Cottage Hillside is 100-years-old but boasts modern comforts not far from bustling Westport
Cottage Hillside is a newly-renovated Irish rental at the foot of the iconic Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo, not far from the bustling town of Westport.
Despite being more than 100-years-old, Cottage Hillside boasts modern amenities to provide for an authentic cozy feel, making it an ideal escape in the Irish countryside for either families or couples.
The cottage’s interior includes two bedrooms that sleep four people (one kingsize bed and two single beds), a spacious living room, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven, microwave, and fridge/freezer, and a bathroom with a shower and bath. Free wi-fi and tv channels are also available.
Literary types will be delighted to learn that Cottage Hillside was once owned by the famous British writer Penny Bonsall who spent many a day in the 1980s writing her world-renowned novels.
Outdoors, guests can take full advantage of the expansive lawn and patio that has garden views.
Just a one-minute stroll down the lane from the cottage is the award-winning Tavern Bar and Restaurant, famed for its seafood offerings.
Westport, considered the heart of Co Mayo, is only 7 kilometers away and as a bustling, vibrant, colorful, and cultural landmark, it easily rivals any Riviera town.
Five miles away is the Clew Bay Heritage Center. The wild and rugged beach-laden coastline is the envy of mainland Europe, and Clew Bay islands are more numerous than any exotic archipelago. The seas are home to countless wildlife wonders, from basking sharks to humpback whales.
The nearest airport is Ireland West Knock Airport, one hour's drive away.
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