Gwyneth
Thu 22nd September 2011
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A compact and comfortable cottage

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!

Jain
Thu 6th December 2012
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A fantastic Irish experience!

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!

asphodel2014
Wed 1st October 2014
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Just what we hoped for - simple accommodation in a great location

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!

Jain
Thu 6th December 2012
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A fantastic Irish experience!

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!

Mabel58
Tue 14th July 2015
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Cottage with Great Character!

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!