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House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Contemporary house designed by an award winning Architect in a dramatic Atlantic setting beside hillside walks, overlooking Western Islands and Blue Flag beaches. Panoramic views of 20 miles of Irish Coastline from Croagh Patrick to Clare Island. Enjoy spectacular sunsets and changing skies. Walking distance to beach & country pub. An ideal retreat for an artist or writer seeking peace and inspiration to work.
Killadoon on the Wild Atlantic Way is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The area has many fine sandy beaches regarded as some of the best in Europe. Scenic drives abound and the journey over the Delphi valley through the Mweelrea mountains and the Sheeffrey hills to Connemara is particularly beautiful. The area boasts a rich archaeological heritage and is notable for fishing, surfing, horse riding and mountain climbing.
The house is beautifully finished and in a peaceful private setting.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Killadoon 750 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Knock (or Shannon!) 80 km, Nearest railway: Westport 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, 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, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
About this location
The Western Ireland region
County Mayo (Mhaigh Eo) is located on Ireland's west coast and is often described as one of Ireland's hidden treasures. Home to more than 120,000 people and 86 towns and villages, it has plenty to offer residents and tourists alike with a wide variety of shops, restaurants and festivals to choose from.
Mayo offers miles of trails for walking, cycling and hill walking. Perhaps the most impressive is the recently opened Greenway which allows walkers and cyclists an 42 km off road trip from Westport to Achill which includes stunning sea views as well as a castle and an abbey. Mayo also has a number of scenic drives including Westport to Leenane (Galway), Tír Sáile art trail, around Lough Furnace, Callow Lakes and much more.
Mayo's extensive coastline offers miles of unspoilt beaches (including more than a dozen Blue Flag beaches), amazing seascapes and hundreds of islands including Achill Island, Clare Island and Inishturk Island to name but a few. Mayo's seashore, countless lakes and rivers provide ample opportunity for surfing, sailing, kayaking
Killadoon is an area of outstanding natural beauty located on a narrow strip of land between Mweelrea mountains and the Atlantic ocean. The area has many fine sandy beaches regarded as some of the best in Europe. Scenic drives abound and the journey over the Delphi valley through the Mweelrea mountains and the Sheeffrey hills to Connemara is particularly beautiful. The area boasts a rich archaeological heritage and is notable for fishing, surfing, horse riding and mountain climbing.
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5 Jan 2015
"Killadoon is a glimpse of heaven!"
David and Kathryn should be proud of what they have acheieved at Killadoon. It is a wonderful house (designed by David), possessed of some of the most beautiful views imaginable. It shows off the be… More
6 Nov 2014
"Great house, with stunning views"
A simply stunning house, in an amazing location. The house makes the most of its beautiful locations, with windows framing some amazing views.Never has the baby had such scenic nappy changes. The pho… More
15 Oct 2014
We came back from killadoon yesterday after a brilliant week. The property is all about the views which are spectacular from all angles, the whole area is stunningly beautiful. The owners are very hel… More
Perhaps the tone of this review is more critical than intended? We received the following email from our Guest on the day of departure:
“Dear Kathryn, we have decided to leave a day earlier than planned, we've locked up and put the keys through the door. We have enjoyed our stay immensely and will probably be visiting again. We've tried you leave everything as we found it, just one thing, the hair dryer over heats when you use it, just thought I'd let you know from a safety point! Thanks once again.”
Mosaic tiling on bathroom floors could be seen as a little old fashioned but it is necessary to achieve the level access “wet room” shower at ground floor level. All photos of the house interior were taken last summer except for the living room which was taken just before we replaced lightweight Habitat furniture with a more comfortable leather suite. As you will see from the other reviews we take great care to ensure the property is spotless with a typical time of 4 hours to prepare the house for new guests. We are pleased that our guest liked the bedrooms (we use 100% cotton sheets and natural finish duvets) and we agree that the house is designed with a focus on the outside - there is after all a view of 25 miles of Mayo Coastline from the house in addition to Croagh Patrick and Moorland hills directly behind the property. One visitor said that we don't need pictures on the walls as there is a picture framed in every window! We agree.
13 Jul 2014
"So relaxing and stunning views"
We just returned from a wonderful week at Killladoon , A beautiful house , It was really well designed for light and amazing views of Clew bay, Great Surf beach only a 3 minute drive and lots of … More
26 Feb 2014
"Great house in a beautiful area with outstanding views."
Fantastic house with stunning views! The house was beautiful with great facilities, especially underfloor heating! Kathyrn and David met us upon arrival and had the fire lighting. They were very helpf… More
2 Dec 2013
We are just back from a fantastic stay in Killadoon House and would highly recommend it. We were a couple with a baby looking for a quiet week in an unspoilt part of Co Mayo. I was slightly worried as… More