You are viewing a holiday cottage to rent in Westport, Clew Bay, County Mayo. It is a Detached House.
This wonderful architect designed house is located 2 miles from Aughagower, 4 miles from Westport and 8 miles from Castlebar. The property is full of light and delightful features, tastefully decorated and furnished, boasting wonderful views of the Peak of Croagh Patrick and free Wi-Fi. The heritage town of Westport offers a magnificent blend of traditional and cosmopolitan with something for everyone to enjoy.
Shop. Pub. Restaurant 1 mile. Beach 8 miles.
GF: lounge, kitchen, dining room, utility room, double with single, twin, bathroom with separate shower. FF: double with ensuite shower room, kingsize double with ensuite shower room, single.
Electricity and oil central heating included, wood burner with starter pack, linen and towels included, No Smoking, travel cot, high chair, stair gate, TV, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, w/machine, dryer, internet access, partially enclosed garden, garden furniture, bbq, private off road parking. One small pet welcome.
Aughagower (2 miles) is an historic village famous for its Round Tower and association with Ireland's patron saint; St Patrick. It has a shop, petrol station, 2 pubs and a church.
Westport (4 miles) is a beautiful heritage town and has an array of hotels, restaurants, pubs, craft shops, galleries and cafes. Westport has a variety of beautiful, safe sandy beaches all within short driving distance on the North and South shores of Clew Bay and going in the direction of Mulranny, Louisburgh and beyond Achill Island there are many beautiful beaches. Many of the beaches are EC blue flag winners including Bertra, Old Head and Carramore in Louisburg. Some of the best beaches are relatively uncrowded and make for an excellent day out for families of all ages. You can also enjoy a variety of water sports including kayaking, surfing, sailing and boat tours which are all just minutes away from Westport town.
Westport Golf Club is an 18 hole championship golf course just 5 minutes from the town centre. For those looking for something a bit more fun and child friendly, why not try their new 9-hole Pitch and Putt course. Take a day trip with a difference; choose from the islands of Achill, Inishbiggle (Inis Bigil), Inishturk and Clare Island.
Westport House and Pirate Adventure Park where you can explore Ireland's best loved family attraction, with its rides, slides, trains and boats. www.westporthouse.ie
Great Western Greenway is one of Irelands fastest growing and most sought after tourist attractions. It is 26 miles (42km) designated off road cycling and walking trail which follows the route of the Westport to Achill railway via Newport, Mulranny and onto Achill Sound. It has beautiful views of Clew Bay, Clare Island, the mythical holy mountain Croagh Patrick and the Nephin Beg Mountains.
Many of the Westport hotels have Leisure Clubs with gym while there is also a public Leisure centre and indoor pool and Cinema.
Westport Country Lodge Hotel is a boutique hotel less than a mile from the Yellow House and has excellent food, a lively bar with music at weekends and beautiful views of Croagh Patrick Mountain. It is near the historic village of Aughagower, and a 5-minute drive from Westport town.
FootGolf at the Westport Country Lodge Hotel is a sport that blends two of the world's best and most popular sports * Football and Golf. It is a competitive, skillful and addictive sport that is ideal for a Group, Couples, Families, and a great activity for both Hen's and Stag's.
Go along and really enjoy the sport as it mixes the passion and strength of football with the elegance and tradition of golf. FootGolf is played on a golf course, however instead of swinging golf clubs and hitting golf balls, players kick a standard size football from tee to green. www.westportcountrylodge.ie/things-to-see-do-westport-mayo/Foot-Golf-Mayo
The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland's first long-distance driving route, stretching along the Atlantic coast from Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to Kinsale in West Cork, passing down through Westport in Co Mayo. The coastal route runs for an impressive 2500km from start to finish with a massive 35 major points of interest along the way, 8 of which are within easy reach of Westport.
It's not just about driving the Wild Atlantic Way - it's about providing linkages to all that there is to see and do on the beautiful West Coast. Cycling, Walking, Adventure, Culture, Scenery.
Food and of course the people you meet along the way. Tucked away in little villages and towns that snuggle into the coastline are delightful cafes and restaurants, where you can indulge in your passion for good food and great wine. Maybe you will get to hear a few words of the Irish language along the way in Ireland's Gaeltacht (Irish speaking regions) or reignite your passion for life while surfing on magnificent waves off the coast. Wherever you go along the Wild Atlantic Way, you will encounter moments of magic, moments to treasure and experiences that you will want to return to again and again.
Westport is well-known for the craic. It's abuzz all year round with music and song, theatre and dance, film and poetry. It's also well-known for the abundance of festivals that happen in and around the town, celebrations of arts, music, food, and even adventure racing!
Whether you're into traditional music, blue grass or folk dancing or racing over mountains, Westport has something for everyone.
Fishing in Westport has game and coarse fishing widely available to the enthusiast in the lakes and rivers around Westport Boats, gillies and equipment can be booked locally. There are eleven coarse fishing lakes within a leisurely drive of Westport town, all holding Bream, Roach, Rudd, Perch, Eel, Pike and Roach/Bream hybrids. Licenses are essential for Trout and Salmon fishing,
For the amateur, the Carrowbeg River, which runs through the centre of Westport, is stocked every year for those who just want to try their hand. Westport Harbour hosts the Westport International Sea Angling Festival, one of the oldest competitions on the Sea Angling calendar in Ireland.
Several purpose-built boats are available for hire by groups or individuals and leave the harbour daily, bound for the rich fishing waters of Clew Bay. The relatively calm inshore waters among the islands can be fished for Ray, Bull Huss, Monkfish, Dogfish and occasional Tope. Excellent boat fishing over reefs and sand banks are available and the species you can expect to see include Cod, Coalfish, Pollack, Ling, Whiting and Turbot.
The Great Western Lakes of Galway and Mayo are recognised as some of the greatest wild Brown Trout fishing in the world. Loughs Corrib, Mask, Carra and Conn are within easy drive of Westport town. The quality of game angling in the region is quite exceptional.Visitors fishing for Salmon and Trout in a natural, undisturbed habitat will enjoy a unique experience.
Fresh Water Angling is also well catered for with several productive rivers and lakes within easy reach of Westport. Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout can be found in most rivers, while the larger lakes such as Lough Mask are capable of producing Ferox Trout and very big Pike. There is free fishing for children on the Carrowbeg River which flows through the town.
For further information visit http://www.fisheriesireland.ie/
Other Places of interest
Ballycroy National Park
Country Life | National Museum of Ireland | Turlough
Ireland West Airport Knock
Traditional Music 1 miles. Childrens Playground, Leisure Club with gym, hot-tub, sauna, steam room, Leisure centre and indoor pool, Cinema 4 miles. Fishing, Horse riding, Walking - Hill, Golf 5 miles.
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