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Cregan Cottage

Drumagh, Killasser near Swinford, County Mayo (Ref. 15209)



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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

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely home away from home"

    Reviewed by AngelaNov 2021

  • "Great hoilday, my 4 small kids love running around the gardens, lovely scones ..."

    Great hoilday, my 4 small kids love running around the gardens, lovely scones when we arrive, the donkey my kids love her, We be back next year for sure

    Reviewed by CiaraJun 2021

  • "The owners of this cottage Kathleen and Brendan go out of their way to make sure those staying want for nothing/ the children and adults absolutely loved the cottage with the two most beautiful donkeys."

    The grounds are so well kept, the duvet sheds everything is spotless. I cannot wait to book another holiday. Thank you so much for making it about the experience and for all your very thoughtful gestures.

    Reviewed by MarionAug 2019

  • "Cregan Cottage is a beautiful, peaceful place."

    Loved every minute and didn't want to come home! The owners are so friendly and welcoming. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2019

  • "This is a delightful Irish stone country cottage previously a family home typical of it’s time."

    This is for families or friends who desire the peace and tranquility of country life, there are no shops or pubs within walking distance. The cottage is cosy and warm with everything you need apart from food. Views forever, garden games to play and Daisy the donkey to greet you each day. You do need to google or gps to help find the cottage as it is off the beaten track! The hospitable hosts live nearby and are readily available if required.

    Reviewed by MaureenOct 2018

  • "Just spent a week in Mayo in the comfortable cozy Cregan Cottage."

    Beautiful views and lovely walks. Great base for touring the West. The Duffy family

    Reviewed by KevinAug 2018

  • "Cregan cottage was heaven , the kids loved it the freedom they had took me back to a better time !"

    The Kennedys are lovely hosts recommend this cottage to everyone we will be back

    Reviewed by KevenAug 2018

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at Cregan Cottage near Swinford."

    It was a great base to tour North Mayo from. The cottage was more than we expected - nothing was forgotten by the owners everything was thought of.

    Reviewed by SiobhanJun 2018

  • "With the exceptionally splendid weather we had during the end of May, calm, sunny, and warm, we could sit outside every day and enjoy the flourishing garden with its well-kept tiny kitchen garden, the beautiful view on the hills and above all the tranquillity of the environment: so quiet during day and night."

    Excellent as a place of repose, and together with our trips to Achill Island, Westport and the coast we had a lovely time. We had some questions to the friendly owners concerning the amount of towels and the provision of hot water, which they treated quickly and well. As it appeared that the electric kettle did not function properly, it was replaced by a brand new one the next day.

    Reviewed by JohannaMay 2018

  • "Once again the highlight of our month stay in Ireland, our week at Cregan Cottage."

    .The perfect Holiday Cottage to tour the West and the most gracious hosts, The Kennedy Family! . Super clean, super comfortable, and all the comforts of home.

    Reviewed by TomMay 2018

  • "The Kennedy's were gracious hosts and the cottage was perfect!"

    ! A great value and a terrific location for touring the West of Ireland.

    Reviewed by TomMay 2017

  • "Very well described so that we picked the correct cottage for our break."

    It was important that we had a remote location near Knock and thats what we got so well done Sykes.

    Reviewed by SteveMar 2017

  • "Absolutely lovely owners who greeted us with a homemade apple pie."

    Cregan-Cottage is an outstanding place we all really enjoyed our stay there wish it was for longer. Facilities amazing. Cottage outstanding

    Reviewed by JayneMar 2017

  • "Cretan cottage is the perfect place to wind down."

    It is set in beautiful countryside and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. There's even a friendly donkey!

    Reviewed by JustynaOct 2016

  • "A great break at a lovely cottage."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful, would recommend to anyone. The best cottage we have stayed in yet.

    Reviewed by DonaldMay 2015

  • "This cottage gave us a chance to reflect and enjoy the real parts of Ireland."

    We got to meet many local farmers and everyone was so very friendly. We had a wonderful time, the owners are amazing people and treated us wonderfully.

    Reviewed by RosemaryMay 2014

  • "This cottage is the best we have stayed in, such a peaceful place."

    Daisy the donkey was a real pleasure to have around, we had a fantastic holiday would highly recommend. The owners had left us milk, coffee, tea, butter and fresh scones. Such a welcoming arrival after a long journey from home.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJun 2013

  • "Exceptional standard and amazing surroundings."

    Friendly and flexible owner.

    Reviewed by LyndsayMay 2013

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The property

Swinford 6 miles. Situated in the rural townland of Drumagh, Killasser on the border of counties Mayo and Sligo and set on a working livestock farm is this delightfully pretty cottage near Swinford.

Beautifully presented and set across one floor, this stone-fronted, Swinford cottage has been lovingly refurbished and maintains much of the original cottage's charm and character.

The homely feel of the open plan kitchen and living space is complemented by the exposed wooden beams, while the whole area is warmed by a cosy solid fuel stove housed in an impressive feature fireplace, with the welcoming owners happy to supply all the fuel you need.

To the front of your Swinford cottage is a well-kept lawned garden, complete with water feature, while the rear of the property boasts a herb garden, as well as a collection of fruit trees, with visitors welcome to enjoy the harvest when in season.

Those looking to get away from it all will enjoy the peaceful setting, but the amenities of Swinford and the charming village of Aclare are never far away should you need them.

This property is perfectly situated for walking and hiking with several trails nearby.

Children can make the acquaintance of the friendly donkey in the field opposite, while the Blue Flag beach at Enniscrone is less than an hour's drive.

With fishing, golf, museums and traditional music all available locally, this wonderful Swinford cottage is the perfect place for your Irish getaway.


  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • External utility with WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with solid fuel stove.
  • Oil central heating with solid fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer and washing machine in utility, TV with Freeview, CD/radio
  • Fuel and power included in rent Apr-Oct inclusive, €25 supplement payable directly to owner Nov-March inclusive
  • Fuel for solid fuel stove inc. in rent all year round
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lawned front garden with water feature, rear patio with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: This property benefits from a lawn for croquet and an area for bowls.

About the location


Westport 28 miles; Sligo 35 miles.

Swinford is a market town in County Mayo, located approximately 11 miles from Knock International Airport. Situated on a tributary of the River Moy, Swinford is known for its fishing waters, which include the Callow Lakes (which yield excellent brown trout) and the lakes of Conn and Cullin. It is home to one of Mayo's largest summer festivals with pageantry, ceili dancing and heritage displays depicting many of the traditions of East Mayo. Swinford offers a nine hole golf course, pony trekking and nature walks while, in the evenings, the town's pubs offer traditional Irish music. A wealth of archaeological sites are within walking distance of the town, and it is an excellent base from which to tour many of Mayo's visitor attractions including Croagh Patrick, Ceide Fields and the Foxford Woollen Mills.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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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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