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Beautiful Restored Cottage in East Mayo with 4* Irish Tourist Authority Award

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Bracklagh, Claremorris, County Mayo, Ireland - Peaceful, Rural and Wildlife-Rich Location

Built by the Congested District Board in 1903, this beautiful cottage has just been completely renovated and has a 4* rating with the Irish Tourist Authority. Situated in the small village of Bracklagh, it has been finished to a very high standard with a new bathroom and kitchen, ensuite wet room, wood/peat burning stove, sky+HD, Ipod docking station, digital Roberts radio, linen from The White Company, towelling robes and underfloor heating via a groundwater heat pump. A refurbished hay barn is ideal for parking, while a second, lockable barn is ideal to store bikes, surfboards and the like. Bracklagh is very quiet and a haven for wildlife – particularly hares.

sean and suzi
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, irish
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2017

About sean and suzi

I moved back to Mayo in 2000 after 10 years of renovating my family home - it took so long because of time and budget constraints. My wife, Suzi, came too and we were joined in December by our daughter, Muirgheal. The family has now grown to include a donkey, 3 alpacas, 4 dogs (2 large, 1 small and 1 medium), 2 shetland ponies, 2 cats, 3 terrapins and a good few fish. Tigh Mhic is less than 3 miles from home which makes it easy to be on hand to help our visitors and for them to come and visit our menagerie.

sean and suzi purchased this cottage in 2003

Why sean and suzi chose Ireland

In 2003 the renovation bug took hold again. A little quicker this time and Mick's Place is now a fully restored cottage. It is in such a peaceful setting we have taken ourselves off there for our own holidays!

What makes this cottage unique

Our joys are gentle walks, occasional cycle rides, sitting with a good book and a glass of wine and spotting nature. These interests are definitely well served at Mick's Place. We also love the fact that you look up whenever a car or tractor goes by as traffic is an unusual sight.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Put your feet up, relax and enjoy our self-catering service. As the Muir family said in July 2012: "You have created a really beautiful holiday home...the home cooking was a real treat: amazing food, hand delivered, with genuine care and thought."

Tigh Mhic is a beautiful cottage in the most peaceful location imaginable. The interior is warm, cosy and inviting. Nothing has been forgotten - Sean and Suzi have catered for every need; the little touches like boxes of tissues in the bedroom to shower gel and bubble bath in the bathroom make it a delightful and welcoming place to stay. I cannot recommend this cottage enough if you want a tranquil haven for a week's switch off. Liz McConnachie, October 2011

We had a lovely holiday. Tigh Mhic is a gorgeous cottage & it had everything that we could possible need - all home comforts and mod cons. Thank you very much for all your help & advice - & for not being out out when we arrived at 9.30 having said we would arrive at lunchtime. M
Dec 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in County Mayo in Ireland

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite wet room with shower, sink and wc. Large bathroom with bath/shower head, wc, sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and ensuite wet room Bedroom 2 with double bed Bedroom 3 with double bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Notes on accommodation: Secure front garden ideal for youngsters. Small slide and paddling pool and selection of both outdoor and indoor toys available on request. The fields and barns are great for exploring, while our quiet road is ideal for young cyclists and walkers. Pancóg and Timmy, our miniature shetland ponies live in the field next to the cottage and are always happy for a little attention. Outside: Front and rear lawns plus a half-acre field, several barns, patio area and hard landscape for sitting out. Benches and garden furniture are provided. Bicycles available for hire. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, bathrobes and linen included. Beach towels available on request. Daily maid service available at extra cost. Other: Dining table and six chairs provided in the kitchen area.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Restored Cottage in East Mayo with 4* Irish Tourist Authority Award
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 44 reviews

Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This has got to be the best holiday rental home in Ireland the style and quality of the furnishings put it in a class of it's own. The owners Sean and Suzi have put a lot of time and money into this house and their enthusiasm for the history of the property and the surrounding areas is infectious.

The property is perfect for that get away from it all break we thoroughly enjoyed just doing nothing but feed the ponies and walk our dog.

Absolute five stars*****

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thrilled that you enjoyed Tigh Mhic. We love it but then we should so it is lovely to hear you love it too.
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A hidden gem in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We always enjoy our time at Tigh Mhic, it really is a lovely place to stay, so welcoming and equipped with everything we need, every detail has been carefully thought through in order to accommodate their guests.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Tigh Mhic and hope yo welcome you back again in the not too distant future.
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Beautifully renovated cottage in rural Mayo

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay in this cozy cottage, which had all the amenities one needs for a perfect holiday. Two bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen, a beautiful outside space. Only recommendation would be to have a queen size bed in the master bedroom, instead of a double. Otherwise absolutely perfect! We would definitely book this cottage again. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home away from home. Very peaceful with everything that is needed provided. Really enjoyed our stay and wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you for your hospitality and welcome cookies ad milk. We went for a walk and picked fresh flowers...absolutely beautiful!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very satisfied

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable house in a peaceful location. Ideal for visiting Mayo and surrounding counties.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased you enjoyed your visit to Mayo and stay at Tigh Mhic. Thanks for taking the time to give us a review.
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Wonderful Irish Hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the cottage last August with my Dad and younger Sister and it was truly one of the nicest parts of our trip to Ireland! Sean couldn't have been a better host! We had his number so he was constantly texting us directions from the airport and he was there to greet us and show us around the house when we arrived! He is very knowledgeable about the area and gives great recommendations for restaurants/day trips! He went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and when I had trouble locking the back door he even offered to drive all the way back to help us! (I figured it out with his directions). The cottage itself is very cozy and well looked after and we loved the ponies out back! All the rooms are beautifully decorated and the road is private so it was always very quiet and peaceful! 100% reccomend it for families of all ages! :)

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Tigh Mhic. We are thrilled that the cottage helped to make your Irish trip a great one.
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Special interest holidays:

Wildlife spotting is very popular at Mick's Place, with baby hares - and their parents - putting in regular appearances.


Mayo has more Blue Flag beaches than any other county in Ireland. Mick’s place is an hour’s drive to both Ross Strand in Killala and Bertra Beach in Westport. A trip to Achill is highly recommended: it’s two hours to Keem Beach, Keel Beach, Dugort Beach, Golden Strand and Dooega Strand. Straying into County Sligo, Inniscrone Beach – an hour away – is well worth a visit, too.


West of Ireland Airport at Knock is 26 km/20 minutes away

Galway Airport is 55 km/50 minutes away

Shannon Airport is 140 km/ 2 hours away

Dublin Airport is 213 km/ 2 hours 40 minutes away


Ballyhaunis 5km

Knock Shrine 10km

Claremorris 13 km

Galway 60 km

Westport 60km

Sligo 70 km

Further Details:

Tulrohaun Post Office and small shop is within 5 km and stocks the basics. The nearest pubs are Flanagan's in Brickens (5 km) which also serves great food Wednesday to Sunday and Ronan's in Bekan (5 km). In Ballyhaunis you will find a range of shops including banks, greengrocers, butchers and supermarkets. Tesco can be found in Claremorris along with a larger selection of shops including a great delicatessen (The Food Store), a new indoor swimming pool, children's indoor play centre, restaurants, pubs and cafes.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in County Mayo, Europe

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
christmas 2017
19 Dec 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
€100 non returnable deposit payable on booking with the balance to be paid in full 4 weeks before arrival. If booking within 4 weeks, full payment is required. Bank transfer is our preferred payment method and we will send an invoice for your booking deposit and a second one for the balance. Paypal, Euro and Sterling cheques are also accepted.

Changeover Day:
Fully flexible arrival day - our only stipulation is a minimum of a two night stay.

Notes on prices:
Bikes are available for €15 each per stay.
Dogs are welcome.
Free internet access available (subject to maximum download limit).
Home catering service and babysitting available - please ask for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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