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Annie's Cottage

(Ref. 927842)

Doonamona near Belcarra, County Mayo Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Annie's is a beautiful little cottage in a perfect location."

    Plenty of sheep and cows to keep you company. Mai and Jim are the best hosts you could wish for. We would love to stay again sometime soon.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is such a lovely spot."

    It is perfect for traveling the west coast of Ireland. We wandered up and down the coast and came home every day to gorgeous surroundings and beautiful sunsets that we watched from the upper garden. We loved the beautiful old thatched roofed main house and the convenience of two full kitchens. The house is nestled among sheep and cow pastures across from the remains of an old Irish tower. It couldn’t have been more picturesque. Mai and Jim were so kind, welcoming and helpful during our stay. We highly recommend them as hosts. My only regret is that I never took a bubble bath in the amazing claw footed tub that was located in one of the three full bathrooms.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "We spent a lovely week in Annie's Cottage."

    The cottage and garden are well equipped, well maintained and spacious for four for of us - especially as the 'children ' are a teen and a young adult. The cottage is a great base for exploring County Mayo, which is beautiful, and for dipping into neighbouring Counties. It gives access to countryside, lakes, hills and coast. Finally but not least, if anyone deserves the title of 'super hosts', it is Mai and James.

    Sally thank you so much. It was lovely to have you all and hope some day we will welcome you back once more. Thank you all. James/Mai Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2023

  • "I booked this property for my parents (in their 70's), they had the most super trip to this cottage and absolutely loved their stay."

    Everything was just what they needed - the walk in shower, ground level accommodation and easy access was just perfect. This property is absolutely ideal for a larger group/family as well. The hosts are so very welcoming and we really appreciated all the help and for being so attentive. It was home from home type accommodation. I really could not recommend this property highly enough. The welcome and attention to detail is superb. This is also a super area for exploring Mayo, there are many day trips in easy distance, there are numerous drives around the coastline and Wild Atlantic Way and you will not be disappointed with the scenery and splendid views around Mayo. There are some super spots for dining and entertainment in the nearby towns, whilst also being able to come back to a lovely homely nest in the evening with complete peace and tranquility. This is one of the best houses to book in the area and I challenge anyone to find anything but perfection here at Annie's Cottage. Please book without hesitation. You will not be disappointed!

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2023

  • "Annie's Cottage is a fine Irish holiday home in the beautiful Co Mayo."

    Plenty to see and do. A warm welcome from our hosts. Excellent accommodation. Very clean and warm with a real charm. We look forward to returning again soon.

    Thank you Catherine. Mai Jim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2022

  • "Mai and Jim were exceptional hosts."

    A delayed ferry resulted in our late night arrival, but Mai and Jim sorted us out with the necessary provisions - this was super helpful. They were also very helpful and approachable throughout our stay - would thoroughly recommend and we will be looking forward to a future visit.

    We thank you all for your lovely feedback it was a pleasure to have you at our cottage and would love to see ye return anytime. Good health and happy times for the years ahead. Jim/Mai Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2022

  • "Friendly owners."

    Lovely traditional cottage. Very attractive rural setting.

    Thank you, it was a pleasure to have you at our cottage. Kind regards. Jim/Mai Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joy4.7Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was clean and nice the owners were very friendly the weather was ..."

    The cottage was clean and nice the owners were very friendly the weather was fine and the countryside was great we had a lovely holiday and we hope to come back soon thanks

    Thank you so much, we were delighted to have you. Kind wishes. Jim/Mai Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.4May 2022

  • "Annie's Cottage is a gem of a thatched cottage to stay in!"

    We recently spent two weeks in this beautiful cottage. It is ideally situated in the centre of Country Mayo, making trips to Achill Island, Mayo's north and west coasts and trips to Galway City in the next county easy to reach. It is spacious, very nicely decorated and spotlessly clean and even though we stayed in August, we had the odd chilly day but we were warm and comfortable with the underfloor heating, radiators and log burning fire. There were plenty of fresh linen and towels available and after our first week we were brought more in case they were needed. Annie's Cottage has two kitchens and both are stocked with ample pots, pans, cutlery and crockery, with plenty of storage for any shopping should you do a lot of eating in, as we do and there are two fridges, one with a large freezer. The cottage has a large, beautiful garden with table, chairs and a bbq and it was lovely sitting out in the evening catching the last of the sun with a glass of wine. The owners, Jim and Mai, are a lovely couple and live close by. They were the perfect hosts and had a welcome gift for us when we arrived and provided us with fresh eggs from their farm during our stay. We can honestly say that Annie's Cottage is the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in and will definitely book the cottage again when we next holiday in the beautiful and scenic Country Mayo. Lizzie and Steve

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage close to Castlebar, Wesport and Galway."

    Mai & Jim were wonderful hosts. They had left us fresh farm eggs milk tea & coffee.. everything to see us through our first evening there. We even had firewood for the stove for our entire stay! The cottage is huge spotlessly clean and couldn't fault anything about it. If you are looking for a base for Galway Wesport & Castlebar - this is it. We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jul 2019

  • "Annie's Cottage was so wonderful."

    It has authentic charm coupled with all the modern comforts. Jim and Mai were wonderful hosts and the location was very easy for getting around many areas of west Ireland. We would go back in a minute. We particularly loved that we could look out our dutch/half door right across the road to a green field filled with sheep and a very picturesque ruin of an ancient tower keep.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Apr 2019

  • "Mai and Jim are exceptional hosts."

    Annies Cottage is outstanding in the cottage itself and its amenities inside. There was nothing that we were short on during out stay. Mai and Jim were very welcoming on our arrival and informative with things do in and around Castlebar and the surrounding areas. This is our second visit to Annie's cottage and would definately recommend it.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2018

  • "Very warm welcome, really enjoyed our stay in this cottage."

    Reviewed by Alexander4.7Jul 2018

  • "Very welcoming hosts, cottage beautiful, lovely touches, tea, coffee, wine, fresh eggs and slippers on our arrival."

    Thanks Mai and Jim

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Jul 2018

  • "Annie's Cottage was well-positioned, well-appointed and well above our expectations."

    Mai and Jim were very welcoming and more than helpful. The Cottage is great value for money and it has been beautifully restored and maintained to a high standard.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2017

  • "The cottage is great, Mai and Jim are a lovely couple."

    Milk, tea, coffee, bottle of wine and slippers waiting for our arrival plus everything else you would expect couldn't have been better. We will most certainly return if we are in Ireland again.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2017

  • "Exceeded expectations!"

    Fabulous rural location, surrounded by space and sheep!.. but with nearest facilities only a few minutes drive away. A truly beautiful part of West Ireland.

    Reviewed by Susan4.8Aug 2016

  • "Annie's cottage is a very comfortable place for a holiday."

    We were met by the owners Jim and Mai, and they were very welcoming. The cottage is well equipped, and cosy. No shortage of piping hot water for showers! The bedrooms are very comfortable, the kitchen of the main cottage is good although one or two small items such as a bread knife needed. If renting the whole house, the second kitchen (which seems barely used!) is also well equipped. The garden is very pretty, and large. The main destinations for day-visits involve a decent drive, often to Westport and beyond. We were supplied by Jim with fresh eggs from the farm regularly, and a box of freshly dug carrots! Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you to Jim and Mai for their hospitality. If we find ourselves back in Co Mayo again, I wouldn't hesitate in coming back to Annie's. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.8Aug 2016

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with Jack-and-Jill access to bathroom
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, basin and WC
  • Two kitchens (one with dining area)
  • Sitting room with dining area and open fire
  • Second sitting room (seats 4) with gas fire
  • Snug (seats 2) with gas stove.
  • Oil central heating and oil underfloor heating with open fire and gas fires
  • Two electric ovens and gas hobs, microwave, fridges, freezers, washing machines, dishwashers, TV with Saorview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned gardens with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and smoking
  • Please note, the property is not suitable for hosting large parties
  • Note: Maximum 2 children allowed
  • No children under 6 years old this includes infants
  • Shop and pub 2 miles.

The property

Belcarra 2 miles.

Situated just two miles from the attractive village of Belcarra in County Mayo and 6.5 miles from the bustling town of Castlebar is this superb detached cottage.

This delightful cottage was once the local convenience store and has been lovingly restored from its original form to offer guests all the luxury of a modern property, but with the charm of a traditional Irish cottage including stone floors, a traditional half door, a thatched roof and even the original shop front!

Set over two floors, this cottage boasts three well-appointed bedrooms, each with an en-suite for extra comfort and luxury during your stay.

The cottage benefits from two stylish kitchens, each with French doors; they provide an ideal place for you to prepare and cook a delicious meal for your loved ones.

The main sitting room features a woodburning stove, which you can curl up beside and enjoy some quality time over a bottle of wine with friends.

For a spot of downtime, there are two additional sitting rooms where you can relax with a good book or the local paper after a jam-packed day of adventure.

As you step outside, you will find a large garden with mature trees and patio areas with furniture, and to the front of the cottage, in the neighbouring field, are the ruins of a tower house!

The village of Belcarra boasts a local shop and pub, along with a riverside loop walk, which takes you along the Manulla River, a tributary of the River Moy.

Just a short drive will take you to Castlebar, home to excellent shopping and a wide variety of pubs and eateries.

The popular harbour town of Westport is also close by, home to Croagh Patrick, the Greenway Cycle route, craft shops and traditional Irish music.

A fantastic cottage with plenty to see and do!

About the location


Balla 4.4 miles; Castlebar 6.5 miles.

The attractive village of Belcarra lies close to the vibrant and bustling town of Castlebar in County Mayo. Belcarra has been awarded the Tidy Towns award on many occasions and is situated on the Manulla River, which is a tributary of the River Moy. Visitors can enjoy a scenic 3km riverside loop walk around the village, as well as the Belcarra Heritage Centre, a beautifully restored cottage which will take you back in time. For keen anglers, Lough Carra, Cloonaugh Lough and Walshpool Lough provide great fishing opportunities. Further afield, attractions include Mayo Abbey, Westport, Lough Mask and the Museum of Country Life.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season