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Kate's Cottage

(Ref. 992726)

near Ballina, County Mayo Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Very clean and comfortable, Caroline met us and explained everything."

    We really enjoyed the turf fires,

    Reviewed by Tom3.8May 2024

  • "Our stay at kates cottage was fantastic."

    Our host met us at the house ,what a lovely lady, she had the stove lit,fresh scones made ,chocolates ,wine .outstanding hospitality. The cottage was absolutely gorgeous, everything we needed and more. We really cannot wait to go back and stay again.

    Reviewed by Alma5.0Mar 2024

  • "What a place outstanding can’t praise it enough got a great welcome from owner who showed us around the cottage."

    Fires were lit flowers left out table set for tea with fresh home made scones on the table. Plenty of turf daily provided to keep the fires going. Smart TVs dishwasher microwave oven fridge freezer this cottage had everything needed to relax unwind and enjoy the surrounding countryside and villages Ballina about 5k away and Crossmolina 4k. Would recommend this holiday cottage will definitely be back again thank you Caroline.for your hospitality had a great time there.

    Reviewed by Ethel5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage was just perfect and the welcome we received was just so lovely."

    The fire was lit. There was a Christmas tree and Christmas lights. There was wine, milk and butter in the fridge and delicious homemade scones. My partner, who is French,was overwhelmed by the hospitality that he had never seen before! It was his first trip to Ireland. The cottage is so cosy and a beautiful balance between old fashioned and modernised. I would love to stay there again when I come to see my family in Ballina.

    Reviewed by Aanya5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had such a wonderful stay at Kate's Cottage."

    Beautiful and warm with plenty of space. Owner's were really lovely and even brought us soup one night when the power went out in the area. Fresh scones on arrival and even a Christmas tree set up for our kids. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jaime5.0Nov 2023

  • "Kate's cottage is absolutely beautiful."

    It had everything anyone could possibly need for a week's holiday and more. We were made SO very welcome by the homeowner. Fresh flowers on the beautiful antique hall table were a lovely touch. Home baked scones were provided for us to have with a cuppa on our arrival. A warm fire was burning to keep off the first chills of Autumn and the house was toasty and cosy. The furniture and furnishings were of good quality. There were plenty of new towels and loo rolls in the bathroom along with a selection of toiletries in case we had forgotten ours. The bathroom/wetroom was perfect for myself. As an amputee , having the fold down shower seat was invaluable and really enhanced my stay. The beds were comfortable and we slept really well, better than we do at home! There was plenty of fuel provided daily for the open fire and log burner so we never had to worry about getting to the store to buy more. The cows and donkey were a lovely distraction for our animal loving 6yr old, who loved watching the cows playing together whilst eating her breakfast, then putting her wellies and raincoat on to run outside and talk to them over the fence. Overall this was possibly the best property that we have rented in Ireland and we have had many rental cottages over the past 20+ years.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable stay in this charming cottage set in the lovely Irish countryside with sheep and cows as neighbours."

    Caroline was very welcoming and showed us round the spacious rooms and provided many extras such as homemade scones, butter, jam, milk and even a bottle of wine. There was an ample supply of peat for the fire which we enjoyed on a couple of cool nights while watching the huge TV above the fireplace. We highly recommend this property and look forward to another visit in the near future.

    Reviewed by Brenda3.8Aug 2023

  • "Second stay at Kate's and wasn't disappointed again."

    Discovered the wonderful River Deel and where to fish it and with Pontoon Bridge up the road and the Moy down the road more fishing adventures wait hopefully. Fully recommend Hiney's pub in Crossmolina for food and refreshments and returning to Kate's Cottage with turf provided for extra comfort was a real tonic for Fido and myself. So thanks again Katherine and family and hope to book again soon.

    Reviewed by Brendan4.7Apr 2023

  • "Found the host welcoming and helpful with scones on arrival and lit wood burner."

    The house had ample, clean rooms which were very comfortable. Gardens and surrounding scenery were a treat and the location gives all the peace of country life with Crossmolina village nearby and Ballina city also at hand. The area offers great sport nearby with great rivers and loughs and the people are friendly and helpful. The turf fire in the evening with fuel provided was great and would like to finish by thanking Catherine and family for a very memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by Brendan4.4Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely, the fire was on and we were greeted with fresh scones and tea by Caroline when we arrived, which was so welcoming."

    Plenty of towels, comfortable beds, a supply of essential items in the larder and fridge. The cottage had everything we needed and the owners were next door incase we needed anything else. Quiet getaway, view of the mountain and easy reach of towns and tourist attractions. Hoping to visit again.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Mar 2023

  • "We received a warm welcome at this cottage from the owners and loved our stay, lovely friendly people."

    This really is a great spot if you want a country getaway. Wonderful location. Warm, quiet and comfortable and plenty of free fuel for the fires. Scones and chilled white wine on arrival. Would rebook without hesitation. Many thanks again and hope to see you in the future.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2023

  • "Firstly the owners are very nice and welcoming and kept us provided with fuel for the stove."

    I am so sorry to say that this was the worst cottage we have ever booked and we book many. While we understood that this cottage is very old and the furnishings etc reflect the age of the cottage there is no excuse for the lack of cleanliness. This property is in serious need of upgrade. The worst room is the bathroom. The toilet handle just spun round. The hose on the shower is caked in dirt and rust. The tiles on the wet room floor were dirty and still had hair from previous renters. The radiators are very dirty and years of fluff and dust inside. The light switches were greasy and dirty. There was fluff and hairs at the bedside cabinets. We were so disappointed that we cut our holiday short and went home. With a serious upgrade and deep cleaning this has the potential to be a beautiful cottage in a beautiful location.

    Thank you for your feedback. I called and met you at the property on Sunday and it’s a pity you did not share any grievances you had then. I also gave you the opportunity to call if you had any issues as I live next door. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joyce1.6Feb 2023

  • "We had an amazing holidays, the house is actually better than the pictures, what is a good surprise."

    When we arrived in the house a scone and tea were waiting for us. At the end we decide to extend for one more day, we would definitely come back ❤️

    Reviewed by Milla4.7Dec 2022

  • "Kate's cottage was an amazing place to stay with the meet and greet of a warm fire and the scones ready to eat."

    The welcoming was amazing, and the cottage had everything we needed, which is hard for two teenage girls and a little dog. Honestly the grounds and the views were stunning I can't speak highly enough of this place and will be using it again. It was a great location, and the West of Ireland is stunning

    Reviewed by Darren3.8Oct 2022

  • "Th owners were very nice and helpful and decent with heating and fuel for the ..."

    Th owners were very nice and helpful and decent with heating and fuel for the fire it is a nice house very clean bright comfortable and central to Ballina and others towns would recommend it as a great place to stay

    Reviewed by Norma4.7Sep 2022

  • "Long, single track road to a beautiful cottage in the country, next to a farm."

    Owner very nice, friendly and helpful. The delicious scones ans wine she left were very welcome.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Sep 2022

  • "Was disappointed that there was no TV in the living room and on the one in the bedroom I could only get You Tube."

    The toilet seat was broken! The distance from the main road was not correct.

    Reviewed by Moira2.8Sep 2022

  • "We had a brilliant stay at Kate’s cottage."

    The cottage is well located in the countryside with a short drive into Ballina and not too far from Crossmolina also. Everything you need is there and Caroline & family have ensured a personal and homely touch. We stayed there for a week, with our young family, during the Ballina Salmon Festival- lots of activities in and around the town and great beaches are not too far away at Enniscrone and Ross Beach near Killala. A great stay and we look forward to heading back!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2022

  • "One of the best cottages we have stayed in, plenty of room, v clean, tidy, the owners v friendly, and were not stingy when it came to fuel (Peat) for fire, unlike many we have met."

    Only drawback it's in the middle of a working farm, and is way country , but local big town Ballina is not too far away. Would recommend it

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2022

  • "Impressive house."

    I have been with my mother and my dog ​​since November in Ireland and without a doubt the best. very very clean and cozy, very spacious rooms and great kitchen. Apart from this, which is already great, the family welcomed us with some sweets and a bottle of wine. The views that we had from the table with umbrella that they have outside, are impressive. The owner was so kind that he made us witness the birth of three lambs. We will never forget it. We will definitely return, both for the owners who are charming and for the house, which is a 10.

    Reviewed by Lucia5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage is an absolute delight."

    Everything is well thought out and there when needed. One of the things that I really liked were the prevalence of the 1960's features like the fireplaces. They really give the place huge charm. The location is really great and there is a lovely walk along the adjoining lane. It goes for miles. Also, there is great access to many of the attractions in County Mayo. I highly recommend the cottage and it will give you a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful area."

    The owners were very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. Would definitely book here again

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage and third time have stayed in it."

    The owners are kind and hospitable and put a lot of thought into little extras to make it a home from home. The directions to the cottage are spot on...if follow the clear and straightforward directions listed then there is no need to worry about satnavs or eircodes. The cottage is warm and comfortable with both central heating and logs supplied for the stove and open fire. There is a large garden area to sit out in when weather permits and the views are spectacular. If you want a quiet and comfortable place to stay which is slightly off the beaten track yet only a few minutes drive from the town, this is the place to go.

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Oct 2021

  • "Post code incorrect difficult to find cottage had to phone owner for directions"

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.1Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    Locals & owners so friendly & helpful

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Aug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Kate’s Cottage."

    It is a charming cottage set down a quiet lane amongst a working farm. The hosts are very welcoming and made sure we had a memorable stay in Co Mayo, so much so that we are already planning our next visit.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a well equipped cottage at the end of a lane in the middle of an active farm."

    The owners are all very friendly and the area is perfect as a base for walks and visits to the lakes and seashore of Mayo. I recommend it very highly.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need down country lanes with easy access."

    We found many hiking walks with amazing views and followed the wild Atlantic way to great sites, beaches and local history

    Reviewed by Tess3.8Sep 2020

  • "Owners were very welcoming and didn't mind visitors calling as we have many relatives in the area."

    The cottage was more spacious than we expected. It had a lovely warm cosy atmosphere. It is a very good location for accessing sites in North Mayo. Belmullet is approx 45 mins by car. Enniscrone is 20 mins. Location of cottage is very quiet and peaceful. Owner had fire on in range at our arrival. There was constant access to central heating and hot water. Beds were very comfortable. A very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2020

  • "This was my second stay at Kate's cottage."

    It was just as comfortable as i remembered. The weather was colder this visit but there was plenty of turf provided for the range and there is a good central heating system with no regulations regarding timesof use. Bread and milk had again been provided and there were cleaning products and toiletries available too. The information sheet in the house is clear and detailed and the directions to the house on the website are spot on. Thanks again to the lovely, welcoming owners for another lovely visit.

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Oct 2019

  • "The owners are very hospitable."

    There were cakes and milk etc there when we arrived. If you like peace and quiet then this is the place for you. The scenery is lovely. It’s location is ideal for touring around the wild Atlantic coastline. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2019

  • "Spacious, comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    In a very very quiet place. Ideal for a totally relaxing time out, which was what we needed. Next pub and shop 10 minutes by car in Crossmolina. The cottage is 3 miles from the main road - not one mile as indicated in the description. We nearly panicked when we couldn’t find it on the first day and the host didn’t answer the phone - only to be greeted by a lovely host lady who was worrying why we were so late and who had left scones and home made bread for us in the cottage. Thank you again!

    Thank you for your feedback. The owner can only apologise for the issues you had regarding the directions, this has now been reviewed to make it easier for guests to find. Updated telephone numbers with international dialing codes have also been added and a landline number to ensure that the owner is available at all times for guests. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Kate's Cottage and look forward to seeing you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sybille4.4Jul 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in tranquil surroundings."

    Owners couldn't be more kind or helpful. Lots of thoughtful touches within cottage to make it like a home from home. Basic toiletries and groceries were a welcome help on arrival. Complete peace and quiet yet only a 10 min drive from a fairly big town.

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely homely house- the owner had very kindly left some home baking and a fire on for our arrival."

    Much appreciated, Lovely place to stay,

    Reviewed by Murie5.0Jun 2019

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  • All ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Wet room with shower, basin, WC and shower seat
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with AGA
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Oil central heating, Wood burning stove
  • range cooker, open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Games available
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • 1 well-behaved dog welcome
  • Lawn garden
  • External utility
  • Shop and pub 5 miles

The property

Ballina 5 miles.

Kate's Cottage is a detached, ground-floor holiday home enjoying the delights of the countryside in County Mayo, Ireland.

Families seeking an escape to the great outdoors of this sublime region will find this an ideal base.

A compact yet well-equipped kitchen is on-hand to assist your culinary needs in tasteful style.

Adjacent to this is a sociable dining table, with seating for six and a rustic AGA bringing character to the place.

Put your feet up in the welcoming sitting room, with a charming open fire to bring some warmth during the cooler months.

The master bedroom comes dressed in immaculate fashion, with the benefit of a wall-mounted TV for those lazy mornings in.

The other bedrooms are set up as a double and a single, offering flexibility in delightful fashion.

Those with limited mobility can make the most of the neutrally-coloured wet room, boasting a shower seat for added convenience.

Appreciate your rural surroundings along the lawns to the front and rear of Kate's Cottage, with far-reaching views across rolling fields.

The location surrounding the property is heavenly for lovers of the great outdoors, especially fishermen with the renowned River Moy running through the nearby town of Ballina.

You can enjoy a little bit of everything within a stone's throw, as scenic walking, the glorious Enniscrone Beach and a number of fascinating old landmarks all available to explore.

Retreat to this charming Irish cottage with your loved ones to ensure a memorable stay.

About the location


Inishcrone 9 miles.

Famous for its warm welcome and the hospitality of the locals, the town of Ballina, County Mayo, is perhaps best known for its location, resting as it is 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.

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