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Howley Cottage

(Ref. 8575)

Crossmolina, County Mayo Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Howley’s is a cosy, traditional cottage with fabulous views, well away from busy roads."

    In fact, the only passing traffic during our stay was a farmer on his tractor, once, all week. Crossmolina is only a 10 minute drive away with 2 small supermarkets and a petrol station. We spent most evenings in the kitchen/diner with electric fire, TV with most freeview channels, and full kitchen. The small fridge with small freezer compartment is supplemented by a full size fried/freezer which is really useful but is unfortunately sited in the hallway which makes nighttime visits to the bathroom a little tricky. We only used the main bedroom with the 4 foot 6 inch bed which was fairly comfortable but seemed a little small when used to a queen size bed. Bathroom air temperature was a little cold because it’s in an exposed position at the back of the house and we were trying to be economic with heating. There is a wall mounted fan heater for use when showering though. Condensation in the bathroom was a minor problem but didn’t affect our stay. If you’re looking for a reasonably priced quiet traditional cottage then Howleys may fit the bill.

    Reviewed by Cathy3.8Dec 2023

  • "Everything was very comfortable especially the beds."

    The whole family enjoyed our time at this special peaceful cottage with it's lovely view. We look forward to our next visit sometime in the future. Mary thought of everything in the cottage and was on hand if we needed anything.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Sep 2023

  • "Would recommend providing the driver doesn't mind little lanes getting to property."

    Scenery makes up for it though.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0May 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Howley cottage."

    It was very clean and comfortable and Mary, the owner, was most accommodating, meeting us in Crossmolina to guide us there. The cottage was so warm we had to turn off the heating a few times! Since it was pet friendly, we brought our 11 year old dog & she adapted very well. The views of Nephin mountain each morning were spectacular & we were blessed with good weather which was a bonus. Thank you, Mary, for making our stay so enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7Sep 2021

  • "There's nothing that we feel we need to make you aware of."

    The cottage was perfect for us, the added bonus was that we were allowed bring our dog. All the comforts of home, dishwasher, washing machine, micro wave, very efficient heating system, plenty of hot water. The cottage was lovely and clean and in a prime location for visiting the surrounding areas of North Mayo. Mary the host was very nice and approachable too.

    Reviewed by Vicki4.7Sep 2021

  • "The location is perfect for those wanting peace and quiet, or even seclusion, yet it is easy to drive to other locations or for supply shopping."

    The host is extremely kind and helpful. The view of Nephin is ever-changing in the light and weather. Comfy and nicely presented interior. Plenty of spectacular sights, walking etc in close proximity.

    Reviewed by Sancha4.7Aug 2021

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  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x 4'6" double divan bed with cot, 2 x small doubles
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric stove
  • Oil fired central heating with electric woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Garden with lawn
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.7 miles

The property

Crossmolina 5.4 miles.

Ballina 30 minutes.

Lying just a handful of miles from the town of Crossmolina in the County Mayo countryside, Howley Cottage is a charming 1930s holiday cottage providing a great base for a rural retreat to Ireland.

Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac with beautiful views of Nephin Mountain, Howley Cottage can sleep up to six guests and an infant and is ideal for families or couples seeking outdoor adventures.

The property comprises of three small double bedrooms and an open-plan living space, with pine furnishings and a traditional, homely feel.

Relax in the open-plan living space on the large brown leather sofa, with a electric stove to warm you and a TV.

A dining table sits in the window offering a lovely spot to come together for home-cooked meals, whilst the kitchen lies at the other end of the room, modest in size but well-equipped with all the essentials, including an electric oven and hob.

Feel refreshed after a day of activities with a shower in the walk-in shower within the bathroom, before settling in one of the three double bedrooms, one home to a cot for any infants, with feature fireplaces and hardwood floors adding character.

The property comes with a good-sized garden, perfect for family games in the summertime, whilst the wonderful view of Nephin Mountain offers a breath-taking backdrop.

Venture over to the town of Crossmolina lying around five miles away, where you'll find a host of local convenience stores, a delightful café and bakery and friendly pubs and bars too.

Enjoy the famous Ballina welcome, a town just a little further up north positioned on the River Moy which is home to more authentically Irish bars and pubs, along with well-established restaurants.

The area is a haven for fishing, with the River Moy a wealth of salmon annually and internationally recognised for having some of the best salmon fishing in Europe, while Lough Conn has excellent salmon and brown trout fishing.

Enjoy exploring some of the beautiful beaches within easy driving distance including Ross Beach and Enniscrone Beach, or head south to Westport to enjoy a Wild Atlantic Way Boat Tour and visit Westport House, a Georgian estate with lavish period rooms, gardens and a lake with pedalos!

Keen golfers can seek out some fantastic courses with 18-hole championship greens to be found in Belmullet, Ballina and Enniscrone.

Embark on an adventure up Nephin Mountain, with a steady climbing trail to follow up this prominent quartzite mountain with stunning views of the surrounding moorlands and Lough Conn to behold from the top.

Enjoy a wealth of outdoor adventures in County Mayo from the Howley Cottage.

About the location


Ballina 7 miles;

Crossmolina is a small town in the county Mayo countryside. Each year it hosts the Crossmolina festival which is fun for all ages. Just a short drive away is Ballina, famous for its warm welcome and known for its location, resting on the River Moy. The area is a haven for fishing enthusiasts, with the internationally-recognised River Moy known as one of the best salmon fishing areas in Europe, producing several thousand salmon annually, while the nearby Lough Conn is also home to salmon and brown trout when in season. There is a rich variety of pubs, shops and restaurants available in the town and a number of historic attractions draw thousands of visitors each year, including the impressive St Muredach's Cathedral which stands imposingly on the banks of the river, plus the Céide Fields, which is the most extensive stone age monument in the world is nearby. The town hosts a number of festivals through the year, culminating in a spectacular frenzy of activity during its July festival - a week long feast of free entertainment for the entire family including music, song, theatre, art, heritage, culture and novelty events.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas