Windmill Cottages

Westport, Co. Mayo
Bed & Breakfast
+353 (0)87 278 8821

Close to Westport, Achill Island and the road to Connemara but the place itself is something to marvel at: enjoy the vista from the hot tub!


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

The Experience

Pierre, cultured and ineffably kind, travelled from France to rescue these old farm cottages by the sea and brought a dash of panache to a sleepy farming village. Look across the water to Croagh Patrick or the verdant fields that surround you and there’s nary a sound, just the lapping waves and the occasional cow. A hot tub and sauna make the most of the vista, while bedrooms are newly-decorated with super bedding from the Irish Foxford Woollen mills, and a new family room opens to the pretty garden. Walls are decked in pine with bold modern art or vintage posters, wallpapers are striking, windows are large and light floods in. Breakfast is in the main house (dinner too, if you’re lucky, with homegrown fruit and veg in season) in a dining room that looks out to the apple orchard and the sea; there’s fresh coffee, homemade jams, delicious bread. All guests are invited into the sitting room: find an open fire and a finely tuned grand piano. You might even catch a night of classical music. Lovely Westport, Achill Island and the road to Connemara are all within easy reach. Superbe!


  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • 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

Dinner by arrangement from €30 (lobster €35). Restaurants 7km.


Nightly price
from €150
Singles from €70 to €105. Private sauna and hot tub, overlooking the sea and direct access to the shore, €35 per session per group. reservation required. Dinner available at €48 plus wine.
1 Twin
From €150
1 Double
From €150
1 Double
From €150
1 Twin
From €150
1 Family room for 2
From €150
1 Double
From €150



A gorgeous spot - you'll be well looked after here. The views are amazing (even on a rainy day) and I can imagine sinking into the hot tub which looks straight out onto the sea after a long day's walking. It's a homely spot with great art and lots of musical instruments dotted around - time it right and you may get to hear one of Pierre's evening concerts.

Zoe, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Pierre Blezat

  • • Walk around Clew Bay• Try the new cycling GreenWay from Westport to Achill Island.• Fishing in Lakes and rivers and sea angling can be arranged.• Gallop around the bay on horseback.• Enjoy the heritage attractions of Westport House
  • • Westport Golf Club, an 18-hole golf course in a magnificent setting. • Visit the charming little town of Westport with its colourful houses and lively pubs.• Climb the Croagh Patrick, a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years offering magnificent vi
  • Ideas for a stay at Windmill cottages :• Day 1: Set off for Connemara via the Delphi Valley. Incredible countryside. National Park of Wildlife (Ballycroy). Joyce Country ♦ Evening meal: In the cosy, friendly setting of Windmill Cottage.
  • • Day 2: Mulranny, Achill Island, the cliffs of the Atlantic Drive and Clew Bay, at the very end of the Drive. Take a walk in Achill mountains ♦ Why not relax in the hot tub and the sauna to unwind before your pre-dinner drink and evening meal.
  • • Should you stay 4/ 5 days.Spend a day in North Mayo: cliffs, Ceide Fields, peat bogs. ♦ climb Croagh Patrick ♦ Enjoy a quiet day of reading and music, alone in front of the ocean, topped off with a special barbecued lobster meal at sunset.