Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
This penthouse apartment has 2 bedrooms and is located in an exceptionally beautiful and unspoiled part of Mayo overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. You can relax and enjoy a cup of tea and take in the breathtaking Atlantic views on the balcony.
This area is a surfer's paradise, yet retaining its natural character. The Ocean Lodge Hotel is next door to the complex.
The apartment comprises a large open plan living/dining/kitchen area with an outside balcony overlooking Clare Island, two double bedrooms and bathroom.
Killadoon is just under 10 kilometres from Louisburgh, an attractive small town with shops, restaurants, bars and a hotel. Westport town is a twenty minute drive from the property.
It is a 2 minute walk to the beach and there are many beaches within a short drive away.
This is the ideal base to check out what Mayo has to offer
Croagh Patrick and Mwillrea Mountains
Day trip to Clare Island
Several Blue Flag beaches
Westport and Louisburgh both with award winning restaurants
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kiladooon Beach 2mins walk, Carroniskey Beach (6mi 500 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||9 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Knock Airport (1 Hour 12 mins ) 76 km, Nearest railway: Westport 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The North West Ireland region
Louisburgh is built on the Bunowen River, part of which is a salmon fishery. Nearby Roonagh Pier, approx 6 km from the town, is the departure point for ferries to Clare Island and Inishturk. There are a number of beaches in the area renowned for their cleanliness and each year, on the May Bank Holiday Weekend, the town hosts a traditional music festival - Féile Chois Chuan - which attracts a large number of enthusiasts from many parts of Ireland and abroad.
The main geographical features around Louisburgh are Croagh Patrick to the east, the Sheaffrey and Mweelrea Mountains to the south, the Atlantic to the west and Clew Bay to the north. Enjoy the very scenic drives to Killary harbour and Kylemore Abbey.
There is something for everyone in this area.
Mayo with its extensive coastline and golden sands is home to an abundance of world-class beaches whose beauty is incomparable even at international levels. The Killadoon and Louisburgh area are renowned for their wide variety and choice of beautiful blue flag beaches. Cross Beach and Carrownisky Strand, the world famous surfing beaches, the White and Silver Strands to mention a few more, while there are numerous un-named and somewhat unknown beaches dotting the remaining coastline, just waiting to be discovered.
Catch a ferry to the nearby Clare Island and enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Mayo coastline from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The largest of the Clew Bay islands it is spectacular with its natural beauty and unique history and culture. It is home to the celebrated legacy of Granuaile, the ferocious pirate queen's castle being a dominant site. www.clareislandferry.com or www.omalleyferries.com.
This small neighbouring island sports beautiful beaches and great fishing waters. A wildlife haven, the island is rife with bird sanctuaries and boasts some species of rare and endangered fauna. www.clareislandferry.com
Take in the breath-taking scenery of Ireland's only fjord upon a luxury vessel. This area of unspoilt splendour features some of Ireland's most incredible scenery and is a must see. Suitable for all ages and all weather conditions, the Connemara Lady offers maximum comfort as passengers enjoy uninterrupted views of humbling landscape. www.killarycruises.com.
Take a day to uncover the wonders of this culture filled isle beginning with a bus trip through the wild Connemara and followed by the ferry crossing where upon arrival you have the whole day to explore and discover the island. At day end you are shipped back to the mainland where your return journey brings you through the Majestic Diamond Hill, the Maumturks and the twelve Ben mountain ranges. www.inishbofin.com.
With full rivers, the thriving Atlantic Ocean and enjoying some of the cleanest waters in Europe the West Coast of Mayo is a fisherman's heaven. Famous for its sea or shore fishing the Clew Bay and Killary Harbour provide an abundance of fish to catch for both the new and the experienced fisherman.
Another quick way to examine the spectacular scenery while getting some great exercise would be to cycle. With marked cycle loops and endless unmarked routes it's time to get-on-your-bike and explore this unique landscapes hidden marvels, some of which can only be found off the beaten track. With bike hire available close by and the hugely developed Westport Cycle Hub a stone's throw away there can be no excuses.
http://www.hudsonspantry.ie/ Award winning restaurant in Louisburgh
http://www.oceanlodgekilladoon.com/ Pub grub located next to the apartments