Darbys Cottage

Shrule near Ballinrobe, County Mayo (Ref. 916226)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • “Perfect”

    We have just spent a lovely week at Darbys cottage. It’s perfect for a relaxing holiday with everything you could need. Joe and Ann-Marie are great hosts, on hand if you need anything but leave you to enjoy your holiday

    We have just spent a lovely week at Darbys cottage. It’s perfect for a relaxing holiday with everything you could need. Joe and Ann-Marie are great hosts, on hand if you need anything but leave you to enjoy your holiday The cottage is ideally situated on the Mayo/ Galway border with plenty of places to visit near by. On the day we arrived Ann Marie welcomed us with a basket of biscuits, scones , butter and jam which was a lovely gesture. We would recommend Derbys cottage to everyone.

    - Blondebombsite, June 2018
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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Shrule 3.5 miles.

A welcoming detached cottage situated in a quiet setting, next to a working livestock farm close to the village of Shrule, County Mayo.

This lovely Shrule cottage charms and enchants from the moment you walk through the door, with a homely and inviting atmosphere throughout.

Set entirely on the ground floor, the three cosy bedrooms of this cottage near Shrule are complemented by an open plan living area that benefits from a roaring multi-fuel stove, the perfect accompaniment after a long day exploring the sights of Ireland’s glorious west.

Outside, soak up the peace and tranquillity from the patio area at this Mayo cottage, maybe with a glass of your favourite tipple or a good book.

This Shrule cottage is superbly located for discovering so many different attractions of the Emerald Isle.

A short drive will bring you to the cosmopolitan city of Galway.

The cobbled streets are home to a lively bar and restaurant scene with traditional Irish music and many cultural events with a wide range of annual festivals.

This Mayo holiday home sits close to the Connemara National Park with many walking and cycling routes amongst the spectacular soaring peaks and sweeping valleys, and fishermen are spoilt for choice with Lough Corrib and Lough Mask nearby, with boat hire readily available.

Cong is also within easy reach, a popular village known as the Gateway to Connemara.

Head north for Westport, a fantastic town overlooked by the imposing Croagh Patrick Mountain that affords breathtaking views across the islands of Clew Bay.

The towns of Oughterard, Castlebar and Clifden are also within easy reach, as is the wonderful coastline of North County Clare, featuring the mystical Burren National Park.

A memorable Irish self-catering holiday cottage with so much to see and do in the area.


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove.


  • Electric central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing achine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking for 3 cars
  • Front lawned garden and rear patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.25 miles
  • Note: As cottage is situated next to a working farm, children should be supervised.

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About the location


Ballinrobe 10 miles; Galway 20 miles.

The quaint village of Shrule lies on Black River which forms the boundary between County Mayo and County Galway. The village is identifiable as you approach by Shrule Castle, an indicator of the village’s colourful and sometimes aggressive history. Located on the main N84 route to Galway City, Shrule is home to a supermarket and a number of friendly pubs. The rural setting is ideally situated for touring around many places of interest, such as the Connemara National Park, Galway City, Westport and Knock shrine.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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