The Roost

Westport, Co. Mayo
+353 (0)86 850 5040
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A lovely, spacious 1830s house in the heart of arty Westport with nearly an acre of garden, an apple orchard and the river running past


7 beds


7 bedrooms


Sleeps 14

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Built as The Manse for the Presbyterian Church and still standing, although the church is not. This used to be a B&B so you get two sitting rooms and all the bedrooms are en suite. There are timber floors throughout, art from local artists on the walls and a useful utility room plus extra shower and loo downstairs. Cooks will love working in the kitchen – very professional looking with stainless steel tops, a huge table and two fridges. From here you can go straight into the garden.

There are thoughtful, generous touches like Handmade Soap Company soaps and shampoos, logs for the burner, duck down duvets and pillows, a generous basket of local food, sourdough bread from the bakery and all the basics for cooking. You can stock up in town on foot.

You’re just a two-minute walk from coffee shops, boutiques, pubs and restaurants and there are five good beaches nearby. Bring bikes and join The Great Western Greenway in two minutes.

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We think you'll love

  • Being able to walk into town and also to the Quay
  • Shopping for local food then cooking a big family meal in the kitchen
  • The big garden for sunny days playing games and evenings with the barbecue lit
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You should know

  • No dogs - chickens!
  • The road outside is quite busy so you will hear it sometimes from the front two bedrooms and in the garden
  • There are two other self-catering spaces on site


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights (€2000-€2300). 2-night weekend stays available in the winter, €1500.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from €429
Weekly price
from €3000
Damage deposit
1 House for 14
From €4297 beds7 bedrooms


A lovely big old house in a really interesting place to visit. Walks, cycles, boating, fishing, shopping - all is near and you have a roomy, very comfortable base to return to.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Westport is bustling, home to artists and writers. A 30-minute walk will take you to the Quay for fishing trips, swimming, boating, watching amazing sunsets and more shops and restaurants. Westport House Gardens are open to the public. Catch a boat to Clare Island or Innishturk from Roonagh Quay, climb Croagh Patrick (the Reek) for stunning views. You're on the doorstep of Connemara.

Local points of interest from Paul & Linda Turner

  • The Greenway is on our doorstep and you can cycle to Achill Island for the day and rent bikes locally a really wonderful scenic cycle.
  • The Roost is on the Wild Atlantic Way so it's a perfect place to base yourself to explore the West of Ireland Connemara and surrounding areas such as Kylemore Abby, Doolough Valley, Achill Island, Belmullet to name a few.
  • Feeling energetic you can climb our famous local mountain The Reek or Croagh Patrick with stunning views over Clew Bay and afterwards enjoy a dip in the sea at Bertra Strand.
  • Have a culture day and explore Westport House which is how Westport town originated from built up around the old estate a simply stunning house that is ungoing major restoration or visit Turlough Country and Life museum in Castlebar.
  • Take a boat trip to some of our local Islands, Inis Turk and Clare Island, both great for walking, bird watching and un
  • Explore our superb un spoilt beaches which offer surfing, kayaking, SUP, kitesurfing.


Paul & Linda Turner

Paul grew up in the area and his mother used to run the house as a B&B. Linda and Paul then took it over for a while with their three young children. Linda trained as a lawyer but now her interests are in gardening and interior design. They both used to travel a lot and love meeting people. When they ran the B&B they felt that the wider world was coming to them. They live a couple of minutes away.