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Self-Catering Swinford

Cregan Cottage in Swinford, Mayo

From: €279 weekly Guests 5 Rooms 3 Bathroom 1

Cregan Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
Cregan Cottage is a charming single storey cottage in Drumagh, near Swinford. The cottage has two double bedrooms and a single bedroom. There is a family bathroom, and a WC in the external utility room. The living area is open plan, with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with solid-fuel stove. Outside is off road parking for four cars, and attractive gardens including lawn, patio, water feature, herb garden and fruit trees. Cregan Cottage makes a very welcoming base for enjoying fishing, walking, Irish music and the coast.

The market town of Swinford in County Mayo is located on a tributary of the River Moy, well known for its fishing waters which include the lakes of Conn and Cullin, and the Callow lakes with their abundance of brown trout. Swinford is located approximately 11 miles from Knock International Airport and is well known as being home to one of Mayo's largest summer festivals which features ceilidh dancing, pageantry and heritage displays which portray the traditions of East Mayo. A nine hole golf course, pony trekking and nature walks are all on offer here, and there is a lively local nightlife in the town's pubs which feature traditional live Irish music. Walk a short distance out of the town and you'll discover archaeological sites where many artefacts have been discovered. Mayo's other visitor attractions include Ceide Fields, Croagh Patrick, and the Foxford Woollen Mills.

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.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • On a Farm
  • Rural location
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Self-Catering Reviews

August 2019
Needed somewhere close too this vicinity and could not have asked for more..... Easy access too many great tourist attractions eg Achill island,Croagh patrick and many more on the Wild Atlantic way.... Asked my 5 year old what was his favourite thing of the holiday and his reply was feeding Dolly and Daisy carrots(Two lovely Donkeys in the field adjoined too the cottage gardens) and making and lighting(under daddys supervision) the fire in the wood burner each evening!! A refreshing change from chips and ice cream...lol
Mr Gordon
August 2019
The owners of this cottage Kathleen and Brendan go out of their way to make sure those staying want for nothing/ the children and adults absolutely loved the cottage with the two most beautiful donkeys.. The grounds are so well kept, the duvet sheds everything is spotless. I cannot wait to book another holiday. Thank you so much for making it about the experience and for all your very thoughtful gestures.
Mrs O Grady
June 2019
Cregan Cottage is a beautiful, peaceful place.. Loved every minute and didn't want to come home! The owners are so friendly and welcoming. We will definitely return.
November 2018
This cottage in county Mayo epitomizes my childhood memories of visiting family in the Swinford area. The sturdily-built home exudes warmth and Irish charm. The fresh scones and butter waiting for us were a delight. The rooms were as pictured on the website, spacious and clean. There were two buckets next to the stove, one with wood, the other with TURF! The friendly donkey, lush green fields, and beautiful setting made this a perfect site for our family weekend rendez-vous.
Mrs Cremin
October 2018
This is a delightful Irish stone country cottage previously a family home typical of it’s time.. This is for families or friends who desire the peace and tranquility of country life, there are no shops or pubs within walking distance. The cottage is cosy and warm with everything you need apart from food. Views forever, garden games to play and Daisy the donkey to greet you each day. You do need to google or gps to help find the cottage as it is off the beaten track! The hospitable hosts live nearby and are readily available if required.
Mr Duffy
August 2018
Just spent a week in Mayo in the comfortable cozy Cregan Cottage.. Beautiful views and lovely walks. Great base for touring the West. The Duffy family
Mr Whelan
August 2018
Cregan cottage was heaven , the kids loved it the freedom they had took me back to a better time ! The Kennedys are lovely hosts recommend this cottage to everyone we will be back
Mr Glynn
June 2018
We had a fantastic holiday at Cregan Cottage near Swinford.. It was a great base to tour North Mayo from. The cottage was more than we expected - nothing was forgotten by the owners everything was thought of.
Fran B
May 2018
A fantastic peaceful location with outstanding amenities.Many thanks to Margaret and Brendan for their welcome - not forgetting the lovely scones/butter/milk on our arrival. We were blessed with great weather and enjoyed the planned walks around the area fron the cottage - and occasionally meeting friendly locals. Our little dog certainly liked to wander around the garden and with no passing traffic to worry about. Daisy the Donkey greeted us every morning, lunch and evening for her little treat -carrots and sometimes a nice juicy apple. Without exception Cregan Cottage catered for all our needs and was a joy to stay there for a wonderful relaxing week.
Fran B
May 2018
With the exceptionally splendid weather we had during the end of May, calm, sunny, and warm, we could sit outside every day and enjoy the flourishing garden with its well-kept tiny kitchen garden, the beautiful view on the hills and above all the tranquillity of the environment: so quiet during day and night.. Excellent as a place of repose, and together with our trips to Achill Island, Westport and the coast we had a lovely time. We had some questions to the friendly owners concerning the amount of towels and the provision of hot water, which they treated quickly and well. As it appeared that the electric kettle did not function properly, it was replaced by a brand new one the next day.
Mr Doyle
May 2018
Once again the highlight of our month stay in Ireland, our week at Cregan Cottage.. .The perfect Holiday Cottage to tour the West and the most gracious hosts, The Kennedy Family! . Super clean, super comfortable, and all the comforts of home.
May 2017
The Kennedy's were gracious hosts and the cottage was perfect! ! A great value and a terrific location for touring the West of Ireland.
Mr Cottam
March 2017
Very well described so that we picked the correct cottage for our break.. It was important that we had a remote location near Knock and thats what we got so well done Sykes.
Mrs Murphy
March 2017
Absolutely lovely owners who greeted us with a homemade apple pie.. Cregan-Cottage is an outstanding place we all really enjoyed our stay there wish it was for longer. Facilities amazing. Cottage outstanding
Mr Durkan
October 2016
Cretan cottage is the perfect place to wind down.. It is set in beautiful countryside and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. There's even a friendly donkey!
Erinn M
July 2015
Stayed here last week, we were welcomed with delicious scones. This beautiful cottagehas all the facilities you will need. Set out in the country side but not too far away from local towns, this cottage is perfect for a break. The garden is just beautiful and great for having bbq. Daisy the donkey was always there to meet you and never said no to a carrot! The bedrooms etc are very clean and bedding is very cosy and comfortable. The owner is very friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend this cottage.
Mrs Durkan, October 2016
July 2015
A great break at a lovely cottage.. The owners were very friendly and helpful, would recommend to anyone. The best cottage we have stayed in yet.
Mr Vance
June 2015
A great break at a lovely cottage. The owners were very friendly and helpful, would recommend to anyone. The best cottage we have stayed in yet.
September 2014
My husband and dog stayed in Cregan Cottage earlier this month and it was a wonderful retreat. We took spare blankets to cover their couch and chairs so that little Zola (the dog) didn't leave paw prints every where and she loved it there! We felt so safe and relaxed, coming from Galway City centre it was great to be able to sit in the evening with the back door and front door open letting the dog potter around the lovely gardens to her hearts content. Daisy the donkey was great company, we fed her a carrot every day and each morning she'd potter up to the fence to greet us :o) The local shops were approx a 10 minute drive and we were within very easy reach of Castlerbar, Foxford, Westport, Ballina and the Achill Islands. The stove in the lounge helped to make our evenings very cosy and the bbq set out the back gave us additional eating options if the evenings were mild. The house was very clean, with plenty of bedding and towels. The bathroom is very new with a great power shower and the bed in the main bedroom was very comfortable with a window view over the front garden. in the morning I would read in bed and look over and see Daisy the donkey pottering in her field. We will definately go back one day, lots of fond memories are held there! Lou and Zola (and the husband)
Mr Vance, May 2015
September 2014
This cottage gave us a chance to reflect and enjoy the real parts of Ireland.. We got to meet many local farmers and everyone was so very friendly. We had a wonderful time, the owners are amazing people and treated us wonderfully.
Mrs Johnston
May 2014
This cottage gave us a chance to reflect and enjoy the real parts of Ireland. We got to meet many local farmers and everyone was so very friendly. We had a wonderful time, the owners are amazing people and treated us wonderfully.
Mrs McCann
July 2013
This cottage is the best we have stayed in, such a peaceful place. Daisy the donkey was a real pleasure to have around, we had a fantastic holiday would highly recommend. The owners had left us milk, coffee, tea, butter and fresh scones. Such a welcoming arrival after a long journey from home.
Mrs Johnston, May 2014
June 2013
This cottage is the best we have stayed in, such a peaceful place.. Daisy the donkey was a real pleasure to have around, we had a fantastic holiday would highly recommend. The owners had left us milk, coffee, tea, butter and fresh scones. Such a welcoming arrival after a long journey from home.
Mr Crothers
May 2013
Exceptional standard and amazing surroundings. Friendly and flexible owner.
Lyndsay t
May 2013
Cannot recommend this property enough. Absolutely picturesque surroundings, including luxury landscaped gardens front and back. Interior to a high stand, very clean and user friendly - including tv with hdmi On arrival met by very nice and friendly owner, with milk, butter, tea and coffee ..and homemade scones to boot! Lots to do in the local areas (Castlebar, Westport etc) or perfect place just to relax and escape. Will definitely be back!
Mrs McCann, June 2013
May 2013
Exceptional standard and amazing surroundings.. Friendly and flexible owner.
Sharon M
August 2012
Just back from a lovely break at Cregan Cottage. A beautiful little cottage in rural setting in County Mayo. It is picture postcard perfect!! Great if you want to get away from it all but love a little bit of luxury too. The cottage is beautiful with all mod cons. Totally secluded but just a short drive from some of Mayo's lovely villages and beaches. We travelled with 2 teenage boys (13, 17) and our dog. The boys were instantly smitten by the donkey at the bottom of the garden and we found plenty of activities such as surfing, swimming and tree adventures within a short drive. We had dinner and a show in Hotel Westport and ate twice in The Gateway Hotel, Swinford. Foxford Mill is well worth a visit too. The cottage is a credit to Margaret & Brendan!
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