|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Positioned on the 'Wild Atlantic Way' scenic route, in a raised spectacular but secluded setting, in 4 acres of private grounds overlooking the Atlantic at the River Moy Estuary; this extremely spacious 4000 sq ft house is a creative remodel of the 150 year old original building, providing large contemporary light filled living spaces. The main living room on the first floor is a magnificent 550 sq foot (50 sqm) light filled room with high ceilings and large windows all around affording panoramic views over the estuary as it joins the Atlantic from one aspect and rolling countryside from the other. Large flat screen TV provided with Irish and international stations over satellite.
On the ground floor, the spacious open plan kitchen, dining and living area is light and airy with large 10 foot (3 m) windows & natural oak floors. Superb setting for family dining and entertaining; fully equipped modern kitchen with breakfast bar, large dining area seating up to 12 and sitting area with TV corner large flat screen TV. French doors lead off to the large terrace and extensive gardens and grounds. There are 3 bedrooms; two doubles, one with en-suite bathroom, a twin bedroom with two single beds, a further family bathroom and laundry/utility room.
This home provides level of space and quality of environment not commonly found in a holiday home, you will not need to compromise your level comfort in order to enjoy a stay in the heart of the West of Ireland. Some of the highlights that some of our guests have enjoyed:
- a lazy afternoon spent in the light filled and spacious first floor living room, alternately reading and enjoying panoramic views; sailing boats and fishing craft making their way up and down the estuary; the new spring lambs cavorting in the outer front garden.
- an evening catering for and entertaining a party of 14 extended family for a family reunion
- the father of a five year old reported spending an afternoon spent teaching his 5 year old son the basics of fishing at the river edge within 100 meters of the house. No fish were caught but a memorable evening was spent
- a lively family barbecue dining al fresco on the sheltered L -shaped terrace
The house is bright and airy was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed for our holiday. We had three great indulgences!
Eating! This is a great house for entertaining - a well equiped and spacious kitchen and a great dining area overlooking the garden. As we have connections in the area we cooked for and entertained our family and friends - all 12 of them on one occassion - we dined in style.
Our other indulgence was the Seaweed Baths at Inniscrone, soaking in hot seawater baths with seaweed fresh from the Atlantic, just sit back and soak up the goodness - rejuvenation par excellence! Highly recommended.
Our last indulgence was lots of time spent in the huge first floor living room - the ideal antidote to the showery Irish weather ..... a browse through the eclectic book collection provided, a day spent ensconced in an easi-chair looking out over the treetops at Bartragh Island and beyond, a little reading, a little day-dreaming and suddenly its time for dinner. Days well spent!
Thank you for everthing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are already planning our return
We stayed in this house in August 2015. It is huge and has enormous grounds, perfect for our two noisy teenagers. They could be as boisterous as they liked and no-one can overhear. The immediate surrounding area is farmer's fields with wild horses, cows and sheep. It is so peaceful, only the noise of bird song and animals. No cars passed, no planes, no other people. We chose this area for the fishing and the boys fished in the estuary at the bottom of the garden (you need a licence which we got in nearby Ballina). 5 mins drive away is Rosserk, a beautiful ruined Franciscan Abbey well worth a visit. One boy caught a sea trout there and we had it for dinner, the best fish I have ever tasted. There is so much outside as well as inside space. The house is well equipped, modern, comfortable, with incredible views especially from the upstairs living room. Comfortable beds with nice linen and a very powerful shower. The nearby town Ballina is very nice, we got to know the two fishing shops where the owners were incredibly helpful. They really wanted the boys to have good fishing and took it personally. The owners offer very good service but we didn't need anything, it was clean and everything worked. The nearest town of Killala has a very friendly pub which does great fish and chips which you can also take away. We had a great week, the Irish people are so friendly too. We would happily return, and recommend it to anyone who values space and freedom in beautiful surroundings.
we had a very good time here - Gerard is very helpfull and quick if necessary ! If you looks out of the windows, you have a very lovely sheep entertainment and a landscape as in a picture book. Quiet location, good beds and well equipped Kitchen. The house is very spacious - enjoj !
The house is fantastic, much bigger than we expected and with great views all around.
Every thing you could want from a holiday home
The location was ideal for us and the peace and quiet was brilliant.
Thanks Gerard for letting us stay in you're home.
Hope to be back again soon.
This is an excellent house, very spacious, clean and in a nice secluded part of Ireland, lovely views out to the nearby river. The kitchen is well stocked with all mod cons and doesn't skimp on simple things like having plenty of crockery and utensils as I've seen in other houses. Gerard and Tao, the owners, are very responsive as is their housekeeper, so plenty of help close by if you need it.
We are a family of four. Our two kids enjoyed reading the plentiful children's books and playing with the board games and jigsaws. Shower has excellent pressure. We found the two large digital TVs with HDMI inputs handy for playing movies/TV programs we had with us on our laptop. They have wi-fi also, which is great as our phones couldn't get a decent data connection there.
In the area the highlight for the kids was the Irish School of Falconry in the grounds of the very impressive Ashford Castle (around 90 mins drive). They did the Hawk Walk, one hour of flying hawks, see http://falconry.ie
Beaches nearby: Ross Strand beyond Killala is closest. Further on Lacken Beach is worth a look. And across the river in Sligo, about 30 mins drive, Enniscrone Beach is great.
Further past Killala and Ballycastle, the Ceide Fields is worth investigating. By far the world's largest Stone Age site and world's oldest known field system at around 5,500 years old. Should be better known.
Many thanks for a great stay!!!
We had an outstanding stay at this gorgeous house. The place was well-equipped and modern, with a view of the sheep grazing and the river bed. The location was close enough to the town that we were able to buy fresh fish and produce each day. The kitchen has all the amenities to make for a comfortable stay. We are a family of 4, so it was nice to have the extra square footage. I would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a comfortable and modern accommodation. Our daughter loved feeding the horses next door too! I also want to personally thank Gerard, the owner, for extending an extra 3 nights to us without charge. We will always have fond memories of Ireland and of our stay in this house.
It was our second time in this wonderful place. We enjoyed the luxurious house und the peaceful nature around. So many things to do - especially playing the superb golf courses around wa a great experience. We spent perfect sunny Easter holidays. Thanks Tao and Gerard for your good advice and your flexibility - we will be back!
Ideal as a luxurious get-away or a base for touring Ireland's north west 'Wild Atlantic Way' with its beautiful coastline and many archaeological sites including local historic Abbeys at Moyne, Rosserk and Rathfran and the Ceide Fields Neolithic site and interpretive center. The local picturesque village of Killala with its 12th centuary Round Tower and small fishing quay (7 min) has several shops, a supermarket and several pubs, some with great food and music. Ballina (12 min drive) has a wider range facilities including several supermarkets, swimming pool, leisure center, gyms, cinema, hotel spa's and many restaurants from fine dining to casual to hearty pub food carvery.
The area is a fisherman's paradise with both shore fishing and boat charter for deep sea fishing available locally. Shore fishing is possible at numerous recognized fishing spots along the sea coast, river and lakes. Boat hire for deep sea fishing is available locally in Killala, there is local lake fishing at Lock Conn and and of course the famous Moy river, Ireland's richest salmon fishing territory.
There are several local quiet and unspoiled Blue Flag beaches, Ross, (15 mins) Lacken (30 mins & Enniscrone (30 mins); great cycling and walking on quiet country roads and mountain biking and hill-walking for the more adventurous. Horse riding, including tuition is available locally. Golf is a big attraction in this part of Ireland with internationally known links courses at Enniscrone (30mins) and Carne (1 hour) as well a local course at Ballina and several others within easy driving distance.
A security deposit against breakages of € 200.00 is taken on check-in and returned within one week of departure, less deductions for breakages or damage, if applicable.
Pets:Well behaved and house trained pets are allowed at owners discretion; please inquire specifically in relation to your pet. A Euro 50.00 charge per pet per week is payable in addition to the standard rent.