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The Thatched Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Drummin, Mayo

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sleeps 5
2 rooms
1 bathroom

The Thatched Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

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The Thatched Cottage dates back over 200 years and provides compact, unfussy but comfortable accommodation. This traditional style Irish cottage is situated on the outskirts of the rural hamlet of Drummin just 10 miles from Westport in County Mayo. The accommodation has a number of charmingly quirky features including sloping floors, low doorframes and a traditional Irish fireplace with wood burner. The Thatched Cottage has an open plan living area, family bedroom and one smaller bedroom and a lawned garden with seating where you can relax and enjoy beautiful views of the nearby mountains.

Winding leafy lanes, honeysuckle and wild roses in season, hilly areas and incredible views characterise the rural village of Drummin 10 miles south of Westport in County Mayo. Take a walk to the top of the hills to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views across Clew Bay to Clare Island, once the stronghold of Gráinne Uaile, the Pirate Queen. There are many fascinating and beautiful places to visit in this part of Ireland. Go fishing in the rivers such as the Erriff River around eight miles away, and the Delphi River in the Doolough Valley, about six miles away. The lively town of Westport nearby is proud of its rich Irish heritage and offers an excellent selection of shops, restaurants, pubs and traditional music. If you love the outdoors, head for nearby Croagh Patrick and its bracing hikes and spectacular views. County Galway is just over 30 minute's drive away to the south, and offers a wonderful day out, with glorious coastal scenery and the world-famous Connemara National Park.

The West of Ireland conjures up many images; thatched, whitewashed cottages, a flock of sheep on a narrow road, an emerald green field with a stone wall, or the Atlantic waves crashing into towering cliffs and rocky shores.

Electric storage heating with woodburner. Gas cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, DVD, CD/cassette player. Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair available on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Lawned garden to front with garden table & chairs. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop & pub 5 mins walk.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Near pub

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December 2012
We loved our stay in the Thatched cottage- it is not luxurious, but we were not looking for luxury. We enjoy walking and the views were spectacular. The Thatched Cottage was the perfect base for our holiday. We could dry out our socks in front of the peat fire when it rained (which it did quite a lot) and it was quite a short drive into Westport where we enjoyed a drop of the black stuff and some fantastic music of an evening. Our hosts could not have been more friendly and accommodating. I would heartily recommend the Thatched Cottage to anyone who is after an authentic experience and who doesn't mind uneven floors!
October 2014
The location is really rural and tranquil - a thatched cottage in a small, friendly farming community with great views and a nice bar just five minutes walk away. The cottage is not luxurious but comfortable enough (and authentic) and the owners were very helpful. There was plenty of turf and wood for the stove and we just loved the scent of peat in the air. The area around is full of interest and spectacular views. Westport is an elegant and fascinating town with really good food (we had a superb meal at the Sage restaurant) and much to see including Westport House. We found the Thatched Cottage was the perfect base for day trips to places like Clare Island, Croag Patrick and the astonishingly beautiful Connemara Mountains. Strongly recommended!
Mrs Curran
March 2014
The Thatched Cottage is a lovely, pretty property for those looking for something traditional and peacefully quiet, with stunning views of the mountains. It's quite a rural location, so would be perfect for those really looking to step back in time.
Ms Coleman
April 2014
A lovely cosy cottage in a super location, we loved the peat burning fire and the warm welcome. Quiet, rural location with lovely views yet a few minutes walk from a pub and an easy drive to the wonderful town of Westport.
Mr Schlodder
July 2014
This is a romantic old house in beautiful surroundings.
Mrs Rorke
October 2014
Loved the cosy feel of the cottage
Mrs Scott
July 2013
We had a wonderful week in the cottage. I will be recommending this cottage to friends and family, who fancy a quiet getaway!
Mrs Powell
July 2013
The cottage was very traditional and homely. The location was lovely, rural but within easy reach of Westport. The owner had a drawer full of leaflets on local attractions which was very thoughtful.
Mrs Donnelly
April 2013
We loved the cottage and the old feel of the place. Fantastic scenic area and the locals were really friendly. We received a great welcome from the owner with fresh scones and a lovely warm fire. We would certainly return, and love the idea of coming again in the summer.
Mrs Campbell
July 2013
We loved the wood burning stove and the quirkiness of the property. The owners were very helpful indeed. The situation was perfect for exploring both Mayo and Galway. The views from the cottage lovely - surrounded by hills. The nearest town, Westport, was about twenty minutes away, and was lovely also, the shops great. We enjoyed the peace and tranquility!
Mrs Garrard
September 2012
A traditional cottage with a wood burner, peace and quiet. Irish music and a drop of the black stuff in Westport. Scenery that made your heart sing and truly lovely people!
September 2011
The cottage was, as indicated in the description, quirky, sloping floors and bijou. It was very comfortable, very well equipped for self-catering, and very well placed to explore both Mayo and beautiful Galway and Connemara, with its mountains and lovely coastline. We are going back for two weeks next year, we enjoyed it so much! Its proximity to the pretty town of Westport made it great for shopping for food and local sights. The cottage is situated in a very pretty location, surrounded by farmland and view of mountains. Great!
July 2015
This cottage is quirky, has uneven floors, a shower room which could not be described as spacious and is full of character. As other reviewers have said, it is basic but certainly has everything you would need for a week's stay. Unfortunately the owners were not on site to meet us on arrival as they were away, but we had no problem accessing the property. They met us the following day and were very friendly and helpful. The fire was great (the evenings were chilly) and it was a new experience to burn the peat provided as part of the rental. The cottage was certainly warm and cosy. It would be advisable to take food supplies with you as you arrive as there was nothing at all provided. Westport - the nearest town - has shops and supermarkets and the pubs and bars are great for traditional Irish music. The surrounding area has spectacular scenery with mountains and the coast quite close by - a car is essential. When we were there (June) the mosquitos were active, so take insect repellent!
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