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The Thatched Cottage

Drummin near Westport, County Mayo (Ref. 2869)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • 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
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Near a shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Pub Near a pub < 1 mile

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25 Customer Review(s)

  • “While the pictures and description of the cottage are relatively accurate (although while we were there, the cottage was never as bright as shown in the photos), they omit certain crucial aspects, which detracted very much from our stay in the cottage.”


    Most of the furnishings, including the kitchen, the beds and bedding and the shower, are old and grubby. The shower cubicle does not fit in the space allotted to it, so it is impossible to open the doors properly. The worst aspect, however, is the division of the lower part of the cottage into the windowless shower room and a claustrophobic double bedroom, these two rooms separated by a wedge-shaped “hall” which tapers to the width of a small sweeping brush. It is all done on the cheap, with ugly wooden panelling and sliding doors. Access to the shower room is only really possible when the bedroom sliding door is open. We didn't notice much traditional Irish charm inside the cottage, but if you have nostalgia for grim 1980s bedsits, this is the place for you.

    - Jonathan, August 2021

The property

The Thatched Cottage is a traditional-style Irish cottage set on the outskirts of the sleepy hamlet of Drummin, 10 miles from Westport in County Mayo.

Dating back over 200 years the cottage has a number of quirky features, which add to its charm and appeal, including uneven and sloping floors, low-height door frames and a traditional Irish fireplace complete with woodburner.

The property provides compact, simple but comfortable accommodation with an open plan living area, cosy family bedroom and additional smaller bedroom.

Outside, the lawned garden with seating offers views of the nearby mountains, while excellent walking and hiking are available from the door.

Nearby Westport is an official access point for the award-winning off road cycling and walking trail, Great Western Greenway.

This traffic-free route runs between Westport and Achill Island along the route of the old railway line, and enjoys some magnificent scenery including along the Clew Bay coastline.

The Thatched Cottage provides lovely character accommodation in a pleasant rural area, and is a perfect base for the Great Western Greenway.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single bed, 1 x double with very limited access and floor space (room is approximately 6' x 6' in size) and access from one side of bed only
  • Shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Compact open plan living area with basic kitchen facilities, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Electric storage heating with woodburner
  • Gas cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, Wifi, TV, DVD, CD/cassette player
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden to front with garden table & chairs
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop & pub 5 mins walk.

About the location


Westport 10 miles; Clifden 35 miles.

Drummin is quite a rural village located approximately 10 miles south of Westport in County Mayo. The hilly areas around the village present an attractive web of winding, leafy lanes festooned with honeysuckle and wild roses in season. From the hilltops, superb panoramic views extend across Clew Bay to Clare Island, once a stronghold of the Pirate Queen, Gráinne Uaile. The popular town of Westport is well worth a visit with a wide range of shops, restaurants, pubs and bars, and is alive with traditional music and rich Irish heritage. There are also good fishing rivers within easy reach, including the Erriff River, approximately 8 miles away, and the Delphi River, approximately 6 miles away in the Doolough Valley. For those who enjoy a good walk, nearby Croagh Patrick awaits with invigorating hikes and stunning views. For a memorable day trip, why not head south into County Galway, just over half an hour’s drive away, with magnificent coastal scenery and the world renowned Connemara National Park?

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas