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The Old Deanery Holiday Cottages

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Steeple Hill, Killala, Ireland
The Old Deanery Holiday Cottages
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I came to Killala knowing what a beautiful place it was but I also came to research my likely Killala heritage. The fully-stocked cottage at the Old Deanery provided the perfect "home" from which to research the 1800s with its traditional turf-fire hearth and spectacular view of Bartra Island and Killala Bay. Each morning and evening, a group of six... More 

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Offaly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Great service here, far and above what was expected from a self catering site. Nothing was too much trouble. On arrival we were welcomed by Liz, who told us all about the area, and all the amenities, where was good to eat, etc etc. Free turf for the duration of our stay also. A lovely little play digger at the... More 

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This odd little place (and I mean odd in the nicest possible way) wouldn't be out of place in a Bram Stoker novel. Round towers, turf fires, a medieval cathedral and even an Irish wolfhound on the loose gives this place a great atmosphere for Halloween. Tony and Liz at the old deanery reminded me of an Ireland that I... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

As a family of five we had a week in no 7 which was really easy for our daughter to get around as she has mobility issues. Lovely cottage lovely place and lovely hosts. would highly recommended the old deanery holiday cottages for a relaxing holiday . lots of places to visit close by. The view from the cottage is... More 

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Betheny, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

With my husband and our little daughter (4), we choose this part of Ireland for being quiet and discover wonderful views. Two weeks in Killala were not enough to visit and enjoy everything in the area : beautiful countryside, cliffs, historical monuments, and so on ... Not many tourists as we hope. A special thanks to Liz and Tony who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Suffering from creative block? Plain exhaustion? In need of a holiday? Having ticked all three boxes, I found the perfect answer for it all; The Old Deanery, Killala, Co. Mayo. Self-catering cottages and a Creative Centre beside the sea, in a picturesque village in the west of Ireland…what could be better? And as unofficial researcher of places-we-can-go-and-write-as- well- as- have-... More 

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etain123, Owner at The Old Deanery Holiday Cottages, responded to this review

Wow - what a review - we get some good ones, but I think this may be the best yet! It was a real delight meeting you and your writing colleagues/friends, and I'm absolutely delighted that you got so much pleasure from your stay at the Old Deanery Holiday Cottages, and the surrounding beauty of north Mayo! This is such... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Had a great holiday, two weeks flew by, fantastic location, home from home, Liz and Tony great hosts, very helpful, nothing was to much trouble. helped arrange activities, recommended places to see and visit. Will be booking up to go back very soon.

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etain123, Owner at The Old Deanery Holiday Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Bryan C, Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at the Old Deanery Holiday Cottages. I'm glad you had such a fantastic holiday, we're always happy to help make our visitors feel as much at home as possible, and to pass on the relevant information that takes your stay from a good one to a great one!... More 

Portlaoise, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Spent 5 days in The Old Deanery in June this year. Had a wonderful time and loved the cottage that we stayed in. My dad who is 88 was so comfortable as the cottage was suitable for the elderly. Liz was so kind and could not do enough for us. The cottage was spotless. We loved the turf fire when... More 

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etain123, Owner at The Old Deanery Holiday Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Laoisholidays, Thank you for the lovely review about your stay here at the Old Deanery Holiday Cottages. I'm delighted that we were able to make your holiday such a relaxing and enjoyable experience, and it's great that your dad was so comfortable - what a great man! We're looking forward to your return visit. All the best, Liz More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

had a great week.cottage was lovely.liz and tony where lovely couple,made you feel very welcome. wanted to take there dog(marve) home.just so much to do and see.a week is not enought.we will be going back again.anything you needed liz and tony would sort for you.the new road works near to the cottages are great.lovely stone work.the veiws are great,the people... More 

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etain123, Public Relations Manager at The Old Deanery Holiday Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Jac0864, Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at the Old Deanery Holiday Cottages - and thanks for giving us such a great review. I'm glad the roadworks didn't upset your stay - and you're right, they will look great when they are finished. The stone wall in front of the sea is lovely and will be... More 

cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Myself, my husband and our 8month old and near 3 year old stayed here for 5 nights. We loved it, with it's open fire, sea view and ikea & cath kidson touches it had that lovely, cosy cottage by the sea feel. Liz and tony were super friendly and attentive. Liz had fire lit for us and our 3 yr... More 

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etain123, Owner at The Old Deanery Holiday Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Ger818, Thanks a mill for the lovely review of your stay here with us at the Old Deanery Holiday Cottages. I'm delighted that you and the family enjoyed yourselves so much - we were delighted to have you, and we especially love to see kids having a good holiday. I'm sorry the cottage was short of washing powder and... More 

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