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Beach Cottage -view from beach

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Designed by award winning architects, Paul Keogh Arichitects, this cedar clad cottage is situated on a sandy beach on the south west shores of Lough Conn and is set in over 100 acres of mainly deciduous woodland and landscaped gardens. Delightful interior, living/dining room with vaulted ceiling, wood-burning stove, (logs supplied) and oak floors. Contemporary galley kitchen.

Double bedroom (Super-King size bed) and separate shower room. Comfortable loft sleeping area (super-king size -suitable for nimble adults or older children). Cottage fully equipped and furnished to the highest standard, including underfloor heating.

A secluded, rural retreat on water's edge yet relatively close by car to good quality shops and restaurants. Towns of Foxford (15mins), Ballina (25mins), and Castlebar (20mins) and Westport (40mins).

A fisherman's dream and an ideal base for a gentle country ramble or more adventurous mountain climbing.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach In garden 10 m
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 8 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Knock Airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Castlebar 17 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Trampoline
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Stone patio overlooking lake with garden table and chairs. Log-burning Cheminee together with gas-fired barbeque and loungers. Private all weather tennis court (racquets and balls available). Angler's Fancy fishing boat with outboard engine available to seasoned fishermen. Ghillies available locally. Fishing available from garden. Large trampoline (suitable for gymnast). Swimmers will love the tranquil sandy waters within metres of the cottage.

Further details outdoors

Beach Cottage is situated in a secluded part of 2 acres of landscaped gardens with a private tennis court and large trampoline and walks through more than 100 acres of private woodland. Take an early morning dip in the sandy waters. It is situated on the shores of LOUGH Conn under the shadow of Nephin Mountain. Lough Conn is one of Ireland’s premier brown trout lough fisheries with an area of over14,000 acres. The lake is noted for its free-rising trout and is a favourite venue for anglers from all over the world.

Further details

Pets welcome in consultation with owners.

Loft bed not suitable for younger children. Cot and fold up bed available on request.

The North West Ireland region

Beach Cottage offers a wonderful haven to either contemplate and relax in the extensive grounds or branch out into all the activities available in the area. Mountain climbing on nearby Nephin or Croagh Patrick in Westport. Cycle the Greenway - recently opened on the area of the old Newport to Achill railway. Angling in the area is a must for keen fishers - local ghillies available.

Ireland's oldest pottery, Terrybaun Pottery is situated about 1.5km. The Museum of Irish Life in nearby Turlough is a must. Swimming on the doorstep in the lake or further afield swim at the many seaside beaches that Mayo has to offer such as Westport, Killala and Louisburgh. htpp//.www.discoverireland.ie and irelandwest.

Cinemas and swimming pools available in most local towns.

Golf courses include Castlebar and Enniscrone

Explore monastic ruins on Lough Conn

Pontoon

After a hard day's poring over the latest best seller, cylcling the Greenway or climbing the heights of Nephin Mountain or trying to land the one that got away, relax with a pint of the black stuff in one of the many local hostelries or meander into one of the local towns for a bite to eat.

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31 Jul 2013

5/5

"Idyllic location on Lough Conn"

We decided to book this cottage as a base from which to visit our son, who was staying in the Gaeltacht nearby. We had our two younger children with us, aged 9 and 12. Our 14 year old came to stay on his days off.

From the moment we arrived, we all fell in love with the place. In the house, the kids loved the double bed at the top of the ladder, overlooking the open plan kitchen and living area. While outside, they couldn't believe that we were only a few feet from the most beautiful sandy beach on the shore of lough Conn. The caretaker met us on arrival and explained where everything was and how it worked. Not only were we given access to the beach house and the massive gardens (including a trampoline and full sized tennis court), but we were also given access to kayaks, oars and fishing boats, complete with outboard motors for the experienced fisherman. Safety is a major priority for the owners, so they also provide an extensive range of life jackets, which had to be worn when using the equipment. From the beach, you can walk about 20m from the shore without the water reaching your knees, so it is ideal for small children paddling.

If you are looking for peace and quiet, you cannot get much better than here. The house is located more than 1km from the road, with access via a private road way. The beach house itself is very comfortable and modern. The galley kitchen is small, but contained everything we needed, including a dishwasher. The main living area has an eight seat dining table and several comfortable couches and chairs. For the colder months, there is a wood burning stove, but luckily we were there during hot weather, so never needed the heating. The master bedroom is very spacious and there is a large family bathroom, with a lovely powerful shower.

Outside the house, there is also a table for alfresco dining, as well as recliners and an outdoor stove. A BBQ was also provided, with a full bottle of gas. There are plenty of wooded grounds to explore, but the highlight for us was the trail up around Terrybaun head, which is part of the grounds of the house.

A car is required when visiting, as there is a good distance between villages and the roads are too narrow for walking. In nearby Lahardane, we visited the recently opened Titanic memorial, as well as Leonards pub, which is a real country pub, with a grocery store on one side and the bar on the other. Lahardane is about 10km from the house. Closer in Pontoon, we visited Healy's pub where they had an extensive lunch menu, with plenty of choices for the kids. Castlebar has plenty of choice for restaurants and entertainment and is only 20 minutes away by car.

The various people who look after the grounds are extremely friendly and helpful, dropping in fresh lettuce, herbs and strawberries from the garden. They also have a lot of local knowledge and are happy to pass on information about events taking place in the area. While we were there, they tipped us off that there was a fireworks display in Ballina, which we could view from the top of the trail in the garden.

We would highly recommend this house and we cannot wait to go back.

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Calendar last updated:21 Aug 2014

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