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The Old Post Office

Belcarra near Castlebar, County Mayo (Ref. 904700)

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  • Sleeps 6 people

  • 3 bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms

  • No pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Reviews

    Mr Schofield

    “Beautiful cottage, everything provided, The owners were friendly and welcoming, very spacious, with lovely grounds.”

    Would definatlely stay again.

    Would definatlely stay again.

The property

Castlebar 5 miles.

A beautifully-presented detached cottage situated next to the owner's home, two miles from the village of Belcarra, near Castlebar, County Mayo.

This former post office dates back over 100 years, and has been lovingly renovated by the owner to provide traditional yet contemporary accommodation, perfect for any group.

Steeped in history, this Castlebar cottage features stone floors, vaulted ceilings and beautiful patterned walls, combined with modern furnishings.

Three spacious and comfortable bedrooms ensure a perfect night’s sleep, and the well-equipped kitchen with dining area is ideal for rustling up a tasty feast for your loved ones.

The separate living area benefits from a roaring stove, a wonderful place to relax weary feet after a long day exploring the sights.

Outside this Castlebar cottage is a spacious courtyard and patio area so you can retire outside on fine days.

The gated access means children can play in safety, and guests can also avail themselves of the owner’s own lawned garden next door.

Just a short distance away from this Castlebar cottage is the quaint village of Belcarra, which features a beautiful, circular walk through the countryside so don your walking boots before returning for a pint at the local pub.

The town of Castlebar is just a few miles away and has a wide range of amenities with shops, pubs and restaurants aplenty!

Golfers will love the pristine course and there is also a pitch and putt for beginners nearby.

Visit Ballintubber Abbey, go fishing on the River Moy or Lough Mask, or take a trip to the museum of Country Life.

Further afield, the town of Westport is easily accessible and is renowned for its culture and vibrant nightlife.

Conquer the mighty Croagh Patrick Mountain and view the islands of Clew Bay, plus keen cyclists can enjoy The Great Western Greenway, which is a 42 km cycle track from Westport to Archill.

The coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way is also within easy driving distance with a plethora of stunning beaches such as those at Enniscrone and Achill Island.

Enjoy all this before returning to the character and charm of your Castlebar cottage, a superb choice at any time of year.


  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Courtyard and patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Shared use of owner's lawned garden next door
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Some internal steps, cottage may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.

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About the location


Westport 17 miles; Claremorris 23 miles; Sligo 52 miles

County Mayo’s largest town by population and rich in history, Castlebar is centrally located enjoying access to most of the county’s attractions and beyond. The town is a major destination for shoppers from all over the west of Ireland and also boasts a wide selection of pubs, restaurants and other amenities, including the 18-hole Castlebar Golf Club and the Royal Theatre, where regular shows and concerts can be enjoyed. The engaging Museum of Country Life, Ireland’s only National Museum outside of Dublin, is also situated just outside the town. The lively town of Westport, famous for its traditional Irish music, is just a short drive away, and the spectacular Atlantic coastline on Achill Island represents a wonderful day trip. In addition, the Connemara region, Galway City and Sligo are all just a short drive away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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