Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Ross beach cottage is a beautiful contemporary styled cottage. It is situated near the picturesque and historical town of Killala Co Mayo and a few steps away from the gorgeous Ross blue flag beach to which the house backs onto.
There are wonderful views of the beach both at the front and back of the house. The tranquility is only disturbed by the birds circling overhead and the cows swimming across the sea when the tide is high to be milked on a nearby farm.
This light and and spacious kitchen comes fully equipped with a RangeMaster cooker and a handmade Farrow and Ball painted kitchen making cooking a pleasure! The living room has French windows leading to the garden where on a hot sunny day you can chill out with a good book and a glass of wine. And for the not so sunny days, you can fire up the wood burning stove which makes it the perfect all year round house. You can relax in the master bedroom with it's king sized bed and luxurious bedding or one of the other 2 bedrooms which contain a king bed and twin beds, respectively A pull out bed is also available in the master bedroom.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ross blue flag beach 50 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Knock West of Ireland 40 km, Nearest railway: Ballina 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
Killala is a beautiful coastal village in the West of of Ireland, famous for the part it played in the 1798 Rebellion when the French led by General Humbert combined forces with the Irish to defeat the British forces in that area.
Killala and it's surrounding area are rich in archeaological remains including the ancient Round Tower which dominates the Killala skyline. Also nearby are the world famous Ceide fields ( the oldest enclosed farms in the world dating back to the Neolithic period) and the remains of many abbeys and monasteries.
There are endless beautiful unspoilt beaches in the area, including the magnificent Ross beach, a blue flag beach suitable for families and excellent for swimming and host of other water sports. We also love the amazingly beautiful Lackan Strand and Lackan Back Strand ( which is very popular with surfers). You shouldn't miss the fabulous horse racing on Lackan beach which takes place every year in May. Remember to take your camera for some amazing photos.
In nearby Killala there is an excellent children's playground in a fabulous walled garden ( the former site of Killala Castle) together with a tennis court and football pitch. Our children love it.
For walkers there are many wonderful walks, and for wildlife lovers many birds including Cormorants, gulls, Brent geese and ducks can be seen. You may be even lucky enough to spot seals and dolphins! Our children love to feed the colony of ducks ( and their ducklings) which have taken up residence in Killala Bay.
A strong tradition of fishing prevails in the area with access to not only excellent deep sea fishing but also river and coastal fishing. The nearby town of Ballina is not known as the salmon capital of Ireland for nothing! There is a great little fish shop at the pier in Killala where you can buy freshly caught fish ( or you could even try direct from the fishermen themselves). On a Thursday evening you can't miss the best fish and chips in the world when the fish and chip van makes its weekly pilgrimage to Killala.
There are lots of pubs in Killala, often hosting traditional Irish music nights for the music lovers out there.
The are many other activities including horse riding, golfing, foraging, surfing, kayaking and other water sports, sea weed baths, and art courses. Don't miss the wonderful Killala festival held every August! And if you miss that there are plenty of others in the locality to enjoy yourself at.
Once you visit this beautiful area you won't want to leave!