You are viewing a holiday cottage to rent in Westport, Clew Bay, County Mayo. It is a Detached Bungalow.
This lovely modern bungalow is situated in a peaceful location five minutes walk from the village of Aughagower and five miles from Westport. Its is well equipped and the gardens surrounding the property are spacious and well maintained, with a river running along the front of the property, the perfect natural water feature! A modem is provided for internet access. It is a great touring base for Achill Island, Connemara and Galway City, all within 1 hours drive.
Shop. Pub 880 yards. Restaurant 5 miles. Beach 10 miles.
GF: lounge, kitchen/diner, utility room, 2 doubles 1 with ensuite shower room, twin, playroom, bathroom with shower over bath.
Electricity and oil central heating included, linen and towels included, cot, high chair, TV, dvd player, CD, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, realistic coal effect fire, washer/dryer, internet access, uk tv channels, partially enclosed garden, garden furniture, locked shed available for storage, private off road parking. One pet welcome.
~ There is a river which runs along the garden at the front of the house it is usually fairly low but if there is a lot of rain it fills, for this reason extreme care needed if children are traveling
~ There is a modem available at the property for internet access free of charge for guests use.
Centrally located this stunning home is only 10 minutes away from the new Western Greenway cycling route from Westport to Mulranny which provides breathtaking scenery en route.
Aughagower, or Aghagower which translates from Irish (Achadh Ghobhair) as 'the plain of the springs' was an important Patrician centre.
One of the monuments still in existence is the 'Leaba Phadraig' (St Patrick's Bed) where the saint is reputed to have slept. Pilgrims performed stations between the bed and the holy well, Tobair na nDeachan (the well of the deacons) which has now dried up.
The lovely historic village of Aughagower is dominated by the striking tenth century round tower and a medieval church, both partly restored.
The round tower was built between 973 and 1013 and, legend has it, the top section, having been struck by lightening, landed on the hill of Tavenish, half a mile distant.
An enterprising local woman picked up the cap stone and whisked it off in her apron to the church where it is still to be seen today.
Music Festival in Westport July August Irish bank holiday
Arts festival in October (dates not fixed).
Walking - Easy, Bird watching, Fishing 1 miles. Golf 1.5 miles. Traditional Music, Cinema, Horse riding 4 miles.
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