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Achill Shore View

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Overview
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
11 guests
2 nights minimum
Rental Home
Only meters from the seashore Achill Shore View nestles on a quiet lane off the spectacular Atlantic Drive, a short distance to Achill Sound's shops, pubs, supermarket. Achill Sound is also where the very popular Great Western Greenway Cycle & Walking Path begins and can be followed all the way to the busy town of Westport. Achill Shore View lies in a haven of tranquility - you can't even hear the traffic on the Atlantic Drive - with all the amenities for an adventurous, exciting, and entertaining holiday very close by. On entering this delightful architect-designed home you will be wowed by its wonderful feeling of spaciousness with cathedral ceilings and clever open-plan layout. This unique house boasts really spectacular views on all sides and has a way of lulling people into deep re...Only meters from the seashore Achill Shore View nestles on a quiet lane off the spectacular Atlantic Drive, a short distance to Achill Sound's shops, pubs, supermarket. Achill Sound is also where the very popular Great Western Greenway Cycle & Walking Path begins and can be followed all the way to the busy town of Westport. Achill Shore View lies in a haven of tranquility - you can't even hear the traffic on the Atlantic Drive - with all the amenities for an adventurous, exciting, and entertaining holiday very close by. On entering this delightful architect-designed home you will be wowed by its wonderful feeling of spaciousness with cathedral ceilings and clever open-plan layout. This unique house boasts really spectacular views on all sides and has a way of lulling people into deep relaxation. Its main living areas of kitchen, dining room and lounge are open-plan. The kitchen is fully equipped with a large double sink, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, plenty of storage and a semi-professional Rangemaster cooker with seven gas rings, a grill and two electric ovens. A large utility area with a separate washing machine and clothes dryer and a utility sink are just off the kitchen. Both dining room and lounge have double height ceilings, wrap-around windows and patio doors onto the large decking area. There are two double rooms (one with super king size bed) and two twin rooms on the ground floor with the master bedroom having an en-suite walk-in shower room. The ground floor bathroom has an electric power shower and Jacuzzi bath. Upstairs is another bathroom with an insulated deep Japanese soaking bath - large enough for two - and is ideal for salt or seaweed soaks as the water maintains its temperature for a long time. The large bright attic room can be used for additional living or sleeping space and has a sofa (not suitable for sleeping) and three single beds. Sitting on approx 1.5 acres with lawn to the front and east side of the property, the south facing garden has been preserved as wild bog land. Natural bog land plants, animals and birds frequent this wild garden - hares, nesting skylarks, a pair of pheasants that return annually, a local heron and a kite. There is also a large Labyrinth and a 'Faerie Ring' cut out of the bog land garden. PETS ARE ALLOWED at Achill Shore View, provided they are properly house-trained. To the west of the garden adjacent to the garage is a large secure dog run with a kennel. This dog run is visible from the kitchen, dining room and lounge. Pets are welcome indoors in the common areas but MOST DEFINITELY NOT in bedrooms. The area is agricultural and sheep and cattle roam freely beyond the gate. Achill Shore View is situated only 200 meters from the shore and at low tide the shallows offer opportunities for collecting mussels, razor fish and periwinkles or harvesting the local seaweed for cooking or bathing. This shore area is more suited to paddling and walking than swimming due to strong tidal currents. Seals can often be seen swimming in the currents. Just 2 kilometers away along the Atlantic Drive is the beautiful Achill Secret Garden (open to the public) and a short distance further is a castle of Granuaile, the infamous Pirate Queen. Beyond this again are two delightful small harbours where boats can be organised for trips to Achill Beg, (a smaller Island that is definitely worth a visit) and Clare Island. This whole seascape is part of the spectacular Atlantic Drive. Towards the end of this loop which offers one extraordinary vista after another is the Minaun Drive. This steep climb by bicycle, car or on foot is not to be missed as it is the only place on the island where you have a birds eye view of the entire landscape from Clew Bay to the mountains of North Mayo. Every room of this property boasts impressive views of sea and mountains - a deeply relaxing and very enjoyable place to be. No hen parties, stag parties, debs parties, or similar accepted under any circumstances. This is NOT a 'wild party' house. A small supplemental laundry fee is charged to parties exceeding 8 in number. Please be aware that Central Heating and Electricity are metered and are not included in the rental rates and can be paid to the house manager on your departure. Central Heating is charged at €0.80 per unit used. Electricity is charged at €0.20 per unit used. We also collect €5.00 per bin bag after 2 bags. PLEASE NOTE FOR BOOKING WITHIN 3-6 DAYS PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A QUOTATION AS TRIP ADVISOR DOES NOT ALLOW FOR EXTRA NIGHT PRICING More
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About the Owner
Amanda C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
Interaction with guests
Vincent our house manager is available to assist with any questions you may have during your stay. Vincent also runs the Achill Heritage centre and does guided walks on Achill so his local knowledge is immeasurable.
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

This is a beautiful house in a stunning location. Very comfortable with lovely views from all the windows, very light and airy. Warm welcome with Vincent and welcome pack. Enjoyed our stay enormously. Close to Achill Sound for shops and to all amenities on the...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Achill Shore V, VR Owner at Achill Shore View, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to review Achill Shore View. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and your visit to Achill. We have over a 100 satellite channels on the free view box sincere apologies if this...More

Reviewed September 24, 2018

The house is excellent equipped, spacious, comfortable and real conducive to relaxation I can not recommend highly enough. The house manager Vincent is such a welcoming professional, pleasant man who was always available when needed. Enjoyed our stay!

Date of stay: September 2018
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Achill Shore V, VR Owner at Achill Shore View, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

"Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to review Achill Shore View. We are so happy that you and your guests enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Amanda"

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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic place to stay during our visit to Mayo. The facilities of the home are excellent with everything you are likely to require being there. We were greeted on arrival by Vincent who was very helpful and answered any questions we had, thanks...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Achill Shore V, VR Owner at Achill Shore View, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you for visiting our Holiday Home and taking the time to review your stay. I am delighted that you enjoyed everything the house has to offer and enjoyed the comfort , tranquility and our new patio area. I will send your kind words to...More

Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend this beautiful , well equipped property nestled 5 mins drive from Achill Sound. A short walk to the shingle beach from this tranquil location. Plenty to view and do around the Island.

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank RaffMary
Achill Shore V, VR Owner at Achill Shore View, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thank you for visiting our home and for writing such lovely and informative comments. We’re glad that you enjoyed your holiday and will look forward to seeing you again at Achill Shore View. Kind regards Amanda

Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Achill Shore View is one of the best and fully equipped houses we’ve ever stayed in. The kitchen / dining area has everything you need. Plenty of pots, pans, dishes and a large utility room beside the kitchen. The living space is large and beautiful...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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Achill Shore V, VR Owner at Achill Shore View, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful and detailed review. Guest feedback is extremely important to us and its great to know what things in particular you liked about our home. We are so glad you enjoyed our new...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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About the neighborhood
Achill Shore View is situated only 200 metres from the shore and at low tide the shallows offer opportunities for collecting mussels, razor fish and periwinkles or harvesting the local seaweed for cooking or bathing. This shore area is more suited to paddling and walking than swimming due to strong tidal currents. Seals can often be seen swimming in the currents. Just 2 kilometres away along the Atlantic Drive is the beautiful Achill Secret Garden (open to the public) and a short distance further is a castle of Granuaile, the infamous Pirate Queen. Beyond this again are two delightful small harbours where boats can be organised for trips to Achill Beg, (a smaller Island that is definitely worth a visit) and Clare Island. This whole seascape is part of the spectacular Atlantic Drive. ...
Getting around
you really need a car to get around the island as bus services are sporadic and do not cover much of the island. However, there are a number of private minibuses on the island for hire and the pubs and restaurants have their contact numbers. Achill is very popular with cyclists, especially since the Mayo Cycle Hub was developed with three looped routes. The Great Western Greenway, between Achill and Westport, is the longest off-road cycle and walking track in Ireland and it was officially opened on 29th July 2011. You can hire bikes from Achill Bikes in Dooagh all year round, and from Costcutters in Keel during June, July and August.
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