Ballycroy 6.5 miles.
A modern detached cottage near the coast in the beautiful Ballycroy National Park, County Mayo.
Finished to a high standard, this Ballycroy cottage combines a contemporary style with rural and wild surroundings to provide an ideal home from home for families and friends alike.
This Ballycroy cottage features flexible sleeping arrangements, with two ground floor bedrooms as well as a double and twin on the first floor.
The kitchen is well-equipped and the sitting area features a welcoming woodburning stove so you can rest in comfort after a long day exploring the spectacular surroundings.
This Ballycroy cottage is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac and there is a spacious garden outside so the children can play in safety whilst you relax and enjoy the far-reaching views across to the Atlantic.
The Ballycroy National Park is set amongst 11,000 hectares covering a vast, uninhabited and unspoilt wilderness with sweeping grasslands to imposing mountains.
The area is a haven for wildlife with many species to be observed including birds, deer and otters.
Just a few miles away from your Ballycroy cottage is the popular destination of Achill Island.
Here you can enjoy a variety of pubs and restaurants as well as an abundance of local art galleries and local craft shops.
The island has five Blue Flag beaches and is the starting point for the Great Western Greenway, which winds its way from Achill to Westport through the majestic countryside.
The town of Westport is a short distance away and is famed for its superb nightlife with many pubs playing traditional music and you can discover the fascinating Clew Bay or conquer the mighty Croagh Patrick mountain!
Enjoy all this and more before returning to the tranquillity and solitude of your Ballycroy cottage, the perfect Irish self-catering destination.
Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with basin and WC, 1 x ground floor single, 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area (seats 6). Sitting room (seats 5) with woodburning stove.
About the location
BALLYCROY, COUNTY MAYO
Mulranny 9.5 miles; Belmullet 23 miles; Westport 28 miles.
Ballycroy is a village in County Mayo, in a lovely coastal area known for its great sailing conditions and also for the superb angling, and salmon and sea trout fishing on offer in the area surrounding it. Ballycroy itself has two pubs and a shop, and is also home to Ireland's sixth National Park. The visitor centre for the park is easily found in the centre of the village, and with its tea room and insight into life in the park, makes for a great starting point for your time exploring the 11,000 acres of bog and mountainous terrain. A little further afield but within easy reach is the popular bustling tourist town of Westport, well worth a visit with a wide range of shops, restaurants, pubs and bars, and alive with traditional music and rich Irish heritage. Another must see of the area is Clew Bay, a stunning and majestic formation of some 100 small islands located at the foot of Croagh Patrick, a 2500 ft mountain which is an important site for pilgrimage, and, for the more energetic, a wonderful day’s walk. The area holds something for everyone whatever time of year you choose to visit.