Cregan Cottage

Drumagh, Killasser near Swinford, County Mayo (Ref. 15209)

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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
  • Washing machine
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The property

Swinford 6 miles. Situated in the rural townland of Drumagh, Killasser on the border of counties Mayo and Sligo and set on a working livestock farm is this delightfully pretty cottage near Swinford.

Beautifully presented and set across one floor, this stone-fronted, Swinford cottage has been lovingly refurbished and maintains much of the original cottage's charm and character.

The homely feel of the open plan kitchen and living space is complemented by the exposed wooden beams, while the whole area is warmed by a cosy solid fuel stove housed in an impressive feature fireplace, with the welcoming owners happy to supply all the fuel you need.

To the front of your Swinford cottage is a well-kept lawned garden, complete with water feature, while the rear of the property boasts a herb garden, as well as a collection of fruit trees, with visitors welcome to enjoy the harvest when in season.

Those looking to get away from it all will enjoy the peaceful setting, but the amenities of Swinford and the charming village of Aclare are never far away should you need them.

Children can make the acquaintance of the friendly donkey in the field opposite, while the Blue Flag beach at Enniscrone is less than an hour's drive.

With fishing, golf, museums and traditional music all available locally, this wonderful Swinford cottage is the perfect place for your Irish getaway.


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 2 x double (1 with access from 1 side only), 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. External utility with WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with solid fuel stove.


Oil central heating with solid fuel stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer and washing machine in utility, TV with Freeview, CD/radio. Fuel and power included in rent Apr-Oct inclusive, €25 supplement payable directly to owner Nov-March inclusive. Fuel for solid fuel stove inc. in rent all year round. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 4 cars. Lawned front garden with water feature, rear patio with furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 3 miles.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Cregan cottage”
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    • “Stayed here last week, we were welcomed with delicious scones. This beautiful cottagehas all the facilities you will need. Set out in the country side but not too far away from local towns, this cottage is perfect for a break. The garden is just beautiful and great for having bbq. Daisy the donkey was always there to meet you and never said no to a carrot! The bedrooms etc are very clean and bedding is very cosy and comfortable. The owner is very friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend this cottage.”

    Erinn M, July 2015

    • “A lovely holiday!”
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    • “My husband and dog stayed in Cregan Cottage earlier this month and it was a wonderful retreat. We took spare blankets to cover their couch and chairs so that little Zola (the dog) didn't leave paw prints every where and she loved it there! We felt so safe and relaxed, coming from Galway City centre it was great to be able to sit in the evening with the back door and front door open letting the dog potter around the lovely gardens to her hearts content. Daisy the donkey was great company, we fed her a carrot every day and each morning she'd potter up to the fence to greet us :o) The local shops were approx a 10 minute drive and we were within very easy reach of Castlerbar, Foxford, Westport, Ballina and the Achill Islands. The stove in the lounge helped to make our evenings very cosy and the bbq set out the back gave us additional eating options if the evenings were mild. The house was very clean, with plenty of bedding and towels. The bathroom is very new with a great power shower and the bed in the main bedroom was very comfortable with a window view over the front garden. in the morning I would read in bed and look over and see Daisy the donkey pottering in her field. We will definately go back one day, lots of fond memories are held there! Lou and Zola (and the husband)”

    Lousqueeza, Galway, Ireland, September 2014

    • “Exceptional Standard!”
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    • “Cannot recommend this property enough. Absolutely picturesque surroundings, including luxury landscaped gardens front and back. Interior to a high stand, very clean and user friendly - including tv with hdmi On arrival met by very nice and friendly owner, with milk, butter, tea and coffee ..and homemade scones to boot! Lots to do in the local areas (Castlebar, Westport etc) or perfect place just to relax and escape. Will definitely be back!”

    Lyndsay T, United Kingdom, May 2013

    • “Picture postcard cottage, a credit to the owners”
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    • “Just back from a lovely break at Cregan Cottage. A beautiful little cottage in rural setting in County Mayo. It is picture postcard perfect!! Great if you want to get away from it all but love a little bit of luxury too. The cottage is beautiful with all mod cons. Totally secluded but just a short drive from some of Mayo's lovely villages and beaches. We travelled with 2 teenage boys (13, 17) and our dog. The boys were instantly smitten by the donkey at the bottom of the garden and we found plenty of activities such as surfing, swimming and tree adventures within a short drive. We had dinner and a show in Hotel Westport and ate twice in The Gateway Hotel, Swinford. Foxford Mill is well worth a visit too. The cottage is a credit to Margaret & Brendan!”

    Sharon M, Derry NI, August 2012

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    • “A great break at a lovely cottage. The owners were very friendly and helpful, would recommend to anyone. The best cottage we have stayed in yet.”

    Mr Vance, Larne, May 2015

    • “This cottage gave us a chance to reflect and enjoy the real parts of Ireland. We got to meet many local farmers and everyone was so very friendly. We had a wonderful time, the owners are amazing people and treated us wonderfully.”

    Mrs Johnston, Niverville, May 2014

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About the location


Westport 28 miles; Sligo 35 miles.

Swinford is a market town in County Mayo, located approximately 11 miles from Knock International Airport. Situated on a tributary of the River Moy, Swinford is known for its fishing waters, which include the Callow Lakes (which yield excellent brown trout) and the lakes of Conn and Cullin. It is home to one of Mayo's largest summer festivals with pageantry, ceili dancing and heritage displays depicting many of the traditions of East Mayo. Swinford offers a nine hole golf course, pony trekking and nature walks while, in the evenings, the town's pubs offer traditional Irish music. A wealth of archaeological sites are within walking distance of the town, and it is an excellent base from which to tour many of Mayo's visitor attractions including Croagh Patrick, Ceide Fields and the Foxford Woollen Mills.