Oakleaf Cottage, Westport, Co Mayo [sleeping up to 10 guests] is ideal for the perfect escape with friends and family to the West of Ireland to experience Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.
Situated on a hill, you will waken up to stunning vistas of our local scenery including wonderful views of Croagh Patrick and the Connemara mountains. Watch the changing weather roll in from Clew Bay and the Atlantic Ocean throughout the day.
Just 2.5 miles away, Westport town has been voted the ‘Best Place to Live’ in Ireland. It’s a thriving, beautifully kept town on the west coast. Only a 5 minute drive from Oakleaf Cottage you’ll discover Westport’s great award winning cafés and restaurants, galleries, shops, artisan bakeries and lively pubs serving great locally roasted coffee, excellent food, Irish craic, Guinness, craft beers, locally distilled gin, whiskey and vodka all served with live music to suit all tastes. Climb Croagh Patrick, just 15 mins drive away, or cycle to Achill Island along the Greenway.
Westport House, Westport Quays, Croagh Patrick, National Famine Memorial, The Greenway, Achill and Clare Islands, Leenane, Ashleigh Falls, Kylemore Abbey, Galway City, National Folk Museum at Turlough Park, Castlebar, Cong - where the film 'The Quiet Man' was filmed, Connemara, Ceide Fields, Lough Measc Distillery tours, Mescan Brewery tours and soooo much more. Westport is the Adventure Capital of Ireland: blue flag Beaches, Walking, Hiking, Cycling, Mountain Climbing, Golfing, Fishing, Surfing, Sightseeing, Boat Trips, Spas, Leisure Centre with heated pool, Children's playground and skateboard park, boutique style shopping, great cafés, pubs and restaurants.
The house is only 3kms [5mins] from centre of Westport, 8kms [15 mins drive] to Blue Flag Bertra Beach and the foot of Croagh Patrick.
Oakleaf Cottage is a large and cosy house, with an open fire and central heating where a warm welcome awaits you.
Our holiday home is a beautifully decorated, well maintained, large, detached house. You will find our ‘home from home’ spotlessly clean with a fully equipped kitchen, and really comfortable beds. All bedlinen and towels are provided along with a welcome gift for guests.
Enjoy our large garden area, set in 2 acres of natural landscape and complete with a children’s swing and slide set, a baby swing and an adult’s swing seat where you can sit and watch the kids being entertained.
Create happy memories by firing up the BBQ, toast marshmallows and sing songs with a glass of wine around the chiminea while the sun sets in the west.
We have three bedrooms, all with en-suite shower rooms plus 1 downstairs toilet.
Turf/wood open fire in the Living Room with additional central heating throughout the house.
Open Fire and all mod cons: unlimited free WIFI, SKY digital TV, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Gas hob, Electric Oven, Central Heating, Bluetooth speaker and a Nespresso coffee machine.
Please note for stays longer than 2 nights:
Electricity is metered, but you only pay for what you use.
Strictly non smoking.
No pets allowed.
We are unable to accept hen or stag parties nor groups of guests under 25 years old.
Baby cot/crib and stair gate available - please note you will need to take your own bedding for the cot/crib, due to health and safety reasons.
Please message me with any inquiries about the availability of your preferred dates before you attempt to book.
We only take bookings of seven nights/one weeks stay during July and August from Saturday to Saturday.
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT OAKLEAF COTTAGE:
Gazing at millions of stars on a clear night from the swing seat at Oakleaf Cottage.
Watching how the landscape and scenery constantly changes colour during the day, at all times of the year.
Our guests love to forage for blackberries in late August and September to make their own pies for after dinner delights.
Listening to our resident cuckoo in early summer, and our neighbouring grazing sheep and donkeys in the distance, which many of our guests love to hear.
Spotting the stunning Cinnabar moth in July and the bees and butterflies that feed on our wild and cultivated flowers.
During spring, wild birds delight guests on the laneway to the house and our resident will greet you at the front gate. On occasion you might see a wild hare or a straying grouse in the garden. Little ones might even find a magical fairy door and wild toadstools if they look hard enough :)