This is a great base for travelling to Cong, Ashford Castle, Westport and Galway all within 40 minutes drive or less.. Great lakes, lough and rivers which my husband enjoyed kayaking along. The trout and salmon were jumping out of the water. We went to Achill Island and my husband ran the 26.2 mile greenway between Westport and Achill sound. My elderly mum came with us and because the cottage is all on one floor she was able to get around great. We loved the multistove fuel fire and the wonderful smell of the turf.