This property is situated at the bottom of a badly-mainiatined development of holiday cottages. The roads are full of potholes and the cottage is hemmed in by evergreen trees to the rear and has a view of another cottage to the front. The main photo in the ad is seriously misleading, since the surrounding countryside and sea can only be seen from a much higher position elsewhere in the development. This must be one of the few holiday cottages on Achill that does not actually have a view of the sea.
The write-up is also misleading when it suggest that the cottage is well-placed for relaxing in a music pub in Westport. It omits to mention that Westport is a good hour's drive away on the mainland, along busy, winding roads and certainly not a journey you would want to undertake after a night in a pub.
The cottage was not particularly clean on arrival and it is quite gloomy inside, the furnishings are basic and it is completely lacking in character, being a modern, cheaply-built structure. The manager's mobile just diverts to voicemail and you then get a text back. We did not actually get to meet her.
Achill Island is indeed very beautiful and it has amazing scenery and beaches, where we had great fun with our pet dog. But we did not look forward to returning to Slievemore Cottage at the end of the day. There are far better options available.