Holiday home Annie's Cottage is a wonderful detached cottage located two miles from the village of Belcarra in County Mayo. Set mostly on the ground floor, this cottage sleeps five people in three bedrooms, consisting of a first floor double with en-suite, a ground floor double with en-suite and a ground floor twin with Jack-and-Jill access to the bathroom. The cottage also has a bathroom with freestanding bath, two kitchens, one of which has a dining area, a sitting room with dining area and open fire, a second sitting room with a gas fire and a snug with electric stove. Outside, there's ample off road parking and lawned gardens with furniture. Annie's Cottage is a superb base for families.
Area Belcarra is an attractive village situated close to the bustling town of Castlebar in County Mayo. Belcarra has been awarded the Tidy Towns award on many occasions and is situated on the Manulla River, which is a tributary of the River Moy. For anglers, Cloonaugh Lough and Walshpool Lough provide great fishing opportunities, and further afield attractions include Mayo Abbey, Westport, Lough Mask and the Museum of Country Life.
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 and oil underfloor heating with open fire and gas fires. Two electric ovens and gas hobs, microwave, fridges, freezers, washing machines, dishwashers, TV with Saorview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot. Ample off road parking. Lawned gardens with patio and furniture. Sorry, no pets and smoking. Please note, the property is not suitable for hosting large parties. Note: Maximum 2 children allowed. No children under 6 years old (excluding infants).
Shop and pub 2 miles.
Annie's Cottage is a gem of a thatched cottage to stay in! We recently spent two weeks in this beautiful cottage. It is ideally situated in the centre of Country Mayo, making trips to Achill Island, Mayo's north and west coasts and trips to Galway City in the next county easy to reach. It is spacious, very nicely decorated and spotlessly clean and even though we stayed in August, we had the odd chilly day but we were warm and comfortable with the underfloor heating, radiators and log burning fire. There were plenty of fresh linen and towels available and after our first week we were brought more in case they were needed. Annie's Cottage has two kitchens and both are stocked with ample pots, pans, cutlery and crockery, with plenty of storage for any shopping should you do a lot of eating in, as we do and there are two fridges, one with a large freezer. The cottage has a large, beautiful garden with table, chairs and a bbq and it was lovely sitting out in the evening catching the last of the sun with a glass of wine. The owners, Jim and Mai, are a lovely couple and live close by. They were the perfect hosts and had a welcome gift for us when we arrived and provided us with fresh eggs from their farm during our stay. We can honestly say that Annie's Cottage is the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in and will definitely book the cottage again when we next holiday in the beautiful and scenic Country Mayo.
Lizzie and Steve
Wonderful cottage close to Castlebar, Wesport and Galway.. Mai & Jim were wonderful hosts. They had left us fresh farm eggs milk tea & coffee.. everything to see us through our first evening there. We even had firewood for the stove for our entire stay! The cottage is huge spotlessly clean and couldn't fault anything about it. If you are looking for a base for Galway Wesport & Castlebar - this is it.
We would highly recommend.
Annie's Cottage was so wonderful.. It has authentic charm coupled with all the modern comforts. Jim and Mai were wonderful hosts and the location was very easy for getting around many areas of west Ireland. We would go back in a minute.
We particularly loved that we could look out our dutch/half door right across the road to a green field filled with sheep and a very picturesque ruin of an ancient tower keep.
Mai and Jim are exceptional hosts.. Annies Cottage is outstanding in the cottage itself and its amenities inside. There was nothing that we were short on during out stay. Mai and Jim were very welcoming on our arrival and informative with things do in and around Castlebar and the surrounding areas. This is our second visit to Annie's cottage and would definately recommend it.
Very warm welcome, really enjoyed our stay in this cottage..
Very welcoming hosts, cottage beautiful, lovely touches, tea, coffee, wine, fresh eggs and slippers on our arrival.. Thanks Mai and Jim
Annie's Cottage was well-positioned, well-appointed and well above our expectations.. Mai and Jim were very welcoming and more than helpful. The Cottage is great value for money and it has been beautifully restored and maintained to a high standard.
The cottage is great, Mai and Jim are a lovely couple.. Milk, tea, coffee, bottle of wine and slippers waiting for our arrival plus everything else you would expect couldn't have been better. We will most certainly return if we are in Ireland again.
Annie's cottage is a very comfortable place for a holiday.. We were met by the owners Jim and Mai, and they were very welcoming. The cottage is well equipped, and cosy. No shortage of piping hot water for showers! The bedrooms are very comfortable, the kitchen of the main cottage is good although one or two small items such as a bread knife needed. If renting the whole house, the second kitchen (which seems barely used!) is also well equipped. The garden is very pretty, and large. The main destinations for day-visits involve a decent drive, often to Westport and beyond. We were supplied by Jim with fresh eggs from the farm regularly, and a box of freshly dug carrots!
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you to Jim and Mai for their hospitality. If we find ourselves back in Co Mayo again, I wouldn't hesitate in coming back to Annie's. Highly recommended.
Exceeded expectations! Fabulous rural location, surrounded by space and sheep!.. but with nearest facilities only a few minutes drive away.
A truly beautiful part of West Ireland.
The cottage was as perfect as you could ever find, as were the owners. It was unbelievably clean, tidy and warm. I spent a week in it with my partner, my parents and my brother. It was cosy for all 5 adults yet there was ample space to spread out and enjoy the peace and quiet of different parts of the house. The grounds were idyllic and well kept. It was very accessible and most important, central for all sightseeing and tourist attractions. Will absolutely be recommending to family and friends.
Mr Baird, August 2016
The cottage was as perfect as you could ever find, as were the owners.. It was unbelievably clean, tidy and warm. I spent a week in it with my partner, my parents and my brother. It was cosy for all 5 adults yet there was ample space to spread out and enjoy the peace and quiet of different parts of the house. The grounds were idyllic and well kept. It was very accessible and most important, central for all sightseeing and tourist attractions. Will absolutely be recommending to family and friends.
This is a great property and considerably undersold (ans under priced). The property has two kitchens, two distinct living areas, two separate bedroom areas (one bedroom in one section of the house and two in another) and three bath/shower rooms.
Mai and James are perfect hosts and welcomed us personally to the cottage where the fire was lit, some starter food items and a very nice bottle of wine.
There is so much room in the property that it would easily be divided into two units with one for a young married couple and the other for a family.
This is a great hide-away and only about 5 miles from Castlebar town.
The only negative comment is that there is presently no internet connection but this a general problem in the area. However, this is due to be resolved in the next few months with the completion of a new high-speed network in the area,
I have no connection with the owner prior to meeting at this rental and I have not been asked to submit this rewview.
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