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The Thatched Cottage

(Ref. 2869)

Drummin near Westport, County Mayo Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place to stay!"

    Beautiful surroundings, we had a great time!

    Reviewed by Nicole3.1Jul 2024

  • "The thatched cottage is very accurately described."

    We stayed for 3 weeks and enjoyed our time. Good quality WiFi. The owners were very attentive and kind. The location is remote a car is essential. The scenery is lovely. Lots of great walking and cycling opportunities.

    Reviewed by Denise3.4Jun 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage!"

    It felt remote and rustic to us, we loved the views and the sheep. Elizabeth was wonderful. She came over to help us get a fire going and we really enjoyed talking with her. Definitely memorable. Bring all your groceries, enjoy a peaceful time!

    Reviewed by Landis5.0Apr 2024

  • "Very disappointed."

    Wouldn’t have taken too much for the grass to have been mown or a few flowers to have been planted. Dirty stove which obviously hadn’t been cleaned either inside or out in a very long time. Spent first couple of nights coughing for England. We cleaned it ourselves in the end. Dirty plates and cutlery. Even more disgusting duvets covered with marks and stains. Went to Tesco in Westport in desperation to buy new ones. Everything done on the cheap.

    Reviewed by Suzanne1.6Apr 2024

  • "A birthday treat for me."

    I did not wish for a city break or anything elaborate. The cottage fitted the bill perfectly. Quiet, beautful views of the mountains an idyllic spot. Some nice features are the large bedroom and the compact one, the ten minute walk to the local public house (be sure to take a good strong torch with you) and simply chilling out in front of a roaring turf fire. Totally my scene - loved it.

    Reviewed by Henry5.0Feb 2024

  • "What a beautiful little cottage."

    Stayed with family and we loved it. Very warm and cosy with the stove and plenty of turf and logs provided. Our bed was comfy and although there's not a huge amount of space it was perfect for 5 people and our doggie with 2 sharing doubles and a single. Walking distance to Breslin's pub which looked closed but was open so you should check that out for a nice Guinness. Also perfect for looking at the stars and managed to capture the milky way on my camera it was so dark outside. Westport is a great town to eat and drink and shop. You should also do the nearby Sheffrey Pass scenic route drive as the photos from the top are amazing and there's a picnic table if you want to eat lunch up there.

    Thanks for your nice review it was lovely having you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jan 2024

  • "True character cottage, lovely peaceful setting, but very quirky, and description of the property as compact is misleading."

    Trying to cram in more beds, and an extra bedroom, has resulted in an impossibly narrow passage which means sliding in sideways to access the bathroom. Hard to imagine how 5 people (bed capacity) would fare in the rest of the cottage which was fine for 1-2 but in winter would be cramped for more. No doubt a lovely place in spring and summer but in winter the cottage was seriously cold, pre-set storage heaters and woodburning stove took the edge off but no more. Owners could not have predicted or helped power cuts, loss of wifi and phone signal due to storms, but it would be good to provide torch and candles in case of such eventualities (as other properties do as a matter of course). And given lack of phone signal, either to know where owners lived to be able to contact them and/or for them to check that all was ok and keep whoever is in the cottage updated (only the owner can report loss of power and other services).

    Reviewed by Vyvyan2.5Jan 2024

  • "The cottage is old-fashioned and delightful, it has retained lots of original features and the open fire was a special pleasure."

    Patrick is a charming host.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Aug 2023

  • "Basic acommodation could do with updating especially the fridge but still an enjoyable stay"

    Reviewed by Francis3.1Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic holiday a lot to see in that area."

    Cottage clean and comfortable.

    Thank you very much for your feedback hope to see you again sometime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leonard5.0May 2023

  • "Cottage was accurately advertised but even so sloping floor and low door lintels were a challenge as was the tony kitchen workspace."

    However our hostess was lovely and attentive and welcomed us with a blazing peat fire and plenty of fuel. We had a comfortable stay and enjoyed the local scenery and walking from the door.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4May 2023

  • "The accommodation is pleasant, Elisabeth had lit the fire for us for our arrival, very pleasant!"

    watch out for tall people the doors are small! and the house is on a slope! the garden well and the view is beautiful.

    Reviewed by Cylia4.4Apr 2023

  • "We were a party of 2 with a dog who stayed in the cottage in cold weather."

    We found the stove excellent and were warm and cosy for all our stay. Our hosts made us feel very welcome all through our stay and we found the cottage well located for exploring much of Mayo. We loved the traditional feel of the cottage and think it's perfectly suited for 2 or 3 guests.

    Reviewed by Micheal4.4Feb 2023

  • "This 250 year old cottage retains its character."

    It was ideal for our needs (2 adults and a dog). I couldn't fault it. And we are looking forward to returning next year.

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a great stay at the cottage and would return Thanks"

    Reviewed by Francis3.8Sep 2022

  • "After a warm and friendly reception, very helpfull to repair de toiletpot that was lose, we found out that the cottage was very basic."

    We knew the cottage was 200 years old, and we loverd the way it looked, but the way the entrance to the second bedroom and the bathroom was situated was very narrow. The bathroom was very oldfashioned, the shower was a claustrofobic experience. Kitchen was very basic with hardly any space to walk and use the counter. The fridge was falling apart and made a lot of noise. We think the cottage was way to highpriced in relation to what we got for 800 pounds. Now having holiday in our second Sykes-cottage, for what we paid exactly the same amount of money, we have a perfect, luxurious cottage.

    Reviewed by Winfried2.8Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our break away in this beautiful cottage."

    The location was perfect and not too far from the town and beaches. The only downside would be from looking at the pictures of the cottage on the site, it looked really remote. However it is right beside other houses. Although the neighbours were lovely, we would have loved if it was more remote and quiet. Overall the cottage was beautiful and we would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Amanda3.8Jul 2022

  • "The thatched cottage was quaint and comfortable."

    It is located in a quiet country area with stunning views of the nearby mountains. We loved the country sounds particularly the sheep and lambs calling to each other. It provided us with a week of peace and tranquility as it is set on a most private site. The cottage was a haven of cool during the recent heatwave.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.4Jul 2022

  • "While the pictures and description of the cottage are relatively accurate (although while we were there, the cottage was never as bright as shown in the photos), they omit certain crucial aspects, which detracted very much from our stay in the cottage."

    Most of the furnishings, including the kitchen, the beds and bedding and the shower, are old and grubby. The shower cubicle does not fit in the space allotted to it, so it is impossible to open the doors properly. The worst aspect, however, is the division of the lower part of the cottage into the windowless shower room and a claustrophobic double bedroom, these two rooms separated by a wedge-shaped “hall” which tapers to the width of a small sweeping brush. It is all done on the cheap, with ugly wooden panelling and sliding doors. Access to the shower room is only really possible when the bedroom sliding door is open. We didn't notice much traditional Irish charm inside the cottage, but if you have nostalgia for grim 1980s bedsits, this is the place for you.

    Reviewed by Jonathan1.9Aug 2021

  • "The thatched cottage was great , it had everything we needed for a comfortable stay , really enjoyed our week ."

    . location is amazing

    Reviewed by Kate4.1Aug 2021

  • "Really lovely space."

    Beautiful views.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2021

  • "Rural location with fantastic views of surrounding mountains, within easy drive ..."

    Rural location with fantastic views of surrounding mountains, within easy drive of the most picturesque scenic drives can’t recommend this place highly enough and will definitely be back again

    Reviewed by Samuel5.0Sep 2020

  • "Cottage exactly as described."

    Authentic thatched cottage.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.4Aug 2020

  • "Quiet location and a good base to explore the west coast of Ireland."

    Hosts provided plenty of turf to keep the open fire going. A really good holiday.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2020

  • "The scenery is fantastic and the weather was very good , fortunately !"

    it was a lovely snug thatched cottage.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Aug 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our weekend at the Thatched Cottage."

    The scones on arrival were delicious and much appreciated. The cottage is comfortable and cosy, with a homely atmosphere and the setting is stunning, which we loved. If you are looking for luxury, then this may not be for you but we would be very happy to return for another visit.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Jan 2020

  • "Host was lovely."

    She made us scones on arrival and was very helpful. Very quaint little cottage with a lot of character. Very quiet, comfy beds, good facilities, stunning views. Very small - would be fine for a couple or family of 3 but we were a family of 5 and it felt quite cramped. Second bedroom was tiny but master bedroom was massive. We stayed there for 3 nights, and whilst we did like it, that was enough for us as we had seen everything there was to see in the local area. Location was good for exploring the local area.

    Reviewed by Kristie4.1Oct 2019

  • "All as expected - owners were very helpful - stunning countryside on your door ..."

    All as expected - owners were very helpful - stunning countryside on your door step - we had a great time and would love to return one day

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2018

  • "A trip back down memory lane how life used to be in Ireland, Thick stone whitewashed walls, quirky uneven floors cosy living dining room with all you need on a holiday which you are out and about during the day, Bedrooms are comfortable, second one very small so but bed comfortable."

    The storage heaters keep it warm and there is no smell of damp as some of these cottages have. The surrounding countryside is wonderful great views of the mountains and some really crazy roads. Hikers and walkers would love this place as a base. We had a brilliant time and a very friendly welcome. Thank you. I would definitely be happy to go back there

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Oct 2018

  • "Externally the cottage is picture perfect, with a lovely new thatch."

    The setting and views across the valley are amazing. The cottage was well situated for us to enjoy cycling the Greenway from Newport to Achill, and by contrast enjoy a ferry trip to Inishmore and Inishbofin in the opposite direction. Near to Connemara and Nephin Beg. Just 45 minutes drive from Knock Airport. The cottage is in need of some update internally, however the owner did give us a very warm welcome, with home made scones, and a peat fire lit in the log/peat burner. We had a very enjoyable holiday despite a fair bit of rain.

    Reviewed by Martin4.1Sep 2018

  • "The Thatched Cottage was a lovely place to stay."

    The scenery in Mayo is stunning, there is plenty of things to do and the local people very friendly. I would certainly return in the future.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2018

  • "Great location, and with the extremely good weather life was outside most of the time."

    Reviewed by Gert3.4Jun 2018

  • "The Ower was a nice chap, but the cottage was dirty."

    Cobwebs in cubboads ,the toilets leaked,the furniture was done,the curtains done,the chairs at the table shaky, the wood burner door catch not working properly, the shower door fitted that it only opens one side and large people could not get a shower, a smell of damp in back bedroom . Tv is needing replaced , gaps under door that mice can came in, I used to use bothys for hill walking and this property would be in that category, we left two days early in our holiday and this was part of the reason , it was not worth the money we paid, Sorry but we are not difficult people rarely complain , hope this is helpful

    Reviewed by James Philip1.3May 2018

  • "Outside lovely as per webpic, though grass (freshly cut) rough, and garden bare of plants."

    Master bedroom lilac and light and big, though second bed tucked in rather spoilt it for us (just a couple). Electric shower and immersion worked well and heater in cold bathroom appreciated. Cold building but peat fire excellent and supply of peat endless. TV and seating old and shabby (though clean), need replacing. Lovely dining table though covered in rough plastic. Table mats natural fibre would cure at once. Lighting in sitting room very gloomy, side lights would cure. Lovely scones on arrival. Would be lovely property if given a bit of attention.

    Reviewed by Wyn3.1May 2018

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  • 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, Wifi, 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.

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.

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?

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas