Built by the Congested District Board in 1903, this beautiful cottage has just been completely renovated and has a 4* rating with the Irish Tourist Authority. Situated in the small village of Bracklagh, it has been finished to a very high standard with a new bathroom and kitchen, ensuite wet room, wood/peat burning stove, sky+HD, Ipod docking station, digital Roberts radio, linen from The White Company, towelling robes and underfloor heating via a groundwater heat pump. A refurbished hay barn is ideal for parking, while a second, lockable barn is ideal to store bikes, surfboards and the like. Bracklagh is very quiet and a haven for wildlife – particularly hares.
Cottage in Bracklagh, Claremorris, County Mayo, Ireland - Peaceful, Rural and Wildlife-Rich Location
sean and suzi
- english, irish
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Dec 2018
About sean and suzi
I moved back to Mayo in 2000 after 10 years of renovating my family home - it took so long because of time and budget constraints. My wife, Suzi, came too and we were joined in December by our daughter, Muirgheal. The family has now grown to include a donkey, 2 alpacas, 4 dogs (2 large, 1 small and 1 medium), 2 shetland ponies, 1 cat, 3 terrapins and a good few fish. Tigh Mhic is less than 3 miles from home which makes it easy to be on hand to help our visitors and for them to come and visit our menagerie.
sean and suzi purchased this Cottage in 2003
Why sean and suzi chose County Mayo
In 2003 the renovation bug took hold again. A little quicker this time and Mick's Place is now a fully restored cottage. It is in such a peaceful setting we have taken ourselves off there for our own holidays!
What makes this Cottage unique
Our joys are gentle walks, occasional cycle rides, sitting with a good book and a glass of wine and spotting nature. These interests are definitely well served at Mick's Place. We also love the fact that you look up whenever a car or tractor goes by as traffic is an unusual sight.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
A Must Stay
I had such an amazing short stay here. This house is set in picturesque countryside and has obviously been lovingly restored. Everything from the underfloor heating to the comfy bed and linen made my stay here thoroughly enjoyable. Highly recommend this beautiful cottage, especially if you're looking for some peace and quiet. I would definitely be looking to return.
Glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon. The ponies were delighted with you, too, as the standard of their feeding seemed to be better than we achieve!
Perfect Cottage, Perfect Location!
Sean & Suzi were a delight! We loved the cottage, it's cozy, nicely decorated, has all the appliances, dishes, utensils, etc. that one could ask for during a week-long visit. We especially liked the underfloor heating - makes the cooler evenings so much more enjoyable! Thank you for making our Irish holiday one to remember!
Always welcome: wish we had underfloor heating in the home place! Next time ye will have to come when the heat pump is measuring 32C outdoors in an Irish heatwave!
Brilliant stay loved the ponies
We loved our stay at this beautiful cottage. Well equipped, comfortable and spotless. Lovely touches with a welcome package and cookies, also Sean's help with directions and general info was much appreciated. Thank you so much Sean and Suzi
Kilviners always welcome! Hope the wedding went well. The ponies gave a good report back, but expect more carrots on your next visit!
A nicely restored house in the middle of nowhere.
Owners Sean and Suzi couldn't be more welcoming.
House is much more than a 'holiday home', it's nicely furnished with lots of little extras that make the stay enjoyable.
Location is ideal for walking holidays or lazing around, but there are not a lot of tourist attractions in the area so bad weather can limit your options.
Leave plenty of time to travel on the roads, so many people want to travel at 70% of the speed limit even on major roads.
Overall, highly recommended!
Thank you for your kind review. We very much want Tigh Mhic to be a home from home so it is lovely to read your thought just that.
lovely comfortable cottage
This was our second stay here and as per the first time, everything was just perfect. The cottage contains everything you need and more. We will certainly be back again. Many thanks.
Always welcome and look forward to seeing you next time you visit us. Hopefully it will be a bit less soggy, too!
Exactly what we were looking for!
First impressions DO last and our first impressions were of how much this little gem was a home from home. Clean, quaint, quiet, with everything we needed right there from the deliriously soft bath robes for adults, to the ball pool for the wee one. The main reason I choose this cottage was for the enclosed garden for my autistic grandson to run his legs off when he got stressed, but the toddler spent a lot of time out there too just running around in his bare feet on the freshly cut grass. A deep, deep bath soaks up all those stresses that made you book a break away in the first place! Although out in the sticks you're not far from Irish shops and Knock Shrine is a mere 15 minutes by car..... a car is essential or a bike if you're into your outdoor pursuits.
Wifi is hit and miss and so I just used my mobile data which picked up a pretty good signal. But hey, I wasnt there for the WiFi.
Sean welcomed us and couldnt be more helpful.
I would highly recommend a stay here to escape from the stresses and strains that gets to us all at some stage. It certainly did the trick for all of us! Many thanks to Sean and Suzi.
Very many thanks for the kind words: glad the stress-free atmosphere at Bracklagh worked its magic and I hope to see ye all again soon.
Special interest holidays:
Wildlife spotting is very popular at Mick's Place, with baby hares - and their parents - putting in regular appearances.
Mayo has more Blue Flag beaches than any other county in Ireland. Mick’s place is an hour’s drive to both Ross Strand in Killala and Bertra Beach in Westport. A trip to Achill is highly recommended: it’s two hours to Keem Beach, Keel Beach, Dugort Beach, Golden Strand and Dooega Strand. Straying into County Sligo, Inniscrone Beach – an hour away – is well worth a visit, too.
West of Ireland Airport at Knock is 26 km/20 minutes away
Galway Airport is 55 km/50 minutes away
Shannon Airport is 140 km/ 2 hours away
Dublin Airport is 213 km/ 2 hours 40 minutes away
Knock Shrine 10km
Claremorris 13 km
Galway 60 km
Sligo 70 km
Tulrohaun Post Office and small shop is within 5 km and stocks the basics. The nearest pubs are Flanagan's in Brickens (5 km) which also serves great food Wednesday to Sunday and Ronan's in Bekan (5 km). In Ballyhaunis you will find a range of shops including banks, greengrocers, butchers and supermarkets. Tesco can be found in Claremorris along with a larger selection of shops including a great delicatessen (The Food Store), a new indoor swimming pool, children's indoor play centre, restaurants, pubs and cafes.
Booking Notes: €100 non returnable deposit payable on booking with the balance to be paid in full 4 weeks before arrival. If booking within 4 weeks, full payment is required. Bank transfer is our preferred payment method and we will send an invoice for your booking deposit and a second one for the balance. Paypal, Euro and Sterling cheques are also accepted. Changeover Day: Fully flexible arrival day - our only stipulation is a minimum of a two night stay. Notes on prices: Bikes are available for €15 each per stay. Dogs are welcome. Free internet access available (subject to maximum download limit). Home catering service and babysitting available - please ask for details.