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Sound Cottage

(Ref. 13594)

Achill Island, County Mayo Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Really enjoyed the holiday, location, cleanliness, and amenities at the cottage ..."

    Really enjoyed the holiday, location, cleanliness, and amenities at the cottage were excellent, apologies for not signing visitors book, l would highly recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2022

  • "Sound Cottage is the last house on a very long lane."

    right on the shore. It is a beautiful 100 year old cottage which has just the right mix of character and modern facilities. Michael and Mary are the caretakers for the property and they do a fabulous job. We were so comfortable with the stove and cosy sofas while the wind howled outside on the first two nights. But we were also blessed with sunshine and could sit outside and watch all the birds, feed the donkeys or watch the tide. If you are looking tranquility, cosiness, nature with more than a splash of bona fide Achill then Sound Cottage will tick all the boxes.

    Reviewed by Majella5.0Sep 2022

  • "We stayed at three different cottages during our trip to Ireland and everyone said Sound Cottage was their favourite."

    It has everything you could wish for and more. It was far more beautiful than we were expecting. The Cottage itself was extremely comfortable, had everything we needed and more, but the view - wow! it was truly amazing, we spent many hours just sitting and taking in the scenery and took lots of photos. The icing on the cake was the donkeys, beautiful donkeys, who were always nearby and very friendly. This is a place where we saw people taking strolls out to see the beautiful scenery, but we had the honour of staying there for 5 lovely days. Thank you so much and we will definitely be back xx

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful time on Achill."

    The cottage is clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. The location is wonderful and a decent distance from other properties. We loved the garden and our girls loved the swing and especially loved feeding the two nosey donkeys over the fence. I sat having my breakfast one day watching a heron catch fish and seals on the flats as the tide receded. It really is a place to relax and Achill is a special place.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a beautiful cottage with a spectacular view."

    The house is comfortable and retains it's old charm. It would be hard for anyone not to unwind and relax in such senic, peacful place with the added bonus of the friendly donkeys. I hope to return soon. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Vicky4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, spectacular setting."


    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at Sound Cottage."

    The cottage is lovely. The view of the shoreline and the mountains is beautiful. We explored the island with friends and it is a magnificent place. Many thanks for a wonderful retreat away. Noel& Carmel Horan

    Reviewed by Carmel Dolan5.0Sep 2021

  • "This is an old, remote cottage."

    2 of the 3 bedrooms had a damp smell. The bed in the main bedroom was very, very poor. It was extremely creaky and not comfortable at all. Electricity worked, there was a landline, however no WiFi and the hot water and heating was very difficult to regulate. The cottage is at the end of a 1 km one lane road with 2 other cottages. There are maybe 3 places to pass should you meet another car. You have to pray that you don’t meet another car. The lane joins a two-way road which was busy and you have no visibility on what traffic is coming. If a mirror was mounted on the other side of the road, at least you would not have to take your life into your hands each time. We had 2 close calls during our stay and the anxiety caused by this was unwanted during our holiday.

    Reviewed by Dan2.5Jul 2021

  • "Sound Cottage is in the most tranquil of surroundings with nothing but peace and quiet all around."

    An excellent place to escape and relax. The best cottage I've ever stayed in. Very homely.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jun 2019

  • "Would highly recommend Sound Cottage."

    It was spotless upon arrival and in the most spectacular setting.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Jun 2018

  • "This cottage was warm, cozy, and in a great location."

    Well equipped kitchen, with lots of nice extras throughout the home. I appreciated the charm and character, and all the reading material, games, movies, and cd's for rainy days, aso well as a lovely host. If there was one recommendation for improvement I would say it would be the corner area of the garden by the donkeys. If it was cleared it would enhance the view.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0May 2018

  • "A Magical Step Back in Time ' Our stay at Sound Cottage was wonderful."

    It is perfectly located to the many amazing beaches and hill walks on Achill Island. Ballycroy National Park, Westport and south Mayo are all close by and easy day trips as well. The views are breathtaking and indescribable. The beauty of Achill would be enough to merit a stay at Sound Cottage, but the home connects you to this stunning landscape. The Cottage is quietly situated on a small bit of land reaching into Achill Sound and less than 100 meters from the beach. It is an impossibly romantic place to stay, the stone walls, picturesque windows, the wood stove burning softly and the still quiet that engulfs you. It is well fitted and the recent addition of the large back bedroom is perfectly done and makes it well suited for a family or ideal for a traveling couple. Shopping, pubs, music and restaurants are close by. One of the most appreciated features at the cottage was the full laundry (washer/dryer). Michael and Mary were wonderful hosts and provided everything we required. With a small flock of sheep surrounding and a donkey (Neddy) wanting to be feed carrots, you will feel like you have stepped back in time and will not want to reset the clock when it is time to go.

    Reviewed by Donald Keith5.0Jul 2017

  • "July 2017 - We very much enjoyed our stay at Sound Cottage."

    It was an ideal location to stay 'home' and relax and perfectly situated to explore Achill and mainland Mayo. Our two large dogs (one a wolfhound) had no problems with Ned or the sheep and there was plenty of room in the cottage for us and them. We had the added joy of a hare in the garden. Achill is a magical and beautiful island with a wonderful welcome from th elocal people for visitors. We will return to Achill and to Sound Cottage.

    Reviewed by Mike4.2Jul 2017

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Greatly enjoyed our stay. Beautiful views over the Sound. Fun walks on the Strand beachcombing. We would have booked again for September 2020 but not available. Will try again in a couple of years.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Oct 2015

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en suite, 1x twin 1 x adult bunks
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
  • Electric storage heaters with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Coast 2 mins walk
  • Note: This property is surrounded by farmland, so pets must be kept under strict control
  • Note: Though all ground floor, there is a step between the kitchen and hall, which leads to the bathroom.

The property

Achill Sound 1.8 miles.

A well-presented, detached coastal cottage, situated close to the village of Achill Sound in County Mayo.

Located at the end of a country lane in peaceful isolation, this Achill Island cottage has been appointed in a friendly and traditional style to provide cosy and comfortable accommodation, perfect for a small family or a couple looking for a romantic retreat.

With the accommodation entirely across the ground floor,this Achill Island cottage has three bedrooms, a kitchen with dining area, and a homely sitting room featuring a warming stove adding to the serene atmosphere.

Outside you can settle and enjoy the stunning views, or take a stroll down to the shoreline to absorb the wonderful scenery.

The village of Achill Sound is situated on Achill Island and is surrounded by spectacular countryside and a beautiful bay.

The island has five Blue Flag beaches, so an unspoilt haven is never far away, ideal for a day of family fun or a late evening stroll with only the sound of the sea for company.

There are plenty of activities to be found on this stunning island, including watersports, horse riding, mountain hiking, golf and fishing.

The finest attraction not to be missed is the Great Western Greenway cycle route that winds through the wild scenery all the way to the cosmopolitan town of Westport, revealing breathtaking vistas en route.

Explore the magical Clew Bay or conquer Croagh Patrick; all this and more before returning to your lovely Achill Island cottage.

About the location


Westport 33 miles.

At 57 square miles, Achill is the largest island of Ireland, and lies off the west coast, in County Mayo. The island is linked to the mainland by the Michael Davitt Bridge, making it easily accessible. Boasting five Blue Flag beaches, Achill has some of the most beautiful, secluded, remote beaches in Ireland, but watersports are always easy to find. Try surfing, windsurfing, canoeing or kayaking on one of the beautiful beaches, enjoy a horse ride along the coast, or simply take a stroll through the sand. With its beautiful mountainous landscape, Achill Island provides great walking, and the Atlantic Drive, 40km of coastal scenery, is perfect for cars and bicycles alike. Visit the Deserted Village at Slievemore, or the Tower at Kildavnet and discover some of Achill Island's history, or just over 30 miles away lies the town of Westport, on the mainland, ideal for a day out. A lovely island, with endless possibilities.