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Hidden Country Home Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

4 Bedroom/4 Ensuites captivating views of Croagh Patrick , Clew Bay & Woods

Our home has been used by us as a family get away for the last 17 years. It is set on over 3 acres with a long sweeping driveway behind electric gates. We have spent the last few months giving it a well deserved upgrade and a new lease of life. Upon entering the large two storey hallway it has been transformed into another sitting area with a two sided solid fuel glass fire which can be seen and operated from the hallway and also in the large sitting room directly behind the hallway. To the left of the hallway there are 3 double bedrooms with ensuites. All have power showers. In addition, there is a large bedroom and living area with newly renovated ensuite upstairs.

Right of the hallway is the open plan kitchen dining and sitting area. Behind this is the utility room with electric cooker, washing machine and dryer.

There is a sunken south facing patio area off the sitting room and also a west facing patio area outside the kitchen where you can watch the skies change and the sun set.

More Details

Patricia O'Keeffe
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 March, 2018

About Patricia O'Keeffe

We are lawyers from the West of Ireland who live and work in Dublin. We have spent many holidays over the years in our home in the west. We have spent the last few months updating the property and wish to share it with others who want a very unique , restful and beautiful place to stay.

Patricia O'Keeffe purchased this house in 1996

Why Patricia O'Keeffe chose Westport

Ask yourself do you want to get away from it all? Do you want comforts of a home with stunning amazing views? Do you want space both inside and outside? Do you want to be close to Westport town. Then this is the property for you.There is a magic and charm about this property. There are picture postcard views from every window. It is a very private and tranquil property with wonderful mature lawns and gardens set on over three acres. There is also a lovely orchard and raspberry garden on the grounds. It is hidden from the road with access by electric gates. We have holidayed regularly over the last 18 years here and watched our children enjoy the freedom of the property .

Having come from the area we love all that is on offer in the area and the county. There are so many interesting things to do. The list is truly endless. Regardless of the weather it makes for a wonderful base for a holiday. To have such a property so close to Westport is amazing.

It is a great home from home for a family get together or a family escaping!

What makes this house unique

We love the property as we built and designed it. We wanted a home that was spacious for entertaining family and friends. The reception areas are very spacious. The house is completely clad in a beautiful stone from Connemara which was painstakingly worked on for over four months by an expert stone mason. It is a very striking feature of the property.

The view of Croagh Patrick from each room is a wonderful sight to behold and it always captivates me. To sit on the terrace and see Croagh Patrick with a breath taking sunset is awesome.

There is an abundance of sun light coming through the house at every angle all day which gives a bright and warm feeling to the house. There is also the two sided real glass fire place which was added this year which is amazing.

You can also enjoy a fire and the incredible views in the main bedroom upstairs.

You can get lost in the tranquillity and just be a stones throw from the hustle and bustle of Westport.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Ensuite Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
  • There are four ensuite shower rooms and also a guest toilet off the hallway
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sitting area with couch , real log fire and ensuite
  • Main bedroom suite upstairs with 5 foot bed, sitting area with couch , real log fire and unspoilt views of ocean, mountains, woodland, Clare Island and Croagh Patrick All 4 Bedrooms with ensuites
  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Bicycle Hire available locally Mountain climbing


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(1 traveller review)

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  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay in this amazing property. It does not seem like a vacation rental as it features high-end amenities throughout. It is exactly as shown in the photos, but even better in person. Our favorite room was the huge kitchen which was warm and welcoming and had a large dining area. We used the comfortable living room after dinner. The house was a perfect fit for us. We were 6 adults (3 couples) but it could easily have taken another couple (four bedrooms). Lots and lots of room to spread out. Everything is top-notch here, from the furnishings to the high-thread linen. The owner has thought of everything. The kitchen was fully equipped and had everything you could need including washer, dryer and dishwasher. Quality linen, dishes, glass and silverware. Bathroom towels were big and plentiful. Internet connectivity was strong and reliable. Every inch was spotlessly clean, in mint condition, freshly painted and decorated with art and books and attractive, comfortable furnishings. The bedrooms were large and had more than ample storage. The bonus feature was Patricia who owns the property. She was incredibly gracious and very responsive to my many questions both months before and during our stay, including travel directions to other places as well as suggesting other things we might want to do and see. She was thoughtful about every aspect of our visit and checked in on us to make sure we had everything we needed. From the very first email at booking until we checked out she did everything she could to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. We enjoyed the seclusion and silence of this large property with well-tended gardens. It is a few minutes drive from Westport which is a charming old town. We had a great meal in the Port Mor restaurant in Westport. We loved Mayo, Ashford Castle, Connemara and Galway (beautiful town). The Atlantic coastline is amazing. The golfers in our group were more than satisfied with the fine choices available. We would go back in a heartbeat. We couldn't have wished for a better place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elizabeth Apologies for late response to this wonderful review but it has only just gone live on the system. Thank you so much for the amazing review . You were amazing house guests and I would have you return in a heart beat. Thank you for looking after our home so well. I am at the end of the phone if ever you need me! Warmest wishes to you all. Patricia
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
70 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Wonderful walks around clew bay and also our local Brackloon woods.

Try cycling the Greenway from outside the front door all the way to Achill.You can also head for Murrisk which is the starting point for Croagh Patrick on the cycle path from the front door.

Fishing expeditions can be arranged either on the bay or on the lakes and rivers.

Horse riding can be arranged locally in Murrisk and Westport. Westport House a wonderful heritage house is 2 km away.

Westport Golf Club a wonderful 18 Hole golf course is a must for golf enthusiasts. There are also many other Golf Clubs within a short distance of Westport.

Climb Croagh Patrick a place of pilgrimage which can be seen from many of the windows of our home.

Visit Connemara via the Delphi Valley

Day trip to Ballycroy National Park

or a day trip Mulranny and Achill Island via the Atlantic Drive

There are also the Ceide Fields in North Mayo

Castlebar Country Life museum is a must especially if the weather is a little challenging for the outdoors.

Ashford Castle and Cong which is so idyllic and picturesque.

Westport Town voted the best town to live in is a wonderful town to while away an afternoon . Lovely shops, pubs and restaurants a plenty.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Westport, Ireland

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £133.29
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,777.26

Deposit retained in full in the event of cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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