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6 Strand Cottages

(Ref. 934816)

Achill Island, County Mayo Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed our stay, it was a nice big house close to the beach and pub."

    The house could do with being updated but we would definitely go back there, we understand that it being a holiday rental property, that not everyone treats other people's property with respect and things do get damaged, it's hard for owners to keep throwing money into maintaining there houses only for someone else to come in and disrespect it. My wife and I are disabled and having the downstairs bedroom with ensuite bath and shower was a big plus for us.

    Reviewed by Ray3.8Aug 2023

  • "Pros: Gorgeous scenery; spacious accommodations Cons: Limited kitchen equipment (e."

    G., two wineglasses for a four-bedroom house); uncomfortable beds and pillows

    Reviewed by Katherine2.2Aug 2023

  • "Heather was amazing."

    The property is in a great location and very comfortable. My major complaint is with the management company which never responded once when I reached out. I would recommend everything else.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.1Aug 2023

  • "House was lovely,very big with plenty of bathrooms."

    I was a bit wary when I read some bad reviews but I was pleasantly surprised when I got to the house. It had everything we needed with the beach and hotel close by. Achill is a most beautiful place and Doogort is a lovely part of it. The beach is beautiful and we spent all week down there, it helped that we had wonderful weather. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property is in a great location and is a great size for a larger family however it needs attention and the owner during the course of our stay made efforts to improve it."

    It still has some way to go in my opinion and the listing/advert needs correcting. My biggest issue however was with Sykes customer relation team however who let us down despite their assurances.

    Reviewed by Andrew1.9Jul 2022

  • "The house was in poor repair and dirty."

    The fridge was ancient and mouldy and too small for eight people. There was no freezer section. The range hood was still half wrapped in its delivery plastic, it was clogged with grease and did not work. Grease dropped from it if you used the cooktop. The garden was non existent and you would let kids play in it. The bathroom were dirty and two lacked mirrors. The bedside lamps had no light bulbs. The window coverings were very light and one bedroom window had no window covering. The house sleeps 8 but there were only 6 dining chairs. There was no window covering on the bay window so anyone walking the road could see into the house. There was a section of floor missing in the lounge room. It needs a serious deep clean and repairs before it is let again .

    Thank you for your feedback, we have taken onboard your comments and feedback. We will provide mirrors in the bathrooms and have provided a new freezer. Hogans have inspected our home since your stay and the cooker hood is not grease it is the sticky residue left from the sticker, however the housekeping team have removed this now. Both ourselves and Hogans take the cleanliness of our homes as very important. We listen to both Hogans/Sykes and our customers to ensure they have the best experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan1.3Jun 2022

  • "The booking process through yourselves was hindered by th Covid 19 pandemic and we lost our 1st deposit of £130 for the initial booking as it was for May 2020 and travel was not advised but borders were not closed to visitors."

    We made another booking which through yourselves and the owner we finally arranged for September 2021. Having waited over 16months from the initial booking date we duly arrived at what on paper sounded like our idea of an ideal holiday home. However what we arrived at was far from that. The property smelt musty having only been unoccupied for 1 week. The ashes from an old fire were still in the grate and the fireguard was caked with dust. The hob was covered in grease and grime and 1 cupboard door had remnants of a gravy spillage running down it. The Grill pan for use in the oven was missing from the property. The fridge had no icebox in the top and no facilities to store frozen food or ice for drinks was available in the property. The shower in the downstairs en-suite has a permenant drip. The shower in the upstairs en-suite has a broken connection with the shower hose/showerhead making it unsuable. The leather covering on the sofa and a leather chair in the lounge are split through age in various places. An electric socket in the lounge id damaged and should be replaced as a matter of urgency. We contacted the owner who gave us a refund of 60 euros on the rental. I will not be returning to the property unless the ownwer spend a considerable amount of money refurbishing the property from top to bottom. It begs the question "do you as a company check the properties you act for, or just take the owners word as gospel. This cottage is in such a beautiful location but lets itself down.

    Reviewed by Norman1.9Sep 2021

  • "Listing said check in at 3pm but we were told 4 pm on day before."

    Property was not ready at 4. Emma promised to get us a clothes horse but never delivered. We requested dish cloths but no response. We told Emma that there was a dangerous situation with the septic tank in the garden but no response. Even though the cottage is technically closest to the beach it is practically the furthest because you have to walk past all the other cottages to get to the beach. Property could do with a grill and freezer. It is a great cottage but a little shabby. Heating system is good. Despite all the above we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Paul Mark3.4Aug 2021

  • "This is our 5th stay at the property, in that 5 years the central heating has never worked, neither has the downstairs shower."

    Inside the property needs to be painted and a good maintenance carried out. We book this property because of the location and we have always found it clean and we know what to expect.

    Reviewed by Fiona3.4Jun 2021

  • "No Oil Heating It’s Broke, House was Cold only 3 Plug in Heaters for 7 Rooms, 1 out of 3 Showers Working, No Hot Water, No Bins Rubbish From last Family outside Door, Was Promised Turf & Coal Deliver Never got Anything bought my Own, No Towels had to Buy are own, My Family wanted to leave after the First Day I asked them to Stay give it a chance for things to be Sorted they Weren't, My Wife’s Mother and Partner left after 4 Nights and us 4 left after 6 Nights, Work Needs to be Done on this house it Costs a lot to Stay here and then having to buy Fuel and Towels puts Extra Cost to the Holiday."

    Reviewed by Ciaran1.3Jun 2021

  • "House is well located, close to beautiful beach."

    It is spacious and functional but the finish feels like a student house. Garden completely wild, a bedroom door coming off hinges, downstairs shower not working, lack of items such as teapot, coffeepot, or chopping board in kitchen etc.... Dugort is a great location, food in the strand hotel is good, there is also a small shop. Great for water sports and for families

    Reviewed by Marion3.4Aug 2020

  • "Great location."

    A few issues but they were sorted out quickly by the owner with help from my brother who was a heating expert.

    Reviewed by Grace3.8Aug 2019

  • "No blinds on the windows up stairs electric shower up stairs no working right ..."

    No blinds on the windows up stairs electric shower up stairs no working right shower down stairs not working needs a lot of work done it could be a good house a good location

    Reviewed by Wayne2.5Jul 2019

  • "Location is everything!"

    This is our third time staying in this property. Five minutes easy walk to the beautiful beach in Dugort, the hotel and local cafe. Achill Island is a wonderful location with spectacular scenery. Lots of activities for all the family. The property comfortably sleeps eight people, is clean, warm and is as presented in th ad. Would reccomend it. We have booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.1Jun 2019

  • "Had to fashion blinds over windows with black bin bags to get some sleep - ..."

    Had to fashion blinds over windows with black bin bags to get some sleep - blinds for velux windows are inexpensive and easy to fit unable to use back or patio doors as there was no key internet poor apart from that a wonderful location and generally an enjoyable stay tho a tad pricey

    Reviewed by Terry3.4Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful location."

    Blinds on the velux windows are an essential upgrade requirement as it’s very bright at night. Had to hunt around for towels.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1May 2019

  • "The house did not deliver on its promise."

    We had to replace multiple lightbulbs. Some curtains were torn . We even had to buy our own toiletbrush ....

    Many thanks for your feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner in order to maintain our property standards. Your views are as valued as your initial booking so that we can keep providing the best UK holiday experience. I can see we have addressed the issues and the complaint has been resolved. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Harold2.8Oct 2018

  • "We had a previous very positive experience with a Hogans cottage and so we had high expectations."

    The location of this facility was excellent and as described. The place was clean on arrival. However the property was lacking any effort to make it really comfortable. There were no blinds on any of the four skylight bedroom windows. The other windows had the cheapest most transparent curtains possible. We had to buy tinfoil and sellotape to cover up the windows to enable us to sleep past sunrise. This meant we were unable to appreciate views from bedroom windows during the daytime. Very dissappoiting. Everything had the feeling of the cheapest job possible to finish. We couldn't access wifi and eventually found a router but the account had no credit on it. A welcome booklet about the houses facilities would have been helpful to explain where this was and the credit should have been topped up. Certain things available at the previous location would have made our stay more comfortable, a high chair, a coffee maker, more pots, one decent knife, an grill that you could use without smoking out the whole house, some oven trays (we had to buy one), garden furniture and a bbq and just a general effort to make the place feel like some effort went in to makng it homely. My standards were high after our last experience. Next time I think I'll just air bnb it.

    Reviewed by Breffni2.8Jul 2018

  • "Achill is an amazing location."

    This house is situated an easy 5 minute walk from a beautiful beach.. Loved every minute of our holiday

    Reviewed by Fiona4.1Jun 2018

  • "The location is superb and it was made great by 2 weeks of fantastic weather."

    as with some other Irish owners more effort could of gone into making the property excellent. Everything was OK but the outside of the house was a building site. In comparison to the prevoius property the bedding towels etc were clean but very basic quality. The felt the owner lacked interest in maximising what he had. I would of paid more happily if he ungraded it all.

    Reviewed by Ben4.1May 2018

  • "Billy was extremely welcoming and the cottage was very comfortable."

    Absolutely loved being so close to a beautiful beach and had a meal at the hotel just across the way. A very relaxing week was had by all!

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2018

  • "Position on map when first looking at cottage did not turn out to be a reality , it was misleading as we only received actual address once we had paid in full , would have been better to have had this information before booking as it caused issues for travel arrangements for us to attend the wedding we went for."

    Although saying that position of cottage on beach near strand hotel was very good .

    Reviewed by Gordon3.3Dec 2017

  • "Very enjoyable break, loved the house, so so comfortable."

    Bag of turf and a bottle of wine welcoming gift.. Would highly recommend this house for a family holiday. Will be back.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.8Oct 2017

  • "“A brilliant location next to the beach, a beautiful bay and sound of the waves."

    If you need to get away from it all and totally relax this is the ideal place to come.”

    Reviewed by Romas4.8Dec 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x single, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area (seats 6) and sitting area (seats 7) with open fire.
  • Electric heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, , dishwasher
  • Utility room with chest freezer and washing machine.
  • TV with Saorview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Open garden to the rear with lawn and picnic bench
  • Ample off road parking
  • Gravelled area to front
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub, coast and beach 5 mins walk
  • Note, the former oil radiators are still in place at the property but the property is now fully heated by electric heaters.

The property

A superb detached house situated 100 metres from a lovely blue flag beach in Dugort with sea views and a short walk to the sea edge.

This charming house is perfect for family and friends to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, surrounded by breathtaking scenery situated by the sultry mount Slievemore.

Tastefully furnished with both comfort and convenience in mind, the house has four lovely bedrooms spread over two floors.

Downstairs you will find a well-equipped open plan living area with a kitchen, perfect for whipping up a tasty breakfast to prepare you for a day of exploring, a dining area with enough room to seat six for a celebratory meal and a sitting area with a warming open fire, ideal for curling up with a good book and a mug of hot cocoa in the chillier months.

Stroll down to the beach and soak up the summer sun or relax with a refreshing drink of something cool safe in the knowledge that home is just a short walk away.

Indeed, with plenty of spectacular scenery on the island you will certainly not be disappointed if you decide to pull on your walking boots or hop on your bike and go adventuring.

Less than fifteen minutes’ drive away is the village of Keel which is a paradise for those who enjoy watersports such as sea kayaking, windsurfing and sailboarding.

If you’ve never tried surfing, why not book yourself a lesson and experience the exhilarating feeling of riding the Atlantic waves?

Alternatively, for a more leisurely pursuit there’s plenty of tranquil fishing sports further inland and a fine selection of pubs and cafes in which to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat.

For a true adventure, experience the stunning scenery as you drive to the mainland and visit the bustling town of Westport.

Walk down the streets of this town steeped in culture and be tempted into one of the fantastic pubs by the traditional Irish music being played within.

A great house in a beautiful location, ideal for an Irish adventure you’ll never forget.

About the location


Westport 33 miles.

At 57 square miles, Achill is the largest island of Ireland, and lies off the west coast, in County Mayo. The island is linked to the mainland by the Michael Davitt Bridge, making it easily accessible. Boasting five Blue Flag beaches, Achill has some of the most beautiful, secluded, remote beaches in Ireland, but watersports are always easy to find. Try surfing, windsurfing, canoeing or kayaking on one of the beautiful beaches, enjoy a horse ride along the coast, or simply take a stroll through the sand. With its beautiful mountainous landscape, Achill Island provides great walking, and the Atlantic Drive, 40km of coastal scenery, is perfect for cars and bicycles alike. Visit the Deserted Village at Slievemore, or the Tower at Kildavnet and discover some of Achill Island's history, or just over 30 miles away lies the town of Westport, on the mainland, ideal for a day out. A lovely island, with endless possibilities.