Holiday home This detached house is very close to the coast in Dugort, on the ever-popular Achill Island, County Mayo and sleeps eight people over two floors in four bedrooms. On the ground floor there is a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and on the first floor there is one double bedroom with en-suite shower facilities, a single bedroom and a family room with one double and one single. Downstairs there is a cloakroom with a basin and a WC, as well as an open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting room with an open fire. Outside you will find ample off road parking and a gravelled area to the front. Situated in a perfect environment for watersports enthusiasts and sun lovers alike, 6 Strand Cottages is the ideal base for an Irish adventure.
Area At 57 square miles, Achill is the largest island of Ireland, and lies off the west coast, in County Mayo. The island is linked to the mainland by the Michael Davitt Bridge, making it easily accessible. Boasting five Blue Flag beaches, Achill has some of the most beautiful, secluded, remote beaches in Ireland, but water sports are always easy to find.
Region The West of Ireland conjures up many images; thatched, whitewashed cottages, a flock of sheep on a narrow road, an emerald green field with a stone wall, or the Atlantic waves crashing into towering cliffs and rocky shores.
Amenities Oil central heating with open fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample off road parking. Gravelled area to front. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 4.5 miles, pub, coast and beach 5 mins walk.
House is well located, close to beautiful beach.. It is spacious and functional but the finish feels like a student house. Garden completely wild, a bedroom door coming off hinges, downstairs shower not working, lack of items such as teapot, coffeepot, or chopping board in kitchen etc....
Dugort is a great location, food in the strand hotel is good, there is also a small shop. Great for water sports and for families
Great location.. A few issues but they were sorted out quickly by the owner with help from my brother who was a heating expert.
Ms Pollard, August 2020
No blinds on the windows up stairs electric shower up stairs no working right .... No blinds on the windows up stairs electric shower up stairs no working right shower down stairs not working needs a lot of work done it could be a good house a good location
Had to fashion blinds over windows with black bin bags to get some sleep - .... Had to fashion blinds over windows with black bin bags to get some sleep - blinds for velux windows are inexpensive and easy to fit
unable to use back or patio doors as there was no key
apart from that a wonderful location and generally an enjoyable stay tho a tad pricey
Mr Mincher, July 2019
Location is everything! This is our third time staying in this property. Five minutes easy walk to the beautiful beach in Dugort, the hotel and local cafe. Achill Island is a wonderful location with spectacular scenery. Lots of activities for all the family. The property comfortably sleeps eight people, is clean, warm and is as presented in th ad. Would reccomend it. We have booked again for next year.
Beautiful location.. Blinds on the velux windows are an essential upgrade requirement as it’s very bright at night.
Had to hunt around for towels.
The house did not deliver on its promise.. We had to replace multiple lightbulbs. Some curtains were torn . We even had to buy our own toiletbrush ....
We had a previous very positive experience with a Hogans cottage and so we had high expectations.. The location of this facility was excellent and as described. The place was clean on arrival. However the property was lacking any effort to make it really comfortable. There were no blinds on any of the four skylight bedroom windows. The other windows had the cheapest most transparent curtains possible. We had to buy tinfoil and sellotape to cover up the windows to enable us to sleep past sunrise. This meant we were unable to appreciate views from bedroom windows during the daytime. Very dissappoiting. Everything had the feeling of the cheapest job possible to finish. We couldn't access wifi and eventually found a router but the account had no credit on it. A welcome booklet about the houses facilities would have been helpful to explain where this was and the credit should have been topped up. Certain things available at the previous location would have made our stay more comfortable, a high chair, a coffee maker, more pots, one decent knife, an grill that you could use without smoking out the whole house, some oven trays (we had to buy one), garden furniture and a bbq and just a general effort to make the place feel like some effort went in to makng it homely. My standards were high after our last experience. Next time I think I'll just air bnb it.
Achill is an amazing location.. This house is situated an easy 5 minute walk from a beautiful beach.. Loved every minute of our holiday
The location is superb and it was made great by 2 weeks of fantastic weather.. as with some other Irish owners more effort could of gone into making the property excellent. Everything was OK but the outside of the house was a building site. In comparison to the prevoius property the bedding towels etc were clean but very basic quality. The felt the owner lacked interest in maximising what he had. I would of paid more happily if he ungraded it all.
Billy was extremely welcoming and the cottage was very comfortable.. Absolutely loved being so close to a beautiful beach and had a meal at the hotel just across the way. A very relaxing week was had by all!
Position on map when first looking at cottage did not turn out to be a reality , it was misleading as we only received actual address once we had paid in full , would have been better to have had this information before booking as it caused issues for travel arrangements for us to attend the wedding we went for.. Although saying that position of cottage on beach near strand hotel was very good .
Very enjoyable break, loved the house, so so comfortable.. Bag of turf and a bottle of wine welcoming gift..
Would highly recommend this house for a family holiday. Will be back.
A brilliant location next to the beach, a beautiful bay and sound of the waves.. If you need to get away from it all and totally relax this is the ideal place to come.”
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