Windmill Cottages

Westport, Co. Mayo
Bed & Breakfast


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!

Bedroom

6 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

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!

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Closed
October-March.
Meals
Dinner by arrangement from €30 (lobster €35). Restaurants 7km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €80
Surcharges
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.
1 Twin
From €100
1 Double
From €100
1 Double
From €100
1 Twin
From €100
1 Family room for 2
From €100
1 Double
From €80

Reviews

Have you visited Windmill Cottages? Be the first to leave a review.

Read more reviews Down arrow

Location

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.