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The Cottage

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "The Cottage is a lovely quiet, comfortable place to stay in a beautiful location."

    It has old world charm and everything you need. The delicious soda bread and scones were very much appreciated. Thank you Patsy!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2024

  • "The cottage was just brilliant for us."

    It had everything you needed, very comfortable ,especially with the turf fire in the evening. We were also right next to the Greenway cycle path, and the hills behind the house were outstanding. Thank you, we'll be back, Steve &Julia Grant

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2024

  • "This is easily the best holiday house we have stayed at and we have visited the west of Ireland many times over the years."

    The house itself is a former family home and it is still well loved . It was spotlessly clean. The house was well heated and cosy. Bright and nicely painted. The owners had left no stone unturned to make sure that the house was excellent accommodation. Lovely garden outside with vegetable patch and a few sheep. Outdoor seating . Great shower . Plenty of kitchen equipment . Washing machine . Proper home from home . Also great walking / cycling area 5 minutes from access to the Greenway . Bonus is that it seems remote and peaceful but is handy for Newport Westport Mulranny and Castlebar. Lots to see in the area . Good places to eat locally. Perfect spot. The icing on the cake was Patsy’s home made soda bread and scones. We are very keen to stay again , the sooner the better.

    Reviewed by Shelagh5.0May 2024

  • "Thank you for your latest email where you attached a copy of a previous email "AS EVIDENCE" and pointing out that i did not reply to your email dated 3rd Oct."

    That particular email stated that you confirmed that you had brought the case to a close. As the case was closed, I fail to comprehend why you thought I needed to reply to closed case. After the case was closed, you sent me another email asking about my holiday. I DID NOT HAVE A HOILIDAY. You also stated that you had spoken to the owner. The owner phoned me several days after I informed you of the circumstances of not having our holiday when you said you would inform the owner when the real truth is you did not, but I did. Throughout this whole event, Sykes has never shown any compassion, consideration or made an apology for your insensitive continued and repeated emails asking me if we had a good holiday and Sykes hopes the holiday was very enjoyable and would I like to review our holiday when you know full well that I was taken seriously ill and we could not continue with our holiday. You have continued to rub salt in the would and cause offense by sending me these repeated emails. No apologies, no personal compassion and no understanding of the situation. A simple apology would have gone a long way to smooth this situation. Your customer care needs reviewing. Regards Bruce Ashton.

    Reviewed by Bruce2.5Sep 2023

  • "The owners of the cottage made us very welcome and with homemade scones and soda bread."

    Beautiful location. We were blessed with fantastic weather.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Sep 2023

  • "A great example of a traditional Irish cottage."

    It was cozy and came with everything we needed for our stay. Super convenient for Mulranny (excellent beach), Newport and further afield, with the greenway right beside the property. The only disappointment was that we didn't get to use the lovely open fire as the weather was too warm!

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "Back home safe thank God Property owners were very nice providing us with ..."

    Back home safe thank God Property owners were very nice providing us with warmth cleanliness even home made scones Unfortunately the cottage was not fully disabled friendly me being in a wheelchair difficult getting into the shower Thank you to mr and mrs Jordan for your kindness

    Reviewed by Lillian3.4Jun 2022

  • "Another great stay at the cottage"

    Reviewed by Francis4.1Sep 2021

  • "Upon arriving at the cottage I was meet by Patsy with a warm welcome."

    A fire was set and the scones and brown bread where a lovely gesture. I would recommend the cottage to my family and friends.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2021

  • "The hosts were very welcoming."

    They had the fire lit and had home baked scones and brown bread waiting for us on arrival. It was a very peaceful and cosy house.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2020

  • "The hosts were very welcoming and made us feel at home immediately"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage in Newport was immaculately presented with every facility necessary."

    The owners were kind and gave a warm welcome. It was very close to all local attractions/amenities and was so peaceful. An ideal property and location for a restful break . Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Jul 2019

  • "Très belle expérience dans ce cottage isolé typiquement irlandais décoré et équipé avec goût."

    Nous recommandons vivement aux « vrais » voyageurs.

    Reviewed by Regis5.0Jun 2019

  • "First of all, the correspondence we had with the Sykes staff was exceptional; all of the representatives got back to us very quickly and answered all of our questions and set things up very well."

    The Cottage owners were so kind to come to a nearby hotel to lead us to the cottage which was hidden away a bit. They were so delightful, leaving us treats and a fireplace stocked with peat. The Cottage is so welcoming! My sister and I travel often together and this is by far one of the best places we've ever stayed, in any country. Completely quiet and secluded, fields full of livestock, blackberries to pick, and many, many miles of greenway biking trails and hiking trails right out the front door, some of which lead well up into the hills where the views over the water and islands are stunning in the changing light. Achill Island just 25 min away. We used the cottage as a base to explore Mayo and northern Connemara. The Jordans made themselves available for any questions and problems we might have had--but didn't. We were at such peace that we never turned on the radio or listened to the terrible news all around the world, and so could really and fully recharge from work stresses as we searched for the resident hares and pheasants in the fields. We cooked most of our meals and easily popped over to Newport 3 mi away to check emails and get supplies. The butcher shops in Newport have really excellent meats, and the grocery store has pretty much anything else you might need. Several choices of meals at the Newport pubs and restaurants and hotels, too. River's Edge Cafe a few miles away also has excellent food. Wonderful music and food in nearby Mulranny as well. No end of things to do and see! We can't recommend this place and the experience more highly--just wonderful.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Aug 2018

  • "Für Wanderungen oder Radtouren direkt vom Haus sehr zu empfehlen."

    Oder auch, wenn man seine Ruhe haben möchte. Ein kleiner Tisch im Wohnbereich wäre noch schön.

    Reviewed by Oliver3.1Jun 2018

  • "Mr and Mrs Jordan were very welcoming and helpful, and Mrs Jordan's home made scones and bread were delicious."

    The cottage has a lovely view, and was dry and warm, and thoughtfully equiped. We had a thoroughly enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.6Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Electric central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Beach 6 miles.

The property

A dainty, detached railway cottage located on the outskirts of Newport, a charming harbour town on the shores of Clew Bay in County Mayo.

This cosy cottage near Newport is situated just a few yards from the popular Great Western Greenway cycling and walking trail and makes for a countryside abode for friends or a romantic retreat for couples.

Traditionally decorated throughout, this Newport cottage has all the characteristics of an Irish cottage, with the small doors still remaining.

This Newport cottage boasts two snug bedrooms, a well-equipped, fitted kitchen with dining area and an inviting sitting room, the perfect place to lounge by the fire and enjoy each other's company.

As you step outside your Newport cottage you will find nothing but rolling green fields and uninterrupted countryside so you can truly immerse yourself in the peace and tranquillity of Mayo.

Tourists and visitors come to Newport each year and bask in the glorious scenery of Clew Bay which offers fantastic sea angling, water activities and fishing along its shores.

Enjoy a spot of lunch in one of the delightful cafes after a day spent discovering and exploring all the trails around the area, such as The Greenway and the Quay Loop which boast picturesque scenery and nature reserves.

History and heritage are within easy reach and only a short drive away from your Newport cottage.

Take a step back in time and visit the Museum of Country Life in Turlough where you will find a huge collection of artefacts.

Take a drive to Ballycastle to the Ceide Fields, where you can enjoy the ancient archaeological monument, vast prehistoric landscape, a natural bogland, spectacular cliffs and seascapes that will take your breath away.

Fun, heritage and relaxation are all available to enjoy on your days out from this wonderful Mayo cottage.

About the location


Westport 8 miles; Castlebar 13 miles.

The small, picturesque harbour town of Newport lies along the shores of Clew Bay in Mayo, just north of Westport. Clew Bay is famed for its sea angling and water activities for any level of experience. Flowing through the town is the Black Oak River providing excellent fishing opportunities and wonderful walkways along its grassy banks and the Beltra Lake is also regarded as one of the best fresh water fishing lakes in Europe. Newport holds an annual ‘Splash’ festival, a fun filled day of water themed activities for young and old. The town of Newport is home to a charming coffee shop, welcoming pubs and mouth watering eateries, all complemented by the 19th century viaduct on the main street. Walking routes are plentiful and these include the Burrishoole & Mulranny Loops. Further afield you can visit the Ceide Fields near Ballycastle, and the Museum of Country Life.