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Bed & Breakfast

Windmill Cottages - Bed & Breakfast in Co. Mayo

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Carraholly, Westport, , Co. Mayo
Connacht, Irlanda

Pierre Blezat

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+353 (0)87 278 8821(mobile)

Close to Westport, Achill Island and the road to Connemara but the place itself is something to marvel at: enjoy the vista from the hot tub!

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Pierre, cultured and ineffably kind, travelled from France to rescue these old farm cottages by the sea and brought a dash of panache to a sleepy farming village. Look across the water to Croagh Patrick or the verdant fields that surround you and there's nary a sound, just the lapping waves and the occasional cow. A hot tub and sauna make the most of the vista, while bedrooms are newly-decorated with super bedding from the Irish Foxford Woollen mills, and a new family room opens to the pretty garden. Walls are decked in pine with bold modern art or vintage posters, wallpapers are striking, windows are large and light floods in. Breakfast is in the main house (dinner too, if you're lucky, with homegrown fruit and veg in season) in a dining room that looks out to the apple orchard and the sea; there's fresh coffee, homemade jams, delicious bread. All guests are invited into the sitting room: find an open fire and a finely tuned grand piano. You might even catch a night of classical music. Lovely Westport, Achill Island and the road to Connemara are all within easy reach. Superbe!

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.

Local points of interest from Pierre Blezat:

Puntos de interés sobre la región de
Pierre Blezat:

  • • Walk around Clew Bay• Try the new cycling GreenWay from Westport to Achill Island.• Fishing in Lakes and rivers and sea angling can be arranged.• Gallop around the bay on horseback.• Enjoy the heritage attractions of Westport House
  • • Westport Golf Club, an 18-hole golf course in a magnificent setting. • Visit the charming little town of Westport with its colourful houses and lively pubs.• Climb the Croagh Patrick, a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years offering magnificent vi
  • Ideas for a stay at Windmill cottages :• Day 1: Set off for Connemara via the Delphi Valley. Incredible countryside. National Park of Wildlife (Ballycroy). Joyce Country ♦ Evening meal: In the cosy, friendly setting of Windmill Cottage.
  • • Day 2: Mulranny, Achill Island, the cliffs of the Atlantic Drive and Clew Bay, at the very end of the Drive. Take a walk in Achill mountains ♦ Why not relax in the hot tub and the sauna to unwind before your pre-dinner drink and evening meal.
  • • Should you stay 4/ 5 days.Spend a day in North Mayo: cliffs, Ceide Fields, peat bogs. ♦ climb Croagh Patrick ♦ Enjoy a quiet day of reading and music, alone in front of the ocean, topped off with a special barbecued lobster meal at sunset.
Puntos de interés

Guest feedback
"Pierre is such a generous host. Be sure to take him up on the hot tub and dinner. If you can plan your hot tub after hiking Croagh Patrick, all the better. The accommodations are stunning. Pierre has a great eye for art and color."
agosto 2013

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  • 3 Doubles
  • , 2 Twins
  • , 1 Family room
Precio:(i) 150 a180 por noche

Singles from €70 to €105. Private sauna and hot tub, overlooking the sea and direct access to the shore, €35 per session per group. reservation required. Dinner available at €48 plus wine.

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Dinner by arrangement from €30 (lobster €35). Restaurants 7km.




Carraholly, Westport, , Co. Mayo

B&B 1 Double room
Precio: (i) 150 a 180 por noche
B&B 1 Double room
Red House: 1 double.
Precio: (i) 150 a 180 por noche
B&B 1 Twin room
Red House: 1 twin.
Precio: (i) 150 a 180 por noche
B&B 1 Family room, sleeping 2
Precio: (i) 150 a 180 por noche
B&B 1 Twin room
Blue House: 1 twin.
Precio: (i) 150 a 180 por noche
B&B 1 Double room
White House
Precio: (i) 150 a 180 por noche

Pierre Blezat

Visit website

+353 (0)87 278 8821(mobile)