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15 reviews
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View from front door
Living area with woodburning stove set in cut stone fireplace
Living Area
Fully fitted Kitchen
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Double Bedroom with Antique Mahogony High Bed
Master Bedroom with Ensuite, complete with King Size Bed
Ensuite to Master Bedroom
Loft with 2 single beds
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Ballinrobe, County Mayo, Western Ireland

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Gary W
1 review
“fabulous house”
Reviewed July 20, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We stayed in this great old farm house very private with only two other small cottages down the lane . the house was very neat and very clean everything you need in it 2 good size bathrooms good kitchen and nice living room - dining room , the steps leading to the upstairs room are a bit steep but not a problem for kids. we had the fire lite on a couple of nights and the smell of peat burning was just brilliant and with the old pictures on the wall you could picture urself back in the old days I thought the location was good 2km to nearsest shop which had everything you need and pubs also in Kilmaine. Ballnarobe was a 5minute drive away with tescos and plenty of takeouts. Westport Galway and Castlebar are all with in a 30 to 45 minute drive away . John and Mary were great only got to meet John and he was very helpful and a real gent Mary was also helpful when organising the trip to the house her instructions on how to there were very good . The only problem was and it was with my 13 year old daughter was no Wi-Fi but I found it was brilliant because we played more games as a family . over all one of the best cottages we have been to and will be booking again thank you John and Mary.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: nothing but daughter missed wifi
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jul 26, 2015
Many thanks for your review Gary. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Mary
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Denis3317...
Gradignan, France
2 reviews
“Great !!”
Reviewed September 3, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We spent a very nice week in this weel-equipped cottage. It was also very clean and Mary was very kind. The location of the cottage is perfect to visit the Galway county and if you like quiet place after having visit the country all the day.

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Liked best: Mary kindness
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: En famille avec jeune(s) enfant(s)
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 23, 2016
Thanks for your review.
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Gillian K
1 review
“Peace and quiet”
Reviewed September 1, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

A lovely cottage, warm and cosy. Total peace and quiet and the perfect retreat after a long day. Would definitely go back on another opportunity. Only downside was the lack of wi fi which was a problem for me, but had My trip been just a holiday, this wouldn't have been a problem at all. Owner very helpful and welcoming.

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Liked best: Quiet location.
Liked least: No wi fi, though advertised.
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Greeneghi...
Motherwell
2 reviews
“A true taste of Ireland”
Reviewed August 5, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

My self husband mother father uncle and wee dog had a brilliant holiday in this house, Mary has a beautiful holiday home and a beauitful personaility as well
There was everything we needed in the house and much more
So handy for everything and location of house wonderful

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 3, 2014
Thanks for your kind comments. It was a delight having you to stay
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tammyhous...
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
1 review
“absolutley fantastic cottage, location fab, cleanand comfortable rooms”
Reviewed January 2, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

This cottage was everything we needed - a home from home - it had all we required microwave, washing machine, oven, tv etc . it was absolutely clean and in very good maintained order nothing was broken or not working etc. its location was fantastic for us as my family were only 10 minutes away but we were situation along a small road on a farmyard so the views were amazing and the children safe.

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Liked best: how clean the cottage was
Liked least: the bad weather
Traveling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 3, 2014
Thanks for your kind comments. It was a delight having you to stay
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Steveh H
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“lovely cottage with everything you need including plenty of quiet”
Reviewed September 18, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We received a very friendly welcome from Mary who made sure everything was ready for us and she even got the fire going for us. The cottage is very clean and well equipped with plenty of space. There were only two of us but it would have easily accommodated 6 or 7. The location is very convenient - secluded enough not to be isolated with shops at Kilmaine or the bigger ones at Balinrobe. We used the cottage as a base to tour Connemara, Galway and Mayo and even Valentia Island is easily achievable in a day. We would go again. Our security deposit was returned during our stay so no worries there and the price was excellent valus for money.

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Liked best: The space in the cottage - there were only two of us though.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 3, 2014
Thanks for your kind comments. It was a delight having you to stay
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Ruth P
Kilkenny, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“this is a traditional yet stylish cottage on a working farm near the Irish "Lake District", we loved it.”
Reviewed August 26, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Very well kitted out, lovely furniture, and well stocked kitchen. Spacious and attractive building. Very friendly owners who attend to everything promptly. We particularly enjoyed lighting the stove for cosiness but there is excellent central heating also.

We loved the area, there are several beautiful lakes nearby, Lough Mask is really shallow and child friendly. We swam and boated there. Cong is an historic and quaint little town, and Ballinrobe, though not as picturesque has terrific amenities for any family.

The third bedroom in the house which has 2 singles is upstairs. these stairs are steep and unsuitable for very small children. This was the only downside I could think of and is offset by the fun and safe location.

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Liked best: It was a quaint spacious property.
Liked least: The stairs!
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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