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County Mayo

Greengarden Cottage

Price starts from €1,300 per week

Where Surf and Sky Symphonize

Crashing ocean surf and salty haze dominate the landscape of this unique location. Greengarden cottage is a recently completed contemporary holiday haven adjacent to the breathtaking blue flag Keel Beach on Ireland’s largest island; just a gentle stroll from the village centre and the perfect focus for your Achill Adventure.

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At a Glance

Bedrooms

Up to 6 guests
Two double bedrooms
ensuite with walk-in shower
One twin bedroom
Family bathroom

Other Rooms

Sitting room, Kitchen with Dining room
Utility room

Features

Wheelchair friendly
Adjacent to Beach, Barbecue patio with gas BBQ
Pressure showers with monsoon heads
One outdoor
Centrally heated with Automated Ventilation

Contempo

Two Flat screen TVs
WiFi internet
Good Cell phone reception

Availability

High season Weekly only: Saturday to Saturday
Weekends: Friday to Monday
Midweek: Monday to Friday

Restrictions

Sorry – no pets.

Property Features

All the essentials for a seaside escape

This is one of a pair of energy efficient, brand new bungalows that share a gravelled spread. Full height glass doors and expansive window walls provide a light and airy ambience.

Neutrals of coffee and cream with floors of ivory flag tiles extend to the kitchen and dining area. Banquette benches and upholstered chairs provide seating for six in this practical layout.

A contemporary corner seating unit and flat screen TV feature in the duck-egg living room. Bedrooms are bright with mirrored slide-robes and alabaster woodwork on warm, wenge-stained flooring. The charcoal themed ensuite bathrooms reveal His and Her sinks, monsoon walk-in showers, and generous heated towel rails.

Bedrooms are bright with mirrored slide-robes and alabaster woodwork on warm, wenge-stained flooring.

The charcoal themed ensuite bathrooms reveal His and Her sinks, monsoon walk-in showers, and generous heated towel rails.

Outside

There is ample parking in the gravelled yard, and a BBQ and seating area facing the stunning Minaun Cliffs were you can enjoy Europe’s final sunsets. The outdoor shower is a great dividend after a salty day on the beach and for wetsuit rinsing.

Both cottages are secured by an auto-gate.

Facilities

Kitchen Appliances

  • Electric 4 ring induction hob
  • with double oven
  • Fridge-freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster

Utility Appliances

  • Washing machine
  • Heat-pump tumble dryer
  • Iron

Bedrooms

  • Sizes – Two double beds, two single bedsSizes – Two King-size and single bunk beds

Tech & Entertainment

  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • 2 Flat-screen TVs
  • Sky sports and Netflix
  • DVD player in living room

Other

  • Outdoor Shower
  • Barbecue
  • Selection of books
  • Travel cot available
  • Games

Out and About

​The mountain bogs and ocean inform activities in this most westerly part of Europe.
There are five Blue Flag beaches on Achill, and much to see that can only be visited by foot or boat.

Things to do

Alan & Brian operate a scheduled service to Achill (Cloughmore) every Wednesday to collect the doctor. Visitors can also travel on this trip – the times differ from week to week so please call ahead to book. Check here https://www.clareislandferry.com/achill-island-inishturk/

The Locality

Greengarden Cottage is situated in the heart of Keel Village on Achill Island just a 2min walk down a sandy lane to the stunning blue flag Keel beach.

The keel pottery just around the corner and kids will love the local aquarium, just minutes’ walk away. For art lovers The Western light Art gallery is located on the nearby Sandybanks.

The nearest large towns are Westport at 40K and Castlebar 50k but there is a supermarket in the village, restaurants , bars , coffee shops and a great butchers shop.

Achill is the largest off-shore island of Ireland. It is a Gaeltacht, or Irish language speaking region. Since 1887 it has been connected to the mainland by a short bridge over the sound. About 85% of the island is peat bog. Battered by huge Atlantic storms, the landscape is a testimony to the power of the elements.

​The island’s current population of just under 3,000 is about half of what it was before the Great potato famine of the mid 1800’s. A Deserted Village at the base of Slievemore mountain has the remains of over eighty dry stone cottages that are a bleak reminder of the famine times. The houses are aligned north-south, and would have been originally thatched. An entire family together with livestock would inhabit the single, windowless, main room, utilising beds of heather and rushes.

The name Achill is possibly derived from Eagle – although none have been seen here for well over a hundred years. If you’re into raptors though, you might spot the fastest animal on earth, the peregrine falcon, instructing it’s young to fly along these cliffs in the autumn.Basking sharks, dolphins and orcas are regular visitors to these waters, and large pods of porpoises are frequently sighted.

At 42 km, the Great Western Greenway, constructed on the route of the redundant Westport to Achill railway, is the longest dedicated walking and cycling trail in Ireland. It is a magnificent way to experience this part of Mayo.

Constructed in 1429 by the forefathers of Grace O’Malley, the legendary pirate queen who was born and buried on Clare Island, the 12 meter high Tower at Kildavnet is well worth a visit as you cycle around Achill.

Don Allum was the first man to row to America and back, making landfall at Dooagh beach in September of 1987.

How to get there (Car advised)

By Air: Flights to Ireland West Airport (Knock) from the UK
Knock Airport – approx 1.5 hours from house.
Shannon Airport – approx 3 hours from house.
Dublin Airport – approx 4 hours from house.

By Sea: Ferry crossings from Pembroke/Fishguard to Rosslare
Rosslare Port is approx 5.5 hours from house
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is approx 4 hours from house

Pricing Options

This home is let by the week, except for weekend and midweek stays between October and May.

Week bookings run from Saturday to Saturday – 7 nights
Mid-week bookings run from Monday PM till Friday AM – 4 nights
Weekend bookings run from Friday PM till Monday AM – 3 nights

Christmas, New Year and Public Holidays are at the high season rate.

A refundable breakages deposit of €250 is payable with the rental amount will be refunded within seven days of departure.

Please Note: This house does not accept pets, thank you.

Months Per Week Weekend Midweek
June to September €1,800 N/A N/A
October to May €1,300 €800 €800
Easter Weekend Thurs. 28th March – Tues. 2nd April 2024 €1,800
Christmas Break Sat. 21st December – Fri. 27th December 2024 €1,800
New Year Break Sat. 28th December to Fri. 3rd January 2025 €1,800

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  • For additional information please contact us on +353 85 860 0027