Close to excellent salmon and trout fishing and surrounded by popular hillwalking trails, Waterfall Cottage is just 20 miles from the pretty Georgian town of Westport with its championship golf course, the spectacular Westport House and a range of interesting shops.
The nearest village, Leenane in County Galway, is eight miles to the southeast and the small town of Louisburgh is eleven miles to the north. The beautiful Killary Fjord is just two miles away and there are a number of spectacular sandy beaches, some good for surfing, within a short drive of the property.
With the Delphi Adventure Resort less than a mile down the road, there is no shortage of outdoor activities for those who are so minded – kayaking, zip wires, mountain biking, archery and abseiling are all on the menu. For the less energetic, they also have a great spa.
The cottage is slap bang in the middle of the Delphi Estate, famous for its salmon fishing. The whole area is an angler’s paradise.
The Delphi Valley and Doologh Pass are among the last truly unspoilt areas of western Europe and represent nirvana for nature lovers. Otters, pine martens, badgers, peregrines and mountain hares are regularly sighted and the river beside the property is home to many dippers and the occasional kingfisher.
For basic food shopping, the essentials can be bought from the village store in Leenane, where petrol is also available. Louisburgh has a small supermarket and in Westport there are two large supermarkets and many other shops.
There are also plenty of options for dining out, including an excellent restaurant at the Delphi Resort whose chef has previously won a Michelin star. But there are also more simple options in Leenane and Westport. Or stay in and avail of the great cottage kitchen.
This is a dream hideaway with easy access to all the spectacular scenery of Connemara and Mayo.
Waterfall Cottage is just 90 minutes from Knock International airport, 2.5 hours from Shannon and 3.5 hours from Dublin. Galway city is just over an hour away.