07-04-2012 to 14-04-2012
We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home. The house is so spacious and comfortable and has a real sense of tranquillity and closeness to nature. There was no better way to round off a day than with a glass of wine in the upstairs sitting room enjoying the magnificent view over Killala Bay.
This is a great location. The local beaches are beautiful and you have them all to yourself. We particularly enjoyed Ross and Enniscrone (the sheltered back-strand at Lacken is a secret I am almost reluctant to share) and the drive to get there is nothing short of spectacular. My husband loved golfing at Enniscrone and the wildness of the Carne course near Belmullet.
We enjoyed cooking at home (good fish shop at Killala harbour) and had really good food at the Ice House in Ballina and Stella Maris in Ballycastle (the location of both right by the water is very beautiful.
Mary's in Ballycastle is excellent for a simple lunch - home cooked food with local ingredients. We also had some enjoyable day trips to Westport, Clare Island and Mulranny and did some great walking as well as kayaking in Lough Conn.
The house was spotlessly clean and when we arrived we were welcomed by Ann who was gracious and helpful. We highly recommend this house to anyone planning a holiday in this very beautiful and unspoiled part of Ireland.