Belmullet 4 miles.
This lovely detached cottage is situated in a quiet development just a short walk from a sandy beach on the Mullet Peninsula, and only four miles from the lively town of Belmullet, in the Erris region of Ireland, which was voted the best location to 'go wild' in Ireland by the Irish Times in 2014.
This region has recently been classified as one of the world's top star-gazing spots by the International Dark Sky Association adding a new string to its tourism bow.
Located in the heart of the Ghaeltacht region and on the Wild Atlantic Way, this family-friendly cottage is ideal for groups looking for an exhilarating break with an abundance of outdoor scenery and activities to sample.
With a spacious open plan living area boasting a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and comfortable sitting area, guests can enjoy social evenings together, plus there is also a first floor sitting area with sliding doors to a balcony.
Three en-suite bedrooms complete the accommodation, adding an element of comfort during your stay in the area.
Belmullet, literally translated as the ‘Mouth of the Mullet’, is home to a lovely selection of shops, pubs and eateries.
Belmullet is cradled by two bays, the Blacksod Bay and the Broadhaven Bay and are joined by the Carters Canal which runs through the town.
The region is a paradise for golfers, fishermen, walkers, cyclists and anyone who loves the great outdoors with many activity centres nearby offering classes and days out.
Whether you wish to spend your holiday wandering quiet rural roads, laze on an almost deserted sandy beach or blow away the cobwebs with a surfing session, this glorious coastal region is the perfect destination.
The crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the bay of Blacksod provide ideal diving opportunities and trips can be organised locally with experienced instructors.
Why not venture along the Wild Atlantic Way and visit the Ceide Fields, an archaeological site overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and just a stone’s throw from the breathtaking Downpatrick Head, where legend has it, that the last snake of Ireland was banished by St. Patrick himself?
A charming coastal cottage, in one of Ireland’s most stunning regions.
About the location
BELMULLET, COUNTY MAYO
Bangor Erris 12 miles.
Known as the capital of the Mullet Peninsula in the barony of Erris, the coastal town of Belmullet rests between Blacksod and Broadhaven Bays, inlets of the Atlantic Ocean, and represents the entry point to this mystical and unspoilt County Mayo headland. Although classed as a Gaeltacht (or Irish-speaking) area, English is universally used. Much of the native culture and heritage of Ireland can be experienced here, from traditional Irish music to the song and dance for which Ireland is renowned the world over. Many visitors to the area enjoy the fantastic fishing on offer, both salt and fresh water, while watersports are also popular with surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing available from the beaches locally. Welcoming and friendly, the town boasts a number of pubs, four hotels, shops and seafood restaurants, as well as a selection of festivals throughout the year. You can also visit the Gateway Leisure Park, ideal for a family day out on those rainy days with various leisure and sporting activities for the children. At the four corners of Erris you will find the Neolithic Cèide Fields, the unspoilt wilderness of Ballycroy National Park, the towering cliffs of Ceann Iorrais (Erris Head) and the final resting place of the fabled Children of Lir, the island of Inis Gluaire.