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Cavan Hill Cottage

(Ref. 18259)

Ballinrobe, County Mayo Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Yes, it is out in the sticks, so be prepared for driving."

    There was everything there we required, the owners live next door and are so welcoming and helpful. So easy to get to Castlebar, Galway and Roscommon from there, so a good place to base yourself.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2024

  • "I'm just back from spending 3 nights in this haven."

    This was the ideal home away from home for me - a perfect representation of irish country life at it's best. The house was a steal for such a low price - everything was clean (this was important for me), tidy and cosy and had everything I needed. The sheep (and baby lambs), cattle and dogs made it really special. The owners couldn't have been nicer while still respecting privacy. I needed to step outside of my routine- this was the perfect escape. 5* I would highly recommend to anyone wanting a traditional irish countryside experience. I will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Mar 2024

  • "The property was quite nice cosy and warm, but there were a few issues, the microwave was dirty and rusty, the oven hob was very old fashioned and took ages to heat up, the toaster was small and dirty."

    The beds were very soft and not very comfortable. There was mould in one of the shower units and the shower didn't work very well (en suite) the main shower was adequate. There was a basin in the sink which was worn old and dirty. Bed linen didn't seem very clean and there were cob webs and dead flies on the window sills. Out the back door the guttering's were leaking and it was muddy and wet, there was no covering or clean dry place to sit or walk outside. There were lots of mouse traps to be seen thankfully didn't see any mice whilst there ! Bit disappointing that the hosts did not pop round to ask if we were comfortable, kept a big distance. Nice cottage but lots of room for improvement.

    Reviewed by Annmarie2.2Feb 2024

  • "Perfect cosy cottage for a week of quiet retreat and relaxation."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2024

  • "My second stay here."

    Clean and comfortable and nicely located. I mean to return.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Aug 2023

  • "All ok except: The details re the cottage say that there is a DVD available."

    There was no DVD available. The toilet bowl in the main shower room was broken where it is attached to the floor and therefore unstable. Settee really needs replacing, very uncomfortable.

    Toilet was replaced as soon as i was aware of the crack on one side. The settee is a fine solid oak framed piece of furniture, unfortunate that this quest found it uncomfortable, others have found it comfortable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joseph3.1Jul 2023

  • "Loved our stay, we have stayed before and would stay again."

    Just a shame about the poor shower facilities.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Jun 2023

  • "Exactly as described, suited me very well, owners friendly and helpful."

    Would return. Thanks

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Just the settee and chair in kitchen abit old and uncomfortable bed was great we enjoyed our stay no end thanks"

    Reviewed by Patrick4.7Mar 2023

  • "The property was perfect for what we needed as we were out walking most days."

    The showers were not the best and the beds not the most comfortable but we managed. We had an issue with a light bulb and one of the showers but the owner responded really quickly to sort out. Perfect location for exploring Galway and Mayo. Would definitely recommend for the price.

    Reviewed by Janice3.1Oct 2022

  • "Lovely comfy little cottage in a quiet spot on a farm at the end of the track."

    The owners were very friendly, cheerful and helpful. The cottage is handy for Cong, Westport, Galway and Castebar amongst many other places of interest.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2022

  • "Reasonably priced, Cavan Hill Cottage is roomy, clean and comfortable."

    The house is plentifully supplied, (decent pots/pans, cutlery/crockery, white goods and more) for a comfy stay. Peaceful, (typically Irish) location only 2 miles from Balinrobe with all the shops/supermarkets you need, and nicely situated for your day trips etc. The owners are friendly and helpful and I fully intend to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jun 2022

  • "Well equipped and friendly hosts Would stay again"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    Really cosy. Would definitely recommend staying here. And I will definitely be booking this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Noirin5.0Feb 2022

  • "Very well presented cottage."

    Hosts were exceptional. Beautiful location to spend a week.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2021

  • "Well equipped, cosy & comfortable!"

    Reviewed by Nick4.4Aug 2021

  • "The house is tidy and with good facilities."

    It's In a quiet country place, not very far from the town with supermarkets, pubs and cafes The owner is friendly and considerate, he kept us stocked with wood for the fire. We had an enjoyable break there.

    Reviewed by David4.1Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was spacious and very comfortable"

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2019

  • "Instructions for reaching the property need to be clearer."

    For example, to know that Convent Road start in the middle of town and heads South past the schools would be helpful.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2019

  • "This property needs to cleaned up and decorated to a more modern standard and the plumbing system needs to be checked out, shower broke of, water was either scalding or freezing."

    Couldn't recommend it.

    Reviewed by Noreen1.9Aug 2018

  • "It is very strange that there was no one who received you and who gave some explanation."

    In fact, we did not speak to anyone during the whole week.

    Reviewed by Theo2.5Jul 2018

  • "This is a great base for travelling to Cong, Ashford Castle, Westport and Galway all within 40 minutes drive or less."

    Great lakes, lough and rivers which my husband enjoyed kayaking along. The trout and salmon were jumping out of the water. We went to Achill Island and my husband ran the 26.2 mile greenway between Westport and Achill sound. My elderly mum came with us and because the cottage is all on one floor she was able to get around great. We loved the multistove fuel fire and the wonderful smell of the turf.

    Reviewed by Geraldine4.7Jul 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two double bedrooms (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove.
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Saorview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles.

The property

Ballinrobe 2 miles.

A well-presented detached cottage located two miles from the market town of Ballinrobe, County Mayo.

Furnished and decorated to a good standard, this single-storey Ballinrobe cottage provides comfortable accommodation for families and friends who are looking to experience life in the west of Ireland.

This cottage near Ballinrobe offers two delightful double bedrooms, including one with an en-suite shower room, and the open plan living area with multi-fuel stove is an ideal place to enjoy the peace and quiet.

Light the barbecue in the enclosed lawned garden and sit back and relax in the evening sunshine, or why not unwind with a good book and cold drink?

Close by is the town of Ballinrobe, which is believed to be the oldest town in Mayo and provides an ideal base for touring the area.

Just a short drive from Ballinrobe is the world famous Connemara National Park, where you can take in breathtaking scenery, or head to the charming town of Cong to see the stunning Ashford Castle.

A lovely Ballinrobe cottage, which can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

About the location


Westport 20 miles; Galway 30 miles.

Ballinrobe is a lively market town on the River Robe in County Mayo, close to Lough Mask, Lough Carra and Lough Corrib. Geographically, it is ideally located as a touring base for those wishing to explore Galway, Mayo and west Ireland. Dating back to the 1300s, Ballinrobe is believed to be the oldest town in South Mayo, and is surrounded by many features of archaeological, architectural, historic and ecological interest. Ballinrobe is known as the lake angling centre of the west, and with 60,000 acres of lough fishing, and miles of river fishing close by, it is easy to see why, plus the town offers a championship 18 hole golf course and spring and summer horse racing meetings. For day trips, the stunning Mayo coastline can be easily reached in half an hour, and a visit to the world-famous Connemara National Park, with its breathtaking walks and amazing scenery, makes for an unforgettable day trip.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas