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Traditional Styled Stone Cottage With Spectacular Mountain And Lake Views

Bedrooms 6
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Stone cottage in Pontoon, Mayo, Ireland - Peaceful Location 100metres From Lough Culin With Many Country Walking Routes In The Area

This spacious luxurious cottage is situated in an area of unspoilt natural beauty, nestling between the mountains and lakes in Pontoon, Co. Mayo. The cottage has many features of bygone days - open turf fires, flag stone floors, sash windows but it is also superbly comfortable with underfloor central heating, dishwasher, washer & dryer, satellite TV, internet access and all mod cons. Set on an acre there is ample space for children to play in safety and everything needed for a comfortable stay is provided at Bundoovin Lodge. Bundoovin Lodge is an ideal place to unwind and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. Wake up to fresh air and bird song and enjoy your morning coffee in the upstairs lounge enjoying panoramic views of Nephin mountain and Lough Cullin.

Philip Blake
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2017

About Philip Blake

We are a family of 4 children (aged 10 to 15) and 2 parents based in Kildare. My wife's great grand parents lived in a house on this site many years ago. Our children love spending time in our holiday home in Mayo. They particulary love the open spaces and freedom they have here. As parents we love seeing them enjoying the countryside and knowing that the area is so safe for them.

Philip Blake purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Philip Blake chose Ireland

This is an ideal location for families who want to explore the beauty of the West of Ireland. The area is peaceful and beautiful, safe for children and central in Mayo, leaving short driving times to many of the attractions the county has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

There are beautiful views from the cottage. Lough Culin is just a short walk away. The area is world renowned for its Salmon and trout fishing. There is also fantastic Pike fishing in the area. It is a beautiful walking area.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in County Mayo in Ireland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • The lodge has 4 bathrooms in total. Two of which are en-suite with showers and one of the others has a shower and the main bathroom has a bath.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 double bed rooms (2 ensuite), two twin rooms and bedroom, a travel cot is also available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: No smoking is permitted inside the property Outside: The private garden is on almost an acre and is fenced. It has double swings, a slide and a stone patio complete with barbeque. Utility Room: The utility room has a washing machine, a separate tumble dryer, central heating unit and a cloths horse. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen is provided and changed on a weekly basis. Towels can be provided by arrangement. The lodge is cleaned weekly. Other: The conservatory is located off the downstairs lounge and is an excellent place to quietly read a book, take in the scenery or watch the children as they play in the garden.


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Traditional Styled Stone Cottage With Spectacular Mountain And Lake Views
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews

Picturesque Setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and two sons have recently returned from spending a week in this lovely home.

The location is simply stunning yet only twenty minutes from Castlebar. Where you can find plenty of places to eat (cafe Rua), drink (Johnny's bar) or shop.

The house is spacious but cosey with comfortable beds and plenty of well appointed bathrooms. Although we were a family of four it could easily accommodate another family.

It is a great base from which to explore Mayo, Sligo and Galway and yet return to the peace and comfort of Bundoovin Lodge.

Bernie gave us a warm welcome on arrival and was on hand if we needed anything.

Philip went out of his way to fit us in at short notice and was a pleasure to deal with.

I would have no hesitation recommending this property to family and friends and hope to return ourselves in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Irish Rural Retreat

  • 4 of 5

Fabulous, tranquil setting in the middle of the Irish country side with beautiful views but within easy reach of towns & stunning coast. We have just come back from a wonderful 2 week stay at Bundoovin Lodge. The house has everything a large family (7 adults and 4 children) would need to enjoy their stay. The huge kitchen table and kids’ high chairs meant we could all sit down to eat together. Although the weather was changeable the house was always warm & the dryer was an added bonus. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable: with 1 bathroom and 3 shower rooms we never had to wait long. The large TV lounge, with a traditional local stone open fire place, an adjoining conservatory and an upstairs lounge (with great views) meant there was plenty of space to spread out and find a quiet corner. The children loved all the toys and games; there were also plenty of books and DVDs for all age groups. The garden was great for the children to run around in safely. There is a lovely 10 minute walk down to Lough Cullin past cows and a tiny stream. Drummin Woods is a 10 minute drive around the other side of the lough where you find 2 small beaches, one with a jetty & picnic table. The best place to eat out is nearby is Healys Restaurant & Fishing Lodge (5 minute drive): excellent food and warm traditional Irish hospitality. The Wi-Fi is intermittent but that’s just because of the rural setting: it’s a great excuse to stop off at a local pub for a pint of Guinness!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Irish Gem

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 6 with 4 older kids and we found this house had everything we needed - A really well equipped kitchen with everything to cook for 6 people, a wonderful sunroom off the kitchen and a cozy family room with a fireplace and a good supply of turf. We built a fire most evenings which the kids loved. The upstairs lounge was a bonus for the older kids to chill and play cards or board games. The garden was large enough for them to throw a football (US) or play wiffle ball....we brought those with us. We found the house spotless and very comfortable. The bedrooms all had cozy comforters on all the beds and we loved the heated floors! The sunroom/conservatory was one of my favorite rooms to sit in and read. I would have no hesitation in recommending Bundoovin Lodge to my American friends and can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Plus sides: Beautiful house. Lovely location. Fantastic views. Spacious. Very well equipped with everything (especially kitchen) plus hairdryer in one of the bedroom drawers. Lots of children's toys and games.

Minus sides: I appreciate it's Ireland and everything is very relaxed but not much communication from owner. In the kitchen, although well equipped, lots of mismatched crockery, 2 slice toaster (could have done with 4 slice in such a large house). Not particularly clean. Shower tray in one of the bedrooms doesn't drain away very well which means you have to stop the shower and wait. TV reception not great (frequent pixelation). Broken glass in one of the windows in bedroom.

All in all, we had a lovely holiday but probably wouldn't stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was unfortunate that Barb's stay coincided with our family holiday to France, that is why communication with me was not as frequent as Barb would have liked. Nevertheless I spoke to Barb several times during her stay as did our cleaner / caretaker who lives 100 metres away. It is only through feedback that we can improve our service. We get lots of repeat business, this would not happen if guests were unhappy with their stay. In fact our visitors book is full of comments from guests who had a great experience. We now have a larger toaster and the mismatching crockery has been replaced. Occasionally shower tray outlets get blocked, as soon as we were made aware if this it was sorted. We have never had reception issues with the TV before. We use an aerial for terrestrial TV as well as satellite. During spells of exceptionally fine weather terrestrial TV reception can be weaker - maybe this was be the cause. A budding football star broke the outer leaf of a double glazed window just prior to Barb's arrival, the inner pane was undamaged. This is a custom made sash window, repairing it would have required the sash to be sent away. The house is in a rural area and there are no glaziers locally. Having a boarded up window during Barb's stay was not an option. The window was repaired at the end of the season. We endeavour to have the house spotlessly clean for incoming guests. Sometimes departing guests overstay and incoming guests arrive early. This can put the cleaners under pressure to finish sooner than they would have liked. As I was away at this time I can not confirm exactly what happened, but a spotlessly clean house on arrival has always been our priority. Philip
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The blue flag beach of Enniscrone is about a thirty minute drive away but many of the locals swim in Lough Cullin at Drummin Wood beach about a five minute dive.


Dublin is about three and a half hours drive away. Knock airport is about a 30 minute drive.


The town of Foxford, renowned for it's woollen mills and museum is a 15 minute drive away. The county town of Castlebar is also about 15 minutes away - it has many of the large supermarkets and a full range of shops. Ballina is also about 20 minutes away - it is a pleasant country town and is the head quarters of the Moy Salmon fishery. The award winning Museum of Country Life in Turlough is about a 10 minutes away.

Further Details:

Centrally located in Mayo, Pontoon is a perfect base to explore the delights the county has to offer.

Among the many attractions within easy reach are; horse riding, sea and freshwater fishing, golf, Foxford Woolen Mills, Westport House and Zoo, Marian Shrine Knock, Croagh Patrick, Museum of Country Life, Ceide Fields to name but a few.

The Pontoon area is world renowned for it's Atlantic Salmon and Brown Trout fishing. The Salmon river Moy is only 15 minutes away while the famous brown trout fisheries of Lough Cullin and Lough Conn are just a couple of minutes away. The local Healy's hotel and the Pontoon Bridge hotel are just down the road and have very popular bars and restaurants


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in County Mayo, Europe

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5 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £44.67

Booking Notes:
Normally booking is requested by email and when availability is confirmed the booking is secured with a €100 deposit. The balance of the rental fee due is paid 2 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Normally bookings are taken on a weekly basis with the changeover day on Saturdays. Outside the main summer holiday period we are more flexible and bookings for different periods can be made by arrangement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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