- Beautiful Setting
- Old style Cottage
- Close to Shops
Self- Catering Accommodation
Gortacurra, Cross, Cong, Co. Mayo. Ireland
Large family home situated in a quiet village overlooking Lough Corrib, 3 km from Cong Village home of “The Quite Man” film and 2km from the village of Cross, on the doorstep to Connemara, just off the main Headford to Cong road. A fishermans, wildlife lovers, artists and birdwatchers paradise, near the shores of both Lough Corrib and Lough Mask. Ideal location for a family with safe enclosed surrounds. gardens to front and rear and a private patio. Locked out-house facilities available adjacent to farmhouse for storage of boat engines, bikes or other valuables.
4 Bedrooms (2 Double, 2 Single)
cots, highchair, stair gates, play pin available if required.
Living Room with oil stove, TV and Dvd player, with channels RTE1, RTE 2, TV 3, TG 4.
Large Dining Room with Solid fuel old style range, radio , docking station, TV with above channels.
Fully equipped fitted kitchen, microwave, kettle, toaster, sandwich maker, dishwasher, electric cooker, coffee maker ,gas hob and fridge.
Utility Room with washing machine, tumble dryer , freezer and sink unit ideal for fishermen.
Bathroom with Bath and Electric Power Shower.
Oil Central heating and immersion water heater.
Lough Corrib (adjacent to house) – salmon and trout fishing.
Lough Mask – Host to Annual World trout Angling Competition.
Lough Carra (8 Miles) – trout and pike fishing.
Course Fishing Available on lakes and rivers in the vicinity.
Ballinrobe – Cloonacastle 18 hole championship golf course, 8 miles.
Ashford Castle – 9 hole green fees available
Farmhouse is within easy reach of 18 hole golf courses in Westport, Castlebar, Galway and Connemara.
Scenic country walks available around farmhouse.
Ashford Castle picturesque grounds.
Mount Gable (4 miles) with panoramic views of Lough Corrib and Lough Mask.
Historic monuments around area, Cong Abbey, Kelly’s Cave, Pigeon Hole and The Pyramid in The Neale.
Activities in Area
Boat and Engine hire available locally.
Falconry on Ashford grounds.
Quite Man Heritage Centre.
Crazy Golf and Pitch and Putt.
Daily Cruises on Lough Corrib to Local islands.
Day Trips and Entertainment
Childrens playgrounds, in Ballinrobe, Corn a Mona, Claremorris and castlebar, Childrens activity centres in Claremorris “Pots of Fun” and Castlebar “Funster”.
There are a number of good quality and reasonably priced restaurants in the nearby villages of Cong, The Neale and Clonbur.
The local pubs in the villages of Cong, Cross and The Neale provide traditional music and entertainment most nights. Clonbur hosts Irish dancers and set dancers on a Sunday night.
Ballinrobe, the nearest town boasts many restaurants including Chinese restaurants providing a take away menu. There are many public houses in Ballinrobe including a nightclub.
A day-trip to Galway could take in the Galway Arts Festival in mid-July, Galway International Oyster Festival last week of September, or Galway Race Week late July/early August.
The coastal town of Westport is only 30 minutes from the Farmhouse where there are ample amenities for all the family including Westport house and Zoo, Westport Leisure park and cinema and a number of award winning seafood restaurants.
For walking enthusiasts a climb of Croagh Patrick from the village of Murrisk may be an option, where walkers will enjoy a view of the 365 islands in Clew Bay. While at Murrisk visit the National Famine Memorial and the ruins of the 13th century Murrisk Abbey.
Castlebar town is located 20 miles from The Farmhouse where amenities include cinema complex, bowling, go-karting, swimming pool, night club/disco, children's playground, 2 theatres, an arts centre with exhibition galleries.
Nearby in Turlough is the National Museum of Country Life (guided tours, displays, audio and video presentations of Irish Country Life).
Ideal base for trips to:
- Bars nearby
- Bath towels included
- Bike rental
- Detached property
- Downstairs bathroom
- Enclosed garden / patio
- Family friendly
- Fishing onsite / nearby
- Golf nearby
- Good for couples
- Horse riding
- Linen included
- Nature walks
- Open all year
- Open fire
- Shops nearby
- Short breaks
- Washing machine