Modern apartment on Bertra Beach, Clew Bay and the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way
- English, German
Dublin born, married. Love to travel, sail, ski, Also enjoy reading and really old romantic movies in b/w. and music. I really enjoy to meet interesting people and travellers. Most of all I love Mayo and its wildness.
Hilary purchased this Apartment in 2001
Why Hilary chose Thornhill
Architect designed property which we built in 2001. Spectacular location on the Bertra Strand Peninsular under the Holy Mountain of Croagh Patrick which is an extinct volcano. Westport has been voted the best place to live in Ireland by the Irish Times and is the adventure sports, cycling (Greenway) and fishing location. Going West on the Wild Atlantic Way there are surfing beaches nearby and ferries to the Islands from Louisburgh.
What makes this Apartment unique
Amazing Panoramic Views of Croagh Patrick from the sun deck. Enjoy spectacular sunsets on Bertra Strand of Clew Bay and its islands. Quiet private road location. Only minutes walk from the blue flag beach of Bertra with sand dunes. Close to the quaint harbour town of Westport and Louisburgh with its many surfing beaches and Old Head with its ancient oak forest.
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Perfect apartment in perfect location
Great property, and really nice welcome from Hillary.
Not only a great location, beach , hiking, Westport, the apartment is comfortable inside and outside with a great view.
Thank you John for your great review, we are delighted that you had such a nice time and that you enjoyed your stay with us and the views form your apartment.
Amazing view, in a beautifully decorated condo.
My wife and I would have been happy to stay 'near' Croagh Patrick, but this place has a view and more, it's only a 5 minute drive from the mountain access. Hilary was delightful, she met us personally to give us our keys, and welcome us to Ireland, and both her hand her husband have done an excellent job of decorating the place with their art. Also, and I can not stress this enough, the bathroom has heated floors. We came for St. Patrick's day at the cusp of spring, so it made for a cozy surprise for two chilly Texans abroad. Can not wait to visit again in the future!
Excellent property and location
Really enjoyed our stay, loved the property.
Thank you both for your excellent review we really appreciate it.
Look forward to meeting you again .
Perfekte Lage, gemütliches Apartment
Zwischen dem heiligen Berg Croag Patrick und einer Art Lagune ist das Haus extrem ruhig gelegen. In 5 Min ist man an einer Landzunge, die man je nach Ebbe oder Flut ganz unterschiedlich wahrnehmen kann. Wir hatten einen spektakulären Regenbogen! Außer einem gelegentlichen Blöken der Schafe herrscht wunderbare Ruhe rund ums Haus. Ausstattung und Einrichtung sind sehr geschmackvoll. Hilary ist eine äußerst nette und hilfreiche, dabei unaufdringliche Gastgeberin. Wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen.
LOCATION : Westport, Co. Mayo. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac lane under Croagh Patrick, a short stroll from the Blue Flag Beach of Bertra Strand with sand dunes. The property enjoys an amazing Croagh Patrick mountain vista. Located just 9 km from the beautiful town of Westport with its fantastic selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, music festivals, indoor pools and spas. Going west 9 km is the quaint village of Louisburgh with some of the finest surfing beaches in Ireland. There are 3 Pubs, Bar food / Restaurant in the nearby (1 km) villages of Murrisk and Lecanvey.
AMENITIES : This is a perfect location to combine a climb on Croagh Patrick with a beach holiday ie. swimming, shore- fishing, windsurfing, kite-surfing, sea-kayaking. Close by are Golf courses, surfing beaches, hill walking and bird watching areas. This area is a spectacular cycling area with many marked small cycling roads with trips to Killary Harbour, Silverstrand the the islands. There is a cycle lane along the coast from Croagh Patrick to Westport that joins up with the newly opened GREENWAY cycle lane to Newport, Mulranny and Achill Island. There is a planned Greenway extension to Bertra Strand in the future.
EXPLORING ISLANDS : There are Ferries from Roonagh Quay near Louisburgh to Clare Island and Inisturk Island.
LOCAL PUBS / RESTAURANTS : Besides the many Pubs and Restaurants in Westport and Louisburgh we have 3 local Pubs for a good pint of Guinness – (Campbell’s and The Tavern also serve good Food) in the local villages of Murrisk and Lecanvey (Stauntons) approx 1 mile away. Also recommended is the Shebeen Pub for food on the coast road before Westport.
Clew Bay, (Irish Cuan Mo) is a natural Atlantic ocean bay in County Mayo . It contains Ireland’s best example of sunken drumlins from retreating glaciers at the end of the last ice age and was inundated when sea levels rose. According to tradition, there is an island in the bay for every day of the year. The bay is overlooked by Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holy mountain, and the mountains of North Mayo. Clare Island guards the entrance of the bay. From the southwest part of the bay eastwards are Louisburgh, Lecanvey, Murrisk, and Westport; north of Westport is Newport, and westwards from there lies Mulranny, gateway to Achill. From the south side of the bay, between Clare Island and Achill, Bills Rocks can be seen.
Croagh Patrick (Irish: Cruach Phadraig meaning “(Saint) Patrick’s stack”), nicknamed the Reek, is a 764 metres (2,507 ft) tall mountain and an important site of pilgrimage in County Mayo, Ireland. It is 8 kilometres (5 mi) from Westport, above the villages of Murrisk and Lecanvey with Bertra Beach at its base. Magnificent views of Clew Bay and the surrounding south Mayo countryside are spectacular from all stages of the ascent of the mountain.
It is the third highest mountain in County Mayo after Mweelrea and Nephin. On “Reek Sunday”, the last Sunday in July every year, over 15,000 pilgrims climb it. It forms the southern part of a U-shaped valley created by a glacier flowing into Clew Bay in the last Ice Age. Croagh Patrick is part of a longer east-west ridge; the westernmost peak is called Ben Goram.Croagh Patrick has been a site of pilgrimage, especially at the summer solstice, since before the arrival of Celtic Christianity. Saint Patrick reputedly fasted on the summit of Croagh Patrick for forty days in the fifth century and built a church there. It is said that at the end of Patrick’s 40-day fast, he threw a silver bell down the side of the mountain, knocking the she-demon Corra from the sky and banishing all the snakes from Ireland.