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Sinimh: Lecanvey holiday house

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 4 reviews

from £38 /night

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Frontal view of house with Croagh Patrick in background.

Bungalow | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The house is three bed holiday home It was built around 1990 and has everything you will need to enjoy your stay with central heating, a fairly well equipped kitchen, bath/shower (there is a second, separate wc) and TV/DVD. Paid Wifi is available at the mobile provider' 3's Pay as you Go rates.

There are three bedrooms, one double and two twins. It has wonderful views over the bay and lovely walks. A car is necessary to get there and provide access to shops but the the small village of Lecanvey, which includes the landmark traditional pub, Staunton's, is around 200 metres away. The house is located on the foot of Ireland's most famous mountain, Croagh Patrick, eight miles outside the picturesque town of Westport, Co Mayo.

It overlooks beautiful Clew Bay and is within a short walk (300 metres) of the sea and a small harbour. It is at the midway point on the road between Westport and Louisburgh and provides easy access (by car) to some of Ireland's most wonderful scenery and beaches. It is a perfect base for walking, cycling or hiking holidays while golf, surfing, sailing and other water sports are all available locally. Westport, voted the best place to live in Ireland last year by readers of the Irish Times, boasts many restaurants and bars with many of the latter featuring live traditional music. Westport House operates a family park with many facilities for children while horse riding and many other activities are also available at multiple locations. Climbing Croagh Patrick, is hugely popular with visitors as is exploring up and down Ireland's wonderful west coast towards Sligo in the north and Galway's Connemara further south. Along the way, towards the latter you can take in the towns where the films, the Field and Quiet Man were shot.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Old Head 3 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Dublin and Knock 250 km, Nearest railway: Westport 15 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 DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

About this location

The Western Ireland region

Along the Atlantic coast of Mayo visitors can experience a rare blend of traditional and modern Ireland. Wild and seemingly remote landscapes are within a short drive of significant population centres like Westport, a famously attractive town that contains good restaurants, great bars with live traditional music and a wide range of activities for all ages. The weather is unpredictable and it's not uncommon to get just about every type in the space of a single day but each presents the unique landscape in a different light.

Popular local activities include surfing, boating and horse riding. Westport (eight miles to the east) has a well regarded championship golf course and it, along with many other towns in the area (notably Louisburgh, eight miles to the west) host a variety of festivals, many of them focused on traditional music.

On the 5th of May RTE broadcast a documentary - Secrets of the Irish Landscape - much of which was filmed in the Clew Bay area. This is the link to the programme on the RTE Player:

Not sure how long the link will work for but if it still works it will provide a wonderful sense of the place.

The mountain with the small white church on top is Croagh Patrick, the house is on the lower slopes overlooking the sea. the bay features pretty prominently while the ferry to Clare Island and Carrownisky beach, even Campbell's Pub are all short drives away. Ben Bulben in Sligo is further away but well within striking distance of the house.


The area is one of the most beautiful in Ireland. The house overlooks Clew Bay, a major feature on a map of the country, dotted with islands and boasting beaches, various water-sports and easy access (by car) to shops, other sports and the town of Westport.

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Review 1-4 of 4

8 Oct 2014


"The perfect vacation cottage in a beautiful part of Ireland!"

My wife and I travel to Ireland about yearly and rent short stay cottages whenever we can. Lecanvey House is the best we've seen in the last five or six years and it has all you will need for a c… More

28 Jun 2014


"Great stay, great location!"

Location, location, location! Good view from this well situated holiday house. A stones throw from Staunton's Pub which is the social center of this little community. Close to everything of in… More

2 Jun 2014


"Great house in a great location"

As a group of friends visiting Westport we booked to stay Sinimh in nearby Lecanvy on the Louisburg road. The house is situated overlooking the beautiful Clew Bay and the scenery from the house is fan… More

2 Jun 2013


"Great location for exploring Mayo, whether beaches, walking, cycling or driving"

We are a family of 5 with dog. There are many places to visit which appeal to all the family and sites to see regardless of weather. Wet suits a plus for visits to the beach to be able to make the most of the fantastic beaches. Adventure day at Westport House was good fun for the 11 and 14 year old. Had lovely early evening meals in Cronin's Sheebeen, Rosbeg 15 mins. drive and The Tavern in Murrisk 5 mins drive. Stauntons 2 mins walk, is great for an evening pint. Took trip round to Achill Island - following the Atlantic Drive, stunning scenery, great picnic spots, finished off with canoeing in Keel.

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    Calendar last updated:24 Mar 2015

    Based in Ireland

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