Ard na Mara

Keel, Achill Island, County Mayo (Ref. 23936)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

  • Mr Morris
    August 2015
    “A fantastic house in a beautiful ...”
    A fantastic house in a beautiful location, a real home from home. Will definitely go back.
    A fantastic house in a beautiful location, a real home from home. Will definitely go back.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

The property

A superb detached cottage situated close to the small village of Keel on Achill Island, County Mayo.

This Achill Island cottage has been furnished to a high standard and boasts quality fixtures and fittings throughout.

Providing spacious accommodation, this Achill Island cottage is perfect for families or groups of friends looking to explore this beautiful region.

With four contemporary bedrooms, including a ground floor double with en-suite shower room, an open plan living area with well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area and a cosy sitting room complete with an open fire, guests are assured of a wonderful relaxing stay surrounded by some of the most awe-inspiring countryside in the whole of Ireland.

Outside this Achill Island cottage is a decked area where everyone in your party can gather on fine days and enjoy a spot of alfresco dining, or just unwind with a glass of your favourite tipple, plus this holiday home is set well back from the road meaning children can play in safety.

The village of Keel is within walking distance and features a variety of shops and pubs, as well as stunning Blue Flag beach.

There are an additional four Blue Flag beaches on the island, many of which can be viewed along the spectacular Atlantic Drive which encompasses forty kilometres of breathtaking coastal scenery and can be explored by car or bike!

There are a wide variety of activities available on the island suitable for all the family, including horse riding, watersports, golf, hill walking, guided tours, sea angling and dolphin watching to name but a few!

The Greenway which runs from Achill to Westport is also a fantastic attraction from where you can view the countryside from unique perspectives, and a day trip to the lively town of Westport is also a must for anyone visiting Mayo.

This first-class Achill Island cottage is in a fantastic location, and one you'll want to return to again and again.


Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area (seats 6) and sitting area (seats 4). Utility. Sitting room (seats 5) with open fire.


  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (one with Free-to-air channels and one with Saorview), DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games
  • Electricity inc. in rent, first €20 oil inc. in rent, remainder charged by meter reading
  • Starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front lawned garden
  • Rear decked area with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 5 mins walk
  • Note: Dog must be kept on a lead outside the property
  • Note: Babysitting service by prior arrangement with owner.

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.

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