
Great location, surroundings pastoral and restful but good base for exploring
Everything we expected.House is beautiful.Gerard and Tao most helpful.Scenery is awesome,sheep,cattle ,horses and overlooking the River
Moy.Highly recommend!The beautiful Irish Wild Atlantic Way!
Beautiful light house
The house is large and bright. It is very comfortable with all you need for a relaxing holiday.
Showers are very powerful and the house is well equipped.
The view from the house and the setting are lovely. A few miles away is the town of Ballina which has a few supermarkets to chose from. There is heaps to do in the area, you wont be bored!
The owner Gerard and housekeeper Natalie were excellent and are always on hand if you need anything at all
A definite must stay!
This beautiful well appointed two story home has a warm contemporary feel to it. Spacious, bright, and very comfortable it was incredibly well suited for our two month stay this spring. The magnificent views of the river Moy from the many large windows on all levels of the house was truly breathtaking. We particularly liked that the house was at the end of a country lane thus offering a quiet rural feel. Using this house as a base we were able to explore the many interesting sites and activities in Co. Mayo. Ballina a few kilometres away was the perfect market town.
The owner and housekeeper were both incredibly helpful and determined to make our stay enjoyable.
We stayed in this house in August 2015. It is huge and has enormous grounds, perfect for our two noisy teenagers. They could be as boisterous as they liked and no-one can overhear. The immediate surrounding area is farmer's fields with wild horses, cows and sheep. It is so peaceful, only the noise of bird song and animals. No cars passed, no planes, no other people. We chose this area for the fishing and the boys fished in the estuary at the bottom of the garden (you need a licence which we got in nearby Ballina). 5 mins drive away is Rosserk, a beautiful ruined Franciscan Abbey well worth a visit. One boy caught a sea trout there and we had it for dinner, the best fish I have ever tasted. There is so much outside as well as inside space. The house is well equipped, modern, comfortable, with incredible views especially from the upstairs living room. Comfortable beds with nice linen and a very powerful shower. The nearby town Ballina is very nice, we got to know the two fishing shops where the owners were incredibly helpful. They really wanted the boys to have good fishing and took it personally. The owners offer very good service but we didn't need anything, it was clean and everything worked. The nearest town of Killala has a very friendly pub which does great fish and chips which you can also take away. We had a great week, the Irish people are so friendly too. We would happily return, and recommend it to anyone who values space and freedom in beautiful surroundings.
Ideal as a luxurious get-away or a base for touring Ireland's north west 'Wild Atlantic Way' route, with its beautiful coastline and many archaeological sites including local historic Abbeys at Moyne, Rosserk and Rathfran and the Ceide Fields Neolithic site and interpretive center. The local picturesque village of Killala with its 12th centuary Round Tower and small fishing quay (7 min). It has several shops, a supermarket and several pubs, some with great food and music. Ballina (15 min drive) has a wider range facilities including several supermarkets, swimming pool, leisure center, gyms, cinema, hotel spa's and many restaurants from fine dining to casual to hearty pub food.
The area is a fisherman's paradise with both shore fishing and boat charter for deep sea fishing available locally. Shore fishing is possible at numerous recognized fishing spots along the sea coast, river and lakes. Boat hire for deep sea fishing is available locally in Killala, there is local lake fishing at Lock Conn and and of course the renowned river Moy, Ireland's richest salmon fishing river.
There are several local quiet and unspoiled Blue Flag beaches, Ross, (15 mins) Lacken (30 mins & Inniscrone (30 mins); great cycling and walking on quiet country roads and mountain biking and hill-walking for the more adventurous. Horse riding, including tuition is available locally. Golf is a big attraction in this part of Ireland with internationally known links courses at Enniscrone (30mins) and Carne (1 hour) as well a local course at Ballina and several others within easy driving distance.