We stayed here just over New Years Eve. We arrived on the Wednesday before.
This place is remote and hard to find in the dark.
My advice is take it easy on the roads and get down to this property while it's bright.
We stayed here as part if a family get away.
I have to say that the pictures if this property listed really don't do it justice.
The property looks slightly small from the front but it's big inside. There is a bedroom upstairs with a Georgous on suite opposite the bar / gamesroom. You have an attic window that you can see A chill on the left and Bellmullett to the right and sea in between.
The weather was dreadful during our stay. It rained on and off about every 20 minutes for four days , but hea it is Ireland. The beech is literally 5 minutes walk out in front of the house.
This house has everything. The kitchen / dining room is big with great views and everything that you would need is here. You even have a big turf / coal burning fire with two big armchairs , perfect for a big glass of red with a good book and the turf burning. Need I say any more.
There is a big living room just off this . Two big long comfortable couches , flat screen TV, DVD player, TV box with approx 60 channels. They have even thought of the kids with a WEE and games , gamer controls.
Perfect as we had some older kids in our group. Also in this room another smaller turf / coal burning fire.
Four other double bedrooms on this level. Two on suite and a main bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi bath. Jacuzzi in the downstairs and jacuzzi bath upstairs wasn't working during our stay.
All beds are made up and a set of towels in each room supplied.
There is a ulility room off the kitchen with washing machine and a dryer + cleaning supplies for the house.
You have the option of burning a fire or using the oil central heating.
The owners Sister will meet you at the house upon arrival and only lives up the road if you need anything.
There are little or no shops for miles so do a main shop in Ballina approx an hour away.
Overall I'd have to say that I was very impressed with this property.
We stayed here as a family of 7 and had a fabulous stay. Nothing too much trouble. We will be returning next year - nice house and great location.
On our arrival the keyholder Lorraine made us feel very welcome. The house is modern with roomy bedrooms, most with on-suite. Plenty of towels; turf and oil and electric included. The living room has a good quality TV with plenty of channels to watch, Nintendo wii, DVD player, ROKU, so lots to do indoors on a rainy day. Free Wi-Fi. The dining/kitchen area is large with 2 large armchairs in front of the turf fire. All in all, very comfortable, warm and cosy. Five minutes walk from the beach, which when the tide is out is especially beautiful. The views from the house of Blacksod Bay and Achill Island are fantastic. There are several other great beaches a short drive away. A friendly pub is just a few minutes walk away. There were no issues at all with the owner allowing us to bring our two dogs along and no restrictions on which parts of the house they could be in. Due to the close proximity of farm animals, I would have preferred to have an enclosed garden so we could let the dogs out without putting their leads on, but that is only a minor criticism. We played on the Par3 golf course which was literally just across the road, 10 Euros each for as long as we wanted. We would definitely stay at this house again.
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Our stay was throughly enjoyable. The location was great, with a beach 2 minute walk away. Great facilities. Everything was clean and modernised. Wifi was fast and available all over the house. Plenty of space. Well heated. All round a great stay.
I stayed in this property for 6 nights in June and I have to say I can't fault the house. It's spacious, clean and homely, with beautiful views of Blacksod Bay, just a short 5 minute walk away. There was a Nintendo wii, a roku, a poker set and various other games that kept everyone entertained for the week too. Upon arrival we were greeted by the owners sister in law, and we were told that if we needed anything we could just ask her. We were made feel comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed our stay, would definitely recommend.
We had a wonderful trip to Dohooma with 2 adults and 5 children with another couple with 3 children staying with us for 2 nights (that turned to 3 as they didn't want to leave!) The house has everything you will need and more. It is spotless clean and with plenty to do on a rainy day including pool, darts, a wii and other games.WiFi is available and TV has Netflix YouTube etc. Lots of towels, turf for the fire and tea and coffee for us to use and even some biscuits when we arrived. The views are fabulous and your neighbours are cows (actual cows!!) The kids had them all named and we also spotted a hare passing the window on a few occasions.
We did a lot of driving in the first few days to Westport, Achill and Blacksod lighthouse and so the last few days were mainly spent relaxing in the house with the odd trip to belmullet which is about twenty minutes away and has plenty of places to eat. Locally there is the sea rod Inn where we had some lovely Guinness and the kids made use of the sweet shop next door. They couldn't believe the same lady that served in the bar also served them sweets next door! We didn't get a chance to have some food there but we heard it is lovely. Lorraine who looks after the house was a great help always and I would highly recommend this holiday home for some relaxation. The price was so reasonable that I just wasn't expecting the quality we got.
'We had a most enjoyable stay in the house over Christmas. It is large and roomy with lots of different areas to relax in. Even in a large group it never felt crowded. Beautifully decorated and very well equipped, there was no need to bring anything along, but would recommend buying groceries on the way. The house has wonderful views out to sea, great nearby places to visit and a very friendly Irish pub just 5 mins away. I would highly recommend a visit.'