St Joseph

Summerhill near Balla, County Mayo (Ref. 19192)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Balla 5 miles. Adjacent to the owners' own property, surrounded by farms and livestock and enjoying unobstructed, panoramic views of Croagh Patrick, the Nephin and Partry mountains, as well as the plains of Mayo, this 100-year-old detached barn has been lovingly converted into a comfy retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

The open plan living area at this Mayo cottage has been lovingly finished and equipped, including a flat screen TV offering a wide range of television and radio channels, and a stylish dining area.

WiFi is also available.

Set over the ground floor, the older or infirm will appreciate the large shower in the modern en-suite bathroom just off the comfortable double bedroom.

A perfect couples' getaway, this quality Mayo cottage is well placed to discover the delights of this beautiful county, from the imposing Croagh Patrick mountain to the sea-sculpted shores of beautiful Achill Island.

The welcoming owners will be happy to advise you of things to do in the area, and a tasty Irish breakfast pack will be waiting for you in the fridge when you arrive, as well as fresh hens' eggs when available.

Lovers of the great outdoors can enjoy walking, fishing, golfing or horse riding in the area, but even if it's a relaxing, rural getaway that you seek, look no further than this magnificent Mayo cottage.


All ground floor. One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.


Portable oil-filled heaters with fan heater in shower room. Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot. Off road parking for 2 cars. Private patio with furniture. Shared lawn. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles. Note: No children or infants over 18 months.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Couldn't have asked for more!”
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    • “This cottage had everything we needed for our 7 night stay and was a great base to explore the area. It is situated close to the the owner's house on a quiet lane but with amenities only a short drive away. A breakfast parcel (including freshly laid eggs) was provided for our first morning which was much appreciated. The cottage was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. Really could not have asked for a better place to stay. The owners were very friendly and welcoming.”

    Stephanie M, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, June 2013


    • “We had a really nice stay in this cottage. The owners were very friendly. You have a beautiful view and everything you need in the cottage.”

    Mr Czichos, Moenchengladbach, September 2014

About the location


Claremorris 9 miles; Castlebar 9 miles; Westport 19 miles.

Balla is a small village in the centre of County Mayo between Castlebar and Claremorris, which makes it a superb location for visiting this region of Ireland. The village has a number of local pubs which offer a variety of entertainment including Irish music and Ceilis. Nearby Claremorris offers a range of shops, pubs, restaurants and family activities, while just an hour's away, the vibrant and lively city of Galway offers lots for guests to see and do. Connemara National Park is located in Galway and is home to wonderful species of wildlife, including the famous Connemara Pony, while Lough Mask and Lough Corrib are great for fishing.