You are viewing a holiday cottage to rent in Belderrig, Ballycastle, County Mayo. It is a Detached Character Cottage.
For a fantastic base on the Wild Atlantic coast of northern Mayo, look no further than this pretty and welcoming cottage. It is situated halfway between Ballina and Belmullet, in a sheltered spot along a quiet lane by the coast with the most amazing sea views. A beautiful cast iron stove with its fuel of local turf will let you conjure up an authentic Irish experience, backed up by central heating. Nearby Belderrig Pier has a natural seawater swimming pool. A short drive takes you to Ceide Fields, the prehistoric site with an award-winning visitors' centre.
Shop. Pub 8 miles. Restaurant 10 miles. Beach 6 miles.
GF: lounge, kitchen/diner, double, 2 double with singles, shower room.
Electricity and oil central heating included, wood burner with fuel supplied, linen and towels included, travel cot, high chair, dvd player, CD, fridge with small ice box, microwave, dishwasher, w/machine, dryer, internet access, uk tv channels, welcome pack, partially enclosed garden, garden furniture, picnic bench, locked shed available for storage, private off road parking. Pets welcome.
Belderrig is a beautiful sprawling coastal area with a local pub and small shop. This part of the coastline is steeped in ancient history making for superb touring.
Belmullet (22 miles) and Ballina (28 miles) make for lively destinations on either side of this beautiful stretch of the coastline. Closer to home, there are several attractions:
In good weather, small boats are launched from the pier by local fishermen. Just behind the pier, there is a natural swimming pool among the rocks that provides a safe place to swim even when there are high seas in the bay. It has recently been upgraded, with steps and handrails all the way down to the pool to allow safe access.
This ten-acre island is joined to the mainland by a short narrow causeway; it is an interesting bird nesting location, and a secluded destination. See the remains of the old copper mine last worked in 1830. Nearby on the eastern slopes of Benmore is "Cloch Bhain" a massive granite rock carried there by a glacier about twenty thousand years ago.
Three miles east of Belderrig are the Ceide Cliffs. If you enjoyed the Cliffs of Moher then you will love these towering cliff faces. You also can enjoy the panoramic view sweeping from Belderrig over to Downpatrick Head and its famous sea stack Dun Briste, a coastal rock formation clearly severed from the headland.
This stunning site contains the oldest known stone-walled fields in the world, dating back nearly 6000 years. The award-winning visitors centre provides an audio-visual display about the remarkable discoveries made here; remnants of an ancient civilisation preserved by the bog. The centre was built from natural materials echoing the landscape and boasts as its centrepiece a 4000 year old pine tree that was found intact in nearby bogland. The viewing platform towers on the edge of cliffs more than 365 feet high. A tearoom offers home made cakes, scones, soup and sandwiches.
North Mayo has one of the greatest concentrations of Stone Age tombs (megaliths) in Europe but also, as shown at ceide Fields, the intact farms of the tomb builders, preserved beneath the bog which covers the region. A trail of permanent sculpture from the Moy Estuary to the Mullet Peninsula marks this ancient landscape.
The cliffs along the coastline are home to numerous birds including Fulmers, Gannets, Razorbills, Puffins, Black Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Storm Petrels, and Great Northern Divers.
Coastal walks, Walking - Easy 0.1 miles. Swimming Pool, Fishing - Sea, Walking - Hill, Bird watching .5 miles. Forest walks 2 miles. Childrens Playground, Traditional Music 7 miles.
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