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Old Mike's Cottage

Old Mike's Cottage
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18 reviews
Old Mike's Cottage
The Cosy Fireplace
The Loft
Croagh Patrick & Moher Lake
Bedroom with ensuite
Bertra Beach
Croagh Patrick
Kitchen with traditional dresser
Master Bedroom
Lone climber with Clew Bay in the distance
View of  Westport town
Living Area
The Cailleach
Traditional music session Matt Molloys pub,Westport
Moher Lough
Front Cottage View
Our Max having a swim in the lake.
Easter in Mayo
Murrisk Abbey
Delphi River
View of Westport
Killary Harbour
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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Liscarney, County Mayo, Western Ireland
Traditional rural cottage to rent in the heart of Mayo.
Located along the coast road to Leenane in the town land of Liscarney, this traditional-type cottage is ideally situated for a relaxing break, or an adventurous change.

Recently updated it includes modern convenience without compromising the traditional features of the building.
It has been in the same family for four generations, and now provides guests with a comfortable homely base from which to explore West Mayo and Connemara.

The town of Westport has a wide range of shops, restaurants, pubs and bars, and is alive with traditional music and Irish heritage. There are also good fishing rivers and lakes within easy reach, including the Erriff River, approximately 8 kilometers away, the Delphi River, approximately 12 kilometers away in the Doolough Valley and Moher Lake with boa...
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Listing #HL170562
About the Owner
Ann H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Old Mike’s is a comfortable, well-equipped and beautiful cottage which had been thoughtfully prepared for guests - there was everything we could have wanted. The famous as very lovable Max was a bonus! Try the Pantry and Corkscrew in Westport for lunch/dinner. Very good indeed.

Thank Shirley T
588Ann, VR Owner at Old Mike's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Shirley . Thank you for your kind review. Glad you found the house well equipped. Yes Max is a great ambassador for us. We would be delighted to see you back anytime. Ann

Reviewed 10 May 2018

We stayed in this beautiful cottage during the Easter period and it was just fantastic. Located a few miles out of Westport(fabulous lively town), this cottage was ideal for a very relaxing holiday. It is a beautiful cottage with a traditional Irish stone finish on...More

Thank ellon6
588Ann, VR Owner at Old Mike's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. Yes Westport is a great town. We are so lucky to be living in such a beautiful scenic area. We would be delighted to have you back at Old Mike's at any time. It was a pleasure...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Just spent a week in this delightful, homely cottage. The outside is deceptive as the door opens into a wonderful open plan,spacious traditional yet modern accommodation.There was more than enough room for our family of 6 which included 3 teenage girls and a boy of...More

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588Ann, VR Owner at Old Mike's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Thank you Caroline for kind words. Lighting being addressed as we text. Would be delighted to have you back. Kind Regards. Ann

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Dryer
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
Additional amenities & feature info
Old Mike's Cottage offers a welcome break from telephones and internet access.
There is traditional a living room with multi fuel stove in the original large open fireplace. Three bedrooms include an open loft and further to this is a cailleach bed (a bed in an alcove).This opening off the kitchen area was very common in thatched cottages in the west of Ireland .This alcove was often the sleeping quarters of the old woman of the house hence the name cailleach (old lady).

From her bed she was able to maintain a certain amount of discipline and exercise some discipline over children in a mother's absence. She was also kept within the family circle and was party to most family activities.
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Twins
    1 Crib
    3 Fulls
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
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30 Jun 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
July - Aug
5 nights
1 Sep 2018 -
28 Sep 2018
5 nights
29 Sep 2018 -
21 Dec 2018
Oct - Dec
1 night
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Weekly 7 nights Sat-Fri

€100 booking deposit required to reserve the cottage

Full payment due 6weeks before arrival or as agreed with management.

We accept payments by bank transfer in euro,PayPal or by postal cheque
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About the neighbourhood
Westport, (Irish: Cathair na Mart), is a town in County Mayo, awarded the coveted title of Ireland's Tidiest Town in 2001, 2006 and 20. One of the few planned towns in Ireland, Westport was designed in the 18th Century by James Wyatt, commissioned by Lord Sligo of the stately Westport House, as a place for his workers and tenants to live. Today Westport is one of Ireland’s major tourist destinations. Located at the south-east corner of Clew Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, the town has many picturesque features, most notably its tree-lined, flower decorated, boulevard known as The Mall with several stone bridges over the Carrowbeg river.

The famous mountain Croagh Patrick, one of Europe's best known places of Pilgrimage, presents a striking backdrop to the town. This mountain,...
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How to get there
Airport: Knock: 60.0 km
Railway: Westport: 10.0 km
Ferry: Dublin: 200.0 km
The nearest airport is Knock airport, 60km(50min) with direct fligthts from Britain and Europe with
Aer Lingus
Bmi baby,
Aer Arann and other airlines. It is the best and way to get to Old Mike's please check directions on map.

Dublin airport is 3.5 hrs.
Shannon airport is 2hr,
Galway airport is 1hr.
Belfast airport is 4hrs.
The nearest ferry is Dublin or Belfast but you can also get a ferry to Cork, or Rosslare.
Trains from Dublin to Westport three times a day.
For Directions check Google map for Old Mike's Cottage Westport Ireland
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or google maps with the below Coordinates
+53° 43' 30.92', -9° 32' 21.67'
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 15.0 km.
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