The Thatched Cottage

Drummin near Westport, County Mayo (Ref. 2869)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
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The property

The Thatched Cottage is a traditional-style Irish cottage set on the outskirts of the sleepy hamlet of Drummin, 10 miles from Westport in County Mayo. Dating back over 200 years the cottage has a number of quirky features, which add to its charm and appeal, including uneven and sloping floors, low-height door frames and a traditional Irish fireplace complete with woodburner. The property provides compact, simple but comfortable accommodation with an open plan living area, cosy family bedroom and additional smaller bedroom. Outside, the lawned garden with seating offers views of the nearby mountains, while excellent walking and hiking are available from the door. Nearby Westport is an official access point for the award-winning off road cycling and walking trail, Great Western Greenway. This traffic-free route runs between Westport and Achill Island along the route of the old railway line, and enjoys some magnificent scenery including along the Clew Bay coastline. The Thatched Cottage provides lovely character accommodation in a pleasant rural area, and is a perfect base for the Great Western Greenway.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single bed, 1 x double with very limited access and floor space (room is approximately 6' x 6' in size) and access from one side of bed only. Shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC. Compact open plan living area with basic kitchen facilities, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.


  • Electric storage heating with woodburner
  • Gas cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, DVD, CD/cassette player
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden to front with garden table & chairs
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop & pub 5 mins walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Just what we hoped for - simple accommodation in a great location”
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    • “The location is really rural and tranquil - a thatched cottage in a small, friendly farming community with great views and a nice bar just five minutes walk away. The cottage is not luxurious but comfortable enough (and authentic) and the owners were very helpful. There was plenty of turf and wood for the stove and we just loved the scent of peat in the air. The area around is full of interest and spectacular views. Westport is an elegant and fascinating town with really good food (we had a superb meal at the Sage restaurant) and much to see including Westport House. We found the Thatched Cottage was the perfect base for day trips to places like Clare Island, Croag Patrick and the astonishingly beautiful Connemara Mountains. Strongly recommended!”

    Asphodel2014, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, October 2014

    • “A fantastic Irish experience!”
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    • “We loved our stay in the Thatched cottage- it is not luxurious, but we were not looking for luxury. We enjoy walking and the views were spectacular. The Thatched Cottage was the perfect base for our holiday. We could dry out our socks in front of the peat fire when it rained (which it did quite a lot) and it was quite a short drive into Westport where we enjoyed a drop of the black stuff and some fantastic music of an evening. Our hosts could not have been more friendly and accommodating. I would heartily recommend the Thatched Cottage to anyone who is after an authentic experience and who doesn't mind uneven floors!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Chelmsford, December 2012

    • “Cottage with Great Character!”
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    • “This cottage is quirky, has uneven floors, a shower room which could not be described as spacious and is full of character. As other reviewers have said, it is basic but certainly has everything you would need for a week's stay. Unfortunately the owners were not on site to meet us on arrival as they were away, but we had no problem accessing the property. They met us the following day and were very friendly and helpful. The fire was great (the evenings were chilly) and it was a new experience to burn the peat provided as part of the rental. The cottage was certainly warm and cosy. It would be advisable to take food supplies with you as you arrive as there was nothing at all provided. Westport - the nearest town - has shops and supermarkets and the pubs and bars are great for traditional Irish music. The surrounding area has spectacular scenery with mountains and the coast quite close by - a car is essential. When we were there (June) the mosquitos were active, so take insect repellent!”

    Mabel58, Tring, United Kingdom, July 2015

    • “A compact and comfortable cottage”
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    • “The cottage was, as indicated in the description, quirky, sloping floors and bijou. It was very comfortable, very well equipped for self-catering, and very well placed to explore both Mayo and beautiful Galway and Connemara, with its mountains and lovely coastline. We are going back for two weeks next year, we enjoyed it so much! Its proximity to the pretty town of Westport made it great for shopping for food and local sights. The cottage is situated in a very pretty location, surrounded by farmland and view of mountains. Great!”

    Gwyneth, Near Kilsyth, Scotland, September 2011

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    • “Loved the cosy feel of the cottage”

    Mrs Rorke, Palatine, October 2014

    • “This is a romantic old house in beautiful surroundings.”

    Mr Schlodder, Balingen, July 2014

    • “A lovely cosy cottage in a super location, we loved the peat burning fire and the warm welcome. Quiet, rural location with lovely views yet a few minutes walk from a pub and an easy drive to the wonderful town of Westport.”

    Ms Coleman, Sheffield, April 2014

    • “The Thatched Cottage is a lovely, pretty property for those looking for something traditional and peacefully quiet, with stunning views of the mountains. It's quite a rural location, so would be perfect for those really looking to step back in time.”

    Mrs Curran, Newry, February 2014

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About the location


Westport 10 miles; Clifden 35 miles.

Drummin is quite a rural village located approximately 10 miles south of Westport in County Mayo. The hilly areas around the village present an attractive web of winding, leafy lanes festooned with honeysuckle and wild roses in season. From the hilltops, superb panoramic views extend across Clew Bay to Clare Island, once a stronghold of the Pirate Queen, Gráinne Uaile. The popular town of Westport is well worth a visit with a wide range of shops, restaurants, pubs and bars, and is alive with traditional music and rich Irish heritage. There are also good fishing rivers within easy reach, including the Erriff River, approximately 8 miles away, and the Delphi River, approximately 6 miles away in the Doolough Valley. For those who enjoy a good walk, nearby Croagh Patrick awaits with invigorating hikes and stunning views. For a memorable day trip, why not head south into County Galway, just over half an hour’s drive away, with magnificent coastal scenery and the world renowned Connemara National Park?