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Cartron Cottage

(Ref. 1111008)

Ballintubber, County Mayo Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful cottage and wonderful hostess."

    Extremely clean and comfortable

    Bill was a lovely guest.He keeped my Cottage in very good condition. I would recommend to any host in my books 100%.kind regards kathleen Cartron Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bill E5.0Mar 2024

  • "Well and generously kitted out comfortable gorgeous place better than expected"

    It was my pleasure hosting Maurice& Jermey .They keeped my Cottage in very good condition. I would welcome them back at any time. In my books they were 100 % kind Regards kathleen Cartron Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maurice5.0Jan 2024

  • "Kathleen is very pleasant and hospitable."

    The cottage is pristine and very cosy. The surrounding area is great for a peaceful walk and a safe cycle. A great place to retire to of an evening.

    IT WAS MY PLEASURE HOSTING. Brendan..he was amazing guest he lift my cottage in very good condition. In my books he was 100 %.welcome back at any time. Kind regards Always kathleen Cartron Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brendan5.0Dec 2023

  • "Kathleen met us on arrival gave us a warm welcome."

    A great fire on we had a chat.Home made bread ..we was surprised with rashers ..sausages white pudding for the tomorrows breakfast in the fridge..milk and tea bags and coffee..ah a great stay and a lovely area.Thanks again Steve and Ruth .

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2023

  • "Es war alles perfekt."

    Kathleen ist ein liebenswerter Mensch und hat uns sehr liebevoll und herzlich empfangen. Das Cottage ist liebevoll bis ins kleinste Detail eingerichtet. Es fehlte an Nichts. Es war sehr sauber und gemütlich. Von uns 5 Sterne.

    Narberth & Martina were amazing guests .I would welcome them back at any time. In my books they were 100% .Kind regards kathleen Cartron Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Norbert5.0Sep 2023

  • "Kathleen was waiting at the cottage for us and gave us a great welcome and had a really good fire on for us."

    Kathleen gave us a quick talk about the history of the cottage and how to work things in the kitchen and surprised us with fresh homemade bread and jam but also had lots in the fridge for breakfast. All rooms were clean and tidy well equipped and up to date. The cottage was ideally located in peaceful surroundings and in a great position for touring county's Mayo, Silgo and Galway with Westport only 15 minutes drive away. We would highly recommend this cottage for anyone looking a good holiday. Many thanks Kathleen for a great time. William and Margaret.

    WILLIAM & Margaret were amazing guest inmy books they were 100% .welcome back at any time.kind Regards Always kathleen Cartron Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had an amazing holiday in Cartron cottage."

    From our arrival to our departure our hostess Kathleen was wonderful, she was warm kind generous and friendly and her home made bread and whisky marmalade were fantastic. The cottage was very well equipped much more like a home than a holiday cottage. Everything was sparkling clean and comfortable and reflects the love that she has for her cottage. The surrounding area is beautiful and there are so many things to see and do. Thank you Kathleen

    SUSAN & Peter were amazing guests they keeped my Cottage in very good condition. I would welcome the.back at anytime in my books they were 100% .kind regards kathleen Cartron Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Kathleen could not be more a welcoming and generous host."

    Thank you Kathleen. The cottage sparkles, it is modernised lovingly and very comfortably yet you get a vivid sense of part of its I60 years of history. The cottage is a super base from which to tour the beautiful coastline and lakes of Mayo as well as Galway and Connemara.

    Hi John & Judith I It was my pleasure hosting you both for your staysation. Thank you for keeping my Cottage in a immaculate condition. I would welcome ye back at any time. In my books ye were 1OO % .kind regards always Kathleen Cartron Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2023

  • "Cartron Cottage has been sympathetically modernised without losing any of its charm."

    It is in a lovely peaceful setting but within easy reach of Castlebar and Westport. Kathleen the owner is an exceptionally thoughtful, warm and friendly host. My daughter, grandson and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the cottage and would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.

    Thankyou Margaret ,julia& Daniel for your lovely review. It was my pleasure hosting you and your family for your staysation. In my books ye were 1OO % .welcome back at any time. Kind Regards always Kathleen Cartron Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful setting."

    Spotless condition. Landlady very considerate and on hand for any queries. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a stay cation in Mayo.

    Thankyou Brenda & Donal.It was my pleasure hosting you both for your staysation .ye were amazing guests I would welcome you back at any time .kind Regards always Kathleen Cartron Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Breda5.0Jul 2023

  • "Kathleen was a very welcoming and caring host."

    Cartren Cottage is a bit like a time capsule. It will suit anyone who would like the opportunity to live in a building that in many ways reflects the lives of the people that called it home more than a century ago whilst also providing 21st century facilities.

    ANDREW & Kate were lovely guests I would welcome them back at anytime. Thankyou for choosing Cartron cottage for your staysation. Kind regards Kathleen Cartron Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jun 2023

  • "It was a lovely stay."

    We loved the homemade bread and marmalade!

    Valerie & Wendy were lovely guests. Thankyou for choosing Cartron cottage for your staysation.,you are welcome back at anytime kind regards Kathleen Cartron Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jun 2023

  • "This property is five star plus all the way!"

    We have nothing negative whatsoever to say about it. It is excellently located to explore everything Co.Mayo has to offer. The cottage is comfortable, well equipped and beautifully peaceful. It is immaculately neat and clean and is a credit to the owner, Kathleen who is the most welcoming, kind and generous host. Nothing is too much trouble for her and she is more than happy to recommend places to visit and eat and is a mind of useful information. When we arrived at the cottage provisions of bacon, sausage, eggs, milk and orange juice had all been provided by Kathleen and she had also left her homemade soda bread and whisky marmalade, both of which were delicious! All in all our stay in this wonderful little cottage was without a doubt the tonic we needed and we were sad to say goodbye. We will definitely visit again and are planning our next stay already. Thank you so much for everything Kathleen.

    Peter & Elaine were amazing guests. They keep my Cottage in a immaculate condition .you are both welcome back at any time in my boos you are 1OO % kind Regards always Kathleen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was just what we expected."

    It was in idyllic County setting with good view of the mountains in the distance. Our host Kathleen was very welcoming on arrival at catron cottage, the cottage was very well equipped and spotlessly clean. The home made bread and marmalade delicious also the other provisions she provided were over and above what other cottages we stayed at. Kathleen is the perfect host very friendly couldn't do enough for us. One day we will be back to catron cottage it was so lovely and peaceful.

    Peter & Maureen Glad you enjoyed you stay at Cartron Cottage. You both are welcome back at any time kind regards Kathleen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jun 2023

  • "When we arrived at the cottage, Kathleen warmly welcomed us, instantly making us feel like we belonged."

    The cozy atmosphere was enhanced by a crackling fire, creating a truly inviting ambiance. The cottage itself exceeded our expectations, as it was impeccably clean and the beds provided exceptional comfort, ensuring a restful night's sleep. Kathleen went above and beyond by treating us to her delicious homemade bread and marmalade, spoiling us with her culinary delights. Additionally, she thoughtfully provided provisions for a hearty breakfast, ensuring we had everything we needed to start our day off right. The location of the cottage was ideal for our sightseeing adventures, conveniently situated for exploring Castlebar, Westport, Achill, and Newport. With so much to see and do in the surrounding area, we found ourselves perfectly positioned to make the most of our time. We wholeheartedly recommend this beautiful cottage to others seeking a memorable getaway. The combination of Kathleen's warm hospitality, the cottage's comfort and cleanliness, and the incredible surroundings make it an exceptional choice. We are already eagerly looking forward to our next visit.

    Hi Mitja, It was my pleasure hosting you and your mam and dad. I would welcome ye back anytime. Thank you for keeping my cottage in an immaculate condition. In my books you were 100%. Kind regards always. Kathleen Cartron Cottage anytime and thank you fkeeping my cottage in immaculate condition. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mitja5.0May 2023

  • "A huge thank you to Kathleen, a fantastic host who took wonderful care of our family during our stay and made us feel we were at home."

    We were greeted with a fire going, a bottle of wine, homemade bread and found breakfast items, fresh juice and milk waiting for us in the fridge. The cottage is ideally located in a peaceful surroundings, beds are very comfortable beds and the kitchen perfectly equiped. Cartron Cottage is highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Isabelle5.0Apr 2023

  • "Carton Cottage was everything we hoped it would be!"

    We felt like we arrived home the moment we walked through the door. Every detail has been carefully thought out…down to the delicious homemade goodies… brown bread and whiskey orange marmalade! Kathleen was the icing on the cake. She was so warm and welcoming and has created the absolute perfect Irish cottage getaway. We can’t wait to return!

    Erin, Maureen, Tyler .We're amazing guests. I would welcome them back at anytime .we friends for ever thank you for you lovely response in my books you were 1OO % kind Regards. Kathleen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Erin5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wir haben unsere Woche in Ballintubber wunderbar genossen."

    Der Aufenthalt in diesem kleinen, sehr liebevoll eingerichteten Cottage war sehr angenehm. Wir würden von unserer Gastgeberin sehr herzlich empfangen, mit selbstgebackenen Brot und selbstgemachter Marmelade. Alles war sehr liebevoll hergerichtet und wir würden mit einem sehr umfassenden Comfort überrascht. Kathleen Herzlichkeit und die netten Gespräche mit ihr waren wirklich außergewöhnlich. Ein Aufenthalt ist nur zu empfehlen! Wir kommen gerne wieder.

    Astrid & Markus were amazing guests I would welcome back at anytime they left my Cottage in a immaculate condition. Kind regards Kathleen Cartron Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Astrid5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have had a wonderful holiday at this delightful cottage."

    It was our first time in Ireland and can’t wait to go back! The cottage was spotlessly clean and had everything and more to make our stay comfortable! The wood burner was great and the bed and linen were luxurious! Kathleen has been the perfect host and has been extremely helpful, informative and generous! The bread and marmalade were delicious-thank you for for the recipes. We look forward to doing it all again soon. Tracey and ‘Bob’ xx

    Tracey & Rob were amazing guests they keep my Cottage in immaculate condition .I would welcome them back at anytime. In my Books I would give 100% Thanks again Best Regards Kathleen.xx. xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage is very pretty in a beautiful tranquil landscape."

    We found it to be very clean and tidy with excellent provisions: the owner had even warmly welcomed leaving out delicious home-made Irish bread&whisky jam, some eggs, coffee, milk which was extremely kind. There are some stunning local attractions within easy reach e.g. Moore House, Ballintober Abbey, Westport house and Craig Patrick & coast (iconic mountain) (a little further but not too far). Very quite roads in Spring. Really peaceful.

    Claire were lovely guests welcome back at anytime .kind regards Kathleen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2023

  • "Kathleen isa very accommodating, genuine, welcoming and warm host."

    The property is absolutely beautiful. The cottage is so quaint and cosy, the atmosphere is so peaceful and the location is perfect. Kathleen really does go above and beyond to make it a thoroughly enjoyable experience for guests and she is very attentive to detail. The cottage is kept in such a well-maintained condition and was very tidy upon arrival. Everything you need is on the property, it is very well facilitated for a break away. I highly recommend Kathleen's property for a trip away; you deserve all of your success with the cottage Kathleen!

    Chloe was amazing guest .she keep my Cottage in a immaculate condition. I would welcome her back at anytime.kind Regards Kathleen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was absolutely stunning."

    Cleanliness 100%. Kathleen provided us with a lovely welcoming package of homemade brown bread and our breakfast of sausages rashers and puddings. Definitely 100 out of 100. Will be back p.g.

    Rita & Frank were a pleasure to host they left my Cottage in immaculate condition I would welcome them back at anytime in my books they were 1OO % Thanksagain Kathleen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage is idyllic and lovely."

    It’s a wonderful place in which one can feel right at home. Kathleen is an excellent hostess who really goes out of her way to make sure your stay is safe, comfortable, and enjoyable. The house is fully stocked with all the linens, kitchenware, etc., that one needs. We were greeted with open arms and Kathleen checked on us several times. The cottage is close to Castlebar and Westport, but in a rural, quiet area. The nearby Ballintuber Abbey is a beautiful historic landmark that is a must-see. We’ve stayed in many holiday cottages in Ireland and this was one of the best!

    Hi Nancy and Thomas. Thanks very much for your lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in Cartron Cottage and are most welcome back at any time. You were amazing guests. Safe journey home. Regards Kathleen. for your Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nancy5.0Nov 2022

  • "Our normal holidaying is in rented accommodation and this was one of the best and most comprehensively prepared cottages we have ever used."

    Bread in the kitchen and milk in the fridge and Kathleen was the epitome of a gracious host.

    Thank you Norman and Linda for your lovely review. You are very welcome back to Cartron Cottage anytime. Hope you had a safe journey back home. Kindest regards Kathleen journey back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Oct 2022

  • "Cartron Cottage far exceeded our expectations."

    The cottage is absolutely beautiful, full of real Irish character and so cosy. It is set in a wonderful, peaceful location with the summit of Croagh Patrick visible on a clear day. There was everything in the cottage that you could possibly want and more. Kathleen was there to greet us with such a warm welcome that we immediately felt at home. We were greeted with a lovely fire, and in the kitchen Kathleen had left a delicious homemade loaf and whisky marmalade, both of which we thoroughly enjoyed. She had also left everything for a really tasty breakfast. Kathleen is a lovely lady, so friendly and kindhearted. We really enjoyed our chats and feel like friends now. Our stay at Cartron Cottage was quite simply everything we’d dreamed of and we hope to return again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "If there was a 10 star rating we would certainly give it to this beautiful cottage."

    Kathleen was at the cottage when we arrived and by the warmth of her greeting we felt really at home. There was also a lovely roaring fire to greet us too. We were so impressed with the cottage it was scrupulously clean and the beds were really comfortable. We were treated to Kathleen's home made wheaten bread and whiskey marmalade we were totally spoiled. She also left provisions for a hearty breakfast. In the next field we're three inquisitive alpacas who were so friendly. The situation of the cottage is perfect for sightseeing and is ideal for visiting Castlebar, Westport, Achill and Newport. We highly recommend this beautiful cottage and will definitely be visiting again.

    Liz and Pat thank you for your positive feedback and for choosing Cartron cottage for your staysation. It was my pleasure to host you both, and you both would be welcome back at anytime. Kind regards, Kathleen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect, completely spotless and supplied with everything you could need."

    The location was so peaceful and surrounded by lovely countryside with lots of great walks. Kathleen was just amazing and we loved her baking. We’re definitely planning a return trip!

    Thank you for your positive feedback. Catherine & John were wonderful guests, they left my cottage in a immaculate condition. I would highly recommend them to any other host and they will be welcome back at any time. Kind Regards, Kathleen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great stay, lighting stove on our arrival,lovely homemade cream cakes and loaf of bread,made by kathleen."

    Very thoughtful, everything anticipated and provided for. The house was spotless and very cozy,plenty of outside seating too.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. Tracy & Michael were wonderful guests. They left the cottage as they found it and are welcome back at any time. Kind Regards, Kathleen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Aug 2022

  • "We recently stayed and were amazed at the standard and value."

    We've stayed in a lot of cottages but this was on another level. Kathleen was the best host we have encountered. Very welcoming and helpful. She embodied the 'cead mìle fàilte'. The house was clean to a standard that beats most 5 star hotels. Great location as well. I couldn't recommend this enough. We'll be back for sure

    Hi Suzanne.Thank you for your positive feedback. It was pleasure to host you and your family at Cartron Cottage. You all were wonderful guests who left my cottage as they found it. I would highly recommend you and your family to any host and you all would be welcome back at any time. Kind Regards,Kathleen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Aug 2022

  • "Our family are just back from a wonderful relaxing time in Cartron Cottage."

    We were welcomed with open arms by our lovely host Kathleen. The cottage itself was inviting, warm, spotlessly clean and full of charm. It’s kitchen was stocked with all the essentials , along with homemade treats courtesy of Kathleen herself. The cottage location is ideal for exploring the countryside, there’s so much to see and do. It also made for peaceful evenings sitting outside and a great nights sleep. It was like a home away from home, and Kathleen made us all feel like old friends. It was everything we could have asked for and more, we would highly recommend a stay and will be back again.

    Thank you for your positive feedback Claudia. It was my pleasure to host you all at Cartron Cottage. Thank you for keeping my cottage in immaculate condition. I would highly recommend you to any host, you were a fantastic guests. KIND regards, Kathleen Kins Regards Kathleen Kind Regards, Kathleen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claudia5.0Jul 2022

  • "We have just spent the most idyllic week in Kathleen's cottage, this place is the epitome of an old style Irish cottage."

    All the charm of an old Irish cottage together with the comfort of modern day living. Kathleen herself is without doubt the nicest host I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I cannot recommend Cartron Cottage enough, the only downside is of my own doing insofar as I didn't book a longer stay. I will without doubt be making a repeat booking here... Absolute heaven. Kathleen is a wonderful lady who takes incredible pride in making her guests feel most welcome. I feel like a friend now.

    Hi Roisin,Rachel and Ethan. It was my pleasure to host ye in Cartron Cottage. Ye were amazing guests and ye had great respect for my Cottage. I look forward to hosting ye again in the near future. Kind regards Kathleen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roisin5.0Jul 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric storage central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Rear, side and front garden with furniture and parasol
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 1.7 miles

The property

Cartron Cottage is the perfect place for a family to come and spend some time together on the edge of Ballintubber, County Mayo.

The character features, woodburning stove and timber flooring are sure to please all the family, while the garden is the ideal spot to soak in your rural setting.

You will find off-road parking on arrival for three cars; admire the quaint décor before stepping through the red front door.

Enter the open-plan living space, furnished with a sofa, two chairs, a TV, and dining seating for four to enjoy mealtimes together.

Prepare home-cooked meals in the kitchen area, with an electric oven and hob, and microwave to assist you, whilst a dishwasher offers a fuss-free clean.

Soak up the sunshine from the gravelled garden, where you can choose between the front, side, or rear part to make the most of the daylight.

As the evening winds to an end, retire inside and locate the double and twin bedroom, both with a dash of colour and matching furniture.

Begin your day with a rinse in the tiled shower room before sipping your morning coffee in the garden to admire the countryside backdrop.

Head into the heart of Ballintubber to sample local ales at Corley's Bay, pop into the petrol station or convenience store for snacks and be sure to visit the beautiful Ballintuber Abbey.

Within easy reach is Lough Mask, an ideal spot for a walk and fishing or take a day trip to National Museum of Ireland - Country Life for a fun learning experience.

Venture to the county town of Castlebar, home to the Mayo Peace Park, a green space perfect for a leisurely stroll.

Be sure to stop by the House of Plates for a bite to eat – this local restaurant is known for its delicious home-cooked meals.

Cartron Cottage is an idyllic setting, anytime of the year.

About the location


Castlebar 8.2 miles; Westport 12.6 miles; Mallaranny 30.2 miles

Ballintubber is a small, rural village settled within County Mayo known for its 13th century, Ballintubber Abbey. This quaint community is set again the backdrop of the Partry Mountains, an ideal location for avid walkers looking for a countryside ramble. If you fancy a break from cooking there is Corley's Bar to enjoy home-cooked meals and local ales and when you're running low on the essentials there is a petrol station and convenience store. Just outside the village is Lough Carra, the perfect place for a gentle stroll and a picnic and Moore Hall, which offers a rich woodland for exploring. A scenic car journey will lead you to the stately Georgian home of Westport House and the lovely Saleen Lake. If you're looking for a place to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature, then Castlebar is the perfect place for you. With the Mayo Peace Park and the Castlebar Greenway, you can take a leisurely stroll or have a picnic in the park. If you're looking for a bite to eat, Rua Cafe and Delicatessen has a great selection of sandwiches, salads, and pastries. For a more formal dining experience, House of Plates is a must-try. With a wide variety of restaurants and bars, you're sure to find the perfect spot to unwind after a long day of exploring.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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