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DonRoss Cottage

(Ref. 974859)

Pontoon, County Mayo Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely great stay comfortable and great location"

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jul 2023

  • "Second visit to this beautiful cottage in its superb position."

    A great time was had by all. Mary was very helpful with her informative text messages and extremely understanding about the accidental damage caused by one of the party. We are already planning our next visit!

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage is spacious and has everything to make you feel at home."

    Beautiful view of the lake.

    Reviewed by Robertas4.7Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage holiday, cottage was fantastic and what a view over the loch/lough."

    Cottage was warm and well equipped and very clean had a coal fire and a wood burning stove. Parking facilities were great with a full driveway and gates would definitely go back. Thanks very much

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage which was well equipped."

    Mary was very helpful and the open fireplace was a bonus! Only wish we had booked to stay longer. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "Comfortable, well equipped cottage of great character in a picturesque location."

    The road was described as busy but I thought it was quite quiet.

    Reviewed by John3.8May 2022

  • "A very nice property in lovely surroundings with a fabulous view."

    The cottage was well equipped and Mary answered any queries promptly. Would happily recommend to anyone and very much hope to return.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2022

  • "Perfect"

    Reviewed by Jean Michel5.0May 2022

  • "It was excellent a peaceful Trip"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday, the quality of the accommodation was 2nd to none."

    Spacious, full of character, clean, and very comfortable. The description and pictures are accurate enough, aside from omitting that the property does in fact have WiFi. Also, actually being there and seeing the views first hand, is amazing. The hosts Mary and Des, are very professional, really don’t impose, but make it clear they are available for any issue. My holiday group included my elderly mother and aunt, who both have mobility issues. As the house was all level access, they were able to avail of all areas of the house and garden and relax taking in the wonderful views. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely house in most beautiful setting in the heart of Mayo"

    Reviewed by Eileen3.8Aug 2020

  • "Don Ross cottage had everything we needed."

    We met Des, the very friendly proprietor, nearly at the end of our stay but any query we had got answered swiftly by his wife Mary. The location is beautiful because of the view at the lake although you have to take into account that the road between the cottage and the lake can at times be rather busy. We especially liked the two seperate fireplaces, a well equipped kitchen and that the tv had all the Irish channels. And the gift basket with wine and chocolates for Pia's birthday that Des brought along when he dropped by. Particular points of interest that one could enjoy: Foxford Woollen Mills (and its café), Ballina (good athmosphere and not too big a town), the National Museum (Country Life) in Turlough and the very cosy pub and shop 'Leonards Grocery & Bar' in nearby Lahardane. Don Ross has character, it has some squeeky floorboards, but that adds to the charm of this beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Patrick4.1Nov 2019

  • "What a great location, With a view to Mount Nephin to the left view from dinning room and a beautiful Lough from the front view from the cottage The owner kept in contact via text once a day to check everything was all ok, extremely helpful with directions."

    One of my twins slept on the Sofa and he said it was extemely comforatable, also had an open fire in the lounge and a lovely snug room again with a open fire, the room also have radiators for those not fond of open fires. Make it your must to visit Laughardaun just a 5 minute drive to your left as you leave the cottage, pop in to Leonard's it really takes you back in time, so pretty and quaint, with a bar on one side and a grocery/shop on the right hand side, so beautiful. There is also another Pub called Murphys (which wasn't listed on Google maps), they allow you to bring food in from the Pizza/kebab shop next door, if Murphey's are not cooking food in the evening. There is also another convenient food store as well. Things to do, Rosscommon there is an adventure place for all ages and if you have kids from 7 upwards and all teenages and adults, this is a must Boff Boda, a great team building fun to do together to build a great bond with the family, also if you have little ones there is a waterfall with in footsteps of the car park, called Glencar just up from Sligo. If you a climber then a must to climb Croagh Patrick, this is a must, there is a path way all the way to the top and a lovely pub called Campbells at the bottom for a lovely rest, this pub is children friendly and serves food too. and also Nephin there is a pathway for Nephin, but make sure you are wearing the correct footwear and covered in moss on some parts. I cannot thank Sykes for all their help with adjustments, along the way and also the owner of the cottage 110% perfect. I will definately be booking with Sykes Cottage again. Enjoyable family get together.

    Reviewed by Tracie5.0Oct 2019

  • "Everything was great house was well equipped and clean."

    All areas of the booking were dealt with very fast and efficient. Thank you

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2019

  • "Had a lovely holiday in a very nice cottage."

    Exactly as described. Very pleasant owners who were there for any eventuality.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2019

  • "Stayed at DonRoss for a week and it was fantastic place."

    All facilities are there, including two open fires which is great for a cold evening. The owners were very helpful and checked in to ensure everything was okay and gave us ideas for walks around the local area. Would definitely stay again, especially with those stunning views over the lake!

    Reviewed by Keri5.0Apr 2019

  • "Had a very nice holiday at Don Ross."

    Mary and Des were in contact with us and very hospitable. The bungalow was very warm and cosy. Comfortable beds and plenty of towels. It is situated in a lovely area with beautiful views. A perfect place to relax and unwind although, it is several miles to the nearest shops and places to eat. County Mayo is without a doubt a lovely part of Ireland to take a holiday. The people are so friendly.

    Reviewed by Gary3.8Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in an amazing location with perfect views"

    Reviewed by Francis5.0Jan 2019

  • "We spent Christmas week in the cottage."

    The owners, Mary and Des, have been very kind, hospitable, helpful and accommodating - available to answer any queries on the phone at all times. The place is nicely furnished and additionally was decorated for the festive period; they also, following our enquiry, provided a cot and a high chair for our toddler. The house' layout is baby / toddler's friendly – very spacious, longish corridors / hallways, wooden floors - everything over one floor only. The house was very warm, with the 2 no. fire places adding extra charm to the house ambience. Also, there is Wi-Fi there, which was a nice surprise, as it is not mentioned in the house' website description. Mary and Des' house will be our first choice to consider next time we plan our holidays in the area

    Reviewed by Jaroslaw3.8Dec 2018

  • "Had a brilliant week lovely comfortable cottage, stress free booking everything positive."

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2018

  • "This is a fantastic property in a beautiful quiet location overlooking a large lake."

    We had a great week there.

    Reviewed by Lawrie4.7Jul 2018


    Reviewed by Angelo4.7Jun 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, one with en-suite shower, WC and basin, 1 single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Snug with woodburning stove
  • Oil fired central heating with additional heating from open fire in sitting room and woodburning stove in snug
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with basic channels, selection of books and games and WIFI
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Starter pack for open fire and woodburning stove included in rent
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Rear lawned garden with patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub and shop 3 miles

The property

Foxford 7.5 miles.

Cross the bridge at Pontoon, Co.

Mayo which separates mighty Lough Conn from its smaller sister Lough Cuillin and arrive at Don Ross Cottage.

Nestling in a small bay along the shores of Lough Conn with spectacular views, this cosy cottage offers couples, families, and groups of friends the ideal retreat to explore this beautiful location.

With a choice of three bedrooms, two doubles and one single, plus a comfortable kitchen/dining room and sitting room, both overlooking the lake, this is a cosy cottage to relax and plan the following days endeavours.

The area is dotted with lakeshore drives and walks, and sheltered inlets to explore.

The lakes attract many anglers to its rich trout waters and boats may be hired locally.

Foxford town is a short drive away.

Spend some time in Foxford Woollen Mills, a haven for locally produced knitwear and relax in the adjoining café and tea rooms.

The mighty River Moy flows through the town on its way to the Atlantic ocean at Ballina.

Travel north to The Ceide Fields, a unique Neolithic landscape with towering sea cliffs and arrive at Downpatrick Head with its majestic sea stacks.

Walk the beautiful golden sands at Enniscrone beach.

Visit The Museum of Country Life near Castlebar and experience the trials and tribulations of past generations.

The bustling town of Castlebar has many local amenities and attractions on your doorstep.

DonRoss Cottage offers the ideal base to explore this wonderful location.

Let your Mayo adventure begin!

About the location


Foxford 5 miles.

Well famed for its beautiful lakes and forestry, Pontoon is a widely popular angling destination attracting fishermen from all corners of the globe. Lough Conn and Lough Cullen are two of Pontoon’s famous limestone lakes, separated by a peninsula at Pontoon and overflowing out into the Moy River. Only a short drive from the charming town of Foxford, Pontoon maintains a great reputation as a fantastic base for touring the county of Mayo, and it also only an hour’s drive away from the well-known cities of Sligo and Galway. Following the Foxford Way is also a great way to see the region, where you can stretch your legs on the 86km walking route, part of which passes through Pontoon. Golfers will also appreciate this lovely village as it is only a short drive away from some of the top golf courses in the west such as Castlebar and Enniscrone.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas