Achill Cottage Holiday Home
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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Blue Flag 5 km|
|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|
|Further details indoors|
Storage Facilities for Bicyles, sports equipment and wet gear
The owners live on site to ensure a top class customer service and endless information on what to see and do..
About this location
The Western 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.
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
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
Outdoor activites available in Achill include:
* Birdwatching (Birding)
* Kayaking (Lake or Sea)
* Kite Surfing
* Lake Fishing
* Land Yachting
* Mountain Climbing
* Pitch & Putt
* Pony Trekking
* Rock Climbing
* Sea Angling
* Scuba Diving
* Shore Angling
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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31 Dec 2014
"Lovely, relaxing stay"
Visited the cottages in October. Weather was starting to turn colder but cottages were warm, bright and comfortable including an open fire. We visited with our three children aged from 5 to 12. The co… More
19 Nov 2014
"A Home away from Home"
Sincere thanks to Stephen and his wife for all your help in arranging our stay at your wonderful cottage in Achill. I will be delighted to tell my family and friends about this wonderful comfortable, … More
2 Sep 2014
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