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Mayo Cosy Countryside Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Stomp up a hill or two, meet cows, sheep and donkeys. Curl up on the sofa with endless cups of tea, watch the weather change over the lake. Fish for salmon to cook in the fireplace, drive around the countryside, hole up in a local pub... Heaven.

Laragan lies tucked into the hillside above Lough Conn in one of the most beautiful and remote parts of County Mayo in the West of Ireland. The house has wonderful views over the lake, north towards the dramatic slopes of Nephin Mountain and all around to wild, unspoilt countryside. The cottage was built in 2008 in the traditional style and its design echoes the long, low, whitewashed houses that are such a feature of this part of the country.

The house sleeps eight people: the biggest bed you've ever seen upstairs, with an en-suite bathroom. On the ground floor is another lovely en-suite double bedroom, two twin bedrooms and another bathroom. The living space has a double-height ceiling, a very well-equipped kitchen and a lounge area with extremely comfortable sofa and armchairs set around a large open fireplace. All of the rooms look out onto the surrounding fields, with cows, sheep and the occasional dancing hare. The living room has a large panorama window overlooking the lake.

There is plenty to do, should you wish to venture farther afield: visit of the Foxford Woolen Mills (15 min drive); soak in the famous seaweed baths of Enniscrone (45 min drive but oh so worth it); surf on Achill Island; meet falcons at Mountfalcon across the lake, or go for tea and a walk in the gardens of Enniscoe House.

Maudie, a local resident, will be there to welcome you and give you all the information you need. She is available throughout your stay to answer your queries and provide any help.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in County Mayo in Ireland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shared bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking


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(1 traveller review)

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Mayo Cosy Countryside Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

A beautiful rural setting and a perfect home for a large family group

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in the country at this house. The house is neat and clean with all the things you need to have a comfortable stay. The house has a very well designed layout and works well for comfortable sleeping, but also eating and gathering together as a group. Our family (of 7) just loved the setting. The cows in the hilly field next door fascinated us and made the perfect country backdrop for pictures. We took long walks and hikes in the country lanes and hills, and also took some boats out on near by beautiful Lough Conn. It was an easy drive to Castlebar, Westport and Knock. The owner and the caretaker were available if anything was needed and checked in to see if we were doing all right. Everything in the house worked as expected and we had a wonderful time. If we ever go back to Ireland with the whole crowd we will definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Knock Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Healy's Pub
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Healy's Pub
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in County Mayo, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £175

The house is heated with individual electric heaters, which need to be switched on and off in each room. The house is generally warm and holds the heat well, which is why we would ask our guests to refrain from heating over-use. We allot a generous but limited number of electricity units per stay, and read the meter upon arrival and departure; a small per-unit fee will be charged if that limit is exceeded - this rarely happens but is best to keep in mind!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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