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Bohans Barn

(Ref. 1097294)

Crossmolina, County Mayo Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "An amazing property with everything you will need."

    The house was spotless and the beds so comfy. Thanks for the breakfast pack that you left for us - it was very much appreciated (especially the pudding). We will be back! Orla

    Reviewed by Orla5.0May 2024

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at Bohans Barn."

    Everything there for you to cook, play, read, work, clean. The kids and dogs absolutly loved the space to run around and explore. The horses are so friendly and we even got to spot hares and deer in the field in the evening. Beautiful beaches, cliffs, walks and more all located within a short drive. Shop 5 mins drive. Gillian and family were so friendly and helpful. We hope to deffinatly return in the future. Thank you for a lovely Easter experience.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Mar 2024

  • "Gillian and Eamonn were marvoulous hosts and made us to feel very welcome."

    The house is well equipped with everything you might need.The Mayo countryside is charming and we enjoyed watching spring come to life. There are many great walks to be had from their door step.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely private home for a holiday."

    Bohan's Barn is a lovely country home for a week's stay County Mayo. Secluded location in a beautiful area. Clean and comfortable. Nice location for exploring the area. Groceries and services nearby. Very dog friendly but note that stairs to second floor are not carpeted so a bit slippery and steep for larger or older dogs. Host Gillian left some lovely local products (sausage, bread, boxy) for our arrival. Great stay!

    Reviewed by Brenda-lee4.7Oct 2023

  • "I couldn't recommend this place enough."

    My wife and I had an amazing two weeks at this beautifully converted barn. Everything is well thought out from the decor down to the cutlery and glasses. Kitchen has everything you could need for cosy dinners infront of the fire. With wildlife all around in abundance relaxation is mandatory. Gillian couldn't have been nicer with fresh bread and jam made for us worthy of any local baker. Great location. We can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "Bohan's Barn was a wonderful holiday cottage and a well located base to explore County Mayo."

    It is set in the most tranquil and beautiful rural location, but bustling towns and miles of stunning empty beaches are all within easy distance. There is also really well stocked shop a very short drive away so you wouldn't have to venture far if it you didn't want to. My dog loved exploring all the space in the garden and meeting the horses next door. The property was spacious and comfortable with everything you could need and beautifully decorated - I feel like the pictures don't do it justice. I particularly loved curling up in front of the log-burning stove in the evening and enjoying the well-stocked bookshelves. Everything worked great too - heating was easy to work, lots of hot water, fast internet and a great TV. Gillian was a wonderful host, helping us make the most of the local area and providing a lovely welcome pack - what a treat to be gifted freshly baked bread still warm from the oven! I will remember my holiday here very fondly and would happily recommend it to everyone!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cosy house in a good location."

    Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.4Sep 2023

  • "We just spent four glorious days in beautiful North Mayo based at Bohan's Barn."

    What a little gem of a house; cosy, comfortable, located just a short drive from glorious unspoilt beaches, the bustling town of Ballina and the stunning mountainous landscape wrapped around us. We had everything we needed in the house for a family of six plus our dog. The house is safely located down a meandering lane, well away from the road which meant a lot with our youngest child with a learning difficulty and our dog of course. Gillian, the owner could not have been more helpful and welcoming. She greeted us with a big bag of goodies for our breakfast the next day and a freshly baked loaf of brown bread. Gillian guided us in where to visit on our short stay and she gaged our interests 100%. We will defiantly return for another stay at Bohan's Barn, only this time we will stay longer. xo

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Bohans Barn."

    Kids really enjoyed the open space and the horse swing especially. They loved feeding the horses beside us some apples aswell. The house itself was perfect. We had kindly been left a lovely welcome package which we saved for breakfast the next morning, although the warm homemade wheaten bread left for us didn’t make it til then, it was too good! the kids enjoyed playing hide and seek and even read some of the books that are there. It had everything you need and more. Very comfortable beds and so peaceful. Not too far from civilisation which is good if you need to nip out to the shop. All in all we could not fault this place and highly recommend it. Just what we needed. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great place to be based with lots of good beaches and places to visit along the coast, helpfully pointed out in house manual."

    We found the house well equipped, very comfortable and kids loved the swing and Netflix on tv too.

    Reviewed by Su4.7Aug 2023

  • "A wonderfully peaceful location, ideal for exploring north Mayo."

    The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable house but we never got the television working!"

    Thanks Ellen for you feedback, the good news is we are getting another Smart TV that hopefully is not smarter than us!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ellen4.4Jun 2023

  • "Amazing location and property."

    This was our family's second time to visit and didn't want to leave. The house has everything you need and the quality of the facilities is first class. Lots of amazing beaches, some as close as 15minutes by car.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Feb 2023

  • "Friendly hosts and lovely welcome pack."

    Comfortable warm house with all home-from-home conveniences, located in a quiet and secluded rural location. We enjoyed a lovely New Year break. Rita.

    Reviewed by Rita4.7Dec 2022

  • "Excellent in every way."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2022

  • "Outstanding property, very spacious, warm, and very comfortable, very private in a secluded location but very accessible and very close to Crossmolina which caters for all requirements."

    Outstanding scenery and beaches minutes away, fabulous big garden with wild deer and other wildlife. Get it booked while you can you won’t be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Damian5.0Sep 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bohan Barn."

    The house is very comfortable and homely and an ideal point from which to explore the area. The owner was very helpful on the odd occasion we needed something and left a generous welcome pack of food which was much appreciated. Lovely people in a lovely area. We hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic property with everything you would need in a beautiful peaceful location, but only a ten minute drive to crosmalinna for shops bars and restaurants."

    We were able to explore amazing co mayo and found no shortage of things to do. We loved getting up in morning to the beautiful scenery and horses. Seen wildlife close up in our grounds from hares to deers. Gillian was a fantastic host. We have stayed in many houses and this was our facourite and only one we will be back to next year

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely homely barn in a quiet location, tricky to find at first but well equipped and well described."

    Property is about 5 mins drive to nearest shops but offer great views of surrounding countryside and should be used as a base for exploring (especially local beaches)

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2022

  • "Bohans Barn is a hidden gem."

    The house is comfortable and spacious and has everything you would need. It is situated down a small lane and has no passing traffic at all. This makes it so peaceful and quiet. On arrival Gillian had left a breakfast package for us which was so thoughtful. Gillian was so friendly and chatted to us about the local area and places she thought we may like to visit. We had 2 teenagers with us and the house was spacious enough to allow everyone to have their own room and space. We would definitely go back to Bohans Barn. Thanks Gillian.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Aug 2022

  • "The house was spotless and the kitchen very well equipped with every appliance you could need."

    We had a lovely few nights in front of the wood burning stove. Plenty of hot water & extra towels, pillows, throws if needed. The beds & sofas were super comfy which was very important for my elderly mother who travelled with us. The kids loved the outdoor space & the quiet lane they could cycle down not to mention the 3 horses in the field. We really appreciated the breakfast items left for us in the fridge! I highly recommend Bohans Barn to anyone & I am only sorry we booked for 3 nights & not longer!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wow! Amazing place."

    Everything you would need was there, a home away from home. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great experience."

    Everything you need provided - only thing you’ll need to buy while you’re there is groceries. Cottage itself was well laid out and very comfortable. Good fibre broadband connection with no Wi-Fi dead spots. Good selection of food items in fridge to get you started. Very secluded location, with about ten minute drive to nearest shops in Crossmolina, or twenty minutes or so into Ballina

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a very beautiful part of Ireland."

    Gillian was a perfect host - friendly, welcoming and informative and her horses were equally friendly! The cottage is very well-equipped and cosy with comfortable beds and plenty of bathroom facilities which is great for our family of five. There’s lots to do in the surrounding area. We recommend Céide Fields and a trip to Belmullet. Ballina is the nearest large town with lots of interesting little shops and very friendly folk. We’d definitely return to the cottage and the area.

    Reviewed by Suzy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Ein traumhaft schönes Anwesen mit allem was man im Urlaub braucht."

    Es war sauber, die Betten sehr bequem. Gillian ist eine sehr nette Gastgeberin, leider haben wir sie erst kurz vor der Abreise kennengelernt. Alles in allem ein tolles Urlaubsdomizil, sehr empfehlenswert. Wir kommen bestimmt wieder.

    Reviewed by Christiane5.0Jun 2022

  • "Gillian and Eamonn are the most friendly and welcoming of hosts."

    Bohan’s barn is a gem of a holiday home which is furnished to the highest standard: our every need was anticipated. It is spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. The setting in the small wood offered us opportunities to see hares in garden, deer and the wonderful horses both in the stables and in the field. I can not recommend Bohan’s Barn enough: it is within easy reach of the towns of Crossmolina, Ballina, Castlebar and Foxford; We visited wonderful beaches at beaches Ballycastle, Ross, Carrowmore Lacken and Enniscrone; Stunning geography and dramatic scenery at Downpatrick; a short drive took is to Belmullet and Achill. North Mayo is truly magnificent and Bohan’s Barn is ideal to tour its rugged beauty…we will be back. Thanks Gillian and Eamonn.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2022

  • "It was our second visit at the cottage."

    We were happy to see the horses again. It was like coming home. Nice to sit in front of the fireplace and play games with the kids and watch Netflix. Plenty of space for everyone. Nice place to take long walks in the forest. We have already booked our next visit. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Valery5.0Apr 2022

  • "Bohan barn is a beautiful Irish country house."

    We were welcome by Gillian and her 3 beautiful horses. She baked us a wonderful bread and left some jam, eggs and wine. The house has everything you need for a family and a kitchen with everything to cook a nice meal. The beds are so comfortable, house really clean. It is a quiet house in the middle of a forest. We are looking forward to going again!

    Reviewed by Valery5.0Mar 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x super-king size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with 2 x 4ft doubles
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, tumble dryer and washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 5 cars
  • Access to woodland
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 4.7 miles
  • Note: There are horses on the grounds but they are enclosed

The property

Settled in a secluded spot, surrounded by rich woodland in the village of Attishane, County Mayo is this charming, detached farmhouse, Bohans Barn.

On arrival, you will be greeted by ample off-road parking and stables, home to horses Lily, Blossom and Faith, so be sure to say hello!

Step inside the back door to discover a utility room, a handy place to wash and dry your clothes after a day’s adventure, which leads on to the spacious kitchen/diner.

Rustle up heart-warming meals with an electric oven and hob to assist you; afterwards settle down at the dining table to tuck-in and admire the warmth of the woodburning stove.

Moving through the property, locate the sitting room, here you can curl up on a plush sofa in front of the Smart TV or escape into a book on the armchair with the flicker of the woodburning stove in the background.

As eyes grow tired, climb upstairs, and relax your muscles in the tub or rinse the day away in the walk-in shower, where a towel can wait on the heated rail for a warm embrace.

When sleep calls, choose between a super-king-size bed, which can be a twin for flexible sleeping arrangements, another super-king-sized bed with an en-suite, or a twin bedroom with two four-foot beds.

Awaken with a steaming cup of coffee before exploring your local surroundings either on foot or bike to relish the rolling greenery.

Jump in the car to discover the beautiful beaches of North Mayo, from the spectacular Kilcummin beach to Carrowteigue to Black sod.

Surfers can catch the waves from Kilcummin to Easky.

Wander to Lough Conn for a bit of fishing or stroll through Enniscoe woods and unveil the past at North Mayo Heritage Centre along with some afternoon tea.

Three golf courses on your doorstep Enniscrone and Carne rated some to the best links golf courses in Ireland.

Miles of mountain treks and hikes are on your doorstep, discover Wild Nephin National Park, enjoy a stroll around the beautiful Ferrew Bog nature reserve.

Plenty of activities for children form surfing and paddle boarding schools to horse riding, and fairy walks in Belleek woods in Ballina.

Visit the town of Ballina, which rests at the mouth of the River Moy, where you can absorb the culture at a wide selection of pubs, tour the Victorian St Muredach's Cathedral or meander around Jackie Clarke Collection to see Irish artifacts.

Bohans Barn is an excellent base for exploring the Irish coast, so why not venture to Kilcummin Beach, which overlooks Killala Bay or take a picnic to Carrowteigue Beach to explore the caves and view the rugged cliffs.

For a blissful escape to rural County Mayo, choose Bohans Barn.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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