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Achill Cottage Holiday Home

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 58 reviews

Outside Gardens of Achill Cottages

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Achill Island boasts some of the finest beaches in Ireland, including no fewer than five Blue Flag beaches. Achill, on Ireland's wild Atlantic coast, provides a haven for watersport activities of all types. The Atlantic Drive comprises over 40km of breathtaking coastal scenery that is ideal for touring in a car, and even better by bicycle! On route for the Atlantic Drive is the Tower at Kildavnet, the remains of a 16th century Irish tower house that was used by the legendary pirate queen.

Achill has the highest sea cliffs in Europe which makes Achill a hill walker's paradise.

The Great Western Greenway is a 42km long track for cyclists, walkers and runners which follows the route of the former Achill to Westport railway line. The Achill end of the Greenway starts at Achill Sound.

Visit The Deserted Village at Slievemore consists of some 80 - 100 stone cottages located along a mile long stretch of road on the southern slopes of Slievemore mountain. While some of these dwellings were occupied as summer 'booley' homes within living memory, the area itself is rich in archaeological artefacts including megalithic tombs dating from the Neolithic period some 5,000 years ago. Local field systems and site remnants indicate that settlement in this area dates from at least early Mediaval times. Or just chill out with a book , glass of wine and a roaring turf fire.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Blue Flag 5 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Ireland West Airport Knock 80 km, Nearest railway: Westport 50 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (5), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Storage Facilities for Bicyles, sports equipment and wet gear

Further details

The owners live on site to ensure a top class customer service and endless information on what to see and do..

The North West Ireland region

Achill Sound village

Shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes, cashpoint (ATM). 3 mins drive. 10 mins walk

Great Western Greenway

Award-winning off-road track for cyclists and walkers, following the old Achill-Westport railway line. 5 mins drive. 15 mins walk. 10 mins cycle.

Keem Bay

Blue Flag beach in spectacular setting. 15-20 mins drive


3km long Blue Flag beach, freshwater lake, Minaun cliffs. Surfing & other activities available. 10-15 mins drive

Deserted Village

Haunting reminder of times past. 15-20 mins drive


Granuaille's castle, historic church & cemetery, small harbour on the Atlantic Drive. 5-10 mins drive


Two Blue Flag beaches and a historic village. 15-20 mins drive


Blue Flag beach in picturesque fishing village on the Atlantic Drive. 15-20 mins drive


Blue Flag beach, golf links, pubs and restaurants. 12-18 mins drive

House of Prayer

3 mins drive. 10 mins walk

Achill Island

Outdoor activites available in Achill include:

* Birdwatching (Birding)

* Canoeing

* Cycling

* Golf

* Hillwalking

* Horseriding

* Kayaking (Lake or Sea)

* Kite Surfing

* Lake Fishing

* Land Yachting

* Mountain Climbing

* Orienteering

* Pitch & Putt

* Pony Trekking

* Rock Climbing

* Running

* Sailboarding

* Sea Angling

* Scuba Diving

* Shore Angling

* Snorkelling

* Surfing

* Swimming

* Tennis

* Windsurfing


1st January Ray McKenna Memorial New Year Swim

17th March Pipe Band Festival

29th April Heinrich Boll Memorial Weekend

June – August Achill Sporting Club Fishing Competitions

6th July Achill Half Marathon

July – August Yawls Sailing Festival Most Weekends

18th July- 21st July Feile Bia na Mara

31st August Achill Tourism Golf Competition

25th August St Colman’s Garden Fete & Family Fun Day

27th July – 3rd August Scoil Acla Summer School

August TBC Innisbiggle Festival

September Achill Roar

October Achill Sheep Show

October Halloween Fancy Dress

October Feile Scéalaiochta Acla/ Achill Storytelling Festival

December 31st Last Sunset in Europe

December 31st Pipe Band Parade at Midnight to St Patricks Church Pollagh

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Review 1-10 of 58

2 Sep 2014


"Amazing Achill"

The cottage was great, everything that you needed was supplied and if not Stephen, who was a wonderful host, would have supplied it..we need only ask. We all had a wonderful time and are planning to r… More

19 Aug 2014


"Lovely Cottage Great Location"

Stayed here for 3 weeks. Excellent accommodation within walking distance of shops and services. The owners are very helpful, but in no way intrusive, although on site. The cottage was clean, well main… More

10 Aug 2014


"Fantastic cottage to relax in and use as base for travelling around Achill Island"

We stayed in Katie's Cottage for the Easter break earlier this year with our 2 west highland terriers. Dealing with Stephen was great from booking at the outset through to having to say a sad goo… More

18 Jul 2014


"Excellent accommodation and excellent service from the owners"

We stayed with 3 teenagers in early July ,the accommodation id brilliant , open and spacious without that awful cramped feeling you can have with summer rentals. Close to shops although be warned yo… More

14 Jul 2014


"Perfect location to explore Achill Island"

We had a terrific stay at Steve's houses. We got a great welcome and felt very much at home from the moment we arrived. The house was very well equipped - in fact, we could not think of anything … More

10 Jul 2014


"Great place, lovely host."

Loved our stay here. Had a wonderful time in Achill. Cottage well equipped and very comfortable. Kids played on the grass outside and very convenient to everywhere we wanted to visit. Our host was ver… More

15 May 2014


"Warm and cosy cottages"

We stayed here in April and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owners were friendly and very helpful, ensuring we had everything we needed and the information we required about the island. The house its… More

2 May 2014


"Wonderful cottages in a wonderful location"

We stayed here in August and would throughly recommend. The owners Stephen and his family make the place homely and are willing to do anything for you,The location is a must, If you have not been to A… More

6 Mar 2014


"great time cant wait to get back."

great service very helpful.good location near achill sound. with bars restaurants and shops.had everything you need in the house. hopefully be back soon… More

3 Mar 2014


"Great accommodation. Great owners"

We are frequent visitors to achill Island but this is the 1st time to stay at these cottages (not really cottages more like 2 story houses). There are 4 cottages in a small development. The house was… More

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Calendar last updated:12 Sep 2014

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