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Cartron Cottage

Ballintubber, County Mayo (Ref. 1111008)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "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

    Reviewed by SuzanneAug 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 ClaudiaJul 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 RoisinJul 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas