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Golden Acres

Knock, County Mayo (Ref. 928248)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • 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/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


23 Customer Reviews

  • "A very nice cottage, very tidy and clean."

    We had a problem while we were there and the owners were very helpful in trying to rectify it. The kitchen was a bit small but useable, you can just fit four people at the table in there. Beds were nice and comfortable even weather behaved for a change. Loved being able to sit outside with a very nice table and chairs. Fridge/freezer in shed was a great help also has a washing line across the shed , so if weather is changeable you can sill get washing nearly dry. A very nic and peaceful cottages with main N17 not to far away so visiting places isn’t a problem.

    Reviewed by ChristinaAug 2020

  • "A fabulous comfy home and lovely friendly owner!"

    Everything we needed to make our holiday enjoyable! Very private and secluded! We highly recommend this as a place to stay!

    Reviewed by WilliamAug 2019

  • "Lovey cottage which we used as a base for visitng relatives."

    Very clean and comfortable. Would book again.

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2019

  • "Everything was perfect."

    We love this place. The only problem was that our GPS sent us the wrong place, but I called the owner and she help us get there. It would help if the GPS code was given. The owner left food for us and really cared about us. Our eleven year old son enjoyed the books and the movies that were there for guest to use. We plan to return. I really can not say enough good things about this place.

    Reviewed by DianeJul 2019

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage with stunning views over open countryside."

    The owner Geraldine couldn't be more friendly and helpful. The cottage is a short drive to Knock Shrine which made it the perfect location for our family. Hope to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2019

  • "Well equipped cottage and Geraldine is lovely !"

    Would highly recommend !

    Reviewed by BarbaraFeb 2019

  • "Geraldine was a fantastic host."

    Irish hospitality at its most genuine and sincere. She was genuinely concerned about our welfare, and nothing was too great acrequest for her. She went far beyond the call of duty making us feel comfortable, cared for, and safe. The cottage was simply lovely— so large and spacious, immaculately kept, with every facility you could want. It was such a haven to come home to after a difficult day touring on challenging Irish roads! It’s muchnucer than the published photos would indicate. It is isolated— way down a country road,well off the main highway. But once you’ve dtiven it once or twice, it’s not nearly as intimidating. But everything is so peaceful and lovely at Golden Acres. It’s was a lovely spot of County Mayo that we were pleased to call home for a week.

    Reviewed by JeffreyOct 2018

  • "Lovely clean comfortable cottage owned by a lovely lady who couldn't do enough ..."

    Lovely clean comfortable cottage owned by a lovely lady who couldn't do enough to make sure we had an amazing stay was even kind enough to leave us milk bread and biscuits would 100 percent recommend this cottage for how lovely it was and how lovely our stay was made

    Reviewed by ColletteAug 2018

  • "The cottage was well equipped and met all our needs."

    The owner was helpful and came quickly once contacted to go over any needs. The location seems remote but there is a short journey to the main roads and the local town has a good pub/Bistro for food and local supermarket. It is central to Knock, Claremorris, Westport and Charlestown where the Ireland West (Knock) is located. The journey from the airport to the Cottage is around 20minutes and the owner can be contacted if you get lost. If we are I the area again I will use the cottage again.

    Reviewed by IanJun 2018

  • "Geraldine was an excellent host who made us feel welcome and comfortable in our stay."

    The cottage was well located with great views from the garden. The cottage is ideally situated for touring County Mayo

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2018

  • "The Golden Acres was perfect."

    The owners were bet nice and accommodating. I was there during the surprise hurricane Ophelia. They cane to check on me, and bring me a thermos of hot water for tea, and candles. If I come back to the area I will for sure rent this location again .

    Reviewed by AnitaOct 2017

  • "Thanks to Geraldine for a wonderful stay."

    Nothing was too much trouble. She was so friendly and welcoming. It was a lovely touch to have bread and butter, tea and coffee and milk provided as we were very hungry when we arrived

    Reviewed by MohitAug 2017

  • "Thanks so much for a fantastic week!"

    Geraldine was a great help and the cottage was lovely. We would definately come back!

    Reviewed by FrancescaMar 2017

  • "The owner Geraldine was brilliant, she was friendly and very knowledgeable about the local area."

    The cottage was cosy and suited our needs. The Airport was only 25 minutes drive from the cottage which was very convenient. We will definitely return to Golden Acres and would recommend to anyone. The stunning views from the kitchen window made washing up a pleasure!

    Reviewed by CraigJan 2017

  • "Easy location to Knock Airport."

    Friendly and welcoming host. Second time we have stayed.

    Reviewed by CatherineDec 2016

  • "May want to encourage property owners to use Whatapp or similar applications."

    Some customers from beyond the UK may not want to incur additional expense using phone calls of short messaging systems ( SMS) to arrange arrival times for keys.

    Reviewed by Heong ChewOct 2016

  • "The owner of the cottage went beyond expectations to make our holiday so comfortable and enjoyable."

    It is this and the standard of the cottage which really make the holiday special.

    Reviewed by GlendaOct 2016

  • "Met at the house by the owner, who was very welcoming chatty and friendly."

    Shown around the property and given information on the local area. Was left a welcome pack of goodies which was gratefully received. House was warm and cosy in a lovely country location with lovely views at the rear of the property. Would book again

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2016

  • "We have just returned from a lovely week at Golden Acres which served as our base for touring the west of Ireland."

    The cottage is lovely in every way and we could not find a single fault. It has recently been completely renovated and has the charm of a 100 yr old cottage combined with a lovely fresh feel due to its refurbishment. The garden is safe and enclosed allowing our 4 and 5 year old boys to run around with our 2 year old Rough Collie without the worry of them straying too far! The owners of the cottage were very warm and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. We can't wait to return to this lovely cottage in beautiful Ireland.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2016

  • "The owner was very friendly."

    The cottage was very convenient for Knock and in a nice secluded position with good country side views but it was not too far from shops and other facilities.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2016

  • "The property is very cosy with a beautiful wood burning stove, it has a homely feel."

    The owner was so welcoming and friendly. I hope to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2016

  • "A beautiful little place, very close to Knock and Ballyhaunis which are both well worth the visit."

    The landlady of the house was extremely helpful and thoughtful. The garden was lovely and ideal for anyone with young children. We will be sure to call for another visit.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2016

  • "The owner of the cottage, took great pride in setting up her holiday home."

    First, everything sparkled with cleanliness. The furnishings were brand new and extremely comfortable. Second, the stove was a perfect touch in the living room. It was comforting to have the fire on in the evening. Third, the gardens and grounds are immaculate and safe. What a beautiful view of rolling fields and many shades of green! My four year old loved running about with a ball and will have forever memories of his time there. Fourth, the puzzles and DVDS provided were great entertainment and had something for each of us. Last, the owner was super friendly, easy to communicate with and most welcoming to our family. We definitely recommend this to all families.

    Reviewed by ColleenJun 2016

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The property

Knock 0.9 miles.

A great detached country cottage close to the village of Knock in County Mayo.

This lovely cottage is less than 20 minutes' from Knock International Airport, and makes an excellent starting point for friends and family looking to start their Irish adventure and see what Ireland has to offer.

All set on the ground floor, this cottage has three comfortable bedrooms and a bathroom.

If you want to prepare a tasty meal or even put together a few packed lunches for the next day’s activities, you will have no trouble in the well-equipped kitchen.

Sit back and relax in the sitting room, after a long day of exploring and sightseeing, while everyone decides what the plans are for the next day’s adventure.

As the day draws on, why not sit outside this charming cottage to enjoy the sun and with a well-earned drink, making the most of your escape from everyday life?

From this delightful cottage, take a drive into Knock itself and visit the local craft shops, or sample the range of restaurants and pubs.

Go and visit the world-renowned shrine, which is visited by over one million people every year, or why not go for a stroll or cycle and take in the countryside?

You don’t have far to go to get to Castlebar or the lively harbour town of Westport which is just under an hour away.

A little bit further away, and you can hike up Croagh Patrick mountain or drive along the increasingly popular Wild Atlantic Way and take in some breathtaking sights.

A superb holiday cottage well located for you to start your Irish adventure and explore the west of Ireland!


  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats up to 6)
  • Sitting room (seats 5) with multi-fuel stove.
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove and back boiler providing central heating throughout
  • Power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Please note: Oil central heating is meter read and at an additional cost
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer in garage, washing machine, TV with Saorview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed private lawns to front and rear
  • 2 Well behaved Dogs accepted
  • No smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

About the location


Claremorris 7 miles; Knock Airport 13 miles.

The quaint village of Knock is home to one of Europe’s most famous religious landmarks. The impressive Knock Shrine was apparently the location of an apparition in 1879. The site has such importance that John Paul II visited Knock Shrine himself to commemorate the centenary of the vision. The village now attracts over one million visitors a year and is just a short distance from Knock Airport. The area is surrounded by beautiful stretching countryside and is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, walkers and fishermen. There are many towns nearby including Castlebar and Westport with many events and festivals throughout the year.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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