Greengarden Cottage

Where Surf and Sky Symphonize

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County Mayo

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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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.

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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.

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 6 guests
    From €1,800 per week
  • Bedrooms
    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
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A contemporary corner seating unit and flat screen TV feature in the duck-egg living room.

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Facilities & Ameneties

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 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

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.

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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.

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Provisional Booking Form

This Home is normally only let by the week, except as follows:
Mid-week bookings run from Monday PM till Friday AM – 4 nights
Weekend breaks run from Friday PM till Monday AM – 3 nights
Important – A Week’s booking runs from Saturday to Saturday
Christmas and New Year are high season as above, for other Public holidays – please apply for rates.
Please Note:- This house does not accept pets, thank you.
A refundable breakages deposit payable with the rental amount will be refunded within seven days of departure.

June to September €1,800 per week minimum stay
October to May €1,700 per week Weekend €850 Mid-week €850

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Your travel arrangements are important, so all provisional bookings are double checked with the owners to ensure that your plans do not conflict with theirs, this can take up to 24 hours, but we haven’t forgotten about you.!

Provisional bookings will be followed up by email, at which point we can answer specific queries you may have, verify your booking and request a deposit to confirm.

Please note that all unconfirmed provisional bookings will expire after 3 days.
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Out & 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.

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Events: Local Sailing Race competition in August/ Kite surfing spectacular in October/Scoil Acla Festival in July /Harp festival /Achill open golf competition

Here are some of our favourites…

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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