Léim Sar, at the southern end of the Mullet Peninsula on Ireland's west coast, is a real jewel of a B & B. Léim Sar is located in the little community of An Fód Dubh (Blacksod), right on Blacksod Bay (Atlantic). Down the street is the lighthouse that sent the June 4, 1944 critical weather report to the Allied Command that resulted in the decision to go ahead with the D-Day Normandy invasion. Walk up the road 2 km in the other direction is the Atlantic with a dramatic view across the water of the heights of An Sliabh Mór on Achill Island. This country road winds past an old cemetery at the edge of the sea and some historic ruins. There is also a wonderful golden sand beach a little past the ruins. We were there on both rainy and sunny days and the scenery was enjoyable whatever the weather. The B & B is owned and operated by Hannah, with the able assistance of her husband Gerry. When we stayed there, Hannah was assisted by several capable and enthusiastic young volunteers from Germany and Belgium. The B & B has a water view -- is about 2 blocks from Blacksod Bay (Atlantic). The interior is spacious and light-filled, the flooring is tile, the heat source is geothermal - the interior temperature was perfectly comfortable with the tiles body temperature instead of cold like tiles usually are. Our bedroom had a sea view, was large, spotlessly clean, the beds were good quality and comfortable. The bedding and toweling was pristine. The bathroom was very clean and everything was in good working order. There is a large sitting room with ocean views from large windows on two sides, 2 very comfortable long leather couches and a large screen TV. There is a good view of the organic garden from the sitting room. The breakfasts featured a generous amount of fresh fruit salad, a variety of yogurts, wonderful pancakes... the full Irish was excellent as to quality and quantity. An extra special bonus in this B & B was Hannah herself, who has an engaging personality and is a natural B & B hostess. It will be the rare guest who does not warm to Hannah!
An Fód Dubh (Blacksod) is a location that will not work for everyone. This little community is not a center of commerce - indeed, there are no restaurants or shops in the vicinity. We ended up driving to Belmullet for dinners, which is a 15-20 minute drive. However the road is good (and straight) with some nice views. We did not mind the lack of businesses as our aim was to spend some time in a remote, beautiful spot (like the tip of the Mullet peninsula.)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Leim Siar Bed and Breakfast is at the end of The Mullet Peninsula, just a stone’s throw from Blacksod Pier and the famous square Blacksod Lighthouse. We are near Carne Golf Links, Colaiste Uisce, Colaiste Riocard Bairead. There are lots of wonderful sandy beaches nearby. Deirble’s Twist, part of the North Mayo Sculpture Trail is just up the hill from us. Birdwatchers will love our Snowy Owl, Corncrakes and lots of seabirds. Dolphins are regular visitors to Blacksod Bay. Boat trips and walking tours can be arranged. Evening meals and packed lunches available when booked in advance. ... more less
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